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Fri. 1 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Sat. 2 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Sat. 2 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Sun. 3 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Mon. 4 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Tue. 5 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Tue. 5 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Wed. 6 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Wed. 6 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Thu. 7 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Fall Automotive Flea Market

Thu. 7 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 7 to 10
47th Annual Fall Automotive Flea Market
Canada’s finest automotive flea market – collectibles, classic cars and hard to find parts. A car lovers dream.
Everything from collectibles and classic cars to those hard to find car parts. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it anywhere. It’s a Car Lover’s Dream – Car Sales Corral, Show and Shine and thousands of vendors. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Bring your friends and family and stay in our convenient campground. Click on the links for more information.
Thursday – Saturday: 7am – 7pm, Sunday: 7am – 5pm
Admission: $10 daily; $20 Weekend Pass (Thursday-Sunday); $25 Weekend Pass and Parking Pkg.
$5 Parking Fee per Vehicle
Burl’s Creek Event Grounds
134 Line 8 South Oro-Medonte Oro-Medonte, ON Canada + Google Map
Tel: 705-487-3663

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Thu. 7 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Fri. 8 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Fall Automotive Flea Market

Thu. 7 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 7 to 10
47th Annual Fall Automotive Flea Market
Canada’s finest automotive flea market – collectibles, classic cars and hard to find parts. A car lovers dream.
Everything from collectibles and classic cars to those hard to find car parts. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it anywhere. It’s a Car Lover’s Dream – Car Sales Corral, Show and Shine and thousands of vendors. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Bring your friends and family and stay in our convenient campground. Click on the links for more information.
Thursday – Saturday: 7am – 7pm, Sunday: 7am – 5pm
Admission: $10 daily; $20 Weekend Pass (Thursday-Sunday); $25 Weekend Pass and Parking Pkg.
$5 Parking Fee per Vehicle
Burl’s Creek Event Grounds
134 Line 8 South Oro-Medonte Oro-Medonte, ON Canada + Google Map
Tel: 705-487-3663

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Fri. 8 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Orillia Fall Fair

Fri. 8 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 3:00 pm

Sept. 8 to 10
167th Orillia Fall Fair
The Orillia and District Agricultural Society is celebrating their 167th annual Orillia Fall Fair on Sept. 8-10 at ODAS Park. Come out and enjoy the wonderful food, livestock competitions, a licensed refreshment area, children’s farm Olympics, truck and tractor pulls, a demolition derby and much more that will be taking place throughout the weekend. There are activities for all ages to enjoy all weekend long. Presented by Orillia District Agricultural Society. (Free bus from various Orillia locations)
ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Rd. off Hwy. 12 West
705-325-0353

Sharon Temple - Illumination

Fri. 8 Sep, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Illumination
Sept 8th
Start Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Our signature event of the year, Illumination celebrates the traditions of the Children of Peace, the builders of the Sharon Temple. We gather in the Temple at dusk, enjoy music and a short play all by candlelight. Tickets for sale in July for $25. Call (905) 478-2389 or drop in to purchase.
Musical Guest: The York Regional Police Male Chorus

Sharon Temple Illumination

Fri. 8 Sep, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sept. 8th
Sharon Temple Illumination
Our signature event of the year, Illumination celebrates the traditions of the Children of Peace, the builders of the Sharon Temple. We gather in the Temple at dusk, enjoy music and a short play all by candlelight. Tickets $25. Call or drop in to purchase.
Musical Guest: The York Regional Police Male Chorus
Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie St., Sharon, East Gwillimbury
905-478-2389; sharontemple.ca

Sat. 9 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Fall Automotive Flea Market

Thu. 7 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 7 to 10
47th Annual Fall Automotive Flea Market
Canada’s finest automotive flea market – collectibles, classic cars and hard to find parts. A car lovers dream.
Everything from collectibles and classic cars to those hard to find car parts. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it anywhere. It’s a Car Lover’s Dream – Car Sales Corral, Show and Shine and thousands of vendors. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Bring your friends and family and stay in our convenient campground. Click on the links for more information.
Thursday – Saturday: 7am – 7pm, Sunday: 7am – 5pm
Admission: $10 daily; $20 Weekend Pass (Thursday-Sunday); $25 Weekend Pass and Parking Pkg.
$5 Parking Fee per Vehicle
Burl’s Creek Event Grounds
134 Line 8 South Oro-Medonte Oro-Medonte, ON Canada + Google Map
Tel: 705-487-3663

Orillia Fall Fair

Fri. 8 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 3:00 pm

Sept. 8 to 10
167th Orillia Fall Fair
The Orillia and District Agricultural Society is celebrating their 167th annual Orillia Fall Fair on Sept. 8-10 at ODAS Park. Come out and enjoy the wonderful food, livestock competitions, a licensed refreshment area, children’s farm Olympics, truck and tractor pulls, a demolition derby and much more that will be taking place throughout the weekend. There are activities for all ages to enjoy all weekend long. Presented by Orillia District Agricultural Society. (Free bus from various Orillia locations)
ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Rd. off Hwy. 12 West
705-325-0353

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Sat. 9 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

New'Bark'et

Sat. 9 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 9 and 10
New'Bark'et
One of a kind, family-friendly dog festival. Bring your dog for a swim at the Gorman Outdoor Pool ($5 per dog), watch exciting shows from Aqua Dogs (dock diving) and Ruff Sport (agility/flyball/disc), have a blast in the kids zone, and visit all of the dog-related vendors to shop for your furry friend. Present your 150 Days of Summer button to receive free admission for your dog into Pooch Plunge at Gorman Outdoor Pool. Purchase your button ahead of time at a Customer Service kiosk to limit your wait in line on the day of the event.
10am to 4pm at Lions Park, 424 D’Arcy St.
newmarket.ca

Georgina Harvest Dinner

Sat. 9 Sep, 2017 5:30 pm

Sept. 9
Georgina Harvest Dinner
Support farmers and celebrate the abundance in our communities and across the Greenbelt by sharing a delicious, locally-sourced, meal prepared by Chef Cori Doern.
5:30pm doors open; dinner 6:30pm.
Adult: $45 +hst
Children: $35 +hst
The Link, 20849 Dalton Rd., Sutton
Tickets available at: snapd.at/pew4yhk
905-476-4301; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun. 10 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Fall Automotive Flea Market

Thu. 7 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 7 to 10
47th Annual Fall Automotive Flea Market
Canada’s finest automotive flea market – collectibles, classic cars and hard to find parts. A car lovers dream.
Everything from collectibles and classic cars to those hard to find car parts. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it anywhere. It’s a Car Lover’s Dream – Car Sales Corral, Show and Shine and thousands of vendors. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Bring your friends and family and stay in our convenient campground. Click on the links for more information.
Thursday – Saturday: 7am – 7pm, Sunday: 7am – 5pm
Admission: $10 daily; $20 Weekend Pass (Thursday-Sunday); $25 Weekend Pass and Parking Pkg.
$5 Parking Fee per Vehicle
Burl’s Creek Event Grounds
134 Line 8 South Oro-Medonte Oro-Medonte, ON Canada + Google Map
Tel: 705-487-3663

