Category: event

Rogers WiFi in Toronto

This Internet user has more than enough problems with WiFi providers in Canada over the past 5-7 years. Add to the usual litany of Murphy’s Law downtimes, errors in billing and “ever so reachable and courteous” support services there has been more than my fair share of “promises, promises, promises” not kept. 10Mbs download and…

4th Line Theater in Millbrook at Winslow Farm

4th Line Theater is truly rural-based live theater smack dab in the Northwest Quadrant of Northumberland County in Eastern Ontario. The playhouse is below Peterborough above Cobourg and Port Hope, East of Port Perry and West of Sterling. But unlike theaters in these communities, 4th Line is truly outdoor rural much like Stratford’s Shakespeare Festival  in its…

Sailing Around the World

Ever fantasize about sailing around the World? Go to the Stirling Library on Wed May 13th from 7:00 to 8:30PM and get the real inside info – the full story with lots of great pictures of Paul and Sandra Johnston’s World spanning travels by sailboat. What is fascinating is not just the adventures but also the luck and…

Art at Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival

The Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival is of course rightly famous for the pancake, sausage, and syrup drenched meals in the Sugar Bush where festival goers can see Maple Syrup being made, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride in the bush, enjoy down-home country music and dancing, compete in friendly log sawing competitions and lots of Winter’s…

Alicia’s Art

I have been carrying two curiosities with me for the past 2 dozen years or so. First, I have always wondered what would happen if the Mos Eisley Cantina scene in Stars Wars were carried into popular music and dance (I have recently seen that brilliant denouement at the Toronto Fringe Festival when the Gadfly…

Quarterdeck Chronicles Adventures on Sailing Around the World

Imagine sailing around the World with routes in the Caribbean, across the Mediterranean, plus sailing in the pirate and typhoon infested waters of the sometimes infamous Straits of Malacca. An adventurous and sometimes very risky business. These are the tales that Campbellford residents Paul and Sandra Johnston experienced in their round-the world travels on the…

Trent Hills Creative Christmas Gifts

Pics of Canada has featured Canadian artists over the years, particularly those in Northumberland Hills. But this last Fall’s Trent Hills Gallery Hop was an eye opener as  to the range and quality of artistry available in the area. With that in mind, this post is designed to show some of the Creative Christmas Gift opportunities…

Art Classes In Campbellford

Jeanette Campbell, an accomplished artist, is giving a series of  Art Classes in Campbellford. Jeanette at the recent Trent Hills Gallery Hop Jeanette studied at MacMaster University, Ontario College of Art and Banff School of Fine Art. Her paintings have been exhibited and sold across Canada, the USA, Britain, the Netherlands and Barbados. Jeanette works in…

Trent Hills Gallery Hop Preview: Erwin Rummel

The Trent Hills Gallery Hop 2 has a number of returning artists including one favorite from last year, painter & sculptor Erwin Rummel at the Naked Elm Gallery. Erwin works in a number of media, but concentrates on painting. An artist with an interest in well-structured figurative or representational work, with emphasis on classical compositional…

Gallery Hop Preview: Gundi Viviani-Finch

Glass is one of the most artistic of media because it bends and reflects light, the stuff of vision, in so many ways. Thus the Trent Hills Gallery Hop is lucky to have two master glass workers in its midst- Paulus Tjiang and Gundi Viviani-Finch This is the preview of Gundi Viviani-Finch, Glass Artist Gundi…

Gallery Hop Preview: Frantic Farms Clay & Glass Studio

With a name like Frantic Farms, one has visions of a rural farm with chickens trotting across the front yard while artisans wander around waiting for inspiration to strike. Well, not so. Frantic Farms is right on the Mill Street in downtown Warkworth Ontario just across from the Farm Supply Store. This is the studio…

Gallery Hop Preview: Dimitri Papatheodorou

Dimitri is a Toronto/Warkworth artist, architect, poet, painter and musician displaying a selection of current paintings and works in clay in his historic stone studio. Your visit may include an impromptu piano recital-performance! In addition, outdoor glass installations by established artist Paulus Tjiang (Frantic Farms) will be on display. Paulus will be present during the…