This popular seminar series offers a range of engaging talks hosted by leading art and design experts. Art Chats are complimentary with admission. Space is subject to availability.
Live Performance: Ariel Adkins, Artfully Awear
Sponsored by Art Collectif. Performance art will be based on the paintings of Mike Smalley.
Saturday February 24, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Saturday February 24, 3:45 – 4:15 PM
Saturday February 24, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Sunday February 25, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
10 Art Buying Tips for New Collectors
Saturday, February 24, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Many new collectors would like to have this same story to share but aren’t sure where to start. The talk will begin with a discussion of elements that make art valuable, how the art market works, and end with the answers to ten questions that each new collector has but was afraid to ask. Kelly Juhasz, President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers, leads this informative and engaging talk that will give you ten tips for buying art under $2,500.
The Passion Project: Exploring Art, Fashion and Identity through Wearable Art
Ariel Adkins and Erika Floysvik
Saturday, February 24, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Join Erika Floysvik, Founder of Art Collectif, an online destination for contemporary art, in conversation with Ariel Adkins, Art & Social Media Maven and Founder of @ArtfullyAwear, as they explore the thread between art, fashion and identity. The chat will conclude with a live painting performance. Drawing on the works of Artist Project Alum, Mike Smalley, Ariel will paint an original work on a live model.
Saturday, February 24, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
The art world can be an intimidating place but, Mia Nielsen, long time curator and Director of Art + Culture at the Drake is here to shed some light. In this animated talk she’ll let you in on what the art world won’t tell you about starting a collection, becoming a curator or developing a career as an artist.
Sunday, February 25, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
How do artists take the dynamism of life to illuminate it in art? With all digital tools at their fingertips, why are painters still invested in the materiality of paint and the handmade gesture? Anda Kubis, Artist and Associate Professor at OCAD University, will engage these questions and more, with Sherry Czekus and Joanna Gresik, Artist Project exhibitors, in a free-range conversation about contemporary painting, creativity, and the path to realizing artistic achievement in a busy
and distracting world.
How to Protect Your Art Physically + Digitally
Emily Glover and Sarah Gurevich
Sunday, February 25, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Protecting art requires careful planning and it starts from the moment art is created. Learn how to protect your art physically and digitally from the experts at ArtMoi, Emily Glover and Sarah Gurevich. Olivia Cinqmars from AXA ART will be joining the discussion offering a unique perspective within the fine art insurance industry. This will be a Q&A style discussion moderated by arts marketing specialist Michelle Bouchard.