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Here are recent articles and press releases about MacLaren Art Centre exhibitions and releases. Click on "Read more" for the complete release, as well as a PDF version available for download.

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November 8, 2013 - 3:53 pm

A special presentation of words and music featuring the Bravado Show Choir and students of St. Joseph's Catholic High School.

Please join Barrie's Bravado Show Choir and students from St. Joseph's High School  in Barrie for a special words and music presentation of Remembrance at the MacLaren...

November 7, 2013 - 5:46 pm

The November 2013 e-Newsletter is now available!  The MacLaren offers activities for all ages and interests from world-class exhibitions, artist talks and gallery tours to art classes for children and adults, youth coffee houses and after-school workshops, and Sunday art-making activities for families. This month is no exception!

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November 7, 2013 - 5:00 pm

On November 15, Off the Hook returns for its 23rd year, with more than 150 works of art by over 100 artists from across the province. Drawing capacity crowds, the art auction and its weeklong preview offer tremendous exposure for participating artists, stimulating future sales and fostering the interests of regional art collectors. Read more from this month's "...

October 16, 2013 - 11:41 am

The October 2013 e-Newsletter is now available!  The MacLaren offers activities for all ages and interests from world-class exhibitions, artist talks and gallery tours to art classes for children and adults, youth coffee houses and after-school workshops, and Sunday art-making activities for families. This month is no exception!

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September 11, 2013 - 4:21 pm

The Seasonal Brochure gives you the inside story on everything new this fall and winter, from exhibitions to new programmes and special events. We've attached a pdf of the brochure below. Come visit!

September 4, 2013 - 6:06 pm
Please join us on Thursday, September 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for a celebration of our fall exhibitions: Michael Forster: Perpetual Emergence and Urban Jewels: Denyse Thomasos' Big Canvases, 1993-1999

 

All are very welcome! For complete details, see the invitation here

August 7, 2013 - 12:07 pm

The Giant Knitting Nancy project was a big part of the Children's Village at Kempenfest this weekend and Christina Mancuso, our Education Officer, was interviewed about it for CBC Radio One's Fresh Air programme. The interview is available as a MacLaren podcast here

July 30, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Today we posted a podcast interview with Harold Klunder, whose work is featured in the exhibition Cache, on display in the Joan Lehman Gallery until November 3. It's available in two formats (standard and enhanced) here. Enjoy!

July 8, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Today we posted the Artwork of the Month for July, one of a series of works highlighting the holdings in the MacLaren's Permanent Collection. This large canvas entitled Hudson's Bay by leading Canadian artist Joseph Drapell invites the viewer to consider how it was made. The central element, a single circular sweep of colour, evokes the iris and pupil of an eye;...

June 10, 2013 - 3:28 pm

15 Reasons to Make The MacLaren Your Summer Place!

The summer months provide plenty of reasons to come to the MacLaren: three new exhibitions to savour, a shady spot on the best courtyard patio in the city, and a slate of creative art camps to entertain and engage adults as well as children! Come see for yourself why the MacLaren is a favourite destination for local...