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September 2019

MacLaren TV Bingo

MacLaren TV Bingo

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

MacLaren TV Bingo Tuesdays at 8:00 pm on Rogers Fees: $5.00 for a 5-pack 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…

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July 2019

Book Club: #SummerReads Social Media Project

Book Club: #SummerReads Social Media Project

July 24 - August 31

Book Club: #SummerReads Social Media Project MacLaren Art Centre | www.maclarenart.com Join our online #BookClub and share your #SummerReads with us! In celebration of Carnegie Days, the MacLaren Art Centre invites youth, adults and families to share a favourite quote from a current book or one from their personal collection.…

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BarrieLicious at The Gallery Café

BarrieLicious at The Gallery Café

July 5 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm

BarrieLicious Summer 2019 Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 21 During BarrieLicious, two can dine for just $20 at the MacLaren Art Centre! Enjoy a meal in the Gallery Café, dine al fresco on our courtyard patio or take your favourite menu items to go! Select one entrée, one drink and one dessert…

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Reception for Summer 2019 Exhibitions

Reception for Summer 2019 Exhibitions

July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reception for Summer 2019 Exhibitions Thursday, July 4, 7 to 9 pm. Remarks at 7:15 pm. Exhibition tours at 7:30 pm Admission free The MacLaren Art Centre is thrilled to announce our summer season of exhibitions. Join us on Thursday, July 4 for the opening reception and exhibition walkthroughs with…

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June 2019

Father’s Day Family Workshop

Father’s Day Family Workshop

June 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Father's Day Workshop: Fabulous Father’s Day Memento Sunday, June 16, 1:30 to 3 pm $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Give a gift of a moment frozen in time. Families will learn the art of mould-making and use clay to cast their hands in plaster.…

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Art for Lunch with Max Lupo

Art for Lunch with Max Lupo

June 14 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Max Lupo Friday, June 14, 12:15 to 1 pm Rotary Education Centre Admission free Join us for an engaging talk with regional artist Max Lupo. In his artistic practice, Lupo employs information technologies to transform outmoded objects into new and unexpected devices. As the artist comments,…

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May 2019

Mother’s Day Family Workshop

Mother’s Day Family Workshop

May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Mother's Day Workshop: Marvelous Mother’s Day Cards Sunday, May 12, 1:30 to 3 pm $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided Join us for Mother’s Day and create a unique card for that special Mom, Grandmother or caregiver! Using collograph printmaking, families will print an image on…

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Art for Lunch with Victoria Butler, Barrie Poet Laureate

Art for Lunch with Victoria Butler, Barrie Poet Laureate

May 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Victoria Butler, Barrie Poet Laureate Friday, May 10, 12:15 to 1 pm Rotary Education Centre Admission free Join us for an engaging talk with Victoria Butler, Barrie’s recently crowned Poet Laureate and a celebrated creative force. Victoria is a writer, editor and artist from Barrie whose…

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Reception for Youth 2019 Exhibitions

Reception for Youth 2019 Exhibitions

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reception for Youth 2019 Exhibitions Thursday, May 2, 7 to 9 pm Admission free The MacLaren is proud to shine a spotlight on the creative talents of high school students from Simcoe County in two exhibitions: The Sarjeant Company Design Project and Portfolio 2019. Join us in celebrating their artistic achievements at the…

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April 2019

Glam Rockin’ Spring Coffeehouse

Glam Rockin’ Spring Coffeehouse

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Glam Rockin’ Spring Coffeehouse Friday, April 26, 2019, 6 to 9 pm MacLaren Art Centre, main lobby and Education Centre Admission $2 towards MacLaren Youth Advisory Council endeavors Join us for the Youth Advisory Council’s annual Spring Coffee House! This year's event is inspired by all things Glam and classic 70’s…

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Special Easter Monday Family Workshop

