A very warm welcome back to Cindy Hubert, who has re-opened Agora Gallery on Downie St at the corner of St Patrick!
Pivoting as so many others did during the pandemic, Cindy moved her business online and had tremendous success (and continues to!) in doing so. That said, she had always wanted to reopen a bricks and mortar space and when the right location became available, she jumped at it!
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery specializing in work by accomplished local artists in a range of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, glass and limited edition prints and photographs.
Cindy’s first exhibition featuring local painter John Pennoyer, described in his July 2021 obituary as “one of Canada’s most illustrious stage designers and artists,” goes until July 16th. There has definitely been an appetite for John’s vast range of work as his paintings were literally flying off the walls the first two weeks of Agora’s reopening!
Covid also made Cindy think outside the proverbial box and so her inventory of art while being offered online was also on show at The Bruce Hotel. Throughout the foyer and dining rooms you could admire – and purchase – the beautiful works of Canadian artists.
Cindy has curated exhibitions and managed projects for numerous galleries and museums in Canada and the UK, including the Hayward Gallery, the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technologies, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada. She has degrees in Art History and Critical Theory, and Classical Studies from Western University and the University of London, England.
On July 22nd Agora Gallery kicked off their Summer Exhibition (and Grand Re-Opening) with a reception, featuring music and refreshments, which celebrated an array of artists featured over the last 10 years, and included but wasn’t limited to: Ruth Abernethy, Patsy Berton, Tom Campbell, Renata Fitzgerald, Kathryn Friis, Gloria Kagawa and Chris Klein. The Gallery’s events are very well attended and often the artists themselves are there to greet you!
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