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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

National Volunteer Week 2020 is April 19th – 25th

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

Early BirdApril 2020 Early Bird Listings

continuing from March

to April 2 ~ Mike McGowan

Abstract Geometry
A solo show at the
Cork and Bean, 8 Simcoe St. North, Oshawa

to April 5 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsBOOM
The Off-Broadway debut of Rick Miller’s explosive multimedia show.
March 26 to April 5
Award-winning writer and director Rick Miller
performs his solo masterpiece that recreates the defining moments of the Baby Boom generation.
BOOM will take you from Hiroshima in 1945,
through 25 turbulent years that end with Apollo 11 in 1969.
Buckle up for this mind-blowing experience
for audiences of all generations!
Port Hope
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z4
https://capitoltheatre.com

to April 15 ~ Scugog Arts

Scugog ArtsTHE VOICE OF ART LITERARY CONTEST 2020
Scugog Arts returns with three categories, Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-fiction. We are accepting short fiction stories and creative non-fiction of up to 2,500 words and poems of up to 40 lines.
Youth 12-20 & Adults 21+
Enter in one of two age groups, either Youth 12-20 or Adult 21+. Each entrant can enter 1-3 pieces of writing. There are Poetry and Fiction categories for Youth and the added category of Creative Non-Fiction for Adults.
The cost to enter is $20 for adults and $15 for youth.
$2,500 in Cash Prizes!
Youth and Adult Poetry: 1st Prize: $300 2nd Prize: $150 3rd Prize: $50
Youth and Adult Fiction: 1st Prize: $300 2nd Prize: $150 3rd Prize: $50
Adult Creative Non-fiction: 1st Prize: $300 2nd Prize: $150 3rd Prize: $50
Contest opens January 2, 2020. Contest closes Friday April 15, 2020   
Go to www.scugogarts.ca/news/literary-contest

to Apr 30 ~ Rola Jaber, Charles Burke and Nesrin Blair

Opening Reception: Mar 28@ 2pm
Three of a kind Art Exhibition
Rola Jaber ,Charles Burke and Nesrin Blair
Opening Reception Saturday March 28th ,2020
Starts 2:00pm - 4:00 pm
Kent Farndale Gallery
Scugog Memorial Public Library
Box 1049, 231 Water Street
Port Perry, ON L9L 1A8
http://www.scugoglibrary.ca/gallery/gallery-information/

April 25 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreAnnual Juried Exhibition
This year's Annual Juried Exhibition runs from March 7 through to April 25, 2020. 
The participating jurors and the official entry form with complete details are available below. There will be $750 in Juror’s Awards presented at the opening reception on Saturday, March 7 at 1pm. 
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON L4A 4K1

to May 2 ~ Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre

HerongateThe Odd Couple – 6:00 pm
2885 Altona Rd., Pickering
herongate.com 905-472-3085

to January 3, 2021 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACThe Loft Gallery Commission: Hissing Folly by Cole Swanson
Reception: Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, 2 PM - 4 PM
For the 2020 iteration of the Loft Gallery Commission, Cole Swanson looks at Durham Region’s ecological landscape and poses critical questions around human relationships with invasive species, specifically phragmites (European common reed). Phragmites is a perennial grass that spreads quickly and out-competes native species for water and nutrients. This plant has been damaging ecosystems in Ontario for decades including areas of Clarington and the wider Durham Region. Working with the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA), this collaborative project will result in the collection and removal of phragmites from the Thickson Woods Land Trust of Durham Region. The harvested phragmites will be used as materials for an immersive sculpture in the VAC using a centuries-long tradition of thatching. The resulting exhibition will consider phragmites as a historically valuable construction material with creative potential while educating the public on the risks posed by the plant to the ecosystems present in Clarington and the surrounding region.
Cole Swanson’s cross-disciplinary artistic practice spans over 15 years. Using sound, installation, painting, and sculpture his work explores interspecies relationships as they relate to complex coevolutionary systems. Swanson holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph and an MA in Art History from the University of Toronto. His work has been exhibited in exhibitions in Canada and international venues across four continents. He is a two-time national fellowship winner through the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (2007, 2014) for his research on miniature paintings and Jaipur school fresco techniques in Rajasthan.
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville, L1C 3K8
https://www.vac.ca/coleswanson.html

