All events are subject to change without notice. 

 
January  |  February  |  March  |  April
May  |  June  |  July  |  August  |  September
October November  |  December


Year-Round Workshops

 


Year-Round Workshops
Hands are wonderful tools and at Muskoka Arts & Crafts, we want to help you learn to create with them. Throughout the year, we host a variety of workshops that inspire and encourage people to explore their own creativity. The workshops are fun, informative and educational and are offered in a variety of subject for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. For a list of our current workshops, please click on this link, Workshops. Check back frequently as new workshops are always being added. 

If you would like to teach a workshop at the Chapel Gallery, please download the Workshop Application Information.


December 16, 2018 - January 2, 2019

 


The office for Muskoka Arts & Crafts and the Chapel Gallery are closed until January 2, 2019.

 


January 17, 2019

 


MAC Thursday Talks - 10:30am-12:30pmEvery third Thursday, our members talk about their work and inspirations. It’s a great way to meet some of our talented members, learn about what makes them artistically tick and discover how they make their work. For each informal talk, two of our members will discuss their art. 

The first speaker is Andy Zeltkalns, who will be talking about his many adventures in Muskoka and beyond. An avid photographer for more than 40 years, Andy will take you on a photographic armchair journey to some of the beautiful places he has photographed. For the past ten years, he has taken a number of cycling trips through France, Spain, Ireland and Scotland. Locally, Andy has hiked, paddled and camped in provincial parks and wilderness areas.

After a short break, the second speaker, Mina Hamidi, will talk about her journey that began in Tehran, Iran and brought her to Canada and how it has influenced her style of painting. Through her art studies in Iran and experimenting with different styles, Mina’s paintings vary from realistic to abstract expressionism with rich colours and emotional effects. Much of her work examines the theme of womanhood and one’s relationship with nature.

Admission for members is by donation. For non-members, there is a $5 charge. Registration is required as seating is limited. If you would like to attend these informative talks, please contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com. Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street in Bracebridge.

 



Continues until February 13

 


MAC at the Bracebridge Town Hall
An exhibition by our members.

1000 Taylor Court, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 0A1

 


February 16 - March 16

 


Through Her Eyes, In Her Hands
Organized by the YWCA Muskoka, this exhibition celebrates women in the arts and encourages collaboration and the joining of women's voices and artistic endeavors.

Public Reception: Saturday, February 16, 1pm-4pm.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  


February 21

 


MAC Thursday Talks - 10:30am-12:30pmEvery third Thursday, our members talk about their work and inspirations. It’s a great way to meet some of our talented members, learn about what makes them artistically tick and discover how they make their work. For each informal talk, two of our members will discuss their art. 

The first speaker, Elspeth Wood, will describe how she experiments with different photographic printing methods. She will explain the process and application of using liquid light, moonlight and underwater techniques. This talk includes a short film created last summer showing the process and examples of her work. 

After a short break, old technology meets new technology as Chris Keene combines digital composition with hand painted photographs. Accompanied by a slide show, Chris will give an overview of his background with Walt Disney Studios and how he has transitioned from sculpture to digital art to his current passion of combining painting with digital design. He will talk about his love of photography and computer graphics and describe the techniques he utilizes to create his distinctive compositions. 
Admission for members is by donation. For non-members, there is a $5 charge. Registration is required as seating is limited. If you would like to attend these informative talks, please contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com. Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street in Bracebridge.

 



March 23 - April 20

 


A Canadian Mosaic
A retrospective of paintings by Laura Carter and photographs by the late Ulrich Kretschmar. Their individual work as artists spans over half a century. Also included in this retrospective is joint work, in the form of photographic montages. These painting/photograph combinations by the husband/wife team began decades ago and blend their individual interpretations of Canada’s diverse and spectacular landscape into unusual images. 

