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Welcome to the Window on the Arts page!

Listen for Window on the Arts Fridays on Points North, usually between 16:45 and 17:00. (That time has been known to change on occasion.)

Check the bottom of the page for links to arts callendars and organizations.

Send us details about your arts event by fax at 705 688 3220.

You can be a part of Window On The Arts in another  way...
Morning North will help you promote your arts event, but you'll have to do your part to help.  You can be the voice that promotes your event.  Call the talkback line 1 800 461 1138 or 688 3216(local number for Sudbury area listeners).  Leave an announcement with all the pertinent information on the talkback line and we'll use it on air.  Here's a list of what you should include in the message:

YOUR NAME and how you are connected to the event.

- date(s) the event will be held
- artist and artist details if availble
- brief description of the event.
- venue where the event will take place.
- ticket price and location for purchase
- contact  number for the public if they require more information.

Hi, I'm Francine Wesley from Beaver Rapids.  I play the part of Anne in our community theatre's production of Anne of Green Gables.  Its the classic story of an orphan growing up in Prince Edward Island.  In the play, I get to bash a slate on a boy's head, give my best friend too much wine, and eat ice cream for the very first time!  We've been rehearsing for three months...and we're ready to take to the stage Saturday April first at the Beaver Rapids Arena.  Tickets are two dollars and are available at the general store in Beaver Rapids. Hope to see you there!  (If you want more information call 987-6543.)

TIPS:  Keep it simple and clear.  Use a land line as opposed to a cell phone if you can.  The sound quality is usually better.  You should also leave a telephone number you can be reached at if we need to contact you.  Listen to Morning North to hear your voice on the air.

Here's a list of events happening in Northeastern Ontario...

Are you retired or are you looking to get more involved in community activities?  Are you interested in meeting new people, learning to carve in wood or make stained glass pieces?  If so, the Sudbury Carving and Stained Glass Club located in The ParkSide Older Adult Centre is the club for you.  The group meets every weekday morning from 8 to 11 am.  No experience or expertise is necessary.  Members are ready and willing to teach newcomers and assist in any way.  Drop in to see the interesting and creative work being done and join in for the love of learning or call John at 673-6227.

Art Display at the Downstairs Gallery Powassan Public Library. Vist to view works by local artists Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10:30 to 8:00, Friday from 10:30 to 6:00 and Saturday, from 10:30 to 3:30. Powassan Art group meets Mondays. For more information call Linda at 724-5609.

The Dionne Quints Museum is now open for the season. The museum will be open 10:00 to 4:00, Monday through Sunday. The museum features the original Dionne homestead with Quint artifacts and photographs. With admission, visitors receive entrance to the house, and a guided tour. Tours are available in both French and English and the facility is also wheelchair accessible. The museum is located at the Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Information Center at 1375 Seymour, on the corner of Hwy 11 and 17.
For more information, contact the Museum Director at 705-472-8480.

1500 pub presents live jazz with Zach Weil featuring Jean Yves B�gin - Tenor Sax; Jessica Hudson - Bass; Marcel Gauthier - Drums; Zach Weil - Piano, every Sunday from 6:30 to 9:30. No cover charge.

SUDBURY, MAY 22 TO JUNE 20, 2009
La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO) presents Marinana Lafrance - The nickel city fl�neur. Mariana Lafrance's project will draw you into a fantastic tale and allow you to experience the wanderer's wanderings. The exhibition will be from May 22 to June 20, 2009 at the GNO at 174 Elgin street.

The Red Top Motor Inn presents Canadian Blues Musician, Ken Hamm to kick-off it's 2009 Dinner/Show season. Two great evenings of music and food will take place at the Red Top Motor Inn, Friday May 29th and Saturday May 30th. Ken Hamm is a Canadian blues and roots music artist with an international reputation. He has a reputation as a dynamic, moving performer, mixing hot slide fingerstyle acoustic blues with original songs based on his travels and encounters. Show times is 6:30. Price for dinner and show is $60.00 per person. Reservations are required. Special overnight rates for patrons attending the dinner/show is $35.00 for two people, double occupancy. For more information call 705-843-2100 or 1-877-843-2100.

