May Newsletter 2017

Retrograduate Exhibition 2017
Lakehead University
Gala Opening Reception-Friday May 19 @ 7pm-10pm

Definitely Superior Art Gallery presents: Lakehead University RetroGraduate Exhibition 2017. Enjoy a Gala Opening Reception at Definitely Superior Art Gallery for an exciting multidisciplinary convergence on Friday May 19th starting at 7pm.  Featuring: The Lakehead University RetroGraduate Exhibition comprised of artwork the Major Studio Graduates have created / selected over a four year period of their program including new works. Congratulations to: Emilee De Sommer-Dennis, Katie Kramer, Elena Rogalski, Afnan Mallouk, Rachel Geraghty, and Asia Shultz . Join us for the Gala Opening Reception and enjoy a ferocity of Art, Music, Performances and a bevy of fresh spring refreshments provided by Sushi Bowl & Sweet Escape Cake Café & Bakery.  Artists in attendance. Support the artists of the future! Gallery 1 & 2 Show. runs May 19th- June 17th, 2017.  

Night Brats

Die Active Art Collective Exhibition
Gala Opening Reception-Friday May 19 @ 7pm-10pm

sculpture/projections/participatory works/installation
A dirty lil bratty lil exhibition by the Die Active Art Collective. Featuring sculpture, projection and audience participatory works by over 20+ emerging artists. All presented as one multi-media installation for the viewer to get dirty in. This innovative art exhibition builds upon the growing strength/phenomena of the Die Active New Generation Art Collective, now entering into its 9th year of contemporary art activities involving 750+new generation artists. So come get dirty with art! Join us for the Gala Opening Reception and enjoy a ferocity of Art, Music, Performance and a bevy of fresh spring refreshments provided by Sushi Bowl & Sweet Escape Cake Café & Bakery.  Artists in attendance! Gallery 3. Show runs May 19th- June 17th, 2017.  

Book Launch
Season of the Dead (Merk) and Ski Ninjas (Kyle Lees)
Fri May 26, 7-10pm at DefSup

You are invited to the premiere book launch of two new books from well known local artists/authors Merk & Kyle Lees. Featuring:
“Season of the Dead Hours” is Merk’s third graphic novel and his first completely solo book that delves into Celtic myth and magic, as old world sorcery returns to present day.
“Ski Ninjas-Vol 1: This is Free on the Internet” is the first collection of Kyle Lees’ gag-a-day online comic strip that ran from 2006-2017.  Maclean’s named it among the top 5 university comics in 2012.
Authors present, Refreshments & Celebratory Dancing! All ages welcome:)

Call for Submissions 2017
DefSup 29th Annual Anniversary Members 
Gala Opening Reception-Friday July 14 @ 7pm-10pm

Drop Off Dates: July 4-July 8
All Definitely Superior Art Gallery Members, and Die Active Youth Art Collective artists are invited to submit up to two artworks for their participation in this our glittery 29th Anniversary Exhibition, and we want your very best as this is going to be a huge and swishy spectacular event, as well an open invitation to the hundreds of artists/musicians/performers and volunteers for a grand and gleeful annual appreciation party for all the work you do! Gala Opening Reception featuring a ferocity of Art-Music-Special Performances-Cake…lots of Cake! and catered fresh summer refreshments.
Gallery 1. Exhibition runs until August 12.        

Die Active Summer Workshops
Die Active is Live!
Free art workshops all summer long for emerging artists ages 14-30ish! For full schedule of graffiti painting, sculpture building, go pro workshops join the Die Active FB page and keep your stink eye on the events and wall posts for locations and times of all our summer dirtbag-ery. 

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Neechee Summer Workshops
June 12-13 Canoe Building

Neechee Studio is pairing up with Die Active for an art filled summer. Indigenous youth ages 13-30ish can come out for Free art workshops from March until July! Neechee will be holding special projects at the FWFN Community centre where Die Active members are encouraged to join in~including painting a graffiti mural on a building on the mountain!
Check the
Neechee FB and Die Active Facebook for full details! Next up is a special three day canoe building workshop:)





The May issue of The Walleye features the cover story Camp Nation. For details visit

May 12 – Born This Way: Pre-Pride Drag Show @BPP
May 12 – An Evening With La Reese + Phoebe the Feeb @Foundry
May 18 – Local All-Ages Showscase @BPP
May 21 – Voltang @BPP
May 26 – The Hazytones @BPP
May31-Jun3 – The Cover Show 20 @BPP

For more info visit TBSHOWS.COM


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Definitely Superior Art Gallery  250 Park Ave, Suite 101, P.O Box 21015,
RPO Grandview Mall, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada; P7A 8A7
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 12-6pm / All ages welcome, admission by donation.



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