At Waterloo Innovation Park, we believe creativity is a fundamental part of innovation. The intersection of science and the arts shapes how we perceive and interact with our continuously evolving technological world. The Link is an Amenity Centre for tenants of Waterloo Innovation Park to reflect, collaborate, and relax.

The Link @ Waterloo Innovation Park is offering its interior wall space as a venue for emerging artists to freely exhibit their works. We aim to present art that reflects and promotes a diversity of cultural and political perspectives. We welcome artwork from individual artists, artist collectives,
independent curators and other organizations. To find our more about our program, please contact
thelink@waterlooinnovationpark.com for more information.

On Now: Featured Artists - Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists
 

Selection 2018
November 5, 2018 - February 1, 2019

KW Society of Artists is over 80 years old and we have approximately 100 members. KWSA has members who are hobbyists, as well as many part-time and full-time professional artists in our membership.  As a social organization, our meetings are oriented towards conversation, presentations and announcements. Networking among fellow artists is the foundation of KWSA, and we always welcome new and prospective members.  Our members volunteer to make the group a vibrant and exciting community where artists network, mingle and share learning experiences.

All works are currently for sale. For more information and complete price list, please contact:

KWSAsocial@gmail.com

https://www.kwsa.ca/

Featured Artists - Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists
 

View Findings (Photography Exhibition)
Sept. 3, 2018 - November 2, 2018

KW Society of Artists is over 80 years old and we have approximately 100 members. KWSA has members who are hobbyists, as well as many part-time and full-time professional artists in our membership.  As a social organization, our meetings are oriented towards conversation, presentations and announcements. Networking among fellow artists is the foundation of KWSA, and we always welcome new and prospective members.  Our members volunteer to make the group a vibrant and exciting community where artists network, mingle and share learning experiences.

All works are currently for sale. For more information and complete price list, please contact:

KWSAsocial@gmail.com

https://www.kwsa.ca/

Featured Artist - Sonal Raje
 

Kaleidoscope
June 4, 2018 - August 31, 2018 

Kaleidoscope: Ever-changing and infinite inspirations captured by he artist’s imagination.
Collection of inspirations from nature filtered by the kaleidoscope of the artist’s mind, mirroring the colours, textures and strokes in each painting.

"In my artistic practice, I create works of art that express emotions through the use of colour, form and texture. I use abstract, non-objective forms to depict the complex mood of a moment, striving to find a sense of harmony in the complexities. I work with contrasting elements which are manipulated through composition and layering to resolve into harmony and balance. At times the use of intuitive processes creates unpredictable results, leading to acceptance and rejoical of the unexpected. My preferred medium is Acrylic on canvas and paper, and I use various tools to add the textures in my paintings.

My goal is to create paintings that inspire a dialogue with the viewer, and create a space or moment for reflection. It is this reflection that often guides our way through life. I draw inspiration from nature and life experiences to find parallels of this vision.

My art has always been influenced by local landscapes and cultures, and thus has been evolving in new directions. My cultural roots in India, travels through Europe, and the natural beauty of my hometown Guelph have all contributed towards this process.

Sonal Raje is a professional artist based in Guelph, Canada. She is actively involved in the local art associations, as well as global ventures that promote the arts. Her art had been shown in solo and group shows in Guelph, Toronto, New York, Paris, Florence, Hungary and Mumbai. She has a passion for promoting art as a medium of self-expression in the community. She facilitates a MeetUp group in Guelph to share her skills. 

All works are currently for sale. For more information and complete price list, please contact:

blueamberarts@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/blueamberarts/

Featured Artist - Julie Gladstone
 

New Muses
March 24, 2018 -
 June 1, 2018

 

           

Julie Gladstone is a Canadian visual artist working in abstract painting, installation and sculpture with a BFA from Concordia University in painting, drawing and film studies. In her exhibition "New Muses" Gladstone presents a series of 12 paintings about the ways in which we contain nature and elemental forces in urban contexts. Gladstone's abstract oil paintings are influenced by art history, geology, weather, anime, pop culture, mythology, and earth based spiritual traditions.

By depicting untameable elements like water, botanical life and weather in her paintings, Gladstone translates natural forms like lightning, leaf forms, raindrops, light refraction and water ripples into decorative devices. Her work bridges Art Nouveau, Romantic Landscape Painting and Pop Art to consider how we experience and interact with nature in contemporary times and explores this through various compositional and framing strategies. This series of paintings depicting fountains, swimming pools, urban planters and extreme weather in an urban setting, is a tongue and cheek attempt to find spiritual renewal and creative inspiration from the contained natural forces within city life. The series comments on our society's relationship with nature whether it be for purposes of decoration, leisure, escapism, exploitation, inspiration, creativity or spiritual renewal.

Gladstone has an extensive exhibition history, with solo painting shows at Walnut Contemporary, Artscape Youngplace and Navilus Gallery in Toronto; as well as numerous group exhibitions in Canada and abroad including Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Living Arts Centre (Mississauga), Art Mur (Montreal), Pearson International Airport, The Department of Canadian Heritage, Tallahasee Museum (Florida) and SIM Gallery (Iceland).

Gladstone has received support from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Quebec and her work is found in private collections around the world. Gladstone is currently working as a full time artist in Toronto.

All works are currently for sale. For more information and complete price list, please contact:

julianne.gladstone@gmail.com

http://www.juliegladstone.com/

Featured Artists - Guelph Creative Arts Association (GCAA)
 

Coast to Coast to Coast
December 18, 2017 - March 23, 2018

 

             

 
The Guelph Creative Arts Association (GCAA), has been generating captivating art in many forms for nearly 70 years.
 
