June Arts Carleton Place Newsletter

June 2018

Photo by: Luv2shoot

Funny picture for an artsy newsletter you may be saying to yourself – especially odd for those who know me as I don’t fish… or do I?

Come to think of it, I’m always fishing and maybe you are too? Fishing for great ideas, Fishing for the perfect piece of art work, fishing for something to do…

Look no further, here’s the catch of the month:

June 2

ACP – at the Carleton Place Farmers Market

Carleton Place Market Square, 7 Beckwith Street, CP 8:30am – 12:30pm

Come to the market and support your local farmers and artisans. The first Saturday of each month is “Artisan Day.”

Interested in joining Arts Carleton Place? Come see us there! Note to artists: Currently seeking member-participants

June 16

JazzNhouse – The Jon Ballantyne Quartet

MacMartin House – Almonte – More information on the location to come Doors open at 7pm for 8pm start

This is the 2017-18 not to be missed season finale concert. Jon Ballantyne

is one of those Canadian jazz musicians like the great Oscar Peterson who infuse passion and persuasion into every moment of every performance. He has won two JUNO awards and had had several JUNO nominations.

Jon plays the superb Steinway concert grand piano and brings the preeminent, Montreal alto-saxophonist Rémi Bolduc, Toronto bassist Jim Vivian and Oregon native

Alan Jones on drums. JazzNhouse is privileged indeed to have the Jon Ballantyne Quartet end our successful, JUNO-laden performance season!

Tickets $35 online only, at http://jazzn.ca/program.html#20180616. A cash bar will be available.

June 16

LIPS – 2018 Season Finals

MacMartin House, 125 Gore Street E., Perth Doors open at 7pm for 7:30pm start

The only rural nationally competing slam community in Canada is having their Season Finals and you’re invited! There is something for everyone’s taste and it is always

an entertaining evening. Cover charge is $10. Doors open at 7pm.

June 16

The Art Shack is at Lambs Down Park Festival

Lambs Down Park, 142 Franktown Rd, Carleton Place 9am – 2pm

The Art Shack is at Lambs Down! One side of the Shack will be decorated as an activity for the kids! Come Celebrate 100 years of the Canadian Co-operative Wools Growers. Enjoy goat yoga, pancake breakfast, maker market, Stalwart beer garden, food vendors, amazing music, sheep shearing and sheepdog demonstrations.

Note to Artists: Currently seeking crafty vendors and Art Shack decoration co-ordinator

June 16

The Art of Resiliency – Open Doors fundraiser – Art Sale

Smiths Fall, On

The Healthy Living Festival, Smiths Falls

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth present their 1st annual art show and sale. This exhibition/fundraiser features a wide range of original, unique and affordable works of art. Funds raised from this sale help fund the ODLCY youth bursary program. Note to artists: Currently seeking participants

June 23 – 24

NGAG – Art Show and Sale

Pte. Blake Williamson Memorial Hall at Riverside Park, Kemptville Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm

A vibrant display by 25+ local artists including members of NGAG along with students of ST. Michael’s Catholic H.S. and North Grenville District H.S.

Barbeque/refreshment stand (Kemptville Rotary Club) – Door prizes – free admission. Note to artists: Currently seeking participants – deadline June 1

KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN FOR:

Outdoor Pianos in Carleton Place

Summer’s here and the time is right for a piano on Main Street.. They’ll be singing, swaying, piano playing and dancin’ in the streets… The whispers are true, this summer the BIA will be launching TWO outdoor pianos located in and around the BIA. If you wish to learn more, want to sponsor or be involved, contact the C.P. BIA office.

August 4

Summerfest

Bridge Street, Carleton Place

August 11

Art in the Park

Strathcona Park, Elgin Street, Ottawa

August 18

Art Journey Show

Senior’s Activity Center, Smiths Falls

Note to artists: Seeking Participants – Deadline June 6 – for more information contact

artjourneysmithsfalls@gmail.com

ART SHACK

The Art Shack has been delivered to its home, the Carleton Place Public Library. You will find it there with the exception of special event days such as; Lambs Down Park Festival, July

1st Canada Activities at Riverside Park, Bridge St. Summer Fest etc.

