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August 2018

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham in August

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* by performances means matinees

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If you are a PRAC member and participating in an event or performance
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to August 12, 2018 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VAC The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is pleased to present Bread and Bones, an exhibition by artist Mary Catherine Newcomb.
Mary Catherine Newcomb’s artistic practice is deeply engaged with the exploration of death, myth, rebirth, nature, and time. Her work often occupies paradoxical intersections of attraction and repulsion, myth and reality, and life and death. Bread and Bones is an exhibition in which Newcomb’s contemplation of life and death is manifested in a series of sculptures featuring plants growing out of animal corpses, bread baked into the skulls and bodies of dogs, hares, and chickens, and a hanging cow skeleton ornamented with intricate Talavera decorative motifs. Newcomb’s seductive work invites you into a fantastical space that is both strange and familiar, offering a distinct mode of reality and evoking terror and wonder.
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 August 18 ~ Latcham Art Gallery

Latcham Art CentreJaime Angelopoulos and Derrick Piens Anthropocene
August 23 - October 13, 2018
The Latcham Gallery
6240 Main Street
Stouffville, Ontario Canada L4A 1E2
latchamartcentre.ca

 

to August 23~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative Arts"Paint What you Love" Art Show
Kent Farndale Gallery, ​231 Water Street,​ Port Perry
Contact person: Kim Johnston
kim.workshops@outlook.com

 

to Sept. 2 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryStation Gallery is excited to present Metaphor, a solo exhibition of artwork by Barbara Buntin; and community-sourced exhibitions It’s all Relative and Family Ties, on view July 14 – September 2.
905.668.4185 x7605 | stationgallery.ca

 

1 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL

PRACMONTHLY MEETING – 7:15 pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd. Room #1
Pickering 905-509-3855

August 1 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic Band“Movie Madness” Concert in the Park – McLaughlin Bandshell
oshawacivicband.ca

1 3, 4, 15, 17 ~ Theatre On The Ridge

Theatre On The RidgePort Perry Summer Theatre
The Glass menagerie – 7:30 pm
Town Hall 1873
302 Queen St.,Port Perry
theatreontheridge.ca

2 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenA Little Off The Sides – 7:00 pm
#6698 County Road 30 North
Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0
westben.ca
705-643-5508
FACEBOOK

August 2,3,4,5,6,7, 2018 ~ Keith Thirgood

Canoe-in Art Retreat Kawartha Highlands
12:00pm 3:00pm
Plein Air Art Retreat in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. Great scenery, instruction & canoe provided.
Long Lake Rd, Aspley, K0L 1A0
647-551-3387 | keith@wilsonstreetstudio.ca
http://www.wilsonstreetstudios.com/kawartha-highlands-retreat-2018.html

2 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenNEW NOW: Ansley & Alexia
Thursday, August 2, 7:00 pm at The Barn.
Meet two new voices on the Canadian singer-songwriter scene: Ansley Simpson and Alexia Avina. The music of Anishinaabe singer-songwriter Ansley Simpson has been described as "lyrical hymns to love, presence, and possibility which entwine you in an unfolding, sonic world. This is music to guide you back to the shore when you've been lost too long in the waves". Ansley is winner of the inaugural Bull's Eye competition at imagineNATIVE's 2016 Festival. Joining Ansley is Alexia Avina from Montreal whose ethereal music blends ambient, folk and dream-pop influences into spacious, harmony-driven lyrical soundscapes. Aided with both arrhythmic and tempo-based loops, she blurs the line gently between chance and intention.
Before the Show: Pre-concert Chat (6:00 pm): The World of the Singer-Songwriter
Onstage Round Table Discussion
Join Ansley Simpson and Alexia Avina and others on The Barn stage for a round table discussion on the art of being a singer-songwriter in Canada today.
www.westben.ca | 705-643-5508 | FACEBOOK

