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2011 Snow at Siloam

Click to view pictures of the 2011 Snow at Siloam event

The Labatt Family Heart Centre is holding a Snow Sculpture day at Siloam Hall.

The UAA is sponsoring this event, so any members who would like to participate by bringing children, pets or just a good helping artistic hand, would be greatly appreciated. We’ll have music, coffee, hot chocolate and fresh baked cookies available

Beginner primitive rug hooking workshop

April 21, 2012, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Uxbridge Historical Centre Schoolhouse, 7239 Concession Rd. 6, Uxbridge ON L9P 1R2

Beginner primitive rug hooking workshop taught by expert instructor Bea Grant from the Rittermere-Hurst-Field rug hooking studio. Bea’s enthusiasm and sense of humour are infectious! Come for a day of fun, make some new friends, and learn a new skill.

Bring a lunch, beverages and snacks will be supplied. Cost is $60 per person. Pre-registration is required. Call 905-852-5854 or email to register or for more information.

Twelve Angry Men by OnStage Uxbridge

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men are coming to Uxbridge, and nothing is going to stop them. No need to hide your head under your pillow, however. The courtroom drama “12 Angry Men” is actually the upcoming play being put up by OnStage Uxbridge.

The Uxbridge Music Hall will turn into a jurors’ deliberation room as 12 men try to decide the fate of a young boy. During the trial of a boy accused of his father’s murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. An intense deliberation that takes “beyond a reasonable doubt” heavily into consideration ensues as the first juror to vote “not guilty” explains his trepidation against voting guilty to his fellow jurors. Some of the jurors are truly interested in making a good, righteous decision, while others are more eager to finish up quickly so that they can attend that evening’s baseball game.

Set in late 1950s New York, the play was written by Reginald Rose, (the original script was a teleplay). Rose also wrote the 1957 film version script, which starred Henry Fonda and was directed by Sidney Lumet. Other well-known actors that have appeared in other versions of 12 Angry Men are George C. Scott, who won a Golden Globe for his supporting role, and Jack Lemmon.
Udora resident Bryan Mailey will be directing this production, and is excited about working with OnStage Uxbridge in his directorial debut with OnStage. He has directed and co-directed various productions in the past, mostly with the Borelians in Port Perry. He’s been on stage numerous times in both plays and musicals.

“I am very pleased with the cast I have. There will be several new faces as well as some great seasoned actors who are all committed to working hard and developing their characters. With an outstanding set designer in place and a great production team I am excited about bringing this powerful piece of dramatic theater to life for our audience!” says Mailey.

Producer Michelle Charette is just as excited as Mailey.

“It’s a classic courtroom drama, and is such a great script and a thought-provoking play we’re sure the audiences will enjoy it,” she exclaims.

Tickets go on sale Monday February 27th
Order tickets on line at, by phone: 905-904-0895 or in person at La Petite Fleur 43 Brock Street West, Uxbridge

Show Dates: April 5-7, 12-14 8pm
Matinee: April 14 3:30pm
Uxbridge Music Hall
16 Main St. S., Uxbridge, ON.

Village Voices presents: ‘Tis the Season

Saturday November 26th, 2011, 7:30 pm

With excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, soloists from the choir and members of Markham’s Kindred Spirits Orchestra. The second half of the program features a selection of seasonal music and of course our ever popular audience sing-along. Joan Andrews, artistic director/conductor.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 143 Main Street North (east side) Markham
$20. Seniors/Students $15.
Children 12 and under free.
At the door or 905.294.8687


The Uxbridge Studio Tour is now in it’s twenty-sixth year, and going through one of it’s periods of change and renewal. We’ve changed up our brochure; are moving on some new ways and some new technology to promote the tour. You can now buy fabulous new Studio Tour gift certificates from Blue Heron Books and Kensington Silver studios. And the Artists: the artists who make up the tour have changed some too. We’ve said goodbye to some good friends this year in good ways: the painter Doug Boutilier moved to the East coast; and in very sad ways – this year we are without photographer Vanessa Perry who lost her battle with brain cancer and is sadly missed. On the other hand, artists move into the area, and sometimes artists who have been here for a long time decide that they would like to apply to join the tour. The 2011 Tour has three new site artists and even more new guest artists.

