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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Paint! Dance! Sing! Everyone is an Artist.

Have you ever mindlessly doodled, scribbled or made vigorous circles, lines on paper? I have. The desire to draw comes naturally. Give a toddler a crayon and they will instinctively start to scribble! As we grow, the act of art making progresses from a flurry of ‘meaningless’ scribbles to images and words that make order of our world. In short, drawing and other forms of art are simply part of our instinct to communicate and express ourselves.

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Media Release on Kawartha artsVote

Congratulations to Mayor Andy Letham and Councillors Yeo, Seymour-Fagan, Elmslie, Veale, Dunn, Ashmore, O’Reilly and Richardson on their successful election to Council.

Kawartha Lakes Arts Council and the Kawartha Lakes Heritage Network look forward to working with Council to further strengthen cultural tourism and economic development in the Municipality.

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This art show has it ‘Made’

"Made in Kawartha Lakes brings together a diverse range of fine art and artisans for two days at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and is free to the public. “Last year, we only ran it one day to test the waters,” said Ray Marshall, a member of the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council, one of the event’s presenting partners. “The room was perfect and we had a really positive response.”

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Kawartha Lakes Arts Council receives Trillium Grant

The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario has announced its most recent round of grant recipients.  The grants will provide funding for 204 community projects across the province including 11 in the Kawarthas.  The Kawartha Lakes Arts Council is very happy to announce that our organization has received a $63,900 grant over 12 months to hire a coordinator to develop collaborative programming for the Kawartha Lakes Arts and Heritage Trail.  We are very excited about this opportunity to further strengthen our Arts and Heritage network in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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