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Coming Events

Passing Through at the Parrott Gallery

Jan 4 – Feb 15, 2018

Lola Reid Allin’s next exhibition entitled Passing Through will be at the Parrott Gallery, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario, January 4 – February 15, 2018. Please join her for the Opening Reception to be held January 11, 2018 6 – 7:30.

Golden Fields by Lola Reid Allen

Lola reports being honoured that, for the fourth consecutive year, one of her photographs (Golden Fields above) was selected by jurors for RMG Exposed at Oshawa’s McLaughlin Gallery. Monies raised support art outreach programs for students at local schools. She says, “RMG Exposed was truly Out of this World. More than $30,000 was raised by 350 enthusiastic patrons at Oshawa’s McLaughlin Gallery who bid generously on 50 photographic images. The highest bid was $3,500 for a photograph by David Bastedo: a hat worn by The Hip’s Gord Downie.”

Visit her blog post McLaughlin Gallery Art Auction for pictures from the auction.

Denny Manchee at The Human Bean

Denny Manchee will be showing paintings at The Human Bean, Cobourg’s Coffee House at 80 King St W Cobourg, December 1 to 31, 2017

Canada: The Provinces and Territories

Saturday, December 16, 2017
12:30 – 4:30 PM
St. Mark’s Chruch, Port Hope, 51 King Street.

This is the annual Christmas art show of Jennifer Anne Burke. There will be 13 canvases for sale, each one represents a province or territory in Canada. The paintings are all done on 12 x 16 inch gallery canvases, landscape style. There will also be prints and cards available for purchase.

Come explore Canada through these bold and expressive acrylic paintings; and maybe find that last minute gift.

SPARK Photo Festival: Open Call Registration

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

Peterborough, Northumberland & the Kawartha Lakes

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

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.


Fleming College Courses

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

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.


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

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.


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.