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Thursday, November 22, 2007

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Mississauga Film Series

November Film

Film: The Bubble, Israel, 2007, 117 minutes
Hebrew & Arabic with English subtitles
Director, Eytan Fox
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Location: AMC Courtney Park, 110 Courtney Park Drive, Mississauga
Time: 7:00 pm

The Mississauga Film Series showcases international and independant cinema. Held at the AMC Theatre, Courtney Park, Mississauga, the screenings will take place on the last Wednesday of each month.

The Bubble
Downtown Tel Aviv’s Sheinkin Street is as sexy, cosmopolitan urban landscape – cafes, alternative record shops, gay bars, student protests, the works. It could not be further from the nearby reality of occupied Palestine. Gifted Israeli director Eytan Fox (YOSSI & JAGGER, WALK ON WATER) pricks this “bubble” in his new film. It is a breathtakingly urgent, convulsively funny and then impossibly tragic love story. Lulu (Daniella Wircer) lives with two gay guys: brooding music lover Noam (Ohad Knoller, MUNICH) and flamboyant cafĂ© owner Yali (Alon Friedmann). The roommates’ days and nights are spent in typical slacker fashion – hanging out, watching TV, getting laid. They are secular and progressive, but not overly political.

Everything changes when Noam meets Ashraf (Yousef “Joe” Sweid, WALK ON WATER), a cute and intense Palestinian guy, at a checkpoint. Ashraf becomes part of their group, while Lulu and Yali also fall dramatically in and out of love. One almost believes that the two men could inspire change as symbols of peace, but their affair is already doomed.

Tickets available in advance at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Blackwood Gallery, UTM Student Union or the evening of the screening from 6:30pm at the AMC Courtney Park

Art Gallery of Mississauga Members/Students/Seniors: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
Series Pass: $30.00 (4 film package)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Photographing Your Artwork

If you are serious about the business of being an artist, creating a professional submission package is crucial. In order to do that you must understand how to propose an exhibition, write about and present your work.

The expectations of a proposal package include professional documentation of your work. Images of your art are necessary so that the galleries you hope to exhibit at can see what they are being asked to show. Whatever the medium you work in, photography skills will help you represent your own work in the best possible way.

Take your artistic practice to the next professional level with this super affordable workshop!

Back by popular demand!
Photographing Your Artwork is a two-day professional development workshop that will introduce participants to the tools and techniques in creating the visual components of a submission package. Participants will receive an overview and resource manual consisting of how to operate a digital camera to utilizing lighting techniques, equipment and correct exposure to achieve professional looking results.

Workshop 1: How to Digitally Photograph your Work
Saturday November 17, 2007 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Art Gallery of Mississauga
This workshop is a practical information session with hands on training to digitally photograph your work in creating documentation and submission proposal packages to galleries, funders and residencies. Focusing on lighting techniques the course will teach participants how to successfully document two and three dimensional work as well as capturing performances and event based-activities.

Workshop 2: Creating a Digital Submission Package
Sunday November 18, 2007 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Art Gallery of Mississauga
By providing professional portfolio guidance participants will enhance the necessary skills in creating a digital submission package. Exercises will cover the handling and organization of digital files from re-sizing and cleaning up images to the creation of the final CD. Learning Objectives: " Examining the tools of the trade " Lighting and light sources " Camera techniques: How to utilize them " Discover the fundamentals of composition and shooting detail work " Working with digital files " Scanning from photographs " Creating a professional CD of images.

To register or for more information please contact
Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot at 905-896-5507, 647-892-4603

Saturday November 17, 2007 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday November 18, 2007 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive,
Mississauga ON L5B 3C1

Registration fee:
Art Gallery of Mississauga Members $30
Visual Arts Mississauga Members/Students $30
General $45

Instructor Chris Blanchenot is an artist, communication assistant for Canadian Actor's Equity and principle of Carte-Blanche Photography. After earning a BFA at the University of Windsor Blanchenot went on to study and teach at Louisiana State University. Teaching photography, printmaking and framing courses for Dundas Valley School of Art and Burlington Art Centre for over five years Blanchenot has a breadth of experience and expertise. He has documented events and exhibitions for such galleries and associations as The Power Plant, Mercer Union, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art (MOCCA) and Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) and as well as contributing to C Magazine and This Magazine.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Gallery On Call

Art Gallery of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 4707

Have you ever wanted more information about an exhibition? Would you like another perspective on the art? Just take out your cell phone and dial...or you can call from home while you are thinking about what you saw at the gallery!

Gallery On Call is a new audio guide installed to extend programming to the current exhibitions. Lasting five minutes in length the recordings can be activated on site by calling the number above. The program will be a permanent fixture to aid in exhibition interpretation and provide an educational element to the programming.

October 25 – December 7, 2007
Duncan Farnan, Independent Curator comments on the exhibition

Viktor Tinkl: Making Things

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