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January 2019

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham in January

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* by performances means matinees

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Early BirdJanuary, 2020 Early Bird Listings


Cancelled for January 2020


to Jan 19 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryEncounters
27th Annual Juried Exhibition
Show runs Dec 14 to Jan 19
Opening Reception Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7pm
We welcome you, your friends and family to attend SG's opening reception and awards ceremony for our 27th Annual Juried Exhibition. “Encounters” is an open-ended and versatile theme that’s sure to ignite thoughtful responses in this ever-popular show.
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8
905-668-4185 |


3 & 31 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF Film Circuit
8 pm
78 Church St., Ajax 905-619-2529


Fri. Jan. 17, Sat. Jan. 18, Wed., Jan. 22, Thurs. Jan. 23, Fri. Jan. 24, Sat. Jan. 25, 2020 ~ DSPDurham Shoestring

Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Margo Rodgers
Stage Managed by Sharon Lochan

“Excuse me – are you going to get that?”
A persistently ringing cell phone in a quiet café. And a dead man with a lot of loose ends.
Jean, a stranger seated nearby, can stand it no longer. impulsively answering this call propels her headlong into Gordon’s world, the lives he led, and the people he touched. A funny play about how we memorialize - and how that remembering changes each of us - this is the odyssey of a brave woman testing her own notions about morality, redemption, and how to connect in a world rapt with technology.
Performances Fri. Jan. 17, Sat. Jan. 18, Wed. Jan. 22, Thurs. Jan. 23, Fri. Jan. 24, Sat. Jan. 25, 2020, 8 pm
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St.
Oshawa, L1H 3Z3

8 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMonthly Meeting – 7:00 pm
Arts Resource Centre

8 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Guild meetings are the second Wednesday of the month, from 1pm to 3pm, at the Greenwood Community Centre, 3551 Greenwood Road, Greenwood ON

Deadline for submissions is 4 pm January 10, 2020. The Buckhorn Festival of the Arts

BuckhornCall for Submissions. The Buckhorn Festival of the Arts has been one of the top 100 Festivals for 11 consecutive years. This juried show is looking for artists from a wide range of genres, including but not limited to, painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography and more. August 15 & 16, 2020
Visit or email for more information. Deadline for submissions is 4 pm January 10, 2020.

10 ~ Allan's Artists

Allan O'Marra and PRAC present the 8th annual exhibition of artists profiled by Allan O'Marra for Durham Region Metroland Media and ArtScene.
Show runs from January 6 to February 10
Opening Reception: January 10 from 7-9 pm
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Drive, Ajax

17 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF 2nd Reel – 8 pm
78 Church St., Ajax

18 ~ Ontario Philharmonic

Ontario PhilharmonicTchaikovsky's Ukrainian SYMsation
PROGRAM 3 - Masters Series - Ukrainian Chapter
Capturing the heart and soul of the Ukraine and its people, Tchaikovsky’s rousing Symphony No.2 op. 17 in C minor, constructed on beloved folkloric melodies, is the perfect choice for this Ukrainian Holiday Season.
Regent Theatre
50 King Street E
Oshawa, ON L1H 1B3
905.721.3399 x2

25 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisBroadway Divas Live!
starring Jennifer Walls
Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm $30
78 Church St., Ajax
905-619-2529 x 2787

31 ~ Ontario Philharmonic

Ontario PhilharmonicThe Mozart Effect at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
on January 31, 2020: Tickets: OP’s Season performances
are available at


January 2019

to Jan. 5, 2019 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreIMAGES 2018/2019
December 13, 2018 - January 5, 2019, Opening reception Thursday, December 13 from 7pm - 9pm
An exhibition of inspired and thought-provoking artwork by the grade 12 students from Stouffville District Secondary School. Students work with the Curator throughout the fall semester to learn about the curatorial process and carry out their very own exhibition. Don’t miss your chance to see what these young artists have to offer!
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE.

To January 10, 2019 ~ Summi Siddiqui

Reflections a solo show by Summi Siddiqui
Ajax Town Hall, 65 Harwood Ave S, Ajax, ON L1S 2H9
from November 22, 2018 to January 10, 2019


Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd., Rm. 1


4 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF Ajax Film Circuit presents “Puzzle”
Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.
Friday, January 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
78 Church Street South, Ajax
905.619.2529 x 2787

4 to 26 ~ Scugog Council for the Arts

SCAReflections of Ireland, Images by Lois Child
Opening Reception Saturday January 5 2019, 1-3PM
11am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday
Scugog Council for the Arts, 181 Perry St. Unit G1
Port Perry, L9L 1A7

5 ~ Jane Butler

Opening Reception at 2 pm Jan. 5 ~ Diversity with Harmony
Works by the Artists of Uxbridge
Show continues until January 31
Kent Farndale Gallery
231 Water Street, Port Perry (in the library)

9 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAGuest speaker: Catherine Mills
All starting at 7 pm – 2nd Wed. of every month except July.
Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa

9 ~ Shuttlebug HandWeaving & Spinning Guild

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
3551 Greenwood Road, Greenwood Rec.Bldg.

