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April 2019

Great events in the GTA and Durham Region in April

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

You may find more information on events if you go to our facebook page and look in the EVENTS section!

April 2019

Latcham Art Centre ~ Ongoing Saturdays

Latcham SaturdaysLatcham Saturdays
Join us each week for Latcham Saturdays! Free and low-cost art events for the community. Events include hands-on art activities, art demonstrations, opening receptions, artist talks, tours, performances and more.
Visit www.latchamartcentre.ca for details.
Budding Artists Age: 7 - 11
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019 to Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Budding Artists PM for ages 7 – 11 years. Students will do a variety of projects and media in this creative class, building confidence and skills along the way! Pre-registration is required.
12 sessions | $225
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1

to April 7 ~ Georgina Arts Centre @Gallery

GeorginaReflections from the Artist's Garde
Opening Reception

Sunday, March 3 at 1pm
149 High Street
Sutton, L0E 1R0

to April 21 ~ VAC

VACArt From the High Schools
Opening Reception: Friday, March 29, 2019, 6-8pm
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3K8 (Hwy 401 to Liberty Street, Liberty to Baseline, E to Simpson, N to Soper Creek Park)
Opening hours: Tues / Wed / Thurs 10 - 9pm, Fri-Sun, 10 - 4pm.
Tel: 905-623-5831
E: communications@vac.ca
W: www.vac.ca

to April 23 ~ Allan O'Marra

15 Reasons to LiveFifteen Reasons to Live
Artist participants: Cheryl Bannister, Marjatta Beasley, Laurie Benson, Ilija Blanusa, Jayshree Mina Daya, Georgia Fullerto, Ruth Greenlaw, Cheryl Helferty, Angela Hennessey, Diane Huson, Errol Knight, Susan Lindo, Maureen Lowry, Vera Malitskaya, Mike McGowan, Betty McGowan, Emily O'Marra, Ruth Smith, Marissa Sweet, Daniel Wedderburn, Denise Wilkins
McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Drive, Ajax

to May 11 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateDo Not Disturb – 6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering
herongate.com 905-472-3085

January 20 – November 17, 2019 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACTrans/mission: Barley-Corn-Maize, an installation by Ron Benner
Ron Benner is an internationally recognized, London (ON) based artist who has been producing mixed media/photographic installations, which visually investigate the history and political economy of food cultures for over four decades. For its very first iteration of annual commissions, the VAC has invited Ron Benner to create a yearlong site-specific installation that responds to the gallery and its unique space.
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3K8 (Hwy 401 to Liberty Street, Liberty to Baseline, E to Simpson, N to Soper Creek Park)
Opening hours: Tues / Wed / Thurs 10 - 9pm, Fri-Sun, 10 - 4pm.
E: communications@vac.ca
W: www.vac.ca



• Silent auction
• Guest Performers:  Eastside Harmony Chorus
• Artful Draw by Robert Hinves
• Refreshments

All welcome
Ontario Power Generation
Info Centre
1675 Montgomery Park Rd., Pickering

7 ~ Durham Philharmonic Choir

Durham Philharmonic ChoirAnnual Winter Concert
with Vivaldi's GLORIA and Gounod's MASS OF ST CECILIA with orchestra and soloists
3PM - 430 PM
1164 King Street East
(905) 728-1739

9 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHS“Black Canadian women and their contributions to women's rights in Canada” with Channon A. Oyeniran (Vice President, Ontario Black History Society)
This presentation, by the Vice President of the Ontario Black History Society, will trace the evolution of the rights of Black women in Canada and highlight key Black Canadian women who helped to contribute and shape human rights in Canada.
Meetings start at 7 pm at the Pickering Central Library Auditorium

10 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAGuest Speaker: Ian Bodnaryk
All starting at 7 pm – 2nd Wed. of every month except July.
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa

Whitby Courthouse TheatreApr 11, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019 ~ Whitby Courthouse Theatre

Murder in the First is an adaptation of the 1995 major motion picture of the same title.
In 1941, Alcatraz prisoner Willie Moore stands trial for the violent murder of a fellow inmate. In what at first appears to be an open-and-shut case, a bold young lawyer intervenes with the claim that Moore cannot be held responsible for his actions due to the brutality visited upon him during three years of solitary confinement.
Inspired by an actual event, Murder in the First is a gripping courtroom drama that exposes an undercurrent of injustice and hypocrisy throughout the federal justice system.
Whitby Courthouse Theatre
416 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2

