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September 2019

Stories We Share: Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

Stories We Share: Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

September 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Stories We Share: Performances by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers Sunday, September 29, 2:30 to 3:30 pm MacLaren Art Centre | The Carnegie Room Admission free Simcoe Contemporary Dancers presents a programme of choreography exploring and sharing collective experiences through the physical exploration of narrative. Join us as we present an afternoon…

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Carnegie Days Family Workshop

Carnegie Days Family Workshop

September 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Carnegie Days Family Workshop Sunday, September 29, 1:30 to 2:30 pm MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre Admission free In celebration of Carnegie Days, join regional artist Heather Riley in a workshop that celebrates reading and sharing books with loved ones! Families will use drawing and stamping techniques to…

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NFB Film Screenings

NFB Film Screenings

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

NFB Film Screenings Sunday, September 29, 1:00 to 1:30 pm MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre Admission free The Girl Who Hated Books by Jo Meuris, 2006, 7:22 min. This animated short about literacy introduces us to Meena, a young girl who hates books even though her parents love…

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Readings from The Owl Pen

Readings from The Owl Pen

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Readings from The Owl Pen Sunday, September 29, 12:30 to 1:00 pm MacLaren Art Centre | Main Lobby Admission free Join us for a special reading of The Owl Pen (1947), a heartfelt memoir written by Kenneth Wells and illustrated by artist Lucille Oille chronicling their life on a rustic…

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Culture Days Open House

Culture Days Open House

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Culture Days Open House Saturday, September 28, 2:00 to 4:00 pm MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre Admission free Join us for our Culture Days Open House and a reception for the exhibition Ex Libris featuring work by artists who teach art classes at the MacLaren, in the community and…

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Poetry Reading by Leonarda Carranza

Poetry Reading by Leonarda Carranza

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Poetry Reading by Leonarda Carranza Saturday, September 28, 1:00 to 2:00 pm MacLaren Art Centre | The Carnegie Room Admission free Join us for a reading by Brampton-based writer Leonarda Carranza. Carranza currently resides in the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Her writing has been published…

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Carnegie Days Storytime

Carnegie Days Storytime

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Carnegie Days Storytime Saturday, September 28, 10:00 to 10:45 am Barrie Public Library, Downtown Branch 60 Worsley Street, Barrie Admission free During this special storytime session at the Barrie Public Library, families can gather to hear a variety of tales presented by the Barrie Latin Resource Centre. No registration required.…

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Art for Lunch with Derek Sullivan

Art for Lunch with Derek Sullivan

September 27 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Derek Sullivan Friday, September 27, 12:15 to 1:00 pm MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre Admission free Join us for a talk by exhibiting Toronto-based artist Derek Sullivan. Sullivan employs drawing, sculpture, bookworks and installation to engage with the legacies of modernist art and design.…

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Carnegie Days 2019

Carnegie Days 2019

September 26 - September 29

Carnegie Days 2019 September 26 to 29 Organized by the MacLaren Art Centre. In partnership with Simcoe Contemporary Dancers and the Barrie Public Library. Presented in conjunction with Culture Days. Carnegie Days draws on the origins of the MacLaren Art Centre’s building as a 1917 Carnegie public library in Barrie and…

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June 2019

MacLaren at Community Festivals

MacLaren at Community Festivals

June 1 - September 21

MacLaren at Community Festivals The MacLaren is excited to take artmaking outdoors this summer at community festivals across our region. In anticipation of our upcoming Carnegie Days festival for Culture Days 2019, the MacLaren is excited to host Ex Libris, a free art activity where festival-goers will have the opportunity to…

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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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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 – 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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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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October 2017

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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