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Member News - March 2019

06 March 2019

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre Events

Register your children for the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre’s March Break Camp: Around the World!  The camp will run Monday through Friday, March 11- 15th from 9am to 4pm.  Your kids will discover inventions and dream up their own.  Includes crafts, games and more!  Recommended ages: 5-12.  Pre-registration is required.  Go to for more info!

Come to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre for an amazing workshop that you won’t want to miss: The Art of Marmalade!  The workshop will run on Saturday, March 30th from 12-4pm.  Master preserver, Camilla Wynne will share the storied history and modern day recipes of marmalade. You will sample different styles and flavours, and learn safe canning practices and the science of preserving. You will prepare two different marmalades and take home a jar of each.  Pre-registration is required.  Go to for more info!

Hop on in to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre for Easter Hoppenings on Saturday, April 20th!  The program will run from 1 – 2:30pm and is recommended for children ages 3 to 10.  They will go on an Easter egg hunt, decorate a sugar cookie and create a work of art!  Pre-registration is required.  Go to for more info!

Come to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre to view the Exhibit: A Stitch in Time.  Enjoy examples of intricate hand stitched samplers from the Museum’s collection.  The exhibit will run from February 5th through April 27th and is included with general admission.  Go to for more info!


Member News - February 2019

19 February 2019

Latcham Art Centre Call for Entries:  2019 Annual Juried Exhibition

Don’t miss your chance to be included in this anticipated group exhibition! Latcham Art Centre is looking for submissions in all media for our Annual Juried Exhibition.  Open to artists living and working in Ontario. A maximum of two recent original artworks (2017-2019) may be submitted by each artist and must be dropped off in person at Latcham Art Centre on Monday, March 4 between 11am and 8pm. Learn More  

The McMichael congratulates Toronto-based artist Stephen Andrews on the 2019 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. The McMichael was honored to host Andrews' exhibition Aftermath. Learn More

Arts Society King Presents the The Mayor's Celebration of the Youth Arts: March 25 - May 3

An art exhibit featuring secondary students from Country Day School, King City Secondary School and Villanova College. Learn More

Sector News - February 2019

19 February 2019

New Director Named for the National Gallery of Canada

The new director of the National Gallery of Canada has been announced. The CBC reported early this morning that it had learned the directorship would be going to Alexandra Suda. Suda is the first woman in more than 20 years to lead the NGC—the last one was Shirley Thomson, who departed the gallery in 1997. Read More

Governor General's Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2019 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts were released early this morning. In total, seven artists and one curator are being honoured.

The media the winners work in vary widely—from glass art to boreal-forest poetry to nationwide billboard exhibitions. And the themes they have addressed span a wide range as well, including residential-school injustices, AIDS impacts, the Komagata Maru incident, and more. Read More

More Youth Visit Art Galleries 

In his 20 years as an arts researcher, Kelly Hill of Hill Strategies Research has read—and written—a lot of studies on cultural participation and engagement.

But when Hill was examining new data recently to complete a just-released study on arts audiences in Canada, he found some of his own expectations upended.

“A stunning finding of this report is that youth tend to attend a lot of different arts forms in higher proportions than older people,” says Hill, “which kind of flips our expectations of who goes to arts events.” Read More

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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