2 ~ Open Studio Art Café

OpenStudioMusic on the Porch at the Open Studio art Cafe
617 Liverpool Road
Pickering, Ontario L1W1R1
FACEBOOK

 

3 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenTGIFunk! Turbo Street Funk
Put the top down and grab an orange pop! And don’t miss this crazy funk band, right off the streets of downtown Toronto! Formed somewhere around Yonge & Dundas sometime around 2011 as a professional busking band, the group is now known for powerful live performances that bring audiences to their feet. With a style rooted in the New Orleans horn band tradition, Turbo Street Funk combines Top 40 hits with top-notch originals in an incendiary show that gets people moving. You won’t doze through this one!
"These guys are exuberant, highly entertaining and loads of fun. You don’t want to miss them." - Mariposa Folk Festival
Before the Show: Pre-concert BBQ (5 pm to 7 pm)
After the show: Westben Jazz Fringe Festival presents Late Night Jazz
www.westben.ca | 705-643-5508

3 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenWestben Jazz Fringe: AREA JAZZ MUSICIANS AT LOCAL EATERIES
Late Night Jazz
Friday, August 3, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Capers Tap House (Campbellford)
Jazz Café at The Natural (Warkworth)
Keep it going! The Turbo Street Funk Band is sure to get you charged up and ready for a night on the town! Be sure to have a table reserved after the concert so you can relax with some late night jazz.

4 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenJazz Mains
Saturday, August 4, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Antonia’s Bistro (Campbellford)
Capers Tap house (Campbellford)
Windswept on Doxsee (Campbellford)
McGillicafey’s (Hastings)
SOS (Warkworth)
Too much is barely enough! Following the Michael Kaeshammer concert at The Barn, the musical magic from the Barn stage bops on down into a number of locations throughout Trent Hills – reservations recommended at each venue.

Aug. 4 TO 31 ~ Galerie Q

Galerie QLes frères de Charlevoix
The Brothers of Charlevoix

1521 County Road 10, Millbrook
FACEBOOK EVENT

4 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenMICHAEL KAESHAMMER
Saturday, August 4, 2:00 pm at The Barn
The Westben Steinway concert grand piano is in for a ride as legendary Canadian jazz & boogie-woogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer takes the bench for an afternoon of boogie-woogie and stride piano! Nominated for 7 Juno Awards, this brilliant pianist/vocalist/ composer/arranger/producer has also received the West Coast Music Award for Musician of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Watch him eat up the eighty-eights!
Before the Show: Dare to Pair (12:30 – 1:30 pm) – Blues & Browns Beer Tasting & Sliders
What goes best with boogie-woogie blues? Browns of course! Join John Graham, owner and founder of Church-Key Brewing Company as he presents a selection sliders and beer tastings from his award-winning stock. See how three decades as a brewer, entrepreneur and beer enthusiast can convince anyone that craft beer can be the perfect pairing with your next meal. It’s an amuse bouche. (Reservations required)
After the Show: Westben Jazz Fringe Festival presents Jazz Mains and Jazz Jam at the Clock
www.westben.ca | 705-643-5508

5 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenCELEBRATE! MONTREAL JUBILATION GOSPEL CHOIR
Sunday, August 5, 2:00 pm at The Barn
In 1982, Dr. Trevor W. Payne CM first brought together the Montreal Black Community Youth Choir and the United Union Church Senior Choir for what was to be a single performance. Now, over three decades later, the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir has gained international renown, having performed the world over, and for dignitaries such as Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II. With dozens of albums and awards, the group has collaborated with some of music biggest names including Celine Dion, Ray Charles, Michael Bolton and New Kids on the Block. Expect anything from Gregorian chant and Bach Chorales to traditional Zulu music and jazz. A sizzling summer celebration with one of Canada’s most popular gospel choirs!
Before the Show: Westben Jazz Fringe Festival presents Jazz Brunch
www.westben.ca | 705-643-5508

5 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenJazz Jam
Saturday or Sunday, August 5, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
at The Clock Tower Cultural Centre
ROB PHILLIPS – PIANO
HOWARD BAER – BASS
HARRY ELLIS – DRUMS AND FRIENDS…
Drop by the historic Clock Tower in downtown Campbellford for our popular late-night jazz jam. Bring your own instrument and sit in with the Band! Enjoy a glass of wine and candlelight along with the jazz at Campbellford’s favourite “great room”!

