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June 2017

STREETS ALIVE: MAPLE MASTERPIECES

June 17 - October 15
Downtown Orillia, 33 Mississaga Street West,
Orillia, Ontario L3V 3A5 Canada
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THEY’RE ON THE STREET! Fifty glorious Maple Masterpieces are on display in downtown Orillia for all to enjoy! The streets are an explosion of colour and creativity that stretches all the way to the port of Orillia. Interested in a Guided Walking Tour? Contact Leslie Fournier at leslie@orilliastreetsalive.ca and hear the story behind each fabulous Maple Masterpiece sculpture! 50 artists adding their art & craft work to two sides of metal maple leaf sculpture to create unique works of art. The 2017…

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July 2017

CAMPS ON COUCHICHING

July 27 - September 17
Orillia Museum of Art & History, 22 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A3 Canada
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Camps have a long history in Ontario, especially on Lake Couchiching. Children and families have gained a sense of art, culture, sport and nature form these summer camps, and learn a sense of community. This event will feature design skills from Amanda Britton, and camper alumni art and photographs inspired by the landscape and experiences of a summer on the water. These educational summer camps have a lasting impact on the children and youth and the memories they carry with them…

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CONSERVING CREATIVITY: SCULPTURAL INSTALLATIONS IN GRANT’S WOODS

July 31 - October 1
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When Ninette moved to Orillia in 2013, she walked the trails of Grant’s Woods and opened herself to the restorative powers of nature.  It was her place to relax and rejuvenate.  She wanted to develop a project that would enable her to share these experiences with fellow artists and nature followers. Inspired by outdoor installations at The Tree Museum (Gravenhurst), The Hotbox Project (Joshua Creek), and The Haliburton Sculpture Forest (Haliburton) as well as the concept behind Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing), curator Ninette Gyorody invited six professional regional artists to…

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August 2017

READING AND MEMORY: AN EXHIBITION OF OF NEW PAINTINGS

August 10 @ 10:00 am - September 2 @ 4:00 pm
Lee Contemporary Art, 5 Peter St., South (upper level)
Orillia, Ontario L3V 5A8 Canada
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Please join Toronto artist Dan Nuttall in celebrating his first solo exhibition at Lee Contemporary Art. This exhibition is the artist's response to the landscape around him. The exhibition runs from August 10 - September 2. The opening reception is Saturday August 12, 1-3 pm.

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September 2017

2017 CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orillia Museum of Art & History, 22 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A3 Canada
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The Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition was created in recognition of Group of Seven member, Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia. Now in its 16th year, this juried show calls on artists from across the country to submit work that embraces, challenges, comments, critiques, echoes, challenges, re-works or strengthens images, perceptions and interpretations of Canadian landscape through the artist's chosen medium. Heavily rooted in Carmichael's beliefs on traditionalism and classical modes of artistic expression, Carmichael himself was very much invested…

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CULTURE DAYS

September 29 - October 1
Downtown Orillia, 33 Mississaga Street West,
Orillia, Ontario L3V 3A5 Canada
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Explore the variety of hubs offering different cultural activities at this year's Culture Days in Downtown Orillia! Discover your  creative side and try your hand at painting, sculpting, dancing and more.

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A FIRST NATIONS LITERACY FESTIVAL: GIIWENH, SHARING STORIES

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mnjikaning Arena Sports Ki (MASK), 6145 Rama Rd, RAMA FIRST NATION 32
Rama, Ontario L3V 6H6 Canada
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Join Huronia Cultural Campus for a full day celebrating First Nations' writing and storytelling, featuring established and emerging First Nations writers, and more to enjoy! n keeping with Chippewas of Rama First Nation tradition, Doors Open and Culture Days, admission is free. The Chippewas of Rama First Nation will be offering free refreshments and traditional food along with free parking. Food venues will be on site. Light refreshments will be included and an evening event telling more stories around the open…

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October 2017

IMAGES STUDIO TOUR

October 7 - October 10
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This artist-run, juried event is one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours. Over thirty outstanding artists and crafts people will exhibit their work over the 4 days at 19 different studios. Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. You will meet painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewellery and clothing makers – a wide selection with something for everyone. This self-guided tour roams from Moonstone through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and along the…

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PASSPORT TO NATURE: CONFESSIONS OF A CRAZED PHOTOGRAPHER

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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As an outdoor photographer, Ethan Meleg has crawled through mud, kayaked deep into swamps, endured -30 degree temperatures and hiked many kilometers at night (often carrying a heavy camera pack) to capture spectacular photos of nature. In this presentation, Ethan shares his insight into the inspiration, passion and knowledge that drives great nature photography. Illustrated by his favourite photos and stories, this light-hearted and humorous presentation is sure to entertain and inspire! Special thanks to Lakehead Orillia's Office of Community…

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November 2017

LOUIS YAN

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Casino Rama Resort, 5899 Rama Road
Rama, Ontario L3V 6H6 Canada
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Direct from Hong Kong, international champion magician and Guinness World Record holder Louis Yan will astonish & mystify crowds in this not to be missed show.

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