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Art & Culture in the Hall, Call Out for Vendors, Artists, Musicians, February Happenings in Oshawa
There’ a new Art & Culture in the Hall exhibit now on display in Oshawa’s City Hall, outside Council Chambers.
See a “Whimsical Look at Our History”, presented by the Oshawa Museum, featuring artwork by Eric Sangwine from their archival collection. Pieces created by Eric can be found in the collections of the University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, and the Stephen Leacock Museum National Historic Site. Locally, his artwork can be found at the Civic Recreation Complex, the Oshawa Public Library, and the Clarington Public Library!
The Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame is proud to celebrate the Oshawa Green Gaels dynasty of the 1960s with memorabilia from legendary founder and coach, Jim Bishop and many local athletes. This Junior Lacrosse team won seven consecutive All Canadian Minto Cup Championships! A record unparalleled in sports, especially in Junior where players only compete for a few years in their teens.
Peony Festival Looking for Artisans, Homemade Makers and Food Vendors
Applications are now open for artists, homemade makers and food vendors for thePeony Festival, June 10 and June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. This beautiful award winning festival attracts visitors from the GTA and beyond and sees over 7,000 people over the course of the weekend. If you are a vendor or know someone who is,applications are now open.
Call for Musicians and Bands Now Open!
It may seem early but we are already looking for musicians and bands for our upcoming2023 Summer Season!If you know someone who might be interested or you are interested you can learn more and applyonline.
February Events and Happenings
Canadian Automotive Museum
Registerfor the Canadian Automotive Museums virtual Third Thursday Talk, Studebaker of Canada, on February 16 at 7 p.m. with Andy Beckman, Studebaker National Museum and Richard Barlas, City of Hamilton Museums.
You’re invited to attend Durham Region’sBlack History Month Celebrationon February 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery! Together We Rise Durham: Excellence Through the Arts celebration will feature keynote speaker Cameron Bailey, CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The evening will highlight Black talent and showcase artistic displays with live music, performances and more! Refreshments will be served.
Ontario Regiment Museum
Visit the Ontario Regiment Museum for Tank Saturday on February 11 for Winter Warfare: Experience the Military Vehicles used in Northern Weather. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the show begins at 1 p.m. Purchase your ticketsonline.
Check out the Oshawa MuseumsSpeaker Series, in partnership with Oshawa Libraries, on February 21 at 6 p.m. at the McLaughlin Library Auditorium to learn about the history of Club Carib.
Oshawa Public Libraries
Head to the Oshawa Public Libraries – McLaughlin Branch for VR Tech Talk and Tryout on February 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Learn about the latest virtual reality technology, and give it a try, with a visit to an immersive VR environment, or a game experience.Registrationis required.
Oshawa Senior Community Centres
Celebrate Black History month with Juno award-winning vocalist Sonia Collymore, accompanied by Dwight Dawes on February 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This FREE event is funded through a New Horizons forSeniors Grant from the Government of Canada. Refreshments, and a great time, will be provided.Registrationis strongly encouraged.
Parkwood Estate:National Historic Site
Plan your visitto Parkwood Estate, sign up for their Auto Baron Guided Tour to step back in time and experience life in 1917.
PineRidge Arts Council
The PineRidge Arts Council is accepting submissions for a Juried Photography Exhibition. Find the detailsonline. Submission deadline is February 26.
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Join the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for a conversation about the lasting impact and legacy of artist Kazuo Nakamura on February 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The discussion will be led by panelists Louise Noguchi (artist), Bryce Kanbara (artist and recent Governor General Award recipient), and John Hatch (art historian). This event is free butregistrationis encouraged. Refreshments will be served.
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