Special Easter Monday Family Workshop

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Easter Monday: Springtime Landscapes Monday, April 22, 1:30 to 3 pm $5.00 per child/ Free for MacLaren Members (Family Category); Materials provided This special family workshop is inspired by the expressive art of Nova Scotian artist Maud Lewis! Families will work together to create a painting emulating her folk art…

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2019 MacLaren Black Tie Gala

2019 MacLaren Black Tie Gala

April 12 @ 6:30 pm

2019 MacLaren Black Tie Gala Friday, April 12, 6:30 pm to 1 am The Carnegie Room at The MacLaren Come out for a really fun, entertaining and high energy evening! Amazing food, great music, enticing live and silent auction prizes. Proceeds from this fundraising event directly support the MacLaren’s programmes…

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Art for Lunch with Michael Vickers from Akin

Art for Lunch with Michael Vickers from Akin

April 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Michael Vickers from Akin Friday, April 5, 12:15 to 1 pm Rotary Education Centre Admission free Join us for a discussion with artist Michael Vickers, Co-Director of Akin, which provides affordable studio space to practicing artists and a range of public programs in Toronto through its…

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Spring Coffeehouse Youth Auditions

Spring Coffeehouse Youth Auditions

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spring Coffeehouse Youth Auditions Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5 to 7 pmMacLaren Art Centre Calling youth ages 14 to 18 years! Are you in a band? Do you know somebody with an amazing voice? Are you a Spoken Word Artist and looking for a chance to perform? Then the MacLaren Youth…

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March 2019

Benefactor Art Exchange: Public Tour of Auction Highlights

Benefactor Art Exchange: Public Tour of Auction Highlights

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Benefactor Art Exchange: Public Tour of Auction Highlights Wednesday, March 27, 6 to 7 pm The Carnegie Room Join us for a free public tour of the exceptional artwork available to current members of the Benefactor Programme. Determine your favourites and get an insider's guide to this year's highlights from MacLaren Development…

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Art for Lunch with Exhibiting Artist Tammi Campbell

Art for Lunch with Exhibiting Artist Tammi Campbell

March 22 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art (Tour) for Lunch with Exhibiting Artist Tammi Campbell Friday, March 22, 12:15 to 1 pm. PLEASE NOTE the location change to Janice Laking Gallery * Admission free Join Saskatoon-based exhibiting artist Tammi Campbell for a walk-through of her solo exhibition, Double Remove, on view in Janice Laking Gallery from…

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Reception for Spring 2019 Exhibitions

Reception for Spring 2019 Exhibitions

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reception for Spring 2019 Exhibitions Thursday, March 21, 7 to 9 pm. Remarks at 7:15 pm. Exhibition tours at 7:30 pm Admission free The MacLaren Art Centre is thrilled to announce our spring season of exhibitions. Join us on Thursday, March 21 for the opening reception and exhibition walkthroughs with…

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February 2019

Black History Month – Family Sunday: Kente Cloth Designs

Black History Month – Family Sunday: Kente Cloth Designs

February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Family Sunday Workshop: Kente Cloth Designs1:30 to 3:00 pm, Rotary Education Centre$5.00 per child/Admission free for MacLaren Members (Family Category)Registration required Join regional artist Sean George for an engaging workshop exploring the history, function, vibrant colours and patterns of Kente cloth from Ghana. Families will work together using colourful paper strips, sharpies and yarn…

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Black History Month – NFB Screenings

Black History Month – NFB Screenings

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

NFB Screenings1:00 to 1:30 pm, Rotary Education CentreAdmission freeRegistrations opens at 11:30 am. Sign up in person at the Front Desk. Joe – by Jill Haras 2002 / 8 min.This animated short tells the story of Seraphim "Joe" Fortes, one of Vancouver's most beloved citizens. Born in the West Indies, Joe Fortes swam…

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Celebrate Black History Month at the MacLaren!

Celebrate Black History Month at the MacLaren!

