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Concert on Saturday, November 10, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Duncan Cooper Trio returns for another fabulous seasonal concert. John Beach, Duncan Cooper and James Mackenzie will enliven your afternoon with a selection of jazz music including pieces from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

This free concert is sponsored by Tipper Financial Services.  


Thursday, November 15, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

See the quilts and hear the stories that go with them. Storyteller and award winning quilt maker Bill Stearman will present his nationally acclaimed Backpack Show here at the Parrott Gallery. All are welcome to this free event.


"Reflections of the Sydney Opera House", quilt - Bill Stearman


Saturday, November 17, 2 - 4 p.m.

In conjunction with the show “Preoccupied with My Father”, Simon Schneiderman will present a poignant talk about his family and their struggle to build a life after the Holocaust, and the continuing struggle of refugees to this day.



Thursday, November 22, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Emerging photographer Larry Tayler has developed a love of street and architectural photography. Larry says that his quirky photos show the congruity of life. Join Larry for a walk through the joint exhibit “Heart and Soul: Two Men tell their Stories”.

"Fiery Dawn", photography - Larry Tayler


Thursday, November 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

This is the last chance to see their incredible talent and meet the men behind the exhibition Hear & Soul. Larry Tayler and Bill Stearman will be at the Parrott Gallery with more stories and insights into their respective art forms: projects, passions, and possibilities.

"Eight", quilt, Bill Stearman. Winter Bicyclist, photograph, Larry Tayler


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 the month of December.

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.

November 15, December 20, January 17, 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/ 

November 16, December 21, January 18, 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

November 6 - Create with Acrylic: Pouring Fun

Continuing to explore the versatility of Acrylic paint, we will combine water, glue and acrylic medium with paint to make it its most fluid and create some “pour” paintings. We will experiment with unusual painting tools like paper towels, pipettes and yarn to create expressive, colour-focused works.



November 20 - Create with Acrylic: Paint a Rock!

Working again with Acrylic, in this workshop we will have some fun using our brushwork techniques to create paintings on rocks, inspired by florals and landscapes. Then, we will use alternative painting tools to create a peaceful “Dot” mandala design.





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.