Orillia Fall Fair

Fri. 8 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 3:00 pm

Sept. 8 to 10
167th Orillia Fall Fair
The Orillia and District Agricultural Society is celebrating their 167th annual Orillia Fall Fair on Sept. 8-10 at ODAS Park. Come out and enjoy the wonderful food, livestock competitions, a licensed refreshment area, children’s farm Olympics, truck and tractor pulls, a demolition derby and much more that will be taking place throughout the weekend. There are activities for all ages to enjoy all weekend long. Presented by Orillia District Agricultural Society. (Free bus from various Orillia locations)
ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Rd. off Hwy. 12 West
705-325-0353

New'Bark'et

Sat. 9 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 9 and 10
New'Bark'et
One of a kind, family-friendly dog festival. Bring your dog for a swim at the Gorman Outdoor Pool ($5 per dog), watch exciting shows from Aqua Dogs (dock diving) and Ruff Sport (agility/flyball/disc), have a blast in the kids zone, and visit all of the dog-related vendors to shop for your furry friend. Present your 150 Days of Summer button to receive free admission for your dog into Pooch Plunge at Gorman Outdoor Pool. Purchase your button ahead of time at a Customer Service kiosk to limit your wait in line on the day of the event.
10am to 4pm at Lions Park, 424 D’Arcy St.
newmarket.ca

Open Garden Sundays

Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sep.10
Open Garden Sundays Enjoy the beauty of the gardens and the woods in this sacred space. Access to grounds only. 4-6pm
Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905-476-4013   
lorettomaryholme.ca

Mon. 11 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

Mon. 11 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm

Sept. 11-15
5-Day Silent Retreat
Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013
lorettomaryholme.ca

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society

Mon. 11 Sep, 2017 7:30 pm

Sept. 11
Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society
Our speaker will be Jim Mason -“Plant Twice, Plan Once” “This visual presentation is a collection of tips, tricks, ideas and a few pet peeves to help you create a beautiful, easy to look after garden.” Gather together your friends and come on out to an informative meeting. Guests are always welcome. The meeting will take place at 7:30pm at the Oro-Medonte (Guthrie) Arena located at #71 Hwy. 11 South at the 4th Line exit.

Tue. 12 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

Mon. 11 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm

Sept. 11-15
5-Day Silent Retreat
Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013
lorettomaryholme.ca

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Tue. 12 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

York-Simcoe Naturalists Meeting

Tue. 12 Sep, 2017 7:30 pm

Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14
York-Simcoe Naturalists,  
Fall 2017 lineup of speakers for our free public lectures. We will be hosting the following:
•    Tue. Sept. 12 -- “The Work of the Invasive Species Council” - Collin Cassin -- Invasive Species Council
•    Tue. Oct. 10 -- “Light Pollution and its Effects on People and Wildlife” - Ray Ford -- Freelance Writer and Farmer
•    Tue. Nov. 14 -- “A Campaign to Enshrine the Right to a Healthy Environment in and Environmental Bill of Rights - Amanda Dell’Aquila -- Blue Dot Movement, David Suzuki Foundation
All meetings start at 7:30pm, include light refreshments, are are held at 20 Oak Ave. River Drive Park Community Centre, East Gwillimbury
As we try to encourage more local residents to learn about, and care for, our collective natural environment, we very much appreciate you sharing this information through your networks.
ysnaturalists.com; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed. 13 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

Mon. 11 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm

Sept. 11-15
5-Day Silent Retreat
Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013
lorettomaryholme.ca

York-Simcoe Naturalists Hike

Wed. 13 Sep, 2017 9:00 am

We have planned a nature walk for Wednesday September 13 at 9 a.m. to be held along a section of the Rogers Reservoir Trail from Green Lane to 2nd Concession. We will meet at the parking area off Green Lane, just east of the railway tracks and the East Holland River bridge.

Rogers Reservoir Trail is part of the Nokiidaa Trail system.

The event is rain or shine and no sign up is required. The trail is flat and thus easy walking. Depending on what we are observing the walk should last about 2 hours. We hope that you can make this late summer walk.

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Wed. 13 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Thu. 14 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

Mon. 11 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm

Sept. 11-15
5-Day Silent Retreat
Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013
lorettomaryholme.ca

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Thu. 14 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Your Dreams to Reality Wedding Show

Thu. 14 Sep, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sept. 14
Your Dreams to Reality Wedding Show
This unique wedding show will feature a cocktail reception as well as a live wedding scene in the front yard, a bridal fashion show through the timeless hallways of the Sharon Temple, live entertainment and contests. 6:30pm - 9:30pm.
Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie St, Sharon
905-836-4417; dreams2reality2017.weebly.com/

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

Mon. 11 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm

Sept. 11-15
5-Day Silent Retreat
Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013
lorettomaryholme.ca

Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 9:30 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 17
Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair returns to the Simcoe County Museum
Join us as we host the annual Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair at the Simcoe County Museum. The event celebrates the finest in quilting, embroidery, rug hooking, spinning, hand weaving, lacemaking and more. These traditional activities, and the beautiful heritage-style crafts they produce, will be on display, created and available for purchase during the event.

Explore the Museum and discover heritage crafts that have been practiced in Simcoe County for centuries. Many items are available to purchase, from one-of-a-kind products to supplies that will help you make your own masterpiece.

The Fair runs from 9:30am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9:30am to 4pm on Sunday. Admission is $6 per person, per day, and includes access to most of the Museum’s permanent indoor displays as well as outdoor heritage and display buildings.

The Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair is an annual event held in September of each year at the Simcoe County Museum. One of the most outstanding craft shows in the area, it is attended by thousands who come, year after year, to look, learn and shop.
We are especially excited this year because the Fair we started in 1947 is is 65 this year. We are having a special showing of a Thor Hansen hooked hanging, called Canada Geese, which SCACA members recreated at the time of our 50th Anniversary. It will be on display at the museum during this Fair.

During the Fair, we are proud to showcase and provide a marketplace in our Members Boutique for the craftsmanship of our members, reflecting an ever-growing variety of arts and crafts.

Our Craft Gallery Draw at the Fair is a popular destination. Customers purchase multiple tickets and get to select which prizes they would like to win. These prizes are all hand crafted items donated by our members.
Our Raffle Draw is one of the main features at the Fair. First prize (queen-sized quilt) and second prize (hooked rug) are purchased from any craftsperson living in Simcoe County. Third prize (a quality handmade item in any media) is always purchased from one of our members. Our prizes have a reputation for outstanding quality and workmanship. Tickets are available from any member at $3 or check the calendar for events we may be attending.