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate Black History Month at the MacLaren! Sunday, February 24, 2019 Open 10 am to 4 pm Suggested admission $5 Explore contemporary art with your family and enjoy our current exhibitions. Registration for the special Family Sunday workshop and NFB film screenings opens at 11:30 am on the day of…

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Songs of Hope: Suubi Fusion Troupe Performance

Songs of Hope: Suubi Fusion Troupe Performance

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Songs of Hope: Suubi Fusion Troupe Performance 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, The Carnegie Room Admission free. No registration required Join us for an engaging performance of singing, drumming, and traditional East African instrumentation by Uganda’s Suubi Fusion Troupe, who will proudly share their talent and culture. Marvel at their…

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Battle of the Bands 2019

Battle of the Bands 2019

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The 15th Annual Battle of the Bands Friday, February 22, 2019 The Ranch, 56 Bayfield St, Barrie, ON Doors open at 7 pm. Live music begins at 7:15 pm Tickets $60, available at the MacLaren beginning February 4 at 10 am. Now in its 15th year, the annual Battle of the…

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Art for Lunch with Frances Thomas from the Barrie PRNT Collective

Art for Lunch with Frances Thomas from the Barrie PRNT Collective

February 22 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Frances Thomas from the Barrie PRNT Collective Friday, February 22, 12:15 to 1:00 pm. Rotary Education Centre Admission free Join us February 22 for Art for Lunch with Frances Thomas, a regional artist and one of the founding members of the PRNT Collective, an artist collective…

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Celebrate Family Day at the MacLaren!

Celebrate Family Day at the MacLaren!

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Family Day at the MacLaren! Monday, February 18, 2019 Open 12 pm to 4 pm Suggested admission $5 Keep your family active and entertained this Family Day at the MacLaren! We have a full afternoon of exciting and affordable activities planned including free tours of our current exhibitions and a…

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Winterfest – Performance by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

Winterfest – Performance by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

February 3 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Performance by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers 2:30 to 3:30 pm, The Carnegie Room Admission free. No registration required. Join Simcoe Contemporary Dancers for an amazing performance, a structured improvisation inspired by the Two Legacies exhibition currently on view in the MacLaren’s Carnegie Room. At the same time, local artists are invited…

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Special Winterfest Family Workshop

Special Winterfest Family Workshop

February 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Special Winterfest Family Workshop 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Rotary Education Centre Admission free. Sign up in person between 12:30 to 1 pm at the MacLaren reception desk. Join us for a creative Winterfest! Led by regional artist Sean George, families will have fun working collaboratively to create a series of…

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Winterfest – Special NFB Screenings

Winterfest – Special NFB Screenings

February 3 @ 1:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Special NFB Screenings 1:10 to 1:30 pm, Rotary Education Centre Admission free. Registration required. Meltdown (1 minute) In this short animation by Carrie Mombourquette, a polar bear must try his luck finding a job in the big city when the last of his Arctic ice environment disappears. It’s hard fitting into…

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Winterfest – Storytime by the Fire

Winterfest – Storytime by the Fire

February 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Storytime by the Fire  12:30 to 1:00 pm, MacLaren lobby, main level Admission free. No registration required. Volunteer and artisan Ingi Gould returns to host a cozy fireside story time exploring tales of wondrous wintery adventures! Fun for the whole family.

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Winterfest – Storytelling with Indigenous Artist Scott Debassige

Winterfest – Storytelling with Indigenous Artist Scott Debassige

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Storytelling with Indigenous Artist Scott Debassige11:00 am to 12:00 pm, The Carnegie RoomAdmission free. No registration required Join us for a story time with Ojibwe/Odawa artist and performer Scott Debassige, Sitting Bear of the Bear clan from M'chigeeng Reserve on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario. Incorporating singing, drumming and storytelling,…

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Celebrate Winterfest at the MacLaren!

Celebrate Winterfest at the MacLaren!

