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Check out what’s on in Prince Edward County! Get your daily, weekly, monthly dose of the arts through Artscene. It started as our monthly newsletter, grew into an hour radio program on 99.3FM, and is now an online event listing!

January

01Through 27

Form.Figure.Gesture.

Oeno Gallery is proud to present its Holiday Season exhibition titled Form.Figure.Gesture. The show will consist of works with a broad range of styles and mediums created by seven very unique artists. Granite sculptures by Jeremy Guy, glass wall reliefs by John Paul Robinson and Cheryl Wilson-Smith, polished wood installation by Rod Mireau, combined with a curated painting exhibition  with paintings by Jennifer  Hornyak, Scott Pattinson and Peter Hoffer will be on display until January 27.

Oeno Gallery, 2274 County Road 1, Bloomfield.

Form.Figure.Gesture.
Poppies with White Flower , Oil on linen 12 x 12 inches, By Jennifer Hornyak
01Through 30

A Life Well Lived

Featuring a wide variety of landscape paintings by J. F. Albert, A Life Well Lived is a celebration of the work and life of the late artist who lived in Trenton, Belleville, and USA. Albert only began painting at the age of 52 and dedicated his golden years to creating paintings featuring the places that inspired him. Visit QAC Gallery to see this limited time exhibition until January 30.

Located at 36 Bridge Street East, Belleville.

01Through
Mar 15

Wind & Water Writing Contest

We are excited to announce a new writing contest open to all residents in the Quinte region! If you, or someone you know, is a talented wordsmith, please enter by March 15.

This year’s theme of the Wind & Water Writing Contest is Exploring, which you can interpret in any way you choose. Tell us tales of searching through caves or diving through local lakes, or even exploring the inner self and what makes humans tick.

The longlist and shortlist will be selected by local writer, Kelly S. Thompson, and a jury of professional writers will vote to select the winner! The shortlist will be announced mid-April, with the winner announced end April. Please note that judging is blind and winners are chosen based solely on the opinion of the jury.

To learn more, please visit www.countyarts.ca/wind-water-writing-contest.

There will be prizes!

1st Prize: $250, published in Artscene(our monthly newsletter with over 1200 subscribers) and on our website and shared in social media.

2nd Prize: $100, published on our website.

3rd Prize: honourable mention published on our website and a fifty-page consult with Kelly S. Thompson.

Wind & Water Writing Contest
02Through 31

Workshops at the Parrot Gallery

Acrylic on canvas “Seasons Tree” workshop to welcome the New Year. January 15 from 10AM to 1PM.

The Drawing Room offers non-instructional studio sessions to encourage the traditional practice of drawing and painting the human figure from a draped model. January 17 10AM to 4PM.

Doodle Group is a monthly doodling sessions on the 3rd Friday of the month. Bring your creations, tools of the trade, and a willingness to share your creativity. These FREE sessions are hosted by Marita Langlois. January 18 10AM to 12PM.

Located at the Parrott Gallery, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville.

For further information, please call 613-968-6731 x 2040 or email gallery@bellevillelibrary.ca

Workshops at the Parrot Gallery
07Through
Feb 09

Group Exhibition at Gallery 121

Featuring works by Gallery 121 Member Artists and guest artists SaraLou Miller, Penelope Patrick, Kato Wake, Jennifer Topaz Bruce, Laurie Gruer and Mehdi Agahi. Artwork will be on display from January 7 to February 9. Opening reception is on January 12.

Gallery 121 is located at 48 Bridge Street East Belleville.

14Through
Feb 11

Paint with Kato

This is an open studio class, combined with personal coaching so students can define their own style, get one-to-one feedback  and work at their own speed in a relaxed and happy atmosphere. Join them for one session or more, a half day or the whole day. All levels are welcome.

Monday mornings 10AM to 1PM and/or afternoons 2PM to 5PM, with a potluck lunch in the middle, next classes are January 14, January 28 , February 11.

For more information visit Baxter Art Centre’s website.

To register email Kato Wake at katowake@gmail.com

14Through
Feb 24

Taste That Improv Classes

Taste That Comedy members Lenny Epstein and Julianne Snepsts want to invite you to their introduction to improv classes for youth and adults. These classes will introduce you to the fundamentals of improv in a supportive environment. And you will laugh like crazy!

Adult classes will be every Monday OR Wednesday from January 14 to February 20 7-9PM at Carbon Art & Design, 281B Main Street, Picton.

Youth classes will be every Sunday from January 20 to February 24 1:30-3:30PM at the Baxter Art Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield.

Cost is $150 for six weeks of instruction.

For more information and to sign up call 613-438-3165 or email lennyepstein@gmail.com.

20

Storied Macaulay workshop

Participate in an immersive creative writing workshop with writer Sarah Selecky. Dive deep into writing exercises inspired by this historic site, and have your writing incorporated into an installation at ICE BOX designed by artist Susanne Larner. Explore your creativity and writing practice in this beautiful location. All levels of writing experience welcome.

$20 or pay-what-you-can. Bring your lunch!

Space is limited. To register email helloskybarn@gmail.com; you’ll receive an email a few days beforehand with details.

Located  at the Macaulay Heritage Park, 35 Church St, Picton.

January 20 10AM to 3PM.

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