Artists Share Knowledge And Experience Through Mentorship

As part of the KLAC mandate to support emerging young artists, the Arts Council is looking to establish a Mentorship Program in January 2020. Chosen Mentors must be a registered KLAC member with expertise in one or more art disciplines. A Mentorship application must be completed and submitted with an up to date police check. Ideal Mentor must be non-judgmental, passionate about the Arts, and enjoy working with young people. A Mentor must have an ability to act as a guide in nurturing the mentee’s artistic vision and aspirations. Preliminary commitment includes a minimum of two one-hour sessions.

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What's New - Fall 2019

Joining the Board this summer are Sarah Stone and Amy Terrill. Both bring tremendous knowledge and experience in the world of Music and the Arts, mixed in with a true commitment to the cultural scene in Kawartha Lakes. Their outstanding professional expertise and experience bring a new strength to the KLAC Board and its ambitious mandate in the coming year and beyond. 

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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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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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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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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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