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At NPCCApril 17 - April 23, 2017
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Speaker Series 2017
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Neilson Park Creative Centre welcomes members and community members alike to experience our upcoming Speakers Series events. This spring, NPCC will host free public talks in partnership with its Resident Groups and Artists . We hope you will join us in learning from these talented creators and appreciators of art.

 

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Places Out of Time with Bruce Parsons
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
FREE
RSVP on our Facebook Page  or Call the office at 416-622-5294

In this talk, Parsons will discuss his current exhibition, Imagining Peace: Walking Labyrinths on display at NPCC which includes paintings, sculptures and installations. Parsons invites participants to be a part of the discussion that explores the notion of non-objective painting. Parsons has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions throughout his long practice as a professor, painter, printmaker, muralist and installation artist.   
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ROM’s Cloth Cultures with Sarah Fee 

In partnership with Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Sunday, April 30, 2017

2:00pm – 4:00pm

FREE

The Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild invite you to a speaking engagement in celebration of the Royal Ontario Museum’s upcoming conference in November entitled Cloth Cultures: Future Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham, which will commemorate their 1971 exhibition, Keep Me Warm One Night. The exhibition was the culmination of decades of research and collecting by curatorial powerhouse duo ‘Burnham and Burnham’ and featured over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving. Dr. Fee joined the ROM in 2009, as Associate Curator of Eastern Hemisphere Textiles and Costume. Dr. Fee is responsible for the ROM's renowned collection of ca. 15,000 textile-related pieces that come from Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world.

RSVP on our Facebook Page  or Call the office at 416-622-5294
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COURSES, WORKSHOP & CAMP
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Painting Portraits with Panache with Jacintha Krish

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Tuesdays May 2 – Jun. 6, 2017 6 weeks

1:00pm – 4:00pm

$215 member, $235 non-member (with HST: $242.95, $265.55)

Whether a beginner or intermediate painter, this course will help you to expand on your portrait painting skills. Start with the basic principles of drawing faces and features and then experiment with varied colours and interesting techniques. Explore the adventure of obtaining a likeness. Learn how to be comfortable with painting people progressing from basics to a whole different level of objective abstract painting. Materials list available.
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Painting and Mixed Media Studio with Kal Honey
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Thursdays May 4 – Jun. 1, 2017 5 weeks
1:00pm – 4:00pm
$158 member, $175 non-member (with HST: $178.54, $197.75)
A challenging and supportive environment in which to further your self-directed painting practice. Group discussion and plenty of personal attention will enable you to better understand and develop your artistic vision. Already excited with your current direction? Come develop it – push it further. Stuck? Come get unblocked in a creative, non-threatening environment. Starting out? Come explore the vast array of options and start to find your path, your voice. This course is both safe haven and launching point: personal expression and growth are paramount, and at every turn, you will be encouraged to hear and trust your own inner compass in boldly exploring new directions. Each session begins with a brief look at the work of a particular artist or movement as inspiration, and if desired, individual challenges can be set in consultation one-on-one with the instructor.
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Life Drawing & Painting Studio

Fridays Apr. 21 – Jun. 23, 2017 9 weeks (no class Jun. 9) 

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9:30am -12:30pm (short poses)
$165 member, $200 non-member (with HST: $186.45, $226)

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1:00pm - 4:00pm (long poses)

$165 member, $200 non-member (with HST: $186.45, $226)

Drop-In: $20 member, $25 non-member (with HST: $22.60, $28.25)

No instructor. For independent and/or experienced artists. Expand your repertoire and explore the joys of designing with the figure. Drawing and water-based media (no oils).

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IN OUR GALLERIES  
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Main Gallery

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Imagining Peace: Walking Labyrinths

Exhibition Duration: April 10th – April 30th, 2017

Exhibition Reception: Saturday, April 22nd, from 12 pm – 4 pm 

Imagining Peace: Walking Labyrinths is a solo exhibition featuring work by Bruce Parsons. This exhibition which came together starting in 2012 focuses on the use of wide range of materials, mural paintings, objects, watercolour on paper, video and installation.  In the last five years, he has worked around the idea of accelerated time related to communication, and the way human perceives the world in our everyday life. He has used the image of the labyrinth in the context of facing the chaos in the world at the present time.  

Hallway Gallery

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The Sound of Life

Exhibition Duration: April 10th – April 30, 2017

Exhibition Reception: Tuesday, April 11th 6 pm – 9 pm

The Sound of Life features oil paintings by Oleg Churylov that is an artistic expression about individual events, episodes, scenes of life, our spiritual experiences, dreams, nature around us.

The inspirations for Churylov’s pieces started as a child in the distant city of Baku. He has been seeking these experiences through different facets of his life as an engineer, businessman, an author and finally as an artist. 

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NPCC Resident Groups 
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EQG

 

The Etobicoke Quilters Guild

Beginners Quilting Course

Wednesdays 7-9PM  April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2017
Cost -- $150 non-EQG members $125 EQG members + $10 fee for patterns and handouts.
This price includes the use of EQG tools and batting. 

There are additional costs for a fabric kit and use of guild sewing machine or you can bring your own.  Check out the website for more details www.etobicokequiltersguild.com select the “Learn with Us” tab or contact Chris Brody, Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild, Education Convenor for information and/or registration This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Discover the creativity and play in quilting.

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The Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto

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"You didn't choose calligraphy; calligraphy chose you."   With these and other words of wisdom, world-renowned calligrapher Paul Antonio treated us to an afternoon of fun, learning and love for the lettering arts on April 8th.  It was a real banquet of food for thought. The Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto is grateful for this opportunity which brought so many friends together, both old and new, as well as to the many thousands who watched the demonstration live online.  We are especially grateful to Paul Antonio for his generosity and hope we see him again when he returns to Toronto.  

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