The Arts

Colin Mochrie, Debra McGrath headline new amphitheatre opening in Fenelon

The Grove Theatre is excited to announce an eclectic line-up of talent for a month-long season opening — including improve masters Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath. 

Reimagining of The Glass Menagerie at Globus Theatre

Globus Theatre presents New Story Production’s Broken Glass, as a live play reading to take place at their recently announced Patio Theatre Festival.

Lindsay’s Anwen O’Driscoll takes on her most challenging movie role yet

Lindsay’s Anwen O’Driscoll takes on her most challenging movie role yet

It was at Lindsay Little Theatre where Anwen O’Driscoll got her start in acting. Having a father who was an actor and a mother who was a director and playwright probably helped seal her fate as a thespian.

While not everyone in Kawartha Lakes is familiar with O’Driscoll’s rise to fame yet, the 22-year-old actor has been taking on a wide variety of roles.

The art in community: Does Kawartha Lakes support culture as well as it could?

The art in community: Does Kawartha Lakes support culture as well as it could?

Susan Taylor’s plea on behalf of the Lindsay Gallery at a 2014 city council meeting was a success. Sort of. Yes, some councillors had balked at giving money to the arts, but they ultimately waived the gallery’s rental fees and provided an emergency grant of $3,300 a month to keep the doors open.

“We got what we wanted, but it wasn’t a good business model,” said Taylor, executive director of what is now the Kawartha Art Gallery. “I realized there had to be a better way to do this. It wasn’t a sustainable solution — we’d be back where we started from in three years.”

Virtual workshops available for artists and artisans

Pinnguaq is presenting “Painting Your Digital Landscape: Digital Promotion for Artists and Artisans,” a new series of four virtual workshops, aimed at enhancing know-how in mobile photography, graphic design with Canva, social media promotion and website building on WordPress. This collaborative educational opportunity offers Kawartha Lakes Arts Council members a boost in their digital skills.

Kawartha Art Gallery plans online fundraising auction

Kawartha Lakes Art Gallery, in partnership with Curated, presents an online fundraising auction of a selection of paintings, collages, prints and drawings by the Canadian abstract painter, York Wilson (1907 to 1984).

The collection of 29 works by York Wilson were gifted to Kawartha Art Gallery by the York Wilson Foundation for the Visual Arts.