Programs

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Lunch & Learn: Abstracting from Realism

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Wednesday, November 1, 12-2pm

 

This November, join artist Tanya Cunnington as she discusses how paintings by C.A. Henry (born in Ireland – of Irish and Peruvian descent and his family settled in Orillia in the 50s) inspired her sewing – a new medium for her. She will demonstrate abstracting from realism and participants will practice this technique using works from our collection that Tanya finds inspirational. 

Celebrate the Orillia150 Collection in The Lounge Gallery

Tanya is also one of seven artists participating in OMAH's Orillia150 Collection exhibition. This exhibition features selected objects from the OMAH's Collection alongside an original work of art inspired by these objects. Visitors will also have a change to meet some of the artists in this exhibition on November 1 from 11am-3pm.

Bio:

Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Tanya Cunnington now resides in Orillia.   In 2001, Tanya received her Associates Degree from the Ontario College of Art and Design, with a Major in Drawing and Painting, and was the recipient of the Eric Freifeld Award for Excellence in Figurative Art.  She was also selected to take part in the Florence off-campus studies program in her third year. 

Cunnington’s work is often inspired by personal nostalgia, acting as a visual diary for significant events in her life. Her chosen medium is paint, but she also enjoys working with collage, phototransfers and found object assemblage. 

When she is not working on solo projects, Tanya is one half of the collaboration she created with her partner entitled the “Birdbath Collaboration”.  She is also a co-curator of “The Still Parade”, an annual Exhibition held at the Arthur Shilling Gallery in Rama, Ontario, and the Owner/Director of Lee Contemporary Art Gallery.  Her work has been included in Magenta Foundation’s publication of Carte Blanche Volume II-Painting, and reviewed in Canadian Art Magazine. She exhibits with Loop Gallery in Toronto, and was the recipient of the John Hartman Award through the MacLaren Art Gallery in Barrie, Ontario.

 

Register:

OMAH Members: $15 + HST

Non-members: $20 + HST

Pre-registration for this program is recommended. To register call 705-326-2159

 

 

Nid: 631

Handbuilding with Clay with Heather Kerslake

Heather Kerslake Handbuilding with Clay

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturdays 1-4pm for 6 weeks

Starting Saturday, October 14 

 
**This course will be held at the Kerslake Pottery Studio on Line 10 North at Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte
 
Course description:
Spend six wonderful afternoons with inspirational artist Heather Kerslake learning various techniques to build your own creative forms out of clay. Working with slabs, coils and more, students will be introduced to how different tools can be used to shape and mark clay to create patterns, textures or narratives. After firing, Heather will teach the class how to use stains and glazes to alter the surface and colour to your work.

There is limited access to wheel work instruction. To see Heather’s sculptures and functional pottery, visit her website at www.kerslakepottery.com
 
Bio:
Heather Driver Kerslake works mainly in terra cotta, producing pieces that are whimsical, often mythical, and sometimes humorous. Her work involves functional pottery and sculptural pieces, ranging in scale from majolica-decorated wine goblets to larger hand-built narrative sculptures. Heather graduated from Alfred University, New York. Her work is in numerous private collections and public galleries, and has been exhibited widely.

 

Registration:

Course runs October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18

OMAH Members: $195 + HST,
Non Members $235 + HST
Material Fee: $40 – Includes Clay, Glazes, Stains & Firing (to be paid October 14 at studio)

Materials to be supplied by student: apron, sketchbook, pencil, eraser
 
Registration through OMAH, come in or call 705-326-2159
8 students maximum
 

For more information about these workshops, please email or call Brianne Gascho, Community and Visitor Engagement Co-ordinator, at 705-326-2159 ext. 103
 

Nid: 685

After School Art - 8 Weeks

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Starting Thursday, September 14, 4:30pm - 6pm for 8 weeks

Ages 6-12

This class is geared for kids who love art! We will offer a variety of creative projects - from drawing to painting, printmaking to clay and sculptures with found objects. Participants also have opportunities to make and create in the galleries. 

All materials are supplied. Please bring a paint shirt/older clothes that you don't mind getting messy!

Regsitration:

Course runs September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2

Orillia Resident: $80

Non-Resident: $100

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 8444.

Can't make it for the early fall? Did your child enjoy their time in this program? Another After School Art program will be starting November 9 for 6 more weeks!

Nid: 584

Life Drawing with Lois Green - 8 Weeks

Life Drawing figures

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Starting September 14 for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 7-10pm

Join regional artist, Lois Green, for eight weeks of Life Drawing classes at OMAH. Instruction in drawing from the nude model with lessons in life studio practices - a valuable discipline for practising artists and a foundational prepatory for animators through fine arts. Traditional and contemporary approaches will be utilized toward a heightened observational capacity and improved media proficiency.

 

This program is for beginners to professional artists and those wishing to improve their drawing skills.

This class uses nude models. All skill levels welcome. Only some materials provided, see receipt for list of materials required. 

Registration:

Course runs September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2  

$132 for Orillia Residents

$165 for non-residents

Registration through the City of Orillia

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 7934

Nid: 829

Canadian Storytelling Night: Feed the Fires, Stories that Warm Us

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Feed the Fires
Stories to Warm Us

Saturday, November 4, 7-9pm

The sixth annual Canadian Storytelling Night is ready to set your heart aglow with tales of light and warmth at the turn of the year, when it's time to gather, keep cozy, and start telling stories.

You are warmly invited to the Orillia Museum of Art and History on November 4 for the celebration, "Feed the Fires," presented by Storytelling Orillia.

Guest teller David Merleau, of North Bay and Toronto, will revisit Orillia to tell a personal story about his grandmother, Alzheimer's, and how he became a storyteller. Storytelling Orillia members Mark Douglas, Bob Graham and Tim Greenwood will fan the flames with their own heartfelt stories.