 


1 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL

PRACAGM – 6:30 pm
• Silent auction • Special performers • Artful Draw • Refreshments
Ontario Power Generation 
Information Centre
1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON 905-509-3855

Apr. 1, Thurs. Apr. 2, Fri. Apr. 3, Sat. Apr. 4, 2020 ~ DSPDurham Shoestring

Goodness
by Michael Redhill
Directed by Phil Ireland
Stage Managed by Michele LaPointe
“Love just changes some people for the worse.”
An evil is lived. The story is told. Something even greater is heard. Michael, a writer searching for witnesses to a family tragedy, meets Althea, whose vivid past compels Michael to question what and whom he should trust. Althea remembers the alleged war criminal she was supposed to protect, his loving daughter and the prosecutor who seeks his conviction. Does failing memory absolve responsibility? Is love an enemy of justice? Past and present are drawn to each other just as evil and goodness are threaded through all we do.
Performances Fri. Mar. 27, Sat. Mar. 28, Wed.Apr. 1, Thurs. Apr. 2, Fri. Apr. 3, Sat. Apr. 4, 2020, 8 pm
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St.
Oshawa, L1H 3Z3
www.durhamshoestring.org
www.facebook.com/DurhamShoestring
www.twitter.com/ShoestringDSP
www.instagram.com/durhamshoestringperformers
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqdIXNQpeipj8hcsLWR2Gg

4 & 5 ~ The Art Guild of Scarborough

Art Guild of ScarAnnual Spring Show and Sale will be held on Apr 4 & 5, 2020 from 10 am to 5 pm at the
Centennial Recreation Centre - Scarborough
1967 Ellesmere Ave., Toronto, M1H 2W5.
Reception April 4 @ 10:15 am
http://theartguildofscarborough.com

5 ~ Durham Philharmonic Choir

Durham Philharmonic ChoirMozart’s ‘Requiem’
Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020, 3PM College Park Church, Oshawa
Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ remains one of the most powerful and best-known works in the classical repertoire. The DPC, along with a first-rate cast of soloists and orchestra perform this incredible masterpiece for the first time in several years, along with a couple of well-known shorter works. The ‘Requiem’ is always a popular program piece for our audience, so be sure not to miss this momentous occasion! Tickets: $35
durhamphilharmonic.ca | 905-728-1739

April 8 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsElvis Hits with Anthony Von and Jukebox Jamboree — Classic Country
JUKEBOX JAMBOREE is a Tribute to Nashville’s GRAND OLE OPRY! The show features the number one hits from each Classic Country artist!
Capitol Theatre (Main Stage)
20 Queen Street
Port Hope
https://capitoltheatre.com/events/

8 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMonthly Meeting – 7:00 pm to 9 pm
Guest Speaker: James Goodliff.

James Goodliff is known for his bold and colourful landscape paintings. Using a rich and vibrant colour palette, Goodliff’s works show a deep understanding and appreciation of the natural world.
Membership meetings take place on the second Wednesday of the month, excepting July.
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St, Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3
289-991-1067
https://www.oshawaartassociation.com/

Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020 ~ Whitby Courthouse Theatre

Whitby Courthouse TheatreKiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun
At 35-years old, Robert has the mental capacities of an 8-year old, but that doesn’t make him any less wise in the ways of the world. Holly is pregnant, alone and simply needs the right break.
A story about people finding the nerve to take responsibility, and persevering against the odds.
Uplifting, poignant and funny, Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun will capture your heart and possibly change the way you view people forever. “Before this glorious life is done, I shall kiss the moon and kiss the sun. It’s about trying to get the most out of life, but Robert and I have a different meaning for it. I’m the moon that watches over him at night, and he’s the sun who brightens up my days.” - Norm Foster
FACEBOOK EVENT

