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November 2018

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham

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* by performances means matinees

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

Reading and Remembrance Veterans' Week and
Remembrance Day


November ~ Happy Diwali

Nov. 9 ~ Randomly Connected

OAAArtists Talk:  Sun. Oct. 21, 2 pm
The group of 8 artists are: Sandra Collins | Ruth Greenlaw | Anne Labelle-Johnson | Barbara Kueres | Janet Blyth Powers | Sharon Recalla | Marissa Sweet | Sylvia Valentine
Robt. McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen St, Oshawa

to Dec. 3 ~ Georgina Arts Centre @ Gallery

Artists Paul Harpley and Janet Harpley-Aco
149 High Street, Sutton, L0E 1S0



JASOpening Reception – 7:00 pm
Banquet Room
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax




Thursday's in November ~ Open Studio Art Café

OpenStudioChess Lessons for Beginners
9 Thursdays in Oct & Nov
$10 / lesson - $90
Registration by Sept 30
see website for details
617 Liverpool Road, Pickering ON L1W1R1
905.420.CAFE (2233) |

to November 11, 2018 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VAC38th Annual Juried Show
October 14 to November 11, 2018.
Opening Reception: Sunday October 14, 2018, 2-4 pm.
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

to December 8 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreRosalie Favell
October 20 – December 8, 2018, Opening reception Saturday, October 20th, 1 - 3pm
Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist, drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage. She uses photography and portraiture to address issues of identity and representation. This exhibition continues Latcham Art Centre’s ongoing commitment to provide a public venue to showcase artwork by Indigenous artists and is generously sponsored by The University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE.

to December 28, 2018 ~ VAC

VACAncillary Exhibitions at Clarington Town Hall:
Main Gallery and Artist’s Showcase
Jo-Ann Jordan - Selected artworks
Municipality of Clarington
Administrative Centre
40 Temperance St.
Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A6

2 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenFirst-Friday Lunchtime Tick Talk - On the Horizon
Jj Bui - Piano
– Noon
At 11, JJ Bui was the grand prize winner of the CBC Piano Hero Contest. At 12,
he was one of the thirty hottest Canadian classical musicians under 30. Hear him now (while you still can) at age 14 at The Clock!
*Make sense out of what you hear! Join special guest artists for 60-minute chat-concerts designed to enlighten upcoming performances at The Barn. Free (pay-what-you-can), informal, fun, and fascinating! Bring your curiosity and join us at the Clock Tower Cultural Centre on the first Fridays of February, March, April, May, June, October and November at twelve noon. 
Clock Tower Cultural Centre
36 Front Street South, Campbellford 705-643-5508

2 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

Art Party!
Join us for Art Party. Part art, part party but all fun, not fancy. This is the "not to be missed" social event on the Scugog fall calendar for 2018. If you loved our galas in the past, wait til you see what we have planned for this year. Tell your friends. Save the date!
For more information or to buy your tickets call the
SCA at 905-982-2121.
181 Perry Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7

2, 3, 4 ~ Pine Ridge Art Assoc.

Pine Ridge Arts Assoc26th Annual Show & Sale – 1 pm
Cobourg Public Library
200 Ontario St., Cobourg
Library hours. All Welcome. Free admission.
Take a drive – Come for a Visit.

Nov. 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2018 ~ Durham Shoestring Performers

Durham ShoestringThe Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson directed by Joe Szekeres
2018-2019 the 45th Season
Nov. 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2018 8 pm
“It’s a long road…No one tells you how to do these things.”
Is redemption only possible through forgiveness? Shattered by the impulsive street crime of a young offender, the Pritchard family’s unsteady, conflicting steps through the stages of grief threaten to drive them apart. In this gripping drama, each person follows a long and difficult road from denial to acceptance where no character treads the same path. But the search for meaning and accountability is absolutely necessary and there’s hope that the paths will converge. Real life doesn’t provide easy answers.
Durham Shoestring Performers
Arts Resource Centre
second floor 45 Queen St., Oshawa, L1H 3Z2
905-725-9256 |

3 ~ A Concert of Remembrance

Young SingersOshawa Civic BandYoung Singers and Oshawa Civic Band
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
632 Thornton Rd N, Oshawa, ON L1J 6T6

