In honour of Giving Tuesday, we recently spoke with YorkRegion.com about our campaign to raise funds towards our mission of growing arts and culture across York Region. We collaborated with Anya Mielniczek, a local artist, on something really special only available for 100 people. If you're in the mood for gift-giving, whether for a loved one who is an art-lover, or for yourself - consider purchasing an original piece of artwork, with 100% of the proceeds being donated towards a cause that you care about - growing arts and culture across York Region through knowledge, capacity-building and professional development for artists. Read more here.
Newmarket's Catholic High School Scores Regional Arts Program
In a unanimous decision, the 10-trustee York Catholic board voted to support McNicol’s motion that would see the board’s only Catholic high school in Newmarket develop a four-year specialized regional arts program to advance students’ talents and abilities in that area. Read More
Michael Tibollo named new Minister of Tourism Culture and Sport
Michael Tibollo, an MPP for Vaughan-Woodbridge, will now take the position of Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport trading places with Minister Sylvia Jones who will now become Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Read More
SpaceFinder Now Available in French
ArtsBuild Ontario, in partnership with Fractured Atlas, shared the exciting news that SpaceFinder across Canada is now available to renters in both French and English. This resource is now offered to artists and creative spaces in both languages. Read More
ABO Welcomes Patricia McKinna as Executive Director
Ontario Association of Art Galleries 41st OOAG Awards
The 2018 Awards are coming up soon! On Monday, November 19, 2018 the ceremony and reception for the 41st annual OAAG Awards will be held at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto for the second year running. This is a night to celebrate and network with your colleagues around the province. Read More
William J. Withrow School Visits Bursary announced at the Rouge: Varley Gala by board member Howard Back
Numerous elementary and high school students have come to experience art and education through the programs run by the Varley Art Gallery’s education department. This coming school year, through the support of the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham, the William J. Withrow School Visits Bursary program will enable more students to visit the Varley Art Gallery by subsidizing the cost of bus transportation. These students will receive guided gallery tours and hands on learning through the programs led by the Varley Art Gallery’s experienced team of educators. William J. Withrow was a founding board member of the Varley Art Gallery.
Art Talk by Paul Harpley at Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery
On November 25th, Paul Harpley will present an illustrated Art Talk reviewing the importance of place and landscape in painting in a broad historical circumstance, and with reference to examples in the Canadian context. Learn More.
Chorus York and Shadowpath Theatre Productions join A Christmas Night Out
Chorus York have been invited to perform carols at Lake St George Field Centre for their “A Christmas Night Out” event on December 1st and 15th, 2018, where you can start your evening with a horse drawn wagon ride down the forested laneway. Tour the tree lit grounds, encounter historical characters played by Shadowpath Theatre Productions, and discover the natural beauty of this property. Enjoy holiday carolers around the outdoor bonfire, and delight in the spirit of Christmas! Learn More