Organisers are presently seeking all sorts of Volunteers such as: teachers, artists in residence, art therapists… Volunteer artists and creative people are also needed to be prime and decorate the shack. Interested? Contact: k.murray@downtowncarletonplace.com

ARTS CARLETON PLACE

Since its inception, ACP has depended on volunteers to promote the arts in our community and beyond. ACP is a growing organisation where you will earn invaluable experience, learn, and also contribute to building and impacting the community.

Through ACS you can expand your leadership skills by taking initiative in advancing new art projects. You will meet new people and have a whole lot of fun.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact artscp@bell.net

Note to artists: If you are interested in exhibiting at CP insurance, please contact Lee Thirwall at: leethirl@gmail.com

Suffering from creative block?

https://www.themuse.com/advice/7-tips-for-conquering-a-creative-block

Looking for something to do with the kids for the summer? https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/collection/craft-activities

This one is left over from last month. Honestly, if you haven’t read it… check it out! This article will blow your mind if you haven’t yet heard about the Vogels. http://mentalfloss.com/article/48844/how-working-class-couple-amassed-priceless-art- collection

Well, that’s all I’ve got. Get out there and make the most of this beautiful month! Maybe even do like me and hang up the sign…

Remember to pass this newsletter on to a friend who may be interested Carolyne

Arts Carleton Place www.artscarletonplace.com https://www.facebook.com/artscp/

If you wish to stop receiving this newsletter, please contact me.

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May Newsletter

May 2018

There are so many wonderful sayings and quotes on the month of May and maybe the most

well-known one is: “April showers bring May flowers.” Often in this part of the world, those showers are actually ice storms or snow squalls. However, I for one must admit that that bad weather is soon forgotten once those first crocuses explode out of the ground. Those beautiful bright yellow, purple and white light bulb flowers are a symbol of cheerfulness as they restore the landscape

and our hearts with color after a long winter

Speaking of colour, I hope you are ready to let it dazzle your senses in these next few months. There are so many fantastic things to do including OUR art show. I couldn’t help myself,

I just had to mention it in the intro. So excited! Also, please check out a rescheduled event that takes place tomorrow – it’s at the top of the list.

APRIL 27 (RESHEDULED FROM APRIL 14)

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!

APRIL 28

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!

APRIL 29

Natasha Peterson at Festival of Maples

Perth, On

10 am – 4 pm

Award winning children’s author Natasha Peterson will be at this sweet celebration

in scenic downtown Perth.

MAY 4 & May 5

Kanata Art Club Spring Show and Sale

Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 70 Hines Road, Kanata

5pm – 9 pm on May 4.

10 am – 4:30 on May 5

Featuring original works of art from members of the Kanata Art Club and from within the Ottawa Valley area. The works represent many genres, styles and subjects

and include watercolour, oil, acrylic, mixed media, coloured pencil, graphite and more.

MAY 5 & MAY 6

4th Annual Arts Carleton Place Fine Art Show

Carleton Place Canoe Club, 179 John Street, Carleton Place

10 am – 4:30 pm

Are looking for a special gift for an event this summer, or maybe some special piece to help you welcome in spring? You’re likely to find it here!

We are showcasing the works of 20 local artists who come from every corner

of the region: Almonte, Kanata, McDonald’s Corners, Perth, Portland and of course Carleton Place. The show will feature original works in oils, watercolour, acrylics, fused glass, photography, wood and jewellery.

Admission is free and there’s plenty of free parking.

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artscp/ to learn more.

 

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

MAY 26

Natasha Peterson Book Signing

Coles in the Carlingwood Shopping Mall, Ottawa, On

11 am – 2 pm

Meet award winning children’s author Natasha Peterson and have your book(s) signed.

