Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 8, 2022

The Porcupine Art Club joins Canada in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We offer our condolences to the Royal Family, the United Kingdom, and Commonwealth.

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Royal Tea Paint Party Day is Finally Here!

Happy Canada Day and Happy Platinum Jubilee to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II!

Our big day is finally here, and we’ve got all sorts of wonderful things in store for you today!

Drop by the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue) between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to take part in the festivities.

We will have guest performers:

  • Musicians from the Timmins Symphony Orchestra (starting at little after 12:00 p.m.)
  • Actors from Take Two Theatre as various royal-related characters (starting around 1:00 p.m.)
  • And musical performances from Mr. Bill

Enjoy some tea (or coffee, or water) and a cookie, and check our various artists’ demonstrations, plus have a look at our gallery in the clubhouse. Best of all, you can be a part of the art – we have 70 mosaic tiles laid our and ready to paint. Pick your tile (they’re small – 6″ X 6″/15 cm X 15cm) and paint it on-site. The tiles will then be put together in a community mural that will be displayed our our 75th Anniversary Exhibit “Honouring the Past” at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre in December!

Also, be sure to get a selfie (or several) in our Royal Tea and Art themed portrait cut-outs. PAC Artists John Allerston, Tammy Racicot, and Karina Douglas-Takayesu took great pleasure in painting up the cut-outs for our guests.

Here is a sampling of two them – recognize any familiar figures?

We look forward to seeing all our guests today!

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Press Release: Porcupine Art Club Invites You to a Canada Day Royal Tea and Paint Party Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizbeth II

Text Transcript:

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Person: Ted O’Connor
President, Porcupine Art Club
Email: porcupineartclub@gmail.com
Ph: (705) 262-8922
June 6th, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Porcupine Art Club invites you to a Royal Tea Paint Party in celebration of the
Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II!

The #PlatinumJubilee Canadian celebrations have officially started, and the Porcupine
Art Club is planning its own event here in Timmins. It has been made possible by
funding received from Canadian Heritage, to honor the occasion.

The Roy Nicholson Clubhouse, on the corner of Pine and Eighth, will be open between
12pm and 4pm on July 1, 2022. Members of the public are invited to drop-in during the
afternoon to enjoy art demonstrations and an exhibition of recent work.

Paint and brushes will be provided to visitors who wish to contribute to the Community
Mosaic Mural. In commemoration of the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II, seventy canvases (each measuring 6×6 inches) have been prepared with
outlines and colour reference. Once complete, they will be assembled to form a mural
measuring 5 x 3.5 feet. The artwork will be included in the PAC’s upcoming exhibition
(Honouring the Past) which is scheduled to take place at the Timmins Museum: NEC
later in the year.

Planning also includes local musicians and members of the Take Two Theatre group,
who will provide additional entertainment during the afternoon.
Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served, and all participation is FREE!

Funded by the Government of Canada / Financé par le gouvernement du Canada


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Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a Royal Tea and Paint Party on Canada Day!

The Platinum Jubilee Canadian celebrations have officially started, and the Porcupine Art Club is planning its own event here in Timmins. It has been made possible by funding received from Canadian Heritage, to honor the occasion.

The Roy Nicholson Clubhouse, on the corner of Pine and Eighth, will be open between 12pm and 4pm on July 1, 2022.

Members of the public are invited to drop-in during the afternoon to enjoy art demonstrations and an exhibition of recent work.

Paint and brushes will be provided to visitors who wish to contribute to the Community Mosaic Mural. In commemoration of the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, seventy canvases (each measuring 6×6 inches) have been prepared with outlines and colour reference. Once complete, they will be assembled to form a mural measuring 5 x 3.5 feet. The artwork will be included in the PAC’s upcoming exhibition (Honouring the Past) which is scheduled to take place at the Timmins Museum: NEC later in the year. 

Planning also includes local musicians and members of the Take Two Theatre group, who will provide additional entertainment during the afternoon. 

Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served, and all participation is FREE!

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Porcupine Art Club Is Turning 75

R.E. Bim and Doris Sturgeon founded the Porcupine Art Club on September 26, 1947. This year marks the club’s 75th anniversary. Club members hope to host some related activities in the warmer months. In December of 2022, the Porcupine Art Club will be holding its 75th Anniversary show at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre. The theme voted on by members is “Honouring the Past”. Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page to find out more about activities in the near future.

Porcupine Art Club Show Announcement for December 2022.
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Porcupine Art Club: Bush Art Show Virtual Exhibit

Members of the Porcupine Art Club made over 40 paintings to exhibit outdoors on Daniel Crescent in South Porcupine. This is a slide show exhibit of the artists’ pieces on display.

