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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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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.

3rd in the series - February 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  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.

Mike's photographs will be on display in the corridor gallery until the end of March.



April 13:  Brad Denoon - Going Down Home is Always a Special Trip.

Join Brad Denoon as he highlights some of his favourite images from Prince Edward Island.


Confederation Bridge, Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick - photograph by 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.

February 21, March 21, April 18, 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  facebook.com/groups/thedoodlegroup/ 

February 15, March 15, April 26, 2019 





Quinte Concerts on Thursday, March 27, 12:15 p.m. 

The Parrott Gallery in partnership with Douglas Rice, founder of the Quinte Mozart Festival, presents a new classical music series titled Quinte Concert. Please join us on Wednesday, March 27th at 12:15 for Songs by Schubert.

Free Admission - Donations Appreciated.




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.

February 19:  Create with Acrylic:  February Flowers

Exploring the characteristics of different brushes and how they work with acrylic paint, in this workshop we will say “no to the snow” and focus on spring flowers.  Using simple brush strokes and employing our understanding of Value (light and dark), we will create a bouquet of blooms that having nothing to do with the February weather, whatever it happens to be on the day!


Original artwork by Rachel Harbour


March 5:  Create with Acrylic: Paint from a Photo.

Barn in snowy field.Inspiration can come from anywhere, and artists often use photos to capture a scene for future reference. Sometimes a photo is so perfect, it becomes the inspiration itself. In this Workshop, we will practice a simple grid technique for transferring a photo onto a canvas, then using brush and palette knife, paint this beautiful scene by photographer Audra Kent.


March 19:  Watercolour:  More Texture!

Old Shed Door.Sponges, candles, tissues and different brushes work together in this workshop, continuing our exploration of textures in watercolour.  Utilizing this collection of tools to apply layers of colour, we will develop the aged patina of wood and stone in this “Old Shed Door” image.