11 ~ 7th Annual Allan's Artists

Allan's ArtistsOpening Reception at 7-9 pm
Show runs: Jan 8 to Feb. 12, 2019
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Drive, Ajax L1T 3K7

Jan 12 to Feb 16 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreLaura Moore: Memory Bathing
January 12 - February 16, 2019, Opening reception Saturday, January 12 from 1pm – 3pm
In her new body of work consisting of drawings, sculptures, and fabricated metal, Moore explores memory and the passing of information as it exists in the natural world and through human made technology. In fusing nature with technology, Moore considers the relationship between organic species found in nature such as trees and acorns that hold data and cellular information and the memory storage and data transfer functionality of the USB device, exploring the connections, but also the impact of our ever-increasing reliance and consumption of digital technologies.
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4. T: 905 640 8954
Admission: FREE.

January 12 & 13, 2019 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeAn Introduction to Michael Chekov Technique with Valerie Lecomte
January 12 & 13, 2019 Theatre on the Ridge
1 – 4 pm (2 days)
Pre-registration is required by January 6th, 2019
Through a prepared monologue learn the important tools of the Michael Chekov technique including qualities of movement, centers, psychological gestures and more. More details coming soon!
More details and program fees at

18 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisTIFF Ajax 2nd Reel presents
“You Are Here: A Come From Away Story”
You Are Here - A Come From Away Story is an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland where 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land after the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
78 Church Street South, Ajax
905.619.2529 x 2787

Jan. 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2019 ~ Durham Shoestring Performers

Durham ShoestringLove and Anger
“The official charge is: Being … Consciously … Evil.”
As a corporate lawyer, Peter Maxwell helped rich, greedy and often corrupt men maintain their privileged status, but he’s had enough of enabling the 1%. Now as ‘Petie’, Maxwell reorients his life and career to attack the power and gender disparities that ruin life for many of his fellow citizens. Welcome once again to Walker’s dynamic political comedy of the east end, where marginalized women rally for renewal and challenge the insanity of the status quo with riotously funny, logically absurd tactics that always hit home.
2018-2019 the 45th Season performances at 8 pm
Durham Shoestring Performers
Arts Resource Centre
second floor 45 Queen St., Oshawa, L1H 3Z2
905-725-9256 |

18 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsJOHANNES LINSTEAD – Guitar of Fire • Live — One Show Only!
Capitol Theatre (Main Stage)
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z4 Canada

JAN 19 ~ Teen Acting Class

Arts on Fire AjaxArts on Fire Ajax
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at 1 PM – 2:30 PM
105 Bayly St East, Ajax

Latcham Art Centre ~ Ongoing Saturdays

Latcham SaturdaysLatcham Saturdays
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 for details.
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
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1

January 20 – March 17, 2019 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACIn These Threads
For over 35 years Bowmanville based artists, Jane Eccles has devoted her artistic practice to painting and performance. In These Threads is an exhibition that explores Eccles practice of painting dresses lent to her by women from all walks of life. The exhibition will explore the notion of the dress as an object and its relationship to memory and narratives related to women living in Bowmanville and beyond.
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.

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.



25 ~ Open Studio

OpenStudioKim Michele Celtic Harp & Guitarist Hal Boudreau
Open Studio
617 Liverpool Rd
Nautical Village

26 ~ St.Francis Centre

St. FrancisMusic by the Bay Live presents
An Evening with Colin Linden
Combine the head turning guitar skills with expressive vocals and you get the whole picture - an artist following his heart, making that emotional connection. Be part of that connection with Colin Linden as Music by the Bay Live celebrates its 100th show at the St. Francis Centre in Ajax.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St. Francis Centre
78 Church Street South, Ajax
905.619.2529 x 2787

26 ~ Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra

Ontario PhilharmonicPROGRAM 3 • JANUARY 2019 • Masters Series
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 8pm | Regent Theatre (Oshawa)
Maestro PARISOTTO and Ontario Philharmonic, are delighted to be joined by anonymous patrons and Dr. & Mrs. Sean and Lucy Gibson in presenting Tatsuki NARITA, performing PAGANINI’s Violin Concerto no.1 in D major, op.6. NARITA’s Canadian symphonic stage debut performance, in an exploration of the transcendental world of Paganini.
Violin Concerto no.1 in D major
Regent Theatre UOIT
50 King St E, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B3 |

28 ~ Galerie Q

Galerie QGalerie Q welcomes Dr Doug Lukinuk from PMLC
Hosted by Galerie Q and Peterborough Maximized Living
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Galerie Q
1521 County Road 10, Millbrook


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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 or click HERE to enter the info on-line.

Art in Public PlacesOPG Info Centre, Pickering

  • Nov. & Dec.2018 – David Reid
    Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair
    March & April ~ Mary Jo Smith

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

Jan. 7 to Mar. 18– Allan’s Artists
Mar. 18 to Apr. 22 – Allan O’Marra
Apr 22 to May 26 – Juried Photography Exhibition

Artfest Registration details soon on-line for Artfest 2019
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Val Kent

What could be more lovely than springtime in France?  Valerie, an award-winning multimedia artist who specializes in painting ‘en plain air’ , is offering very tempting art holidays with the chance to “live in a beautiful home in a French Village, slow down, enjoy leisurely two-hour lunches, shop at the local market, visit the Lascaus Caves and paint the life around you in Dordogne, France” this May or June.  For more information, please visit or




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