On hiatus until May 2019

I’m catching up on some other projects, so kwartcalendar.ca and the monthly posts about art openings in Kitchener and area are on hold for now.

Check out the page for KW Art Galleries on my personal website for a list of places you can look for current exhibitions.

Art in KW: Week of January 7

Traces: On Displacement
Monday, January 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Free

They escape their homes. They attempt to restart life elsewhere. Refugees. Asylum seekers. Exiles. Words we hear and use every day. Words with layers of meaning lost in translation. In a conversation on displacement, the legal definitions attached to each word and the real experiences of displaced individuals are unpacked. Ala Abuhasan and Paniz Moayeri share stories of individuals they have met during their graduate research to bring to light the stories behind the debates and labels. Here is what the lives of displaced individuals are like.


Shake-n-Make and Kristiina Lahde
Thursday, January 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free

The University of Waterloo Art Gallery hosts two new exhibitions, one by queer art collective Shake-n-Make, which specializes in the mash-up of art and craft, and another by Toronto artist Kristiina Lahde, who uses elegant conceptual systems to make sculptural constructions, collages and photographs.


Walk the Talk: Gallery Tour
Thursday, January 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Free

An artist educator provides a tour of KWAG’s current exhibitions on the first Thursday of each month. Learn more about the artwork, ask questions, share your insights and meet other art lovers.

  • I’ll be your Mirror, curated by Crystal Mowry
  • Tales of Heritage, featuring Canadian artists Saul Field (1912-1987) and Hédi Bouraoui, (b. 1932), curated by Jennifer Bullock


Žana Kozomora: Carrier
Friday, January 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free

Local artist Žana Kozomora reflects on a recent visit to Sarajevo, where she was born, and the nostalgia inspired by an inherited brass coffee grinder in this series of print works.


More events

Visit the calendar for more events this month, or email info@jackgiesen.com to suggest your own event!

Hello Artists and Art Lovers!

I like keeping track of local art receptions and events, and have been doing that for about a year at jackgiesen.com. Right now I’m experimenting with a WordPress calendar that will make it easier.

Information on events comes from public information available on venue and artist websites as well as social media. All images are used with permission of the gallery or artist and should not be reused without permission.

Get in touch at info@jackgiesen.com if you have any questions!