What’s On in the Arts: July 2017

Beth McCubbin at ACME Art and Sailboat Company
Beth McCubbin at ACME Art and Sailboat Company
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Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in June 2017.

For a complete list of music events, see our events calendar.

 

Visual Art // Theatre // Film // Literary Arts // Workshops

 

Visual Art

Connie van Rijn: Re-Formation // Ongoing to July 1 // Star X // more info
Van Rijn’s first exhibition in 20 years, showcasing her oil-based interpretations of landscape and moods.

 

Sunlight and Shadow at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio

Sunlight and Shadow at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio

Sunlight and Shadow // Ongoing to July 9 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
A show of art depicting how light and shadow reveals and conceals our world.

 

Dylan Miner: Aanikoobijigan // Ongoing to July 15 // Artspace // more info
Part of Miner’s ongoing investigation of his ancestor’s arrest for hunting deer in 1906, and the wider issues of indigenous rights.
Curator’s talk July 6 at 7pm.

 

Of Moose and Monarchs at Art Gallery of Peterborough

Of Moose and Monarchs at Art Gallery of Peterborough

Of Moose and Monarchs // July 1 to September 24 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Works spanning the career of Charles Pachter, known for his tongue-in-cheek takes on colonial Canadiana.

 

Everything is Fleeting // July 1 to September 24 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Local letterpress printmaker and artist Jeffrey Macklin explores Canadian iconography as a brand, and the problems that presents.

 

New Canadian Cabins // July 1 to September 24 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Aiden Urquhart’s series of playful collages exploring his time growing up in southwestern Ontario.

 

Everything is Fleeting at Art Gallery of Petebrorough

Everything is Fleeting at Art Gallery of Petebrorough

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections // July 1 to September 24 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
A wide selection of works by area artists that will be on display in the upcoming Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour in September.

 

First Friday Art Crawl // July 7 // more info
Travel the downtown galleries in this monthly crawl, with simultaneous openings at Evans Contemporary, Christensen Fine Art, and ACME Art and Sailboat Company, plus live poetry in Bankers Common and more.

 

Children of Satan // July 7 to 29 // Evans Contemporary and Star X // more info
Celebrating the growing Peterborough visual art scene and the end of the art season with group exhibitions featuring over a dozen artists.
Opening reception July 7 at 6pm.

 

Summer of ’17 // July 7 to August 31 // Christensen Fine Art // more info
A revolving exhibition over the summer months featuring works by various gallery artists.
Opening reception July 7 at 6pm.

 

Beth McCubbin // July 7 to 29 // ACME Art and Sailboat Company // more info
New works by Beth McCubbin, a Gatineau-based visual artist, objects conservator, instructor, and curator.
Opening reception July 7 at 6pm.



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Theatre

Bombers: Reaping the Whirlwind at 4th Line Theatre

Bombers: Reaping the Whirlwind at 4th Line Theatre

Bombers: Reaping the Whirlwind // July 4 to 29 // 4th Line Theatre (Millbrook, ON) // more info
Memories of love, loss, and friendship set against the electrified and heightened backdrop of World War II. A new play by David S. Craig.

 

The Foursome // July 14 to 22 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A warm and funny play by Norm Foster about four friend reconnecting over 18 holes of golf. Directed by Ray Henderson.

 

The Moon Landing // July 17 // Red Dog // more info
The “true” story of when Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Stanley Kubrick walked on the surface of the Moon, and why they never returned.

 

Film

Ghost in the Shell at Artspace

Ghost in the Shell at Artspace

Ghost in the Shell // July 5 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society presents the acclaimed 1995 sci-fi anime film set in a technologically advanced society full of intrigue and sexy robot ladies.

 

Battleship Potemkin // July 19 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
The Trent Film Society presents the 1925 Sergei Eisenstein classic known for its ground-breaking cinematic storytelling.

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone // July 21 // 7pm // Silver Bean Cafe // more info
Part of the Van Veen Summer Film Series presenting free family movies in the open air.



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Literary Arts

Show and Tell Poetry Series Showcase // July 7 // 7pm // Bankers Common // more info
Part the First Friday Art Crawl, featuring readings by poets David Stymeist, Jennifer LoveGrove, and Mike Johnston.

 

Rodney DeCroo: BC's Tenement Man at the Garnet

Rodney DeCroo: BC’s Tenement Man at the Garnet

Rodney DeCroo: BC’s Tenement Man // July 22 // 5pm // The Garnet // more info
Book launch for DeCroo’s new book of poetry Allegheny, BC, followed at 8pm by music from DeCroo off his new record, Old Tenement Man.

 

July Slam // July 27 // 7:3pm // The Spill // more info
The monthly event by the Peterborough Poetry Slam Collective, also featuring an open mic and guest feature poet, still TBA.

 

Keyboards! // July 30 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
Live-writing event by Justin Million of the Show and Tell Poetry Series and his typewriter, this time assembling a book about the city’s failings to accommodate the arts scene.

 

Workshops

Flex Clay // Wednesdays // 6:30pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Battleship Potemkin at Artspace

Battleship Potemkin at Artspace

The Joy of Bob 5 // July 6 // 8pm // Theatre on King // more info

 

Bring A Friend Night // July 14 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Girls Night Out // July 29 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

High Water Everywhere: A Workshop for Artists by Mark Molnar // July 31 // 7pm // Curated // more info

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