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Artful Draw ~ Robert Hinves

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Helen Harkin lucky raffle winner!

Hart Times2019 Artful Draw: Hard Times
by Robert Hinves

Giclee Reproduction
Framed 25" X 20"
Image 16" X 11"
Value $400

Pickering resident, Robert Hinves has always had an interest in art and pursued his interest attending Danforth Technical School taking a four-year Arts Course.

His passion has always been Ontario landscapes and he started off working in oils, but later turned his efforts to pen, ink and watercolour. Robert also delves into abstracts in acrylics.

Robert is currently Vice-President of PineRidge Arts Council, a member of the Oshawa Art Association and the Art Guild of Scarborough. He has been involved in many different shows including the McMichael Autumn Art Sale, Buckhorn Fine Art Festival, Pelham Art Festival, Cobourg Waterfront Festival and Kawartha Arts Festival.

Robert has also won a number of awards in the PineRidge Arts Council’s Juried Art Shows, the most recent, the Veridian Connections Award in 2018.

Thanks to our sponsor OPG for hosting this event.


We are holding our 2019 annual special evening on Wednesday, April 3rd at the same great venue. Ontario Power Generation has once again graciously offered their Information Centre at 1675 Montgomery Park Road, Pickering and you can expect the same excellent artwork, entertainment, information, fun and refreshments that we have become (dare I say it) famous for ~ and this year ~ I think it will be even better!

The evening is really all about our multi~talented members. We love to showcase our visual and performing artists ~ and we are also going to raise a little money for the Council by holding another eclectic silent auction and raffling off an exciting piece of artwork donated by artist Robert Hinves. We hope to be able to accept payments with Visa and MasterCard as well as cash and cheques!

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"Arts in Harmony" ~ April 3, 2019

Photos on facebook in 2019 Arts in Harmony Album Video HERE and on YouTube HERE


Eastside Harmony

Guest Performers:
Eastside Harmony Chorus

And this year for the highlight of our evening, we are excited to present the Eastside Harmony Chorus which is a member of Sweet Adelines International; the world's largest singing organization for women, whose purpose it is to teach and perform the art of four-part harmony, barbershop style.

Eastside Harmony Chorus chartered in 1991 and has a history of singing excellence. They placed 3rd small chorus and 11th out of 20 choruses in the 2014 annual competition in Syracuse, New York.This annual competition is a singing extravaganza that takes place over the course of four days in the spring and involves hundreds of energetic women from all over northern New York state and Southern Ontario.

New members are always welcome at Eastside Harmony Chorus. There is no singing experience required; we have a wonderful education program to teach all aspects of singing four-part harmony. You don't even need to know how to read music as learning tapes or CDs are provided.

Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at St. Francis Centre, 78 Church Street South, Ajax.

2019 PineRidge Arts Council’s
“Arts in Harmony”

April 3, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 | Meeting 7:00

Ontario Power Generation
Information Centre
1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

Our AGM is more than a fun evening of meeting old and new friends, it is a fundraiser for the arts council.

The meeting is open to the public and you are welcome to bring a friend.

Refreshments and free parking.

Our 2019 AGM Silent Auction Tables

1. Tkts. (2) - “One World” June 1 at 7:30 pm - Dur. Phil Choir
2. Jewellery - Hand crafted by Lis Simpson Pendant (Black & Silver)
3. Easter Eggs (2) - - cream-filled - Dunbarton Fairport U. Ch
4. Easter Eggs (2) - - cream-filled - Dunbarton Fairport U. Ch
5. Easter Eggs (2) - - cream-filled - Dunbarton Fairport U. Ch
6. Tkts (2) - Herongate Barn Theatre - any show before July 9, 2018
7. Dinner for 2 w/Gord & Cathy - at Meadowbrook Golf Club
8. Banana Bread - Lynda Meredith
9. Banana Bread - Lynda Meredith
10. Banana Bread - Lynda Meredith
11. Banana Bread - Lynda Meredith -
12. Tickets (2) - Captitol Theatre Port Hope - Guys & Dolls-May 30 8 pm
13. Jewellery - Necklace - Nesrin Blair
14 Photo - Landscape #1 - Cathy Whitmore
15. Tkts (2) to any TIFF at St. Francis
16. Tkts. (2) - Westben Barn Theatre - value up to $90.
17. Artwork - Nancy Howell - “Heart’s Gold”
18. Artwork - Janice McHaffie - “Autumn Sun”
19. Book- “Tom Thomson” - Angie Littlefield
20. Book- “Tom Thomson” - Angie Littlefield
21. Jewellery - Hand crafted Pendant
22. Jewellery - Hand crafted Pendant
23. Jewellery - Hand crafted Necklace
24. Jewellery - Hand crafted Necklace
25. Jewellery - Hand crafted by Lis Simpson Pendant

26. Tickets (2) + 2 mugs - County Town Singers
27. Jewellery - White bead necklance + earrings - Gwen Williams
28. Jewellery - Silver & turquoise pendant - Gwen Williams
29. Tickets (2) "CHIAROSCURO" Monday Morning Singers - April 13
30. Artwork “Summer in Pink” - Shirley Heard
31. Artwork “Edge of the Pond” - Shirley Heard
32. Artwork “September Garden” - Janet McGhee (Shirley Heard)
33. Artwork “Beachcombers” - Janet McGhee (Shirley Heard)
34. Tickets (2) "Music for a Cure" Music4Life Ensemble String Orchestra - May 4th
35. Tkts. “Music Changes the World” – May 25th Young Singers
36. Gift Certificate Perkins Restaurant
37. Tkts (2) to “David Miles” plus any TIFF 2nd Reel at St. Francis
38. Jewellery - Brass/silver necklance Gwen Williams
39. Tickets (2) + 2 mugs - “Movie Magic in Song” County Town Singers
40. Cheeseboard/knife & $20 gift card for LCBO Gary & Susan Faulkner
41. Tickets for Durham Notables A Notable Spring Concert

Basket of Note Cards Mary Lumb
2 “Memories of Home” | 2 “Imagination” | 2 “Tasty Tidbits”
4 “Cosmos” | 4 “Judges Award | 4 “Is This The Way Out”

Ontario Power Generation Information Centre |1675 Montgomery Park Road | Pickering L1V 2R5

All welcome, Visa, MC, cash and cheques accepted for membership
and raffle/auction purchases.

PRAC Executive

2018 Great Event! Photos on facebook HERE | Pickering Snapd HERE
From left: Gwen Williams, Mike Scholte, Bob Hinves, Heather White and Carol Sabean
2017~2018 President's Report HERE


Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization has been dedicated to enhance the quality of life within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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