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December 4, 2012 - 1:22 pm

North Simcoe Community News
Online Edition
December 2012/January 2013
Published on Friday, November 30, 2012

The Churches of Oro-Medonte
Reviewed by Austin Clarkson

Barrie: Maclaren Art Centre, 2012. 75p. $50.
The journey that culminated in this beautiful book began in 2002, when Joanna McEwen was involved in a project dedicated...

November 14, 2012 - 12:04 pm

MacLaren Matters
MacLaren's Off The Hook a Chance to Celebrate Art
Carolyn Bell Farrell

The MacLaren Art Centre is committed to fostering the development of visual artists in this region. Artists are supported through studio visits, exhibitions and publications as well as intellectual, social and creative activities at the gallery.

Regional artists lead art classes...

July 30, 2012 - 12:27 pm
Fiday, July 27, 2012

MacLaren Matters
Summer the Ideal Time to Explore the MacLaren
Carolyn Bell Farrell

The MacLaren continues to draw visitors from across the province, attracted to our innovative, high calibre exhibitions, many featuring new work by regional artists.

 This summer is no exception.


July 5, 2012 - 11:48 am

To read the June newsletter click here...

June 29, 2012 - 1:06 pm

MacLaren Matters
Summer the Ideal Time to Explore the MacLaren
Carolyn Bell Farrell

It's coming up to five years since I joined the MacLaren team.

We have experienced tremendous growth during this time, embraced by our new staff members and supported by our board of community leaders, our 230 volunteers and our audiences.

While serving Barrie, the County of...

June 1, 2012 - 12:30 pm

Special taking place at Gallery today

The MacLaren Art Centre maintains an active and loyal volunteer base.

These 225 volunteers generously share their time, their energy and their expertise, collectively giving over 5,000 hours each year to the Gallery.

They assume integral roles as guides, greeters and attendants; in retail operations, fundraising and...

May 1, 2012 - 12:02 pm

Fostering Creativity in Young People

Last year, we reached 21,000 young people through our activitie at the gallery, in the schools and in the community.

VanGo remains our signature program in Simcoe County classrooms.

Students from kindergarten to Grade 8 are introduced to the fundamentals of art making by practising artists who deliver high-calibre...