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Celebrate Winterfest at the MacLaren! Sunday, February 3, 2019 Open 10 am to 4 pm Suggested admission $5 Explore contemporary art with your family and enjoy our current exhibitions. Registration for the Winterfest Family Workshop opens at 12:30 on the day of the event. Sign-up at the MacLaren front desk.…

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January 2019

BarrieLicious at The Gallery Café

BarrieLicious at The Gallery Café

January 18 @ 8:00 am - February 3 @ 4:00 pm

BarrieLicious Winter 2019 Friday, January 18 to Sunday, February 3 During BarrieLicious, enjoy lunch for two at The Gallery Café for just $20 plus tax! Dine beside our cozy fireplace or take your favourite menu items to go! Our Gallery Café offers a variety of salads, soups, quiches and more, made fresh…

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Art for Lunch with Exhibiting Artist Jill Price

Art for Lunch with Exhibiting Artist Jill Price

January 11 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Exhibiting Artist Jill Price Friday, January 11, 12:15 to 1 pm Rotary Education Centre. Admission free. Join us for an engaging discussion with exhibiting artist Jill Price, whose work is on view in The Carnegie Room until February 24 in Two Legacies with Tanya Cunnington. Jill…

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December 2018

Reception for 2018 Winter Exhibitions

Reception for 2018 Winter Exhibitions

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reception for 2018 Winter Exhibitions Thursday, December 6, 7 to 9 pm. Remarks at 7:15 pm. Exhibition tours at 7:30 pm Admission free The MacLaren Art Centre is thrilled to announce our winter season of exhibitions. Join us on Thursday, December 6 for the opening reception and exhibition walkthroughs with…

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November 2018

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction 2018

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction 2018

November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Off The Hook MacLaren Silent Art Auction Friday, November 16, 7 to 11 pm Auction Preview: November 10 to 16 Tour of Auction Highlights: November 14, 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…

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2018 Off The Hook: Public Tour of Auction Highlights

2018 Off The Hook: Public Tour of Auction Highlights

November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Off The Hook: Public Tour of Auction Highlights Wednesday, November 14, 6 to 7 pm Admission free Join us on Wednesday, November 14 from 6 to 7 pm for a free sneak-peek of the fabulous artwork available in our 28th annual Silent Art Auction. Generate your watchlist and get an insider's guide to…

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October 2018

Youth Halloween Coffeehouse 2018

Youth Halloween Coffeehouse 2018

October 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Youth Halloween CoffeehouseFriday, October 26, 6 to 9 pmAdmission: $2 Join us on Friday, October 26 from 6 to 9 pm for our annual Halloween Coffeehouse, organized by our Youth Advisory Council. Enjoy music and spoken word performances by local Simcoe County youth—all with a great cup of coffee! Activities…

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Art for Lunch with Paul Petro: Collecting Contemporary Canadian Art

Art for Lunch with Paul Petro: Collecting Contemporary Canadian Art

October 19, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Paul Petro: Collecting Contemporary Canadian Art Friday, October 19, 12:15 to 1:00 pm Rotary Education Centre Admission free Paul Petro is a curator and gallery owner who has operated his Toronto-based gallery Paul Petro Contemporary Art since 1993, programming works by contemporary Canadian and international artists…

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The MacLaren Speakeasy 2018

The MacLaren Speakeasy 2018

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The MacLaren Speakeasy Thursday, October 11, 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 jazz. Fedoras, boas, inspired cocktails―care…

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September 2018

Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

September 30, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers The Carnegie Room Sunday, September 30, 2:30 to 3:30 pm Admission free Simcoe Contemporary Dancers present a programme of choreography exploring the memories and stories of place. Join us as we delve into our personal experiences of place, the physical exploration of place, how we…

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Carnegie Days Family Workshop

Carnegie Days Family Workshop

September 30, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Carnegie Days Family Workshop Rotary Education Centre Sunday, September 30, 1:30 to 2:30 pm Admission free In celebration of Carnegie Days, join regional artist Sean George in a workshop that explores summer experiences in the region—from the literal to the abstract. Guided by this regional artist, families will make two…

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NFB Film Screenings: Stories of Place