5 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenJazz Brunch
Sunday, August 5, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Capers Tap House (Campbellford)
I Am Coffee (Campbellford)
Our Lucky Stars (Warkworth)
Bridgewater Cafe & Pizza (Hastings)
Before the 2 pm Summer Season Finale at The Barn with the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir, join area jazz musicians on the sunny side of the street as the Westben Jazz Fringe Festival helps you start your Sunday morning at selected restaurants throughout Trent Hills.

7 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisMusic By The Bay Live
Devon Allman Project– 8:00 pm
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca
905-619-2529, Ext. 2787

7 10, 11, 14, 16 ~ Theatre On The Ridge

Theatre On The RidgePort Perry Summer Theatre
The Drowning Girls – 7:30 pm
Town Hall 1873
302 Queen St., Port Perry
theatreontheridge.ca

7 ~ Latcham Gallery

Teen Open Studio Week
6240 Main Street, Stouffville, Ontario L4A 1E2
FACEBOOK

8 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisMusic By The Bay Live
Walter Trout– 8:00 pm
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca
905-619-2529, Ext. 2787

9 ~ Cavan Arts

CavanGrand Reopening of the Cavan Art Gallery
We want to introduce you to artists, Paul Teleki and David Goyette. They will be speaking about their artwork and they look forward to having you at the Exhibit and Sale.
When: August 9, 2018 | Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Where: 1535 County Road 10
Cavan, ON L0A 1C0
Light refreshments, magician, caricaturist and Artist Talks
Visit http://www.cavan-arts.com
ening of the Cavan Art Gallery.

9 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whitby BrassConcert by the Lake
–7:30 pm
Heydenshore Pavillion
589 Water St.
Whitby
whitbybrassband.com

9 ~ Oshawa Art Association

Monthly Meeting – 7:00 pm
Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa
289-991-10671

9 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryWave Summer Music: Thursday, July 12 and August 9, 7pm
Live music by Quinto Sol on the patio. For tickets visit our website.
905.668.4185 x7605 | stationgallery.ca

9 ~ Open Studio Art Café

OpenStudioMusic on the Porch at the Open Studio art Cafe
617 Liverpool Road
ickering, Ontario L1W1R1
FACEBOOK

 

10 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

SCAThe Annual 2018 Open Juried Art Show
Each year the SCA hosts an open juried art show. This year our two categories, painting and sculpture, brought in a wonderfully eclectic mix of original artwork submitted by member and non-member artists and sculptors. Juried by Lakefield artist Anne-Marie Kornachuk, this year’s winners of Best in Show and Honourable Mentions will be presented with their awards at the Artists Reception.
181 Perry Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7

10 ~ Lynde House Museum

Lynde HouseThe Last Stand
900 Brock Street South
Whitby, Ontario L1N 4L6
FACEBOOK

 

 

13 ~ Open Studio Art Café

OpenStudioLife drawing at the cafe with Aqib
Mon 7 PM FACEBOOK
OpenStudio Art Café
617 Liverpool Road
Pickering, Ontario L1W1R1

 

14 to September 9 ~ Cameco Capital Arts Centre

Whitby BrassDisney’s Little Mermaid
20 Queen St.
Port Hope
capitoltheatre.com
1-800-434-5092

 

15 ~ DEADLINE Call for Artists

Uxbridge Art on the Fringe
Sept. 15 & 16 ~ Uxbridge Museum Historical Centre
artistsofuxbridge.ca/art/
art-on-the-fringe/

