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september, 2017

sat30sep1:00 pm4:00 pmCulture Days 20171:00 pm - 4:00 pm


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Event Details

The Aurora Cultural Centre welcomes you for an afternoon of discovery and delight in celebration of Culture Days on Saturday, October 1 from 1 – 4 pm. We’re teaming up with our partners the Aurora Historical Society to offer an enhanced free art and heritage experience for the whole family.

Bring the family for a one-of-a-kind experience to work with Toronto-based professional muralist Ted Hamer in the creation of the Centre’s Canada 150 legacy project Milestone Murals. Ted has spent the last 4 months at community events, engaging with children, youth and adults about the vibrant aspects of life in Aurora. He was also a weekly educational guest in the Centre’s summer art programs, teaching children aged 4 – 12 about the process of mural-making. The campers gave enthusiastic reviews every week about participating in mural-making with Ted. Bring your kids today to discover the fun.

The stories and images that have evolved speak of a community proud of our heritage, and excited about growth and diversity. With these building blocks, Ted has developed an installation that will be unveiled at the Centre in the coming months.

Join Ted on the front lawn (or indoors in the event of inclement weather) to add your colour to this project. This is a drop-in opportunity to add your story to Milestone Murals in a guided painting workshop throughout the afternoon. No previous painting experience necessary, just a passion to tell your story.

In the main floor Red Gallery, the Aurora Historical Society will set up “The Class of 1867,” with lessons on the art of calligraphy from 1 – 4 pm. All materials and lessons provided at no cost – and the restored 1886 schoolhouse vibe of the Centre will add the perfect touch for the afternoon.

Part of a variety of events celebrating Culture Days in Aurora today. Look for your passport in The Auroran on September 21, or pick one up at Aurora Public Library, Aurora Farmer’s Market, Hillary House National Historic Site, Theatre Aurora or the Centre. Visit any site for a chance to win prizes!

continuing in the galleries: Call to Action #83: Quest for Truth and Reconciliation & Liz Menard’s Watershed

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