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May 2019

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

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!

Reading and RemembranceMay is Asian Heritage Month

 

May 2019

Latcham SaturdaysLATCHAM SATURDAYS
Community art events every Saturday from September - June
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
905-640-8954 | latchamartcentre.ca

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

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

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

1 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL

PRACMONTHLY MEETING – 7:15 pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd., Rm. 1
pineridgearts.org
905-509-3855

 

2 ~ PINERIDGE ARTS COUNCIL

JPEJURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
AWARDS CEREMONY
– 7:00 PM
McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr., Ajax
www.pineridgearts.org
FACEBOOK

2 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART ATTACK RECEPTION
Thursday, May 2 at 7pm
Join us to celebrate International Youth Week at SG!
The Town of Whitby and Whitby Youth Council in partnership with Station Gallery are excited to present the fifth annual Art Attack event during the first week of May 2019. Art Attack gives Whitby youth ages 12-18 the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents. Multiple art pieces will be showcased at Station Gallery in a week long exhibition. Youth are encouraged to submit their artwork in various categories including; Drawing and Painting, Sculpture, Video and Film, Photography, Graffiti and Fashion and Jewelry.
https://www.stationgallery.ca/?post_type=events&p=2273
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8
905-668-4185
stationgallery.ca

2 to 30 ~ Nesrin Blair

Jewellery Show
Ajax Main Library
55 Harwood Ave South
Lobby Show Case

2 ~ City of Pickering

city of PickeringPlaque Unveiling
Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 pm
George Ashe Library & Community Centre
pickering.ca/culture
I Am Ontario was commissioned as part of Pickering’s
I Am Ontario Youth Arts Showcase - Youth Art
Challenge. The Youth Art Challenge was offered to
commemorate Ontario’s Sesquicentennial, in 2017.
This work was selected through a province-wide call
to youth artists aged 10 - 25 years. The winning work
submitted by artist Hailey Ryan received the largest
community vote. Following selection, the artist has
worked with local fabricator AGC Graphics and the
City to bring her concept to life in large-scale reality.

2, 3, 4, 5 ~ Cobourg Art Club

Cobourg Art Club65th Anniv. Show & Sale – 1:00 pm
Cobourg Public Library
200 Ontario St.,
Cobourg
cobourgartclub.ca

 

2 - 11 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreUPCOMING for National Youth Week
CELEBRATIONS: THE YOUNG AT ART EXHIBITION
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
905-640-8954 | latchamartcentre.ca

3 ~ County Town Singers

"Movie Magic in Song” on May 3 at 8pm or May 4 at 2pm, Trinity Pentecostal Church , 900 King St. East, Oshawa.
Durham Region’s County Town Singers have been invited to perform in Normandy, France on June 6th at the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when 14,000 Canadians landed on Juno Beach in 1944 as part of the Allied invasion which marked the beginning of the end for Hitler’s Germany.
Tickets www.countytownsingers.comor call 647-981-2205.

3 ~ St. Francis Centre

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

3, 4, 5 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists

Lemonville GroupLemonville Group of Artists 26th Annual Show and Sale
Opening Reception: Fri. May 3 at 7:00 pm
Lemonville Community Centre
13453 McCowan Rd., Stouffville
905.640 3965
A wide variety of original works of art by the group members. Everyone is welcome. No Admission charge. Free Parking. Wheelchair accessible.

3, 4, 5 Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative ArtsSPLASH OF COLOUR
Art Show and Sale
22 Sherwood Road. West
The Village Community Centre, Ajax
ajaxcreativearts.ca

 

3 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreKICKSTART YOUTH EVENT
May 3, 2019

2 Park Drive, Stouffville
905-640-8954 | latchamartcentre.ca


May 3 to 8 ~ Scarborough Music Theatre

SMTMamma Mia
On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, Sophie brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Whether you’re a Dancing Queen or a Super Trouper, the music of ABBA will have you dancing in the aisles and saying Thank You For The Music in this thoroughly entertaining musical tale of one wedding, three fathers, and too many classics of the disco era to count!
Scarborough Village Theatre
3600 Kingston Road, Scarborough
https://theatrescarborough.com/scarborough-music-theatre/

