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Coming Events


Welcome to the Other Side

by Bob ‘Omar’ Tunnoch
October 5 to November 12
Opening Reception Thursday, October 5, 7-9 pm

This exhibition of paintings is a view of nature from a different perspective. Creatures that are out of the publics awareness are put in unusual settings and circumstances.


Black and White Ball

Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:00 pm – Cocktails 8:00 pm – Dancing
Warkworth Town Hall

Please join us for this annual fund-raising event organized by Bev Roy.

Guests can have a great time while supporting a local cause since all proceeds from the Black and White Ball will go to the Bridge Hospice in Warkworth. Lots of dancing to The Bay City Band. Great food too.

Doors open at 7:00 pm for cocktails. Dancing starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Cheeky Bee (Warkworth), the Campbellford Chamber of Commerce and Kerry?s Corner Books (Campbellford). Ticket price: $90 p.p. or $175 per couple.

Questions: contact Bev directly. T: 705.924.9232 E: rbturtlecreek@gmail.com


SPARK Photo Festival: Open Call Registration

Sunday, October 01, 2017 to Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Peterborough, Northumberland & the Kawartha Lakes
www.sparkphotofestival.org

Open call for exhibit registration is now open for the 6th annual SPARK Photo Festival, scheduled for April 1 to April 30, 2018. The SPARK Photo Festival is a celebration of photography, and the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. Exhibit registration closes January 10, 2018. For details, registration packages (PDF) visit the website.


SPARK Juried Exhibit Submissions Now Open

Sunday, October 01, 2017 to Friday, February 09, 2018
Exhibit: Month of April 2018
Exhibit Venue: Lett Architects, Peterborough
www.sparkphotofestival.org/submit-to-the-juried-exhibit/

Theme of the 2018 Juried Exhibit is Reflections. A reflection is defined as an image that is seen reflected in a mirror or on any reflective surface. 30 individual works will be chosen from all submitted by a panel of qualified & expert judges. Each selected entry will be printed, matted, framed, & installed. You submit: SPARK takes care of the rest. Prizes: Best in Show, 1, 2, 3 & draw prize.


A Writing Workshop in Two Parts

Facilitated by author Kathryn MacDonald you will discover your place – the one outside that stirs the one inside – the place to set your story.

Writing Place provides more than simple context for our stories. It provides an entry or portal for readers to engage in the world of each story’s action. Far more than adding simple colour, place adds depth to characters. Open the writers’ toolbox with Kathryn and discover strategies that will boost your skills – from literary techniques to structuring stories to learning to read as a writer in order to enhance self-editing. Gain the benefits of a fully-participatory workshop with individual feedback.

When: September 11, 18, 25, and October 2
Where: Belleville Public Library (Ontario)

Writing Character opens the door to creating characters that come to life on the page. Participants will hone techniques and talents in specific areas in the development of their stories, including voice, tone, and mood, along with the creation of movement, structure, and tension. Modeled as Writing Place, these four weeks offer a fully participatory experience with individual feedback.

When: October 16, 23, 30, November 6
Where: Belleville Public Library (Ontario)

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Oil and Cold Wax Workshop

Thursday, October 19, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 pm
9 Trafalgar Street, Port Hope, ON
dorothysiemens.com/workshop-introduction-to-oil-and-cold-wax-medium/

Would you like to learn how to create artwork with beautiful layers, textures and colour? Oil and cold wax is unlike any other fine art medium in its potential for gorgeous colour, ease of use and interesting effects. Join this technique-driven workshop to play and discover! All materials are supplied, $165. Note: Nov. workshop is full and only a few spots remain in Oct. Sign up now!


FREE SPARK Photo Festival First Time Exhibitor Workshop

Saturday, November 04, 2017
9 am – Noon
Monocle Centre for the Arts
, 2nd Floor, 140 Simcoe St., Peterborough Downtown
fireklix@nexicom.net

The workshop, designed for photographers but open to any visual artist, guides first-time exhibitors through the process of exhibit. Learn how to choose & self-curate an exhibit theme, prepare work for print, explore a range of presentation & finishing techniques, secure a venue, & add value to your marketing. This workshop will inspire & build confidence. Pre-register: Call Robert:705-741-5210 or send him an email: fireklix@nexicom.net or info@sparkphotofestival.org


 

Fleming College Courses


Photography 1: Exploring Your Camera with Cindy Taylor

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 to Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fleming College 1005 Elgin St. W. – Suite 300 Cobourg, ON
https://flemingcollege.ca/continuing-education/courses/photography-1-exploring-your-camera

Bring your digital camera to learn the basics hands-on: basic terminology, composition and framing, color schemes, aperture and shutter priority, natural lighting versus fill flash photography, and the process of taking a good technical and artistic picture. This is a beginner level course.

ARTS1350
$157.12

To register, please contact 905-372-6865 ext. 5000


Photography 2: Advanced DSLR with Cindy Taylor

Thursday, September 21, 2017 to Thursday, December 07, 2017
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fleming College 1005 Elgin St. W. – Suite 300 Cobourg, ON
https://flemingcollege.ca/continuing-education/courses/photography-2-advanced-dslr

Expand your passion for photography with this intensive workshop that will give you a greater understanding of photography styles, composition, light and the skills to become a professional in the industry. Explore the techniques for styles such as travel, nature, portraiture and commercial photography.

ARTS2244
$189.43

To register, please contact 905-372-6865 ext. 5000


Photography 1: Exploring Your Camera with Cindy Taylor

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 to Wednesday, December 13, 2017
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fleming College 1005 Elgin St. W. – Suite 300 Cobourg, ON
https://flemingcollege.ca/continuing-education/courses/photography-1-exploring-your-camera

Bring your digital camera to learn the basics hands-on: basic terminology, composition and framing, color schemes, aperture and shutter priority, natural lighting versus fill flash photography, and the process of taking a good technical and artistic picture. This is a beginner level course.

ARTS1350
$157.12

To register, please contact 905-372-6865 ext. 5000


Spirit of the Hills is dedicated to promoting ALL creative art forms and traditions in Northumberland County, including the performing and visual arts, media, design and the literary arts.