This June, we have a new gallery space in Fenelon Falls, a celebration of Indigenous arts and culture at Whetung Ojibwa Centre, Art for Autism at the Mount Community Centre in Peterborough, Jenny Kastner’s ‘Kawartha Vistas’ at Gallery on the Lake in Buckhorn, a talk at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, Annual General Meetings at both the Art Gallery of Peterborough and Artspace, and of course a First Friday Art Crawl featuring a series of new shows and events throughout downtown Peterborough.
Gallery on The Lake presents ‘Kawartha Vistas’ by Jenny Kastner
Gallery on the Lake will feature landscape painter Jenny Kastner’s latest series “Kawartha Vistas’ from May 26th until June 29th.
Drop in and enjoy these vibrant pieces picturing stunning lakes, trees and skies in Kastner’s signature style.
Gallery on the Lake is located at 31 Fire Route 21 (65 Gallery on the Lake Road) in Buckhorn and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 p.m. until 5 p.m. until June 15th, and then will be open seven days a week. For more information, visit www.galleryonthelake.com.
Art Gallery of Peterborough hosts artist’s talk for ‘These Things I have Seen’ on June 10
On Sunday, June 10th at 2 p.m., drop by the Art Gallery of Peterborough and hear Keita Morimoto, Carolyn Code, and Megan Ellen MacDonald discuss their processes and the inspiration behind work in their current exhibition ‘These Things I have Seen’.
This free event will be followed by a reception. The exhibition continues until Sunday, June 24th.
Also coming up at the gallery is the Annual General Meeting, happening on Thursday, June 21st at 7:30 p.m.
The Art Gallery of Peterborough is located at 250 Crescent Street in downtown Peterborough and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. It offers free admission, barrier-free access, and a gallery shop. Parking is available in the Del Crary lot. For more information, call 705-743-9179 or visit agp.on.ca.
Colborne Street Gallery now open in Fenelon Falls
A new gallery space has opened this May! Colborne Street Gallery by Tim + Chris is both a workspace and a gallery for Canadian artists, designers, and artisans. Gallery owners Tim Wisener and Chris Van Lierop also offer a variety of workshops and design services.
If you drop by this month you will see a selection of work by local artists currently on display. The next opening will feature a series of paintings entitled ‘Cottages’ by Joan Horsfall Young. Books of her work will also be available for purchase. The opening night is on Saturday, June 30th at 6 p.m. and the show will run until Sunday, July 1st.
Colborne Street Gallery is located at 44 Colborne Street in Fenelon Falls. Find them online at colbornegallery.ca.
Whetung Ojibwa Centre celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21
In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day on Thursday, June 21st, the Whetung Ojibwa Centre at Curve Lake First Nation will host a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. highlighting the work of the many First Nations artists that they represent, and sharing local Indigenous history, culture, and heritage with the public.
Drop in and admire the work and perhaps meet a few of the artists themselves. The following day on Friday, June 22nd,, the gallery is hosting an educational pow wow complete with dancers, artisans, music and refreshments. Festivities begin at 10 a.m., rain or shine, behind the main gallery building and run until 2:30 p.m. If you plan to attend with a group, please email email@example.com with the number of people attending and name of your group.
Whetung Ojibwa Centre is located at 875 Mississauga St. and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.whetung.com.
Christensen Fine Art Presents ‘Land & Snow, Lake & Sea’ by Shannon Taylor
Drop by Christensen Fine Art during the First Friday art crawl and check out the latest work by yours truly … Shannon Taylor.
A series of my composite landscape pieces, made using various printmaking techniques in combination with drawing and painting, will be on display in the gallery from Friday, June 1st until Saturday, June 23rd.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 1st from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of the First Friday Art Crawl. Hope to see you there!
Christensen Fine Art is located at 432 George Street North in downtown Peterborough. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit www.christensenfineart.com.
Coeur Nouveau presents Joel Davenport
This month, Coeur Nouveau presents an immersive audio-visual experience by Peterborough artist Joel Davenport.
