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Installation view of We Should Be Dancing, a solo exhibition by Josi Smit. Image courtesy of Josi Smit.

We Should Be Dancing
Josi Smit

On view until July 29, 2023

It has been a pleasure to be surrounded by exciting new works by Josi Smit. We Should Be Dancing explores 1970s disco as a cultural movement that engaged fantasy as a way of escaping widespread social disillusionment, and as a family heritage that Smit has absorbed through stories of her mother’s dancing-queen twenties. 

The artist acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Read “'We’re Lost in Music': Disco as Fantasy, and the Spectrality of Mediated Memory in Josi Smit’s We Should Be Dancing," an expansive and evocative exhibition text newly commissioned from Morris Fox.
Tyonhuskwalut (Cow), by Mea
Lino block print, 2023

FCG Pier: Works by Jozie and Mea
On view until September, 2023

FCG recently launched FCG Pier, a community-focused display space named for the idea of a pier as both an arrival place and an exciting point of departure. When we think of a pier, we also might think of the word “peer” (meaning to look at something) or “peers,” as in our friends and colleagues. Finally, a pier is also an architectural term for a support structure. FCG wouldn’t exist without the hard work, heavy lifting, and support of our community. 

Jozie and Mea are two elementary school students, budding artists, and part of the Oneida Nation of the Thames. They are passionate about honing their skills in printmaking, as well as developing their fluency in Oneida, and their work often embodies and represents their interests and identities.

Special thanks to Art East for custom framing Jozie and Mea's works!
An image of artist Sarah Mihara Creagen giving an artist's talk and tour at FCG

FCG Volunteer Networking Event

2 - 5PM, July 21, 2023
RSVP for this free event here!
We are ever so grateful for our dedicated volunteers and the vital role they play in making FCG a vibrant community-driven space where artists can flourish. Come celebrate with us!

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Come by the gallery for this casual get-together to hear more about different volunteering opportunities (gallery docent, events support and planning, technical support, community outreach, fundraising, and more) and meet other members of FCG's community!  Boxcar Donuts and tea/coffee will be provided. 
Artist and Arts Professional Survey

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing a vibrant, engaging, and inspiring space, we are reaching out to artists and arts professionals for your feedback! By taking this survey, you have the opportunity to reflect on and influence your experience as a member of the FCG.

All responses will be anonymous. All participants can choose to enter a draw for a chance to win one of two $75 gift card sets for local businesses, courtesy of the OEV BIA.

Click here to start the survey.

Exhibition Assistance Program now open! 

Forest City Gallery is a third-party recommender for the Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibition Assistance program (Zone 1). The 2023-24 program is open from early June 2023 until January 16, 2024, 1:00 p.m. ET. Visit OAC's website for complete information, including who is eligible, what expenses are eligible, and what expenses are ineligible.
Office Hours: July & August
Currently booking on Thursdays between 3-5PM
Speak one-on-one with FCG Director Ruth Skinner on an arts topic or question, seek out practical advice on a grant or exhibition opportunity, or get critical feedback on a project. Office Hours are geared towards artists and arts professionals who are not currently enrolled in a post-secondary program, but anyone is welcome to sign up. These 25-minute meetings are carried out on Zoom.
Book your appointment here.
Office Hours: Hear Here Board Chair, Jay Hodgson July 28th from 3 - 6PM

Speak one-on-one with FCG Board Chair Jay Hodgson. Appointments are 25 minutes.Jay Hodgson is associate professor of Popular Music Technology at Western University, where he teaches songwriting, record production and scoring for motion media.  He has performed on platinum selling records; worked on three Juno nominated albums (specifically, in the category of Best Electronic Dance Recording); mastered San Holo's Edison Award winning physical release for album1 in European markets; recorded artists and worked with labels around the world (including Nigeria, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Ibiza, and so on); and scored films recognized by the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine and which screened at the United Nations General Assembly.  He was awarded a Governor General's academic medal for his research into recording practice in 2006, and has authored books on record production published by Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury, Taylor and Francis, Routledge, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Focal Press, among other imprints. Image courtesy of Jay Hodgson.

Book your appointment here.
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FCG's programs and exhibitions are free and accessible to all thanks to the
generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council,
London Arts Council, and the London Community Foundation.

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please contact the gallery at info@forestcitygallery.com

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