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Free Concert on Saturday, December 8, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. "Symbols of Christmas"

Carpe Diem String Ensemble presents Anissa Nielsen performing Schubert's beautiful Ave Maria at the Parrott Gallery Annual Christmas Concert.

This year’s concert is all about things that immediately conjure up the image of Christmas, no matter what time of the year we hear them mentioned: caroling, sleigh rides, Bethlehem, reindeer, the Nutcracker ballet, manger, holly and ivy. You will hear and can sing along with traditional Christmas carols, enjoy hearing some Mozart accompanied by real sleigh bells, imagine the charming sugar plum fairies dancing to Tchaikovsky. There will be a humorous mash-up of Christmas carols and classical tunes, as well as a rousing fiddle rendition of Jingle Bells.


Armchair Traveller - A retro travelogue series featuring local adventurers.

Spend an evening visiting far off places, learn interesting facts, and sample new cultures all without leaving your chair! Join local adventurer/photographers as they share some of their global experiences in our new Armchair Traveler series.

2nd in the series - Thursday, December 13, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Lola Reid Allin

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Beyond

After a successful summit of Kilimanjaro in more snow than the tallest freestanding mountain has had in twenty years, Lola travels to the Serengeti by airplane -which she gets to fly- and on to the exotic Spice Island of Zanzibar. Join Lola to hear more of her exotic adventures.

“Above Meru”, photograph by Lola Reid Allin

Lola’s photographs will be on display in the gallery corridor for December 2018 and January 2019.

February 7:  Mike Gaudaur - 15 Years/70 Safaris

Mike will share images ranging from natural landscapes & animal portraits to highly manipulated artistic renderings of African photo art.

April 13:  Brad Denoon


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.

December 20, January 17, February 21, 2019


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

“The Doodle Group”, led by Marita Langlois, is a guided, mindful drawing session for all to attend. Bring your creativity, supplies and be prepared to be amazed at what you can create! For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedoodlegroup/ 

December 21, January 18, February 15, 2019 




Tuesday Workshops with Artist & Instructor Rachel Harbour - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

$20 per workshop due at time of registration (includes materials). Register early as space is limited.

Images are original artwork by Rachel Harbour

December 4 - Watercolour Cards: Lanterns & Ornaments

We return now to our adventures in watercolour. Two cards to take home will be created with both watercolour palette and watercolour pencil techniques. Details of shape and tone will be added, in ink, by using drawing techniques of hatching, cross-hatching and stippling.




January 15, 2019 -  Create with Acrylic: Seasons Tree

Beginning our winter session with Acrylic on canvas, in this workshop we will create a “Seasons Tree” to welcome the New Year. Combining traditional techniques of blending and linework using brushes, with the use of unconventional tools for building colourful leaves, we will create a sectional image that presents the colours of each season of the year all in one delightful tree.


January 22: Create with Acrylic: Still Life

Following in the footsteps of so many artists before us, we will use this workshop to develop our observation skills by closely observing pieces of fruit. After looking at characteristics of colour, light and shade, surface texture, proportion and contour, we will build our composition across two canvases, creating a diptych showing multiple views of our fruity subject.