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Mother’s Day Art Show!

You are invited to the Mother’s Day Art Show!
Saturday and Sunday May 11-12, 2013
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday and Sunday from 11-4 of Mother’s Day weekend at the Blue Heron Studio, 62 Brock Street West, Uxbridge. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up some original artwork by local artists.

Annabelle Jane Murray – painter
Nicolas Houghton – photographer
Neil Corcoran – collage artist

Celtic Traditions

Starts: May 04, 2013 @ 7:30pm
Address: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
143 Main Street Markham North, Markham

This spring we explore the folk music traditions that have emerged from ancient western European cultures and represent a huge choral repertoire. Many of these songs and airs have been adopted wholeheartedly in North America. Celtic music is now a staple, particularly on Canada’s east coast, where it’s influence is heard everywhere at concerts, céilidhs and impromptue gatherings in peoples homes.

We will be joined by special guest artists Chalk Lake Strings, from the Claremont area, directed by Jane Plewman

Adults $20. Seniors and Students $15. Children 12 and under free.
Call 905.294.8687 to reserve your tickets.

Complimentary refreshments will be served after the concert
Donations for the Markham Food bank are welcome.
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Celebrating Flowers in the Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, April 12 from 6 to 9 pm
Refreshments, meet the artists, all welcome

April 6 ~ 28, 2013 (weekends) from 12 to 5 pm

Silver Stone Gallery
617 Liverpool Road, Pickering, Ontario Canada L1W 1R1

Featuring original works by Durham artists:

Cheryl Bannister | Marie Blanchard-Thomas | Stuart Blower | Susan Brown | Lisa Case | Ruth Greenlaw Shirley Heard | Ann Hilborn Diane Huson | Anne Labelle-Johnson | Jacqueline Lafrano |Marcia Masino | Robert Mais Peter Reider | Ruth Smith | Rose Sood

Join us as we welcome spring with paintings and photographs of flowers. Flowers make us smile and lift our spirits. Let us chase the winter blahs away.

Opening at the Gallery at Imperial Centre in Stouffville – “Watercolours”

Watercolours at the Gallery at Imperial Centre in Stouffville.

Please join us at one of two opportunities to preview the exhibition and meet with the artists.

Featured artists are Dace Birkhans, Joan Chalmers, Sandra Cole Burke, Mary Cserepy, Andy Donato, Margaret Grandison, Ray McNeice, John Stuart Pryce and John Walmsley.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 from 11 – 2
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 from 5 – 7
Or drop in weekdays from 10 – 5, weekends by chance or appointment.

Susan Philips

Arts Exposed

Uxbridge Historical Centre Events

Clay-Sculpting and “Gifts of the North”
June 30, 2012, 10am-2:30pm, Cost $15
Kids will learn all about the stories and folk history behind the exhibit “Gifts of the North”, and create their own sculpture using modeling clay. A great opportunity to make some fun art, and learn about the amazing culture and history of Northern Ontario. Bring a picnic lunch. Ages 9-12.

Beginners’ Sketching
July 14, 2012, 1pm-4pm, Cost $15
Learn beginners’ drawing techniques for portraits, landscapes, still life, and more. This class will be taught on the museum’s scenic grounds and in our heritage buildings for inspiration. Participants will bring home all of their new artwork. Taught by a talented local art student. Ages 12-15.

Beginners’ Acrylic Painting
July 28, 2012, 1pm-4pm, Cost $15
Uxbridge Historical Centre is hosting a Beginner’s Acrylic Painting Workshop, for youth ages 10-15 who are interested in learning the basics of acrylic painting this upcoming Saturday July 28th from 1-4pm. Participants will learn beginners’ acrylic painting techniques for portraits, landscapes, still life, and more. They will practice their painting on the museum’s scenic grounds and in our heritage buildings, and bring home their painted canvas’. This class is being taught by multi-talented local art student Anne-Marie Muller, who also recently taught a fantastic Beginner’s Sketching Workshop for us, and whose artwork is currently on display at the Museum.

There are still spots available in our Beginner’s Acrylic Painting Workshop, happening this Saturday (28th). The cost is only $15. If anyone would like to sign their child/youth up for this program they need to call/email the Historical Centre by Friday afternoon to pre-register so we can buy the proper amount of supplies. All supplies are included. Uxbridge Historical Centre can be reached at (905)852-5854, or

Uxbridge Historical Centre
7239 Conc. 6 (just north of Brock Street)
P.O. Box 1301,
Uxbridge, Ontario,
L9P 1N5
(905) 852-5854


Pentimento Fine Art Gallery
1164 Queen Street East
Toronto ON M4M 1L4

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday, Noon- 6 p.m.

PHONE: (416) 406-6772

LE VENT du NORD: Once in a Blue Moon Concert

Friday, August 31, 2012
Uxbridge Music Hall
16 Main Street S.

10th Anniversary Concert
Tickets: $30 each/Family pack (5) $125.00

Tickets available through the following:


Renowned as key ambassadors of traditional Quebec music and a driving force in progressive folk, LE VENT DU NORD returns to the Uxbridge Music Hall on Friday, August 31, 2012.

