Posts By RichHelms

Arts Bridge Summer 2009

Haydn Concert

A Haydn Memorial – recognizing the 200th anniversary of his death. Sonata and other piano music, songs and arias, and the Trumpet Concerto performed by Jane Loewen, soprano, Anthony Holt piano and guest trumpeter (McGill Student) Alison Hanley.

Concerts at Port Perry Presbyterian Church, Sat October 24 at 7.30 p.m. and at Uxbridge Presbyterian Church. Sunday October 25 at 3.00 p.m.

Tickets $15.00 at the door Phone inquiries 905 852 5970

OSA in the GTA: a year later

Lynne McIlvride Evans, Joseph Muscat and Judith Graham are having a three-person show at the wonderful David Kaye Gallery July 30 to August 23. Opening is July 30, 6:00-8:00 !!!


Show Details

Saturday Music Madness

August 29, 2009

Durham West Arts Centre is proud to present the 4th annual Saturday Music Madness. This program, starring talented young performers from around Durham Region, will be held in Centre Court at Pickering Town Centre on Saturday, August 29th, between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. This will be an exciting opportunity both for the young performers and for the Durham West Arts Centre to gain recognition in the community.

Collaboration – A Photographic Exhibition


July 18 – Sept 12, 2009
Opening Reception July 18 2-4
Magic Door Art Gallery | 100 River Street | (P.O. Box 514) | Sunderland | Ontario | L0C 1H0 | Canada

Purple Turtle Art Festival


Please Join Us For Our 8th Annual
Purple Turtle Art Festival
July18th, 11-8 & July 19th, 11-4

The Briars Resort
Jackson’s Point
for a map:

Come see amazing paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewellery, woodcraft and native art.

Over 30 artists from Hamilton to Bowmanville, as well as local artists, have been selected. Stroll around the lush meadow, enjoy food prepared by The Briars’ chefs, and enter the draw for an original painting of The Red Barn Theatre.

Although the Georgina area lost an historical landmark, The Red Barn Theatre, this past spring, The Briars Resort next door is still hosting the 8th annual Purple Turtle Art Festival.  The draw prize chosen for this year’s exciting show is an orginial watercolour painting by Gail Young, one of the show’s committee.


For further information, contact:
Lis: 905-473-1711 or Gail : 905-476-5686
Look for the funky purple turtles!

Art in the Park 2009

August 15 & 16, 2009
10am – 5pm
Elgin Park, Uxbridge
Sponsored by
Uxbridge & District Lions Club — “District A”

This Festival of artists and artisans has been running in Uxbridge for the past fourteen years. Uxbridge is located in Durham Region just 45 minutes north east of Toronto and Elgin Park is situated in the south central part of town. The Artists sites are situated throughout the wooded area of the Elgin Park.



For Site Artists and Guest Artists
May 1 & 2, 2010

Submission Deadline – September 4, 2009

Call for Entry application forms are now available for the 2010 Lake Scugog
Spring Studio Tour (LSSST). Artists in all media are invited to apply – visual arts,
fibre, clay, glass, wood, metal and mixed media.

This will be the eleventh year that the Tour will enable area artists to open their
doors to the public and allow visitors a glimpse of the creative process and
technical skill behind the finished work on display.

Some of Scugog’s finest artistic talent will exhibit their work, either in their own
studio or as a guest with another artist. The LSSST also welcomes guest artists
from outside Scugog, enhancing and energizing the tour for both participants and
visitors. Once again, the Tour will be juried, and artists are invited to submit a
complete application for consideration.

The Lake Scugog Spring Studio Tour has gained recognition as an outstanding
tour, not to be missed by visitors from the surrounding areas as well as further
afield from the Greater Toronto Area. Many come to meet the artists in their
home studios and also to enjoy a meal or shop in Port Perry.

Deadline for submission is September 4, 2009. For more information on the
LSSST, contact Diane Beach, 705-786-1897 or email:
The application is also available on the web site: and
at the following Port Perry locations: the Scugog Memorial Public Library (Water
Street), Meta4 Gallery (Queen Street), and Framer’s Gallery (Queen Street).

Beauty & The Beast (the musical), July 2-18 in Port Perry

Cadenza productions proudly presents this stage version of the Disney animated musical. Witness the transformation of the Beast from hideous monster to charming prince, by a girl who’s ‘different from the rest’. Add the antics of all the enchanted objects in the castle plus a few other crazy characters and you have a fun show for all ages.

Show dates are July 2/3/4, 9/10/11 and 16/17/18 @ 8 pm, with matinee performances on July 5 and 12 @ 2 pm. Tickets sell out early so don’t delay to make sure you get the best seats available!

Tickets are $20 and available at Meta4 Contemporary Craft Gallery, 200 Queen St,  Port Perry. They can also be reserved by phone, (905)-985-2435


Maud’s Thespians present


by Paul Ledoux
at the Historic Leaskdale Church

Imagine watching a dramatic re-creation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s best-loved story while sitting in the very church (or even the very pew) occupied by the author herself, every Sunday morning for 15 years!

That will be your experience this June when you come to Leaskdale for Paul Ledoux’ hilarious but moving interpretation of Anne of Green Gables, performed in the sanctuary of the Historic Church where Maud’s husband, Ewan MacDonald, was the pastor from 1911 to 1926, and where Maud herself played a leading role in church affairs (including, locals say, directing a troupe of young Sunday School players).

All of your favourite Anne scenes are here: Anne & Matthew at the station, Anne’s apology to Rachel Lynde, Anne & Diana’s tea party, the saving of Minnie Mae, Anne as the Lady of Shallott, brought to life by an experienced and talented cast. With beautiful period costumes and imaginative staging which transforms the church sanctuary into a multitude of Avonlea scenes, you will find yourself transported easily into the magical world of Anne Shirley, one of the world’s favourite literary characters.

It’s a small country church, so seats are limited. Book your tickets now for this intimate encounter with Anne of Green Gables.

June 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7.30 pm
June 13, 14, 20 at 2 pm

Tickets are available at Blue Heron Books and at Leaskdale Country Store, or email me and I’ll save tickets for you at the door.

Barb Pratt