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Member News - September 2017

Member News - September 2017

12 September 2017  

New film shooting in Markham this fall

In September and October 2017, the Varley Art Gallery of Markham welcomes French film director Olivier Bosson, who will be filming in Markham with a cast of community members. Bosson’s film is commissioned by Catherine Sicot (Elegoa Cultural Productions) as part of a larger international project Facing: The stories of Others, which will unfold in Canada, France and Cuba in 2017 and 2018. Facing is funded in parts by the Canada Council for the Art’s New Chapter program. Interested in being part of this exciting opportunity? Casting sessions will take place between September 10 – 20 all around Markham! No acting experience required. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Varley Art Gallery of Markham Opens New Exhibition

To celebrate the opening of the Varley’s fall exhibitions, join Markham-based artist Xiaojing Yan for a free artist talk to hear more about the works featured in Out from among the tranquil woods on Sunday, September 4 at 1PM, followed by the opening remarks and refreshments at 2PM. Opening reception sponsored by Oak Ridges Retirement Community. All are welcome to attend!

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Arts Society King Presents the Schomberg Street Gallery

On Sunday, September 17, Historic Main Street Schomberg will close for the day and visitors will have full access to a wide variety of artists featuring: watercolour, pottery, wood working, paintings in a variety of mediums, jewellery, furniture, leather, sculpture, photography ... and more. Most exhibiting artists and artisans are from York Region and are also YRAC members.

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Cindy Scaife Art in Toronto and Los Angeles

Cindy has been selected to participate in the 4th Annual ETSY MADE IN CANADA Show – Toronto presented by Toronto Etsy Street Team & 416 Hustler. This show features over 130 Canadian Etsy sellers of handmade art and craft items at MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario September 23, 2017 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. For this show Cindy will have a new edition of giclée prints from her newest mixed media collection of drawings which celebrate vintage Canadian Candy. 

For the second time this year Cindy will be participating in a group exhibition at Los Angeles' Gallery 1988. The topic for this show is the fantastic movies produced by Focus Features. The inspiration for her painting is the 2003 film by Sophia Coppola, "Lost In Translation" starring Bill Murray. The exhibit runs from September 15th to October 4th. The VIP Opening Reception is September 15th from 6pm - 9 pm.

This summer Cindy was invited to create a BRAIN for the Telus Health Brain Project.  100 artists from across the Canada (and several international artists) created artworks that are inspired by the topic of dementia and brain health/research.  These unique sculptures are exhibited in public spaces throughout Toronto.  Shorty all the BRAINS will be collected and exhibited all together at Yorkdale Mall.  This will provide even more opportunity for visitors to see these amazing paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces before they are all auctioned off.  All funds raised will be going to Baycrest Heath Sciences . 

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Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre is Celebrating Culture by offering FREE admission on Saturday, September 30th from 12-4pm.  

Learn more about the Canada 150 Mosaic project taking place on Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th from 12-5pm at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre.  Call us to reserve your time to paint your tile! 

You won’t want to miss this Cultural Exploration Q & A at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre on Sunday, October 1st starting at 4pm.  This is a FREE event in celebration of Culture Days! 

From now through Dec 9th, come to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre to see the exhibit: “Canada’s 150th – Then and Now”The exhibit can be viewed during regular hours of operation and is included with general admission. 

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Jermain Henry Fundraising for IBLV Dream Guide - My first book

IBLV Dream Guide: Be the author of your own legacy. It's a very personal and vulnerable preview into Jermaine’s life and perspective on coping with and achieving BIG dreams. Help him raise these funds to publish and print his FIRST book.

BOOK PREVIEW: ***BRAVE Space*** “Have you ever struggled with depression and balancing your dreams? Ever lack the confidence to answer your calling? Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough or that you are unworthy? YOU are not alone. 

As a coach, facilitator, and emcee who has worked with thousands of young change-makers and adult allies over the last 4 years, Jermaine hopes to share this book as a toolkit in workshops especially with young Black and Indigenous people searching for hope, and rewriting Ourstory. 

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The York Region Arts Council is a non-profit, charitable umbrella organization that serves to advance, promote, represent and connect the arts community across the region.

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Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

Phone: 905-726-3278
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