August 15 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic Band7:30 pm - “Hymns of the Highlands” Concert in the Park – McLaughlin Bandshell
oshawacivicband.ca

16 ~ Open Studio Art Café

OpenStudioMusic on the Porch at the Open studio art Cafe
Thu 6 PM FACEBOOK
OpenStudio Art Café
617 Liverpool Road
Pickering, Ontario L1W1R1

 

16 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisMusic By The Bay Live
Matt Anderson– 8:00 pm
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca
905-619-2529, Ext. 2787

18 ~ Ontario Woodcarvers Assoc.

Ont WoodcarversA “Day of Carving” at Lang Pioneer Village…Reserve Your Spot!
On Saturday, August 18th, from 10am to 4pm, the Ontario Wood Carvers Association in partnership with the Lang Pioneer Village are hosting a day of carving demonstration and camaraderie.
http://ontariowoodcarvers.ca/

18 ~ Uxbridge Lions 24th Annual Art in the Park

List of artists HERE
FACEBOOK cottonwood n' canvas | | | | |
Elgin Park, Uxbridge

18, 19 & 20 ~ Buckhorn Fine Art Festival

BuckhornOPENING NIGHT Fri. Aug. 18 7- 9:30
www.buckhornfineart.com

19 ~ Georgina Arts Centre

GeorginaCurator's Talk: Ewa Chwojko and special guests, Tom Zsolt and Joan Chiarandini Tadier at 2 pm
149 High Street, Box 1455
Sutton, ON L0E 1R0
905-722-9587
reception@gacag.com
http://gacag.com/events.html

19 ~ Open Studio Art Café

OpenStudioOutdoor Life Drawing with Paris Black
Sun 2 PM FACEBOOK
OpenStudio Art Café
617 Liverpool Road
Pickering, Ontario L1W1R1


August 20, 21, 23, & 24, 2018 ~ Whitevale School of the Arts

Whitevale School of the ArtsHave you ever dreamed of carving a totem pole? In a four day class Lloyd Thomas will take you through that great West Coast adventure. You will start with a 4 ft. cedar pole and using a hatchet and mallet rough out 2 West Coast figures (eagle, bear, raven, wolf, beaver or owl), then progress to using large flat chisels. The detail work continues with a knife, followed by staining and painting, allowing you to go home with a finished pole.
9:30-4:30 | 905-294-1978
info@whitevaleschoolofthearts.com

August 20 to October 26, 2018 VAC

VACAncillary Exhibitions at Clarington Town Hall:
Main Gallery and Artist’s Showcase
Hi-Sook Barker - Selected artworks
Municipality of Clarington, Administrative Centre
40 Temperance St. Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A6
www.vac.ca

23 ~ Open Studio Art Café

OpenStudioMusic on the Porch
at the Open Studio art Cafe
617 Liverpool Road
Pickering, Ontario L1W1R1
FACEBOOK

 

23 to October 14 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreGRAND OPENING of LATCHAM ART CENTRE
Jaime Angelopoulos and Derrick Piens: Anthropocene  
August 23 – October 14, Opening reception Thursday, August 23 from 7 – 9pm
Through sculpture, painting and drawing, Jaime Angelopoulos and Derrick Piens play with form and gesture in ways that reference the human body, evoke emotion and create imagined environments to be explored and experienced. This exhibition will look at the relationship between their respective practices and investigate the narratives that emerge in the context of the Anthropocene period. 
LATCHAM ART CENTRE
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE. www.latchamartcentre.ca

23 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArtist Meet Up 5- 7 pm
Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street
Whitby, Ontario L1N 0A8
FACEBOOK

AUG 23 ~ Galerie Q

Galerie QOn se souvient d' Armand, Remembering ArmandGalerie Q
1521 County Road 10, Millbrook
FACEBOOK EVENT