3 ~ The Scarborough Concert Band

Scar Concert BandSpring Concert, Director Keith Bohlender
7:30 PM
Willmar heights Center Wilmar Heights Center
963 Pharmacy Ave Scarborough
scarboroughconcertband.ca
416.265.7586

3 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whitby BrassSpring Concert
Concert starts at 7:30 pm, pre-concert music from the Whitby Junior brass at 6:45.
Whitby Courthouse Theatre
416 Centre Street South
Centennial Building, Whitby
whitbybrassband.com

3, 4, 5 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax Creative ArtsSpring Show & Sale – 10 am
Village Community Centre
22 Sherwood Rd., W,
Ajax
ajaxcreativearts.com

 

3, 4, 5 ~ Lemonville Group of Artists

Lemonville Group26th Annual Show & Sale – 10 am
Opening Reception: May 3 at 7 pm
Lemonville Community Centre
13453 McCowan Rd., Stouffville
lemonvillegroupofartists.com
905.640.396

4 ~ Lucy Black & Angie Littlefield

BookMarkIt is a genre book fair being held in Whitby, Ontario on Saturday May 4th 2019 at the Whitby Curling Club located 815 Brock St N, Whitby
https://www.bookmarkit.ca/

May 4 ~ St. Francis Centre

St. FrancisDavid Myles
Embracing rock 'n' roll's diverse, electrifying roots, David Myles explores the American musical tradition in a way that is endlessly entertaining and riveting.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
78 Church Street South, Ajax
stfranciscentre@ajax.ca
905.619.2529 x 2787

4 ~ Bel Canto Singers

Bel CantoChoral with accompaniment 'Royal Game of Thrones'
Music from: Coronations, Weddings and other Royal occasions
2:30PM to 4:30 and 7:30PM to 9:30
Scarborough Bluffs United Church
3739 Kingston Rd. Toronto
M1J3H4
belcantosingers.ca
416.265.7586

4 ~ Durham Youth Orchestra

Durham Youth OrchestraSpring Concert @ 7:30 pm
Concert Repertoire includes:
L. v. Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor
F. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor
with talented young violinist, Samantha Cardwell, as soloist.
Music Director: John Beaton
Hebron Christian Reformed Church, Whitby
4240 Anderson St, Whitby, ON L1R 2W1

4 ~ Village Voices Community Choir

Village Voices 30th Anniversary Concert, “JOY OF SINGING”
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Markham Missionary Church
5438 Major Mackenzie Drive East
A retrospective featuring Hoagy Carmichael, A Choral Portrait, Moonglow, I Could Have Danced All Night, and more contemporary works such as The Ground and Afternoon on a Hill.
Music Director: Oksana Vignan Accompanist: Robert Graham
Tickets available at the door villagevoiceschoir.ca

May 4 to June 6 ~ Carol Matsuyama

sparkSPARK: A Polychromatic Response to Life
This show represents ideas that have sparked from the many diverse interests and experiences of the artist. Every painting is the exploration of a new idea—and a rejection of sameness, evident in the wide variety of subject matter. Carol hopes viewers will find it engaging and learn how to find their own creative sparks.
Reception Opening May 4 from 2 pm - 4 pm
Kent Farndale Gallery
231 Water Street, Port Perry L9L 1A8
Event Website https://www.scugoglibrary.ca/gallery/gallery-information/
905-985-7686 | redtrilliumstudio@gmail.com

4 ~ Music4Life

Music 4LifeMusic for a Cure!! – 2:30 pm
Help fight Cystic Fibrosis!
Forest Brook Comm. Church
60 Kearney Dr., Ajax
music4lifeensemble.ca

4 & 5 ~ Lake Scugog Studio Tour

LSST20th Anniversary Tour –10 am
Various locations
scugogstudiotour.ca

 

 