November 3 to December 16, 2018 ~ Colborne Art Gallery

Colbourne Art GalleryChristmas Market
Opening Reception, Nov 3, 2-4 p.m.
51 King Street East
PO Box 903
Colborne Ontario K0K 1S0

3 to 30 ~ Galerie Q

Galerie QImpressions d'hiver, Impressions of Winter
Impressions d'hiver is a group exhibition that presents a vision of winter through the eyes of Contemporary Québec Artists in the Q collection.
1521 County Road 10 Cavan, Ontario L0A 1C0
705-944-8888 |

5 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

Show Your Work
Austin Kleon’s NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller, SHOW YOUR WORK, is an inspiring and helpful book of 10 vital principles. It shows artists and writers, makers and creative entrepreneurs how to join the new ecology of talent. It’s about getting found by being findable. Maybe you’ve read it, maybe you haven’t – either way – joining a discussion group can bring these principles to life for you.
Facilitated by: Sharon Lauricella PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, UOIT and Marion Meyers, Artist.
Series of 3 Sessions: Monday’s Oct. 22, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 7-9:30 pm
Location: Scugog Council for the Arts, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry
Price: Free to members of the SCA, $45 for non-members
Option: We can order the book for you for $20 or you can bring your own. For book orders, you must register and buy your book prior to Oct. 7.
Click here to sign up Once you’ve signed up you go here to pay



Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd., Rm. 2
Pickering L1V 3Y7

8 to 24 ~ Whitby Courthouse Theatre

Whitby Courthouse TheatreNext To Normal
Next to Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics, including The LA Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
Whitby Courthouse Theatre
416 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2

8 to 11 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreBeyond Craft
Beyond Craft returns to historic downtown Stouffville November 8 - 11, 2018. Held at 19 on the Park, Beyond Craft is Latcham Art Centre's annual handmade, one-of-a-kind craft show featuring pottery, jewellery, wood, soap, metal, chocolate, textiles and more! Proceeds support Latcham Art Centre’s exhibition and educational programming.
Admission by donation.
Beyond Craft opens Thursday, November 8, 6-9 pm. Artisans will be present and light refreshments served. The sale continues Friday, November 9, 10am-9pm. Saturday, November 10, 10am-6pm and Sunday, November 11, 10am-4pm
19 on the Park, Stouffville


10 ~ DEADLINE ~ 2019 Call for Artists

McLean Community Centre 905-831-6057

10 ~ Station Gallery

Station Gallery9th Annual Holiday House Tour on Saturday, November 10.
Tickets go on sale online and in-person at SG on Tuesday, September 4

10 & 11 ~ Cavan Art Gallery and Studio

Lucy Manley Winter Workshop on November 10th, and "Pour Your Heart Out" Acrylic Pouring Workshop with Valerie Kent on November 11th at Cavan Art Gallery
705 944 9444 |

10 & 11 ~ Port Perry Artists' Assoc

PPAAArt Festival
Autumn Show & Sale
Scout Hall, 15585 Simcoe St. Port Perry


10 & 11 ~ Sumi-E Artists of Canada

Sumi-eAnnual Exhibition of Oriental Brush Paintings
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Ct, North York, ON M3C 1Z5
Official Opening Nov. 10 at 1 pm

13 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSMonthly Meeting – Guest speaker: John W. Sabean “Collecting the Historic Art of Pickering”
Our Past President and Director of Publications has been collecting artwork for the past twenty years and more that pertains in some way to the Township, Town, and City of Pickering--either scenes of Pickering, painted by a Pickering resident, or collected by a Pickering resident. He recently aided the Pickering Museum Village to garner a truly significant collection of some of the artwork of Pickering's past.PTHS meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, March through June, and September through November, in the auditorium of the Pickering Public Library. The meetings begin at 7:00. Note the change in meeting time.
Pickering Central Library
One The Esplanade S., Pickering

14 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMonthly Meeting – 7:00 pm
Guest speaker: Maurice Snelgrove
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen Street, Oshawa

12 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Greenwood Community Centre
3551 Greenwood Road, Pickering, ON L0H 1H0

