We love Winter!
The artwork in our winter show will attest to that. Some of the paintings will take your breath away, while some will bring a smile on your face and make you feel happy! Enjoy our show and enjoy winter!
Please contact us if you are interested in any of our art pieces.
Throughout history, women have come together and joined their voices to improve the lives of everyone. From the right to vote, equal pay, maternity leave, reproductive rights to domestic violence, women have engaged in peaceful campaigns to raise awareness of issues and to change society. While many great strides have been made, recent movements have shown us that many more strides are still needed.
Though Her Eyes, In Her Hands was initiated by YWCA – Muskoka to develop a greater awareness of the strength, diversity and talent of local women artists and the stories being told through their hands. “It is our desire that women of all ages are encouraged to use their experiences and talents to express their own voice,” says Serena West, one of the organizers of the exhibition. “We hope that we inspire others, of all genders, to use their creative expression as a way to explore ideas, feelings and experiences.”
One of the goals of this exhibition was to gather female artists in Muskoka and encourage collaboration. “We also want to celebrate the joy and freedom that we can now enjoy as women artists,” remarks Serena. “Grateful for those who forged a path for us to follow, we see our opportunity and responsibility to carry the torch and light the way for the coming generations.”
Twenty women are participating in the show. Their work demonstrates the range of their personal experiences as well as differences in artistic styles and media.
“The women in the group look forward to having this show at the Chapel Gallery because it has a long standing history of supporting local artists. A hub of art talks, shows and workshops, it is the ideal place to come together to celebrate women in the arts,” explains Serena. “Many of the women in the show have had other shows at the Chapel Gallery, however, now they are coming together with louder voices, compelling awareness during March, which is Women’s History Month and also marks International Women’s Day on March 8.”
Through Her Eyes, In Her Hands with a public reception on Saturday, February 16 from 1pm until 3pm. There will be a Grand Reception held on Friday, March 8 from 6pm-8pm to celebrate International Women’s Day. The exhibition continues at the Chapel Gallery until March 16.
Proof is a beautifully written, Pulitzer prize wining drama written by David Auburn. Catherine has spent the last four years looking after her brilliant but confused father Robert, finally she can move on with her life, but her interfering sister Claire has other plans. Along comes Hal, an enthusiastic grad student and former pupil of her father and more complications ensue. This is the story of a young women coming into her own and figuring out what’s important in her life.
Location: Quality Inn Bracebridge
Photography by Larry Carroll
The Washago Carving Event takes place at the Washago Centennial Park. There will be an auction on the Sunday from 1-3pm and guests will have the opportunity to purchase items all through out the 3 day event.
All proceeds from this event will be going towards a Mobi-Mat which is something that will allow those with mobility restrictions and wheelchairs to access the beach that much easier, it will also make life easier for those parents with strollers and wagons.
We will have food and beverage vendors on site, as well as some local shops with products and inventory at the event available for purchase.
Fresh off of a 2018 Canadian tour and appearances as best new band at the Boots and Hearts Showcase are the one and only, Kansas Stone.
Their exciting brand of country rock and new hit single ‘Blaze of Nothing’ have made them one of Canada’s hottest live bands and now they are coming to play at the Gravenhurst Opera House.
With special guest Christina Hutt also performing, this is going to be a highly entertaining show that you will not want to miss.
After our long and sometimes very cold winter days we are longing for Renewal; Sun, bright colours, fresh energy. Meet our known and new artists who will reflect just that. Colour, light and motion will be our focus in this show.
Artists: Karen Robinson, Joe Sampson, Eleanor Lowden.
Muskoka Blues Weekend,Sponsored by Muskoka Brewery
A Weekend of Live Blues & Jam Sessions
Love the blues? Join us for this special weekend of outstanding live blues music in Muskoka featuring the Muskoka Blues Connection on Friday night and an incredible tribute to the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughn on Saturday night by The SVR Experience.
Love to play or sing the blues? The full weekend experience includes a jam session on Saturday afternoon, so bring your instrument and take your turn on stage, or just sit back and enjoy where the musicians take the music. There’s even a harmonica class to channel your inner Dylan.
Choose your overnight package, or purchase tickets to the music events. Either way, you’re guaranteed a weekend of mind-blowing blues. And because brews and blues go so well together, Deerhurst’s official beer partner, Muskoka Brewery will have plenty of craft beers to sample throughout the weekend.
