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The UAA newsletter for Winter 2007/08 has arrived! Please follow this link Thanks once again to Stuart and Barb Blower and Tamara Izsak for their hard work to make this issue outstanding.

Congratulations to UAA member artist Daniel Colby for winning Best in Show at the Pine Ridge Art Council’s Juried Show. Daniel and fellow UAA member Stuart Blower also won honorable mentions for submissions. View the PRAC website to see the show

Uxbridge poet and UAA member Annabelle Murray has just released her first chapbook of poetry, entitled secret stone, edited by James Dewar and published by CreativeJames Publishing. It is available at Blue Heron Books and at Presents Presents in Uxbridge. A wonderful gift idea for the holidays!

Here are some additional announcements:

Lynne McIlvride-Evans Solo Show Nov 29-Dec 23 at the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto 1092 Queen Street West —Local Artist Lynne McIlvride-Evans (painter) solo show of work. Reception takes place Dec 1 from 2-5pm. See

Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Nov 30-Dec8 – Uxbridge Youth Theatre presents their fall production. Matinees at 4:30 on Dec 1,2 and 8, evening performances at 7:30 on Nov 30, Dec 6 and 7th.

Hymn to St. Cecelia Dec 8– The Uxbridge Chamber Choir presents a choral concert at 8:00 pm at St. Pauls Anglican church. Tickets are $15.00 at Presents Presents or Blue Heron Books.

Christmas Choral Concert Sunday Dec 16th 3:00 pm – The choirs of Uxbridge are joining together to present a wonderful afternoon of seasonal choral music. Tickets are $10.00 at Blue Heron or Presents Presents. Event takes place at Trinity United Church.

Antiques and Things Christmas sale – open Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Antiques and Things offers a variety of primitive and old pine furniture – unusual coffee tables – dining and kitchen tables of all sizes and many accessories suitable for all homes. 523 Zephyr Road – 905-852-6722.

Course on Web Site Creation – Rich Helms (our webmaster) is offering a Introduction to Web site creation course using templates. This is a simple easy and fast way to create a web-site and anyone can do it. No experience required. The course is Saturday Jan 19, 2008 at Durham College, cost is $116.60 ($106 for Uxbridge Arts Members). To register go to


This month, Meta4 Gallery in Port Perry is offering courses and lectures including Learn to Critique Art in a constructive manner, Cartooning, an open Painting Circle and others. There are also new artists on display this month. See the website for more information.

Entry forms are now available for the 2008 Art Exhibition at the McLean Community Centre in Ajax. If you are interested in obtaining space to hang your work please obtain an entry form at For more information about the Pineridge Arts Council see


1. The Township of Uxbridge is looking to hire a muralist to paint a mural on
the exterior of Mark’s Work Wearhouse. The design for the mural has been
selected. Interested parties are to contact Pat Mikuse at 905 852 0206 by Friday
September 21st.

2. The Pine Ridge Arts Council in Ajax has issued a Call for Entry for their
2007 Juried Art Show. Applications forms are available at: Deadline for entries is
October 28th 2007.

3. Upcoming Evens this week:

The Celebration of the Arts Juried Art Show opens TONIGHT (Tuesday Sept 18th)
with an Opening Reception at 7:30. The Children’s Art Show has their reception
at 6:30. These free shows are open until Sept 23rd from 10am-6pm (10-4pm on

Thursday Sept 20th – The Blue Heron Books and Authors Night – $15 Shelley has a
great line-up once again. Get your tickets today!

Friday Sept 21st – Fridays at the Foster featuring Poor Tom. 7:30 pm Free
admission, donations accepted.

Sat. Sept 22nd – Doors Open. Various sites around Uxbridge are open including
the recently restored Tin Mill. Visit Oscar winning director Christopher
Chapman and see his Expo ’67 film ‘A Place to Stand’. 10am – 4pm. Free.

Sat Sept 22nd – Lunch Hour Concert – Last week’s concert saw a large turnout and
outstanding entertainment – let’s repeat it this week! Hear soprano Christina
Campsall and pianist Anthony Holt at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 12:30 pm.