June 16th

JazzNhouse – The Jon Ballantyne Quartet

Almonte – More information on the location to come

Doors open at 7pm for 8 pm start

This is the 2017-18 not to be missed season finale concert. Jon Ballantyne

is one of those Canadian jazz musicians – like the great Oscar Peterson – who infuse passion and persuasion into every moment of every performance.

He has won two JUNO awards and had had several JUNO nominations. Jon plays the superb Steinway concert grand piano and brings the preeminent, Montreal

alto-saxophonist Rémi Bolduc, Toronto bassist Jim Vivian and Oregon native

Alan Jones on drums. JazzNhouse is privileged indeed to have the Jon Ballantyne Quartet end our successful, JUNO-laden performance season!

Tickets $35 online only, at http://jazzn.ca/program.html#20180616. A cash bar will be available.

June 16

The Art of Resiliency – Open Doors fundraiser – Art Sale

Smiths Fall, On

The Healthy Living Festival, Smiths Falls

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth present their 1st annual art show and sale. This exhibition/fundraiser features a wide range of original, unique and affordable works of art. The funds raised from this sale will help fund the ODLCY youth bursary program.

Coming this summer

Art Shack

Carleton Place

More information coming next newsletter.

The Art Shack is scheduled to open on June 16th, 2018.

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.

 

(Sing this with me, it’s like a karaoke call to volunteer)

867-5309… 867-5309…

Tell me, tell me, who can we turn to?

We need people we can hold on to.

If you think that you can help us at all

Let us try you, come on baby give us a call!

Volunteer, call our number
We need you all the time
So maybe that ain’t our number
867-5309, 867-5309, 867-5309, 867-5309

Wasn’t that a great song by Tommy Tutone? Do it for him, do it for Tommy!

Send us an email and let me know you wanna be part of our band!

Contact: Suzannedeschenes1951@gmail.com.

Biker bar meets the Louvre: Tiny B.C. Kootenays pub houses major original art collection. This is an I’m so glad to be Canadian story. Check it out at:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ymir-pub-art-collection-paintings-originals-1.4429679

This article will blow your mind if you haven’t yet heard about the Vogels.

Honestly, I want to be them. Check it out!

http://mentalfloss.com/article/48844/how-working-class-couple-amassed-priceless-art-collection

To quote the words of Carol Burnett, I’m so glad we’ve had this time together.

Hope to see you at the show! Remember to pass this newsletter on to a friend who may be interested.

Carolyne

Arts Carleton Place

www.artscarletonplace.com

https://www.facebook.com/artscp/

If you wish to stop receiving this newsletter please contact me at carolyne.buchanan.art@gmail.com

April Newsletter

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!

MARCH 27

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).

APRIL 8

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

APRIL 13

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

APRIL 13 – APRIL 15

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.

APRIL 14

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!

APRIL 19

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.

APRIL 22

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.

APRIL 28

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.

APRIL 28

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!

APRIL 29

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.

CALL TO VOLUNTEERS:

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

https://www.facebook.com/artscp/

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

Help us promote our organisation/show.

Like, like, like, share, share, share and remember to leave a comment!

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

-Our NEW Instagram page!

Artscarletonplace on Instagram.

Like, like, like and share, share, share and remember to leave a comment!

-Carleton Place Social Scene

https://www.facebook.com/CarletonPlaceSocialScene/

Like, like, like, share, share, share!

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!

If you wish to stop receiving this newsletter please contact me at carolyne.buchanan.art@gmail.com

March Newsletter

February 2018

March and all it’s wonders is finally here!

I wonder if it will be sunny, I wonder if it will be warm, I wonder why I didn’t book myself a trip down south???

For those of us who stayed put and wonder what there is to do in our area,

MARCH 1 & 2 – 7:00 PM

MARCH 3 & 4 – 2:00 PM matinée

Mississippi Mudds Jr. presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”

Carleton Place Town Hall

Don’t miss the second weekend of the “The Little Mermaid Jr.” being put on by

the Mississippi Mudds Junior. This show is sure to delight audiences of all ages!

Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 170 Bridge Street

and at the door.

