What’s On in the Arts: January 2018

Peter Barron: The Garden of Earthly Delight at Evans Contemporary
Peter Barron: The Garden of Earthly Delight at Evans Contemporary
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Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in January 2018.

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

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

 

Visual Art

Brenda Francis Pelkey: A Retrospective // Ongoing to January 7 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
A career-spanning retrospective of the Windsor photographer’s works.

 

Public | Private at the Art Gallery of Petebrorough

Public | Private at the Art Gallery of Petebrorough

Public | Private // Ongoing to January 7 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Abstract works from several artists exploring site, human organization, and public versus private spaces.

 

Pushing It // Ongoing to January 7 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Becky Welter-Nolan pushes a 200-pound quilted soft-sculpture ‘boulder’ up a hill.

 

The Winter Show // Ongoing to January 21 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
A winter-themed show featuring works by gallery members.

 

First Friday Art Crawl // January 5 // more info
The monthly event, featuring art openings across downtown, to keep you buzzing throughout the evening.

 

Peter Barron: The Garden of Earthly Delights // January 5 to 27 // Evans Contemporary // more info
Colourful and explosive images of tangled landscapes by the local artists, where figures seemingly materialize magically.
Opening reception January 5 at 6pm.

 

hochelaga rock at Artspace

hochelaga rock at Artspace

hochelaga rock // January 12 to February 17 // Artspace // more info
Hannah Claus explores the fluidity of Indigenous knowledge and time, and the constraints imposed by Western structures.
Opening reception January 12 at 7pm.

 

Student Art Show // January 14 to February 15 // LAUNCH Gallery // more info
Featuring works by Art School of Peterborough students.
Opening reception January 14 at 2pm.

 

The Beauty of Stillness // January 24 to February 25 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
Traditional still life compositions and interiors of rooms and buildings as still life, from gallery members.
Opening reception January 24 at 1pm.



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Theatre and Performance

7 Stories // January 12 to 20 // Gordon Best Theatre // more info
Morris Panych’s powerful play exploring life, death, and everything in between. Presented by the Anne Shirley Theatre Company.

 

The Winter Show at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio

The Winter Show at Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio

The Maids // January 18 to 20 // Theatre on King // more info
Jean Genet’s infamous play about two maids exploring sadomasochistic rituals involving the “killing” of their mistress.

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike // January 19 to February 3 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
The Tony Award-winning Broadway play that riffs on Chekhov’s Russian comedies about family dysfunction.

 

Jeremy Hotz // January 20 // Showplace // more info
One of Canada’s best and most unique standup comedians.

 

Lip Synch Battle 2 // January 25 // Theatre on King // more info
Open lip synch competition. Choreography, song choice, and costume will be considered.

 

Settle This Thing Live // January 26 // Theatre on King // more info
A monthly event where married comedians Tamara Bick and Drew Antzis ask the audience to help solve their marital disputes.

 

Crime City at Theatre on King

Crime City at Theatre on King

Crime City // January 27 // // Theatre on King // more info
A monthly noir detective serial, presented as a live reading in the style of old-time radio.

 

Shorthanded // January 28 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A play reading of Michael Grant’s comedy about the trials and tribulations of middle-aged men’s lives.

 

Tuneless Humming // February 1 // Theatre on King // more info
A new play by Amy Cummings.



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Film

Who Is Dayani Cristal? // January 15 // 6pm // Sadleir House // more info
A documentary about the death of a Latin-American migrant worker in Arizona. Presented by Trent Oxfam. Discussion to follow.

 

Who Is Dayani Cristal? at Sadleir House

Who Is Dayani Cristal? at Sadleir House

Best of Banff Mountain Film Fest // January 15 // 7pm // Market Hall // more info
Films about remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures. In support of the YES Shelter for Youth and Families.

 

Loving Vincent // January 22 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival series presents the 2017 biographical film about Vincent Van Gogh, animated with paintings in his style.

 

Loving Vincent at Galaxy Cinemas

Loving Vincent at Galaxy Cinemas

ReFrame Film Festival // January 25 to 28 // Market Hall, Showplace, The Venue // more info
Peterborough’s annual documentary film festival, featuring dozens of films, mostly with social and political themes, spread across three venues throughout the weekend, as well as evening features: California Typewriter, Modified, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Shiners, and Shut Up and Say Something.

 

Faces Places // January 29 // 4pm and 7pm // Galaxy Cinemas // more info
The MUSE Film Festival series presents the 2017 documentary about two artists traveling the French countryside and painting what they see.

 

Literary Arts

Keyboards! // January 28 // 8pm // The Garnet // more info
A live poetry-writing performance by Justin Million and his Smith Corona Electra 110.

 

Workshops

Family Sundays // January 7 // 1pm // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info

 

Introductory Pole Dancing // 6-week sessions starting week of January 8 // Monocle Centre for the Arts // more info

 

Pottery 1, 2 & 3; Hand Building // Starting week of January 15 // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Girls Night Out // January 19 // 8:30pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Saturday Art Club // 8-week sessions starting January 20 // 10am // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info

 

Resume Workshop // January 22 // 7:30pm // Theatre on King // more info

 

The Joy of Bob 7 // January 23 // 8pm // Theatre on King // more info

 

Family Clay // January 27 // 1:30pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Bring a Friend Night // January 27 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

All images courtesy the artists.

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