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Gallery Programs and Events

To view upcoming Gallery events and programs in our What's On Calendar, click here.
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Artist Talks and Visual Presentations with Veteran Photojournalist Phil Norton

Phil Norton is offering a series of three talks in conjunction with his exhibition "Photography Adventures". These talks will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Each evening will incorporate an artist talk, a segment of slides to music, coffee time and an opportunity to socialize afterward. Admission is free.

February 9: See the images and hear the stories from a lifelong career as a photojournalist. 

February 16: Highlights from the Photography Adventures group's travels over the past five years.

February 23: A demonstration of the complexity of human activity interacting with the natural world.


Musical Gifts Series on the 2nd Friday of the month, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a morning of music and anecdotes with pianist Rick Penner and his guests. To help you celebrate Canada's 150th Rick will be highlighting Canadian artists.
March 10: Canadian Men
April 14: Canadian Women
May 12: The Music and Wisdom of Buffy Ste. Marie

The Drawing Room on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 2 - 4 p.m.

Picture of people drawing model at the Drawing Room

The Drawing Room offers non-instructional studio sessions to encourage the traditional practice of drawing and painting the human figure from a draped model. This program is held on the third Thursday of each month in the meeting room. There is a suggested donation of $3.00.

March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15

The Doodle Group on the 3rd Friday of the month,  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Calling doodlers, drawers, illustrators, and sketchers of all skills and abilities!

Join us for our monthly doodling sessions on the 3rd Friday of the month. Bring your creations, tools of the trade, and a willingness to share your creativity. These FREE sessions are hosted by Lori St. Clair from 10 - 12 p.m. at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery.

March 17, April 21, May 19

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Yes I CAN Paint! - Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2017

Have you been thinking about trying your hand at painting, but aren’t sure how to get started? Don’t know what materials you need or which brush does what?

Come out and paint with Artist/Instructor Rachel Comeau! In this four week introduction to painting, you will learn in a playful, uninhibited way and create a painting at each session! Seriously!

This is your chance to venture into the world of art making and see if it’s for you. Four weeks, $50.00. That’s all.

Bring your own materials or Rachel will get you started for an additional $20.00. A Materials list will be supplied before the first meeting.

Space is limited, so please call to register before March 14th, 613-968-6731 ext. 2240. Your spot will be confirmed upon receipt of the fee.