 

Public Reception: Saturday, March 23, 2pm-4pm.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  


March 22 - 24

 


42nd Annual Spring Members' Show

A gala exhibition of art and craft by the members of Muskoka Arts and Crafts. Demonstrations by artists & craftspeople take place throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, Opening Reception and Awards Presentation, 7pm-10pm 
Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm
Admission by donation
Free parking  

Bracebridge Sportsplex, 110 Clearbrook Trail 



April 18

 


MAC Thursday Talks - 10:30am-12:30pm
Every third Thursday, our members talk about their work and inspirations. It’s a great way to meet some of our talented members, learn about what makes them artistically tick and discover how they make their work. For each informal talk, two of our members will discuss their art.
The next MAC Thursday Talks is on April 18 beginning at 10:30am at the Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge.  

Laura Carter will be speaking about finding your voice in visual art. How does someone come to the stage in his or her artistic life where their work expresses themselves? Can we even arrive in the art world of today? These are some of the questions Laura will discuss as she gives the history of her own journey as an artist, discuss the journeys of one or two well-known artists, then invite members of the audience to comment on their own journey to express themselves through the visual arts. Laura was first an English teacher who sees poetry as the spoken paintings of this world. After a serious car accident more than 40 years ago, Laura began to paint as a full-time professional artist. Her studies included an intensive course with Zoltan Szabo, the Trillium Art School in Toronto, abstract art at Georgian College and years of experience and experimentation.  

After a short break, Paula Boon will show images of some of her most-loved pieces while discussing the meditative, playful, collaborative process of creating found-word art. She’ll describe how she came to the practice, how her approach has changed over time, and how the interruptions and challenges presented by life have played an important role in helping her find her voice and style.

Admission for members is by donation. For non-members, there is a $5 charge. Registration is required as seating is limited. If you would like to attend these informative talks, please contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com. Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street in Bracebridge.

 


Until April 20

 


A Canadian Mosaic
A retrospective of paintings by Laura Carter and photographs by the late Ulrich Kretschmar. Their individual work as artists spans over half a century. Also included in this retrospective is joint work, in the form of photographic montages. These painting/photograph combinations by the husband/wife team began decades ago and blend their individual interpretations of Canada’s diverse and spectacular landscape into unusual images. 

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  


April 27 - May 18

 


Lost & Found: A Collection of Up-Cycled Works
Cindy Kelly, Chad Arney and Brendan Duggan explore and celebrate the creative potential of everyday items, which may have been forgotten, unused or previously considered worthless.

 

Public Reception: Saturday, May 4, 1pm-4pm.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  

 



Until May 18

 


Lost & Found: A Collection of Up-Cycled Works
Cindy Kelly, Chad Arney and Brendan Duggan explore and celebrate the creative potential of everyday items, which may have been forgotten, unused or previously considered worthless.

 

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge

 


May 25 - June 15

 


Through the Looking Glass
Wendy Moses uses stained glass and acrylic painting to explore abstract forms that are similar in colour, shape and design.

Public Reception: Saturday, May 25, 1pm-4pm.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  

 

 



Continues until June 15

 


Through the Looking Glass  
Wendy Moses uses stained glass and acrylic painting to explore abstract forms that are similar in colour, shape and design.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  

 

Every third Thursday, our members talk about their work and inspirations. It’s a great way to meet some of our talented members, learn about what makes them artistically tick and discover how they make their work. For each informal talk, two of our members will discuss their art. The next MAC Thursday Talks is on June 20 beginning at 10:30am at the Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge.

 


June 20

 


MAC Thursday Talks - 10:30am-12:30pm

Every third Thursday, our members talk about their work and inspirations. It’s a great way to meet some of our talented members, learn about what makes them artistically tick and discover how they make their work. For each informal talk, two of our members will discuss their art.
The next MAC Thursday Talks is on June 20 beginning at 10:30am at the Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge.  

The first speaker is Hilary Clark Cole will talk about her recent commission. In 2018, Hilary was contacted by the members of Remember Every Name, a group of survivors from the Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia. This institution for people with mental challenges closed in 2009. Financial compensation for neglect and abuse as well as an apology from then Premier Kathleen Wynn followed the closure. Hilary was asked to create a memorial to pay tribute to those who survived the institution and to those who were laid to rest at the Huronia Regional Cemetery in Orillia. Hilary will talk about the process of developing the concept for the memorial and the current work in progress. When completed, it will be installed at the cemetery this summer.  