Simcoe County Arts and Crafts Association presented the first Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair in 1947. The Fair took up residence at the Simcoe County Museum in 1975 and SCACA continued to organize the entire Fair until 1999. Since 2000 the Fair has been hosted by the Simcoe County Museum but SCACA continues to have a high profile at this popular event.

Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie.
705-728-3721; museum.simcoe.ca.

165th Oro Worlds Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 16
165th Oro Worlds Fair
Presented by: The Oro Agricultural Society, a group of dedicated volunteers working to promote an understanding of the agricultural heritage of Oro-Medonte, as well as providing opportunities for recognition of the talents and skills of members of our local communities, through participation in the Oro World’s Fair.
Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, Sideroad 15 and 16 E Oro Station
705-487-1753

165th Oro Worlds Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 16
165th Oro Worlds Fair
Presented by: The Oro Agricultural Society, a group of dedicated volunteers working to promote an understanding of the agricultural heritage of Oro-Medonte, as well as providing opportunities for recognition of the talents and skills of members of our local communities, through participation in the Oro World’s Fair.
Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, Sideroad 15 and 16 E Oro Station
705-487-1753

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Beaverton Fall Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 17
164th Beaverton Fall Fair
What an amazing time to live in our great community. As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our Nation, this year’s theme is “Canada Proud, Country Wide” and that is exactly what we want everyone to experience and share.
Come and join in the fun with the parade on Friday with our local schools as they march through downtown Beaverton. Come and enjoy the 4-H competitions, the numerous horse events and enjoy the arts and crafts on display.

New this year we will be holding a Demo Cross on Friday night and to top things off come and enjoy the excitement of the Demolition Derby Saturday night. Another new event this year, prior to the start of the Derby will be Power Wheels for children 4 - 10 yrs of age and a Youth Demo Class for ages 14-16. Check out the fair book or the website for more information on these new events.

As well, returning this year, we have Hands on Exotics on Saturday and Power Paws Dog Show on Sunday. Then take a relaxing stroll down memory lane with the Car Show also on Sunday.

Noon on Friday to 4pm Sunday.

Beaverton Fairgrounds are located on the west side of town towards the lake, with the main gates and parking lot located on Main Street West.
beavertonfallfair.ca

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 9:30 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 17
Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair returns to the Simcoe County Museum
Join us as we host the annual Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair at the Simcoe County Museum. The event celebrates the finest in quilting, embroidery, rug hooking, spinning, hand weaving, lacemaking and more. These traditional activities, and the beautiful heritage-style crafts they produce, will be on display, created and available for purchase during the event.

Explore the Museum and discover heritage crafts that have been practiced in Simcoe County for centuries. Many items are available to purchase, from one-of-a-kind products to supplies that will help you make your own masterpiece.

The Fair runs from 9:30am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9:30am to 4pm on Sunday. Admission is $6 per person, per day, and includes access to most of the Museum’s permanent indoor displays as well as outdoor heritage and display buildings.

The Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair is an annual event held in September of each year at the Simcoe County Museum. One of the most outstanding craft shows in the area, it is attended by thousands who come, year after year, to look, learn and shop.
We are especially excited this year because the Fair we started in 1947 is is 65 this year. We are having a special showing of a Thor Hansen hooked hanging, called Canada Geese, which SCACA members recreated at the time of our 50th Anniversary. It will be on display at the museum during this Fair.

During the Fair, we are proud to showcase and provide a marketplace in our Members Boutique for the craftsmanship of our members, reflecting an ever-growing variety of arts and crafts.

Our Craft Gallery Draw at the Fair is a popular destination. Customers purchase multiple tickets and get to select which prizes they would like to win. These prizes are all hand crafted items donated by our members.
Our Raffle Draw is one of the main features at the Fair. First prize (queen-sized quilt) and second prize (hooked rug) are purchased from any craftsperson living in Simcoe County. Third prize (a quality handmade item in any media) is always purchased from one of our members. Our prizes have a reputation for outstanding quality and workmanship. Tickets are available from any member at $3 or check the calendar for events we may be attending.

Simcoe County Arts and Crafts Association presented the first Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair in 1947. The Fair took up residence at the Simcoe County Museum in 1975 and SCACA continued to organize the entire Fair until 1999. Since 2000 the Fair has been hosted by the Simcoe County Museum but SCACA continues to have a high profile at this popular event.

Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie.
705-728-3721; museum.simcoe.ca.

165th Oro Worlds Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 16
165th Oro Worlds Fair
Presented by: The Oro Agricultural Society, a group of dedicated volunteers working to promote an understanding of the agricultural heritage of Oro-Medonte, as well as providing opportunities for recognition of the talents and skills of members of our local communities, through participation in the Oro World’s Fair.
Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, Sideroad 15 and 16 E Oro Station
705-487-1753

165th Oro Worlds Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 16
165th Oro Worlds Fair
Presented by: The Oro Agricultural Society, a group of dedicated volunteers working to promote an understanding of the agricultural heritage of Oro-Medonte, as well as providing opportunities for recognition of the talents and skills of members of our local communities, through participation in the Oro World’s Fair.
Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, Sideroad 15 and 16 E Oro Station
705-487-1753

Beaverton Fall Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 17
164th Beaverton Fall Fair
What an amazing time to live in our great community. As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our Nation, this year’s theme is “Canada Proud, Country Wide” and that is exactly what we want everyone to experience and share.
Come and join in the fun with the parade on Friday with our local schools as they march through downtown Beaverton. Come and enjoy the 4-H competitions, the numerous horse events and enjoy the arts and crafts on display.

New this year we will be holding a Demo Cross on Friday night and to top things off come and enjoy the excitement of the Demolition Derby Saturday night. Another new event this year, prior to the start of the Derby will be Power Wheels for children 4 - 10 yrs of age and a Youth Demo Class for ages 14-16. Check out the fair book or the website for more information on these new events.

As well, returning this year, we have Hands on Exotics on Saturday and Power Paws Dog Show on Sunday. Then take a relaxing stroll down memory lane with the Car Show also on Sunday.

Noon on Friday to 4pm Sunday.

Beaverton Fairgrounds are located on the west side of town towards the lake, with the main gates and parking lot located on Main Street West.
beavertonfallfair.ca

Memorial Butterfly Release

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sept. 16
10th Annual Memorial Butterfly Release
Bereaved Families of Ontario will be hosting its 10th Annual Memorial Butterfly Release on Saturday, September 16th at Fairy Lake Park in Newmarket. Hundreds of Monarch Butterflies will be released to express our sorrow for the loss of our loved ones, as well as celebrate and honour their memory. Order your butterflies today.
9am - 4pm. All ages; $30 per butterfly or $80 for three butterflies
Fairy Lake Park, 500 Water St., Newmarket
Phone:905-898-6265; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Knowledge Circles Project

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Knowledge Circles Project is a new initiative in The Land Between region. Our events will give a voice to citizens on the land and strengthen grassroots leadership in our communities.

