Exhibits

rosberg gallery_0.JPGThe Rosberg Gallery is located at the Victoria Avenue Branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library. Dedicated to the memory of Harold David Rosberg and Joseph Lyon Rosberg, businessmen from the City of Niagara Falls, the gallery features a monthly exhibition of visual art from the Niagara Region, as well as, special traveling exhibits. If you are interested in having your work displayed in the Gallery please read the following links for further information.

 

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Rosberg Gallery Exhibit - October - Poets & Painters

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How It Was Done

Twenty-four people (12 writers and 12 painters) met on earlier this year to start off the fun by presenting their writing and artwork to each other.

Two draws were held and names drawn at random to partner writers with artists. The first draw was for writing received by artists, and the second draw for paintings received by the writers.

The goal was to create poems and paintings inspired by the art or poetry received.

The event on October 6, 2018 was planned as a celebration to share each other’s new creations and the individual thought processes that brought them about.

As a remembrance of the event, a booklet of each the writing along with an image of the artwork was created.

Inviting the public to attend was felt to be important, since it is a unique partnership, a real learning opportunity and a heathy way to keep the arts community alive and well in the Niagara Region.

Presentation of Art & Poetry Reading

 A celebration to share each writer's and painter's new creations and the individual thought processes that brought them about.

As a remembrance of the event, a booklet of each the writing along with an image of the artwork was created.

Rosberg Gallery, October 6th, 1:00 p.m.
Everyone welcome!

Street Displays and Rosberg Gallery Exhibits

Brian Kon Métis Dot Painting Exhibit - November 2018

The Métis are known as the "flower beadwork people" for their elaborately decorated clothing and possessions.

Brian is a rising visual artist from the Métis Community. His style of art is called Dot Art, which is a modern version of traditional beadwork created by Métis people. Each "bead" is applied as a single dot of paint to create the images in his art. Many of the designs in Brian's paintings can be traced to beadwork found on historic clothing and possessions of Métis people.

In addition to painting, Brian enjoys photography and sketching. He also makes traditional Métis clothing using materials and techniques once used by Métis fur traders in the 1700s and 1800s. Samples of his works can be seen when Brian attends both traditional and non-traditional indigenous ceremonies.

Proud of his indigenous heritage, Brian has also been involved with the Landscape of Nations (Canada's largest monument to indigenous people in recognition of their role in the War of 1812), and he was the Métis Ambassador on the advisory committee for Canada's 150 celebration during the Celebration of Nations.

Opening Reception: Rosberg Gallery
Friday, November 2nd, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Métis Dot Painting Workshop for Children
Ages: 9 -14 years

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, November 17th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Registration is required.

Métis Dot Painting Workshop and Lecture
Ages: 15+ years

Victoria Avenue Library
Saturday, November 17th, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration is required.