After a short break Brenda Behan Turnour will talk about her life as an artist that includes some homourous and bizarre stories about her artistic journey. Brenda began studying art at the age of eight, in a church basement in Orillia where she was taught by Arthur Shilling of Rama, one of Canada's premier aboriginal artists. She sold her first oil painting at age twelve and continued through her teen and early adult years designing posters, cards, and party invitations. Brenda holds degrees from the University of Toronto and University of Caen, France, where she won her first major art competition with pen and ink sketch of a manoir. In 1993, she began experimenting in watercolours and since this time, Brenda has been painting, teaching and entering juried shows on a full-time basis. Among Brenda's many honours, is a nomination in 2003 for the K-W Regional Artist of the Year. In the spring of 2004, she was awarded the Bernice Adams Award as Cambridge's Artist of the Year, and in September 2004 ,Brenda won an Honourable Mention Award at the COAA Annual Juried Show in Etobicoke. Brenda’s talk is entitled My Life as an Artist and will include some humorous and bizarre stories about her artistic journey.  

Admission for members is by donation. For non-members, there is a $5 charge. Registration is required as seating is limited. If you would like to attend these informative talks, please contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or admin@muskokaartsandcrafts.com or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com. The talks begin at 10:30am and go until 12:30pm and are held at the Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street in Bracebridge.

 


June 22 - July 20


It Takes a Village: The Artists of Dorset
An exhibition showcasing the artists of the close-knit community of Dorset.

Public Reception: Saturday, June 22, 1pm-3pm.  

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  

 


Tuesday, June 25


Garage Sale of Art Supplies

Do you love hunting for treasures at garage sales? Are you looking for some new or gently used art supplies? Maybe you want to try your hand at something new without making that first huge investment. Visit the Chapel Gallery on Tuesday, June 25, between 10am and 3pm, for an indoor art supply garage sale. Some of our members are selling art and craft supplies that range from paints, painting equipment, art books, instructional CDs, fabric, beads, jewellery making items and more. What will you discover at the garage sale of art supplies? The garage sale is held in the workshop room of the Chapel Gallery located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge.   

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  

 



Continues Until July 20

 


It Takes a Village: The Artists of Dorset
An exhibition showcasing the artists of the close-knit community of Dorset.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  

 


July 19, 20, 21

 


57th Annual Summer Show

Annie Williams Memorial Park in Bracebridge
Two hundred sensational artists and craftspeople from Muskoka and across Canada show and sell their original and handmade work to over 20,000 enthusiastic people. 
Hours: Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sunday, 10am-4pm. 
Admission by Donation
Free Parking. 
The park is located at the corner of Santa's Village Road and Wellington Street.

For information about visiting the Summer Show, please click on this link: Information About Visiting the Summer Show.

 


July 27 - August 24

 

 


Homage: Art necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women by Don Stuart
Homage is a collection of 40 framed neckpieces created by renowned jeweller Don Stuart as a celebration and tribute to Canadian women throughout the ages and across the country in a wide range of professions and contributions to our society. As a contemporary jewellery artist, Don has used the familiar form of the necklace to explore history from a fresh perspective.  

One of the oldest forms of human adornment, necklaces were worn by both men and women. However, from approximately the 19th century onward, they were predominately worn by women to denote style, status and wealth. Necklaces are archetypal symbols of power and importance and are a fitting vehicle to represent influential women in Canadian history.  

As one of Canada’s leading gold and silversmiths, Don has earned an international reputation for his work in jewellery, hollowware and architectural installations. During his celebrated career, Don has received more than 30 significant awards for his artistry in gold, silver, platinum and diamonds, including the top prizes in many competitions. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions and has been the subject of many one-man shows. Don’s work is found in national, international, public, corporate and private collections. He is constantly in demand to give lectures and workshops across North American and beyond. In 2002, Don was awarded Canada’s highest honour, the Order of Canada, in recognition of his illustrious career as a craftsman and educator. At the investiture, his citation read, “his effect on Canada’s arts and crafts industry has been profound and lasting.”

