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A multi-artist, two city painting exhibition that looks back at the year 1917: 50 years removed from Confederation and 50 years before the glorious summer of ’67 in Montreal, 1917 was the year of the crucible.  It was a coming of age story.

Curated by brothers Dave and Ross Rheaume, artists from Ottawa and Toronto will tell the story of milestones in history, medicine, art/science and sports, arts and entertainment.

It was to be one of the most difficult and challenging years in Canada’s then young history. On the battlefields of Europe Canadians perished by the thousands while at home unrest and riots over conscription broke out.  In Halifax one of the greatest maritime disasters destroyed most of the city. Women fought for the vote.  The legendary Tom Thomson passed away under mysterious circumstances and the NHL was born. 50 years removed from Confederation and 50 years before the glorious summer of ’67 in Montreal, 1917 was the year of the crucible.  It was a coming of age story.

Meet the artists at the Opening Reception: Thursday December 7, 2017  6 – 8pm

Participating Ottawa Artists:

  • Ross Rheaume
  • Andrew King
  • Lydia Pepin
  • Stan Harwood

Participating Toronto/West artists:

  • Dave Rheaume
  • Ken Kirsch
  • Brian Harvey
  • Linda Finn
  • JoEllen Brydon
  • Michael MacLean
  • Erin Whitten Crysdale
  • Ian Bodnaryk
  • Sue Miller
  • Catherine Mills

This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by 8 indigenous and 8 non-indigenous artists – in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 – that has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015)

83. We call upon the Canada Council for the Arts to establish, as a funding priority, a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.

Participating Artists:

  • Peter Adams,
  • Nathalie Bertin,
  • Jennie Clark,
  • Xavier Fernandes,
  •  Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
  • Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
  • Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
  • Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
  • Jeanette Luchese
  • Christina Luck
  • Joanna McEwen,
  • Mary Louise Meiers
  • Jon Oelrichs
  • Mercedes Sandy
  • Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
  • Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )

Meet the artists at the Opening Reception: Saturday August 19, 2017  | 1 – 4 pm (same day as Doors Open Aurora!)

Reveal – Wednedsay September 27, 2017 – 6 to 8:30 pm

How these artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 – the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.

PLUS!  Participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.

Watershed is Liz Menard’s print and mixed media practice examining our water (systems), biodiversity and indigenous plant species. Using lithography, etching and embroidery techniques, Menard prints perceptions of the landscape and their systems, creating dialogue opportunities on the theme of conservation.

Featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Schumann

$20 Adult  | $15 Students & Seniors  **SOLD OUT**

For tickets: harrisonjarvis.eventbrite.ca

*For further information regarding this Rental Booking, please contact the Rental Booking Agent directly at the contact details provided above.*

For rates and availability to book space at the Aurora Cultural Centre for your event, please contact Carol Sharp, Administration and Operational Services Manager via email at carol@auroraculturalcentre.ca

Hear the Paskke String Quartet in a unique up close musical experience that cannot be matched in a large concert hall. The quartet is join by award-winning Canadian pianist Elissa Miller-Kay.  See and hear the performance including: the Dvorak Piano Quintet Opus 81 and the Mendelssohn String Quartet Opus 12.  Each work is introduced with an informative narrative.

Kevin Leung, Violin
Simon Lau, Violin
Fanny Tang, Viola
Paul Hudspith, Cello

Tickets available at the door or for advance tickets please contact the Paskke String Quartet directly at paskke.stringquartet@gmail.com

$15 Adults
$10 Seniors and Students
FREE Children 5 and Under

For further details, please contact the Paskke String Quartet directly at paskke.stringquartet@gmail.com
http://www.paskke.com

*For further information regarding this Rental Booking, please contact the Rental Booking Agent directly at the contact details provided above.*

For rates and availability to book space at the Aurora Cultural Centre for your event, please contact Carol Sharp, Administration and Operational Services Manager via email at carol@auroraculturalcentre.ca

The building at 22 Church Street officially opened as a public school on September 30, 1886; within the first 2 years, Aurora’s first high school opened in two upper floor classrooms. Since that time, the “Aurora Public School” has functioned as a school board, a training institute, an overflow school, a museum, and now a multi-purpose centre of arts, culture and heritage.

So much vibrancy packed into these original bricks!

Look for an exciting roster of venues and walking tours throughout Aurora today. For information for sites throughout the town, visit www.aurora.ca

Come peek through our doors and celebrate how we incorporate arts, culture and heritage into a lively and relevant gathering hub in the middle of Aurora.

Free admission.

Building accessible; elevator entrance at the north glass doors.

An annual favourite on the Centre’s calendar!

Join us for a tribute to those who served abroad and at home,with an afternoon of songs, a poem or two and plenty of fellowship.

Refreshments to follow with complimentary cake donated by Aurora’s Hurst Bakery.

Thanks to the Aurora Silver Star Singers from the Aurora Seniors Association for their gift of song.

All welcome; admission is at no charge. The Centre is accessible, with an elevator entrance at the north glass doors.

We'll Meet Again 3

 

In this talk about fine art photography, Peter Dusek and Clare Ross will talk about both the artistic and the practical aspects of being a fine art photographer. What is the difference between artistic photographs and fine art photography? How does one make the transition from enthusiast to art professional? How do fine art photographers “see” differently? Join us to hear two perspectives and then engage in a discussion that answers your questions.

Create your own unique greeting card with paper collage. Participate in the workshop or  drop by and watch the demo

Free workshop however pre-registration is required to participant  (maximum 6 participants, so call in advance!)

To register: 905 713 1818

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Art Walk & Talk with Carmel Brennan, OSA

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