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September 2022

Pairing Palettes w/ Miriam Slan & Jennifer Woodburn

September 30 - October 6
Creative Nomad Studios, 23 Mississaga St W.
Orillia, Ontario L3V 3A5 Canada
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We’re thrilled to announce our first show of the fall season, Pairing Palettes with Miriam Slan & Jennifer Woodburn! Come and meet both Jennifer and Miriam on opening night Friday, September 30, from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm in the main gallery. There will also be an open bar with wine, beer, and food provided by Cloud Gallery so reserve your FREE tickets today. This showing will be live until October 6. Gallery hours: Sunday 11am - 4pm Monday 10am -…

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October 2022

Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 14, 2023

Orillia Museum of Art & History, 22 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A3 Canada
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The Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed was created in recognition of Group of Seven member, Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia. Now in its 21st year, this juried exhibition calls on artists from across the country to submit work that reimagines the Canadian landscape through the artist’s chosen medium. While Carmichael believed in traditionalism and classical modes of artistic expression, he was very much invested in contemporary artistic styles having been inspired by his native Canadian surroundings. The…

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The Man Who Could Fly; The Girl Who Flies In Her Dreams By Sylvia Tesori, An Exhibition

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 14, 2023

Orillia Museum of Art & History, 22 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A3 Canada
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About the artist: The Man Who Could Fly; The Girl Who Flies in Her Dreams Sometimes I move with wings through the air.  Fascination with flight does not begin with me. My father, Robert Tesori was a pilot, an engineer, and a man of imagination. The love my father had for “metal birds” is replicated in my love for feathered ones. The series of paintings in this exhibition explores an inherited lineage from my father to me – from his…

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Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour

October 7 @ 10:00 am - October 10 @ 4:00 pm

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 18 different studios. Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. You will meet painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewelers and assorted mixed media artists – a wide selection with something for everyone. This self-guided tour roams from Moonstone through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and…

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Mary Pickford Exhibit Closing & Silent Film Screening

October 20 @ 6:00 pm
Leacock Museum, 50 Museum Dr
Orillia, Ontario L3V 6K5 Canada
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It’s time to say goodbye to the first installment of the Leacock Museum’s new exhibit series “Entertaining Entertainers: Mary Pickford, Queen of the Silver Screen.” To do so, the Museum has planned a closing event where guests can tour the exhibit one last time. At 6:30pm, guests will be invited to take a seat to screen “Fanchon the Cricket” an autumn-themed silent film starring Mary Pickford herself. The film has been re-mastered and re-released by the Pickford Foundation and will…

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Cloud Gallery Presents A Solo Exhibition by Sarah Carlson

October 21 - November 6
Creative Nomad Studios, 23 Mississaga St W.
Orillia, Ontario L3V 3A5 Canada
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Come and meet Sarah Carlson in the main gallery opening night Friday, October 21, from 6pm to 9pm. There will be an open bar with wine, beer, and food provided by Cloud Gallery. Reserve your FREE tickets today. This showing will be live until November 6. Gallery hours: Sunday 11am - 4pm Monday 10am - 5pm Tuesday 10am - 5pm Wednesday 10am - 5pm Thursday 10am - 5pm Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 6pm We're always open by…

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November 2022

Watercolour landscapes inspired by Franklin Carmichael’s Old Barns Miner’s Bay

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Orillia Museum of Art & History, 22 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A3 Canada
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To coincide with this year’s Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed, please join your instructor, Anita Leeman for a beginners guide to watercolour painting inspired by Franklin Carmichael’s watercolour, Old Barns Miner’s Bay.  After learning about different techniques and colour mixing, participants will leave with their own watercolour landscape.  Light snacks and refreshments are included. ALL materials are supplied by the instructor PRICE $25 +HST Members / $30 +HST for General Reserve now.

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December 2022

Linoblock Holiday Cards inspired by Franklin Carmichael’s Hand-designed Christmas Cards

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Orillia Museum of Art & History, 22 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A3 Canada
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For this holiday inspired Midday-Make, please join printmaker Xavier Fernandes for a beginners guide to lino block printing. For inspiration, participants will get an up-close and personal viewing of Franklin Carmichael’s hand-designed Christmas cards from OMAH’s permanent collection. Participants will learn about different types of printmaking including lino block printing and leave with their own printed holiday card.  Light snacks and refreshments are included. ALL materials are supplied by the instructor PRICE $25 +HST Members / $30 +HST for General…

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Merry at the Museum

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Orillia Museum of Art & History, 22 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A3 Canada
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Join us for an evening of Holiday cheer!  On Thursday December 8 from 5-7p.m., OMAH is open late to celebrate the festive season with you.  Drop by with your family, friends or loved ones for take home Holiday-themed crafts, hot drinks, a chance to see our gorgeous exhibitions up close, and more. Register now.

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January 2023

Eyeing Medusa: Amanta Scott Exhibition

January 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2023

Orillia Museum of Art & History, 22 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7A3 Canada
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Amanta Scott is both a multidisciplinary artist and musician whose artistic practice encompasses interactive sculpture installation, painting, storytelling, music, performance and video. She has exhibited and performed in art galleries, museums, theatres, concert venues and festivals throughout Asia and North America including: National Gallery of Canada; Royal Ontario Museum; Singapore International Arts Festival; Edmonton Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Algoma and Art Gallery of Ontario. Her work is in collections across North America and Asia.  

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