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February 2024

Great events in the Region of Durham and the GTA in February

Please confirm dates before booking
* by performances means matinees

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

Early Bird

AllFebruary 2025 Early Bird Listings

 

 

 

 

All 2023 PRAC memberships are NOW due.

Reading and RemembranceBlack History Month

 

2 ~ Happy Groundhog Day ~ Wiarton Willie
14 ~ Happy Valentine's Day
18 ~ Happy Ontario Family Day

February 2024 CONTINUING EVENTS

to March 9 ~ Oshawa Art Assoc.

Ajax Creative ArtsSunnybrook Art Show
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto

 

 

to Mar 16 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreMathieu Larone: 'Night Visions'
In 'Night Visions', Montreal-based artist Mathieu Larone presents pencil crayon drawings, animations, and collaboratively made music videos that embrace the ideas of transition, the magical, and the ordinary turned extraordinary.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
https://www.latchamartcentre.ca

to Mar 16 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreMathieu Larone: 'Night Visions'
In 'Night Visions', Montreal-based artist Mathieu Larone presents pencil crayon drawings, animations, and collaboratively made music videos that embrace the ideas of transition, the magical, and the ordinary turned extraordinary.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
https://www.latchamartcentre.ca

to June 9 ~ The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

RMGRaechel Wastesicoot: Kenatentas
January 27 – June 9, 2024
Raechel Wastesicoot is a mixed Kanien’kehá:ka beadworker born and raised in Oshawa and currently based in Toronto. In this exhibition, Wastesicoot has created a new series of beaded artworks in response to paintings from the RMG’s permanent collection. Working with upcycled, vintage, and harvested materials, her pieces are personal reflections on family, community, and relation to place, inspired by the colours and abstractions of Painters Eleven.
Curatorial Tour: Raechel Wastesicoot: Kenatentas + World-builders, shapeshifters February 8, 2024 from 7PM to 7:45PM
72 Queen Street
Civic Centre, Oshawa
rmg.on.ca
905.576.3000

to Mar 3 ~ Georgina Centre for Arts & Culture

GCAThe Drawing & Sculpture Show
featuring Olex Wiasenko
Opening Reception Jan 20 1-3 pm
Curator's Walk & Talk Feb 4 & Mar 3 noon to 2 pm
149 High St Sutton West
https://thegcac.ca/

 

to June 9 ~ The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

RMGOshawa Incorporated as a City, 1924. The Thomas Bouckley Collection.
Oshawa: 100 Years
January 20 – June 9, 2024
This year marks one hundred years since Oshawa was incorporated as a city. From humble beginnings with a population of 16,000, today more than 172,000 people call Oshawa home. Through historical photographs from the Thomas Bouckley Collection, this exhibition explores what life was like in Oshawa in 1924.
72 Queen Street
Civic Centre, Oshawa
rmg.on.ca
905.576.3000


NEW FEBRUARY EVENTS

Feb & March ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryMICHELE LAROSE | A JOURNEY FROM AND TO ABSTRACTION | UN VOYAGE A PARTIER DE ET VERS L’ABSTRACTION
Francophone Ontarian artist based in Kingston presents a solo 25 year retrospective exploring her artistic journey through different stylistic and painting approaches.
1450 Henry St. Whitby
https://www.stationgallery.ca

St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisFeb 2 ~ TIFF Ajax Film Circuit

Feb 23 ~ Friday Night Live' - Ultimate '90s Dance Porty

Feb 19 ~ Ajax Winterfest

Feb 24 ~ Carnival Experience featuring Joaquin Nunez and Rumberos

Feb 27 ~ Ultimate ’90s Dance Party.
78 Church St. S., Ajax

 

Feb 3 to May 19 ~ VAC

http://www.vac.ca42nd Annual Juried Art Show
Awards Ceremony: Saturday, March 23, 2024
143 Simpson Ave., Bowmanville
https://www.vac.ca/202

 

Feb 3 & 4 ~ Black History Month Celebration

Cultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc. 17th annual Black History Month Celebration
Theme:  Our Decade: Recognition, Justice and Development (The United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024)
February 3, 2024 in Person, J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate, Ajax
February 4, 2024 Virtual Celebration
For more information visit -  https://culturalexpressionsdurham.ca/

Feb 7 ~ PRAC Meeting

Chestnut Hill Recreation Complex @ 6:30
1867 Valley Farm Road, 2nd Floor Pickering
Call to confirm

 

Wednesdays, February 7 – 28 ~ Margaret Rodgers

ART ZOOM with Margaret Rodgers
Wednesdays, February 7 – 28, 2024
12pm – 1pm
via ZOOM
Participation fee $40
Register through Eventbrite HERE or contact WAAC office (waac@womensartofcanada.ca | 416-922-2060)