5 to July 7, 2019 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACSameer Farooq
Spring is a time in which people often engage in the act of spring cleaning. The term is used metaphorically for a cleaning or organizing enterprise and often includes the task of discarding and parting with various objects. Oftentimes objects that are deemed as valuable in the eyes of the owner are offered to institutions such as museums and galleries. These institutions decide whether the objects are of value to acquire. They also on occasion engage in the act of deaccessioning to make room for new objects.
143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville ON
Phone: 905-623-5831 ext. 1
communications@vac.ca | www.vac.ca

6 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALK: THE SECRET LIVES OF PAINTINGS
Monday May 6, 1pm
Historically, painters relied on allegory and symbolism to tell esoteric tales. Some even concealed hidden meanings that remained hidden for centuries. During this hour-long discussion, we’ll crack cryptic codes and uncover astonishing enigmas left behind by artists.
*$5 suggested donation
https://www.stationgallery.ca/?post_type=events&p=3349
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8
905-668-4185
stationgallery.ca

6 & 13 ~ Georgina Arts Centre @ Gallery

GeorginaArt talks. SECRETS BEHIND PAINTINGS
Description Entertaining art talks with stunning slide show and music! Marvel at amazing women architects who stormed the old boys' citadel
(QUEENS OF DESIGN, May 6 at noon).
Discover the man behind the SCREAM! (May 13 at noon)
12 pm to 2pm
149 High Street, Sutton L0E 1R0
http://gacag.com/events.html
905.722.0211
E-mail: curator@gacag.com

8 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

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

8 ~ Oshawa Art Association

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

11 ~ Espressivo Singers

Espressivo SingersThe Song of Eleanor Daley – 7:30 pm
Westminster United Church
1850 Rossland Rd. E., Whitby
289.312.0488

11 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whitby BrassJoint Concert –7:30 pm
Durham Christian Homes,
200 Glen Hill Dr., S.,
Whitby
whitbybrassband.com

 

11 ~ Durham Notables

Durham NotablesA Notable Spring – 2:30 pm
Dunbarton Fairport United Church
1066 Dunbarton Rd, Pickering
Tickets contact: 905.550.8823
FRANSANCROFT@GMAIL.COM
facebook.com/DurhamNotables

11 & 12 ~ Cavan Art Gallery

Rolling Hills Studio Tour on May 11 and 12th featuring works by Valerie Kent at Cavan Art Gallery
http://www.cavan-arts.com

12 ~ Pickering Museum Village

PMVMother’s Day Tea – 12 & 2:30 pm
2365 - 6th Conc. Rd.,
Pickering
905.683.8401

13 ~ Georgina Arts Centre @ Gallery

GeorginaArt talks. SECRETS BEHIND PAINTINGS
Description Entertaining art talks with stunning slide show and music!
Discover the man behind the SCREAM! (May 13 at noon)
12 pm to 2pm
149 High Street, Sutton L0E 1R0
http://gacag.com/events.html
905.722.0211
E-mail: curator@gacag.com

14 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHS“The history beneath us, uncovering history with metal detecting” with the Red Beard Relic Hunter
Red Beard Relic Hunter DJ Dowling
, and his detecting partner Daniel "Pop Can Dan" McDonnell, Canada's best known detectorists (as seen on CTV) uncover incredible relics from the Durham Region (some will be brought for display for all to see), tell stories of the past previously untold and attempt to confirm, and on occasion rewrite the history books.
Meetings start at 7 pm at the Pickering Central Library Auditorium

16 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryART TALK: AN EVENING OF MAGIC WITH TERRY & TIM
Thursday May 16, 7-9:30pm
Join two film fans, Tim Westhead & Terry Lagler, for a few fun-filled hours and discover movie magic while chuckling along with actual vintage Super 8 shorts. Please bring donations of non-perishable food items for Whitby’s food bank. Sign up for this enjoyable encore adventure that’s not very far from home.
*$5 suggested donation
https://www.stationgallery.ca/?post_type=events&p=3350
1450 Henry Street, Whitby L1N 0A8
905-668-4185
stationgallery.ca

16 to June 29 ~ Latcham Art Centre

Latcham Art CentreCAMAL PIRBHAI & CAMILLE TURNER: WHERE WE STAND
Opening Reception Thursday, May 16 at 7pm
2 Park Drive, Stouffville
905-640-8954 | latchamartcentre.ca

