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Olivia Whetung 2018 Recipient of the John Hartman Award

February 25, 2019Olivia Whetung, #35 (detail), 2015, 10/0 seed beads, thread, steel. Dimensions variable. Installation view from Beads, they’re sewn so tight, Textile Museum of Canada, October 10, 2018 to May 26, 2019. Photo: Toni HafkenscheidThe MacLaren Art Centre...

Add some local flavour to your Christmas list

MacLaren Art Centre and Simcoe County Museum have all your local history and Spirit Catcher needs Dec 14, 2018 7:30 AM by: Shawn Gibson BarrieToday.ca As with many city shops that sell Barrie-centric items, there are always those unique Christmas gifts for the person...

Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction | Thank You!

On November 16, more than 350 people attended the MacLaren Art Centre’s 28th annual Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction, which raises essential support for Gallery programmes. One-hundred and fifty-one artists generously donated over 200 works of art. Local businesses...

Donors up the ante at MacLaren fundraising event

October 12, 2018 5:00 PM by: Jessica Owen Taken from BarrieToday.com The fourth annual MacLaren Speakeasy and Poker Tournament took place Thursday night at the MacLaren Art Centre. Tickets were $125 per person with the funds going toward supporting programs and...

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction Preview

John Lennard, Venice, oil on canvas, 28 x 20 inches Robert Marchessault, ABA, oil/acrylic on panel, 2018, 12 x 12 inches Marlene Hilton Moore, Sister to Botticelli 4381, pigment inkjet print on silk Bartya paper, 2018, 13 x 17 inches Tanya Cunnington, The Badlands of...