NFB Film Screenings: Stories of Place

September 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

NFB Film Screenings: Stories of Place The Carnegie Room Sunday, September 30, 2018, noon to 12:45 pm Admission free Jean Giguère: The Measure of a Place by Deco Dawson, 2014, 6 mins. This short film profiles Jean Giguère, a lifelong volunteer and champion for the arts. Giguère expresses the transformative…

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Culture Days 2018 Open House

Culture Days 2018 Open House

September 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Culture Days Open House Saturday, September 29 from 2 to 4 pm Admission free Join us for our annual Culture Days Open House on September 29 from 2 to 4 pm and meet the artists who teach our programmes. Participate in a hands-on activity for families in the Rotary Education Centre. Culture Days highlights…

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A Shift in the Landscape: Film Screening

A Shift in the Landscape: Film Screening

September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A Shift in the Landscape: Film Screening MacLaren Art Centre | The Carnegie Room Saturday, September 29, 1:00 to 2:00 pm Admission free A Shift in the Landscape (2014) looks at the ongoing fight to preserve Shift (1970), one of the earliest site-specific artworks by Richard Serra. This documentary includes interviews with art…

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Carnegie Days Storytime: Canada 1, 2, 3

Carnegie Days Storytime: Canada 1, 2, 3

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Carnegie Days Storytime: Canada 1, 2, 3 Barrie Public Library, Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley Street, Barrie Saturday, September 29, 10 to 10:45 am Admission free Learn and celebrate what makes our region special! In this story time for families, children will enjoy the book Canada 1, 2, 3 by author Kim Bellefontaine…

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Doors Open Ontario

Doors Open Ontario

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Doors Open Ontario Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm Admission free The Maclaren is pleased to participate in Doors Open Ontario 2018. Come discover our award-winning building which combines a renovated Carnegie library with a contemporary addition designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects. This architectural…

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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat Presented by the Barrie Film Festival Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:00 pm Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8 Never-before-seen works, writings and photographs offer insight into the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat as a teenager in…

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Art for Lunch: Artists’ Books and Resistance in the Age of the Internet with Maxine Proctor

Art for Lunch: Artists’ Books and Resistance in the Age of the Internet with Maxine Proctor

September 28, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch: Artists’ Books and Resistance in the Age of the Internet with Maxine Proctor MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre Friday, September 28, 12:15 to 1:00 pm Admission free In conjunction with the exhibition A Kind of Library, Toronto Art Book Fair Director and Co-Founder Maxine Proctor discusses…

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Legacy Dinner 2018

Legacy Dinner 2018

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2018 MacLaren Legacy Dinner Thursday, September 27, 6:00 to 10:00 pm The Carnegie Room at the MacLaren In honour of artist and community leader John Hartman, for his exceptional generosity and commitment to building strong arts communities and supporting the work of rising young artists. This evening of celebration heralds the…

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Artist talk with Mary Anne Barkhouse

Artist talk with Mary Anne Barkhouse

September 27, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Presented as part of Carnegie Days 2018 Artist talk with Mary Anne Barkhouse Thursday, September 27, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Georgian College Campus Gallery Admission free Join us for an informative talk by Minden-based artist Mary Anne Barkhouse, whose exhibition The Interlopers is on view at the MacLaren Art Centre. This…

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Curatorial Talk and Tour with Andrea Fatona

Curatorial Talk and Tour with Andrea Fatona

September 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Curatorial Talk and Tour with Guest Curator Andrea Fatona Wednesday, September 19, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm The Carnegie Room and Gallery 3, MacLaren Art Centre. Admission free Join us for a curatorial talk and tour of Settling in Place: Aylan Couchie, Martha Griffith and Charmaine Lurch. This group show…

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The Story of Place Workshops

The Story of Place Workshops

September 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Story of Place Workshops Rotary Education Centre, MacLaren Art Centre Wednesdays, September 12, 19 and 26, 2018 5:30 to 7:00 pm Admission free; Materials provided The MacLaren Art Centre is excited to host three free workshops at the Gallery for children, youth and families. At these workshops, participants will…