24 to 25 ~ Cameco Capital Arts Centre

Capitol Fine ArtsAm I Pretty Now?
20 Queen St.
Port Hope
capitoltheatre.com
1-800-434-5092

 

25 ~ VISUAL ARTS CENTRE OF CLARINGTON

Picasso's PicnicPicasso's Picnic Kids' Art Festival 2018
Hosted by Picasso's Picnic Kid's Arts Festival and Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

For the seventh year in a row, the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington welcomes over a thousand kids and their families during Picasso’s Picnic, a Kids’ Arts Festival held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and kids of all ages and their families are encouraged to come out for a fun-filled day of art, food, and sun! Picasso’s Picnic promotes creating and performing art for and by kids. It provides a place for the community to come together for a multi-disciplinary celebration of youth and the arts.
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3K8
https://www.picassospicnic.com/
FACEBOOK

August 26 to September 23 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACGerald Banting: If You Go Down To The Woods Today
Opening Reception: Sunday August 26, 2018
2-4 pm.
Artist Talk: Dates TBC
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 FACEBOOK
E: communications@vac.ca
W: www.vac.ca

26 & 27 ~ Durham Shoestring Performers

Durham ShoestringYouth Audition Mon. Aug. 27, 7:00 – 8:30 pm For the roles of Emma and Joe; teens and parents must read the play in advance
Adult Audition Tues. Aug. 28, 7:00 – 9:30 pm All other roles + the actors selected to play Emma and Joe
Characters: Joe, 20 | Mary, Joe’s mother, 52 | John, Mary’s husband, 50-60 | Emma Price, 18 | Elizabeth, a social worker, 40-60
Durham Shoestring Performers
Arts Resource Centre
second floor 45 Queen St., Oshawa, L1H 3Z2
905-725-9256 | dsp@durhamshoestring.org
durhamshoestring.org

27 ~ Open Studio Art Café

OpenStudioLife drawing at the cafe with Stephen
Mon 7 PM
OpenStudio Art Café
617 Liverpool Road
Pickering, Ontario L1W1R1

 

August 29 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic Band7:30 pm - “Out of this World” Concert in the Park – McLaughlin Bandshell

 

 

 

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Art in Public Places

DENTISTRY ON LIVERPOOL, Pickering

927 Liverpool Road, Pickering
Jan. & Feb. 2018 ~ Katlin Rohn
Mar. & Apr. ~ James Ruddle
May & June ~ Sharon Ridge
July & August ~ Edson Inniss
September & October ~ David Reid
November & December ~ Hanneke Koonstra

Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

Jan. & Feb. 2018 - Charles Burke
March April ~ Gwen Williams
May & June – Mary Woodside
July. & Aug. – Jayshree Daya

Jolie's (Debbie's Boutique) Café,

94 Harwood Ave. S, Ajax L1S 2H8 | 905 239 6721
across from Ajax Library

Jan. & Feb. 2018 - Nesrin Blair
Mar & Apr. – Eileen Myers
May & June – Maggie Burgess

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

January 2 to February 26, 2018 ~ Sharon Steinhaus
February 26 to April 30 ~ Jayshree Mina Daya
April 30 to June 25 ~ Harry Fraser
July & August 27 ~ Heritier Bilaka
August 27 to October 29 ~ Jeannette Hay
October 29 to January 2, 2019 ~ David Reid

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

January 8, 2018 to February 12 ~ Allan's Artists
February 12 to March 19 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists
March 19 - April 23 ~ Allan O'Marra
April 23 - May 28 ~ PRAC Juried Photography Exhibition
May 28 - Jul.9 - ACA Juried Show
Jul. 9 - Aug.7 - Charles Burke and Nezrin Blair
Aug.7 - Sept.10 - Angela Wong and Shirley Huang
Sept.10-Oct. 25 - Cheryl Helferty and Harry Fraser'
Oct. 25 - Nov.25 - PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 25 – Ajax photo show (not ours)


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