Public Reception: Saturday, July 27, 1pm-4pm with remarks by Don Stuart at 2pm.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge    

 



August 14 - November 12

 


MAC at the Art Atrium at the Canada Summit Centre
An exhibition by our members.

Canada Summit Centre, 20 Park Drive, Huntsville

 


Until - August 24

 

 


Homage: Art necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women by Don Stuart
Homage is a collection of 40 framed neckpieces created by renowned jeweller Don Stuart as a celebration and tribute to Canadian women throughout the ages and across the country in a wide range of professions and contributions to our society. As a contemporary jewellery artist, Don has used the familiar form of the necklace to explore history from a fresh perspective.  

One of the oldest forms of human adornment, necklaces were worn by both men and women. However, from approximately the 19th century onward, they were predominately worn by women to denote style, status and wealth. Necklaces are archetypal symbols of power and importance and are a fitting vehicle to represent influential women in Canadian history.  

As one of Canada’s leading gold and silversmiths, Don has earned an international reputation for his work in jewellery, hollowware and architectural installations. During his celebrated career, Don has received more than 30 significant awards for his artistry in gold, silver, platinum and diamonds, including the top prizes in many competitions. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions and has been the subject of many one-man shows. Don’s work is found in national, international, public, corporate and private collections. He is constantly in demand to give lectures and workshops across North American and beyond. In 2002, Don was awarded Canada’s highest honour, the Order of Canada, in recognition of his illustrious career as a craftsman and educator. At the investiture, his citation read, “his effect on Canada’s arts and crafts industry has been profound and lasting.”

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge    

 


August 31-September 21

 


Repository of Memory: An exhibition of fibre by Marni Martin
Marni sees her work as a repository or holding place for emotions and ideas and she believes that memories, whether individual or collective, are a resource.

Public Reception: Saturday, August 31, 1pm-4pm.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  



September 19

 


MAC Thursday Talks - 10:30am-12:30pm
Every third Thursday, our members talk about their work and inspirations. It’s a great way to meet some of our talented members, learn about what makes them artistically tick and discover how they make their work. For each informal talk, two of our members will discuss their art.
The next MAC Thursday Talks is on September 19 beginning at 10:30am at the Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge.  

The first speaker is Hilary Clark Cole will talk about the completion of her recent commission. At the June Thursday Talks, Hilary spoke about her design process and the inspiration for the memorial to be installed at the Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia. Meeting with Remember Every Name, a group of survivors from the Centre, she built a piece to honour those that did not leave. The piece will be unveiled at the end of August. Hilary will talk about the completion of the project, as well as the ceremony that happened at the unveiling and reactions to her collaborative piece.  

After a short break, Anne McTaggart will be the second speaker. In 1995, a twenty-one day immersion course at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts introduced Anne to the world of book arts. Twenty-four years later, this foundation course continues to fuel Anne’s mind and spirit as her new books emerge as strong vessels to contain her thoughts and inspirations. Anne taught book arts for nine years in Toronto and since 2000, works and teaches from her Muskoka home studio, RavenStone. Anne will speak of her journey in this three-dimensional art form. She will bring several of her books to touch and explore.  

Chartwell James Street Retirement Residence is sponsoring MAC’s Thursday Talks with the James Street Café that will be serving coffee and sweet delights during the break. In addition, James Street Retirement Residence is providing a door prize for the attendees – a lunch for two in the James Street Dining Room. Offering delicious and nutritious daily menus, their food service team exceeds expectations by crafting meals from home-style favourites to themed meals to scrumptious desserts. James Street Retirement Residence is located in downtown Bracebridge and has been enriching the lives of seniors in our community for more than 26 years providing a safe, healthy and engaging place to live. All donations to the James Street Cafe will go directly back to Muskoka Arts & Crafts.  