Project leaders are The Land Between organization with Curve Lake First Nation and Hastings Stewardship Council. The events are based on traditional Indigenous Talking Circles.

Knowledge Circle events will be held in four locations across The Land Between bioregion:
1.      Gravenhurst in Simcoe/Muskoka/Haliburton region – Sept. 16
2.      Buckhorn in Peterborough/Kawarthas region – Oct. 14
3.      Madoc in Hastings County – Nov. 4
4.      Verona in Lennox & Addington/Frontenac/Lanark region – Oct. 28

For more about the project, visit knowledgecircles.ca

2017 08 23

Edible and Medical Wild Plants: Exploring Traditional Ways

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Edible and Medical Wild Plants: Exploring Traditional Ways
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Location:  Room 2015, Simcoe Hall, Lakehead University, 500 University Ave., Orillia
Instructor: Karen Stephenson, Ontario Master Naturalist, and Bob Bowles, Coordinator of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program
Description: Wild plants have always been used for healing and as food by First Nations, as well as the original colonists who lived in this area. Most plants had a use and many were known to prevent illness, treat symptoms, and cure ailments. From the early 1800’s onward, many drifted away from living off the land; nowadays many are incorporating traditional ways into their daily routines. This workshop will cover certain plants that can be used for food or as treatment for certain ailments. Both edible and medicinal plants will be explored and discussed in this workshop, before participants visit several sites to identify a variety of the local edible and medicinal plants within Simcoe County.
Fee: $75 +HST

Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Art Tour

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17

9th Annual Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Art Tour
This artist-run event is an opportunity to showcase the work of artist within Bradford West Gwillimbury as well as guest artists outside of our community. The tour will feature only original handmade work. 10am to 5pm.

New for 2017: Youth Category for artists aged 12 to 17.

New for 2017: Preserve Bradford West Gwillimbury - Each artist in the tour may submit one work executed in any medium to express the character of any recognizable landmark in the town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

905-775-4367; bwgstudiotour.ca

Uxbridge Studio Tour

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17
Uxbridge Studio Tour
Immerse yourself in our vibrant art community as 64 remarkable artists welcome you into 25 unique studios where creativity rules and art happens. Browse the work of mixed media and textile artists, painters, jewellers, sculptors, potters, photographers and woodworkers.  
A preview is available at uxbridgestudiotour.com/portfolio/ with guest artist details, images of work and links to the artists’ own websites.  
Soak in the beauty of the region as you travel between studios tucked in forests, farmlands and historic downtown Uxbridge. Collect five "Passport to Art" stamps as you visit our studios and sponsor locations for a chance to win a $1000 gift certificate towards work by any of our 2017 artists, courtesy of the Second Wedge Brewing Company and the 2017 Uxbridge Studio Tour artists. Make your weekend an adventure by visiting our sponsor locations along the way…enjoy a craft beer at The Second Wedge Brewing Co, a beautiful lunch at The Passionate Cook’s Essentials, or great meal at the Tin Mill. Peruse the award winning Blue Heron Books while sipping tea from Savon du Bois, or visit Art on the Fringe featuring emerging and established artists. Discover more places to eat, places to stay and things to do, and remember to check out what’s happening with Celebration of the Arts each month! Be sure to check out our blog and Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for exciting news and artist updates!
Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
uxbridgestudiotour.com

Art on the Fringe

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17
Art on the Fringe
A venue for emerging and established artists with more than 20 exhibitors plus demo artisans and musicians. Exhibits and washrooms accessible. Refreshments provided by local Girl Guide Pathfinders
10am to 5 pm
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Conc. 6
905-852-5854; artistsofuxbridge.ca; uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com/events.html

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Couchiching Conservancy: Passport to Nature - Storytelling

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sept. 16
Couchiching Conservancy: Passport to Nature - Storytelling
We all have stories to share, and each one of us has a deep connection to nature. Join Susan, Bob and Mark for an afternoon of storytelling about nature in the woods. Everyone is invited to share their own stories, or take part as listeners. Maybe you have a story about your first camping trip, or your best wildlife or bird sighting. Susan and Bob will guide the discussion and stories. We know you’ll be inspired by hearing from others. This is an outdoor event, so please dress for the weather. Leaders: Susan Charters, Mark Douglas and Bob Graham. Meeting spot: Grant’s Woods
Register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/passport-to-nature-storytelling-registration-33127670755

Greater Than Gatsby

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sept. 16
Greater Than Gatsby
Join us for a magical night of dining, dancing and romancing in Great Gatsby fashion. Live music by The Bettys, incredible appetizers, and something bubbly of course. Darling, it wouldn’t be a party without you. Put on your top hat and tails or your flapper dress and grab your tickets - $65. 5pm - 10pm
Leacock Museum, 50 Museum Dr Orillia
705-329-1908;  or on-line at the Orillia Opera House box office.

Sun. 17 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 9:30 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 17
Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair returns to the Simcoe County Museum
Join us as we host the annual Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair at the Simcoe County Museum. The event celebrates the finest in quilting, embroidery, rug hooking, spinning, hand weaving, lacemaking and more. These traditional activities, and the beautiful heritage-style crafts they produce, will be on display, created and available for purchase during the event.

Explore the Museum and discover heritage crafts that have been practiced in Simcoe County for centuries. Many items are available to purchase, from one-of-a-kind products to supplies that will help you make your own masterpiece.

The Fair runs from 9:30am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9:30am to 4pm on Sunday. Admission is $6 per person, per day, and includes access to most of the Museum’s permanent indoor displays as well as outdoor heritage and display buildings.

The Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair is an annual event held in September of each year at the Simcoe County Museum. One of the most outstanding craft shows in the area, it is attended by thousands who come, year after year, to look, learn and shop.
We are especially excited this year because the Fair we started in 1947 is is 65 this year. We are having a special showing of a Thor Hansen hooked hanging, called Canada Geese, which SCACA members recreated at the time of our 50th Anniversary. It will be on display at the museum during this Fair.

During the Fair, we are proud to showcase and provide a marketplace in our Members Boutique for the craftsmanship of our members, reflecting an ever-growing variety of arts and crafts.

Our Craft Gallery Draw at the Fair is a popular destination. Customers purchase multiple tickets and get to select which prizes they would like to win. These prizes are all hand crafted items donated by our members.
Our Raffle Draw is one of the main features at the Fair. First prize (queen-sized quilt) and second prize (hooked rug) are purchased from any craftsperson living in Simcoe County. Third prize (a quality handmade item in any media) is always purchased from one of our members. Our prizes have a reputation for outstanding quality and workmanship. Tickets are available from any member at $3 or check the calendar for events we may be attending.

