Collage Party: Figurative Collage with Marcia Pitch

  • Adults
  • Art Making Activity
  • October 19, 2023

    Above: Marcia Pitch, Just a Little Bit of Therapy, Analogue Collage on Paper, 2023.

    Drop in to the gallery for our social hands-on art-making party for adults.

    Cut and paste old magazines, patterned papers and posters while you decompress, chat and listen to music at our collage social for ages 16+.
    Collage Party is suitable for all artistic skill levels, and is a great way to socialize with friends and make some art!

    Guest artist Marcia Pitch will host our final Collage Party event of 2023.  Marcia will lead a short visual presentation of her collage techniques, followed by a hands-on collage making session inspired by her figurative collages, as well as the current Sonja Ahlers and Mail Art gallery exhibitions. The art gallery will offer up its vast collection of collage materials to use in the development of expressive, fun, figurative collage works. 

    The Art Gallery will also provide a list of some current Mail Art exhibits in Canada and abroad that are looking for art in case you want to join in the Mail Art Network of artists.  

    All supplies provided, open to ages 16+ of all artistic skill levels.

    Free drop-in, registration not required.
    Limited capacity, participants are encouraged to arrive at the start of the session to ensure their spot. 

    About the Artist:
    Marcia Pitch’s artistic practice has spanned over four decades, encompassing a diverse range of mediums including installation, sculpture, assemblage, and collage. This odyssey experienced a brief pause in the mid-80s when parenthood took centre stage. However, when she returned to her artistic practice, it had evolved, pivoting from a focus on the broader world to a more intimate exploration of domestic politics. The theme of aging women holds a prominent place in her recent body of work. This choice is deeply personal and conveys a significant political statement.

    Fragmented images ripped from magazines, disjointed arms and legs and mismatched pieces of faces and bodies, nothing in the finished piece is totally intact. She loves the ripped edge. It imbues the work with a hand done quality, more primitive than slick and so much more personal. The unusual pairings of details and scenes urge her images towards the provocative.


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