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To view upcoming Gallery events and programs in our What's On Calendar, click here.
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For further information please call 613-968-6731 x2040 or e-mail gallery@bellevillelibrary.ca
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NEW PROGRAM  Quinte Concerts on Wednesday, May 29, 12:15 p.m. 

The Parrott Gallery in partnership with Douglas Rice, founder of the Quinte Mozart Festival, presents a new lunchtime musical series titled Quinte Concerts. Please join us on Wednesday, May 29th at 12:15 for The Bewitching Baroque.

 Free Admission - Donations Appreciated.



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.

April 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  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.

Brad's photos will be on display in the corridor gallery throughout April & May.

Confederation Bridge, Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick - photograph by Brad Denoon

This will be the last presentation until the Fall!

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.

April 18, May 16, June 20, 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/ 

 April 26 (date change due to holiday), May 17, June 21, 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.

April 23: More Acrylic! Irises Inspired by van Gogh.

In our fall session, we painted our own vase of sunflowers based on the famous series by Vincent van Gogh. Working again with acrylic, but this time inspired by van Gogh’s “Irises,” this workshop will see us working with both brushes and palette knives, building up textures, as we create a beautiful jug full of these late spring classics.


Original artwork by Rachel Harbour


May 7: Watercolour Trees in the Mist.

Watercolour, with its ability to combine techniques of both wash and fine detail, is a delightful medium to portray ‘atmosphere’. In this workshop, we will practice our basic techniques of wash and line work as we explore how to paint different types of trees. We will then combine those techniques to create a lovely, misty landscape scene.


Original artwork by Rachel Harbour


May 21:  Draw and Paint.

Drawing is a technical skill that, with practice, anyone can master. Basic skills in drawing can benefit any artist. In this workshop, we will review an introduction to sketching and shading, then, through the use of some playful exercises, we will develop our drawings into compositions to which we will add some colour with paint, watercolour pencil or chalk.


Original artwork by Rachel Harbour


June 11:  Open Studio.

Play Day!! Do you have paintings at home that are not finished?  Would you like to have a refresher on something we learned?  Would you like simply to come out and paint?  Today is for you.  This unstructured workshop will be Open to your questions and painting hiccups, and if Rachel can help you, she most certainly will.  An Acrylic Pouring corner will be set up for those just wanting to “get messy” and move some paint.  Come and play.


Original artwork by Rachel Harbour

June 18:  Create with Acrylic: Cloisonné Style Animals

Today marks the last of our Tuesday workshops before we break for the summer.  Let's prepare for the good weather and time outside with a bold, colourful painting in a cloisonné style.  Using heavy black outlines to encase bold, colourful patterns, we will paint simple animal compositions which will look completely at home in any sunny corner of a house...or patio!


Original artwork by Rachel Harbour