Ken Nice, Max Kalinowski and Samantha Turnbull are our new site artists, and we extended our map a little to the north to bring in the hamlet of Wilfrid where you will find Ken Nice. A very accomplished sculptor and painter, he sculpts in metal and stone as well as painting delicious landscapes. Nature is his main theme, and animals a particular passion when it comes to his sculpture. Moving south, you will find Samatha Turnbull just north of Vallentyne. She is officially the youngest site artist on the tour, a recent MFA graduate of CalArts (the school set up by Walt Disney), her paintings are bold and hot portraits of famous and infamous rock stars, check out the video on her page of the Uxbridge Studio Tour website ( to see her at work. Into Sutherland, and the Yerema Weafer clan has added the next generation with multimedia artist Katrina Weafer, her works are mysterious and thought-provoking, combining layers of images and text, tone and texture.

Moving down Durham 23, and taking the turn to Francis Muscat’s site, you will find new guest artist Vanessa Slater, some of you will remember her richly hued and clean lined pottery from previous years at Art in the Park and other places, and it is great to see her back behind the creative wheel again, after a short ‘respite’ wrangling the youth of Uxbridge. Veering to the East but still heading south, there are new guest artists at Saundra Reiner’s site and at Lynne McIlvride Evans. Saundra is featuring Jennifer Ross, a painter who works in dry pastel to create evocative urban images, and Gordon Ross, a photographer who also works with architectural themes. Lynne McIlvride Evan’s guest artist is a good friend of mine, Linda Wiebe, and you would think that would give me a direct line into what she is planning, but she is being very cagey: here is what I have gleaned: it is an installation, a tree or a representation of a tree may or may not be part of it, and poetry – her passion – is involved. Knowing Linda, it will be fascinating and well worth the treck, (which you would make anyway, to see Lynne and Andrews’ new work,) but be gentle – Linda is very shy…

At this point on the new artist review, we head into Uxbridge – or just south along the 7th Concession – to find the last new site artist: Max Kalinowski. Max started his career as a photographer in Poland, but has been painting vibrant abstracts in acrylics, drawing on his wide-ranging travel experiences and creating paintings which reflect changing socio-political circumstances. These paintings are wild! a great new addition to the Tour. Max also has brought in an amazing photographer as a new guest artist: Marni Grossman, who has had an extensive career working in the film industry, but has been turning her lens increasingly onto subjects in Nature, finding the abstract beauty in natural forms, as well as some stunning wildlife photography.

Carol Hendry is a new artist guesting with Hanneke Koonstra, her expertise is oil landscapes which are lush and dare I say- romantic? This is a great pairing of fine landscape artists. Moving to the deep south of the township, stop in at my own site to see the fascinating work of an artist new to the tour and new to Uxbridge: Erica Gajewski. Her work is an extensive study of animals, specifically the native and endangered fauna of North America. Her work is conceptually based, but from my point of view, I have a stunning lifesize drawing of a polar bear presiding over my living room this week – not to be missed.

Those are the new faces on the tour and there are a lot this year, but as always, there are great new works to be seen at each site, from artists who have been on the tour for many a year, and I know many of you check back at your favourite sites year after year to see what we have been up to. Rumour has it that new concrete is curing at the Tinkl’s; fans of Lynn Bishop and Tom Loachs’ work can find them at their new house and location (not far from the old location); Daniel Colby has been living in Montreal for a few months now – that must mean a new direction. My own guest artists have blown me away this year with their new work: Lots of great visual and sensual experiences up and down and around the whole Township and a bit beyond – we all look forward to seeing you this weekend, and feel free to bring some new faces along too.