Admission for members is by donation. For non-members, there is a $5 charge. Registration is required as seating is limited. If you would like to attend these informative talks, please contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501, admin@muskokaartsandcrafts.com or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com. The talks begin at 10:30am and go until 12:30pm and are held at the Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street in Bracebridge.


Continues until September 21

 


Repository of Memory: Fibre Work by Marni Martin
Marni sees her work as a repository or holding place for emotions and ideas and she believes that memories, whether individual or collective, are a resource.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  


September 28-October 19

 


Wind, Water, Rock and Trees: Paintings by Margarethe Vanderpas 
Margarethe is fascinated by the powerful forces that have shaped the Canadian landscape and the effects that time and weather have had upon the earth’s surface. She delights not only in the discovery of these locations on hiking and kayaking journeys but in translating her experiences onto canvas. In this exhibition, she will be featuring oil paintings based on her travels around Georgian Bay and Lake Superior.  

Wind, Water, Rock and Trees opens with a public reception on Saturday, September 28 from 1pm until 3pm.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  




Continues until October 19

 


Wind, Water, Rock and Trees: Paintings by Margarethe Vanderpas 
Margarethe is fascinated by the powerful forces that have shaped the Canadian landscape and the effects that time and weather have had upon the earth’s surface. She delights not only in the discovery of these locations on hiking and kayaking journeys but in translating her experiences onto canvas. In this exhibition, she will be featuring oil paintings based on her travels around Georgian Bay and Lake Superior.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  



October 17

 


MAC Thursday Talks - 10:30am-12:30pm

Every third Thursday, our members talk about their work and inspirations. It’s a great way to meet some of our talented members, learn about what makes them artistically tick and discover how they make their work. For each informal talk, two of our members will discuss their art.
 The next MAC Thursday Talks is on October 17 beginning at 10:30am at the Chapel Gallery.    

Pat Whittle is the first speaker. When Pat attended an artist market in Pickering, she saw her first glimpse of encaustic painting. The vibrancy of the colours was amazing. She jumped at the chance to take a weeklong course at Haliburton the next summer. Since then, she threw herself whole-heartedly into experimenting with the medium. Encaustic art was developed by the Greeks and Egyptians on the now famous Fayum portraits on caskets, many of which can be found in the pyramids. Encaustic means “to burn in.” The components to make encaustic paint are damar crystal, (tree sap) and beeswax. These two elements are heated to which powered pigments are added. To create an encaustic painting, everything must be kept warm. Every layer of colours must be heated to bond with the underneath layer of wax. Join Pat as she talks about this ancient and exciting medium and her experiences with it.  

After a short break, the second speaker is Michelle Vyn whose choice of medium is acrylic paint. She has made use of the variety of acrylic mediums to create faux stained glass, as well as to achieve many textural effects in her work. As a wildlife and landscape artist, Michelle often paints endangered and keystone species to increase awareness of our obligation to protect them and their habitats, and to increase respect for diversity. Michelle’s talk will touch on her beginnings as a young person who taught herself to draw, her experimentation with various media and her artistic processes involved in recent works. One of the techniques she has developed over the past few years has involved the building of texture on canvas or wood with acrylic mediums, by sculpting over the surface while it is still wet, which is then painted when dry. Time and care are taken in the shaping of delicate strands of animal fur, the roughness of tree bark and the coarseness of granite rock, with depth and layers of colour throughout.  

Chartwell James Street Retirement Residence is sponsoring MAC’s Thursday Talks with the James Street Café that will be serving coffee and sweet delights during the break. In addition, James Street Retirement Residence is providing a door prize for the attendees – a lunch for two in the James Street Dining Room. Offering delicious and nutritious daily menus, their food service team exceeds expectations by crafting meals from home-style favourites to themed meals to scrumptious desserts. James Street Retirement Residence is located in downtown Bracebridge and has been enriching the lives of seniors in our community for more than 26 years providing a safe, healthy and engaging place to live. All donations to the James Street Cafe will go directly back to Muskoka Arts & Crafts.  

