Nid: 797

Recognition Tea Honouring Sue Mulcahy

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us on Tuesday, June 27 from 2-4pm in honouring one of Orillia's most remarkable women, Sue Mulcahy. 

The Mulcahy family have been unwavering contributers to the Orillia Museum of Art & History since its inception and Sue continues to generously support our museum as well as many other organizations in Orillia. 

Sue's accolades include - but are not limited to - working in real estate during a time where women were rarely working in the industry, serving on Orillia's Town Council, and receiving Lakehead University Orillia's first Civitas Award. Her contributions to Orillia's community as a board member of the Orillia Hall of Fame, supporter of Streets Alive! in our downtown and OMAH's predecessor, the Orillia Historical Society, showcase her giving nature and passion for our city. 

Sue told us recently: "I'm a big fan of OMAH! Over the years, I have enjoyed getting involved with the Orillia Museum of Art & History as it has become better known to Orillians and many friends throughout Canada and the United States. I am passionate about everyone having the opportunity to visit the museum and see and enjoy this fabulous home of art and historical donations."

Help us thank Sue for her tireless belief in her hometown and in our museum!  

The tea will take place in our Upper Gallery,

Please RSVP to Ninette Gyorody by phone at 705-326-2159 x101 or by e-mail. Drop-ins are welcome.
Remarks will be held at 3pm

Refreshments provided by
White Lion's Tea House

Nid: 795

Spirit of Mariposa Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Participate in four outdoor painting sessions with artist Cathy Boyd in oil or acrylic paint.

Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, on June 7, 14, 21, 28

Experience Orillia through the land in connection with our Spirit of Mariposa exhibit. Each of the four locations have been hand picked to represent the artists featured in the show, celebrating Orillia’s 150th anniversary year.

Participants of all skill levels will join artist Cathy Boyd on-site once a week in the month of June to paint plein air some of the stunning landscapes that surround the Orillia community and have inspired artists past.

Cathy is a full time artist and paints in her studio/gallery in Midland, Ontario. Her adventures in painting were thrust upon her when she was given the task of teaching art on rotary in the elementary school system. A brief teachers college summer workshop session fuelled the fires of creativity. Throughout the ensuing years, although primarily self taught, Cathy sought out instruction with some highly accomplished painters. Cathy takes great pleasure in capturing the many nuances of colour, lights and form of the serene landscapes she sees on her daily travels, both locally and abroad.

Cathy will provide individual attention to each participant, guiding them through the plein air process in either oil or acrylic paint.


Tudhope Park (450 Atherley Road, Orillia)– Out at the tip of the park you will find the “Golden Leaves” sculpture built as a tribute to Gordon Lightfoots songs and life’s work. It is here on the Lightfoot Trail, overlooking the water the plein air will take place

Sunrise Yoga Studio (355 Brewery Lane, Orillia) – A stunning property overlooking Brewery Bay and the Stephen Leacock Museum, home of Canada’s famous humorist. Enter to the right of the house to find the view that inspires you.

Veterans Memorial Park (154 Elgin Street, Orillia) – From this quiet park, you will look to the view to the East which was once Cedar Island the place where sculptor Elizabeth Wyn Wood spent her formative years.

Camp Couchiching  (3990 Longford Mills Road, Longford Mills)– Looking down the shores of Lake Couchiching to the First Nations settlement of the Chippewas of Rama, once home to artist Arthur Shilling, is the direction your plein air will take

In the event of rain these workshops will be held at OMAH, schedule subject to change. 


What do I  need to bring ?

ALL materials are supplied by the participant – Please see attached materials list.


OMAH Members: $120 + HST

Non-Members: $135 + HST

To register for these four workshops, please come in or contact OMAH at 705-326-2159



For inquiries, please contact Lynsery Ormerod at or 705-326-2159 ext 103

Nid: 799

Lunch & Learn: Mixed Media Collage with Patti Agapi

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Wednesday, August 16, 12-2pm

In connection with her Substratum exhibition in the Lounge Gallery:

Create a 6” x 6” abstract collage work of art using mixed media materials. Patti will discuss basic collage art techniques. This will be an intuitive and fun art experience!

Working with paint and collage elements, Patti Agapi creates deeply layered and textured abstract mixed media paintings.  She finds immense joy in the creative process. Her work explores themes of memory, shadow and transformation. Discover her unique work; each piece is an intimate and intricate journey, a process of building up, erasing, fermenting and finally fruition.  Patti lives in Orillia, Ontario where she co-runs a downtown art studio and gallery that features her and her studio partner’s work along with monthly featured artists. She is actively involved in the vibrant Orillia Arts Community.