What’s On in the Arts: June 2018

Your complete guide to the month in Peterborough visual art, theatre, film, and workshops

These things I have seen, on now at the Art Gallery of Peterborough
These things I have seen, on now at the Art Gallery of Peterborough
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Here is your complete listings of arts and culture events happening in Peterborough in June 2018.

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

 

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

 

Visual Art

These things I have seen // Ongoing to June 24 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Carolyn Code, Megan Ellen MacDonald, and Keita Morimoto present works that shed new light on the mundane environments of Etobicoke and Chinatown.

 

Presence // Ongoing to June 24 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
An exhibition of portraits from the AGP’s permanent collection, gathered with curiosity, reverence, humour, and awe.

 

Carpe Diem // Ongoing to June 24 // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info
Works by master printmaker J.C. Heywood – patterned, playful, textured, and harmonious.

 

Tsēmā Igharas: future generations // Ongoing to July 14 // Artspace // more info
Exploring the role of Indigenous futurity as a tool of survival and survivance, combining Tāłtān and Western cultural objects and materials.

 

First Friday Art Crawl // June 1 // more info
The monthly event, featuring art openings across downtown, to keep you buzzing throughout the evening. Events at Evans Contemporary, Coeur Nouveau, Star X, ACME, Christensen, Artspace, the Garnet, Watson and Lou, LAUNCH, Meta4, Studio in the Attic, and By the Bridge, plus Dopewolf dance party and live poetry-writing in Bankers Common.

 

Tableau Vivant II: March of the Automata // June 1 // Studio in the Attic // more info
Help create a ‘living picture’ by dressing in costumes and creating surreal scenes of action, to be photographed assembled into a short stop-motion film.

 

POP Market // June 1 // Watson & Lou // more info
Popsicles and pop culture, featuring the brand new Pedal Parlor Co., the miniature photography of Mark L. Craighead, and Peterborough illustrator Lucky Jackson.

 

Kreatif Kids Art Show // June 1 to 15 // LAUNCH Gallery // more info
An opportunity for young artists to display their works and experience and immerse themselves in the arts community.
Opening reception June 1 at 6pm.

 

Land & Snow Lake & Sea // June 1 to 23 // Christensen Fine Art // more info
New works by local artist Shannon Taylor, created by layering drawings and photographic images, and playing with various printmaking techniques.
Opening reception June 1 at 6pm.

 

Nicolas Fleming // June 1 to 30 // Evans Contemporary // more info
Two new sculptural installations by the Toronto artist, who adapts construction materials and building techniques from his daily work for art-dedicated spaces.
Opening reception June 1 at 6pm.

 

Chroma Code // June 1 to 30 // Star X // more info
New paintings by Peterborough artist Rebecca Reynolds.
Opening reception June 1 at 6pm.

 

Joel Davenport // June 1 to 30 // Coeur Nouveau // more info
An immersive visual and auditory experience throughout the gallery by Peterborough artist Joel Davenport.
Opening reception June 1 at 6pm.

 

Steven Leak and Joe Stable // June 1 to 30 // ACME Art and Sailboat Co. // more info
New works by local artist Steven Leak, and a Dog Show exhibit by Joe Stable in the Copper Closet.
Opening reception June 1 at 6pm.

 

Cosmology // June 1 to 30 // Black Honey // more info
An exhibit by Jo Hayward-Haines dedicated to beloved Peterborough activist and artist Carol Winter.
Opening reception June 1 at 6pm.

 

Canadian Shield Through the Eyes of An Artist // June 5 to 17 // Kawartha Artists’ Gallery and Studio // more info
Works by artists Neil Broadfoot, Keith Thirgood, and Daniel Marlatt. Promises to be a stunning show, rich in colour, texture, and unique design.
Opening Reception June 3 at 1pm.



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Theatre and Performance

Premiere Dance Studio: We Are One // June 1 to 2 // Showplace // more info
The annual recital by the local dance studio, with the senior show on June 1 and junior show on June 2.

 

Move ‘n Groove // June 3 to 4 // Showplace // more info
The annual recital by the local dance studio, with solo/duet performances on June 3 and Throwback 2018 group performance on June 4.

 

Standup Comedy Night // June 7 // Sadleir House // more info
Featuring the local standup talents of Jeff Curtis, Dave Cave, Kristal Jones, Karol Orzechowski, Sarah McNeilly, and Dan Smith.

 

Boy Wonders // June 7 to 9 // Theatre on King // more info
Watchmen meets Breakfast Club, as teenage superhero sidekicks are forced to re-evaluate their life choices, in this play by local company Planet 12 Productions.

 

Hooray for Hollywood // June 9 // Showplace // more info
Dance recital by the Peterborough Performing Arts Centre dance studio.

 

Billy Bishop Goes to War // June 12 // Showplace // more info
The iconic Canadian musical set during World War 1, presented by Dot the T Productions.

 

Funstravaganza // June 14 // Theatre on King // more info
Lindy Finlan and Kelsey Powell host an interactive, live, audience participation game of their own invention. Show up to play or just watch as the hilarity ensues.

 

Settle This Thing Live // June 22 // 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.

 

Arcadia // June 24 // Peterborough Theatre Guild // more info
A reading of Tom Stoppard’s play concerning the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, certainty and uncertainty.

 

The Chairs // June 27 to 29 // Theatre on King // more info
A play by French absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco about people preparing chairs for a lecture on the meaning of life.

 

Lindsay Luke Adam Adam Dan Sarah // June 30 // Theatre on King // more info
A performance by Peterborough’s new sketch troupe, featuring a number of veteran local comedy performers.



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Film

Jurassic Park // June 13 // 8pm // Market Hall // more info
The Trent Film Society presents the Stephen Spielberg movie about dinosaurs and stuff.

 

The Lovers // June 13 // 2pm // Peterborough Public Library // more info
Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who find new love – with each other.

 

Bug Night Double Feature // June 14 // 7pm // Sadleir House // more info
A double feature of two very different films about insects: nature documentary Microcosmos and bug-killing sci-fi flick Starship Troopers.

 

Marjorie Prime // June 27 // 2pm // Peterborough Public Library // more info
The 2017 sci-fi film about an 86-year-old woman getting a handsome (and robotic) new companion.

 

Return to Oz // June 27 // 8pm // Artspace // more info
Dorothy’s adventures take on a strange and sinister edge in this dark 1980s sequel to The Wizard of Oz.

 

Workshops

The Art of Modelling Vintage Clothing // June 1 // 6pm // Monocle Centre for the Arts // more info

 

Learn to Dye with Natural Materials // June 2 // 10am // Canadian Canoe Museum // more info

 

Girls Night Out // June 2 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Learn the Basics of Pyrography // June 9 // 9am // Canadian Canoe Museum // more info

 

Graffito Workshop with Jocelyn Jenkins // June 10 // 10am // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

The Next Step: Watercolours with Steven Vero // June 10 // 1 pm // Art Gallery of Peterborough // more info

 

Bring a Friend Night // June 15 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Make a Pair of Summer Moccasins // June 16 // 9am // Canadian Canoe Museum // more info

 

Girls Night Out // June 22 // 7pm // Kawartha Potters Guild // more info

 

Make a Leather Shoulder Bag // June 23 // 8am // Canadian Canoe Museum // more info

 

All images courtesy the artists.

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