Admission for members is by donation. For non-members, there is a $5 charge. Registration is required as seating is limited. If you would like to attend these informative talks, please contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or admin@muskokaartsandcrafts.com or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com. The talks begin at 10:30am and go until 12:30pm and are held at the Chapel Gallery.

 


October 29

 


Muskoka Arts & Crafts' Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting for Muskoka Arts & Crafts is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 at 7pm at the Chapel Gallery. The Annual General Meeting is held to receive the reports of the President and Treasurer, election of four Directors for the Board and general business.

Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street in Bracebridge  

 



October 26 - November 16

 


Meltdown II: Encaustic Paintings by Pat Whittle & Bruce Tyner
An exhibition displaying encaustic painting. Pat’s images focus upon colour and texture while Bruce’s work is inspired by nature and cityscapes.

Public Reception: Saturday, August 31, 1pm-3pm.  

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  

 

 



November 15-17

 


39th Annual Christmas Show & Sale

Ho, ho, ho! 
This is where Santa would shop if he didn't have the elves. This merry show features twenty-five festive exhibitors selling a variety of hand made work that's perfect for gift giving. 
Friday, 3pm-8pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-3pm 

Bracebridge Sportsplex, 110 Clearbrook Trail
Admission by donation
Free parking

 

 


Continues until November 16

 


Meltdown II: Encaustic Paintings by Pat Whittle & Bruce Tyner
An exhibition displaying encaustic painting. Pat’s images focus upon colour and texture while Bruce’s work is inspired by nature and cityscapes.

The Chapel Gallery, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. It is located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge  

 

 



November 21

 

 


MAC Thursday Talks - 10:30am-12:30pm
Every third Thursday, our members talk about their work and inspirations. It’s a great way to meet some of our talented members, learn about what makes them artistically tick and discover how they make their work. For each informal talk, two of our members will discuss their art. The next MAC Thursday Talks is on November 21 beginning at 10:30am at the Chapel Gallery.    

Paul Fogarty is an artist/designer and started his full-time career in stained glass in 1981 when he opened a studio in South River. In 1982, Paul was commissioned to do a 90th anniversary window for the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. This window, a celebration of the community and the church, was the start of many memorial windows Paul would make throughout his career. Several of the windows Paul has done for the Catholic Church have resulted in his preliminary drawings, designs and art renderings being archived at the Vatican. Paul is a new member to Muskoka Arts & Crafts, returning to the region after living in North Bay for a number of years.  

After a short break, Andy Zeltkalns will be the second speaker. Andy, an avid photographer for more than 40 years, will share some of the beautiful places he has photographed on his many adventures both locally and beyond. Over the past 10 years, Andy has done a variety of cycling trips in France, Italy, Spain, Ireland and Scotland. These trips lets Andy see these countries from an unusual perspective. Locally he has hiked, paddled and camped in nearby provincial parks and wilderness areas where he has captured some of the natural beauty that is found closer to home. Through his slideshow and talk, Andy will provide you with a visual adventure you can enjoy without having to leave your seat.  

Chartwell James Street Retirement Residence is sponsoring MAC’s Thursday Talks with the James Street Café that will be serving coffee and sweet delights during the break. In addition, James Street Retirement Residence is providing a door prize for the attendees – a lunch for two in the James Street Dining Room. Offering delicious and nutritious daily menus, their food service team exceeds expectations by crafting meals from home-style favourites to themed meals to scrumptious desserts. James Street Retirement Residence is located in downtown Bracebridge and has been enriching the lives of seniors in our community for more than 26 years providing a safe, healthy and engaging place to live. All donations to the James Street Cafe will go directly back to Muskoka Arts & Crafts.  

Admission for members is by donation. For non-members, there is a $5 charge. Registration is required as seating is limited. If you would like to attend these informative talks, please contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or admin@muskokaartsandcrafts.com  or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com. The talks begin at 10:30am and go until 12:30pm and are held at the Chapel Gallery located at 15 King Street in Bracebridge.

 



December 15, 2019 -  January 2. 2020

 


The office and the Chapel Gallery are closed for the Christmas Holidays.

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The Calendar of Events was updated on September 11, 2019.

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