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Choral Workshop 2014
Saturday May 3 from 9:30am to 3:30pm

a day of singing together and exploring approaches to choral music for singers and choral directors featuring workshop leader Tony Browning.
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MUSIC FESTIVAL ~ April 28 to May 9, 2014
A learning experience for all students, teachers, adjudicators and audience! It provides for the development of talents, the promotion of creativity and the recognition of excellence. Join us as we celebrate our 11th year!
Band with Dr. Errol Gay, April 30
Piano with Sandra Mogensen, April 30 – May 2
Strings with Roufat Amiraliev, Monday, May 5
Vocal with Kimberly Briggs, May 5-6
Choirs / Ensembles with Kimberly Briggs, May 5-6
Drama with Gabrielle Kemeny, May 8
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ARTS ON MAIN 2014 FESTIVAL ~ May 23 to June 11, 2014
Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham
Celebrate our festival opening at the Beeton Honey & Garden Festival Saturday, May 24. Musicians, performers, artists, artisans, youth theatre.
Arts on Main to include:

Youth Art show for students Age 6 - Gr 12, entries positively adjudicated, awards, Educational component to be scheduled for all ages. Pre-registration required; please see here for details.

Our community businesses welcome exhibits of artwork in their windows and within their businesses on the main streets of Alliston, Beeton and Tottenham. This event shall be juried for prizes. Musicians, performers and theatre groups welcome to participate in our events. Pre-registration required; please see here for details.

A lively, exciting art competition for ages 16 and over, paint in a defined time period, prizes judged by the public 1st Prize $500 2nd Prize $250 Silent Auction of all paintings to follow. Pre-registration required; please see here for details.

Looking for a volunteer to help coordinate Arts in our Communities
This program put our member's art out into the community: in libraries, businesses, and offices.  Please speak with Lynda for more details.


...opportunities to participate in the Arts in South Simcoe
Over the past year The South Simcoe Arts Council has rotated artists work throughout the community with great success. The program commenced at the Stevenson Memorial Hospital and the Red Pine Inn has since become very popular at local restaurants.  Please contact us for if you are interested in placing you art around town or having an artist place their work at your business.

Shop Now at the SSAC office

We have Artist's Greeting Cards and Author's Books for sale at the SSAC office. Come take a look and support our artists!
Our Member's Events

The New Tecumseth Singers Present "Glorious Spring"
featuring the Renowned "Gloria" by Antonio Vivaldi accompanied by Chamber Orchestra, in addition to works by Morley, Thompson, Ridout, Rachmaninov, Rutter and Willan, under the direction of John Wervers.
Saturday, April 05, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's United Church, 56 Victoria St.E., Alliston, ON
Alliston: Lloyd’s Papermoon, 45 Victoria St. W., (705) 435-9890
Cookstown: Country Concessions, 1 Dufferin (705)458-4546
Tottenham: Guild Chiropractic Clinic, 111 Queen S. (905) 936-6544
or Contact Mary Cole, (705) 435-5497 or any choir member.
Adult//Senior $15.00, Under 16yrs free

Achill Choral Society presents Broadway!
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:30 pm, Knox Presbyterian Church, 160 King Street South, Alliston. 
Sunday, May 4, 2014, 7:30 pm, Christ Church Anglican, 22 Nancy Street, Bolton.
$25 Adults/ $10.00 Age 13-18/ Free for children under 12

Catch the BUZZ…
The Beeton Tottenham Business Improvement Association (BTBIA) is excited to announce “The Great Big Beeton Bee Contest Part 2”.  We welcome all Artists to enter their rendition of a bee made of weather resistant materials such as wood, metal, copper, concrete, glass etc. The artistic entries will be judged at this year’s “Beeton Honey and Garden Festival” May 24th, 2014 by public voting. First place wins $2000.00, Second place wins $1000.00 and Third place wins $500.00.  We encourage friends, family and the public to come out to see the bees at the Beeton Honey and Garden Festival on Saturday May 24th, 2014, where they can vote for their favourite Bee. Watch for last year’s Bee’s to be displayed in the Village of Beeton starting April 1st, 2014. Please contact the BTBIA for contest rules and for registration forms:

The Cookstown Creative Chair Challenge is back for Round Two!
“Buried Alive in the Snowbank" chair? “Picture me in Tahiti" Chair? Your imagination tells the story!
Deadline May 24. Visit for entry form and to see 2013’s awesome chairs.

The Gibson Centre Gift Shop

The Gift Shop at the Gibson Centre carries original works by artists from all over Ontario including many SSAC members.  This month's highlighted artist is Lora Childs, sculptor.  Look for Murphy's Farmstead confections now and as we approach the Christmas season.

Please contact Susan Menzies
Susan is Artist in Residence and Curator of the Gibson Centre Gift Shop

705-435-2828 x24

Papermoon Lloyd's Gallery

Art supplies have arrived at Papermoon!!
Here is a small list of what Heidi has brought in to start:
  • Winsor & Newton watercolours and mediums
  • Winsor & Newton galeria acrylics and mediums
  • large selection of brushes for watercolour, acrylic and oil
  • Arches 22x30 140lb cold press and hot press watercolour paper
  • Arches 22x30 300lb cold press watercolour paper
  • Arches 140lb cold press watercolour paper blocks
  • Canvas: Gallery style (1.5" deep ) and traditional style (.75"), canvas panels. All in different sizes.
  • Itoya portfolios in different sizes.
  • sketchbooks, coloured pencils, pencils, pens and conte.
  • kits for drawing and painting
***If there is a product that Heidi does not have in stock she can order it in. In the new year Heidi will supply oil paints but for now she can order on request. Please come in to see the art supplies and any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
Papermoon, Lloyd's Gallery
Heidi Mackenzie, CPF
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Looking for Music Therapist
Hi there, just thought I'd send out a note to ask if you know of anyone interested in doing some group work at Pine River Institute. We are an addiction treatment centre for adolescents and are located on River Rd in Mulmur. We are looking for a person to run 2 one hour groups per week involving music in some therapeutic therapy would be great but we are looking for a dynamic person who can teach and entertain those that can be difficult to teach and entertain!If you know of anyone or want to pass this along to your members I would really appreciate it. thanks.
Meghan McIntosh, Program Manager at Pine River Institute, or 519-925-9225 ext 109
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