Globus Theatre Brings Acclaimed Actress from TV Series, Due South, to Bobcaygeon

Globus Theatre is getting ready for its second professional production of the summer season and is delighted to share award winning playwright, John Spurway’s The Numbers Game with the Kawartha Lakes audience. This romantic comedy about first crushes, memories of high school and playing the odds features veteran actress from Due South, Ramona Milano and Globus Theatre returnee, Kevin Sepaul and is directed by Artistic Producer, James Barrett. It plays from July 3rd to July 13th at the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon.

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Making Connections - Kawartha Art Gallery

The Kawartha Art Gallery has been making connections in the community since its inception, when it was known in the late 1960s as the Kawartha Arts & Crafts Association. The Lindsay Art Gallery was then incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in 1983. In the early 1990s, the Gallery moved to its current home on the second floor of the Lindsay Public Library. Four years ago, it changed its name to the Kawartha Art Gallery to reflect the talent and reach across the municipality. It remains Kawartha Lakes’ only public art gallery.

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Heritage Happenings

Since the 1600s, these wisely built dry stone walls have been a major feature of the rural British Isles landscape. Protecting their herds, cattlemen cleared the land stones for better grazing and crop growing. The stones were piled up around the property boundaries to contain the livestock. Their wall building involved no cement and was much more than the simple piling of selected stones in a line. Through a feat of amazing engineering with the construction assistance of whole teams of professional wall builders, a more solid construction and a weighty two-layer design and functionality endures.

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Member Showcase - Williams Design Studio

Paul and Bev Williams are artists who have owned the Williams Design Studio in Bethany since 1977. They restored the building that was once the old General Store originally owned by Paul’s great, great uncle.  In addition to the wall art, garden sculptures, jewellery and leather pieces that Paul and Bev design and create, they also showcase the work of other local artists. From May to the Thanksgiving weekend they open their secret garden, which features some of their fountains and water features.  

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In Their Own Words - Creators Must Play!

A human being is wired to play. This is a well-documented component of childhood development.  Play builds physical, emotional, cognitive and intuitive attributes and is as elemental as shelter, sustenance and clothing.  The benefits of play continue into adult and senior life.  The values realized through active play serve the unique human ability to create and innovate.

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Community Learns - The Kawartha Lakes Arts & Heritage Trail Impresses - NORTH END TOUR

On April 29, Day 2 of the Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail tour in the north end of Kawartha Lakes aboard a DeNure Tour Coach, we started at KAWARTHA SETTLERS VILLAGE in Bobcaygeon to view the collection of pioneer buildings that have been moved, restored, refinished and taken care of since 1990, by a talented team of volunteers.  An excellent experience for families, groups, and an entertaining trip back in time.

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Community Learns - The Kawartha Lakes Arts & Heritage Trail Impresses - SOUTH END TOUR

On April 15, we enjoyed the first Kawartha Lakes Arts & Heritage Trail Bus Tour, covering the south end of the municipality. A group of KLAC members and a team of municipal staff jumped aboard a DeNure Tours coach for a day of sightseeing, networking and learning at an amazing array of sites and locations.

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All About - Advocacy at Work - New Cultural Centre

Exciting momentum has been growing within the City of Kawartha Lakes to showcase local cultural talent and our heritage roots, and celebrate our artists and creative makers, while bringing new economic opportunities to the municipality. Ontario’s arts, culture and heritage sector represents $23.8 billion or 4 % of the province’s GDP and over 301,000 jobs.

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What's New - Spring Edition

4th KLAC Annual General Meeting and Community Celebration was held at the historic Coronation Hall in Omemee. The members elected the Board of Directors and welcomed Ray Marshall as the new Chair. Ray announced there are now over 80 KLAC members – artists, cultural organizations, businesses and supporters of art and culture. A big thanks to our auctioneer, Councillor Pat O’Reilly, for helping us raise $1,320 from donations of original works of art and unique artistic experiences. The funds will go to the Cultural Centre Fund. Click here to view pictures from the event.

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Valerie Kent's Marketplace Series at Cavan Art Gallery

From April 1st to 30th Valerie Kent Solo Exhibit and Sale Marketplace Series highlights the spring offerings. The Marketplace Series has done some travelling from places as diverse as Shenzhen, China to Amsterdam, to Belleville at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery and now to Cavan, Ontario. The work was always conceived as a Series following years of travel and visiting the markets in various parts of the world, some while teaching on river cruises in France and in the Tuscany region of Italy.  

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Council approves working group to research cultural centre for Kawartha Lakes

At the March 19 Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting, Council heard from Dianne Lister and Susan Taylor, representatives from the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council (KLAC) and the Cultural Centre Committee, who recommended that Council strike a working group to examine the possibility of a cultural centre for the municipality. 

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Globus Theatre Welcomes New General Manager

Globus Theatre is thrilled to welcome Monique Renaud as the company’s first ever General Manager. Monique is a graduate of the University of Windsor’s Drama in Education and Community Program as well as the BFA Acting Program. She was previously the Public Relations Manager at Playwrights Guild of Canada and before that worked as a producer for independent theatres in Toronto.

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KLAC 2019 Calendar Comes Together

February is a time of planning and dreaming, and the Board of KLAC has been doing just that. Now starting our 6th year, our calendar of events and activities, supports cultural tourism and promotes local artists and cultural organizations located in all communities across Kawartha Lakes. 

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Collaboration Offers Opportunity in the Arts

Kawartha Arts Network (KAN) has been in existence for 11 years, starting out in 2008 as The Arts Department. The initial vision came from Andrea Percy, Charles Cooper, CJ Irwin, Michael Hughes and Anders Widjedal. Local artists were excited to participate in an organization that provided the chance to exhibit their work year round, plus make much-needed connections with others in a variety of Visual Arts fields.

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Penni Holdham, Artist, Designer, Muralist

Starting out in fashion, selling children’s apparel and driving a taxi, in 1976 Penni Holdham enrolled at Ontario College of Art, where she explored jewellery making, photography, sculpture and painting. Following graduation and a short stint as a ski bum, she worked for a Singles Dating Club in 1980. Social planning for singles led her to special events design and production. Here, she found a challenging career path offering a new creative opportunity every day.

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