Arts Blog - Archive - 2017 - March

The ALLISTON GOLDEN BELLS are Looking for New Members!

The ALLISTON GOLDEN BELLS are a choir of handbell ringers who learn together and share their music throughout the community of South Simcoe and beyond!

They are welcoming new members to their group! Join them on Wednesday mornings at 9:30-11:30 Grace Baptist Church.

CALL FOR CANADA DAY ARTISTS/ARTISANS for the ONTARIO150 Celebration

On Canada Day, Saturday, July 1st, the South Simcoe Arts Council will be partnering with....

MARCH BREAK WORKSHOPS next week at the South Simcoe Arts Council!!
Mar 7, 2017 | visual arts, youth

JOIN US ON MARCH BREAK FOR SOME CREATIVITY!!
Classes on:
TUESDAY - JEWELRY with Brodie Summers
WEDNESDAY - KIDS CREATIVE CLAY/COMBO with Lisa Harpell
THURSDAY - ANIME/DRAWING with David Aspenleider
SATURDAY - FELTING: MAKING 3D VESSELS with Gail Franklin-Hawes (12 yrs and up)

See more information...

FELTING: MAKING 3D VESSELS with Gail Franklin-Hawes
Mar 7, 2017 | visual arts, Workshops, youth

SATURDAY, MARCH 18th
10am - 12pm (12 years to adult)
$35
*bring your own bath towel

In this workshop you will learn....

MARCH 25th & 26th ~ A TRIBUTE TO CANADA!
Mar 7, 2017 | Music

A selection of Canadian songs and composers celebrating Canada's 150th birthday
Under the Direction of John Wervers

Puss In Boots
Mar 12, 2017 | theatre, youth

May 5 & 6 at 7pm
May 7 at 2pm

Get ready to sit back and enjoy Crazy Pants Theatre Company's first ever British Panto style production. This hilarious all ages comedy will bring together a crazy cast of characters that will break the fourth wall and delight young and old.

Ontario150 ARTS ON MAIN JURIED SHOW

EXHIBITION DATES: MAY 17 - JULY 4th.

The 2017 South Simcoe Arts Council Arts on Main Show is an adjudicated exhibit open to all members. This year we enthusiastically celebrate the Ontario 150...

SOUTH SIMCOE ARTS COUNCIL REFERENCE LIBRARY
Mar 17, 2017 | Opportunities

HAVE ANY GREAT ART BOOKS AT HOME YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?

The REFERENCE LIBRARY at the South Simcoe Arts Council has begun! ...

MATTHEW RAIT MUSICAL COMPOSITION @ Modern Conservatory of Music
Mar 17, 2017 | Music

Join Matthew Rait (ABD Ph.D in Music) to collaborate on song composition. This program is for a variety of different levels of musical ability....

Diana Di Giacopo-Robinson at The Well
Mar 21, 2017 | Exhibits, visual arts

***EXTENDED EXHIBITION***
MARCH 1st to APRIL 7th, 2017.

HOW TO Nuno Felt a Scarf at Gn

In this workshop you will learn how to design and make a unique nuno felted scarf using the wet felting technique.
Learning this technique allows you to create not only scarves but has unlimited possibilities.
Alpaca fibre will be used since I am an alpaca farmer and accents supplied may be wool or silk....

CONCERT SERIES AT ST. JOHN
Mar 24, 2017 | Music

CADENCE - FOUR MEN, FOUR MICROPHONES, AND NO INSTRUMENTS

On April 7th at 7:30pm at St. John's United Church in Alliston, the lights will dim, the crowd will go quiet and four harmonious voices will rise up and fill the air. What comes next may be a classic song by Joni Mitchell, Bobby McFerrin, Gordon Lightfoot, Sarah McLachlan, or Louis Prima. It may be an old bebop standard or a cheeky arrangement of a 1980's hit, but these are arrangements like you have never heard before, containing all the richness of a full band, but performed using just four voices...

Sumi-e Painting (Oriental Brushstrokes) with Roslyn Levin
Mar 25, 2017 | visual arts

WEDNESDAYS IN MAY
(May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
6:30pm - 9:00pm

In sumi-e one moves with grace, strength, flexibility and balance. The artist is challenged to create paintings of simplicity and eloquence. Learn more brush control and sensitivity, to gain a strength in your brushwork. Learning the importance of white space and understanding the value of simplifying subjects will influence students’ approach to all art forms.

5-Week CLAY on the WHEEL WORKSHOP with Ann Randeraad
Mar 25, 2017 | visual arts

WORKING ON THE WHEEL! Try your hand at throwing on the wheel with instruction from artist Ann Randeraad. Learn the steps to center clay, open up and pull the clay up to create some pieces of your own. Gain understanding of the ceramic process.

Call for Artists! BEETON HONEY & GARDEN FESTIVAL 2017
Mar 26, 2017 | Opportunities

Save the Date ....SATURDAY, MAY 27th, 2017 !!

The time is fast approaching for this year's Beeton Honeyfest! The South Simcoe Arts Council will be there and YOU are welcome to join us! If you are a member and interested in bringing your artistic creations for sale please contact us at 705-435-2378 or info@southsimcoeartscouncil.com ...

FESTIVAL SCHEDULES Now Online
Mar 27, 2017 | Music, youth

FESTIVAL SCHEDULES for all classes now online.
Please refer to our website southsimcoeartscouncil.com under Music Festival.

Call for Artists for the Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser at McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Mar 27, 2017 | Opportunities

Application dates March 1st - May 31, 2017.
For more information go to:

mcmichaelvolunteers.com/autumn-art-sale-2017-application-information/

The Best Summer Ever is just around the corner
Mar 28, 2017 | Music, theatre, visual arts, youth

The 'best summer ever' is waiting for your child at Crazy Pants Theatre Company's Crazy Shorts program for ages 6 to 9.

A Magical Summer Awaits
Mar 28, 2017 | Music, theatre, youth

A Most Magical Summer Awaits Your Child. At Crazy Pants Theatre Company we know how give your child the 'Best Summer Ever!' at our Main Stage program for ages 10 to 18.

John B. Aird Gallery cordially invites you to: Ontario Society of Artists, 144th Annual  Open Juried Exhibition
Mar 29, 2017 | Member Activities

On view: Tues. April 4 to Fri. April 28, 2017; Opening Reception: Thurs. April 6, 6 to 8 p.m.

THE ART OF SKETCHING - A Class for Adults
Mar 31, 2017 | visual arts

TUESDAYS APRIL 11, 18, 25
10:30am - 12:00 pm
All Materials Provided!

Use graphite, conte, charcoal and ink to explore and practice sketching birds, flowers, mammals or architecture.

$45

Held at the South Simcoe Arts Council at 41 Victoria St. E. Alliston.
Register with Len MacLeod at len.macleod.art@gmail.com