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MacLaren Art Centre TV BINGO on Rogers, Barrie Ontario
June 27, 2017 - 8:00 pm
$5.00 for a 5-pack

MacLaren TV Bingo on ROGERS
Tuesdays, 8:00

MacLaren Art Centre TV Bingo is a LIVE hour of fun and excitement, brought to you exclusively by Rogers TV. Every Tuesday at 8:00 pm, host Stu Andrews calls the action with 5 chances to win great cash prizes. The final game of the night has a grand prize jackpot of $1,200 EVERY week. All proceeds goes directly to the MacLaren Art Centre's VanGo programme, which offers unique opportunities for Simcoe County students to work with professional artists in the classroom! Tune in each week to win cash prizes with Rogers TV's coverage of MacLaren Art Centre TV Bingo.

MacLaren TV Bingo Game Cards are available at the following locations...

July 6, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate our summer exhibitions!

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 7 to 9 pm
Remarks at 7:15 pm
Exhibition tours at 7:30 pm

Jaime Angelopoulos
Act Naturally

Doris McCarthy
Wavements

Re-enact
Sarah Ciurysek, Michael Farnan, Meryl McMaster, Emma Nishimura, Krista Belle Stewart, Elinor Whidden

Summer Sketches
Lucius O'Brien and Garett Walker

Collecting Canada: Selections from John Hartman’s Photography Collection

 

September 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Tickets: $180 per person (includes $100 tax donation receipt)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
2017 MacLaren Legacy Dinner

Thursday, September 21

The 2017 Legacy Award honours Gerry Pilon, a powerful advocate and champion not only for the MacLaren, but also for a thriving, creative city of Barrie.

Special guest speaker Michael Redhill is an award- winning fiction writer, playwright and poet whose work includes the novel Martin Sloane and the young adult book Saving Houdini. His novel  Bellevue Square will be published in September 2017.

Cocktail reception 6:00 pm
Guest speaker and dinner 7:00 pm
Legacy Award presentation 8:30 pm

Tickets: $180 (includes $100 donation receipt)

To book, or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Sue-Ellen Boyes at 705-720-1044...

September 29, 2017 - 12:15 pm
Admission free

Collecting Photography with John Hartman
Friday, September 29, 12:15 to 1 pm
Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
Admission free

Regional artist John Hartman will offer an insider perspective on his private collection of historic photographs, which includes over 500 objects dating from 1858 to the present.

John Hartman was born in 1950 in Midland Ontario, and studied Fine Art at McMaster University. He has been the subject of several national and international exhibitions including Big North (1999-2002) and Cities (2007-2009). Photographs of the landscape and preparatory sketches are central to Hartman’s artistic practice, which is attentive to landscape and the ways in which human...

September 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Admission free

Film Screening: Seraphine, Seraphine
By Krista Belle Stewart
Two-Channel Video Work, 39 Minutes, 2014
In Partnership with the Barrie Film Festival
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:00 pm
Admission: Free

For more information please visit www.barriefilmfestival.ca

In Seraphine, Seraphine, Vancouver-based artist Krista Belle Stewart layers archival footage with current footage of her subject, her mother Seraphine Stewart, the first Indigenous Public Health nurse in British Columbia. In this two-channel video work, Stewart sheds light on the complexities of the historical representation of Indigenous peoples.  Seraphine,...

September 30, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Culture Days Open House
September 30, 2 to 4 pm
 
Meet the artists who teach our art classes and VanGo programmes. Participate in a hands-on activity for families in the Rotary Education Centre! Culture Days highlights free, cultural attractions in downtown Barrie.
October 12, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Tickets: $125 (includes $75 donation receipt)
The MacLaren Speakeasy
Thursday, October 12, 6 to 10 pm
The Carnegie Room at the MacLaren
 
What can you expect at our Prohibition-inspired “Night of Fun & Games”? Poker—and bragging rights for the Best Poker Player in Barrie. Blackjack for those who prefer it. Live music. Fedoras, boas, inspired cocktails—care for a Lime Rickey or a Sidecar, anyone? Oh, and prizes you can’t get anywhere else!
 
Tickets $125 (includes $75 donation receipt).
 
Tickets are available at the MacLaren and online at www.maclarenart.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sue-Ellen Boyes at...
October 20, 2017 - 12:15 pm
Admission free

Frances Rooney on the Wandering Life of Edith Watson
Friday, October 20, 12:15 to 1 pm
Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
Admission free

Author Frances Rooney presents on photographer Edith Watson (1861-1943). Watson was a pioneering woman photographer active from the 1890s to the 1930s, best known for photographing scenes of rural and coastal life in Canada.

Frances Rooney's books include Working Light: The Wandering Life of Photographer Edith S. Watson (published in Canada, the U.S., and Britain), Our Lives (finalist for the Lambda Award), and two books for the Women’s Hall of Fame Series – Extraordinary Women Explorers and Exceptional Women Environmentalists...

October 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Halloween Coffee House
October 27, 6 to 9 pm. Admission $2.
 
This is an all-ages event! Join us for the Youth Advisory Council’s annual Halloween Coffee House! Dress in your Halloween costumed-best and enjoy music and spoken-word performances by Simcoe County high school students! Youth performers are invited to audition on October 11 from 5 to 7 pm.
 
Interested in joining our Youth Council? Young people ages 14 to 18 are invited to develop MacLaren youth projects, events and exhibitions with and for their peers.
 
Contact Christina Mancuso, Education Officer at christina@maclarenart.com to sign up!
November 17, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Tickets: $50
Off The Hook
MacLaren Silent Art Auction
Friday, November 17, 7 to 11 pm
Auction Preview: November 11 to 17
Tour of Auction Highlights: November 15, 6 to 7 pm
 
Off the Hook returns with more than 150 works of art by over 100 regional artists and a wealth of great finds generously donated by local retailers. This annual fundraiser offers everyone the opportunity to bid on and take home original artwork. Tickets are $50 each, and include hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Barrie’s finest
chefs. Cash bar.
 
Tickets are available at the MacLaren and online at www.maclarenart.com. For...
November 24, 2017 - 12:15 pm
Admission free

Meet the Gallery Shop Artisans
Friday, November 24, 12:15 to 1 pm
Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
Admission free

Just in time for the holidays, Gallery Shop Manager Shannon Phillips introduces artists behind some of MacLaren’s best-selling collections. Learn about their approaches and get a first look at new pieces of work.

February 23, 2018 - 7:15 pm
Tickets: $60. On sale February 5 at 10:00 am
2017 Battle of the Bands
Friday, February 23
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Live music begins at 7:15 pm
 
Drawing on the considerable musical talents of members of Barrie’s financial services and medical professions, our annual Battle of the Bands is one of the most celebrated live musical events of the year in Barrie. Proceeds from the event support the MacLaren Art Centre, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and the
Kempenfelt Rotary Club. Tickets $60, available at the MacLaren on February 5.