David had the audience at OMAH eating out of his hand in 2014 at the fourth Canadian Storytelling Night, when he told a story of a multi-dimensional squirrel.

The Project Manager for Storytellers of Canada online radio, David promises that his grandmother's tale is as fantastical as the squirrel story and as entertaining, as well as being relevatory and humbling to himself as a storyteller.

The theme of warmth for this year's event comes from a journey around the medicine wheel as explained by Ojubwe Elder Mark Douglas's traditional teaching.

The four sections of the wheel each have a colour, direction, and element. In 2016, Canadian Storytelling Night began a journey, starting in the east with the element of earth, according to Ojubwe tradition. This year, the theme moves to the southern quarter of the wheel.

The element associated with the south is "light, the sun, the warmth that we need to sustain us and for all things to grow," says Douglas, a member of Chippewas of Rama First Nation (Mnjikaning), and a member of Storytelling Orillia, the group that began the event in 2012 and still suggests the theme for this growing national event.

 

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from OMAH by calling 705-326-2159 or online at orilliamuseum.org.

The support of Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts is gratefully acknowledged.

 

Canadian Storytelling Night–Soirée nationale du conte in late fall gives Canadian storytelling groups a reason to gather at the turn of the year when the nights grow longer and colder, a traditional time to meet around a fire or move indoors and start a winter’s storytelling season. Canadian Storytelling Night began in 2012 in Orillia and is now celebrated across the country, with help from Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information please contact:

Susan Charters or Susan Goodger, storytelling.orillia@gmail.com, 705-325-8463

Ninette Gyorody, Orillia Museum of Art and History, 705-326-2159

Nid: 806

After School Art - 6 Weeks

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Starting Thursday, November 9, 4:30pm - 6pm for 6 weeks

Ages 6-12

This class is geared for kids who love art! We will offer a variety of creative projects - from drawing to painting, printmaking to clay and sculptures with found objects. Participants also have opportunities to make and create in the galleries. 

All materials are supplied. Please bring a paint shirt/older clothes that you don't mind getting messy!

Regsitration:

Course runs November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14

Orillia Resident: $60

Non-Resident: $80

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 8445.

 

After School Art - 6 Weeks

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Starting Thursday, November 9, 4:30pm - 6pm for 6 weeks

Ages 6-12

This class is geared for kids who love art! We will offer a variety of creative projects - from drawing to painting, printmaking to clay and sculptures with found objects. Participants also have opportunities to make and create in the galleries. 

All materials are supplied. Please bring a paint shirt/older clothes that you don't mind getting messy!

Regsitration:

Course runs November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14

Orillia Resident: $60

Non-Resident: $80

Registration through the City of Orillia.

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 8445.

 

Nid: 807

Life Drawing with Lois Green - 6 Weeks

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:00pm

Starting November 9 for 6 weeks on Thursdays from 7-10pm

Join regional artist, Lois Green, for ten weeks of Life Drawing classes at OMAH. Instruction in drawing from the nude model with lessons in life studio practices - a valuable discipline for practising artists and a foundational prepatory for animators through fine arts. Traditional and contemporary approaches will be utilized toward a heightened observational capactiy and improved media proficiency.

 

This program is for beginners to professional artists and those wishing to improve their drawing skills.

This class uses nude models. All skill levels welcome. Only some materials provided, see receipt for list of materials required. 

Registration:

Course runs November 9, 16, 23, 39, December 7, 14

$100 for Orillia Residents

$125 for non-residents

Registration through the City of Orillia

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 8446

Life Drawing with Lois Green - 6 Weeks

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:00pm

Starting November 9 for 6 weeks on Thursdays from 7-10pm

Join regional artist, Lois Green, for ten weeks of Life Drawing classes at OMAH. Instruction in drawing from the nude model with lessons in life studio practices - a valuable discipline for practising artists and a foundational prepatory for animators through fine arts. Traditional and contemporary approaches will be utilized toward a heightened observational capactiy and improved media proficiency.

 

This program is for beginners to professional artists and those wishing to improve their drawing skills.

This class uses nude models. All skill levels welcome. Only some materials provided, see receipt for list of materials required. 

Registration:

Course runs November 9, 16, 23, 39, December 7, 14

$100 for Orillia Residents

$125 for non-residents

Registration through the City of Orillia

Click here for SUN Regististration with course code 8446

Nid: 833

2017 OMAH History Awards

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Thursday, November 9, 7:30pm

The Orillia Museum of Art & History and the History Committee are pleased to announce the 2017 OMAH History Awards. These awards are offered biennially (starting in 2015), for historical research or heritage presentation involving Orillia and area.  Orillia and area includes: Chippewas of Rama First Nation, City of Orillia, Townships of Ramara, Severn and Oro-Medonte. 

Join us in celebrating and recognizing the achievements of the nominees and recipients at the History Awards Gala on Thursday, November 9th. Admission to the History Awards Gala is free and all are welcome.

The nominees for the 2017 OMAH History Awards are:

Wally Bremner

Qennefer Browne

Chippewas of Rama First Nation Pow Wow

Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum

Leslie Fourier

Jim Lewis

Craig Mainprize

Alda McMahon

Orillia Vocal Ensemble

Rama Historical Society

Randy Richmond

Dennis Rizzo/Ross Greenwood

David Town

Bob Willsey

There are five award categories including Historical Publications and/or Research; General Heritage Preservation; Historical Reconstruction; Historical Performances and Events and Lifetime Achievement. A special Sesquicentennial Recognition will recognize a group or individual who has contributed to preserving local history in commemoration of Orillia's 150 TH anniversary.

 

OMAH's History Awards are generously sponsored by: