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.


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


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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Community Post (Project not being co-ordinated by P.A.C.)

Call for Submissions! Timmins Public Library Project: Coping Through Creativity: A Time Capsule Book of Your Creative Expression During the Pandemic

Via http://tpl.timmins.ca/event/coping-through-creativity/

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.

Need Inspiration?

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.

Questions? Phone 705-360-2623, ext. 8532 or email libraryprograms@timmins.ca

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Update to “Art at Home” Page!

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:

Visit our “Art at Home” Online Gallery page to see all three works, plus many other creations from club members: https://porcupineartclub.com/00-art-at-home-online-gallery/

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Northern Impressions 2.0 Virtual Show

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.

View the virtual exhibit here: https://fb.watch/3fjOVoimvQ/

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In the Meantime…

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)
  • P.A.C. Label
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Reminder: Call For Entries NORTHERN IMPRESSIONS 2.0 Due September 30th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. – Open to All Artists in Northeast and Far North Regions of Ontario

Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre: Northern Impressions 2.0

Northern Impressions 2.0 is open to all artists in Northeastern and the Far North regions of Ontario. You are not required to belong to the Porcupine Art Club or another art club in order to enter.

Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre’s Page Detailing “Northern Impressions 2.0”: http://www.timminsmuseum.ca/special-exhibition-education-programmes/northern-impressions-2-0-impressions-du-nord-2-0/

  • The exhibition is open to all artists living in the Northeast and Far North regions of Ontario.
  • Two dimensional work in all media will be accepted.
  • Works must be original and completed within the last two years.
  • Artwork that challenges, expands and innovates is encouraged.
  • A maximum of two works per artist will be accepted per submission.
  • Emerging artists are welcomed.

Call for Submissions Form (English):


Appel de soumissions (français): http://www.timminsmuseum.ca/uploads/Northern-Impressions-2.0-Call-for-Submissions-2020-04-CMYK-FR.pdf

Conditions of Entry (English):


Conditions de soumissions (français):


Entry From (English):


Formulaire d’inscription (français):


Deadline for online submissions: Wednesday September 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Anticipated Exhibition Date: January 2020

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