Simcoe County Arts and Crafts Association presented the first Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair in 1947. The Fair took up residence at the Simcoe County Museum in 1975 and SCACA continued to organize the entire Fair until 1999. Since 2000 the Fair has been hosted by the Simcoe County Museum but SCACA continues to have a high profile at this popular event.

Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie.
705-728-3721; museum.simcoe.ca.

Beaverton Fall Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 17
164th Beaverton Fall Fair
What an amazing time to live in our great community. As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our Nation, this year’s theme is “Canada Proud, Country Wide” and that is exactly what we want everyone to experience and share.
Come and join in the fun with the parade on Friday with our local schools as they march through downtown Beaverton. Come and enjoy the 4-H competitions, the numerous horse events and enjoy the arts and crafts on display.

New this year we will be holding a Demo Cross on Friday night and to top things off come and enjoy the excitement of the Demolition Derby Saturday night. Another new event this year, prior to the start of the Derby will be Power Wheels for children 4 - 10 yrs of age and a Youth Demo Class for ages 14-16. Check out the fair book or the website for more information on these new events.

As well, returning this year, we have Hands on Exotics on Saturday and Power Paws Dog Show on Sunday. Then take a relaxing stroll down memory lane with the Car Show also on Sunday.

Noon on Friday to 4pm Sunday.

Beaverton Fairgrounds are located on the west side of town towards the lake, with the main gates and parking lot located on Main Street West.
beavertonfallfair.ca

Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Art Tour

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17

9th Annual Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Art Tour
This artist-run event is an opportunity to showcase the work of artist within Bradford West Gwillimbury as well as guest artists outside of our community. The tour will feature only original handmade work. 10am to 5pm.

New for 2017: Youth Category for artists aged 12 to 17.

New for 2017: Preserve Bradford West Gwillimbury - Each artist in the tour may submit one work executed in any medium to express the character of any recognizable landmark in the town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

905-775-4367; bwgstudiotour.ca

Uxbridge Studio Tour

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17
Uxbridge Studio Tour
Immerse yourself in our vibrant art community as 64 remarkable artists welcome you into 25 unique studios where creativity rules and art happens. Browse the work of mixed media and textile artists, painters, jewellers, sculptors, potters, photographers and woodworkers.  
A preview is available at uxbridgestudiotour.com/portfolio/ with guest artist details, images of work and links to the artists’ own websites.  
Soak in the beauty of the region as you travel between studios tucked in forests, farmlands and historic downtown Uxbridge. Collect five "Passport to Art" stamps as you visit our studios and sponsor locations for a chance to win a $1000 gift certificate towards work by any of our 2017 artists, courtesy of the Second Wedge Brewing Company and the 2017 Uxbridge Studio Tour artists. Make your weekend an adventure by visiting our sponsor locations along the way…enjoy a craft beer at The Second Wedge Brewing Co, a beautiful lunch at The Passionate Cook’s Essentials, or great meal at the Tin Mill. Peruse the award winning Blue Heron Books while sipping tea from Savon du Bois, or visit Art on the Fringe featuring emerging and established artists. Discover more places to eat, places to stay and things to do, and remember to check out what’s happening with Celebration of the Arts each month! Be sure to check out our blog and Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for exciting news and artist updates!
Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
uxbridgestudiotour.com

Art on the Fringe

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17
Art on the Fringe
A venue for emerging and established artists with more than 20 exhibitors plus demo artisans and musicians. Exhibits and washrooms accessible. Refreshments provided by local Girl Guide Pathfinders
10am to 5 pm
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Conc. 6
905-852-5854; artistsofuxbridge.ca; uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com/events.html

Coldwater Classic Car Show

All day

Sept. 17
13th Annual Coldwater Classic Car Show
Come out and enjoy the 13th Annual Coldwater Classic Car Show!
Show off your ride or look around at the 500 cars on site, there are games for the kids and BBQ from the Midland Boy Scouts and all your favourite locations in Coldwater to checkout during the day!
Children under 12 get in FREE
Win thousands of dollars in prizes like car products, hardware items, tools, appliances, etc., and try for your chance to win the grand prize of a brand new classic engine rebuild, valued at $2,250!
This great family event is coordinated by a group of local car enthusiasts looking to support to Coldwater Minor Sports teams.

coldwatervillage.com

Schomberg Street Gallery

Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 17
Schomberg Street Gallery
Proudly presented by Arts Society King, the Schomberg Street Gallery is an outdoor, juried exhibition and sale of quality fine art and crafts, in the charming historic village of Schomberg. Main Street will be closed to traffic allowing for full pedestrian access to more than 50 local artists and their work. Artists line the street displaying original fine art and skilled craftsmanship all available for purchase to the public. Admission is free to all visitors, with live entertainment, a complimentary rickshaw service, and many local shops and restaurants close by. With thousands of visitors over the years, The Schomberg Street Gallery is sure to be the outstanding feature for the start of the fall 2017 season. 10am to 5pm
905-833-2331; artssocietyking.ca/2017-schomberg-street-gallery.html

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Weaving Words: Festival of Stories

Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sept. 17
Weaving Words: Festival of Stories
Weaving Words is a celebration of stories and the many ways that we tell them, through written and spoken work, through music, film and dance.
Storytellers, writers, musicians and other performers from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds will gather to celebrate everything that is special about who we are, where we have come from and where we are going. Through our stories we celebrate our history and our culture with all of its diversity; we celebrate the people who have made this nation great.
Performers this year include: Pauline Grondin, Kim Michele, Applefun Puppetry and Juno Award Nominee Glenn Marais.
11am - 4pm
Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie St., Sharon, East Gwillimbury
905-478-2389; sharontemple.ca

Mon. 18 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Tue. 19 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Tue. 19 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Wed. 20 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Wed. 20 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Thu. 21 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Thu. 21 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Windfall Harvest Festival 2017

Thu. 21 Sep, 2017 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sept. 24
Windfall Harvest Festival 2017 - "Celebrating Diversity: Food, Land and People"
feature performers, speakers and interactive displays that complement and amplify past festival's programming, while creating excitement for Ontario's 150th anniversary. These enhancements include:
• Celebration of Local Food Movement, featuring local food producers, food demonstrations, and celebrity food talent.
• New Outdoor Learning Experiences, like Intro to Rock Climbing, Nature Play Pop Up and Learn to Camp, that encourage people to try new outdoor activities, get outdoors and active, and explore Ontario’s parks and green spaces.
• Historical Pioneer Re-enactment, an interactive and interpretive display that provides a look into the daily life of pioneers, including period clothing, antique and replica items, tools and cooking demonstrations.
• Celebration of Ontario’s Indigenous Communities, through a variety of First Nations storytelling, singing and drumming performances, traditional First Nations dances, and Aboriginal cooking demonstrations.
• Promotion of Ontario's 150 Anniversary, through new advertisements, promotional materials, and online and social media content.
At Windfall Ecology Centre, Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area, Aurora
11am to 5pm
905.727.0491 ext. 111; windfallfestival.ca

Indulge Your Senses

Thu. 21 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Indulge Your Senses
Join DeafBlind Ontario Services on Thursday, September 21st at the Club at Bond Head for the 12th annual Indulge Your Senses fundraising event. Guests will enjoy pampering spa services, wine tasting and a unique ‘dine-in-the-dark’ experience. Fabulous live and silent auctions, raffle and an incredible beauty product swag bag round out this ultimate girls’ night out. Local firefighters will also be on hand to lend their support.
 