15 to 23 ~ Cameco Capital Arts Centre

Capitol Fine ArtsKing Arthur The Panto
20 Queen St., Port Hope


16 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenConcert with Monica Rizzio–7:30 pm
Campbellford 705-643-5508


16 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandCity of Oshawa's Tree Lighting Ceremony
early evening Oshawa


18 ~ Cavan Art Gallery and Studio

"Pour Your Heart Out" Acrylic Pouring Workshop with Valerie Kent at at Luc Sculpture Studio in Toronto
705 944 9444 |

Nov. 19 ~ Angie Littlefield

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends11 a.m. Scarborough Federation of University Women
"Tom Thomson and Women"





21 ~ Open Studio Art Café

OpenStudioSilk Scarf Painting
Janice Brown

see website for details
617 Liverpool Road, Pickering ON L1W1R1
905.420.CAFE (2233) |

24 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenThe Little Drummer – 1:00 pm

24 ~ Durham Youth Orchestra

Durham Youth OrchestraFall Concert and Silent Auction
Repertoire includes Sibelius' Finlandia, Strauss' Emperor Waltz, Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, K.364. Soloists for the Mozart are violinist, Jessica Fellows, and violist, Meagan Turner. Jessica earned a Masters degree from the Juilliard School and performs regularly with the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony. Meagan also holds a Masters degree from Juilliard and is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Manhattan School and is an Artist in Residence with Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect.
Music Director: John Beaton
Hebron Christian Reformed Church
4240 Anderson St.N., Whitby
Tickets: $20
Children in grade 8 and under are admitted free of charge
November 24th at 7:30 p.m.

24 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic Band"Sounds of Christmas" at 3 pm
Pickering Village United Church,
300 Church St N, Ajax, ON L1T 2W7

25 ~ Georgina Arts Centre @ Gallery

GeorginaARTIST TALK @ 2 PM

Artists Paul Harpley and Janet Harpley-Aco
149 High Street, Sutton, L0E 1S0

25 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenThe Little Drummer – 3:00 pm

24 ~ Durham Youth Orchestra

DYOConcert & Silent Auction – 7:30 pm
Hebron Reformed Church
4240 Anderson7 St., N., Whitby

25 ~ Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

Closing date: November 25, 2018

December 9, 2018 to January 21, 2019
Opening Reception:
SUNDAY, December 9 1pm to 3 pm
149 High St. Box 1455
Sutton , ON. L0E 1R0

November 25 to December 16 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VAC100 Small Paintings Show and Sale
Opening Reception: Friday November 25, 2018, 7-10 pm
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.
905-623-5831 | |


JASfrom 1 to 3 pm
McLean Community Centre
Room 3
95 Magill Dr., Ajax


Nov 28 to Dec 2, 2018 ~ Mirage a Trois (Visions of Three)

An exhibition of watercolours, oils and acrylics by:
Hal Bilz, Valerie Russell and Machiel Scholte
Opening Reception Saturday December 1st 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
McKay Art Centre
197 Main Street
Unionville ON, L3R 2G8


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ArtScene deadlines HERE

Watch for new gallery opening in cavan

The Millbrook Gallery

New Gallery Coming Soon to Millbrook, Ontario
The grand opening of a new contemporary art gallery showcasing both 20th century and contemporary artwork by national and local Canadian artists. 36 King Street East, Millbrook, free admission, 705-932-0888

check workshops page for exciting new events

Markham Group of ArtistsMarkham Group of Artists

Welcomes new members. Members’ Days are held on the first Wednesday of every month, September to May, 10 am to 12:00 noon, and include presentations, demonstrations, lectures and critiques on a variety of topics. Location: Markham Village Library, southeast corner of Highways 7 and 48.
One-day Workshops are held at the Markham Village Arena Boardroom, (beside the Library). Workshops are open to members and the general public, and are limited in size. Please visit the MGA website: for more information on upcoming workshops and to register. Fees for workshops vary and are not included in the membership.

Art in Public Places


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

    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 – Heritier Bilaka
    September & October | Jeannette Hay
    November & December | 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 - July9 - ACA Juried Show
    July 9 - August.7 - Charles Burke and Nezrin Blair
    August 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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