Art Talks 2018

Art Talks 2018

Join Station Gallery Curator Olex Wlasenko for this dynamic 5-part lecture series at the Whitby Public Library’s (Central Branch) every second Thursday.

Expand your appreciation of art and culture with these popular art talks with the perfect blend of scholarly information, academic influence, humour and approachability.


Two Hats  Thursday, January 11, 7:00 p.m.

The artist’s day job is unveiled. Contemporary artists participate in multiple labour forces; sometime in the art world, sometimes outside. This encore presentation glimpses into the lives of practicing artists, their art and their “bread and butter.”


When our Souls Dream  Thursday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.

In celebration of Black History Month, this illustrated art talk will explore the vibrant visual culture of Africa, the Caribbean and their respective diasporic communities around the globe.


Not-so-starving Artists  Thursday, March 8, 7:00 p.m.

We’ve heard of impoverished artists working tirelessly for their craft through the ages. This art talk reaches beyond the well-worn stereotype to explore the connection between wealth and artistic achievement.  


Overlooked: Canadian Art in The Shining  Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The Shining is a covert foray into Canadian art history. Dozens of familiar and not-so-familiar paintings have been spotted on the set of the haunted alpine hotel. Join SG Curator Olex for an updated encore revealing independent research into Canadian artistic content hidden in-plain-sight in Kubrick’s cinematic masterpiece.   

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!  Thursday, May 10, 7:00 p.m.

Art can be distressing. Some artists check the bounds of their professions through tests of hardship, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. This art talk explores artistic extremes through performances, Endurance Art and creative feats of stamina.