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Virtual workshops available for artists and artisans

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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, according to a media release.

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Kawartha Art Gallery plans online fundraising auction

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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.

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Globus Theatre forges ahead with a summer season in 2021

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Globus Theatre with spaced seating.

Globus Theatre has announced their 2021 summer season from May 20 to Sept. 4, with “guaranteed crowd pleasers as well as new and exciting Canadian works,” according to a media release.

The summer season has been extended from 10 weeks to 16 due to the limited audience capacity. COVID-19 measures are in place and Globus Theatre is welcoming patrons to join its safe and social live events at the Lakeview Arts Barn.

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Words While We Wait: Poetry and verse as public art project

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With National Poetry Month approaching this April, Kawartha Lakes is excited to launch a temporary public art project to help build a sense of place and a shared understanding of experiences during these unprecedented times.

“Words While We Wait” is a project all residents can take part in, by submitting poems and verses related to the pandemic for a chance to have their words turned into public art.

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Pinnguaq celebrates one year anniversary of Lindsay Makerspace

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With a complete year since its grand opening, Pinnguaq is celebrating the Lindsay Makerspace.

On Oct. 3, 2019, Pinnguaq’s Lindsay Makerspace opened its doors for the first time, welcoming young innovators and creators to explore the endless possibilities in the world of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

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Strumbellas’s James sees coming to aid of Academy as payback to theatre

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After years of touring the world with an internationally-recognized and highly-respected band, Darryl James decided it was time to come home.

James, bass player for The Strumbellas, and wife Robyn are raising their three children in Lindsay, where he grew up.

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Outdoor professional theatre: Fenelon ampitheatre aims to be big tourism draw

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The Grove Theatre — a new outdoor amphitheatre in Fenelon Falls – will be home to an all-new summer festival of live performances.

Created under the auspices of the Kawartha Works Community Co-operative (KWCC), with construction funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and additional support from members of the local community, The Grove Theatre has been conceived to engage and inspire both visitors and local residents, according to a press release.

“The annual festival will bring new vitality not only to Fenelon Falls itself but to the whole region of Kawartha Lakes,” the release states.

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Strumbellas’ drummer steps in front of mic with new solo album

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Jeremy Drury. Photo: Mike Oksman.

After close to a decade touring with The Strumbellas, Lindsay-raised drummer Jeremy Drury is stepping out of his comfort zone and in front of the microphone to share his voice and stories.

A project years in the making, Drury shared the exclusive premier of his first single “Pour Another” with the Lindsay advocate in 2018. Since then, has found time during this world-wide downtime to finalize his debut solo album.

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James Barker to headline concert to Benefit Academy Theatre

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The Academy Theatre is in serious trouble, according to a media release, and the theatre is hoping  James Barker and a cadre of special guests might save it.

As with many arts and culture organizations, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the future viability of the city’s performance hub, having left the building dark since mid-March.

With hopes of reopening slowly and with severely limited operational capacity in the spring, more than a year will have passed since closing its doors to the public. As an independent performing arts venue with no government support, the Academy Theatre’s lifeblood is in events, fundraising, and donations supported by the community.

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Young recording artist doesn’t let Muscular Dystrophy slow his musical journey

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Caleb Frazier describes his music as Christian hip hop.

When local recording artist, Caleb Frazier, describes music as a social media, it at first feels like he is minimizing the art form. After all, Instagram and Snapchat may be present at almost every human experience from weddings and funerals to wars and halftime shows, but they are documenting these experiences, not fuelling them.

The 19-year-old Virginia native has lived in Cameron the last three years. (His mother married a Canadian and moved north of the 49th parallel.)

Frazier points out that music remains a means of entertaining, teaching, and protesting, but it has been democratized.

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