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November 2020

Great things to do in the GTA and Region of Durham

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 Remembrance Veterans' Week and
Remembrance Day


Happy Diwali

Early BirdNovember 2021 Early Bird Listings



November 2020

November ~ Happy Diwali


to Dec 5 ~ Music4Life Ensemble

Music 4LifeJoin the most Exciting and Creative String Orchestra in Durham
Sessions run every Saturday starting September 19th until December 5th from 4:15pm to 5:30 pm EST. Limited spots available. Virtual session details provided to registered participants only.
18 Hibbins Avenue · AJAX or 647-980-8683

to Nov 8. ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VAC Erika DeFreitas: an object, a gesture, a scene (II)
Exhibition: September 8 - November 8
Thinking through the dichotomy of absence and presence, Erika DeFreitas continues a body of work that responds to two cloaked public sculptures encountered by the artist. DeFreitas explores the notions of what remains, what is suggested, and the possibilities that lie in ambiguity. The works shown at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington will include a series of new and existing works in the form of works on paper, video, and photography.
Please visit our website before you come to see us learn more about what protocols and guidelines we are asking our visitors to follow in order to keep everyone safe and comfortable.

to February 7, 2021 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

VACThe Hissing Folly by Cole Swanson
Exhibition: February 2, 2020 - February 7, 2021
The Hissing Folly 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. Using the centuries-long tradition of thatching, the resulting construct is a folly; designed primarily for decoration, while suggesting a greater purpose through its appearance.
Please visit our website before you come to see us learn more about what protocols and guidelines we are asking our visitors to follow in order to keep everyone safe and comfortable.

until Nov 29 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryLicense to Thrill: 007 Film Posters Exhbition
Local film poster enthusiast Dan Miles has assembled a portion of his personal collection paying tribute to the spy legend.
1450 Henry St., Whitby

until Nov 29 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArtists' Artists | Trio
The time has arrived to feature the top trio as chosen by their peers: Susan Lindo, Sean McQuay and Ronald Peter.
1450 Henry St., Whitby

Nov. 1 ~ Regent Theatre ~ rescheduled from March 27 & November 1

*Rescheduled from November 1
50 King Street E
Oshawa, ON L1H 1B3
905.721.3399 x2

7 ~ Theatre on the Ridge

Theatre On The RidgeOutside The Lines by Rob Corbett
- A Staged Reading
November 7, 3 pm & 7 pm
Anglican Church of the Ascension
266 North St., Port Perry

Art Heals

Allan O'Marra's Facebook show HERE

11 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMonthly Meeting – 7:00 pm to 9 pm check first!
Membership meetings take place on the second Wednesday of the month, excepting July.
Arts Resource Centre
45 Queen St, Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3

Nov 12, 19 & 26 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryArtTalks 7 pm

1450 Henry St., Whitby


14 ~ Station Gallery

Station Gallery31st annual Holiday House Tour
on Saturday, November 14th. probably cancelled



18 ~Deadline for VAC Juried Art Exhibition Fundraiser

VACThe VAC is now accepting virtual submissions for the Juried Art Exhibition Fundraiser. Due to recent COVID-19 protocols in effect in Durham Region and beyond, Artists can submit documentation of their artwork after completing the registration form. Submissions can also be dropped off in-person from November 17-18 from 10 am to 7 pm. All artists must have registered their artwork whether it is for an in-person drop-off or a virtual submission. DETAILS HERE

November 20 from Apr 9, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020 ~ Whitby Courthouse Theatre ~ POSTPONED

Whitby Courthouse TheatreKiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun
Patrons who have purchased tickets to this production will be contacted and given the option of moving their seats to one of the new November 2020 dates, or to receive a refund. We appreciate your patience as we work through this lengthy process, we will contact you in the coming weeks. In-person box office has been suspended until further notice.
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

21 & 22 ~ Serenity Stained Glass

2nd Annual Christmas Artisan Show
During this unbalanced time, we need Art to lift our spirits. Meet 5 talented local artists and find some unique art for those special people on your list.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at our 2nd annual Christmas Artisan Show, with all the necessary safety measures in place.
You can book an appointment ahead to skip the line ( or purchase feature items, with curbside pick up.
Come and shop in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
62 HUFFMAN AVE, Port Hope

21 ~ Sarah Shaw's Art Studio

Christmas Ornament Painting

28 ~ Resound Choir

Resound ChoirWe invite you to enjoy a free virtual concert with beautiful choral music, wonderful instrumental playing, moving graphic art, and stunning photography!!
Our concert, "The Earth I Know", explores themes of transformation, peace, and innovation while celebrating the beauty of our natural world. With an eclectic collection of five virtual choir videos along with individual artistic contributions from choristers, this performance has something for both the experienced concert-goer and the choral newcomer. We would be thrilled to have you join us on November 28 at 7:00 pm to celebrate our collective effort. Please say you'll come!
Tickets are free on Eventbrite, however, "purchasing" one is necessary so we can send you the livestream link on the day of the concert (the list of attendee emails will be pulled from the Eventbrite report). Free tickets are available
We're looking forward to seeing you on November 28!

