Visual arts department creates perfect match with local winery, gallery – The Brock News

A new partnership between Brock’s Department of Visual Arts and 13th Street Winery and Gallery is creating new scholarship and exhibit opportunities for students.

The pairing’s first collaborative event is set to kick off this weekend, with a selection of work by visual arts students (VISA) graduating this spring on display at the 13th Street Gallery, 1776 Fourth Ave. in St. Catharines. The exhibition will take place from April 2 to 30, with a reception of the artists on Saturday April 16 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. which will allow the public to meet the artists and see their works.

Additionally, 13th Street Winery and Gallery has announced that it will provide an annual scholarship to a visual arts student to further their artistic practice. The first recipient of the 13th Street Gallery and Winery Scholarship will be announced at the reception on April 16.

The gallery specializes in historic and contemporary Canadian fine art. Experiencing fascinating art in a gallery has always been part of the vision of the premier local winery, which produces premium VQA wines.

As galleries across the province open after closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibiting work in a professional setting offers students an exciting opportunity to expand their audience and learn about the industry. Arts.

Amy Friend, president and associate professor of visual arts at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in Brock, said she was delighted to begin this collaboration with the 13th Street Gallery.

“Having the work that students do here at the Marilyn in the community is wonderful,” she said.

“We are thrilled to have this growing partnership with Brock University and happy to be able to provide the space for students,” said John Mann, owner and director of 13th Street Gallery.

In May, VISA faculty members and alumni were invited to exhibit their work at the gallery.

The 13th Street Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information about the gallery and details of the upcoming exhibition, please visit the 13th Street Gallery website.

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