A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

A Dynamic Collective of Local Artists

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Chinese Painting with Aileen Pou

Aileen Pou is offering another new workshop for detail Chinese Painting, starting in January! 

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Chain Reaction

an exhibition of assemblage, glass, jewellery, and photography, runs from Tuesday, March 27 to Saturday, May 13, 2018

featuring Susan Arness & Ron Hewson, Carolyn Dix, Laurie Spieker, and Christine Gagnon


UpTown Gallery presents Chain Reaction. Like a row of falling dominoes, the thoughts, attitudes, and artistic actions of featured artists Carolyn Dix, Christine Gagnon, Ron Hewson, Susan Arness, and Laurie Spieker culminate in the art of this new show. We hope the exposure and personal interpretation of all that is expressed here will spark brand new chain reactions that sizzle and spread creatively, jumping with positivity, hope, and significance.

Exhibition runs from Tuesday, March 27 to Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Opening reception is Saturday, March 31st, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Carolyn Dix assembles a mixture of acrylic paints & mediums, papers, metal, glass, wood, and textiles in her mixed-media art to explore “time” and its many facets. How we spend our time creates a chain reaction in our sphere of influence, so let’s start a chain reaction of positivity and good into our world.

Christine Gagnon creates one-of-a-kind and limited series precious metal and gemstone jewellery. A chain reaction is at the heart of her design process: elements, textures, forms, and lines are inspired by nature and distilled into miniature wearable works of art, each concept leading instinctively to the next.

Ron Hewson and Susan Arness together are known as Chesley House, a photographic collaboration that features bold composition, strong use of colour, and which prints on metal, wood, and paper.

Laurie Spieker creates original designs in glass that reflect her passion for the natural world and its collections of mysteries. Like a chain reaction, one small glimpse of nature’s grace and simplicity leads to closer studies and the eventual encapsulation of these views in the colourful cosmos of glass.

Next Show


    Spring’s Awakening

    featuring Candice Leyland, Vickie Lawrence, Julie Krahule, Jennifer Akkermans

    Spring’s Awakening is an exhibition from Uptown Gallery artists Julie Krahule, Candice Leyland, Vickie Lawrence and Jennifer Akkermans.  

    As spring thaws, so do our hearts.  From the first blooming flowers to the wakening wildlife, nature and humankind open our eyes and re-emerge into the warmth around us, discovering a new cycle of life and energy. 

    Uptown Gallery invites you to view our new exhibition, Spring’s Awakening, which runs from May 15thto July 8th, 2018. There will be an opening reception on May 20th, from 2-4 PM.  We hope you will join us!

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About UpTown Gallery

Uptown Gallery is a co-operative of over 25 local artists. We are located in UpTown Waterloo.


All artwork exhibited in UpTown Gallery is by artists local to the Waterloo area. We offer a diverse range of art, including ceramics, glass, paintings, photography, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture.

Learn from the artists of UpTown Gallery to draw, paint, fuse glass, collage and more. Workshops take place at the Gallery and other area locations.


We have six shows a year. Each show features the artwork of specific UpTown Gallery Artists.


One of the mandates of UpTown Gallery is bringing art to our local community. Throughout the year we offer free art workshops and lectures.

Readers of The Record voted Uptown Gallery their Favourite Art Gallery in Waterloo Region