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Mary Pratt: This Little Painting Masterpiece in Focus
April 4, 2015 - November 1, 2015
Headliner(s): Mary Pratt
Featured Titles: Mary Pratt
9:00 am - 9:00 pm at National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, NB

From April 4 until November 1, the National Gallery of Canada will be displaying the works of the iconic Mary Pratt. The exhibition emphasizes Pratt's "contemplative attention to everyday rituals." For more information on the exhibition, take a look at the NAC's website here!



Emily Carr exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario
April 11, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Headliner(s): Sarah Milroy, Ian Dejardin
Featured Titles: From the Forest to the Sea
10:00 am - 9:00 pm at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

The Art Gallery of Ontario will be exhibiting From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia from April 11 until July 12, 2015. Alongside Carr's paintings, there will be over 40 historic indigenous artifacts from the Pacific Northwest Coast. If you'd like to find out more about the exhibition, take a look at the AGO's website here!



National Gallery of Canada Special Exhibition of Colville Works
April 23, 2015 - September 7, 2015
Headliner(s): Andrew Hunter
Featured Titles: Colville
10:00 am - 5:00 pm at National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON

Check out the National Gallery of Canada's special exhibition of some of Colville's most iconic works. Colville, known for his meticulous hyper-realist work, is a central figure in Canadian contemporary art. If in Ottawa, it's an exhition not to be missed.

"Impossibly meticulous, disarmingly precise acrylics on canvas, the paintings, of course, are Colville's hallmark. They were famously labour-intensive; legend had it that the artist was only able to produce two per year."  — Toronto Star



Stephen Andrews POV exhibition at the AGO
April 23, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Featured Titles: Stephen Andrews POV
10:00 am - 5:30 pm at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON

From April 23rd until August 30th, the Art Gallery of Ontario will be hosting Stephen Andrews POV, the largest solo exhibition by one of Toronto's leading contemporary artists. The exhibition features loans from public and private collections, in addition to three works from the AGO collection. For more information, please click here.



Christopher Pratt: The Places I Go exhibition at The Rooms
May 15, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Headliner(s): Christopher Pratt
Featured Titles: Christopher Pratt
11:00 am - 3:00 pm at The Rooms, 9 Bonaventure Avenue, St. John, NL

From May 15th until September 6th, The Rooms in Newfoundland is hosting an exhibition on the works of Christopher Pratt. Guided tours begin the week of Monday, July 6 with the last tour taking place Thursday, August 27. The Places I Go represents a decade of Pratt’s focused explorations through art and writing, celebrating the blend of familiarity and respect that Pratt has for his home province. For more details on the exhibition, please click here.



For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston
July 11, 2015 - November 1, 2015
Headliner(s): Lynn Johnston
10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John Street, Sudbury, ON

From July 11th to November 1st, the Art Gallery of Sudbury will be hosting "For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston," an exhibition exploring the influences on her early work and the way her drawing style changes over time in the popular comic strip For Better or For Worse. For for information, please click here.



Ian Weir reads at Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
August 14, 2015
Headliner(s): Ian Weir
Featured Titles: Will Starling
9:00 am at TBA (see website), Sechelt, BC

Will Starling author Ian Weir is reading at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in Sechelt, BC. Ian's reading will be at 9:00am on August 14th, 2015. For more information, please consult the festival's website here.



Dan Falk at the Stratford Festival
August 26, 2015
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
10:30 am at Studio Theatre, Stratford, ON

The Science of Shakespeare author Dan Falk will be presenting at this year's Stratford Festival in August. One of the most exciting festivals in Canada, festival goers won't want to miss Dan's discussion on how the Scientific Revolution deeply influenced the works of Shakespeare. Tickets are $25. More information can be found here!



Lindy Mechefske reading at Chaffey’s Locks Hall
September 13, 2015
Headliner(s): Lindy Mechefske
Featured Titles: Sir John's Table
1:00 pm at Chaffey's Locks Hall, Lock Road RR1, Elgin, ON

Chaffey’s Locks Hall will be hosting an afternoon of fun and readings on September 13, 2015 in support of the Rideau Lakes Public Library in Elgin, Ontario. Join author and blogger Lindy Mechefske as she takes part in the event, reading from her latest book Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada’s First Prime Minister. For directions or more information, please click here.



