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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 a half-hour radio program on 99.3FM, and is now an online event listing!

January

01Through 26

AOMG Winter Show

Arts on Main Gallery presents its Winter Show, featuring original artworks created by 25 member and guest artists. This exhibition presents a unique variety of original paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, stone and fibre art, mixed media and art cards. Guest artists include Esther Gray (fabric art), Sandra Pim (fibre arts), Larry Taylor (photography), and Jennifer Topaz Bruce (abstract paintings).

Exhibition is open daily until January 26 from 11-4PM at Arts on Main Gallery, 223 Main Street, Picton.

AOMG Winter Show
01Through
Mar 31

Wind and Water Writing Contest

Writers of the Quinte and Prince Edward County region are invited to submit their most memorable work to the 2nd Annual Wind and Water Writing Contest! If you, or someone you know, is a talented wordsmith, please enter by March 31.

We are looking for stories on the theme of Memory. Interpret the theme in unique, exciting and creative ways. Create resonant dreams in your characters’ minds, tell us your childhood stories, weave us tails of remembrance and recollection, or make poetic images of memorable moments. Surprise us, delight us, but above all, be brave and send in your creative writing!

Wind and Water Writing Contest
2nd Annual Wind & Water Writing Contest
02Through 26

Small Walls, Big Ideas

Oeno Gallery presents some exciting artwork ideas for small spaces in this unique group exhibition. Small Walls, Big Ideas is all about variety – from dynamic to restrained and elegant – this exhibition includes a curated selection of sculptures and paintings by: Mark Bartkiw, Lynn Fernie, Chung-Im Kim, F. Lipari, Peter Hoffer, Julie Himel, Jennifer Hornyak, Ciba Karisik, Paula Murray, Scott Pattinson, Ryan Van der Hout, and Cheryl Wilson Smith.

The exhibition will be available for viewing until January 26 at 2274 County Road 1, Bloomfield.

 

Small Walls, Big Ideas
Ryan Van Der Hout, Icon, 1/20, 2019, laser cut c-print with plexiglass
07Through
Feb 01

First Nations Show

Presented by Gallery 121, First Nations Show will feature unique sculptures, beadwork, feather art and much more. Featured Guests include: Diii Brant, David Maracle, Trevor Brant, Janice Brant, Allison Lynn, Debra Vincent, Will Fisher, Carol Ann Maracle, Suzanne Brant, Linda Maracle, Maureen Greyeyes Brant and member artists. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided by some local First Nations Artists.

Opening reception January 11 from 2-4PM. Show runs January 7 until February 1 at 48 Bridge Street East, Belleville.

First Nations Show
Beadwork by Maureen Greyeyes Brant
09Through
Feb 13

Inheritance

Parrott Gallery presents their newest exhibit, Inheritance. Featuring a selection of sculptural works created from felted wool combined with found domestic discards by artist Kimberly Tucker.

This show runs along a second solo exhibit, Captain Albert and the Chronicles of Edenia, an exhibition of Comic Book Art by local painter and illustrator Blas Vilagomez.

Opening reception for both shows is January 9 from 6-7:30PM at Parrott Gallery, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville. Shows run until February 13.

Also on at the Parrott Gallery are several workshops, including Drawing Room (free) January 16 2-4PM; Doodle Group (free) January 17 10-12PM.

Inheritance
Old Soul by Kimberly Tucker
24Through
Mar 27

The Business of Art

Your work of art is complete: now what do you do? This series of workshops at the Baxter Arts Centre will discuss the hands on aspects of being an artist. Learn to wire and hang artwork; discover what galleries are looking for and what they expect once you are represented; discuss client relations, needs and expectations. The workshops will end with a panel discussion from members of the art world, including gallerists, curators and exhibiting artists.

Workshop 1 – Galleries
Workshop 2 – Collectors
Panel – Featuring Hri Neil, Curator and Owner of Carbon Gallery; Sunny Kerr, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston); and Kate Domina, exhibiting artist and winner of Art Battle Canada.

Dates: January 24th, February 28th, March 27th Time: 6:30-8:30PM

Cost: Baxter Members $25; Non-members $35

Please click here to register.

February

01Through 09

Ice Box

The Department of Illumination is excited to announce the second annual ICE BOX, a public art event in Prince Edward County. Taking place over two weekends February 1-9, 2020 at Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton, ICE BOX is a remarkable outdoor arts experience with installations, music, exploration, and more!

At the heart of this winter event are five ICE BOXes, colourful wooden huts, each transformed into an interactive art installation led by local artists, in collaboration with community members of all ages. To learn more about this event and see the full schedule visit deptofillumination.org.

ICE BOX is on February 1, 28, 9 11AM-5PM at Macaulay Heritage Park, 23 Church Street, Picton.

Price: Free – donations gratefully accepted.

Ice Box
ICE BOX February 1-9
01Through 29

Black River Summer

Artistic Inkling Gallery presents Black River Summer, an exhibit of plein air paintings of Prince Edward County. This exhibition showcases paintings created by local artists that took part in an annual plein air painting event.

Every summer a group of local artists comes together for a day of plein air painting in Prince Edward County. In its 4th year, the event is hosted by Conrad Biernacki and Brian Musselwhite of Black River Bed and Breakfast. To beat the winter blues, these works will be on display from February 1-29 at Artistic Inklings Gallery, 230 Main Street, Picton. Reception is on February 15 6-8PM.

Black River Summer
Willows by Daniel Fobert

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