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#simcoesummer: Social Media Project

#simcoesummer: Social Media Project

September 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Share your #simcoesummer experience with us! In celebration of Carnegie Days 2018, the MacLaren Art Centre invites youth, adults and families to share photos of their Simcoe summer highlights through Instagram following this year's theme: The Story of Place. Consider photos of outdoor summer fun with friends and family, or a beautiful…

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July 2018

MacLaren at Community Festivals

MacLaren at Community Festivals

July 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

MacLaren at Community Festivals This summer, find the MacLaren Art Centre at the many community festivals within Simcoe County! The MacLaren will be hosting engaging art activities at Celebrate Barrie, Barrie Pow-Wow, Take A Kid Fishing, Kempenfest, Rama Pow-Wow, Dragon Boat Festival, the Barrie Fair, Culture Days, Comic-Con, and more.…

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Reception for Summer 2018 Exhibitions

Reception for Summer 2018 Exhibitions

July 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reception for Summer 2018 Exhibitions  Thursday, July 5, 7 to 9 pm Remarks at 7:15 pm Exhibition tours at 7:30 pm On Thursday, July 5, we celebrate the opening of our summer season of exhibitions: The Interlopers, a solo exhibition by Minden-based artist Mary Anne Barkhouse; Settling in Place, which features contemporary…

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June 2018

DRAWINGLAB

DRAWINGLAB

June 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for DRAWINGLAB at the MacLaren Art Centre! Join us on Sunday, June 24 for DRAWINGLAB at The MacLaren Art Centre! Inspired by the current exhibitions, families are invited to spend a day at the Gallery exploring drawing in its many iterations—from NFB short animation screenings to a hands-on…

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Art for Lunch with Robert Zeidler from the Cotton Factory

Art for Lunch with Robert Zeidler from the Cotton Factory

June 15, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Robert Zeidler from the Cotton Factory Friday, June 15, 12:15 to 1:00 pm Rotary Education Centre Admission free Join us for a stimulating conversation with Robert Zeidler, Managing Partner at the Dabbet Group. Robert’s main focus is the Cotton Factory, a 118 year-old cotton mill complex…

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May 2018

Art for Lunch with Author Kevin Hardcastle

Art for Lunch with Author Kevin Hardcastle

May 4, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Author Kevin Hardcastle Friday, May 4, 12:15 to 1:00 pm. Admission free Join us for a reading and discussion of Kevin Hardcastle’s recent book In the Cage(Biblioasis, 2017). Hardcastle—raised in nearby Midland—is a master of the ‘rural noir,’ incorporating aspects of his experiences here in Simcoe County…

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Reception for Spring 2018 Youth Exhibitions

Reception for Spring 2018 Youth Exhibitions

May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reception for Portfolio 2018 and The Sarjeant Company Design Project Thursday, May 3, 7 to 9 pm The Carnegie Room and Molson Community Gallery Admission free This evening we are celebrating the creative talents of Simcoe County high school students with three exhibitions:  Portfolio provides an exceptional opportunity to showcase the…

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April 2018

Grease-Themed Spring Coffeehouse

Grease-Themed Spring Coffeehouse

April 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Grease-Themed Spring Coffeehouse Friday, April 20, 2018 6 to 9 pm MacLaren Art Centre, main lobby and Education Centre Admission $2 towards MacLaren Youth Advisory Council endeavors This is an all-ages event! Join us for the Youth Advisory Council’s annual Spring Coffee House! This year's event is inspired by Grease and…

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Art for Lunch with Robert Hengeveld

Art for Lunch with Robert Hengeveld

April 20, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Robert Hengeveld Friday, April 20, 12:15 to 1:00 pm. Admission free Join regional artist Robert Hengeveld for a look into his current studio practice. Hengeveld is an installation and media artist whose work explores the boundaries between reality and fiction, and where we find ourselves within…

