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March 2020

Art for Lunch with Farihah Aliyah Shah – Postponed

Art for Lunch with Farihah Aliyah Shah – Postponed

March 20 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Farihah Aliyah Shah Postponed (Please see our notice addressing COVID-19 here) Please join us for a talk by artist Farihah Aliyah Shah, 2019 winner of the John Hartman Award. Farihah Aliyah Shah is a contemporary artist originally from Edmonton, Alberta now based in Bradford and Toronto,…

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February 2020

Art for Lunch with Anna Hudson

Art for Lunch with Anna Hudson

February 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Anna Hudson February 21, 2020, 12:15 pm Rotary Education Centre Admission free Join us on February 21 at 12:15 for a talk by Anna Hudson, Principal Investigator on the Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage project. The goal of Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage is to conduct collaborative research…

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January 2020

Art for Lunch: Gallery Tour with Exhibiting Artist Bewabon Shilling

Art for Lunch: Gallery Tour with Exhibiting Artist Bewabon Shilling

January 17 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch: Gallery Tour with Exhibiting Artist Bewabon Shilling January 17, 2020, 12:15 pm. Rotary Education Centre. Admission free. Between the Forest and the Sky is a major solo exhibition of recent paintings by Bewabon Shilling depicting the forests and skies around the artist’s home at Rama Mnjikaning First…

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November 2019

Off the Hook: Public Tour of Auction Highlights

Off the Hook: Public Tour of Auction Highlights

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Off the Hook: Public Tour of Auction Highlights Wednesday, November 13, 6 to 7 pm Admission free Join us on Wednesday, November 13 from 6 to 7 pm for a free sneak-peek of the fabulous artwork available in our 29th annual Silent Art Auction. Generate your watchlist and get an insider's guide…

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Art for Lunch: CARFAC Information Session for Practicing Artists

Art for Lunch: CARFAC Information Session for Practicing Artists

November 8, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch: CARFAC Information Session for Practicing Artists Friday, November 8, 12:15 to 1 pm Rotary Education Centre Admission free As an advocacy organization, CARFAC has sought to establish a fee schedule for artists. This information session will share the history, structure and ongoing work of CARFAC National and…

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October 2019

Art for Lunch with Yam Lau

Art for Lunch with Yam Lau

October 25, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Yam Lau Friday, October 25, 12:15 to 1 pm Rotary Education Centre Admission free Join us for a talk by exhibiting Toronto artist and writer Yam Lau, who will speak on the syllabic “women’s script”. Yam Lau received his MFA from the University of Alberta and…

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September 2019

Art for Lunch with Derek Sullivan

Art for Lunch with Derek Sullivan

September 27, 2019 @ 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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June 2019

Art for Lunch with Max Lupo

Art for Lunch with Max Lupo

June 14, 2019 @ 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

Art for Lunch with Victoria Butler, Barrie Poet Laureate

Art for Lunch with Victoria Butler, Barrie Poet Laureate

May 10, 2019 @ 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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April 2019

Art for Lunch with Michael Vickers from Akin

Art for Lunch with Michael Vickers from Akin

April 5, 2019 @ 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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March 2019

Benefactor Art Exchange: Public Tour of Auction Highlights

Benefactor Art Exchange: Public Tour of Auction Highlights

March 27, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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February 2019

Art for Lunch with Frances Thomas from the Barrie PRNT Collective

Art for Lunch with Frances Thomas from the Barrie PRNT Collective

February 22, 2019 @ 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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January 2019

Art for Lunch with Exhibiting Artist Jill Price

Art for Lunch with Exhibiting Artist Jill Price

January 11, 2019 @ 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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November 2018

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

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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September 2018

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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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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June 2018

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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April 2018

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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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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November 2017

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

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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September 2017

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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