Having already captivated Uxbridgians in two previous performances with their sublime harmonies, superb musicianship, wit, exuberance and the intimacy of a kitchen party, the boys (being Nicolas Boulerice, Rejean Brunet, Olivier Demers, Simon Beaudry) are ready for a third go’round!

This time, the quartet will be celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band and introducing their new CD, ‘Tromper le Temps’ (Cheating Time).

Tromper le Temps, their 7th release, sees the band pushing their limits and exploring both new & familiar ground with their vocal harmonies and musical textures. In its 13 tracks, Le Vent du Nord prove that they’re not afraid to take chances or push themselves beyond the familiar and comfortable. As well as the expected reels & love songs, they venture into the regions of both historical and political commentary with Boulerice’s ‘Lettre a Durham’ and ‘Le Diable et le Fermier’ and Demer’s ‘La Soiree de Hockey’, a spritely rebuff to CBC’s cancellation of broadcasting hockey in French.

Of special interest to those residing in the region named after him, ‘Lettre a Durham’ is Boulerice’s direct response to Lord Durham’s 1839 ‘Report on the Affairs of British North America’ in which the Earl suggested that the French in Canada were virtually cretinous sub-humans who would eventually die out & go away if ignored by the British government. Call the song Boulerice & the band’s collective raspberry to the ‘good’ Earl. ‘Le Diable et le Fermier’ is a cautionary folk story written in protest of the practice of shale hydrofracking throughout Quebec. But ALL delivered with unerring harmonies and exquisite musicianship.

Since its 2002 founding, Le Vent du Nord has brought their brand of vibrant, infectious music to audiences in over 800 concerts across North America and Europe and garnering numerous prestigious awards. This 10th anniversary year sees them touring extensively throughout Scandinavia, Europe, Australia & New Zealand and the US. Earlier in the year they have been featured performers at the WOMEX festival, Glasgow’s Celtic Connections and VI Cartagena Festival Internacional de Musica in Colombia. And amidst this all, they’re coming back to Uxbridge.

Tickets are $30 each, with a family pack of 5 for $125.00 Tickets can be purchased online at or through Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock Street W., Uxbridge or Of a Kind, 1037 College St., Toronto.

To celebrate the Uxbridge concert and Le Vent’s 10th anniversary, a limited edition poster of the band, created by comic artist Kevin Bolk, will be available for sale at the concert with proceeds going to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders).

Afternoon Music Concert

The Basics:
What? – An afternoon concert of Folk, Country, Bluegrass, and Gospel music.
Who? – Cris Cuddy Acoustic Unit, and Higher Ground
When? – Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 pm
Where? – St. Paul’s Leaskdale, 12251 Regional Rd. #1, Leaskdale, ON _ just 15 minutes north of Uxbridge.
How much? – $20.00 per person

Tickets available at Blue Heron Books, Uxbridge; Leaskdale Country Store;
Online from; Email; or phone 416-540-9831

Coot Entertainment offers a special afternoon of acoustic music on Sunday, June 3, to cap the first season of live concerts at St. Paul’s Leaskdale.

Headlining the show will be the Cris Cuddy Acoustic Unit. The band is led by singer-songwriter Cris Cuddy, with guitar and vocals by Pierre Bordeleau and bass and vocals by Andrew Heathcote. Together, they serve up a clean acoustic sound rich with vocal harmonies and character, featuring original songs by Cris that cover a range of musical genres from Blues to Rock and Country.

Opening the show will be the traditional Bluegrass band, Higher Ground, featuring fiddler Bob Arbuckle, with mandolin and vocals from Walter Bent, banjo and vocals by John Partridge, bass by Tom McCreight, and guitar and lead vocals by Ron Adams.

All in the music-friendly setting of St. Paul’s Leaskdale, a state-of-the-art auditorium which offers comfortable, soft seating, sparkling acoustics, and plenty of free parking!

Tickets are just $20.00. Showtime will be two p.m.

HOW TO GET THERE? St. Paul’s is located at the north end of the village of Leaskdale on the east side of Durham Regional Road #1. On the web, go to and click on the “About St Paul’s” link for a map.

EXTRA NEWS! CrisCuddy and Tom McCreight have co-written a number of songs, and just recently top Canadian bluegrass group, The Spinney Brothers, recorded their song Sally’s Waltz. It has been receiving airplay on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, various bluegrass radio programs in Canada and the USA, and has even been played in Australia.

Art Xtreme

Saturday, June 2nd
at The ROC 26557 Civic Centre Rd, Keswick
2pm to 12 midnight

Headliner: “From The Hip”

FREE Shuttle Service
Keswick & Sutton

Custom Car Show – over 200 cars

Artisans Walkway

Dinah Christie Celebrity Challenge
With an ORIGINAL Robert Bateman painting on the auction block!

RIBFEST! & other Delectibles
(St Louis Bar&Grill, BBQ Gourmet, Boston Pizza, Mad Millie’s Chip Truck)

Eddie Shack & His Sports Collection
Auction of Eddie’s SIGNED NHL Jerseys

Kevin Forget Master of Ceremonies
From CITY TV Breakfast Television