The public can come visit the art exhibit in person at 131 Daniel Crescent between Noon and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday August 7th and Sunday August 8th, 2021.

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Timmins Symphony Orchestra Season Finale Concert “Spring Flowers”, featuring PAC’s “Flower Power” Artwork

In lieu of the Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’ Live Performance and TSO and Geoffrey James Lee School of Music’s annual “We Love Music Marathon”, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra is presenting a combined virtual concert on Saturday June 19th, 2021.

The concert will feature the orchestra, choir, chamber ensemble, and students from the Geoffrey James Lee School of Music.  As a special treat, this digital performance will present a selection of works from the Porcupine Art Club’s Flower Power online exhibit.

Programme:

5:00 p.m.: Student and Staff Recital

7:00 p.m.: Orchestra/Chorus/Chamber Ensemble Virtual Finale, with artwork from The Porcupine Art Club

HOW TO WATCH:


The concert will be premiered the Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’ Facebook page and YouTube channel. 


Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TimminsSymphonyOrchestra/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCv_HoxxIMisWxyozXkucw

Find Our More About Upcoming News and Events from the Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Visit their completely re-vamped website at https://www.timminssymphony.com/

Message from Music Director, Josh Wood:

Thank you as always for your continued support, and we hope you check us out on Saturday!  If you miss the premiere, the concert will remain on both the Facebook page and Youtube channel for the summer.

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PAC Spring Project At-Home: Community Butterfly Boxes

EACOM Timber Corporation is supporting the construction of new houses for local butterflies and tree swallows through a partnership between the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation and two local schools: Timmins High and Vocational School (swallow houses), and O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School (butterfly houses).

O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School’s Industrial Technology program students constructed a number of butterfly houses. The Porcupine Art Club was then asked to decorate the houses, which would then be placed in community gardens around Timmins. Several club members took the boxes home to work on – some with the help of family members. The boxes were then returned to the Wintergreen Fund’s office where they await to go on display.

PAC Workshop Co-ordinator Nicola Alexander created a video slide show with photography by President Ted O’Connor. Enjoy everyone’s unique take from a common canvas!

Artists’ boxes in order of appearance: Ted O’Connor, Catharine and Katy Cribbs, Ingrid Huisson, Lynn Pigeon, Tammy Racicot, Karina Miki Douglas-Takayesu, Sherri Jones, Tammy Racicot, Maggie Jasaitis, Sandy Beauchamp, Hugo and Nicky Alexander, and Silvana Jasaitis.

You can read more about the project in this article from The Daily Press: https://www.timminspress.com/news/local-news/butterflies-swallows-will-benefit

There is also a story from CTV Northern Ontario: https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2187124

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Porcupine Art Club’s Flower Power – Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre Virtual Exhibition

The Porcupine Art Club’s themed exhibition, “Flower Power”, was scheduled to be on display this month at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre. With the current provincial stay-at-home order requiring the Museum to be closed, the show is now being presented as a virtual exhibition on the Museum’s YouTube Channel. Thank you to PAC Show Co-ordinator, Nicola Alexander, for creating this video slide show to share.

Look for twenty-two pieces from “Flower Power” to be featured in the Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’ online concert in June, where they will accompany several flowered-themed compositions curated by Music Director and Conductor, Josh Wood.

Featured Porcupine Art Club Artists

Nicola AlexanderSilvana Jasaitis
Shafik Al-HamdaniSherri Jones
John AllerstonVanessa Lamarche
Sally BraunChristy Landmann
Michelle BrazeauBruce MacKinnon
Ellen CatherwoodElaine Nyman
Christopher ClarkLynne Nyman
Margot Cormier-SplaneTed O’Connor
Catharine CribbsSusan O’Riordan
Karina Miki Douglas-TakayesuTammy Racicot
Angele DumoulinJanice Shalton


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Updates to Website Pages!

We have new three new members in the Porcupine Art Club, as well as updates on our May 2021 show, “Flower Power”, the 2023 N.O.A.A. Calendar, and Art at Home!

Visit the following pages to see more:

Members List: https://porcupineartclub.com/01-club-members/

Call For Entries: https://porcupineartclub.com/07-call-for-entries/

Art At Home (Bruce MacKinnon has contributed 4 new paintings): https://porcupineartclub.com/00-art-at-home-online-gallery/

News for the Public: https://porcupineartclub.com/03-news-for-the-public/

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