DeafBlind Ontario Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps individuals who are deafblind to increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services. With residential locations and community services programs across the province, their reach extends into a wide range of communities in Ontario.
For more information and tickets, visit www.deafblindontario.com.

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Coldwater Fall Fair

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 22 to 24
Coldwater Fall Fair
The theme is Poultry. Demolition derby, tractor pulls and children’s events. Fri. 1pm to Sun. 4pm.
705 826-0826; coldwaterfallfair.com

Autumn Equinox

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sept. 22
Autumn Equinox
Join us for our first Autumn Equinox event. Enjoy a potluck supper followed by a ritual and labyrinth walk. 6pm to 8pm No registration necessary.
Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point.
905-476-4013; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Coldwater Fall Fair

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 22 to 24
Coldwater Fall Fair
The theme is Poultry. Demolition derby, tractor pulls and children’s events. Fri. 1pm to Sun. 4pm.
705 826-0826; coldwaterfallfair.com

Orillia Fish And Game Conservation Club Kids’ Fishing Day

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sept. 23
Orillia Fish And Game Conservation Club Kids’ Fishing Day
The Orillia Fish and Game Conservation Club hosts this popular event. The day provides an opportunity for participants up to the age of fifteen to be introduced to the sport of fishing. OFGCC members assist the children in preparing their fishing lines, reeling in their catch and releasing the fish and for many children, this is their first exposure to fishing. Club members also instruct the children on the importance of live release to ensure fish stocks remain healthy in the future. Registration is free and lunch is provided. 9am-noon, Port of Orillia.

Orillia Fish And Game Conservation Club Kids’ Fishing Day

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sept. 23
Orillia Fish And Game Conservation Club Kids’ Fishing Day
The Orillia Fish and Game Conservation Club hosts this popular event. The day provides an opportunity for participants up to the age of fifteen to be introduced to the sport of fishing. OFGCC members assist the children in preparing their fishing lines, reeling in their catch and releasing the fish and for many children, this is their first exposure to fishing. Club members also instruct the children on the importance of live release to ensure fish stocks remain healthy in the future. Registration is free and lunch is provided. 9am-noon, Port of Orillia.

Georgina Studio Tour

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24
Georgina Studio Tour
The 23rd Georgina Studio Tour on the South Shore of Lake Simcoe is a self-guided free tour through the Town of Georgina’s lakeside communities of Keswick, Sutton, Jackson's Point and Pefferlaw. Discover a wonderful group of artisans amidst the spectacular autumn colours in one of York Region's most picturesque settings. 10am to 5pm


Help celebrate Canada’s 150th year by buying and giving gifts made by Canadian artists. The tour has been introducing visitors to a diverse and talented group of artisans representing a wide spectrum of media for 23 years. You have the opportunity to purchase a wonderful works of art, and opportunity to meet each artist and learn about the process behind the artwork, ask questions and place custom orders, made just for you. Talk to Bobbi Lovell, Cheryl Fulcher, Bill Major, and the artists at Egypt Hall and at Homestead Orchards.

This two-day event is your opportunity to visit homes and studios that for the rest of the year are available by appointment only. Commission requests are also welcome. Come and explore, experience one of the highlights of the fall season of Lake Simcoe, just follow the Georgina Studio Tour signs.
905-722-3148; georginastudiotour.com

National Forest Week Festival Kick-Off

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

NATIONAL FOREST WEEK FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 23 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hollidge Tract, 16389 Hwy. 48, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Celebrating Canada’s Forests: Our Stories, Our Future 
Kick off National Forest Week and discover nature-inspired art and family fun in the forest. Art sale, face painting, drumming, wagon rides, building tours, crafts, hiking, edible aquifers and more. Open to all. Registration required for guided walk.10am - 3pm
Hollidge Tract
All Ages. Free.
Contact info
877-464-9675; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Chippewas of Georgina Island 2017 Pow Wow

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 11:00 am - Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm

Sept. 23 and 24
Chippewas of Georgina Island 2017 Pow Wow
Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sutton, Ontario
For details, go to the Facebook page “Chippewas of Georgina Island Pow Wow 2017"

TIFT Presents Jan Arden

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 8:00 pm

Sept. 23
TIFT Presents Jan Arden
Singer, songwriter, broadcaster, actor, author and social media star. The celebrated multi-platinum, award-winning artist catapulted onto the music scene in 1993 with her debut album, Time for Mercy, featuring the hit single I Would Die for You. A year later she had her international break-out hit Insensitive. She has written three books, the most recent being the number 1 bestselling memoir, Falling Backwards. She is much in demand as a public speaker, and a favourite frequent guest on CBC’s Rick Mercer Report and a guest host on CTV’s The Social.|
8pm
Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Dr., Barrie
705-739-4228; 705-792-1949; tift.ca; admin@tift. ca

Sun. 24 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Coldwater Fall Fair

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 22 to 24
Coldwater Fall Fair
The theme is Poultry. Demolition derby, tractor pulls and children’s events. Fri. 1pm to Sun. 4pm.
705 826-0826; coldwaterfallfair.com

Georgina Studio Tour

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24
Georgina Studio Tour
The 23rd Georgina Studio Tour on the South Shore of Lake Simcoe is a self-guided free tour through the Town of Georgina’s lakeside communities of Keswick, Sutton, Jackson's Point and Pefferlaw. Discover a wonderful group of artisans amidst the spectacular autumn colours in one of York Region's most picturesque settings. 10am to 5pm


Help celebrate Canada’s 150th year by buying and giving gifts made by Canadian artists. The tour has been introducing visitors to a diverse and talented group of artisans representing a wide spectrum of media for 23 years. You have the opportunity to purchase a wonderful works of art, and opportunity to meet each artist and learn about the process behind the artwork, ask questions and place custom orders, made just for you. Talk to Bobbi Lovell, Cheryl Fulcher, Bill Major, and the artists at Egypt Hall and at Homestead Orchards.

