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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Timmins Public Library invites members of the community of all ages to share their creative expressions during the pandemic. From now until April 30th, 2021, we are requesting your digital submissions of artwork, photography, journaling, poetry, recipes, etc., which will be compiled as a commemorative book. (One single-page entry per person, please.) French submissions welcome, too!
How you can take part:
Once you have created something expressing your experience during this pandemic, and are ready to share it, you can upload the image or text file to Library Programs Google Form at https://forms.gle/Pdi3qW6Ao8f4wvHB9. The library will provide assistance with submitting as needed.
If you want to take part, but don’t know where to begin and need some inspiration, the Timmins Public Library will be offering monthly thematic sessions via Zoom with guest presenters to help you get started.
Follow the Timmins Public Library Facebook page for upcoming session dates.
Catharine Cribbs has contributed three pieces, two acrylics and a linocut chine-collé to “Art at Home” online gallery of artwork away from our studio. Here is a preview of part of one of her paintings:
Seven artists from Timmins – and coincidentally all of them are members of the Porcupine Art Club – entered Northern Impressions 2.0, along with 9 other regional artists.
Unfortunately, the current provincial emergency order has closed museums across Ontario. However, you can still enjoy the show virtually with a slide show created by museum staff, which is on the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre’s Facebook page.
The link to view the virtual exhibit is below the Northern Impressions 2.0 graphic. You do not need to have a Facebook account to access it.
Call for Entries: Our 2021 Themed Show “Flower Power”.
Scheduled for May of 2021 at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, our 2021 Themed show is “Flower Power”. All P.A.C. Members are encouraged to have two pieces ready for submission by mid-April.
As voted on at our January meeting, “Flower Power” will also be incorporated virtually into the Timmins Symphony Orchestra and Chorus’ Spring 2021 Concert online. (Details to be announced.)
Things to remember to include with each piece:
Title, Artist, Media, Dimensions, Price/Insurance Value, and Yes/No for sale (needed in advance of the artwork deadline)
Make sure the piece is framed or finished properly for display (e.g. for stretched canvas, the scene either continues around the edges or is painted a solid colour)