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2018 MacLaren Black Tie Gala

2018 MacLaren Black Tie Gala

April 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

2018 MacLaren Black Tie Gala Friday, April 13 The Carnegie Room at The MacLaren Tickets: $225 (includes donation receipt for $125) Attire: Black Tie optional (bring your dancing shoes) Come out for a really fun, entertainng and high energy evening! Amazing food, great music, enticing live and silent auction prizes.…

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Artist Talk by Francisco-Fernando Granados

Artist Talk by Francisco-Fernando Granados

April 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Artist Talk by Francisco-Fernando GranadosWednesday, April 11, 10:30 amCampus Gallery, Georgian CollegeAdmission free One of several artists in the MacLaren Art Centre’s current exhibition Longevity or a Lack Thereof, Francisco-Fernando Granados will speak on his ongoing project spatial profiling… (extended), which posits the drawn line as a site of collaboration and…

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2018 Benefactor Art Exchange

2018 Benefactor Art Exchange

April 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2018 Benefactor Art Exchange EveningThursday, April 5, 7 to 9 pmBy invitation for Benefactors onlyPreview: March 17 to April 5Preview Tour: Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 7 pmThe Carnegie Room at the MacLaren For $1 a day, enjoy great art and enrich your community! Join the Benefactor Programme and take…

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February 2018

Winterfest 2018 – Performance by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

Winterfest 2018 – Performance by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

February 4, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Performance by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers Sunday, February 4, 2018 2:30 to 3:30 pm, The Carnegie Room Admission free Join Simcoe Contemporary Dancers for an afternoon dance performance featuring works-in-progress by the company's senior and choreographic apprentices. Winterfest 2018 Poster

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Winterfest 2018 – Family Workshop

Winterfest 2018 – Family Workshop

February 4, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Winterfest Family Workshop Sunday, February 4, 2018 1:30 to 3 pm, Rotary Education Centre/Massie Family Courtyard Workshop fee: $5/child; Free for MacLaren members Join regional artist Midori Fullerton and celebrate all things winter! Families will create a low-relief artwork by collaging a variety of patterned and textured papers, creating a…

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Winterfest 2018 – Storytime by the Fire

Winterfest 2018 – Storytime by the Fire

February 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Storytime by the Fire Sunday, February 4, 2018 1 to 1:30 pm, MacLaren lobby, main level Admission free Join MacLaren volunteer and artisan Ingi Gould for a cozy fireside storytime exploring tales of wondrous wintery adventures! Fun for the whole family. Winterfest 2018 Poster

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Winterfest 2018 – Special NFB Screenings

Winterfest 2018 – Special NFB Screenings

February 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Special NFB Screenings Sunday, February 4, 2018 12 to 12:45 pm, The Carnegie Room Admission free Snow Cat (23 minutes) A grandmother tells her young grandchild the moving tale of a lonely girl and an unforgettable magical cat in this animated short narrated by Oscar®, Emmy and Tony award winner Maureen…

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November 2017

2017 Off the Hook Silent Art Auction

2017 Off the Hook Silent Art Auction

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction Friday, November 17, 7 to 11 pm Auction Preview: November 11 to 17 during Gallery hours Public Tour of Auction Highlights: November 15, 6 to 7 pm Tickets: $50 (online order below) WE WILL HOLD YOUR TICKETS HERE FOR YOU. On November 17 at…

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2017 Off The Hook: Public Tour of Auction Highlights

2017 Off The Hook: Public Tour of Auction Highlights

November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Off The Hook: Public Tour of Auction Highlights Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 to 7:00 pm Admission free Join us for a free tour of the art auction highlights on Wednesday, November 15 from 6 to 7 pm led by artist Gary Evans, MacLaren Associate Curator Emily McKibbon and MacLaren Development…

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October 2017

2017 Youth Halloween Coffeehouse

2017 Youth Halloween Coffeehouse

October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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…