14 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSScarlett Janusas "The AVRO Arrow Model Search and Recovery Project"
In 2017,396 targets were identified in the search for the AVRO Arrow models using synthetic aperture sonar. One of the targets identified in 2017 became the focus of recovery in 2018, and former top secret documentation aided in identifying this target as one of the most important finds of the program.
PTHS meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, (normally) March through June, and September through November, in the auditorium of the Pickering Central Library. The meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

15 ~ NORTHUMBERLAND HILLS STUDIO TOUR

NorthumberlandThe 25th annual Northumberland Hills Studio Tour will be held the weekend after Labor Day, September 12 and 13, 2020 from 10am- 5pm.
We are happy to extend our invitation to the Region of Peterborough and Kawarthas, Quinte, Clarington and Durham Region, to be a guest artist on the Studio Tour.
Upcoming and established artists welcome.
Please find the Call for Entry HERE to be submitted For the 25th Northumberland Hills Studio Tour.
Deadline is April 15th, 2020.
Click HERE for more info.
www.northumberlandstudiotour.ca

15 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTRIVIA NIGHT!!
Fantasy Movie Trivia

(Mythology, Pirates, Wizards, Witches, etc.)
Once a month, we will be hosting a different themed Trivia Night to test your trivia skills.
Teams of 2 to 8 people can register by emailing stfranciscentre@ajax.ca or by calling 905-619-2529, ext. 2787 (ARTS).  Registration is only $5 per person and a cash bar and concessions will be available.  March 11th will be 80s & 90s Trivia (music, fashion, TV shows, toys, etc.) and April 15th will be Fantasy Movie Trivia (Mythology, Pirates, Wizards, Witches, etc.)
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca
905-619-2529 x 2787

15 ~ Scugog Arts

Scugog ArtsLiterary Contest 2020

The Voice of Arts – Themed Literary Contest
The word Ekphrasis translates to “description” in Greek and ekphrastic writing describes or is inspired by a work of art. The Voice of Art Literary Contest for 2020 offers 4 pieces of visual art from its Annual Juried Show as inspiration for the contest entries.
Works for inspiration
Using the link below, see the art work you are to use for inspiration. Chair Series 11, oil painting by Charles Choi. The Boss, photography by Jennifer Burrows. Pizza Box, lino print by Erin Le Page. Misty Morning, oil painting by Lorelei Lapp
Fiction, Poetry & Creative Non-Fiction
Scugog Arts returns with three categories, Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-fiction. We are accepting short fiction stories and creative non-fiction of up to 2,500 words and poems of up to 40 lines.
Youth 12-20 & Adults 21+
Enter in one of two age groups, either Youth 12-20 or Adult 21+. Each entrant can enter 1-3 pieces of writing. There are Poetry and Fiction categories for Youth and the added category of Creative Non-Fiction for Adults.
The cost to enter is $20 for adults and $15 for youth.
181 Perry Street, Port Perry
https://scugogarts.ca/

17 & 18 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAA7th Spring Art Festival
Fri., April 17, Sat., April 18, Sun., April 19, 2020
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

18 ~ Pickering Public Library

Noisy Art in the LibraryNoisy Art in the library
NEW - DIGITAL & TRADITIONAL ART SHOW
TAKE IN: March
RECEPTION: April 18, 2020
PRAC is a proud partner in this event

18 ~ Pickering Rotary Music Festival

Pickering Rotary Festival33rd Annual Stars of the Festival Concert & Awards 2020
This year, the festival is schedule:
Start February 27th – March 12th
Play-offs March 31st
Stars Festival April 18th
The festival will take place at St. George's Anglican Church, 77 Randall Drive, Ajax, Ontario unless otherwise specified.

