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We LOVE our Gallery... Bradshaws in the news!

Bradshaws and Gallery Stratford in the news!

Carrie and Jeremy Wreford of Bradshaws are in the news! We are pleased to be Honourary Co-Chairs of the I Love My Gallery Auction Gala event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Gallery Stratford. The Gala event for 2017 will have a fresh and exciting inclusive format that will be held in May at Gallery Stratford, so save the date and make sure to bring some friends.

Carrie & Jeremy Wreford - Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2017 I Love My Gallery Gala Event
Photo by Scott Wishart/The Stratford Beacon Herald.

We were very honoured to be asked to be a part of this exciting new way to celebrate and raise funds for Gallery Stratford - Stratford's contemporary art gallery. Click the image above to read the article and hear from Gallery Stratford's Executive Director Angela Brayham and Board Member and Gala Chair Clodagh Moss for some of the changes that we can look forward to seeing in the near future. 

The I Love My Gallery Radio Auction will be live with Eddie Matthews and Justin Sweeney on CJCS 1240 from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, February 11th or you can place your pre-bids on-line now.

Over 300 generous local individuals, businesses, and organizations in Stratford and the area have donated products and services to the 2017 Auction. Start your bidding NOW by visiting the Online Auction page on Gallery Stratford's website!

The funds raised from the I Love My Gallery Auction support public programs including exhibitions, educational opportunities, and community initiatives. The I Love My Gallery Auction has been a major event in the Stratford community for 39 years and it continues to be Gallery Stratford's most important fundraising initiative. Gallery Stratford is funded entirely through grants, fundraising events, donations, sponsorships, memberships, and admissions.

Image: Detail of Scott McKowen illustration
Image: Detail of Scott McKowen illustration

Make sure to mark this date in your calendar...  The Facing Page;  Illustrations by Scott McKowen for Jane Urquhart's A Number of Things - Opening Reception is March 10th, 7-9pm. Jane Urquhart will read from the book, and the folk trio trent severn (Emm Gryner, Dayna Manning and Lindsay Schindler) will be performing from their new album Portage.

On our last visit to Gallery Stratford, we were really impressed by the current exhibit entitled STUDIO 229; Artwork from Grade 12 Students at Stratford Central.
Bronwyn Garden-Smith; Girls! Girls! Girls! at Gallery Stratford

Personal faves included these works by Bronwyn Garden-Smith; GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! - very timely with all the excitement and momentum of the global Women's March.

Peyton Marsden; Hard Lines at Gallery Stratford

And we also loved this stunning copper wire sculpture by Peyton Marsden; Hard Lines. Make sure you view this show soon as the last day is February 5th 2017. Do you know any of the student artistsin this show?

Frances Ferdinands Installation at Gallery Stratford

The current featured exhibit at Gallery Stratford comes from Sri Lankan born artist Frances Ferdinands, now based out of Toronto. Ferdinands is a graduate of York University who has a degree in Visual Art and a teaching degree from the University of Toronto. She also holds an A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Classical Piano. Her exhibit Between Lattitudes runs until March 5th 2017 so make sure to pop in and interact with her incredible hanging installation and colourful illustrations! 

Frances Ferdinands; Gallery Stratford

Thanks for reading and we look forward to seeing you at the I Love My Gallery Gala in May 2017!

Related: A Message from Gallery Stratford to Bradshaws