Spring’s Awakening – Uptown Gallery

The artist collective I am part of here in Waterloo, Uptown Gallery, is having a new exhibition!

I am a featured artist in the next exhibition, Spring’s Awakening!

Spring’s Awakening runs May 15th to July 8th, at Uptown Gallery in Waterloo, 75 King Street South.

The opening will be Sunday May 20th, 2-4 pm.

Also, a reminder that FLASHBACK/FASTFORWARD at the Living Arts Centre is still on until May 20th and my exhibition at the Flea Market in St. Catherine’sis up for a while longer as well.

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The Artist Project!

Artwork by Jennifer Akkermans.
Artwork by Jennifer Akkermans.

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Artwork by Jennifer Akkermans.
Artwork by Jennifer Akkermans. Photo by Marianne Burlew.

Exhibition: Canada Day One at Pier 21

Stuck Inside (2015). MDF, polyfilla, plexiglas, paint, sandpaper, digital photo frame. 17” x 15” x 5”.

Canada Day One is now open at Pier 21!

The exhibition runs March 18 – November 12, 2017. The opening reception will be April 11.  If you’re in Halifax, be sure to check it out!

Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support!

Upcoming Exhibition: Deep Roots at the Living Arts Centre

Deep Roots is an exhibition that I am part of that is opening very soon in Mississauga, at the Living Arts Centre.

The exhibition runs January 4th to February 20th, with an opening reception on January 17th (7-9pm).  The other artists in the show are:

Monica Bujas

Nicholas Crombach

Erna de Vries

Brad Emsley

Caroline Ji

Michaela Lucio

Alan McCord

Moira Ness

Zhan Ni Li

Lois Schklar

Steven Whalley

Kathy White

Alix Voz

Upcoming Exhibition at Pier 21

Canada: Day 1 Halifax / Pier 21
March 18, 2017 – November 12, 2017

Opening reception
April 11, 2017

Canada: Day 1 Halifax celebrates the experience of immigrants who’ve come to Canada. This exhibition feels particularly special to me as my Opa immigrated to Canada through Pier 21 in the 1950’s. Although I am not an immigrant myself, I liken my own journey of moving across the country by myself to that of my grandparents.  Although I am sure their journey was much harder than my own, I do understand some of their challenges just a little bit more.

Artists in the exhibition: 
Chun Hua Catherine Dong
Charley Young
Jennifer Akkermans
Josefina Maranzano
Shauntay Grant
Sheila Esfahan
Lin Xu 

More information at Pier 21

The Canadian Museum of Immigration is located at Pier 21, 1099 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Infinity of Intimate Space

Image: Venessa Heddle, still from Funeral Wells (19:33 min digital video) shot with a Mobius Action cam affixed to a CNC router.

I am in an exhibition at Inter/Access this month, curated by Aliya Karmali.

According to the I/A website: Infinity of Intimate Space features four emerging artists whose works explore space through memories and dreams. The exhibition is inspired by Gaston Bachelard’s book, The Poetics of Space, which discusses the phenomenologist’s study of the sites of our intimate lives. From the intimacy of our houses, to desolate landscapes and brimming cities, to the deconstruction of digital forms, what reveries do we explore within the spaces we immerse ourselves in?”

The exhibition runs November 16th to December 10th, 2016.