PRAC is a proud sponsor

18 ~ Young Singers

Young SingersYouth Showcase
Young Singers together with Menno Youth Singers will be showcasing their talented voices with a wide selection of music for spring. Join us for an evening performance of musical fare at St. George’s Memorial Church.
7pm - 9pm
39 Athol Street West, Oshawa
durhamyouthshowcase.eventbrite.com or youngsingers.ca
905-686-9821
administrator@youngsingers.ca

23 to May 2 ~ Ajax Community Theatre

Ajax Community TheatreCHAPTER 2
April 23 – May 2, 2020
Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm
Sunday, April 26 at 2pm
Recent widower, writer George Schneider is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone and she’s a keeper. Still it’s a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers.
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ajc01
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca

April 23 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsThursdays @ the Sculthorpe
Nicola Magnolia —
Emerging Northumberland County Artist and Philanthropist — CD Release Party

Introducing alt-country singer-songwriter and tattoo artist, Nicola Magnolia, a fresh new talent on the local music and arts scene. Her new album Broken Lonesome blends classic country with elements of southern rock and Americana. You’ll be enchanted by her melodic storytelling – and her great big heart.
The Sculthorpe Theatre (2nd floor Cameco Capitol Arts Centre)
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 2Y7
https://capitoltheatre.com/

24 ~ Ontario Philharmonic

Ontario PhilharmonicMEDITERRANEAN SOUL - PAVLO
Friday, April 24, 2020, 8:00 pm
PROGRAM 5 - World Music Series - Mediterranean Soul
Canada’s own, always a fiery stage presence, Pavlo - composer, guitarist, showman - brings Mediterranean Soul to you in this World Music concert with Maestro Marco Parisotto and Ontario Philharmonic. Pavlo’s original Mediterranean stylings are distinctive world-wide. A very special, internationally recognized artist, Pavlo returns with his band, with brilliant arrangements accompanied by Ontario Philharmonic.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E
Oshawa, ON L1H 1B3
905.721.3399 x2
https://tickets.regenttheatre.ca

25 ~ Cavan Art Academy

Alcohol Ink Art Workshop by Valerie Kent
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 1 PM – 4 PM
Luc Sculpture School and Studios
663 Greenwood Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4J 4B3
FACEBOOK EVENT

26 ~ PRAC JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

Delivery of Photos from 1 to 3 pm
pineridgearts.org/jpe.html McLean Communit…
7:00 PM
McLean Community Centre 95 Magill Dr., Ajax www.pineridgearts.org

30 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryDrawing For Art 2020
on April 30 from 6-10pm.
Join Station Gallery for Drawing for Art, an exciting event that's full of suspense topped off with delicious food and great company! This signature spring fundraiser puts original artwork into the hands of ticket holders, and raises funds for Station Gallery. Ticket holders will select from a range of over 120 original artworks generously donated by artists from Durham Region and beyond. The in-gallery preview displayed from April 1st until April 25th offers ticket holders, as well as the public, an opportunity to view the art, and to have a sneak peek at the choices on event night. A $250 Drawing for Art ticket admits two people and includes one artwork selection. Tickets are limited and available for purchase through Station Gallery's website e-shop at stationgallery.ca. Local businesses interested in becoming an event partner invested in building our creative community, please contact Station Gallery by phone at
905-668-4185
Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street. Whitby, ON L1N 0A8
https://www.stationgallery.ca

30 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAOpening Night Thursday, April 30
Reception and Awards – 7 pm to 9 pm
Oshawa Art Association
52nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition
May 1st – May 17th 2020.
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen St., Civic Centre, Oshawa, On L1H 3Z3
Further info – Sandra MacKenzie – portraitsbygoguen@hotmail.com

30 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisSPRING FLING
This annual event takes place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and features a delicious light lunch, live entertainment and dancing and community information booths.  Tickets are only $10 and are available for purchase at the Ajax Seniors Friendship Club, the Pickering & Village Seniors Club, and the Town’s community centres.
For more information, please contact Robbie Prochilo at 905-619-2529, ext. 7243 or email 55plus@ajax.ca.
Ajax Community Centre in the HMS Ajax Community Hall

 

 

 

April 2019

Latcham Art Centre ~ Ongoing Saturdays

Latcham SaturdaysLatcham Saturdays
Ongoing
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
LATCHAM ART CENTRE
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
gacag.com/events.html
905-722-9587
curator@gacag.com

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.
905-623-5831
E: communications@vac.ca
W: www.vac.ca

