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Gary Faulkner

2018 Artful Draw "Strawberries in Basket" donated by Gary Faulkner

Won by Cathy Schnippering

Anja and Gary

Gary Faulkner
Gary is a long-term resident of Ajax, VP of the Art Guild of Scarborough, a member of PRAC, Station Gallery, Ajax Creative Arts, Society of Canadian Artists and sits on the Board of the Durham West Arts Centre Foundation.
He was also director of SilverStone Gallery in Pickering during its operation.
His painting inspirations come from the beauty of nature and finds great satisfaction working with oil and other media.
His work has been accepted into many shows and has garnered many awards, including the recent PRAC Juried Art Exhibition. Gary's love of painting and music (Gary can be seen and heard frequently in our community as a baritone soloist) certainly keeps him busy throughout the year and fortunately Durham is a great place for both disciplines.

2019 AGM & Arts Event

April 3, 2019

Hart Times2019 Artful Draw: Hard Times
by Robert Hinves

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

Guest Performers:

The Eastside Harmony Chorus 

Thanks to our sponsor OPG for hosting this event.


We are holding our 2018 annual special evening on Wednesday, April 4th 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 Gary Faulkner. 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 4, 2018

PRAC Executive

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

Whitby Brass Band Chamber Ensemble

Guest Performers:
Frances Townend and Kevin Dashney

Frances Townend

Frances is a singer, actress, and voice-over performer. Recent film performances include "Canada, the Story of Us" and a new TV series, "Marine Disasters". You can also find her on several TV commercials including RBC, George Brown College and Canadian Tire. Frances' voice-over work includes children's books for TumbleBook Library, video games, and radio commercials heard around the world.
Several times a week you'll find Frances performing at Seniors homes, singing and dancing - often with Kevin Dashney as partner. In between all this fun, she runs
a rubber stamp company - Stamp Something! Frances is an Ajax resident - born and raised, and still here.

Kevin Dashney

Kevin Dashney is a singer, pianist who performs a wide variety of styles. He plays and sings Classical, Broadway, Jazz standards, Pop and Sacred Music. He has performed leading roles in Musicals in Whitby and Oshawa and has sung with Lorna Brain’s Opera Plus Ensemble for five years. Kevin sings and plays piano with Frances Townend in the duo “Heart and Soul”.
Kevin is a retired high school music teacher and is currently the choir director at St. John the Evangelist RC parish in Whitby. He is often called upon to sing at weddings, special events and senior’s residences.

2018 PineRidge Arts Council’s
“Arts in Harmony”

April 4, 2018
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 2018 AGM Silent Auction Tables

1. Bag of Art Supplies - DeSerres
2. Magazine - “Arabella” - Cavan Arts
3. Easter Eggs (2) - cream-filled - Dunbarton Fairport United Church
4. Easter Eggs (2) - cream-filled - Dunbarton Fairport United Church
5. Easter Eggs (2) - cream-filled - Dunbarton Fairport United Church
6. Tkts. (2) - "A Night at the Movies" May 5th Concert - Pickering Community Concert Band
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) - Young Singers
13. Jewellery - Bracelet silver link - Gwen Williams
14 ArtWork - Blue Teapot - Judith Jewer
15. Passes for 2 to any TIFF Ajax Film Circuit Screening (expires December 31, 2018) - St. Francis
16. Tkts. (2) - Cap. Arts Theatre, Port Hope - “39 Steps”
17. Tkts. (2) - Cap. Arts Theatre, Port Hope - “39 Steps”

18. Tkts. (2) - Westben Barn Theatre
19. Tkts (2) - Dur. Philharmonic Choir - June 2 - “Celtic Colours”
20. Champagne glasses (4) - Nancy Warren
21. Season Subsc. (2018/19) - Ajax Community Theatre - 2 tks. each for Choice of 3 shows
22. Season Subsc. (2018/19) - Ajax Community Theatre - 2 tks. each for Choice of 3 shows
23. Tkts (2) - Herongate Barn Theatre - any show before July 9, 2018
24. Note cards (4) - “Coming My Way” - Mary Lumb
25. Hand crafted 18" necklace designed by Nesrin Blair. Made with semi-precious stone and crystal beads. Combination of black and gold colours. Nesrin Blair
26. Subscriptions (2) - Scarborough Music Theatre 2018/19 season
27. Artwork - “Concession 4 Marsh” - Bob Hinves
28. Handbag - Black Leather - Gord Miller
29. Placemats (6) with chopsticks & holders - Gwen Williams
30. Wineglasses (4) - Gwen Williams

31. Tkts. - Dur. Chamber Orch. - May 27 concert
32. Artwork - Golden Leaf - Shirley Heard
33. Artwork - As the Sun Goes Down - Shirley Heard
34. Artwork - Shades of Nature - Shirley Heard
35. Artwork - Rock Wall - Shirley Heard
36. Passes for 2 to any TIFF Ajax Film Circuit Screening (expires December 31, 2018) - St. Francis
37. Passes for 2 to any TIFF Ajax Film Circuit Screening (expires December 31, 2018) - St. Francis
38. 4 tickets Strings on the Red Carpet by Music4Life Ensemble and Forest Brook Community Church



Exhibiting Artists

Artist Title Medium

Robert Hinves A Forgotten Time - W/C pen and ink
Times Have Changed - W/C pen and ink

Hal Bilz Snow Dusting W/C

Jean Bilz Why Oil

Garry Herridge Paddling Out W/C
Stumped Again drawing

Mike Sholte Enchanted W/C
Cowgirls W/C

Maggie Burgess The Guitar Player W/C
Cool Aid W/C

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.



Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a not-for-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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