This multi-disciplinary artist works with textiles, digital images, sound, and found materials. This new series presents us with a visually fascinating display of pattern and texture, paired with sound.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 1st from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of the First Friday Art Crawl.
Coeur Nouveau is located on the 2nd floor of the Commerce Building at 129-1/2 Hunter St. West in downtown Peterborough.
Evans Contemporary presents ‘302 Pearl Ave. / The Museum Next Door’ by Nicolas Fleming
Montreal artist Nicolas Fleming has constructed two new sculptural installations for his ‘302 Pearl Ave. / The Museum Next Door’ show at Evans Contemporary.
One is based on the first incarnation of the Evans Contemporary gallery space, which was at 302 Pearl Avenue in the historic Avenues district of Peterborough, and the second is a tiny museum which has exhibitions and houses its own permanent collection.
Drop in during the First Friday Art Crawl on Friday, June 1st from 6 to 9 p.m. and check them out. There will be music, refreshments and a festive atmosphere to enjoy, with artists in attendance. The exhibition continues until Saturday, June 30th.
Star X presents ‘Chroma Code’ by Rebecca Reynolds
Drop by Star X on the evening of the art crawl, and any Saturday afternoon in June, and see this new series of colourful abstract pieces by Peterborough artist Rebecca Reynolds.
The opening reception will held during the First Friday Art Crawl on Friday, June 1st from 6 to 9 p.m.
Star X is located at 129-1/2 Hunter St. West, 3rd floor, in downtown Peterborough. Regular hours of operation are Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. or by appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acme Art & Sailboat Company features Steven Leak
Steven Leak’s work will be showing at Acme Art & Sailboat Company this June, along with a series entitled ‘Stable Dog Pictures’ by resident artist Joe Stable.
The opening reception happens on Friday, June 1st from 6 to 10 p.m. in conjunction with neighbourhood openings at Star X Gallery, Evans Contemporary, Christensen Fine Art, and more.
It’s definitely a good night to be out and about!
Acme Art and Sailboat Company is located at 129-1/2 Hunter Street West, 3rd floor, in downtown Peterborough. Hours of operation are Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Annual General Meeting at Artspace on June 13
Artspace invites the public to attend the organization’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will be in the main gallery and will go over highlights of the previous year and financial statements. Artspace is also seeking new members for the board of directors. Applications are currently open online.
Artspace is an accessible space located at 378 Aylmer Street in downtown Peterborough. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Parking is available in the municipal lot on Hunter Street between Aylmer and George. For more information, call 705-748-3883 or visit artspace-arc.org.
Art for Autism at the Mount Community Centre on June 1
On Friday, June 1st from 7 to 11 p.m., the second annual Art for Autism festival and fundraiser kicks off at The Mount Community Centre (1545 Monaghan Road, Peterborough).
The night of festivities includes live music by a number of bands including Murray James-Bosch, Sibernie, Aaron Mlynsky-Meek, 4 Front, Silver Lining, Melissa Payne, and Kate Suhr,
There will also be a silent auction of works by Ron DesJardine, W. David Ward, John Lennard, Mike Smalley, Olaf Schneider, Silvia Ferreri, Tara James-Bosch, Zerfoss, Al Doner, Benita Lynch, Cynthia Fox, Eddie LePage, Elisa Esteve, Indi Miskolczi, James Lasenby, Linda Cardona, Mike McGillis, Jeremy LePage, and Ellen Cowie, together with works by guest artists living with autism: Aaron Cowie, Zach and Ben Prins, and Mitchell Masterson-Cardwell.
Tickets for the gala are $50 in advance (contact Ellen Cowie at 705-930-8871 or email@example.com) or $60 at the door.
The show will continue through the weekend (June 2nd and 3rd) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an entrance fee of $5. Live music will be provided by the Donegal Fiddlers Orchestra, Aaron Mlynsky-Meek, and more.
The festival raises funds and awareness for those living with autism. All proceeds from ticket and auction sales will go Community Living Trent Highlands’ Wish Fund.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/AAAFPeteborough.