1 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALK: VISUAL GAGS: HUMOUR & ART
Monday April 1, 1pm
What’s so funny? It’s April Fool’s Day and we’ll take a walk in the lighter side of visual culture to explore the many shades of funny: satire, irony, slapstick, abjection, deadpan and plays with language.
*Art Talks run approximately 1 hour. | $5 suggested donation.
https://www.stationgallery.ca/?post_type=events&p=3346
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8
905-668-4185
stationgallery.ca

3 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL

PRACANNUAL GENERAL MEETING/ ARTS IN HARMONY – doors open at 6:30 pm
• 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
www.pineridgearts.org
905-509-3855

4 to 14 ~ Cameco Capitol Arts Centre

Capitol Fine ArtsDean & Jerry–What Might Have Been
Multiple Performances
20 Queen St., Port Hope
capitoltheatre.com

 

5 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF Ajax Film Circuit presents “Beautiful Boy”
78 Church Street South, Ajax
stfranciscentre@ajax.ca
905.619.2529 x 2787

5 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

SCAScugog Cultural Connections: Multi-Arts Symposium - Registration
Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Health & Resource Centre, 22600 Island Road, Port Perry
FACEBOOK EVENT

6 to May 2 ~ Port Perry Artists' Association

PPAACelebrates 20 Years of Diversity
Anniversary Group Show
Kent Farndale Gallery
Scugog Memorial Public Library
231 Water Street
Port Perry, ON L9L 1A8

6 ~ Lynde House Museum

Lynde HouseThe Ladies of Lynde House Fundraiser Fashion Show at 1 pm
Tickets $15
905 665 3131
900 Brock St. S,
Whitby


to April 8 ~ SPARK

SPARKPICKERING PUBLIC LIBRARY
Spark! is an annual Juried Art Show for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8. We encourage all types of mediums including pen, pencil, paint, crayon, pastel and markers or an even a combination. Submitted works will be organized in three categories based on current grade level of the artist.
PineRidge Arts Council is a proud partner with Pickering Public Library
Download entry form HERE
Drop off work Between ~ March 16th and March 30th by 4 pm at front
Awards Reception Saturday, April 6th, 2 pm
Pick up artwork Between April 8th and 20th during open hours
Pickering Public Library PHOTOS HERE
One The Esplanade, Pickering
905.831.6265

6 ~ Pickering Rotary Music Festival

rOTARY mUSIC fESTIVALStars of the Festival Concert
6:00 to 8:30 pm
St. Georges Anglican Church
77 Randall Dr., Ajax
musicfestival@pickeringrotary.ca
PHOTOS HERE
PRAC is a proud sponsor of this show

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
Oshawa
durhamphilharmonic.ca
(905) 728-1739

7 ~ Gwen Tuinman

The Wild Nellies Celebration Of Women
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PM
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa
FACEBOOK EVENT

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: Doug Purdon
All starting at 7 pm – 2nd Wed. of every month except July.
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa
https://www.oshawaartassociation.com

10 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
3551 Greenwood Road, Greenwood
http://shuttlebugguild.blogspot.com
905.649.5550

11 & 12 ~ Scugog Arts Council

SCAScugog Cultural Connections:
A Multi-Arts Symposium in partnership with the Mississauguas of Scugog Island First Nations
Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Health & Resource Centre, 22600 Island Road, Port Perry
FACEBOOK EVENT

scugogarts.ca

11 to 20 ~ Ajax Community Theatre

Ajax Community TheatreRumors – 8 pm
(Apr. 14 Matinee)
St. Francis Centre,
78 Church St., Ajax
stfranciscentre.ca 905.619.2529

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
905-668-8111
whitbytheatre.ca

13 ~ Monday Morning Singers

Chiaroscuro– 7:30 pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
65 Toronto St., Uxbridge
https://www.mondaymorningsingers.com/
647.476.2138

14 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL

JPEJURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW
Delivery of Photos
from 1 to 3 pm
pineridgearts.org/jpe.html
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax
705-653-1775

14 to May 12 ~ Georgina Arts Centre @Gallery

GeorginaMeet the Georgina artists
SHOW AND TELL

Sunday, April 14 at 1pm
149 High Street
Sutton, L0E 1R0
gacag.com/events.html
905-722-9587
curator@gacag.com

