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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!

August

17Through
Sep 06

Re:Direction

Maison Depoivre Gallery introduces their newest exhibit, Re:Direction- Works by Contemporary Black Canadian Artists. They are extremely proud of this exceptional group show co-curated by artist Dian Marie Bridge. The opening will be a unique opportunity to meet the participating artists: Bushra Junaid, Charmaine Lurch, Frantz Brent-Harris, Gordon Shadrach, Kevin Calixte, Komi-Olaf, Olu Seye and Rose-Ann Marie Bailey-Thomas + live performance by Dian Marie Bridge.

Opening reception on August 17 from 5-8PM at Maison Depoivre Art Gallery, 343 County Road 22, Picton. Show runs until September 6.

Re:Direction
Earth Seed Triumph by Komi-Olaf
17Through 25

Wellington Water Week

The second annual Wellington Water Week will once again partner with groups in the community to transform the village of Wellington into a canvas celebrating the element that connects us all. Activities will take place between August 17-25.

A series of concerts taking place at The Wellington United Church will include some of Canada’s premiere artists and ensembles, programmed by COC Music Director, Johannes Debus and the award-winning violinist, Elissa Lee. 

There will also be free events, exhibits, film screenings, and hands-on activities taking place at Midtown Brewery, The Drake Devonshire, Wellington Library, Wellington Heritage Museum, Festival Players Studio Theatre and places in between.

For a complete listing of all concerts and activities, including free events and events for kids, please visit www.wellingtonwaterweek.org.

Wellington Water Week
Cellist Elinor Frey performing with Pheobe Carrai on August 24
17

Watch Out Wildkat

Watch Out Wildkat is a hilarious and loving send up of the Western genre, complete with train explosions, bar brawls, bear fights, horse chases, and tumblin’ tumbleweeds all performed with simple props, puppetry and physical comedy. It’s set in the post-Civil War American South and tells the story of Wildkat McReady, a tough as nails bounty hunter who teams up with the Devil to find the man who murdered her Pa. Produced by a Toronto based award winning theatre company Sex T-Rex. Part of Comedy Country 2019.

Performance is on August 17 8PM at Athol Rec Centre, 1685 County Road 10, Cherry Valley.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

 

Watch Out Wildkat
17

Learn Mosaic Art – Planter

This workshop will open doors to new expressive possibilities. Students will learn how to cut tile, create a unique design and pattern, apply adhesive and grout on a curve substrate.

Workshop fee is $75, register by sending an e-transfer to Elena at elenamartoglio@gmail.com or on Eventbrite.

Workshop taking place on August 17 10-1PM at Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield.

Learn Mosaic Art – Planter
17

Learn mosaic art- Picture Frame

This workshop will give students the basic knowledge to work with ceramic tiles and glass. They will learn how to cut and apply tiles to a wooden picture frame, while also working with beads and one of a kind finds, like keys, jewelry, pebbles, and sparkly bits.

Workshop fee is $75, register by sending an e-transfer to Elena at elenamartoglio@gmail.com or on Eventbrite.

Workshop taking place on August 17 2-5PM at Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield.

Learn mosaic art- Picture Frame
21Through
Nov 18

Fall Show

Arts on Main Gallery announces its Fall Show, featuring original artworks created by 25 County artists. Guest artists include Pamela Carter, Marta Mouka, Leslie Snyder and Trish Worron. This exhibition presents a unique variety of original paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, stone and fibre art, mixed media and art cards.

Opening reception August 24 2-4PM. Show runs from August 21 to November 18 at Arts on Main Gallery, 223 Main Street, Picton. Gallery open daily 10-5PM.

Fall Show
August 21- November 18
22

Picton Art Crawl

Picton BIA invites visitors to set out on foot to explore the galleries and studios scattered throughout Picton’s historic downtown. Special events will happen at each location including artist talks, demonstrations, readings and more.

Picton Art Crawl runs every fourth Thursday of the month, with the next one being held on August 22. This time special programming includes a suspended from silks aerial rig acrobat performance (free) and an old-timey circus tent side show performance ($10) at Benson Park. Carnival Diablo The Strangest Show Unearthed side show performance runs from August 22-25. To see the schedule and learn about this choose-your-own adventure event visit Picton BIA’s website.

Picton Art Crawl
Poster designed by Jonathan Kaiser
22Through
Sep 22

Ordered Chaos

2gallery is proud to present a solo show of work by contemporary abstract painter Beth James. In work both large and small, Beth explores the process of methodical, controlled and repetitive application of watercolours, the destruction and reconfiguration of her work, and the aftermath of the process. This body of work is a culmination of Beth’s recent artist residency at the Heliconian Club, Toronto ON.

Beth continually investigates the artistic process, pushing her materials and ideas. Her paintings investigate the qualities of the paint itself – colour relationships and lines of tension – ultimately creating a visual experience that provokes and deconstructs the viewer’s expectations.

Meet the artist at the opening reception on August 22, 5-8PM at 2gallery, 256 Main St W, Picton. Beth’s work is on display until September 22.

Ordered Chaos

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