The Uxbridge Arts Association is holding its Annual General Meeting Wed, June 13th at 7:30-9:30 pm, in the Schoolhouse at the Uxbridge Historical Centre (museum). After a short business meeting, the UAA presents “Promoting Yourself – How to Win at Marketing”. This presentation features tips and resources for individuals and groups to helps them plan advertising campaigns, use free resources, and learn strategies for success when promoting events. Mingle with other UAA members at the social event which follows the AGM (location to be announced at the meeting.)
Hope to see you there.
The 22nd Annual Uxbridge Studio Tour & Sale
September 15 & 16, 2007
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visit 60 Artists in 30 Studios
Admission is free.
Studio tour brochures are available at the Blue Heron Bookstore and Presents, Presents, Presents on Brock Street in Uxbridge.
Quite a few UAA members are singing in the Uxbridge Chamber Choir’s upcoming production of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”, which promises to be wonderful. There is a particularly stellar cast of soloists, including a spectacular bass/baritone (Jonathan Liebich), who recently moved to the Uxbridge area from Vancouver, where he sang with the Vancouver Opera. His wife Sasha also sang with the opera there, and takes the main soprano role. Tom Baker, director of the Uxbridge Chamber Choir, calls “Elijah” one of the “big three” oratorios, along with Handel’s “Messiah” and Haydn’s “Creation”. There will be tickets at the door for out-of-towners who can’t get tickets in advance. Do think about coming to support music in Uxbridge and your fellow UAA members.
Saturday, June 9, 2007 starting at 8:00 PM . at Trinity United Church, 20 First Ave., Uxbridge, ON For inquiries contact Hilary Balmer 905-852-2676
Wed June 13, 2007 – Uxbridge Arts Association holds their Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm at the Schoolhouse at the Uxbridge Historical Centre (museum grounds).
Sat June 2, 2007 – Uxbridge author Wendy Lewis launches her newest children’s book “Cheetah” at the Library. Call Pam Noble (905-852-9747) at the library for more information.
Thurs May 24- June 2 Uxbridge Youth Theatre presents Disney’s High School Musical at the Music Hall. Tickets at Green Goose Gallery.
Thurs May 17, 2007 – Blue Heron Books hosts an evening for outdoor enthusiasts at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church in Leasdale. Featuring a book launch by Kevin Callan, viewing of Uxbridge filmaker Christopher Chapman’s movie ‘Quetico’ and Adventure map-makers Mark and Christine from Chrismar mapping.
Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts presents a multi discipline arts program for the enjoyment of the residents of Uxbridge and surrounding communities. It brings attention to the richness of the artistic talent found in and around the town of Uxbridge.
The “Celebration” is an extravaganza for the senses, through art, film, theatre, literature and music.
Our venue in the Council Chambers is on the upper level of the Uxbridge Municipal Building, 51 Toronto Street South with excellent access and parking.
September 18th to 22nd, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
& September 23rd, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
GALA OPENING RECEPTION
Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Juried outdoor show of fine art and craft. July 13-15, 2007. At The Briars Resort in Jackson’s Point. For more information, please contact Lis Simpson 905-473-1711
Piquant Productions is pleased to announce that CreativeJames’
MONTHLY POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD
Premiere show will feature
KEVIN CRAIG and INGRID RUTHIG
BE THERE TUESDAY, MARCH 27TH
8:00 p.m. at 66 on Brock in Uxbridge.
WHAT MAKES HOT-SAUCED WORDS so unique?
“Poetry is not so much about what it means… but about how it feels” Mary Oliver
My intent over the last few years has been to make poetry not just more accessible to the public, but to revive poetry as an entertaining and feeling event. Consequently the focus of the evening is on creating a communion between the artists and their audience in a light and often humorous ambience.
I start the show by establishing the format for the evening.
First Featured Poet (20 minute set)
6 Open Microphone Poets (4 minutes each)(Sign-up by 7:45)
Second Featured Poet (20 minute set)
(optional second short break)
Poetry Themed Challenge
The featured poets (always a male and a female) are the key to the success of the show. These two artists provide the proven qualities of skill and delivery that inspire the listeners to open their hearts and minds. The open microphone set offers both new and experienced poets the opportunity to present other perspectives and nuances in shortened, but vital contributions.
After each poet reads I invite the audience to join me in providing positive responses about a favourite poem, perhaps a line or metaphor that was particularly moving, or any other aspect of performance deserving celebration.
It is in the Poetry Themed Challenge, based on a topic that I describe during the introduction to the show, that the audience is invited to play an integral role in the success of the artistic event. Individual participation in this is completely optional. Anyone can join in, but everyone in the audience is encouraged to help decide the two winners during the final act of the show.
Throughout the evening I elaborate on the theme to inspire people to explore the Themed Challenge. I leave small 3” x 4”pieces of paper and pens on the tables for this purpose. Any poem entered in the Themed Challenge is limited to what can be written on ONE of the provided pieces of paper (ok, you can use both sides).
The show peaks at the end when participants are invited to come up and read what they’ve written. Once all contestants have performed their short pieces, the audience is asked to select their choice for FAVOURITE POEM and BEST PERFORMANCE.
The winners receive a free drink as a prize and all entrants are encouraged to post their poems on my website www.creativejames.com until the next show’s winners are announced.
Each show averages about 2 1/2 hours in length, but the emphasis on camaraderie and communication make it fly by on an artistic high. There are 3 breaks because my overall intent is for people to celebrate the event together, so the more interaction the better. This also gives Themed Challenge writers some time to write their poems.
Admission is free, but audience members may contribute to a glass jar provided for this purpose. Any money raised is split between the featured poets.
Please come and help us celebrate the Art of Words together,