Mark Anthony Jarman at the Kingston WritersFest
September 25, 2015
Headliner(s): Mark Anthony Jarman
Featured Titles: Knife Party at the Hotel Europa
4:30 pm at Bellevue Room, 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

Knife Party at the Hotel Europa author Mark Anthony Jarman is reading at the Kingston WritersFest in Kingston, ON. Jarman will be joining authors Priscila Uppal and Mark Sampson at 4:30pm on September 25th, 2015, for a reading and discussion on writing contemporary short prose. More information can be found here!



Mark Anthony Jarman at the Kingston WritersFest
September 26, 2015
Headliner(s): Mark Anthony Jarman
1:00 pm at Islandview Room 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

Knife Party at the Hotel Europa author Mark Anthony Jarman is speaking at the Kingston WritersFest in Kingston, ON. Jarman will be facing off against authors Roch Carrier and Stephen Smith at 1:00pm on September 26th, 2015, in an epic contest to crown the definitive hockey book. More information can be found here!



Lindy Mechefske at the Kingston WritersFest
September 26, 2015
Headliner(s): Lindy Mechefske
Featured Titles: Sir John's Table
1:00 pm at Sir. John A. Macdonald Room, 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON

Sir John’s Table author Lindy Mechefske is speaking at the Kingston WritersFest in Kingston, ON. This structured class on the different forms of food writing, perfect for beginning food bloggers and anyone interested in incorporating food into their writing, will be held at 1:00pm on September 26th, 2015. More information can be found here.



Lindy Mechefske at the Kingston WritersFest
September 27, 2015
Headliner(s): Lindy Mechefske
Featured Titles: Sir John's Table
12:30 pm at Sir John’s Public House, 343 King Street East, Kingston, ON

Sir John’s Table author Lindy Mechefske is presenting at the Kingston WritersFest in Kingston, ON. Enjoy delicious food tastings as Lindy presents her latest work on Sir John A. MacDonald at 12:30pm on September 27, 2015. More information can be found here.



Daniel Scott Tysdal at Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild Poetry Panel
October 23, 2015
Headliner(s): Daniel Scott Tysdal
Featured Titles: Fauxccasional Poems
1:00 pm at 4177 Albert Street South, Regina, SK

The Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild will be hosting poet and author of Fauxccasional Poems Daniel Scott Tysdal for a special poetry discussion panel entitled “Journey to the Centre of the Poet.” The event will take place at the Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre Regina on Friday Oct. 23, at 1pm. For more information, please click here.



Daniel Scott Tysdal Poetry Workshop at Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild
October 24, 2015
Headliner(s): Daniel Scott Tysdal
10:15 am at 4177 Albert Street South, Regina, SK

Poet and author of Fauxccasional Poems Daniel Scott Tysdal will be hosting a poetry workshop with the Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild. The workshop will take place at the Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre Regina on Saturday Oct. 24, at 10:15am. For more information, please click here.



Shauna Singh Baldwin at the Vancouver Writer's Festival
October 24, 2015
Headliner(s): Shauna Singh Baldwin
Featured Titles: English Lessons and Other Stories (Reader's Guide Edition)
10:30 am at TBA (see website), Vancouver, BC

Shauna Singh Baldwin will be participating in this year's Vancouver Writer's Festival. The event, "Freedom of Expression," will be held Saturday, October 24th at 10:30am. For more details, please visit the Vancouver Writer's Festival website here.



Dan Falk presentation for RASC Speaker's Night
November 25, 2015
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
7:30 pm at Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON

Dan Falk will be speaking for the Royal Astronomy Society of Canada for their Speaker's Night on November 25. Tracing the lines between Shakespeare's work and the coinciding Scientific Revolution, The Science of Shakespeare is as thrilling a read as this evening promises to be! The evening will be held at the Ontario Science Centre. The event is open to the public!



On exhibit until April 2016 - A Matter of Abstraction
April 4, 2016
Featured Titles: Jacques Hurtubise
11:00 am at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 185 Sainte-Catherine Ouest (corner Jeanne-Mance), Montreal, QC

A personal encounter with the artists and artistic movements that have defined the development of abstraction since the 1940s in Québec and across Canada: that’s what is in store for visitors to the exhibition A Matter of Abstraction, on view at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal starting April 12, 2012. The broad overview provided by the exhibition covers the period from 1940 to 2010, in a display of 110 pieces produced by 60 artists. This multidisciplinary selection encompasses painting, drawing, video and sculpture, with particular emphasis on Québec works in the Collection.

A Matter of Abstraction is laid out in a series of groupings. The circuit continues with spaces devoted to pieces by the Automatists, the Early Plasticians, and gestural expression and structural dynamics as represented in the works of artists like Jacques Hurtubise.

Full information, including hours and prices, may be found on the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal website.

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