20 ~ DEADLINE

ArtSceneJULY/AUG. ~ ARTSCENE
editor@pineridgearts.org
905-509-3855

23 ~ Durham Improv

Durham Improv CollectiveA NIGHT OF COMEDY WITH COLIN MOCHRIE & FRIENDS!
A night of comedy with legendary improviser and star of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Colin Mochrie! It's a night full of laughs and special guests!
This show helps fund community programs provided by Durham Improv to local abuse shelters and at Community Living. Durham Improv is a not-for-profit focused on learning through laughter for the marginalized members of our community.
Recommended Age: 16+ | Age Restriction: 14+
Thursday, May 23, 2019
8:00 PM
Regent Theatre Oshawa, ON
https://tickets.regenttheatre.ca/eventperformances.asp?evt=614
905-721-3399

25 ~ Young Singers

Young SingersMUSIC CHANGES THE WORLD
Spring Concert at
Forest Brook Community Church
3:00 - 5:00
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax L1T 4N2
musicchangestheworld.eventbrite.com
administrator@youngsingers.ca

25 ~ Culture Counts

OshawaUrban Arts Fest
The Donevan Urban Arts Park is a safe graffiti space where learning, creativity and respect are encouraged.
1pm - 4pm
171 Harmony Road South , Oshawa L1H 6T4
https://www.oshawa.ca/things-to-do/art-park.asp
905-436-3311
culturecounts@oshawa.ca

May 26, 2019 ~ Durham Chamber Orchestra

Durham Chamber OrchestraCiao: Italian Favourites
3 pm
Italy is the focus of our last concert “Ciao! Italian Favourites”. This final concert of the season will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2019 featuring a great selection of your Italian favourites. This concert will be full of the drama and intrigue of Italy. You will hear the well known theme of the movie “The Godfather” , and also the rousing Italian National Anthem. When you hear these moving pieces, you might feel the urge to join the Italian community in the audience and become an honourary Italian for the day! Our guest vocalist Emily Rocha, will perform the beautiful and emotional “O Mio Babbino Caro”.........a young girl's plea to her Father to let her marry the boy she loves and not the one he has chosen for her. The orchestra will premiere the “Vortex Fractal” by Italian composer Mauricio Nasi, and the County Town Singers will round out the program with some well known pieces such as “Mambo Italiano” and the song made famous by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, “The Prayer”. The grand finale will be Vivaldi's “Bassoon Concerto in E Minor” performed by our special guest, former Montreal Symphony Orchestra bassoonist, Nadina Mackie Jackson.
Forest Brook Community Church
60 Kearney Drive, Ajax L1T 2T8 | 905.493.4277
http://www.durhamchamberorchestra.com

25 ~ ARTFEST ON THE ESPLANADE

ArtfestMASK MAGIC ~ FAMILY EVENT
PRAC IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF PICKERING – 11:00 AM
Pickering Civic Complex
www.pineridgearts.org
905-420-4620

29 ~ Pickering Museum Village

PMVJane Austen Tea – 1:30 pm
2365 - 6th Conc. Rd.,
Pickering.
905.683.8401

 

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

A Gift of Art | Station Gallery


Art in Public Places

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

2019
Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair
Mar. and April – Mary Jo Smith
May and June – Jelena Zivkovic
July and August – Charles Burke


McLean Community Centre, Ajax

Jan. 7 to Mar. 18 – Allan’s Artists
Mar.18 - Apr. 15 - Allan O'Mara 15 Reasons to Live
Apr. 15 - May 26 - PRAC - JPE
May 27 - Jul.8 - ACA Juried Show
Jul. 8 - Aug.12 - Kay Hubbard
Aug.12- Sept.9 - Angela Wong and Shirley Huang
Sept.9-Oct. 21 - Janice Brown & Jayshree Daya
Oct. 21 - Nov.24- PRAC Juried Art Show
Nov. 25 - Jan 6/20 - Ajax Photo Show


Artfest

 

 


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