ArtsNotes: Sky Writing

By Jordan Worsell-Collins

(WINDSOR, ON) – Check out this week’s ACWR ArtsNotes, your weekly guide to arts in Windsor and Essex County.

Read more about the arts in our area by checking out the Arts Council Windsor and Region online.

Submitting to ArtsNotes? Would you like your arts-related event, exhibition, performance, concert to appear in ArtsNotes or the Community Calendar? Submit your event through the Community Calendar by Monday at 5:00 pm.

MANUSCRIPT OF THE SKY VIA BUTTERFLY | ANNA RENCZ @ ArtSpeak Gallery

Exhibition runs: August 3 to August 8

An exhibition of works by artist Anna Rencz will take place at ArtSpeak. Gallery hours; Mon. 12-5pm, Tues. 1-5pm, Wed. 1-7pm, Thurs. 1-5pm, Fri. 1-5pm, Saturday 12-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm …MORE

VANGUARD PRESENTS MESS FEST: A COMMUNITY ARTS WEEK @ Throughout Windsor

FESTIVAL IS THIS WEEK ONLY!

Festival runs: August 2 to August 9

Mess Fest: A Community Arts Week is a weeklong celebration of Windsor’s arts and cultural scene hosted by Vanguard: ACWR’s Youth Arts Collective. The festival will feature daily events, activities, and workshops …MORE

JAZZY JAM NIGHTS @ University of Windsor, School of Music Building

Tuesday, August 4 @ 7pm to 9pm

All are welcome! Play, sing, or listen. Spread the word.

When? 7 pm-9 pm. First Tuesday of Every Month, free of charge! …MORE

EMMAS RINGER LIVE @ Phog Lounge

Tuesday, August 4 @ 10pm

Heavily inspired by their many musical influences, Emmas Ringer are on a mission – to take over where 90’s alt. rock left off, and re-claim the ears of today’s music lovers, both young and old …MORE

LIVE MODEL SESSION @ Sho Art, Spirit & Performance

Wednesday, August 5 @ 7pm to 10pm

Our Life Drawing series features experiences models of all body types, expertly lit in an atmosphere ideally suited for creativity and socializing with other artists …MORE

BITS OF PIECES | VALERIE PEARSON @ Leamington Arts Centre

Exhibition runs: July 28 to August 29

Opening reception: Saturday, August 8 @12pm to 3pm

Valerie Pearson has been exhibiting as a Fabric Artist in Juried Shows since 1998.  At:  The Art Gallery of Windsor …MORE

DKNBLUES | DOUGLAS BEDARD @ Leamington Arts Centre

Exhibition runs: July 28 to August 29

Opening reception: Saturday. August 8 @ 12pm to 3pm

Having exhibited in 93 shows regionally in South Western Ontario and Michigan for the past 20-plus years …MORE

AUGUST EXHIBITS @ Mudpuppy Gallery

July 29 to August 30

Opening reception: Sunday, August 2 @ 2pm to 4pm

This month at the Mudpuppy Gallery we welcome you to take in our Annual Members Exhibit. This exhibit features a variety of work from more than 25 local artists …MORE

MARIA JOSE @ The Gallery at Visions of Canada

Exhibition runs: August 3 to August 26

Come see the LAST artist in The Gallery before our big move! Maria Jose’s artwork will be on display throughout August. Maria is a 16 year old who is passionate about fine arts …MORE

OPEN HOUSE/JAM SESSION @ Dalbello Guitars

Friday, August 7 & Saturday, August 8 @ 10am to 10pm

Dalbello Guitars will be hosting its second open house / musician and friends gathering. Our selection of custom, hand-crafted stringed instruments, including electrics, acoustics and ukuleles, will be on display and available to try out all weekend…MORE

KINGSVILLE FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Lakeside Park

August 7 to August 9

The Kingsville Folk Music Festival is a 3 day celebration of world-class, award winning folk music, juried artisans, local foods & area wines and micro brews …MORE

WSO FREE SUMMER CONCERT @ Windsor Sculpture Park

Saturday, August 8 @ 7pm

Bring a chair, blanket, a picnic dinner, friends, family, and enjoy an evening of music by the water! The WSO Brass Quintet will be playing …MORE

CURRENT AND ONGOING @ THE GALLERIES

ART GALLERY OF WINDSOR – Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross and Between the Panels: The Comics Art of David Collier, David Finch, Jeff Lemire, and Kagan McLeod. Exhibitions run: May 30 to September 20 …details

ARTSPEAK GALLERY – Manuscript of the Sky Via Butterfly | Anna Rencz. Exhibition runs: August 4 to August 8 …details

THE GALLERY AT VISIONS OF CANADA – Current Exhibitor | Maria Jose. Exhibition runs August 3 to August 28 …details

GIBSON GALLERY – Places and Faces | Bobby Wagner/Trudy Dempsey. Exhibition runs August 3 to August 30 …details

LEAMINGTON ARTS CENTRE – DKNBLUES | Douglas Bedard and Bits of Pieces | Valerie Pearson. Exhibitions run: July 28 to August 29. Receptions: Saturday, August 8 @ 12pm to 3pm …details

MUDPUPPY GALLERY – Mudpuppy Gallery Member’s Exhibition and Photography by Monica Bunde. Exhibitions run: July 29 to August 30. Receptions: Sunday, August 9 @ 2pm to 4pm  …details

CALLS, AUDITIONS & JOBS

ARTS COUNCIL WINDSOR & REGION – Call for Volunteers: Summer 2015 Festivals  …details

ENCORE PRODUCTIONS – Casting Call: The French Connection Tour …details

FOGOLAR FLEA MARKET – Call for Vendors …details

MIRROR WORLD PUBLISHING – Call for Submissions: Local Artists and Authors Festival | Event date: September 22, 2015 …details

SPARK BOX STUDIO – Call for Submissions: Emerging Artist Residence Award | Deadline: September 30, 2015 …details

WATERCOLOUR WEEKENDS – Call for Participants: Watercolour Workshops …details

WINNIFRED SHANTZ AWARD FOR CERAMICS & RBC AWARD FOR GLASS – Call for submissions | Deadline: Monday, September 14 …details

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About the Author

Jordan Worsell-Collins
Jordan is passionate about arts and culture as well as community outreach. She is the assistant outreach co-ordinator for the Arts Council Windsor and Region and is currently serving as president of Vanguard: Youth Arts Collective. Email Jordan Worsell-Collins
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