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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 Megan Stevenato introduces artists behind some of MacLaren’s best-selling collections. Learn about their approaches and get a first look at new pieces of work.

Nicole Kibath, Glass Artist
Nicole Kibath has been a practicing glass artist for twenty years. Her training began at the University of Toronto Art School and continued at Sheridan College. She has taught in multiple schools across North America. Kibath’s work has been included in juried exhibitions and has received multiple international...
MacLaren Art Centre TV BINGO on Rogers, Barrie Ontario
November 28, 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...

December 6, 2017 - 10:30 am
Admission free

Artist Talk by Landon Mackenzie
Friday, December 6, 10:30 am
Campus Gallery, Georgian College
Admission free

Join us for an inspired talk by visiting artist Landon Mackenzie. Mackenzie will discuss her artistic practice, which took off in spectacular fashion after her Lost River series of paintings in the 1980s. Constantly evolving, her practice was most recently recognized with a 2017 Governor General’s Award in the Visual Arts.

Landon Mackenzie, Paris Looking North, 2009, on view at MacLaren beginning Dec 7
December 7, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate our winter exhibitions!

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

Landon Mackenzie
Parallel Journey
December 7, 2017 to March 18, 2018
Janice Laking Gallery and Gallery 3
Curator: Liz Wylie
Organized and Circulated by the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna
Artist Talk: Wednesday, December 6, 10:30 am, Georgian College Campus Gallery. Admission free

Ernest Conyers Barker
December 2, 2017 to March 4, 2018
The Carnegie Room
Curator: Renée van der Avoird

The Construction Series: The Monument to Construction Workers...

December 8, 2017 - 12:15 pm
Admission free

Gallery Tour with Landon Mackenzie
Friday, December 8, 12:15 to 1 pm
Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
Admission free

Join us for a tour of Parallel Journey, a solo exhibition of works on paper by Governor General Award winning artist Landon Mackenzie.

Landon Mackenzie is a Vancouver based artist whose paintings have been widely exhibited in Canada and internationally. Her work is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Recent shows...

Landon MacKenzie
December 9, 2017 - 10:00 am
$125.00 + HST/$112.50 + HST MacLaren Members; Materials included

Dates              December 9, 2017
Times:             Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 1 workshop
Fees:               $125.00 + HST/$112.50 + HST MacLaren MembersMaterials included      

Join Vancouver artist Landon Mackenzie for a full-day master painting workshop! Beginning with a guided tour of her solo exhibition at the MacLaren, participants will explore abstraction and representations of the subconscious...

Rod Prouse
January 13, 2018 - 10:00 am
$125.00 + HST/$112.50 + HST MacLaren Members; Materials included

Dates:               January 13, 2018
Times:              Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 1 workshop
Fees:                $125.00 + HST/$112.50 + HST MacLaren MembersMaterials included         

Join regional artist Rod Prouse for a full-day master watercolour painting workshop! Inspired by the still-life as subject, participants will explore a variety of watercolour materials and...

Claudia Mandler McKnight
January 19, 2018 - 12:15 pm
Admission free

Claudia Mandler McKnight on Art Therapy and The Alchemy of the Creative Process
Friday, January 19, 12:15 to 1 pm
Rotary Education Centre at the MacLaren
Admission free

Join Barrie artist, educator and registered art therapist Claudia Mandler McKnight as she discusses art therapy as a healing modality, which combines the creative process and psychotherapy. Claudia will examine how art therapists support individuals to problem solve, increase self-awareness, strengthen self-esteem, manage stress and engage in social interaction. Images of artwork created by clients in her private practice and by community groups (Candlelighters Simcoe, Gilda’s Club and Hospice Simcoe) will be highlighted. The benefits of...

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.