For more information please check out: http://www.mississippimudds.ca/index.php/upcoming-shows/upcoming-shows

On NOW till MARCH 16

Jan Gilbert’s acrylic paintings on display.

Ottawa Valley Family Health Team Clinic, 95 Spring St., Almonte

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – noon; 1 – 4pm

New Florals and Landscapes from Jan’s studio

MARCH 10

Vernissage – Through Our Eyes

MERA Schoolhouse, 974 Concession Road, 9A Dalhousie,

McDonalds Corners, ON. K0G 1M0

1 – 4 pm

Highland artists Greta Mcdonald, Deb Shea and Molly Forsythe join together to reflect

the world as they see it.

This exhibit is running at the Dean Hall in MERA during the month of March.

Greta Mcdonald is known for her paintings which depict birds and animals

in colourful surroundings injected with elements of fantasy and bright patterns.

Deb Shea paints from a place of serenity in landscapes from around Lanark Highlands

and other environments while reflecting her emotional connection to the piece executed.

Molly Forsythe carves her Highlands’ musicians and birds into clay, creating ceramic relief wall pieces.

MARCH 16

Lanark LiPS – Competitive Slam

Coutts Roastery and Café, 57 Gore Street, Perth

7 – 9 pm

Entry fee is $5.00 and performers are free.

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.

APRIL 7

JazzNhouse – Marc van Vugt and Ineke Vandoorn

Almonte – More information on the location to come

8 pm

Dutch Grammy winners, jazz singer/pianist Ineke Vandoorn and guitarist Marc van Vugt, return to Canada this spring for their 2018 Canadian Tour and Masterclass. This exciting

duo from the Netherlands has put Almonte on their itinerary –

their only Ottawa area performance!

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

Tickets are $25 and are only available online at http://jazzn.ca/program.html#20180407.

As always, please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Note: You can reserve seating for this concert alone, OR for the next four concerts

(Four Forward Concert Option).

MAY 5 – MAY 6

Annual Arts Carleton Place Fine Art Show

Carleton Place Canoe Club, Carleton Place

Details to follow soon.

MAY 5 – MAY 6

Cheerfully Made Spring Market!

Almonte Agricultural Hall, Almonte

Details to follow soon.

MAY 11 – MAY 19

GUYS and DOLLS” presented by the Mississippi Mudds

Carleton Place Town Hall

Details to follow soon.

Need some more great ideas for March? Don’t forget to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a pint of green beer or, of course, my favourite beer any day of the year, Guinness! Did you know that there is a “proper way” to pour this yummy draught? Check it out at www.guinness.com.

If you ask me, there are never enough birthdays to celebrate. So, why not celebrate the birthdays

of some famous artists? The March list includes; Vivaldi (March 4), Michelangelo (March 6), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (March 6), Vincent van Gogh (March 30) and Franz Joseph Haydn (March 31)

just to name a few.

Last, but not least, World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21. Why not write a poem?

Here’s one that I remember from high school. I think it was written in my yearbook.

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Most poems rhyme,

But this one doesn’t.

Author: Unknown

CALL TO VOLUNTEERS:

Hey, what do you know? Here’s another poem:

We need you and your friends too!

To become a volunteer, simply listen to our cheer:

John, Doris Steve and Grace, to Suzanne a call you place,

So write that email, be real keen, become a member of our team.

Goooooo Volunteer!” (So, I’m a painter, not a poet but humph, not bad!)

Contact Suzanne Deschênes at smdeschenes1951@gmail.com 

Great reminders or a lesson on how to make amazing color by Nicolas Wilton:

www.nicholaswilton.com (scroll down – also check out some of his other blogs)

6 Historical poses you should know:

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-6-art-historical-poses?utm_medium=email&utm_source=11772093-newsletter-editorial-daily-01-02-18&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=st-

And, well here’s something just for fun:

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-11-of-the-world-s-most-unusual-artist-residencies?utm_medium=email&utm_source=11772093-newsletter-editorial-daily-01-02-18&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=st-

Well, that’s all I have for now. I look forward to receiving any contributions, questions or comments regarding our newsletters.