NORTH BAY, MAY 23 TO JUNE 18, 2009
Joan Ferneyhough Gallery presents new paintings by Rob O'Flanagan. I Am Aware of the Crisis presents a series of spare, colourful geometric paintings that evoke beauty, harmony and balance as a visual counterbalance to the global financial crisis he covers daily as an award-winning journalist. The Gallery is at 157 First Avenue East. For more information call 705-476-1534.

The Northern Artist Gallery presents Painting Junction Creek: Borrowed Elements. Twenty local artists took a walk along Junction Creek in Sudbury, Ontario. Their motivation and inspiration is derived from their desire to commune with nature while raising awareness of a local environmental cause. On the exhibition's  opening night, Thursday June 4th, AoE will be featuring a special guest speaker, Carrie Regenstreif from the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee. All work is juried and will be available for sale. For more information call 705-674-0415.

The Northern Artist Gallery is holding the "Picture Our Lakes Photography Contest". Focusing on the 330 lakes in the Greater City of Sudbury, the project is intended to change outside perspectives of Sudbury as an industrial wasteland. The public is asked to submit their best photographs of water bodies that are part of the city's watersheds, lakes, rivers, creeks, and ponds. Four distinct categories are created: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter and additionally a youth category for contestants under 18. The contest closing date is June 12th. The public is invited to go and vote for the best photos starting June 13th to July 3 at The Northern Artist Gallery-Artists on Elgin, 168 Elgin street, Monday to Saturday 10 to 5. For more information call 705-674-0415.

Gordon's Park Eco Resort on Manitoulin Island has been designatred a dark sky preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society.
Here is information on the 2009 Events Calander at Gordon's Park:
Thursday nights in July & August are Astronomy nights. Every Thursday night starting July 2, Gordon's park offers a program that includes an orientation into astronomy, preview of astrophotography pictures, detailed review of astronomy posters on planets, northern lights and solar systems, as well as intructions on the use of a planisphere to find objects in the night sky. Participants will learn how to star hop, view with the naked eye, and have the opportunity to try Bausch & Lomb wide-angle binoculars & observe through the parks 8'' Dobsonian Telescope. There is camping cabins, Bed & Breakfast, Tipi tenting, wooded campsites, stargazing cabins. To book your reservation call 705-859-2470.


The Algoma Conservatory of Music diplays music-inspired paintings by Ellen Van Laar.

Algoma Moon Fine Art & Design Outdoor Art Gallery - Open House every Saturday rain or shine from 9 to 5, 523 Dean Lake Road (between Iron Bridge & Blind River). Call Lou Lacroix at 705-843-0884.

Secondary School Art Circuit till May 30,2009
ARTwork by students from the Sault Ste. Marie and District Public and Separate School Boards will be featured in this annual exhibition, which will give students the opportunity to be involved in the selection process and work alongside professionals to gain insight into how a show is curated and installed.


If you have an arts event that you would like to let our listeners know about, send us a fax at 705 688 3220.

Here are links to arts organizations in our listening area.

The Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie and DistrictExternal Link

Sault Theatre WorkshopExternal Link

Capitol Centre, North BayExternal Link

Artists On Elgin, SudburyExternal Link

Art Gallery of SudburyExternal Link

La Gallery du Nouvel-Ontario, SudburyExternal Link

Sudbury Contemporary Art Resurrectionists(SCAR)External Link

Manitoulin Fine Arts AssociationExternal Link

The Art Gallery of AlgomaExternal Link

Other links of interest...

Sault Ste. Marie, Loplops LoungeExternal Link

Sudbury, The Townehouse TavernExternal Link

North Bay,Gateway Theatre GuildExternal Link

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