Youth and Community Exhibitions

April 2, 2012 – May 20, 2012

Youth and Community Exhibitions
The Carnegie Room and the Molson Community Gallery

Portfolio 2012
April 26 through May 20
The Carnegie Room
Reception: Thursday, May 3, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Portfolio provides an exceptional opportunity to showcase the creative talent of youth in Simcoe County. Each year, this juried exhibition features artworks by graduating Grade 12 students from secondary schools across this region. 2012 marks the 21st anniversary of this initiative. Join us on May 3 to celebrate our students’ achievements.
Note to teachers: Portfolio submissions are due at the MacLaren on Monday, April 16 before 6:00 pm. For complete information see the attached poster (below the sponsor credits), or contact Christina Mancuso at 705-720-1044 ext 234 or

The Sarjeant Company Design Project
April 26 through May 20
Molson Community Gallery
Reception: Thursday, May 3, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

In workshops led by regional artist Lois Green, students from Eastview Secondary School, Twin Lakes Secondary School, St. Theresa’s Catholic High School and Huntsville High School have created monumental designs. In addition to this exhibition of their artwork, several of their designs will be transferred to the drums of Sarjeant concrete trucks as a public art project and travelling exhibition. Presented in partnership with The Sarjeant Company.

The Resonance Project: Gilda’s Club Exhibition
April 30 through May 20
Rotary Education Centre
Reception: Thursday, May 3, 7:00 to 9:00
During workshops led by artist Claudia Mandler McKnight, thirty-six Gilda’s Club members, both youth and adult, created mixed-media paintings and collages exploring memory and personal narrative, on view at the MacLaren this spring.  Supported by the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in the Community programme.

TGIF: The Barrie Banner Project
June 14 through August 26
Dunlop Street, Barrie
Reception: Thursday, June 14, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Banner Walk begins at 7:00 pm

Aspiring young artists from Simcoe County, 14 to 24 years of age, make their mark by painting large-scale vinyl banners during afternoon workshops led by artist Meghan Thorpe. The banners will fly proudly along Dunlop Street in Barrie this summer. Supported by TD Canada Trust.


Sensory Exploration Arts Exhibition

June 19 through June 28

DeafBlind Ontario Services is proud to present an exhibition of art created by artists who live with deafblindness, and various sensory impairments. This exhibition, coordinated by Expressive Arts therapist Corene Jonat, challenges theperceptions of creative expression in individuals whom may not have engaged, or viewed themselves, as an artist before. Through each person’s own sensory impaired “darkness” there is an awakening of well-being and light when individuals are given the opportunity to express what they experience through touch, taste, vibration, sound, smell and visuals using sculpture, printmaking, painting and collage. This exhibition emboides a language only communicated through connecting the senses and art of each individual’s experiences in that present moment.