13 ~ Monday Morning Singers

The Monday Morning Singers women's choir, directed by Anne Mizen, presents its annual spring concert on Saturday, April 13. The concert takes place at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Uxbridge at 7:30 p.m.
Chiaroscuro, the Italian painterly word for the balance of light and shadow, is the theme and title of this concert.
The choir sings music from the time of J.S. Bach and William Byrd, but also music from celebrated contemporty Canadian composers. These include Imant Raminsh, Ruth Watson Henderson, and Mark Sirett.
However, the concert is centred around a newly revised composition by Christos Hatzsis. This eclectic piece is written for choir, ambient soundscape, audience participation and guest bass clarinetist, Jeff Reilly.
Christos Hatzsis, renowned Canadian composer, describes Agnus Dei as "a dark composition for our dark times with apocalyptic warning but also community-bonding through singing."
Special guests for this composition include the Uxbridge Chamber Choir, directed by Thomas Baker and Jeff Reilly, for whom the piece was also dedicated.
Jeff Reilly is a virtuosic bass clarinetist, based in Halifax, who has played in concerts and festivals all over the world.
The choir is excited to present this world premiere and invites every music lover to participate!
St. Paul's Anglican Church in Uxbridge
59 Toronto St South
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1H1


Delivery of Photos
from 1 to 3 pm
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax

14 ~ Georgina Arts Centre @Gallery

GeorginaMeet the Georgina artists

Sunday, April 14 at 1pm
149 High Street
Sutton, L0E 1R0


NorthumberlandDEADLINE April 14, 2019

The tour dates are Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, 2019.
EARLY BIRD $225 Deadline, midnight March 22, 2019 (no exceptions)
Applications after March 22. 2019 $250.00 with the deadline of midnight, April 14, 2019
Entry fee is non-refundable after June 15, 2019. A processing charge of $50.00 will be retained for cancellations received before this date. Please make cheques payable to ‘Northumberland Hills Studio Tour’
Click HERE for more info.

April 18, 2019 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAA51st OAA Juried Art Exhibition
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z3

21 ~ World Creativity and Innovation Day

April 26 to 28, 2019 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAA6th Spring Art Festival
10 am to 5 pm all 3 days
Camp Samac Oshawa, inside Council Hall building
Enter at Conlin Rd. Gate, 275 Conlin Rd. E., Oshawa L1H 7K5
Free event – hourly draw for prizes 70 artists in all mediums
Lunch counter available
Further info – Anne – 905-435-0575

April 27 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisMusic by the Bay Live presents Alastair Greene
Alaistair Greene, former guitarist for Alan Parsons, has a combination of blues, southern rock and jam band sensibilities that have been thrilling audiences for nearly two decades.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
78 Church Street South, Ajax
905.619.2529 x 2787

April 27 ~ Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra

Ontario PhilharmonicPROGRAM 5
(Special - Non-Subscription) • APRIL 2019 • Pops Series | Rock-Jazz Chapter
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8pm | Regent Theatre (Oshawa)
LIGHTHOUSE • 50 YEARS OF CANADIAN HITS • with Lighthouse & OP Strings
Fifty years of the coolest rock/jazz/blues of LIGHTHOUSE, with Ontario Philharmonic strings! The originality, artistry and imagery of PROKOV and HOFFERT rivals all of the great composer duos of their time, the heady 60s to 80s. This standout group made their mark in Canada, United States and Europe. Join us in an act of Canadian Rock/Jazz patriotism!
Regent Theatre UOIT
50 King St E, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B3
tickets.regenttheatre.ca | http://www.ontariophil.ca

27 & 28 ~ Durham West Studio Tour

dwac27 Artists at various locations and
Dr. Nelson F Tomlinson Community Centre
4941 Old Brock Road, Claremont
North Pickering
Download 2019 brochure HERE



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A Gift of Art | Station Gallery

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Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre, Pickering

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McLean Community Centre, Ajax

Jan. 7 to mar. 18 – Allan’s Artists
Mar. 18 to Apr. 22 – Allan O’Marra
Apr 22 to May 26 – Juried Photography Exhibition

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