Sat Sept 22nd – Celebration of the Arts Gala – Tickets are going quickly for
Bellows and Brass -the Gala Concert. Last week’s Cabaret was sold out and we
disappointed a few people who didn’t get tickets- don’t miss this event! There
is a post-concert party at the Tin Mill for interested parties. Get your
tickets now for both events.

Sunday Sept 23rd – Celebration of the Arts Children’s Theatre event featuring
UAA member Jane Lowen and Stephan Brunette in ‘The Bug Show’. An entertaining
original musical composed by Stephan Brunette – fun for all ages. At the
Schoolhouse at the Historical Centre (museum) 1:00 and 3:00. Tickets $5.00 at
the door.

Finally, tickets are on sale now for La Cage aux Folles which opens October 4th.
Reserve seating only so get the best seats today!

Artist sought to paint sign

The Township of Uxbridge is looking for an artist or sign painter who can reproduce a historic sign once painted on the Train Station building. The reproduction will also be painted on the side of the train station and is predominately word-based. The artist will be paid for his/her work.

Interested parties should contact Pat Mikuse at or at (905) 852-0206.

AhMen! Project Fundraising

Attention Artists!

The AhMen! Project is underway and so are the plans for the fundraising! Artists are invited to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to contribute a piece of their own work to a Silent Auction to be held this fall. Last year there were some incredible artworks created for The M.O.M. Project that comprised a diverse selection – not only for buyers, but for the collective representation of our generous artist community. It is a fantastic and worthwhile project, and one that artists can be proud to contribute to and be recognized for.

With the theme of this production being men, it would be ideal if art donations could involve a masculine essence – through subject, colour, interpretation, function or appeal. The sale will be timely for holiday purchasing. However…so that there will be ample time to promote these pieces with photographs and credits, it would be greatly appreciated if works could be finished and delivered by August 20th. Information for drop off will follow.

Please consider contributing your unique talents to this project. Under the leadership and vision of Anna Mackay-Smith, last year’s M.O.M. Project netted $10,000 which was generously donated to three charitable organizations, and the preliminary Art Raffle generated $7,000 from the nineteen works of art gleaned from area artists who helped initiate these fund-raising efforts for the project. That’s not all… it also illuminated the enthusiastic, talented, and compassionate community we are made up of. Here’s your chance to be a part of a great project while taking a unique and celebrated advantage of drawing exposure to your work.

Thanks to you!

Linda Lee Purvis
905 473 1672

Mural Artist Wanted

The owner of a downtown Uxbridge commercial property is looking for a mural artist to paint the rear facade of her building. If you are interested please contact Kim Love at 905 852 4540.

UAA Spring Arts Event

Please join us on Sunday April 22 at 3:00-6:00 pm at the Tin Mill restaurant as the Arts Association presents our Spring Arts event. Don and his staff are preparing delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments for us and we have a great line-up of local talent to enjoy.

Featured guests include Diana Lopez, an interpretive dancer; Ann Goldring a Haiku Poet and painter; Guitarist Chris Saunders; Vocalist Jane Loewen, thespian Conrad Boyce, and poet Annabelle Murray. We are also holding an art and photography exhibity throught the restaurant. We will have a fun, socal afternoon filled with opportunities to meet other members of the art community and experience some of the great talent we have in our community.

Tickets (to cover the cost of refreshments) are being subsidized by the UAA and are available to members for $10.00 per ticket (cash bar). Tickets on sale now at Green Goose Gallery and the Tin Mill.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

We are currently working on the next UAA Newsletter. If you have an arts event taking place during the months of April through July in the Uxbridge area that you would like listed in the calendar of events, please send the information to Tamara Izsak at To help ensure that your message is weeded out from the spam that Tamara receives, please be sure to write “UAA event submission” in the subject field of your email. The deadline to submit events is April 13th.

Uxbridge Times Journal

The Uxbridge Times Journal is producing an arts-focused insert in the paper on April 11th. They are looking for advertisers. If you would like to feature your event or place an ad please call Peter Winlove-Smith at 905-852-9141 ext 24 for pricing and options. Deadline is April 4th.

The paper will be profiling advertisers who place a 1/4 page ad or larger in the editorial.