Or, should you no longer wish to receive this e-newsletter (I can’t figure out why you wouldn’t as there is such talent to discover/support in our area), please contact me at: carolyne.buchanan.art@gmail.com

And, if you have a minute and want to help us out, let me know why.

Have a Mad March (in a good way) Everyone!

Carolyne

*Photo in header taken by George Satzinger – Pixabay

Call To Artists

Call for Artists

The Annual Arts Carleton Place Spring Fine Art Show & Sale is on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018, 10am – 4:30pm at the Carleton Place Canoe Club, 179 John Street, Carleton Place. There are 35 spaces available to be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Entry fee is $65 to $125 – 2 types of grid sizes available with 4 feet deep kiosks available for larger pieces. Authors tables are also available.

Registration deadline is March 15 and is considered complete when payment is received in full.


A $20 Arts Carleton Place membership is required to participate.


Art sales payments will be taken at a central cash, with a small commission to Arts Carleton Place (5% on cash sales and 7.7% on credit sales) in support of the local bursary program. Sales reconciliation and electronic money transfers to artists will be completed 10 days after the show ends.

Signage will go up 3 weeks in advance of the show; 375 visitors per day are targeted.

If you have any questions please contact Suzanne at smdeschenes1951@gmail.com.

Lunch for artists will be available on a cost-recovery basis from Beckwith Kitchen (with some limitations).

Further details and forms available at www.artscarletonplace.com.

February Newsletter

February 2018

Welcome to February! It’s the shortest month of the year, with so many great things to do! Not to worry, we’re here to help make your February blahs into February Yahs! …just made that up!

JANUARY 18 – MARCH 16

Jan Gilbert’s acrylic paintings on display.

Ottawa Valley Family Health Team Clinic, 95 Spring St., Almonte

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – noon; 1 – 4pm

New Florals and Landscapes from Jan’s studio

Running from JANUARY 30/31 to MARCH 20/21

Open Studio sessions with Adrian Baker, BFA 

Appleton Studio, village of Appleton 

Morning or afternoon classes, Tuesdays or Wednesdays

As a beginner ‘Open ‘Studio’ participant, you have the option of step-by-step instruction

in painting (acrylics or water-based oils) or in drawing techniques.

Coloured pencil lessons are also available.

For the more experienced artist, Open Studio sessions allow you to work on your

own projects in your choice of medium under the guidance of a professional artist.

No problem if you missed the first session, new students can join us, space permitting,

at any time.

For more information contact Adrian: appletonstudio@gmail.com

or visit her website: www.adrianbakerart.com

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Peter Brown Jazz Trio

Slackoni’s Parkside Bistro, 82 Peter Street, Perth, Ontario

6 – 9 pm

Peter’s trio plays standards and jazz classics in this fine Italian bistro.

FEBRUARY 23, MARCH 1 & 2 – 7:00 PM

FEBRUARY 24 & 25, MARCH 3 & 4 – 2:00 PM Matinée

Mississippi Mudds Jr. presents The Little Mermaid

Carleton Place Town Hall

Another wonderful theatre production by our local Youth Theatre!

Tickets $10. All Shows, except for Thursday, March 1 – discounted pricing at $5 each.

Available at the local Chamber of Commerce at 170 Bridge St., Carleton Place

(across from the Town Hall).

For more information, please contact Linda Beiglee at lindabeiglee@hotmail.com

FEBRUARY 1

Release of applications for the Annual Arts Carleton Place Fine Art Show

Artists look for it in your inbox and spread the word!

MAY 5 & MAY 6

Annual Arts Carleton Place Fine Art Show

Carleton Place Canoe Club, Carleton Place

Details to follow soon.

Need some more great ideas to make your February Fantastic? Why not celebrate the birthdays of some famous artists? Ensure the music never dies! On February 3, play some Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. Rock and roll not your bag? Try some Felix Mendelsohn (Feb. 3)

or Kurt Cobain (Feb. 20), or one of my favourites, Johnny Cash (Feb. 26).