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Art for Lunch: Frances Rooney on the Wandering Life of Edith Watson

Art for Lunch: Frances Rooney on the Wandering Life of Edith Watson

October 13, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Frances Rooney on the Wandering Life of Edith Watson Friday, October 13, 2017 12:15 to 1:00 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…

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The 2017 MacLaren Speakeasy

The 2017 MacLaren Speakeasy

October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location:  Carnegie Room at the MacLaren Fees: Tickets $125 (includes $75 donation receipt) The MacLaren Speakeasy Thursday, October 12, 7:00 to 11:00 pm The Carnegie Room at the MacLaren NOTE for ONLINE PURCHASES: Tickets purchased by Friday, October 5 were mailed out. From October 6, purchased tickets will be held…

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Auditions for Halloween Coffeehouse: October 27, 6 to 9 pm. Admission $2

Auditions for Halloween Coffeehouse: October 27, 6 to 9 pm. Admission $2

October 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Main lobby at the MacLaren Fees: Free Halloween Coffeehouse Auditions Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:00 to 7:00 pm Calling youth ages 14 to 18 years! Are you in a band? Do you know somebody with an amazing voice? Are you a Spoken Word Artist and looking for a chance…

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Coding and Choreography: Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

Coding and Choreography: Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

October 1, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Festival: Carnegie Days 2017 Coding and Choreography: Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers MacLaren Art Centre | The Carnegie Room 2:30 to 3:30 pm | Admission free How can movements of the body be translated for computers to understand? Simcoe Contemporary Dancers presents a demonstration and interactive workshop on the connections…

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Mail Art: Carnegie Days Family Workshop

Mail Art: Carnegie Days Family Workshop

October 1, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Festival: Carnegie Days 2017 Mail Art: Carnegie Days Family Workshop MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre 1:30 to 2:30 pm | Admission free In celebration of Carnegie Days, join regional artist Sean George for a workshop focusing on all forms of mail art. Families will have fun working at three different…

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NFB Film Screenings

NFB Film Screenings

October 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Festival: Carnegie Days 2017 NFB Film Screenings MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre 12:30 to 12:45 pm |Admission free From Far Away by Shira Avni & Serene El-haj Daoud (Animation, 2000, 6 minutes) This short animation tells the story of Saoussan, a young girl struggling to adjust to life in Canada…

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September 2017

Culture Days Open House

Culture Days Open House

September 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Festival: Carnegie Days 2017 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.

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The Journals of Mary O’Brien: Readings by Joy Thompson

The Journals of Mary O’Brien: Readings by Joy Thompson

September 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Festival: Carnegie Days 2017 The Journals of Mary O’Brien: Readings by Joy Thompson MacLaren Art Centre | Gallery 3 1:00 to 2:00 pm | Admission free Join us for entertaining and insightful readings by Barrie actor Joy Thompson from the journals of Mary O’Brien, the mother of Shanty-Bay artist Lucius…

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MacLaren Exhibition Tours

MacLaren Exhibition Tours

September 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: MacLaren Festival: Carnegie Days 2017 Fees: Free Visitors are invited to join MacLaren staff for tours of the current exhibitions, beginning in the Main Lobby.

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Carnegie Days Storytime: Celebrate Being Canadian!

Carnegie Days Storytime: Celebrate Being Canadian!

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 pm

Location: Barrie Public Library, Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley St., Barrie Festival: Carnegie Days 2017 Carnegie Days Storytime: Celebrate Being Canadian! Barrie Public Library, Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley St., Barrie 10:00 to 10:45 am | Admission free | No registration required Learn and celebrate what makes Canada special! In this story-time…

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November 2016

2016 Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction

2016 Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction

November 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction Friday, November 18, 2016, 7 to 11 pm Auction Preview: November 12 to 18 during Gallery hours Public Tour of Auction Highlights: November 16, 6 to 7 pm Tickets: $50 (online order below) On November 18 at the MacLaren Art Centre in downtown Barrie,…

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