All events – cash bar. Age of majority required.
The Spring Members’ Show displays the strength, vitality, creativity, and wealth of talent found within Muskoka Arts & Crafts. The diverse and outstanding work by our members creates an exciting three day exhibition. Over one hundred members have their work in the show.
The Spring Members’ Show opens with an awards presentation and reception on Friday beginning at 7pm. With 350 members working at a wide variety of media at all levels of development, Muskoka Arts & Crafts is a dynamic organization. Throughout Saturday, and Sunday, the members are at the show offering demonstrations of their techniques and artistry. In addition to the work on display, these demonstrations are inspiring and educational glimpse into the creative world.
The members are present to welcome you to the show, answer your questions, and help should you decide to purchase one of the pieces of art.
Opening Reception & Awards Presentation
Friday, March 22, 2019, 7pm – 10pm
Demonstrations of art & craft techniques
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, March 24 2019, 11am – 4pm
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show full of non-stop laughs that will have you dancing in the aisles!
A retrospective of paintings by Laura Carter and photographs by the late Ulrich Kretschmar. Their individual work as artists spans over half a century. Also included in this retrospective is joint work, in the form of photographic montages. These painting/photograph combinations by the husband/wife team began decades ago and blend their individual interpretations of Canada’s diverse and spectacular landscape into unusual images.
Public Reception: March 23, 2019, 2pm – 4pm
Opry Gold is a vibrant celebration featuring a rich mixture of classic Grand Ole Opry masters and the next generation of breakthrough country artists!
The audience is taken on a journey back through time to the days, in 1925, when Nashville’s radio station WSM became the first all-country music station featuring early stars like Uncle Jimmy Thompson and Grandpa Jones and then featuring the sounds of Dolly, Kitty and Tammy right through to today’s stars like Shania, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.
TAMAR ILANA – Her voice is as fierce and powerful as it is delicate and ornamental, and she is as comfortable with heart-wrenching flamenco cante in Spanish as she is with Sephardic love songs, or singing playful Balkan party tunes.
MATT SELLICK is a flamenco guitarist, composer, and recording artist who takes a unique approach to traditional flamenco and instrumental music.
Who: Tamar Ilana & Matt Sellick
When: Saturday, March 30, 8:00 pm
Where: Muskoka Place Gallery, 1182 Foreman Rd., Port Carling
Admission: $10.00 at the door
Refreshments: by donation in the jar
Lance Anderson presents:
Mad Dogs and Englishmen – The Music of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell
Returning to Peter’s Players by popular demand and to celebrate the music of the great Joe Cocker and Leon Russell! The crowd favourite at the 2013 Kitchener Blues Festival, a hit at the 2018 Huntsville Festival of the Arts and the 2016 Southside Shuffle, this show with 13 of the country’s top Blues and Roots music artists is a powerhouse soul and gospel/rock show guaranteed to bring the house down.
Being blues/rock icon Johnny Winter‘s hand-picked touring and recording guitarist is just one of the accolades held by Grammy-winning guitarist Paul Nelson. Paul also shared the world’s stages and/or recorded alongside Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Billy Gibbons, Slash, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Vince Gill, Sonny Landreth, Ben Harper, Joe Bonamassa and the list goes on.
The Gravenhurst Opera House is honoured and very excited to host the official launch of Marc Jordan’s latest CD, Both Sides!
With a musical career spanning over 40 years, Marc has written an incredibly long list of songs, many becoming huge hits such as Marina del Rey or Rhythm of My Heart, recorded by Rod Stewart who took that song to #1 world wide. For several years, Marc worked in L.A. with artists such as Steely Dan, Diana Ross, Chicago, Kansas, Kenny Loggins, Amanda Marshal, Bette Midler, Joe Cocker, Olivia Newton John, Bonnie Raitt and so many more including his wonderfully talented wife; Amy Sky. His songs have been included on 35 million recordings including some of his own. Jordan also has numerous film credits to his name and is the chair of the songwriting department at Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre.
Learn more and watch video previews by visiting Marc Jordan’s Website.
An event to show support to anxiety and mental health issues in the community. Learn about various therapy techniques while listening to experts in the field discuss these issues.
Location: Bracebridge Sportsplex, 110 Clearbrook Trail
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