Double Opening Reception at OMAH

Join the Orillia Museum of Art & History for a double reception of two new exhibitions, “At Risk” by Tracey Lawko and The 24th Annual International Women’s Day Art Show: On The Edge. The reception will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 1-3 pm. The opening remarks will begin at 2pm and the artists will be in attendance. 

Tracey Lawko creates realistic landscapes and botanical still life by drawing with thread. “At Risk” is a fibre art exhibition about the importance of nature around us. In recent years, Tracey has become increasingly aware of the changing patterns of the bees and butterflies in her garden and around her studio in the Niagara Escarpment.  As they move from flower to flower collecting pollen, they enable the continuation of our food crops and flowering plants. Orillia became a Bee City in June of last year for its efforts to protect and support pollinators. Through her finely stitched botanical illustrations, she invites the viewer to consider the importance of these small creatures to our survival.
Since its inception in 1997, the International Women’s Day Art Show has inspired hundreds of women artists to participate in highly dynamic exhibitions, exploring a wide range of media and themes. In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8), the show’s goal is to encourage women to express themselves artistically in a themed, non-juried, group exhibit. This year, over 130 artists are sharing their art and stories, interpreting the theme “ON THE EDGE”.The female artists participating in this year’s show come from diverse backgrounds, are of all ages (teenage and up) and levels of artistic experience. Most of the artists live in the region, although the show is open to any female artist.
Special receptions are free to attend and all are welcome. 
For more information on these exhibitions, you can email Ninette Gyorody at, drop into the museum at 30 Peter St. S., call 705-326-2159 or visit OMAH’s website. The Orillia Museum of Art & History is open 10am-4pm Monday- Saturday, and open 1-4pm on Sunday’s. Admission is $5 or free for anyone 25 and under. 
Due to falling ice and snow, The City of Orillia has closed off our front entrance and the alleyway beside Tiffins Creative Centre. For your safety, we ask that you please use the back entrance to OMAH. The back entrance is located by the Mariposa Market parking lot on Colborne Street East.