February, 2024 ~ Ajax Community Theatre


Ajax Community TheatreDoubt: A Parable
by John Patrick Shanley
CANCELLED
289-892-4132

 

Feb 15 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALKS
When our Souls Dream

Thursday, February 15, 7:00 PM
It’s Black Heritage Month and this expanding illustrated art talk explores the vibrant visual culture of Africa, the Caribbean and their respective diasporic communities around the globe.
405 Dundas Street West, Whitby
To reserve a seat: https://whitbylibrary.libcal.com/event/3739332
905.668.4185
www.stationgallery.ca

Feb 21 ~ Ajax Public Library

sparkSPARK Kids can explore their creative side and enter their artwork in SPARK!, a juried art show for Ajax kids from JK-Grade 8. Selected works will be displayed at Main Branch throughout March. Presented in partnership with PineRidge Arts Council. Pick up your SPARK! Guide starting January 2 for complete contest rules or visit ajaxlibrary.ca/SparkArt
Artwork drop off: Wednesday February 21 @5-8:30pm or Saturday February 24 9am-4:30pm (Main Branch)
Art Show & Reception: Sunday March 24 @1-2:30pm
55 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax (Main Branch)

Feb 25 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra

Durham Chamber OrchestraBEETHOVEN FEST
Forest Brook Community Church Auditorium
​60 Kearney Rd Ajax ON
http://www.durhamchamberorchestra.com/tickets.html

Feb 26 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALKS
When our Souls Dream

Thursday, February 26, 4:30 PM
It’s Black Heritage Month and this expanding illustrated art talk explores the vibrant visual culture of Africa, the Caribbean and their respective diasporic communities around the globe.
Station Gallery, Studio C
1450 Henry St. Whitby
905.668.4185
www.stationgallery.ca

 

 

 

ArtScene

Have you checked our Workshops and Auditions |
Juried Art Show
pages?

sparkSPARK! is an annual juried art show and competition for Ajax children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. We encourage all types of art media, including pen, pencil, paint, crayon, pastels, markers, or any combination of these. Download an entry form or pick one up at any branch starting January 3, 2024.
Important Dates:
Artwork drop-off at Main Branch: Wednesday, February 21, 5–8:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 24, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Art on Display at Main Branch: Saturday, March 2–Sunday, March 24
Art Show and Reception: Sunday, March 24, 1–2:30 p.m. at Main Branch.
Ajax Public Library would like to give a special thank you to the PineRidge Arts Council for their continued support of the SPARK! Art Show and Contest.

2024 ~ Regent Theatre ~ 50 King St. E, Oshawa

Regetn Theatre CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHTS FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
February 1, 2024 -Double Indemnity (1944)

SAGA 2024
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2024 8:00PM

BACK TO THE 80S
*EVENT RESCHEDULED*
Ticketholders have been notified SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2024 2:30PM

FROM THE ANCIENT TO MODERN PLACING AFRICA AT THE CENTER OF OUR HISTORY
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2024 6:30PM

TIL I HEAR YOU SING 2024 (Presented by: Mansfield Entertainment)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2024 8:00PM

RAY ANDERSONS MAGICIANS JUGGLERS AND HULA HOOPS OH MY!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2024 2:00PM

Feb 11 ~ JERSEY NIGHTS - A VALENTINES TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS @ 3pm

SOLITARY MAN THE DEFINITIVE NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE 2024
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2024 8:00PM

Feb 17 ~ GREASE AND THE MUSIC OF THE 50’S & 60’s 8pm. TRIBUTE TO GREASE AND THE MUSIC OF THE 50's & 60's - THE CONCERT. MATINEE ADDED!
FEBRUARY 17, 2024 2:00PM & 8:00PM

THE ORIGINAL HOTEL CALIFORNIA EAGLES TRIBUTE
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2024 8:00PM

Feb 23 ~ MATCHEDASH PARISH @ 8 pm
https://tickets.regenttheatre.ca/

 

If you are a PRAC member your event
SHOULD be listed on this page!

PineRidge Arts Council members are invited to list their events in ArtScene and on the website. Please complete our on-line form HERE or send plain text, do not send attachments, word documents, pdfs or jpegs to Cathy and Mary.

speaker's series AND art TALKS

Please check our members' websites and PRAC's facebook event listings.

A Gift of Art | Station Gallery | RMG


Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre 2024

1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

Jan 19 - March 15
Michael Newman (Tomhol)
Mar 15 - May 10 ~ Ajax Creative Arts
May 10 - July 5 ~ Saba Kalim
July 5 - Aug 30 ~ Anja Sagan
Aug 30 - Oct 18 ~ Monique Rowe & Nancy Mueller
Oct 18 - Dec 13, 2024 ~ Open

McLean Community Centre, Ajax
95 Magill Drive, Ajax

Fabulous MediumsFABULOUS MEDIUMS 2024

TBA

 

 



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