This two-day event is your opportunity to visit homes and studios that for the rest of the year are available by appointment only. Commission requests are also welcome. Come and explore, experience one of the highlights of the fall season of Lake Simcoe, just follow the Georgina Studio Tour signs.
905-722-3148; georginastudiotour.com

Chippewas of Georgina Island 2017 Pow Wow

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 11:00 am - Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm

Sept. 23 and 24
Chippewas of Georgina Island 2017 Pow Wow
Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sutton, Ontario
For details, go to the Facebook page “Chippewas of Georgina Island Pow Wow 2017"

Newmarket Busker Festival

Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event: Busker Festival
Date: Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Time: 1-4:30PM

Location: Community Centre Lions Hall (200 Doug Duncan Drive) and Timothy Street

Newmarket, Ontario
Description: This year's Busker Festival features exciting new acts like The Yo-Yo Guy and Rhythm Works along with returning fan favourites like The Fire Guy and Isabella Hoops!

Come and be amazed by incredibly talented and unique street performers who will provide an afternoon of entertainment for the whole family!  

Grab a bite to eat, roam the streets and enjoy the shows.

Website: http://www.newmarket.ca/ThingsToDo/Pages/Recreation%20and%20Culture/Events/Buskerfestival0819-4409.aspx

Mon. 25 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Tue. 26 Sep, 2017

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Tue. 26 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

The Wild Blue Yonder

Tue. 26 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
The Wild Blue Yonder
The story of Her Majesty’s Royal Flying Corps Training School at Beamsville, Ont. The story features the character Andy Fromm, a young Winnipeg boy whose desire leads him to this flying school at the end of WW1. This is a funny, fast-paced story, that could also bring a tear to your eye, and have you on your feet at the end of the story. Come join us.
Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St. E. Orillia
705-329-2139; newsunshinefestival.com

Wed. 27 Sep, 2017

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Wed. 27 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

The Wild Blue Yonder

Wed. 27 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
The Wild Blue Yonder
The story of Her Majesty’s Royal Flying Corps Training School at Beamsville, Ont. The story features the character Andy Fromm, a young Winnipeg boy whose desire leads him to this flying school at the end of WW1. This is a funny, fast-paced story, that could also bring a tear to your eye, and have you on your feet at the end of the story. Come join us.
Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St. E. Orillia
705-329-2139; newsunshinefestival.com

‘From Brahms to the Beatles’

Wed. 27 Sep, 2017 7:30 pm

Sept. 27
‘From Brahms to the Beatles’ at Georgian Theatre
A singularly unique ensemble, the Rastrelli Cello Quartet has been thrilling audiences with their renderings of non-traditional programming since 2002. Kira Kraftzoff - founder and artistic director, Kirill Timofeev, Misha Degtjareff and Sergio Drabkin formed the ensemble with a mission to perform music “between the genres,” and their widely varied programs mix comfortably works by Bach, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky with that of George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck and Leroy Anderson. The name of the Quartet is taken from the eighteenth-century architect Bartholomew Rastrelli, who designed the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the home city of three of the four Quartet members. Tickets - $55 each; can be purchased online or at the Box Office located at 1 Dunlop St. W.
7:30pm
Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Dr., Barrie
705-739-4228

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Carnegie Days, Barrie

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 9:30 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 28 to Oct.1
Carnegie Days
An annual art festival that explores the role language plays in contemporary art with special exhibitions, performances, readings, talks, screenings, guided tours, and hands-on activities for families and youth.
Event Time: Various times for each event, please visit website.
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street
705-721-9696; maclarenart.com

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

The Wild Blue Yonder

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
The Wild Blue Yonder
The story of Her Majesty’s Royal Flying Corps Training School at Beamsville, Ont. The story features the character Andy Fromm, a young Winnipeg boy whose desire leads him to this flying school at the end of WW1. This is a funny, fast-paced story, that could also bring a tear to your eye, and have you on your feet at the end of the story. Come join us.
Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St. E. Orillia
705-329-2139; newsunshinefestival.com

PRNT Collective Grand Opening

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PRNT Collective grand opening

Thursday, September 28th.

As printmakers, we want to be able to share equipment and presses and this newly created studio space means we can regularly use techniques such as relief, intaglio, lithography, letterpress and serigraphy.  Mostly it is a working studio space for collective members however it will include a small gallery so that we can exhibit our work, and from time to time we will be offering workshops.  

Come and see the space, some great artworks on paper, and help us to celebrate.

We will also be open 12 -4 during the Barrie Culture Days Sept 29-Oct 1st.   Hoping you can visit!

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PRNT Collective Members: 

Tamara BENOIT, Derek BERRY, Pauline BRADSHAW, Jennie CLARK, Kelly Ann HUTCHINSON, Timothy LAURIN, Joanne LOMAS, Jeanette LUCHESE, Cristina MACBEAN, Maggie MACINNIS, Jill PRICE, Erika SHRESTHA, Frances THOMAS, Clinton TODD, Ceilidh WILLIAMS.

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Carnegie Days, Barrie

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 9:30 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 28 to Oct.1
Carnegie Days
An annual art festival that explores the role language plays in contemporary art with special exhibitions, performances, readings, talks, screenings, guided tours, and hands-on activities for families and youth.
Event Time: Various times for each event, please visit website.
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street
705-721-9696; maclarenart.com

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

The Wild Blue Yonder

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
The Wild Blue Yonder
The story of Her Majesty’s Royal Flying Corps Training School at Beamsville, Ont. The story features the character Andy Fromm, a young Winnipeg boy whose desire leads him to this flying school at the end of WW1. This is a funny, fast-paced story, that could also bring a tear to your eye, and have you on your feet at the end of the story. Come join us.
Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St. E. Orillia
705-329-2139; newsunshinefestival.com

My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Retreat

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 11:00 am

Sept. 29 to Oct. 1
My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Retreat 2017
By New Birth Tabernacle
The $200 retreat fee includes: travel, accommodation, all meals and sessions. Thirty spaces available.
647-989-2852; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Stars of Old Hollywood

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sept. 29
The Stars of Old Hollywood’ at The Mady Centre
Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, and Betty Hutton – trailblazers who refused to be “just another ingenue” during the golden age of cinema. An evening of scandalous headlines and marvelous melodies by critically-acclaimed Toronto performer Rebecca Perry. Rebecca takes to the stage to look at the lives of the ladies who broke convention and started something bigger, perhaps, than even they knew. With this affecting show, Perry shows that she not only creates her own marvellous characters, but beautifully inhabits the characters – perhaps even larger still than her own – that inspire her. Until April 21st From Judy to Bette is offered as part of a three show subscription also including Girls Nite Out and Spin.

