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Globe and Mail October 6, 2017
Davis Leblanc, the “Architourist” Globe and Mail Real Estate section journalist, wrote this lovely full-page article on the history and “our story” (me and my wife Tracy’s) of our journey to restore and re-purpose our heritage horse barn.
Tapestry Summer 2014
I’m very happy to have had my studio, my work, (and yes – me!) featured on the cover of this Summer edition of King Tapestry magazine.
Tapestry Fall 2011
Two Solitudes, the collaborative “test” piece I made with renowned King artist and now friend Ernestine Tahedl, is profiled as part of the “pARTners” OSA and Woodstock Gallery sponsored programme. Click here for the article.
Canadian Individuals Using Social Media: Greg Locke
York Region Arts Council Press Release December 17th, 2009
Apparent Movement (2009) was commissioned to me as a special Award of Appreciation to the 5 individuals described below.
York Region Arts Council announces initiatives to boost arts and culture in York Region Conference, Bursary Program and Portal announced
December 17, 2009 – At a reception held at the new Lebovic Center for Entertainment – Nineteen on the Park in Stouffville, the York Region Arts Council announced it will launch three initiatives in 2010 that will greatly benefit the York Region arts community. The initiatives include:
• The First Annual York Region Arts and Culture Conference
• A bursary grant program for artists
• A state-of-the-art interactive web portal, YorkScene.com
These initiatives were made possible by a $275,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and more than $250,000 raised at the highly successful York Region Chairman’s Dinner for the Arts held in October.
“We are grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and to the York Region Chairman’s Dinner for making these initiatives possible,” said York Region Arts Council Chair Wendy Fairbairn. “These funds will enhance the vitality of the arts and culture sector throughout York Region.”
The conference is scheduled for early 2011 and the Ontario Trillium Foundation will participate in the steering and planning committee. The conference will provide a valuable arts and cultural related educational and networking forum that will enhance learning and facilitate the exchange of information, best practices and ideas.
YorkScene.com, to be launched in the Spring 2010, will be produced in collaboration with the York Region Media Group. YorkScene.com will be the one-stop-shop for all arts, culture and entertainment information and news in the region. The dynamic website will contain a comprehensive listing of shows and events by municipality, user uploaded show reviews, an e-ticketing function, an artist video gallery, an artist marketplace (for buying and selling of art) and night scene entertainment listings.
Further details of the artist bursary program will be announced mid-2010.
“York Region has a thriving arts scene and people do not need to drive south to Toronto to experience arts and culture,” said Fairbairn. “The York Region Arts Council is creating awareness and appreciation of York Region’s cultural assets, activities and events as well as promoting cultural tourism and increased demand for local arts and culture.”
An award of appreciation was given to Regional Chairman & CEO Bill Fisch, Ian Proudfoot Vice-President & Publisher, York Region Media Group, Lina Bigioni, Director of Government Relations, Region of York and Debra Weller, Director of Marketing, York Region Media Group, and Nancy Bodi, Consultant for their contribution to regional arts and culture and for their founding role in the first Chairman’s Dinner for the Arts fundraising gala.
Left: Ian Proudfoot, Debra Weller, Lina Bigioni and Nancy Bodi present their glass sculpture award handcrafted by Greg Locke of Gotham Glassworks.
Right: Artist Greg Locke and YRAC Chair, Wendy Fairbairn, present an award to Lina Bigioni, Director of Government Relations, Region of York.
Photographs courtesy of Mike Barrett, YRMG
The York Region Arts Council, formed November 2008, is a non-profit, charitable organization that serves to advance, promote, represent and connect the arts and cultural community across the region so that it can achieve its creative, economic and social potential.
All members of the public are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of the York Region Arts Council, to be held Wednesday January 27, 2010 at 6:45 p.m. at the Church Street School Cultural Centre in Aurora, 22 Church Street. Phone: (905) 713-1818.
For further information, please contact the arts council by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1 (877) 464-9675, ext 1580.
[Greg is a Board member of YRAC]
This first annual event on September 26th + 27th was a big success. Greg was Chair of the event, had his own gallery booth at the show, plus the Gotham Glassworks studio was on the Doors Open King tour.
King Blooms, King Township
Greg’s River Through It has been selected as the 2009 branding piece of King Blooms, King Township’s organizing committee of the national Communities in Bloom organization. The image at left is the banner for this year’s campaign. Click here for more and see below for press coverage.
The banner was officially revealed to the public in the Spring 2009 Tapestry edition. The King Blooms banner is shown here.
Tapestry Summer 2008
The morphosis of Greg + Tracy’s 80+ year horse barn into a modern and functional glass studio is featured in the Summer 2008 issue of Tapestry magazine.
Greg Locke – Gotham Glassworks – Ontario, Canada by http://www.gothamglassworks.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada License.