Other famous artists born in February include: Charles Dickens (Feb. 7), Wilhelm Grimm (Feb. 24),

Renoir (Feb. 25) and Victor Hugo (Feb. 26). Check them out on the Internet or at the library!

Get out your best china and have tea while reading some Dickens. You get the picture!

CALL TO VOLUNTEERS:

We know you’re out there and we have jobs for you!

Little ones, big ones, fun ones and lets be honest maybe not so fun ones (ha ha!)

Join our team and meet some super fun, creative people!

Contact Suzanne Deschênes at: smdeschenes1951@gmail.com 

Great article to read – What do people want to see in the future?

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-people-2018-images-silence-solitude

Super Website -Tons of great information for artists:

https://www.gyst-ink.com

Well, that’s all I have for now. I look forward to receiving any contributions, questions or comments regarding our newsletters, please do not hesitate to contact me at: carolyne.buchanan.art@gmail.com.

January Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to part 1 of the first newsletter of 2018! It’s a long one with tons of important information so be sure to read to the end.
First, please let me introduce myself: I’m Carolyne Buchanan and I’m Artsy Happenings e-newsletter’s new editor. I am thrilled to be a member of Arts Carleton Place and to help you promote your amazing art! 
So, let’s get started:

ACP INFORMATION: 
(To keep you in the know)
 
First the great news! Arts Carleton Place had a successful 2017. We gave back to the community as a whole, and are in great financial shape.
Now, the good news. Sometimes what appears to be a setback is just an opportunity to adjust and adapt and set the stage for new growth and development. Low attendance at the Annual General Meeting (due to the snow) meant that the key positions of Secretary, Vice-President and Media Relations Coordinator remain vacant. 
Here’s the adjust and adapt part: Going forward, a small committee of people will share the responsibilities of the vacant Board positions and work together to produce our annual shows and assure a strong presence in our community. 
Recruiting people with different skill sets and abilities to sit on our board will remain a top priority. Dedicated ACP members will continue to work hard to find dedicated individuals to fill these positions by next year. We are planning a special members-only BBQ meeting on June 10th to encourage more members to come forward. I know, in the mid-January cold, June sounds far away but doesn’t a BBQ sound good? Don’t forget to mark your calendar!
 
Currently, the positions on the Board are as follows:
President (interim) – Mark Piper
Vice President – Vacant
Past President – Ina Jackson
Secretary-Vacant
Social Media – Ashley Stufko
Education/Workshops – Robert Marleau
Art-in-Public-Places – Lee Thirlwall
Bursary Program – Lee Thirlwall and Strachan Johnson
Media Relations – Vacant
Spring Show Co-ordinator – To be handled by committee
Fall Show Co-ordinator – Suzanne Deschênes
Ad Hoc Members:
Newsletter – Carolyne Buchanan
Memberships – Anne Forsythe

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CALL TO MEMBERS:
Now, the call to members who have shows, vernissages, classes to offer, performances or any other noteworthy event(s) in February, March or April that they would like to share with our members and patrons. 
Submissions for the month of February, and up to March 7th will be publicized in full:

       in the upcoming e-newsletter (mailed out January 28th);

       in the Calendar of Events on the Arts Carleton Place Website and;

       on our Facebook page. 

Please note that items scheduled for later dates (March 8th to April 30th) will be noted under our new section: “Mark Your Calendar.” This column was created to give our wonderful patrons ample lead-time to support your event. These same entries will appear in full in the corresponding e-newsletter months. See the attached “Notice of event example” for more information.
Doing a show in Toronto or Vancouver? 
Let us know! We have many members and patrons with family and friends in other cities so send us the information you would like included in our newsletter.
To submit your event, please fill in the attached form “Notice of event” and submit it to me by January 26th, 2018.  The e-newsletter will go out on January 29th in order to promote events taking place earlier in the month. Remember, there is a “Notice of event example” attached for your information.