Nov 28 & 29 ~ A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtSher Leetooze, Geoffrey Crozier, Peter Martin
187 King Ave E, Newcastle


Nov 29 to Dec 20 ~ VAC

VACVisual Arts Centre of Clarington
To celebrate the holiday times of 2020, we’re excited to announce our first ever Juried Art Exhibition Fundraiser taking place from Sunday, November 29 until Sunday, December 20, 2020.
Online registration for submissions is open from:
Thursday, October 29 until Wednesday, November 18.
Guidelines and Submission Form


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Juried Art Show

If you are a PRAC member your event
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PineRidge Arts Council members are invited to list their events in ArtScene and on the website. Please 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.

ArtScene deadlines HERE

check workshops page here for exciting new events

something different an art retreat in france here

A Gift of Art

Kids Saturday Art Club with Cordelia Adams

Saturdays October 24- December 18 2020
10AM - 12:00 PM, 8 week session
Each morning the children will learn skills in colouring, painting, drawing and of course will create a craft. Limited to children ages 4-10 and attending school. There will be no sharing of common items. Each child will have their own kit. Register online or in-person.
All 8 weeks:
Member Cost: $180 + $10 ,Non-member Cost: $200 + $10
Individual sessions:
Member Cost: $30 + $5 ,Non-member Cost: $35 + $5

Acrylic Classes with Stephen Snider

Thursdays, November 12 – December 17 2020
2:30PM - 5PM, 6 week session
Stephen is welcoming new students into his Acrylic class. This is a small class where you will receive individual attention, so you can learn whether you are new to painting or experienced.
Member Cost: $155 + $10 ,Non-member Cost: $185 + $10

Adult Drawing with Todd Tremeer

Wednesdays, November 4-25 2020, 6:00PM – 9:00PM, 4 week series
Learn to draw and enrich your imagination. Spend four weeks drawing with professional artist Todd Tremeer. Learn new techniques, how to draw with light/shade and perspective drawing. Experiment with new materials. Build your art school portfolio or just try something new. No experience required. Bring your creativity.
Member Cost: $140 + $10 ,Non-member Cost: $165 + $10

Adult Watercolour with Todd Tremeer

Fridays, November 20 – December 11 2020
9:30AM – 12:30PM, 4 week series
Watercolour painting is a great medium for describing form, details, light and shade. Watercolour paintings can be bold and colourful, meticulously detailed or monochromatic. Paint from your own photos, sketchbook ideas or a still life set up in class. Painting classes can be the most fun when adults come with a range of ability. Those new to watercolour will learn new techniques. Todd looks forward to working with more advanced watercolourists and sharing with them more technical interests related to pigments, paper, art history and techniques. Bring your own materials. See suggested materials list.
Member Cost: $105 + $10 , Non-member Cost: $130 + $10

Alcohol Ink Workshop with Margaret Brackley

Saturday November 28 2020, 10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Margaret will teach you about alcohol inks – and acid free, highly pigmented and fast drying medium used on non-porous surfaces. This holiday themed workshop will feature creating unique glass ornaments using Alcohol Ink. You will not want to miss very popular class. This class is suitable for novices as well as seasoned artists who want to try something new.
Each workshop – Member cost: $50 + $5 , Non-member cost: $75 + $5 , Material Cost: $20 paid directly to the instructor.

Holiday Soapstone Carving Workshop for Adults
with Peter Martin Ages 13+

Sunday, December 5 2020, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Peter Martin will help you gain a better understanding of the beauty and techniques used in the ancient Inuit art form of soapstone carving. Join Peter for a relaxing Saturday of carving, shaping and finishing a Soapstone figure of your choice (four options). Your creation could be a special gift for someone who appreciates nature and the longevity of stone. Soapstone carvings often become a family treasure, passed down through the generation. Figure options art the Atlantic Puffin, Mother Loon and Chick, Innukshuk Hockey Player “Faceoff” or “He shoots”. There is no requirement to know how to carve, but some hand strength is advisable in order to complete your piece in the required time.
A material cost of $25 to be paid directly to the instructor. Please indicate your figure choice on your registration form.
Members: $45 + $5 , Non-member: $70 + $5

VIRTUAL CLASS: Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL)

Thursdays, October 22 – November 26 2020 – 9:00AM – 10:00 AM – 6 weeks
Understanding ASL can help in a variety of situations such as helping members of our community through their daily lives. Catherine Fairbank will teach this through ASL history, letters of the alphabet and useful common phrases. This helpful and informational Zoom class will span over six week.
Member Cost: $30 , Non-member Cost: $35

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Holiday Card Workshop – Pen and Ink with Dianne Darch

Sunday, November 29 2020, 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Join Dianne as she guides students in creating two holiday cards with envelopes using Pen and Ink techniques. This class is suitable for beginners and returning artists. Please contact us prior to the class to purchase your material kit for $5 which includes 2 cards with envelopes, outline sketch and pen. If you have a pen, cards will be available for $1 each.
Member Cost: $30 , Non-member Cost: $35

Art in Public Places

  • OPG Info Centre, Pickering

    Jan. & Feb. – Nesrin Blair
    Mar. and April – Mary Jo Smith
    May and June – Jelena Zivkovic
    July and August – Charles Burke
    August 26 to October 21 ~ Elizabeth Lowe
    October 21 to December 16 ~ Hal Bilz and Garry Herridge

    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 Mina Daya
    Oct. 21 - Nov.24- PRAC Juried Art Show
    Nov. 25 - Jan 6/20 - Ajax Photo Show

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