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Words and Images: Responding to this Place

Words and Images: Responding to this Place

Bringing downtown Barrie together through art.  Moving forward by supporting our community. In this time of change locally and globally, art offers reflection and hope. Downtown Barrie itself is in a moment of revitalization and recovery. Artists and writers have the...

The Uncanny Outdoors: Q&A with Emily McKibbon

The Uncanny Outdoors: Q&A with Emily McKibbon

Today this social media manager got to chat with Acting Director/Senior Curator Emily McKibbon to delve a little deeper into The Uncanny Outdoors. Walking through the Janice Laking Gallery together, I had a chance to hear her thoughts on the exhibition and learn some...

VanGo: Jocelyn’s story

VanGo: Jocelyn’s story

"As a Barrie kid, I've grown up with the MacLaren Art Centre. I currently volunteer as Co-Chair of the Maclaren's Black Tie Gala. In college, I took a volunteer placement at the Maclaren, writing a curriculum for Early Childhood Art Programs. In high school, I...

Five things you didn’t know about artist Sorel Etrog

Five things you didn’t know about artist Sorel Etrog

Sorel Etrog, Untitled Orange, 1965, intaglio on paper, A.P. II. Collection of the MacLaren Art Centre. Gift of the artist, 1999. Photo: Andre Beneteau (left); Sorel Etrog, Hingescape I, 1978, lithograph on paper, A.P. Collection of the MacLaren Art Centre. Gift of the...

A positive update from Minden artist Mary Anne Barkhouse

A positive update from Minden artist Mary Anne Barkhouse

Mary Anne Barkhouse: The Interlopers, installation view, MacLaren Art Centre, 2018. Photo: André BeneteauYou may remember The Interlopers (2018), which featured the work of celebrated regional artist Mary Anne Barkhouse. This exhibition spoke to the connection between...

Farihah Aliyah Shah Recipient of the John Hartman Award

Farihah Aliyah Shah Recipient of the John Hartman Award

 Farihah Aliyah Shah. Photo: Antonio Giacchetti (left); John Hartman in his studio. Photo: Joseph Hartman (right)The MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie is pleased to announce that the 2019 recipient of the John Hartman Award is Farihah Aliyah Shah. Farihah Aliyah Shah...