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS:
Yes, it’s that time of the year again, Membership renewals are now due. The Board of the Arts Carleton Place Association modified it’s membership year (in 2016) to have all memberships expire on December 31st of each year. 
To renew your membership, you can download the attached revised form or complete one at Surrounding Memories at, 77 Bridge Street, Carleton Place.
Want to help promote art? Do you know someone who would benefit from being a member of our wonderful organisation? Why not pass this e-mail on and help make our world a “more artsy” place? (Yes, I meant to do that – get it, artsy e-newsletter?)
Should you have any questions regarding membership, please contact Suzanne at: smdeschenes1951@gmail.com.

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WE NEED VOLUNTEERS – we really do:
Is volunteering one of your New Year’s resolutions? Get a head start on keeping this one and volunteer today to help out at the Spring 2018 Fine Art Show. 
Volunteers are needed to take care of lawn signage and the posting of flyers and postcards.
No special skills necessary, you just need to commit an hour, or two, or three or whatever you can. We’ll take it! 
Contact Suzanne Deschênes at: smdeschenes1951@gmail.com to become a volunteer super-hero today! 

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COOL THINGS TO CHECK OUT:
Creative Mornings – for a once a month free breakfast and seminar: 
 
Art Web – for marketing ideas:

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Well, that’s all I have for now. I look forward to receiving and posting information about your upcoming events. If you have any contributions, questions or comments regarding the newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Carolyne Buchanan 

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”   -Thomas Merton

December Newsletter

DECEMBER 2017
ARTS CARLETON PLACE

Notice to all Members of the Arts Carleton Place Association (ACPA).

 

A Special Meeting of Members and the Board of Directors will be held at 7:30 pm on December 18th at the Thirsty Moose Pub (20 Bridge St) in Carleton Place. Social to begin at 7:00 pm. The Purpose of the meeting is for members to meet with the Board of Directors of the Arts Carleton Place Association and to get your input as to the future direction of ACPA. This is a critical meeting and I urge all members, if they can, to attend. The Board is currently assessing the feasibility of continuing operations through 2019. Your voice needs to be heard as well as your input.

The Itty Bitty Fall Show built off the success of the Spring Art Show.  The Fall Show attracted over 750 attendees, sales of more than $7900 and the ACP Bursary Program received significant contributions. We have successfully attracted new members this year and the Association is solvent. The Association needs to move forward with additional volunteers and must replace Robert Marleau who has stepped down as a temporary leader. If no members come forward than the Board will have little choice but to consider the dissolution of ACPA in the near future.

Please mark your calendars and R.S.V.P. by e-mail.

Suzanne

Treasurer/Show Coordinator

S.M. Deschênes

1147 Ferguson Rd, RR 3

Ashton, ON

K0A 1B0

Carleton Place 200th Logo Contest

We have launched our Carleton Place 200th Logo Contest in honour of our 200th Celebration as a Community which will be taking place in 2019!

With the immense amount of talent within Arts Carleton Place, it would be fabulous to receive some submission ideas from your members.

the Logo Contest form, and would be happy to answer any questions that might arise after reviewing the document.

Preview attachment 200th Logo Contest.pdf

200th Logo Contest.pdf
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Jessica Smith

Community Programmer

Town of Carleton Place

(613)257-1704

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The Art For Aid Project – Combating Isolation With Art

I have a wonderful article that was run in the Muskrat Magazine about The Art For Aid Project.

http://muskratmagazine.com/art-aid-project/

The Art For Aid Project – Combating Isolation With Art

For more information on The Art For Aid Project’s efforts, to view the art available and to celebrate art in remote communities, visit us at www.artforaid.ca

December  2

Nick Of Time show and sale

10-3 pm at McMartin House 125 Gore St East, Perth.

December 2nd & 5th

The Carleton Place Town Singers present Christmas Encore

Celebrate the holidays and the music you love with The Town Singers of Carleton Place. This year’s winter concert will feature popular favorites such as: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year, Baby It’s Cold Outside, sacred music such as Ave Marie, new arrangements and some toe tapping surprises; all delivered in four-part harmony. There will be small ensembles and guest performers, Diane Elkington MacMillan and Bob MacMillan. This is the Town Singers’ tenth anniversary, so it is only fitting that some of the songs will be as you may have surmised, an encore.

