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Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction Preview

Ilyana Martinez, Renaissance, mixed media on paper, 2018, 10 x 12.75 inches Sophie Jodoin, the cold, especially the night, conté chalk and Mylar on Zherkall paper, 2013, 10 x 8 inchesKatharine Harvey, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Toronto, acrylic on Yupo paper,...

Enhanced Engagement Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023

Enhanced Engagement Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023

The MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie is pleased to announce its new five year strategic plan for 2019 to 2023, Enhanced Engagement, with three key directions: to enhance ways to share our stories; to enhance our curatorial focus; and to enhance our engagement with new...

Youth making their mark on Barrie’s waterfront

Youth making their mark on Barrie’s waterfront

The Ping Pong Table Project will see Barrie youth come up with a creative design for the table, which will be permanently installed on Centennial Beach Posted by BarrieToday.com | Aug. 2, 2018 Do you have a teenager who’s good with a paintbrush? The MacLaren Art...

Kristie MacDonald 2017 Recipient of the John Hartman Award

Kristie MacDonald 2017 Recipient of the John Hartman Award

Kristie MacDonald 2017 Recipient of the John Hartman Award The MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie is pleased to announce that the 2017 recipient of the John Hartman Award is Kristie MacDonald. MacDonald lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Her art practice engages notions...

Register for 2018 MacLaren Summer Art Camps

Register for 2018 MacLaren Summer Art Camps

Join us this summer for artist-led camps at the MacLaren! Get inspired by the Gallery's exhibitions and create art in a large, fully-equipped, sunlight-filled studio space on the Gallery's main floor. All MacLaren classes are taught by professional artists from the...

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction Thank You!

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction Thank You!

MACLARENARTCENTRE, BARRIE OFF THE HOOK: SILENT ART AUCTION Thank You! On November 17, more than 350 people attended the MacLaren Art Centre’s 27th annual Off the Hook silent art auction, which raises essential support for Gallery programs. One-hundred and fifty-one...

Ernest Conyers Barker: Watercolours Exhibit

Ernest Conyers Barker: Watercolours Exhibit

Posted by Simcoe Review | Nov 14, 2017 Distinguished watercolourist and longtime Barrie resident Ernest Conyers Barker was known for his progressive career that spanned seventy years. Barker was inspired by a variety of sources ranging from the Group of Seven to...

2017 Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction

2017 Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction  Friday, November 17, 7 to 11 pm Preview: November 11 to 17 Public Tour: November 15, 6 to 7 pm On November 17 at the MacLaren Art Centre in downtown Barrie, over 150 artworks by more than 100 artists from across Ontario will fill the...