April 2018

It’s here! It’s here! Are you ready? The Annual Spring Show and Sale!

Oh, and spring is here too! (They go hand in hand.) This morning outside my window, a few cheery crocuses bid me good day.

I truly believe that there “ain’t no Spring Fever” like a “Canadian Spring Fever”.

The highly contagious “feverous” walk around like they have won the lottery;

big smiles on their faces, greeting everyone they meet like they were long lost pals

and all this while in shorts in 5℃ weather!

LOVE spring! And LOVE art shows!

Tis the month before show-time

And all though the place,

All the artists are “arting”,

At a furious pace.

The posters are hung,

In vendors’ windows with care,

For the artists need buyers,

For their art to share…

I know, it’s the wrong season. But really, I’m just as excited!

This year’s show participants are:

Thérèse Boisclair (painter) Jane Cass (photography) Chris Drake (painter)

Anne Forsythe (painter) John Chamney (woodturner) Molly Forsythe (ceramics)

Jan Gilbert (painter) Strachan Johnson (painter) Carolyne Buchanan (painter)

Mary-Jane Lancaster (painter) Jim Moran (painter) Kathryn Makinson (blown glass)

Gwen Pappas (jewelry) Pat Purdy (painter) Steve Hewer (woodburning)

Françoise Steadman (painter) Ron Veh (painter) Donna Wiegand (painter)

Cheryl Snair (photograhy) Barbara Jordan (painter, photographer)

As you may have noticed, I’ll be there too! So please, please, please come by and visit.

We can talk about the newsletter, about how much you love art, about the AMAZING art

in the room… Just come on by!

Besides OUR art show, there is a plethora (such a great word!) of things to do in April-May!


The Art For Aid Project at the Premiere Gala Screening of Indian Horse (by invitation)

Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, QC

The Art For Aid Project was invited to display their art and help raise awareness

for the needs of remote Indigenous communities in Canada at the private screening for Indian Horse at the Canadian Museum of History.
We are deeply honoured to have been invited to this remarkable event and will work to bring a greater level of awareness around the diverse needs of remote community schools while displaying the artwork

of Metis artist” -Colleen Gray, Founder of The Art For Aid Project

APRIL 7 & 8

16TH Pakenham Maple Run

Pakenham and surrounding area

10 – 5 pm

The 16th Maple Run Tour is a “sweet” reason to Wander up to Pakenham. Experience inspiring art, craft, food and heritage locations. Indulge your taste buds in locally produced fudge, solar roasted coffee and craft beer. Tour website gives a detailed description of all 29 participants, 9 tour venues, food stops, demonstrations, special events and a map with locations taking you through Pakenham and surrounding area. www.mapleruntour.com. 👀 Keep your eyes open for ACP Members:

Natasha Peterson (Author), Anita Schlarb (Photography), and Liz Allison (Stoneware).


Peter Brown Jazz Trio

Slackoni’s Parkside Bistro, 82 Peter Street, Perth

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Standards and jazz classics with Peter Brown (piano), Peter Newsom (bass)

and Glenn Robb (drums). No cover charge.

Call Slackoni’s to reserve: 613-326-0380


The Peter Principle

Waterfront Gastropub, Carleton Place

9 pm – 1 am

Peter Brown (piano) and Peter Newsom (voice) play and sing rock and folk classics, blues and originals. No cover. Contact the Gastropub at 613-257-5755


Inspirations Art Show and Sale

Manotick Curling Centre, 5519 South River Drive, Manotick

Vernissage April 13 – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Show April 14 & 15 – 10:30 am – 4:30 am

Entry to the show is free. Friday night vernissage is $10.00. Tickets are available at Office Pro and at Lindsay & McCaffrey in Manotick, or online at www.manotickart.ca.


Long Sault Trio – EP Release Party

Lanark Legion, Lanark, ON

7 PM

Victor Maltby will be playing with Long Sault Trio at their first ever CD release party!

$10 or donation at the door.

Bring your instruments for an acoustic jam if you are so inclined!


Peter Brown Jazz Trio at Slackoni’s Parkside Bistro

82 Peter Street, Perth, Ontario

6 – 9 pm

Peter Brown (piano), Peter Newsom (bass) and Glenn Robb (drums) play and sing

standards and jazz classics. No cover.