Originating in 2007 with a dozen singers, this four-part choral group now numbers approximately 70 singers. The musical director is the talented Patricia Grainger with the remarkable Peter Brown accompanying.

You don’t want to miss this concert; save the date! There will be 2 performances:

Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm on December 3

Tuesday evening performance at 7:00 pm on December 5.

 Both will be held in the beautiful All Nations Church (formerly St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church) 39 Bridge Street, Carleton Place.

 Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Bonanza Kidz and the Floral Boutique in Carleton Place or at the Mill Street Book Store in Almonte or at the door.

The Carleton Place Town Singers look forward to seeing you.

Happy Holidays.

December 8

Singer Julie Kevan and Peter Brown

perform jazz standards, originals and Christmas classics at Maximilian’s Restaurant in Perth, 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

December 9

Anita Schlarb

I will be selling my photography at the Last Minute Christmas Craft Show put on by the Capital Artisans Guild.

This event takes place Saturday December 9 from 10am to 4pm at the Pineview Golf Club at 1471 Blair Rd.

December 15

LiPS

NO RULES” S.L.a.M./Open Mic

Friday December 15th

Coutt’s Roastery and Café

57 Gore St. East Perth

Doors open @ 6:30 Show Starts @ 7pm

Only $5-Performers FREE

December 21

the Peter Brown Jazz Trio

performs its monthly jazz evening (always on the 3rd Thursday of the month) at Slackoni’s Parkside Bistro in the Best Western in Perth, 6 to 9 pm.

December 25

Victor Maltby

performing with Long Sault Trio at the Community Christmas Dinner in Perth at Codes Mill. The celebration starts at 11 AM on Christmas Day.

January 13

The Mark Ferguson-Keith Walton Quartet

Hello dear jazz friends,

It’s hard to believe, but we are soon to say goodbye to another year… but, hey, lots of fabulous talent is coming to JazzNhousein 2018, so let’s celebrate in style!

Our January 13, 2018 concert kicks off the New Year with a  forum of Ottawa’s top music professionals. We asked multi-instrumentalist and in-demand musician, Mark Ferguson – a renowned trombonist and pianist –  to put together a program that reflects our 2017-18  JazzNhouse goal to deliver excellence in instrumentation and form. Mark invited Keith Walton – one of the continent’s top exponents of jazz tuba – to join him.  Joining them is accomplished bassist John Geggie and skillful percussionist Scott Latham on vibraphone. This concert promises to take us on an exceptional musical  journey!

Saturday, January 13, 2018. Doors open 7:15 pm. Concert starts 8:00 pm

Tickets: $25 online only, at http://jazzn.ca/program.html#20180113

 

How to reserve seating: Online only – once you reserve online, an e-mailed receipt will be your confirmation. To reserve and pay with your credit card, click this link: http://jazzn.ca/program.html#20180113.  You can reserve seating for this concert alone, OR for the next four concerts (Four Forward). Note: If you have already acquired a single ticket, the JazzNhouse Season Pass or the Four-Forward Concert Option, there is nothing more to do but put it in your calendar, because your seating for this concert is assured!

 

BYOB and snacks: A popular tradition among JazzNhouse guests is to bring snacks for sharing at the snack table.  Our hosts welcome you to Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB) and we make glasses available.

 

Arriving at the concert: The week of the concert we will send the address details for the house concert to all guests who have reserved. There are no tickets and no admission formalities, just a quick check of the guest list when you arrive. Theatre seating will be set up for your comfort, so select your seat upon arrival to enjoy the show.

 

 Consider giving a JazzNhouse concert as a holiday gift? Our two winter concerts (January 13 and February 24) are now both available for online seat reservations. Our special JazzNkanata concert on December 16th is also open for reservations.  

 

Please reserve as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.