Saints, Victorians, and whimsical wire: Our November line up

November Fourth Friday Guelph posterNovember 28th is the date for this month’s Fourth Friday. Have we got some great events planned for you!

Guelph Civic Museum, two great new exhibits for visitors to explore

Saints Preserve Us! (Until March 22): An exhibition of Debbie Thompson Wilson’s miniature paintings and icons of the saints who have lent their names to Guelph’s churches, schools, streets and organizations – past and present.

Deck the Halls: A Victorian Christmas (Until January 11): Come into our parlour to experience the sights, sounds and activities of Christmases long ago.

Admission is free. Both exhibits are open from 5 – 9pm.

AND: Edward Szocinski will be performing at 7 and 8 pm

Red Brick Cafe

Local abstract artist Rachel Albano will be featured at Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street) from Nov 24 – Dec 29, 2014. Join us for opening night on Friday, Nov 28 from 6 – 8pm.

Whimsical Wire Art Workshop

In this hands on workshop at Crafts 4 U (14 Edinburgh Road South) you will make a Christmas ornament, bubble wand necklace, book mark or a piece of jewelry using wire and beads. All materials are supplied and the event is suitable for all ages. Free! 5 – 8 pm

“Big Ideas in Art and Culture”

Artist, writer, and curator Luis Jacob will talk about how artists work within a city to engage with local complexities. How do we bridge the relationship between the global city and this place we call home?

Musagetes and CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area), Musagetes (6 Dublin Street South), 7 pm

So You Want to Learn a Language?

Ever wanted to learn a language? Dillon March will discuss how to learn a language, different programs available, and your learning style. Cost: PWYC.

10 Carden – The Study (2nd Floor), 7 – 8 pm

Friday Night Knit-In

The Friday Night Knit-In unites knitters of ages and levels!  Maybe you learned to knit long ago and have forgotten how, or you could be a complete beginner. Local knitwear designer and teacher Ash Kearns will demonstrate the basics of knitting and be available for knitting assistance. Yarn and needle are provided. Come to the Friday Night Knit-In for a knitting break, get knitting help, teach someone to knit or learn to knit with a new friend!

10 Carden Street, 7 – 8:30 pm

Guelphonography 2014 Exhibit

The 20 winning photos from Guelphonogaphy‘s 2014 Contest are printed on aluminum, wood and plexiglass and are on display until November 30th, 2014.

Atmosphere Cafe, 7 – 10pm

A Variety of Art Quilts by Joan Hug-Valeriote

Most people think of quilts as something you put on a bed to keep you warm. These quilts however, fit into the category of Art Quilts, intended to decorate your walls instead of your beds. Some would call them fibre art or textile art, since the tools and materials used are needle and thread rather than paintbrush and paint. Look around though, and you will see that all these works actually do conform to the definition of a quilt, which is three layers of fabric, sewn together to produce a three-dimensional quality… the better to trap air, to keep you warm at night… or to add warmth and colour to your walls. Free!

10 Carden, 7 – 9 pm