Find out what’s happening on October 28th

Art Exhibition

@ Trafalger Building (123 Woolwich St, Guelph) 3rd Floor: Multiple Studios

Tammy Ratcliff, Gillian Wilson, and Lydia Nieuwenkamp will be doing printmaking demonstrations as well as have our hand pulled prints on display.

Lynn Chidwick– Inspired by nature and artists past and present, Lynn’s bending and blending of colour and light elevates the spirit.  Working closely with the client, Lynn translates ideas into uniquely personalized pieces of art that illuminate architectural spaces.

Maria Pezzano will feature her latest paintings and textiles, especially new are her fantastic pillows.

Kathleen’s 3rd floor studio is filled with oil paintings of local streetscapes, images of kayaking trips across Canada and mixed media explorations of subject matter as diverse as hydro lines and rain forest insects. The works range in size from 4″ square to 4″x6″ with prices starting at $75.00.

Fourth Friday wanderers are welcome to visit Pearl Van Geest‘s studio. Pearl is currently working on an exhibition to be held at the Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfred Laurier University Jan. 4 – Feb 11, 2012 along with a companion exhibition at Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo. She combines conceptual/process painting and performance art with the language of abstraction, pop art and landscape painting. Pearl is currently part of a two person exhibition (with Ryan Price) at the Flesherton Art Gallery which opens Sat, Oct 22nd from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. She is represented by KWT contemporary in Toronto.

Art Exhibition

@ Wyndham Art Supplies (125 Wyndham Street North, Guelph) Front Window: Eric Montgomery- Found object art

Wine Tasting

@ Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street, Guelph): Get a sheet with descriptions. $10 per person for 4 samples. 1 white and 3 reds from one country or varietal . Each month different wines. New and lesser know bottles from the LCBO. No reservations required. Impress your friends with your new wine knowledge! Save money trying a new bottle you might not like! (Note: No Wi-Fi available after 7 pm on 4th Fridays!)

Memories from my Mind’s Eye Redux

@ St. George’s Square

The bus — our green 78 VW Westfalia — will project Chris Iwanowski’s photos on a blank wall in St. George”s Square, in the heart of downtown Guelph. Julia Grady has edited down 25,000 photos of a life well lived to 1071 images. A moment in time. Combined they tell an interesting story. Some will take your breath away.

Fourth Fridays Paint Off

@ St. George’s Square: 7pm-10pm

The purpose: To bring visual artists in the Guelph area together, out of their studios and into the fresh air, and to give those who yearn to observe/experience/learn from the creative process in action an opportunity to do so. All artists welcome: painters, illustrators, sculptures etc.

The basic idea: Artists congregate around the evening”s main event (music and/or dance) and interpret it in a series of smallish works for the 3-hour period, in any style or medium.  As they complete pieces, they hang them up for display and drying on a wall or rack.  As members of the public noodle in and out, they look on, interact with participants, possibly negotiate prices for pieces they like, and finally cast a vote for a favourite artist.  At 10pm, votes are tallied.  Winners receive small prizes (and a warm round of applause!).

Interested: If you’d like to participate, please send your name to: [email protected]. This event is being co-sponsored by Ivano Stocco and Red Brick Café. A few days before the event, we will confirm the event and meeting details. Please come out and help us support Guelph’s 1st Art Battle! If successful, we hope to repeat it on subsequent Fourth Fridays. Please join us afterwards at Red Brick. There will be beer and wine (or coffee) for all participants.

Paint Off

@ St. George’s Square: Music!!! Come dance and/or listen, or watch the paint off as they capture the moment!!

Special Wine and food pairing!

@ Artisanale (37 Quebec Street, Guelph)

Join us in celebrating the launch of Fourth Fridays with special wine and food pairing, at a special price in the cafe at Artisanale. For October we are offering Smoked Trout and Mesclun Greens paired with a glass of excellent Prince Edward County White for $13

Art Exhibition

@ Kloepfer Gallery (18 Paisley Street, Guelph): Come in and see the newly painted gallery which now showcases all original art by local and neighbouring artists. On this month is a new collection of mixed media paintings entitled “Living Green” by Guelph artist Susan Lapp.

Art Exhibition

@Albion (49 Norfolk Street, Guelph): Candace Sepulis – “Fragments”
Having degrees in both philosophy and architecture, Sepulis is known for her unique use of perspectives, graphic novel-eque and nostalgic style, and quietly poetic imagery. Sepulis draws influence from MC Escher, Jack Kerouac, and wood block prints from her Estonian ancestry to create her new “Fragments” body of work. In these silkscreened works of Sepulis” illustrations, “Fragments” speaks of words better left unsaid, clinging hope, stolen glances of missed opportunity and moments of calm understanding.

@ Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street, Guelph):  with 14 artists in the collective, we plan to have a coffee maker and cookies for visiting participants. A game of Pictionary may break out at any time!

Musical Performances

@ 3rd floor Apartment above Wimpy’s (25 Wyndham Street North, Apt B, Guelph):

Join us for an intimate evening of glorious music featuring local creative geeeniuses! Doors 8:30pm, music will begin at 9:00. $5 cover (or pay what you can) at the door. Bring friends and open ears!

Check out the talent beforehand so you can confidently hum, stomp, hoot, holler and clap along!




@ The Casual Gourmet (52 Carden St, Guelph): Stop by until 9pm for complimentary apple cider, to peruse the store or to check out artwork.

Group Art Show

@ 10 Carden: Featuring Julia Grady, Barbell Kirstein, Lane Green, Ganga Wickramaratne, Carol Tinga, Vanessa Tignanelli, Barbara J. Bryce and Jordan Annette.

Spoken Word

@ 8pm: Valerie Senyk and @ 9pm: Rob O’Flanagan: spoken word art/poetry with music – electronic or live

Stop by and warm up with some coffee or grab a beer while checking out the art and listening to the spoken word!

@ Sweetie Box Studios (location TBA): Amy Smania- handcrafted Jewelry

@ 46 Essex Street, Guelph: Rebecca Erikson & Tumbling Boulders

I will open my studio, and be working, along with drum builder, Tumbling Boulders.


@ Various Restaurants & Cafes (Downtown Guelph)

Come and eat in the downtown Guelph restaurants participating in DIG IN DOWNTOWN for the very last night! It is a great opportunity to eat wonderful food and then wander the downtown core!

Photo Mob

@ the streets (everywhere!): Smile, you might be on Fourth Fridays. Armed with digital cameras and creative spirit, Aidan Ware will take to the town with her Photo Mob, aka photo students from the University of Guelph Fine Arts program, to take portraits, make inspiring renderings, capture fun happenings, and document the confluence of people and community in the streets of the downtown from 7pm to 10pm. Images will be downloaded to Fourth Fridays social media sites (Facebook and Flickr) for people to see.