As appeared in The Cosmos

Wine Tasting & Live Art Auction

The Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Wine Tasting & Live Art Auction event on October 19th, 2011 7.00pm, with the art auction starting at 8.30pm at Wyndance Golf Club. During the evening attendee’s will get to taste various wine’s and sample food pairings provided by local restaurants, also a Live Art Auction will take place featuring many artists from within the Uxbridge community. All proceeds will go to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.

Rug Hooking Workshop

Beginner primitive rug hooking workshop with Beatrice Grant, instructor with the Rittermere-Hurst-Field rug hooking studio. Cost is $60, all supplies included (bring sharp scissors). Take home a complete craft. Bring a lunch, beverages supplied. Pre-registration and payment required. Space is limited. Location: Uxbridge Historical Centre Schoolhouse, 7239 Concession Rd. 6, Uxbridge. For more information or to register, please contact the Centre at 905-852-5854 or
Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9:30 am to 3:30am.

Le Vent du Nord to play the Uxbridge Music Hall


Canadian Folk Music Awards Ensemble of the Year for 2010 – Le Vent du Nord to play the Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main Street South, Uxbridge, Ontario on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 8:30 pm.

As March 8th is Shrove Tuesday, the traditional Mardi Gras night, we expect a heckuva pre-Lenten party! Mardi Gras beads for all! Blow the winter blues away with the North Wind!

Internationally acclaimed Quebecois ensemble, Le Vent du Nord, (the North Wind) bring their infectious blend of traditional roots music and original compositions to the Uxbridge Music Hall for one night only on March 8, 2011.

The quartet, comprised of Nicolas Boulerice, Olivier Demers, Simon Beaudry and Rejean Brunet, combine tight harmonies with a variety of instruments (hurdy-gurdy, guitar, accordions, fiddle, piano, bouzouki) for an unforgettable performance.

Meshing traditional Quebecois/Acadian music with a touch of the Celtic, a little New Orleans and the driving beat of Demers’ foot percussion, Le Vent du Nord delivers a non-stop, all-age friendly, joyous performance. While they sing in French, explanations are provided in English; but it doesn’t matter since their performance transcends language barriers – meaning you don’t have to understand it to enjoy it, although it may just make you want to rush out and take French lessons.

Since its inception in 2002, Le Vent du Nord has exploded onto the folk music scene.
Their first album “Maudite moisson!” was awarded the 2004 JUNO for traditional album of the year. Their second album “ Les amants du Saint-Laurent” was chosen the 2005 album of the year by the Canadian Folk Music Awards while the band was named North American Traditional Artist of the year in Austin, Texas. They were also named Show of the Year by the American radio-concert series “Bound for Glory”. Most recently they were named Ensemble of the Year 2010 by the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Two days following the Music Hall concert, Le Vent will be playing with the Toronto Symphony at Roy Thomson Hall as a part of their “New Creations Festival” before leaving on an extended tour of France and the U.K.

Tickets are $20 advance/$25 at the door. Tickets are available at the Blue Heron and Presents, Presents, Presents or by calling 905-852-4120 or online at

Net proceeds of the concert will go to the Uxbridge Music Scholarship Trust.

For more information please contact Susan Moseley, phone 905 852-4120 email

uxperience 2011

uxperience flyer

uxperience is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Come out in May 2011 and support the show and local charity.

Do you like to Sing? Dance? uxperience is looking for you!
For more information and ways to join go to or head into Sugar FX your “Cruising” headquaters
2011 season starts January 5, 2011 7:15pm
Uxbridge Secondary School Rm 130
Sugar FX Bascom St. Uxbridge
for more information, tickets or registration

2010 12 03 – Monday Morning Singers

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday Morning Singers – “Christmas in Song and Story” – Special guest: Kenneth Welsh
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Tickets: $15 (available at Blue Heron Books, Presents or at the door)