Based in Guelph, creations from its 80+ members  take on  many forms. Painting, photography, pottery, jewellery, textiles, stained glass, sculpture, wood turning, and more… are highlighted throughout the year in several juried shows in Guelph.
 
The “LINK” exhibit is the first venture for GCAA outside of Guelph, and depicts the theme “Coast to Coast to Coast” with typical Canadian images, each reflective of a specific region in this great land. It also highlights the creative diversity of 9 members contributing to the show, and their emerging confidence to entertain and inspire fresh eyes in Southwest Ontario.
 
Many of the active members display and sell at the Guelph Artisans Store, located downtown, in the stunning Old Quebec Street Shoppes on Wyndham Street. This cooperatively operated art and craft gallery is open Monday to Saturday throughout the year.
 
For more information, or to purchase any art in the Coast to Coast to Coast show, please contact the artist directly through their information provided in the Artist Biography Binder.
 
For more information on the GCAA:
 

Featured Artist - Sonal Raje
 

Palpable
September 18, 2017 - December 5, 2017 

 

           

"In my artistic practice, I create works of art that express emotions through the use of colour, form and texture. I use abstract, non-objective forms to depict the complex mood of a moment, striving to find a sense of harmony in the complexities. I work with contrasting elements, which are manipulated through composition, and layering to resolve into harmony and balance.

In this series of works, my aim is to create paintings that inspire a dialogue with the viewer and create a space or moment for reflection. This reflection often guides our way through life. I draw inspiration from nature and life experiences to find parallels of this vision.

My art has always been influenced by local landscapes and cultures. My cultural roots in India and travels throughout Europe to the natural beauty of my hometown of Guelph have all contributed towards this process. My vision is to share the process of Expressive Arts with the community and promote Art as a way of healing, self-expression and empowerment."

 

Sonal Raje is a professional artist based in Guelph, Canada. She is actively involved in the local art associations, as well as global ventures that promote the arts. Her art had been shown in solo and group shows in Guelph, Toronto, New York, Paris, Florence, Hungary and Mumbai. She has a passion for promoting art as a medium of self-expression in the community. She facilitates a MeetUp group in Guelph to share her skills. 

All works are currently for sale. For more information and complete price list, please contact:

blueamberarts@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/blueamberarts/

Featured Artist - Lisa Burke


Visions of Paradise
June 19, 2017 - September 15, 2017 

 

           

"Landscape painting is a conversation with nature. I approach it with passion and care. Given the long and diverse history of landscape painting, I take creative cues from the past to create a work of art that is both inspired and original. In a way, my works are much like photography. It captures the moment in time exactly as it is. By using different colours, brush strokes and shapes, they are creating a completely new world within a world.

My recent series “Visions of Paradise” explores deep atmospheric aesthetics in a rural setting, the patterns and colours formed onto the canvas. In these works, I must strike a delicate balance between simplification and detail.

Rather than recreating a landscape on a canvas, I aim to express its essence. Therefore, in order to capture this richness, I work on a large number of paintings concurrently. This allows me to transport strong elements and effective techniques from one piece to the next. Each multi-layered rendering shares some details with the other works in the series. The overlap of elements enriches each individual expression and deepens the cohesion within the series.

Ultimately, each piece captures some fragment of the landscape’s power until the larger body of work combines to express its deepest essence."

 

Lisa Burke is a talent agent and emerging artist based out of Toronto, Ontario. She is actively involved in the local art associations, as well as arts development within the Toronto District School Board. This is her first solo exhibition.

 

All works are currently for Sale. For more information and complete price list, please contact:

 

lburkeagent@gmail.com
 

https://www.saatchiart.com/Lburke

Featured Artist - Lindsey Lickers


Expressions of Spirit
March 1, 2017 - June 18, 2017
 

           

Lindsey Lickers is a Haudenosaunee/ Anishinaabe, multi-media artist originally from the Six Nations of the Grand River. She specializes in contemporary painting, traditional beading and leatherwork.

She is a graduate of OCAD, and currently works, as a Special Projects Lead at Prince’s Charities Canada for their Indigenous employment initiatives, is a Visual Arts Instructor at Six Nations Polytechnic, Grant Developer for Kanata Village, and is a freelance arts and culture facilitator. She is currently working with the Region of Waterloo ION Rapid Transit to design an integrated artwork at Block Line LRT Station.

Her work is rooted in the traditional style of the Woodlands movement, yet it describes a contemporary dialogue through her innovative use of materials such as aerosol paint, graffiti markers, and medium transfers. She aims to create multi-dimensional pieces, using different layering and flowing line techniques that mimic the multifaceted and circular beliefs of life that lay at the core of Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe traditions. Lickers’ uses painting as a gateway that opens her own memory and presents a path for others.

Licker‘s reinterprets the use of aerosol paint to visually decribe the cosmos; the place in which all our creation stories begin, in the sky world where our creator rests. She integrates different stipple work techniques into her paintings in order to explore kinetic energy and orbs of light - the only science that comes close to the Indigenous world view and the explanation of spirit.

Niawen’kó:wa ~ Chi Miigwetch ~
Mushkiiki Niibi Kwe ~ Lindsey Lickers

 

All works are currently for Sale. For more information and complete price list, please contact:  

lindsey.rayane@gmail.com

www.lindseylickers.ca