14 ~ NORTHUMBERLAND HILLS STUDIO TOUR

NorthumberlandDEADLINE April 14, 2019

The tour dates are Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, 2019.
ENTRY FEES
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, to May 5 ~ 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
FACEBOOK EVENT

18 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALK:CONTENTIOUS NUDE IN CANADIAN ART
(WITH JOHN DI LEONARDO)
Thursday April 18 7pm
The nude has been one of the more challenging images in the history of Canadian art, its depiction has seldom been objective, it has always been a refection of the cultural and religious attitudes of its time.
Join John Di Leonardo in an hour-ling discussion and visual presentation of their controversial theme.
Explore why we as Canadians still feel uncomfortable with the subject and why the nude has played an important role in the evolution of contemporary Canadian art in the early part of the 20th century.
Art talks run approximately one hour | *$5 suggested donation
https://www.stationgallery.ca/?post_type=events&p=3347
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8
905-668-4185
stationgallery.ca

21 ~ World Creativity and Innovation Day

25 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryDrawing for Art – 6 pm
1450 Henry St., Whitby
art@stationgallery.ca
905.668.4185

 

25 to May 4 ~ VOS Theatre

VOSThe Music Man – 8 pm
(Matinees April 27, 28, May 4)
Victoria Hall, cobourg
vos.theatre.com 905.372.2210

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
www.oshawaartassociation.com

26 ~ City of Pickering

Calling all young artists!
Our Youth Art Show is taking place on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the George Ashe Library & Community Centre.
Individuals 13-19 years of age are asked to submit their art by April 5. Cash prizes will be available for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place!
For additional information – please call Andrea Dufresne at 905.420.4660 ext. 6104 or email her at adufresne@pickering.ca.
PRAC is a proud sponsor of this show

26 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeSongs in the key of “R”*
A musical cabaret restricted to adults only!
Friday, April 26, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Old Flame Brewery, Port Perry
FACEBOOK EVENT

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
stfranciscentre@ajax.ca
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
PRAC is a proud sponsor of this show
Download 2019 brochure HERE

27 & 28 ~ Karen Richardson

Annual Spring Open Studio
Weekend of April 27 and 28 (1 to 5 pm both days)
Mark your calendar to come visit with me in my art studio, see my new paintings in person, view work in progress, peruse art books, enjoy light refreshments, enter a Free Draw to win one of my paintings... and generally celebrate Spring!
271 Angeline St. S., Lindsay

28 ~ Georgina ARTS Centre & Gallery

GeorginaMarch 24 & April 28
Pen Mic Sessions 2 to 5 pm
149 High Street, Box 1455
Sutton, L0E 1R0
905.722.9587
E. reception@gacag.com

29 ~ Georgina ARTS Centre & Gallery

GeorginaArt talk
Meet three Italian women artists who shook the art world: Sirani, de Rossi and Nelli!
Monday, April 29th at noon.

 

 

 

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A Gift of Art | Station Gallery


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Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre, Pickering

  • January 7 to March 3 ~ Kaitlin Sabean-Untermann
    March 3 to April 28 ~ Robert Hinves
    May 4 to July 7 ~ Bonnie Arnason
    July 7 to August 31 ~ Victoria Froats

    McLean Community Centre, Ajax
    2020
    January 6 to February 10 ~ Allan's Artists
    Opening Reception ~ January 10 from 7-9 pm
    February 10 - March 16 ~ Pickering Recreation Seniors 55+ Art Class
    Opening Reception ~ February 14 from 7-9 pm
    March 18 - April 22 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists
    April 27 to May 30 ~ Juried Photography Exhibition
    June 1 - July 6 ~ Ajax Creative Arts
    July 6 - August 10 ~ Artists of Uxbridge
    August 10 - September 14 ~ Ramona Marquez-Ramraj and Norman Smith
    September 14 to October 26 ~ Ingrid McDonald and Inese Poga
    October 26 - November 28 ~ PRAC Juried Art Show
    November 30 - January 4, 2021 ~ Ajax Photography Club

 

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