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Carnegie Days, Barrie

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 9:30 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 28 to Oct.1
Carnegie Days
An annual art festival that explores the role language plays in contemporary art with special exhibitions, performances, readings, talks, screenings, guided tours, and hands-on activities for families and youth.
Event Time: Various times for each event, please visit website.
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street
705-721-9696; maclarenart.com

My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Retreat

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 11:00 am

Sept. 29 to Oct. 1
My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Retreat 2017
By New Birth Tabernacle
The $200 retreat fee includes: travel, accommodation, all meals and sessions. Thirty spaces available.
647-989-2852; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Doors Open Orillia; Culture Days

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 9:00 am

Sept. 30
Doors Open Orillia; Culture Days
Explore the variety of hubs offering different cultural activities at this year’s Culture Days in Downtown Orillia. Discover your  creative side and try your hand at painting, sculpting, dancing and more.
Downtown Orillia
33 Mississaga Street West, Orillia
orillia.ca

Ontario Mosses and Liverworts and Their Role in Environmental Ecosystems

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Ontario Mosses and Liverworts and Their Role in Environmental Ecosystems
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Room 2015, Simcoe Hall, Lakehead University, 500 University Ave., Orillia
Instructors: David Bradley, Natural Heritage Information Centre, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Bob Bowles, Coordinator of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program
Description: There are 548 species of mosses, 172 species of liverworts, and 4 species of hornworts recorded in Ontario. This introductory level workshop will briefly describe the life cycle of bryophytes in comparison to that of vascular plants, and present a general overview of the ecological requirements of these understudied species. In 2001, Dr. Frank Cook compiled a list of 239 species of mosses in Simcoe County. In this workshop, we will group the species on that list by habitat, location, leaf shape, leaf midrid, and special features, to create smaller groups. Following two presentations in the classroom, we will visit some sites close to the university campus to learn how to identify the many species of mosses that we have in Ontario. We will move beyond the historical, technical study of mosses and liverworts using compound microscopes to assess habitat, leaf shape and characteristics in order to group the species into smaller groups of species that look very similar. We will use hand lenses and microscopes, but only on the final stages of identification. This friendly approach to the study of mosses and liverworts will enable participants to understand the ecological value of these plants and how they can be effectively incorporated into home landscaping in ways that are more environmentally friendly than tuft grass lawns.
Fee: $75 +HST

Newmarket Group of Artists Art Walk & Studio Tour

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1
Newmarket Group of Artists 9th Annual Art Walk & Studio Tour
The Newmarket Group of Artists presents its 9th Annual Art Walk and Studio Tour Show on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, Oct. 1 from 11am to 5pm.

This year's tour will showcase the work of 36 artists and will be our biggest tour to date featuring more amazing local artists than ever before.

The studio tour is a free, multi-venue, walkable event that takes place in and around Newmarket’s Historic Main Street. It is a great opportunity to meet the artists and to experience and purchase their original work, including stained glass, pottery, jewellery, photography, mixed media and paintings. Look for brochures and maps at local businesses on Main Street.

The NGA formed in 2009 to launch the inaugural Newmarket Studio Tour and build awareness of visual artists in Newmarket.

newmarketgroupofartists.org

Brechin Scarecrow Festival

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sept. 30
Brechin Scarecrow Festival
Fifty Shades of Hay: Games, vendor’s market, hourly prize draws, music, demonstrations, food, a pumpkin patch and doggy parade. New “Zoo to You,” an amazing opportunity for the public to interact and learn about uncommon animals and reptiles. The public can also to vote for their favourite scarecrow, or enter one of their own in the contest. The whole community gets involved in this free fun-filled event! 10am - 3pm. Brechin Community Park, Brechin Ball Park
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; brechinandbeyond.ca

Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 30
Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour
Enjoy a self-guided tour through the scenic countryside and visit seven East Gwillimbury farms to pick up all the fixings to experience a farm-fresh Thanksgiving. The day starts at the Sharon Temple. 10am - 4pm
Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie St., East Gwillimbury
905-478-2389; sharontemple.ca

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

East Gwillimbury Culture Days

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 30
East Gwillimbury Culture Days
Are you #egproud? If so, join us to celebrate our history and our community. This year marks Ontario150, Canada150, and also the 100th anniversary of saving the Sharon Temple. Learn more about the history in your own backyard. 10am - 4pm
Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie St., Sharon,
905-478-2389; sharontemple.ca

Culture Days Open House at the Elman W. Campbell Museum

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 30
Culture Days Open House at the Elman W. Campbell Museum
Join us on Saturday September 30 for our Culture Days open house, featuring our First World War display and special commemorative display Canada 150: Do You Remember?. Try a museum history hunt and go on a self-guided tour of historic Main Street. Free admission. Hours: 10a.m.-noon and 1-4p.m. All ages, free.
Elman W. Campbell Museum
134 Main St. S., Newmarket
905-953-5314; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A First Nations Literary Festival: Giiwenh, Sharing Stories

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Sept. 30
A First Nations Literary Festival: Giiwenh, Sharing Stories
Join Huronia Cultural Campus for a free, day-long event celebrating First Nations’ writing and storytelling, featuring established and emerging First Nations writers, and more to enjoy.
Light refreshments will be included and an evening event telling more stories around the open fire until the embers die down.
This event will be taking place at the Chippewa’s of Rama’s MASK/Arena and the Culture and Research building.
This is a presentation of HCC in partnership with Chippewas of Rama First Nation.
With readings by:
– David Bouchard
– Cherie Dimaline
– Joseph Boyden
– Lee Maracle
– David Wolfman
– Tracey Lindberg
– Chad Solomon
– Marlene Finn
– Liz Howard
For more information visit www.HCCPresents.com and follow them on Twitter @Giiwenh @HuroniaCultural
10:30am - 10:30pm
Mnjikaning Arena Sports Ki (MASK)
6145 Rama Rd, Rama First Nation 32 Rama
hccpresents.com

Holland Marsh Soupfest

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 11:00 am

Sept. 30
Holland Marsh Soupfest
Are you a soup lover? If so, this is the place you need to be. Come join us for the Holland Marsh Soupfest to sip and savour more than 30 delicious soups prepared by some of the finest chefs from around the province, using local ingredients.
11am - 3pm or until soup runs out. Tickets are cash only.
Ansnorveldt Park (18997 Dufferin St.), Township of King
905-833-5321 ext. 5223; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; hollandmarshsoupfest.ca

The Wild Blue Yonder

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
The Wild Blue Yonder
The story of Her Majesty’s Royal Flying Corps Training School at Beamsville, Ont. The story features the character Andy Fromm, a young Winnipeg boy whose desire leads him to this flying school at the end of WW1. This is a funny, fast-paced story, that could also bring a tear to your eye, and have you on your feet at the end of the story. Come join us.
Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St. E. Orillia
705-329-2139; newsunshinefestival.com

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