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  • Bicycle Opera Project JULY 30!

    “Sweat” – an acappella opera by the Bicycle Opera Project
    30 July at the Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield
    two performances – 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

    An event summary is at http://www.theregenttheatre.org/event/sweat/

    Tickets are available at https://www.theregenttheatre.org/tickets/?eid=21194

    Baxter Arts Centre members will be given a $3 discount when they enter the code ‘BAC-465’.

    Sweat is an opera about the global garment industry for nine singers by Juliet Palmer and Anna Chatterton. Scored for chorus and four soloists performing in English as well as Cantonese, Ukrainian, Spanish, and Hungarian, Sweat seeks to bring the audience into the heart of a contemporary sweatshop. What do these workers dream of while sewing sleeves all day? Was life better in the village left behind? What choice did they make? Plunging headfirst into the ethical conundrums of the garment trade, this opera offers a window into the lives of the workers who clothe us.

    The Bicycle Opera Project is the only Canadian opera company that tours by bicycle. Designed to bring contemporary Canadian music to smaller communities where there is little opportunity to hear it, the company closes the gap between audiences and singers by performing in intimate spaces and by engaging in an annual tour that is ecologically responsible.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

    Centre members will be given a $3 discount when they enter the code ‘BAC-465’.

  • Read all about us!

    http://prince-edward-county.com/explore-discover-learn-baxter-arts-centre/

  • Learning Lunch this Friday!

    Friday APRIL 21
    from 11:45 to 1 pm
    Speaker:
    Zac Kenny
    Topic:
    Medical Illustration
    Location: Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St., Bloomfield

    FREE to members of Baxter Arts Centre and PECAC, or $5 donation otherwise.
    Artists learn their living in many creative ways, and Zac Kenny is no exception: for the last seven years he has worked as a medical illustrator. Zac will talk about how he got into the field, how materials are created and how his work is informed by and from his abstract painting practice. www.zackenny.com

    Bring your lunch, bring a friend and bring lots of questions!

    The Baxter Arts Centre in partnership with the Prince Edward County Arts Council presents Learning Lunches for Artists. This series of informal learning sessions is designed to help our community of local artists and “artrepreneurs” build their skills and knowledge in a variety of areas. The lunches are held monthly, with detailed information posted on Baxter Arts Centre facebook page. Next Learning Lunch will be on May 12

    Do you have a topic you’d like to see covered in Learning Lunches for Artists? Would you like to be a presenter? Please get in touch with us at info@pecartscouncil.org

     

     

  • YOU’RE INVITED!

    YOU’RE INVITED!
    BAXTER STUDIO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE & ART SALE
    FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2017 from 6 to 8pm

    Meet the instructors! Mark Armstrong, Chrissy Poitras, Kyle Topping, Vicki Sharp, Margaret McFetridge and Rhona Nolan.

  • Paint with Kato! STARTS THIS WEEK

    Get your creative juices flowing with 6 weeks of painting with Kato Wake!
    Starting the week of Monday April 10

    Monday mornings 10 to 1: OPEN STUDIO / PERSONAL COACHING
    Monday afternoons 2 to 5: TECHNIQUE & INSPIRATION
    Thursday mornings 9:30 to 12:30: BEGINNERS

  • Learning Lunch March 10

    LLfA 2Friday MARCH 10 from 11:45 to 1 pm
    Speaker: Dave Boorne

    Topic: STUDIO SAFETY

    Dave Boorne was a sculptor in the County for 10 years. Unfortunately he contracted a serious medical condition through his art and is now writing a book, “Canadian Visual Artists and Their Health.” Dave’s presentation will address some of his research findings in hopes of spreading the word to artists on how to create beautiful pieces of art safely.

    Location: Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St., Bloomfield

    FREE to members of Baxter Arts Centre and PECAC, or $5 donation otherwise.

    Bring your lunch, bring a friend and bring lots of questions!

    The Baxter Arts Centre in partnership with the Prince Edward County Arts Council presents Learning Lunches for Artists. This series of informal learning sessions is designed to help our community of local artists and “artrepreneurs” build their skills and knowledge in a variety of areas.

    The lunches are held monthly, and detailed information is posted on Baxter Arts Centre facebook page.

    Next Learning Lunches will be on April 21 and May 12

    Do you have a topic you’d like to see covered in Learning Lunches for Artists? Would you like to be a presenter? Please get in touch with us at info@pecartscouncil.org

     

     

  • Learning Lunches for Artists Feb. 10

    LLfA 2Friday FEBRUARY 10 from 11:45 to 1 pm

    Create a Vision Board with Rachel Comeau

    Looking to create with more purpose or unlock the secrets of you? Vision board to the rescue!

    Rachel Comeau is an artist, illustrator, writer and educator (www.rachelcomeau.ca). She will lead you through creating your own ‘mini’ vision board, an innovative yet simple tool that can bring clarity and focus to a creative mind. Through group reflection, we will access our unconscious and gain a fresh and motivating view into ourselves and our creative pursuits.

    Supplies will be provided. If you would like to bring your own, please do. You’ll need: Glue stick, pencil or pen, scissors and copious amounts of old magazines.

    PARKING: IMPORTANT! Please park in front of the Baxter Arts Centre, or on Main Street, *not* in the lot across the street.

    Location: Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St., Bloomfield

    FREE to members of Baxter Arts Centre and PECAC, or $5 donation otherwise.
    Bring your lunch, bring a friend and bring lots of questions!

    The Baxter Arts Centre in partnership with the Prince Edward County Arts Council presents Learning Lunches for Artists. This series of informal learning sessions is designed to help our community of local artists and “artrepreneurs” build their skills and knowledge in a variety of areas.

    The lunches are held monthly, and detailed information is posted on Baxter Arts Centre facebook page.

    Next Learning Lunches will be on March 10, April 21, and May 12.

    Do you have a topic you’d like to see covered in Learning Lunches for Artists? Would you like to be a presenter? Please get in touch with us at info@pecartscouncil.org

     

     

  • Creative Rural Minds: The Valentine’s Edition

    Saturday February 11, 1 to 4 pm
    Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St, Bloomfield

    Creative Rural Minds is a quarterly networking event designed to stimulate conversation and collaboration in Prince Edward County. All are welcome.

    In this edition: Community matchmaking with Creative Connections. Let us hook you up… with a new collaborator, business partner, service exchange or barter. You’ll write a “personal” ad, and we’ll try to make a connection for you! Bring an idea of what you are looking for, and what you have to offer.

     

    For example:

    Me: Watercolour painter, new to the County, seeking places to show or sell my work.
    You: A gallery or shop that wants some exciting new works to display or sell.

    Or…

    Me: A writer with a short film script.
    You: A filmmaker interested in reading it and giving feedback.

    Or…

    Me: A short comedian.
    You: A tall comedian interested in a potential duo with a short comedian.

    We’ll also have live music from Jérémie Albino, presentations from Ruth Gangbar (Foodography PEC) and Larry Spencer (Baxter Arts Centre), with lots of time to mix & mingle. Plus! food and drink for sale in support of Food Not bombs, and Valentine-making for kiddies.

    Admission by donation. Bring your business cards!

    PARKING: IMPORTANT! Please park in front of the Baxter Arts Centre, or on Main Street, *not* in the lot across the street.

    Sponsored by Baxter Arts Centre, The County of Prince Edward and Prince Edward County Arts Council.