Reserve at 613-326-0380.


Natasha Peterson at Parent and Child Expo

Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean

10 am – 5 pm

Award winning children’s book author Natasha Peterson will be at Ottawa’s largest and most popular parenting and kids expo.

Tickets range from $6 to $30.


Local colours! – Fine Art Group – Art Exhibit

McMartin House, 125 Gore St E, Perth

8 am – 4 pm

Featured artists are: Thérèse Boisclair, Nora Brown, Barbara Jordan, Aileen Merriam, Peggy Orders, Pat Purdy, Cathy Rivoire, Linda Svarckopf, Judith Versavel.

Maple inspired refreshments will be served.


Long Sault Trio

Fiddleheads at 53 Herriott St., Perth

8 – 11 PM

Victor Maltby will be playing with Long Sault Trio at the lovely

Fiddleheads Bar and Grill.

Come out for a fun-filled evening of good Lanark music, beer and food!


Natasha Peterson at Festival of Maples

Perth, On

10 am – 4 pm

A sweet celebration in scenic downtown Perth.

MAY 5 & MAY 6

Annual Arts Carleton Place Fine Art Show

Carleton Place Canoe Club, Carleton Place

10 am – 4:30 pm

Come out Saturday and Sunday to have a peek at the amazing artwork our Ottawa Valley has to offer. Find that piece you were looking for!Admission and parking are Free.

MAY 5 & MAY 6

Cheerfully Made Spring Market!

Almonte Agricultural Hall, Almonte

10 am – 4 pm

50+ different hand makers each day! The place is flipped overnight.

Admission $2, Kids + parking free.

May 11 through May 19

GUYS and DOLLS” presented by the Mississippi Mudds

Carleton Place Town Hall

Evening shows 7:30 pm / Matinees 2 pm

A classic 1950’s Broadway Musical depicting 1930’s New York.

There are seedy characters, there are righteous characters, and there are bets being made on and off the tables.

Come enjoy the songs, the dancing and the love story…yes there’s a love story!

Tickets range from $10.00 to $20.00. For more information check out: http://www.mississippimudds.ca/index.php/upcoming-shows/upcoming-shows

MAY 12

JazzNhouse – The Denis Chang Quartet

Pakenham – More information on the location to come

8 pm

The superb Montreal guitarist, Denis Chang – along with his Quartet – are performing

one of the most exciting and vibrant forms of jazz, known as gypsy-jazz.

The warmth and intimacy of the music will be captured perfectly within this Pakenham venue.

Reserve soon to avoid disappointment!

For more information on the duo, please visit our website.

Tickets are $25 and are only available online at http://jazzn.ca/program.html#20180512

June 16

The Art of Resiliency – Open Doors fundraiser – Art Sale

Smiths Fall, On

More information to follow

Coming this summer

Art Shack, baby Art Shack 🎶

Have you heard of this new exciting project?

This summer, starting June 16th, there will be an Art Shack in Carleton Place.

A place where you can do art outside… for free… with your friends… for free… Amazing!

(Yeah, said the free part twice – lol)

I’ve been signing Art Shack to the tune of Love Shack by the B52s ever since I heard about this.

Stay tuned for more information in the next newsletter.

Artists if you are interested in sharing your time and your art, be it music, storytelling, painting etc., please contact Moriah Caswell at 613-257-2702 or Kate Murray at 613-257-8049.


Hello? Hello? Are you there?

Oh, there you are! I knew you were there!

Want to get involved? We need some help. Yes, I know, we’re always asking for help. We probably always will. Please contact Suzanne Deschênes at: smdeschenes1951@gmail.com  to volunteer.

-Our Facebook page


Check out some of the featured artists at the upcoming show.

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This is one of our most important events of the year! Let’s get it out there!

-Our NEW Instagram page!

Artscarletonplace on Instagram.

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-Carleton Place Social Scene


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So, well, that’s about it for this month. Keep your head up and eyes posted for our signs. They should start to magically appear around April 30th. Remember to point them out to your friends, while keeping your eyes on the road!

See you at the show!

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