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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!

March

31

Wickerwoman

Wickerwoman is an afternoon poetry reading, book launch, exhibition and sale with author Karen Dukes and artist Pam Patterson. Dukes’ poems are pithy, sharp and unapologetic, offering us text captured from visually charged cues. Deeply evocative photographs and poetry resonate in a contemporary chapbook designed by Natalie Piper and published by Toronto feminist press, WIAprojects.

Reading and viewing on March 31 2PM at Carbon Art and Design, 281b Main Street, Picton. Admission is free, donations are welcomed.

For more information on the artists and other early spring programming, please visit www.carbonartdesign.com

April

04Through 24

Secondary School Exhibition

Parrott Gallery wants to invite you to their annual Secondary School Exhibition, titled “Embrace”. Opening ceremony is on April 4 6-7:30PM, with the exhibition being on until April 24.

Located at the Parrott Gallery 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville.

For further information, please call 613-968-6731 x2040 or email gallery@bellevillelibrary.ca

09

Create with Acrylic

With spring around the corner, let’s look out the window and be inspired by the bright colours of a little group of cardinals. Spanning three 5×7 inch canvas panel to form a triptych, in this workshop, participants will practice their brushwork as they use a simple background colour palette to set off the striking reds and oranges of their feature birds.

Workshop taking place on April 9 at the Parrott Gallery, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville. Fee of $20 is due at time of registration. Space is limited so register early. For further information, please call 613-968-6731 x2040 or e-mail gallery@bellevillelibrary.ca

 

Create with Acrylic
26

On the Spot Sketching

This class is designed to help artists, travelers and doodlers learn the basics of sketching with pencils, pens, and watercolor on the spot. Over the three weeks, we’ll try 6 techniques and work to fill our notebooks with colorful, fast and easy sketches made on the spot. Depending on enrollment some sessions may be held off-site in local cafes. Class dates: April 26, May 3 and 10, 2:00-5:00 pm. Cost is $90 for a the three week session. Visit Baxter’s website for registration.

On the Spot Sketching
27

Go Figure!

Join this workshop for 2 glorious days of figure painting, with incredible model Georgina Brown, this April 27 and 28 at the Baxter, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield. Elizabeth Hutchinson will lead a two-day workshop focusing on strategies for painting the figure. She will teach by painting demonstrations from the model followed by work with individual artists.

Here are just a few of the topics that will be covered: anatomy, form, colour, speed, and sketching the head in oil.

Cost for two days, including model fee, is $160.00.

Please visit Baxter’s website for more information.

May

04

County Pop

This year’s headliner is the multi-album Juno-nominated pop/folk/jazz musical shapeshifter Jill Barber. This Canadian singer-songwriter has released nine acclaimed full length albums, and toured around the world.

The 2019 bill includes artists from all over Canada and Prince Edward County! The main stage includes The Peter Elkas Band (Toronto), The Durham County Poets (Chateauguay Valley, Quebec), Grace Bongard (PEC), and The Layrite Boys (Toronto). The second Songwriter’s Stage will include all local artists including Norris & Jones, Lori Farrington, Travis Hamel, and Nicole Lisa Craig.

County POP 2019 will be held on May 4 at the Crystal Palace, 375 Main St, Picton. To purchase tickets visit zunior.com. Advance tickets are $30.

County Pop
Siobhan Bodrug joins Miss Emily for a guest spot on stage at County Pop 2018
17Through 19

Footprints in the County

Dance for Everyone presents Footprints in the County, a weekend retreat for your body and soul. Dancing, Sketching and Moving Meditation in beautiful Prince Edward County.

Springtime in beautiful Prince Edward County will have you calling on heart, mind, body and memory to craft your unique solo dance, with expert artistic dance guidance by Carol Anderson and Arwyn Carpenter, and sessions in spontaneous gesture drawing with Jodi Shuster.

May 17 7PM-May 19 4PM, at the Baxter Art Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield. To learn more and to buy tickets visit events website.

Footprints in the County
24Through 26

Bringing Out Your Focal Point

Intermediate Level Pastel Workshop. Jessica Masters will demonstrate and integrate class exercises to grow and challenge participants skill sets. Independent working time will be accompanied by one-on-one consultations to ensure that participants can apply the course material using their own style. The workshop will end with a supportive group critique that benefits everyone’s learning outcomes and take aways. Workshops goals: how to identify your focal point, effective cropping strategies, selecting your colour palette, and strategies of contrast. To learn more about this workshop and to register please visit county art workshop website. Cost: $375.

This workshop is hosted May 24-26 at Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield.

Bringing Out Your Focal Point

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