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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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For further information please call 613-968-6731 x2040 or e-mail gallery@bellevillelibrary.ca
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Concert - Saturday, November 16, 2 - 4 p.m.

Join us for the 4th annual Duncan Cooper Trio Christmas Concert and enjoy a live performance of jazz standards and ‘not-so-standards,’ along with some jazzy musical Christmas ‘stocking stuffers’. This free concert is sponsored by Sponsored by Linda & Roli Tipper



Quinte Concerts - Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:15 - 1 p.m.

Renowned vocalist Douglas Rice hosts this classical music concert. Admission Free - Donations Appreciated.

Tribute to Judy Garland     

The life and loss of screen legend Judy Garland is celebrated this year marking the 50th anniversary of her death. This concert highlights some of Judy's most famous torch songs as we celebrate in loving memory one of the world's greatest talents from the golden age of film.


Gallery Stroll 2019: November 21

Galleries in Belleville’s newly formed Gallery District will remain open in the evening from 4-7 p.m., inviting visitors to walk the horseshoe to discover the amazing talents of artists and artisans on display.

Galleries include:  Artists & Artisans Gallery & Studio, Belleville Art Association Gallery, Gallery 121, John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Quinte Arts Council Gallery

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 Armchair Traveler series.

December 12, 6-7 p.m.  Lola Reid Allin

Lola Reid Allin guides us on a 10-day camping trek through snow-covered mountain passes and rushing rivers in Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut.

Images from Lola's adventure will be on display in the corridor gallery December 2019 through January 2020.


Images from October's talk by Robert Bates, "To the Stars and Back",  is on display in the corridor gallery until the end of November.


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

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 21, December 19, 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/ 

November 15, December 20, 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.

Please note that the workshops for November 5 & 19 are Full

December 3: Watercolour & Ink Greeting Cards.

Inspired by the printmaking of Andy Warhol, we will use watercolour—pencil and palette—to create some seasonal images in a relaxed Pop Art format.  Outlining in watercolour pencil allows control of line and shape that can be tricky in watercolour, while using palette paint allows for blends of colour that have a spontaneity for which watercolour is known.  Ink pen will then be used to bring an illustrative finish to our work.  




December 17:  Acrylic: Winter Mountain.

Lauren Harris, as part of the Group of Seven, is one of Canada’s best known artists of the 20th Century.  In this workshop, we look to the early 1930’s when Harris’ work was influenced by the Art Nouveau movement: forms were simplified, areas of colour grew larger, and white brought a glow to the work.  We will paint our own mountain scene using smooth brushstrokes of blended colour to create our simplified rocks, icefields and snowy peaks.  



Workshops Coming in 2020

January 14 - Acrylic: Palette Knife & January 28 - Chalk Pastels: Sailboat

February 11 - Watercolour: Snowy Mountains & February 25 - Acrylic: Sgraffito Basket of Fruit.