Art on the Rocks - Call for Artists
2014-2015 Arts & Culture Directory & Guide
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Quest Art 10th Annual Juried Exhibition
Reflections of Georgian Bay - Quilt Show - April 18 & 19, 2015
After a great run last summer Waterside Wednesday 2014 is back at Midlands Town Dock. Starting Wednesday July 2nd and running every Wednesday until August 23rd.
Artists will be featured from 4-8 pm and Musician's from 6-8 pm.
With all the great feedback we received, we want this year to be even better ....pick your Wednesday today!
The Town of Penetanguishene is currently seeking vendors for our AWESOME line-up of summer events and festivals. We are seeking vendors for the following events:
All Things Canadian (June 28th – 29th, 2014)
Come and engage in a festival focused on all things Canadian! This event will focus on the unique characteristics of our diverse heritage through traditional foods, crafts, and musical attractions!
Water and Wheels (July 18th, 19th, 20th, 2014)
An antique boat and car show right in the heart of Georgian Bay!
Down by the Bay (August 16th – 17th, 2014)
This two-day event provides opportunity for local artists to come together and participate in a festival that distinguishes and celebrates their talents. Exhibits will highlight recognized artists and artisans from the community and beyond. This event will also act as a distinguished art fair with a market-oriented gathering place to promote the arts. The shores of Georgian Bay will come alive with the musical talents and dancing performances of our community groups.
If you have any questions regarding vendor opportunities, please contact:
Tourism & Events Coordinator
Town of Penetanguishene
10 Robert Street West, P.O. Box 5009
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 2G2
(tel) 705-549-7453 ext. 223
Good Grief is a joint theatrical project between Elmvale District High School and Huronia Players. The play chronicles the intertwined lives of four young teens who experience various kinds of loss.
Both written and performed by the Senior Drama class of Elmvale District High School, it was directed by Tammy Polan and Deb Hindmarch. Our thanks for inspiration and funding from Huronia Hospice, the Larkins Foundation and Huronia Community Foundation.
Admission is free but please email or call Deb Hindmarch for reservations
See more films and trailers...
We look forward to seeing you at the movies!
Membership is easy! Purchase a 6 Pack for $54.00 or a 10 pack for $90.00. Cash and cheque accepted at the door.
Or you can purchase at the museum and pay with more options like Credit card and debit. These passes do not expire until all you films have been used up. You can continue to use them into 2014/15 year
Call for Artists
Botanicals and Beyond and High Art 14
In celebration of spring, Botanicals and Beyond is an open call to artists who work with imagery of flora within their practice. Artists may submit up to 2 works. Drop off date is April 28, 2014 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The exhibition is May 2 to June 7, with the opening reception on May 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit questart.ca.
Quest Art is hosting High Art 14, the 3rd Annual High School Invitational this spring. Open to students attending secondary school in North Simcoe, this exhibition takes place in Quest Art's Upper Gallery in conjunction with Botanicals and Beyond. For more information, visit questart.ca.
Dear New Friend of Sistema Huronia:
We are new to the area. This is who we are.
Sistema is an established and free after school music program that promotes personal growth through music. The Sistema Music Program was established in 1975 and today there are over 100 Sistema chapters globally. It uses the classical music ensemble experience to achieve positive social change for youth. Sistema Huronia is a local chapter that will focus on helping enrich the lives of youth in Huronia, which historically covers most of Simcoe County.
Our mission is to build and sustain an intensive social program that provides free, ensemble-based music lessons to inspire children to realize their full potential as students, musicians, and citizens.
Our vision is to instil a strong sense of community, self-respect, and mutual support in our children through the pursuit of musical excellence in order to prepare them for a better tomorrow.Read more: Sistema Music Program & Fundraiser - Huronia
July 27 is the TWENTY THIRD annual Art-on-the-Rocks fine art and craft show and sale. The show is located at the southern tip of Maxwell/Whalen Island (at the Gillespie's).
This location has worked well, as it is not susceptible to the west wind and we’ve found that a good number of cruisers and Sunday afternoon boaters on the main channel stop in to browse and shop. We provide a free shuttle/jitney service to larger boats that anchor in the bay. This service is for customers and venders dock space is limited.Read more: Call for Artists: Art on the Rocks
Artwalk was a smashing success and we would like to thank all of our members, the Artists, Artisans and other vendors who graced King Street, the musicians who entertained us all day long, the incredible Grounded Cafe and Villagers who kept the kids amused and of course, the volunteers who made it all happen. We’d also like to thank the Downtown BIA who partnered with us and the BIA Merchants who had their stores sparkling for the day and Quest for the always-fun steamrolling prints.
In particular a nod of thanks to volunteers Larry French, HFA Chair who headed the event; Adrien Robitaille who put together the entertainment line-up and Villager's Kid's area; Andrew Philips who along with Nicole Di Pinto of Grounded Cafe created a number of "Mad Hatters" to wander the streets. Ken and Francine Albrough made sure we all had shade and manned the booths along with hardworking volunteers Sydney Stonier and Wendy Smith.
We also must thank our helpers Ralph Hooper and Gabe Robitaille for stage set up and John Simon for sound management and entertainers Ernie Ripco; Stir-It-Up; Michel Payment; Marc Craig (Elvis) and newcomer Brad Whyte.Read more: ArtWalk thanks and photos ...
Penetanguishene – On Friday, local MPP Garfield Dunlop met with representatives from two of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s newest grant recipients, the Huronia Foundation of the Arts and the Township of Tiny, and offer his congratulations on their receiving a combined total of $264,100 in funding this summer. Both organizations are focused on boosting tourism and local engagement through a series of festivals in communities across the area.
"I'm pleased to see that these organizations have received grants that will help make their projects and programs possible," said Dunlop. "Ontario Trillium Foundation funding is very important in helping these groups reach their goals to enhance the communities they serve."
Area festivals are a focal point in the calendar for many communities and have the potential to boost the local economy. Using its $73,500 grant over the next three years, the Huronia Foundation of the Arts will be studying ways to expand and enhance festivals in Penetanguishene, Midland, Tay Township and the Township of Tiny.Read more: Huronia Foundation for the Arts receives Trillium Grant!