CALL TO ARTISTS 2016


Creemore artists 2015Artists on Location 2016

Part of Clearview Township’s Small Halls Festival

Artists on Location 2016 is now accepting registrations for the fifth annual event on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. Each year, artists and artisans are embedded in the community of Creemore, providing visitors with a lively mix of art and commerce.

Artists on Location provides an opportunity for artists of all skill levels to display and sell their work at local businesses, studios, galleries, restaurants, homes and green spaces in the vicinity of Creemore’s main street, Mill Street.

The event is anchored by a group exhibit in Creemore’s “small hall”, the Station on the Green, showing one piece from each participating artist and featuring a large map (and volunteers) to help visitors find artists around town.

The deadline for registration is Friday, August 19, 2016.

How to apply … it’s simple!

Email Jim Harkness (jim.harkness@sympatico.ca – don’t forget the dot after “jim”!):

1. Your name
2. Your personal information (email, website, phone number and address)
3. Briefly describe the original art you create, and will represent in person at the event.
4. Attach an image of your art. This image may be used by the organizers to market the event.
5. Let us know if you have a preferred location for showing. We can’t guarantee you will be placed there, unless you have made arrangements with the location owner.

Before final acceptance, you will be asked to pay a registration fee of $50, payable by PayPal, cash or cheque. Cheques can be made out to Purple Hill Arts & Heritage Society and mailed to 10 Caroline Street E, Creemore, ON L0M 1G0. You will then hear from the organizers with next steps as the event approaches.




Note: If you do not have email, please apply in writing to Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society, Attn: Jim Harkness, 10 Caroline Street E, Creemore, ON L0M 1G0.

Questions?

Jim Harkness
705 428-0957
jim.harkness@sympatico.ca

This event is part of an annual arts weekend organized by the Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society, a volunteer organization committed since 1977 to cultivating and celebrating Creemore’s cultural scene.

Clearview Small Halls Festival

Save the Date! Creemore’s annual arts weekend (Oct 1 & 2, 2016)

Paper art by Liz Eakins
Art by Liz Eakins

First weekend in October

Part of Clearview’s Small Halls Festival

Save the date for the fifth annual arts weekend in Creemore.

Clearview Small Halls Festival

Artists on Location 2016

This is an annual event where artists and artisans are embedded in local businesses, studios, galleries, restaurants, homes and green spaces in the vicinity of Creemore’s Mill Street.

The event is anchored by a group exhibit in Creemore’s “small hall”, the Station on the Green, showing one piece from each participating artist and featuring a large map (and volunteers) to help you find artists around town, all within walking distance.

We are also planning exciting installations by Paul Eprile, in the Creemore Log Cabin, and Liz Eakins, at the Station on the Green – continuing our tradition of bringing together arts and heritage in meaningful ways.

 

DONORS & MEMBERS

Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society

Have you renewed your membership? Would you like to donate? 

You can use the form here to join, renew your membership or donate, using your credit card or PayPal account. Your contributions go directly to our programs and community grants.

We’re counting on your support! And thank you!

Creemore’s Heritage Walk

Creemore's Heritage Walk
Photo: Purple Hills

Sharing Heritage

The Creemore Heritage Plaques mark historically significant sites around the village and form the basis for the town’s heritage walk.

Walk around the village and you will find markers documenting the history and human stories of the area in words and pictures. By the time you’ve finished, you will know about the Petun Indians, Champlain’s visit in the early 1600s, the coming and the going of the trains, the history of the buildings and the names of people who have shaped today’s Creemore.

This project is an ongoing partnership with the Creemore Springs Brewery.

www.creemoresprings.com


 

Creemore's Heritage Plaques: A walking tour

Champlain

 

What's in a Name

 

Life Before Creemore

 

Our Oldest Business

 

Creemore's Silent Partner

 

Saved Our Souls

 

Village on the Map

 

Cemetary

 

An Incredible Journey

 

Industrial Park

 

First and Last Train

 


Log Cabin

 

 

 

Arts and Heritage Community Grants

Zentangle 1
Imaginarium

We offer funding by application to community groups and individuals in Creemore and the surrounding area for projects in harmony with our mandate.

Watch for the annual call for applicants … the deadline is the end of January.

 

 

NCPS Band
Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of our past and current recipients:

  • Avening Community Centre
  • Creemore & Nottawasaga Public School
  • Creemore Children’s Festival
  • Creemore Legion
  • Creemore Santa Claus Parade
  • Imaginarium Art Camp
  • Mill Street Art Studio
  • Mad & Noisy Gallery
  • Sara Sniderhan
  • St. Luke’s Gift of Music
  • Station on the Green
  • Stayner Collegiate Institute

Artists in the School

The Artists in the School program is a series of visual art classes for young people in grades four to eight at Nottawasage & Creemore Public School.

Gail Caswell
Gail Caswell

Each spring, Gail Caswell (Board member) and Jordan Eveland bring a hands-on creative experience to roughly 120 students at the Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School. This year, the series focuses on acrylic painting on canvas.

Past series have focused on printmaking, pottery, acrylic painting, collage/mixed media and principles of design study.

The Artists in School Program was initiated by the former Creemore Artists’ Centre (the Mad & Noisy Gallery, a not-for-profit co-operative group of artists) in 2009. Since then, the art classes have received overwhelming support from students, parents and school staff.

NCPS student art
Art inspired by Morrisseau Photo: Purple Hills

Like other such programs, the Artists in School is a collaborative model for art education. This program would not be possible without our positive relationship with the school principal, Alison Golding, and other committed staff.

These experiences light a creative fire in the students while meeting curriculum expectations for Ontario Arts. We believe arts education is a critical element in helping young people discover their gifts and passions. We have also provided past support to the school’s Band Instruments program.


From The Creemore Echo:

Different ways of seeing through art

by Trina Berlo

The large canvases laid out on the desks in Mr. Weir’s classroom leave very little room to manoeuvre but students manage to zip back and forth to the paint table. They return to their workstations with fresh globs of bright acrylics to mix and layer.

The Grade 7-8 Nottawasaga and Creemore Public School students are finishing up their paintings inspired by the work of the late Norval Morrisseau, an aboriginal Canadian artist who rose to fame in the 1960s. Read more …

The Lobster Dinner

The Lobster Dinner 2015 / Photo: Bryan Davies
The Lobster Dinner 2015 / Photo: Bryan Davies

May 14, 2016

Station on the Green. For members and guests.

Reception at 6:30 pm.

Tickets $50 • Cash bar

Always a sellout! Place your ticket order below. A delicious evening of food and conversation! Enjoy lobster, baked potato, coleslaw and dessert.

This is an important fundraiser for our ongoing programs. A Creemore tradition, this springtime gathering is a key fundraiser for the Creemore Festival of the Arts, our Artists in the School program, heritage installations, and our arts and heritage community grants.


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