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Off the Hook: Public Tour of Auction Highlights

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Off the Hook: Public Tour of Auction Highlights
Wednesday, November 13, 6 to 7 pm
Admission free

Join us on Wednesday, November 13 from 6 to 7 pm for a free sneak-peek of the fabulous artwork available in our 29th annual Silent Art Auction. Generate your watchlist and get an insider’s guide to auction highlights from MacLaren Curator Emily McKibbon, Kalaman+Demetriou Art Consultant and Collector Carol Ann Ryan and Artist/Curator Jill Price.

Our 2019 Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction takes place on November 15 from 7 to 11 pm. Tickets available online or by calling us at 705-721-9696.

Carol-Ann Ryan is an art consultant with Kalaman+Demetriou in Toronto. She has previously held positions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA), Vancouver Art Gallery, and MacLaren Art Centre. Carol-Ann serves as Chair of the Barrie Public Art Committee and sits on the Art@RVH Acquisitions Committee with the Royal Victoria Hospital. Recent curatorial projects include, “Laying it Bare: the Paintings of Frances Thomas” (2018), at Georgian College Campus Gallery, and a group exhibition of public art, “Art in Unexpected Places” (2017), for the City of Barrie. Carol-Ann holds an MA in Art History from Western University and an Honours BA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto / Sheridan College.

Emily McKibbon is the Associate Director/Senior Curator at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario; she joined the curatorial staff in 2013. From 2011 to 2013, she was the Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Curatorial Fellow at George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. She has previously worked in curatorial, collections and research capacities at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto and the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Auckland.

Jill Price is a professional artist, curator and educator who received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art Media and Design from OCADU. Currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, Price previously worked as the Curator at Quest Art in Midland and as an instructor at Georgian College, OCADU and Queens University. Now one of the organizing members of the MacLaren Art Auction and an avid collector of Ontario artists, Price will pick out a few of her favourite works by participating artists and explain how these works do well to reflect the artist’s practice while putting forward a strong composition and demonstrating an attention to surface and media.


November 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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