February 22, 2018 Demo Night: Miniatures

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(Piece by P.A.C. Member Laura McCurdy.)

Inspired by the Biennale Internationale d’Art Miniature in Ville-Marie, Quebec, this week’s Thursday night demo/workshop gives you a chance to work on miniature pieces (3 x 4″/7.5 x 10 c.m. or smaller). This demo/workshop is free for members and $5.00 non-members. It takes place at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins).

For those artists interested in the B.I.A.M. show, entries must be postmarked by March 01, 2018. Information and forms for entry can be found here ($25 for 1 entry, $40 for 2) : http://www.lerift.ca/#rift5-frn-riftBiennale-11. You do not have to belong to a club to enter, but meet their criteria as a professional artist.

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Tonight’s Demo: One-Touch Approach to Painting (Feb. 15, 2018)

Bruce MacKinnon is hosting tonight’s demo, described in his words as

Thursday’s workshop will be brief and it will be better if everyone brought a canvas and used some of my paint or what’s at the club to start a painting. We will prime and sketch and begin putting some colour on a canvas in 90 minutes. It’s a great place to start a new adventure.”

Bring a canvas along. The demo starts at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse (intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue). This demo is free for members and $5.00 for non-members.

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June 2018 Show Theme

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After many suggestions and three rounds of voting at the February business meeting, the theme “Colour Riot” (suggested by Shafik Al Hamdani) won as the popular choice for the theme of our June 2018 show at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre. PAC artists will be busy painting works to their interpretation to the theme, and the public can look forward to seeing the results in a few months.

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February Business Meeting: February 08, 2018

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The Porcupine Art Club’s February business meeting takes place on Thursday February 08, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park. (Intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins.)  We will be voting on a theme for our show in June.

If you are interested in the joining the club, and are over eighteen, you are welcome to attend this meeting to learn more about us without any obligations. Annual membership is $50.00 if you decide to join.

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Thursday Evening Workshop: Still Life Demonstration

PAC Artist Nicky Alexander will be giving a still life demonstration on Thursday February 01, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 

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Bring your favourite sketching materials and an object along for a collaborative composition. This workshop is free for members and $5.00 non-members. It takes place at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins).

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Thursday Evening Workshop: Blind Contour Drawing

This week’s demo, on Thursday January 25th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. will be blind contour drawing with PAC Artist Laura Mancini.

If you are unfamiliar with the technique, it is a form of sketching/drawing done without ever looking down at your hands while you work. You look at the subject and follow its contours with your drawing tool of choice, completing the drawing as one continuous line without lifting your you pen/pencil until the end. It is a good way to train the eye to draw what it sees, rather than what it thinks should be there – the result does not have to be a true representation of the subject.

BlindContourTeaPotMaterials required (bring your own): Sketchpad and drawing instruments of choice (pen, pencil, charcoal, etc.)

Free for club members, $5.00 for non-members. Location: Clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park (intersection of Pine St. North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins).

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If you’ve always wondered about serigraphs…

Porcupine Art Club member, N.O.A.A. winner, and internationally exhibited artist Margot Cormier-Splane is known for her political and environmental paintings and serigraph screen printing, the latter of which is very elaborate technique dating back 1000 years that few of us have seen in progress. In 2017, Margot posted a video online in which she demonstrates how she makes one layer of colour – out of a total of 24 – on an edition of 57 prints and 5 artist proofs. The completed piece titled “Armchair Asses Against Science” won the 60th Annual N.O.A.A. Juried Exhibit Freedom 55 Financial Award (First Place Overall in Show) in 2016.

You can see more of Margot Cormier-Splane’s art, including this serigraph, on her website: http://margot-cormier-splane.net/

(Click on the title below the image to view the video on her YouTube channel.)

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How to create an Original Serigraph; a Tutorial on the Printing Process

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In Lieu of the Thursday Night Demo: A Multidisciplinary Show for All Ages January 18, 2018, Starting at 5:30 p.m.

This week, in lieu of the P.A.C.’s Thursday evening workshop, everyone is invited to come out to the Timmins Public Library for Triptych Blues: A Night of Art, Film, Music and Literature, presented by students from Timmins High and Vocational School.

There will be performances by “In Harmony”, the TH&VS Concert Band, among other musical acts, as well as painting and photography exhibitions, short films and baked goods, all created and provided by the students of Timmins High. This family-friendly event, spanning from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018 is open to all ages and is free of charge. P.A.C. encourages club members and the community to support these young artists’ in this unique multidisciplinary evening.

The Timmins Public Library is located at 320 Second Avenue in Timmins, Ontario.

For more detailed information about this event, you can this Daily Press article: http://www.timminspress.com/2018/01/15/students-host-evening-of-multimedia-arts-and-culinary-delights

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First Business Meeting of 2018

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Happy New Year!

The Porcupine Art Club’s first business meeting of 2018 takes place on Thursday January 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse in Roy Nicholson Park. (Intersection of Pine Street North and Eighth Avenue, Timmins.) Topics of discussion include two shows in the spring: “Dark in the Light”, which will be travelling up to Cochrane in May, and a brand new show in June at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre in June. We will decide whether or not to have a themed show this time around, and if we opt for the former, we will brainstorm and vote on a title.

If you are interested in the joining the club, and are over eighteen, you are welcome to attend this meeting to learn more about us without any obligations. Annual membership is $50.00 if you decide to join.

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Happy Holidays from the Porcupine Art Club

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The Porcupine Art Club’s 2017 activities have wound down, and will start up again with our business meeting on Thursday January 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. We hope you will take the opportunity to come visit “Dark in the Light” at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre (325 Second Avenue), which runs during regular hours until January 02, 2018. There are 52 pieces in the show, and a special 53rd piece, which is the above painting by founding member Evelyn Rymer, done in 1947.

Happy holidays, and see everyone next year!

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