Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sarah Collard's Irasistable

May 1 – 31. Opening: Friday, May 6, 7pm. 2011 Paintings by Sarah Collard. At Arts Hamilton, 279 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario. See artist statement here.

Sarah J Collard of Collard Creations
Painter and Muralist (Thanks to Brett Wilson) (themuralsofwinnipeg)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Author visit: Richard Scarsbrook, author of young adult books.

May 5, 10:30 am
Author visit: Richard Scarsbrook, author of young adult books. Brampton Library, Four Corners Branch, 65 Queen Street East.
To celebrate National Youth Week, May 1 to 7, Richard Scarsbrook is the author of the books Cheeseburger Subversive, Featherless Bipeds, Destiny’s Telescope, and The Monkeyface Chronicles.; 905-793-4636 x4354. FREE.

The Rock School Unplugged. Chapters Square One, Mississauga

Thurs May 5, 2011, 6 – 8 pm.
The Rock School Brampton has initiated their Unplugged Tour featuring our young female musicians. They will be performing their favourite songs written by their favourite artists. Empowering girls to help build their confidence and give them the opportunity to gain more performance experience. Featured guitars, "Daisy Rock Guitars" can be purchased at School.
Tour updates:

Love and Leblanc have some April performing dates

Love & Leblanc have some April performing dates.
Enjoy their soothing acoustic pop sound of the 60’s & 70’s on Friday April 29, 9:30 pm at The Abbey Road Pub Pub in Erin Mills. For more info, visit

North of 49 and Dan McVeigh play dates

North of 49 and Dan McVeigh play dates

April 15 – August 6 all over local south Ontario.
Apr 21 - McGibbon Hotel – Georgetown, (North of 49)
April 22 - Lionheart Pub - Mississauga (North of 49)
Apr 30 - Tracks Pub – Brampton
May 7 - Crown & Anchor Pub - Brampton (North of 49)
July 8 - Just Around The Corner – Brampton.

Check out Dan’s website for more locations, dates and times.


"Acres of Glass - The Story of the Dale Estate & How Brampton Became The Flower Town of Canada" by Dale Dickson O'Hara is available to purchase at the Brampton Arts Council’s offices, City of Brampton & Historic Bovaird House, plus other locations. Call for more details – 905-874-2919.

“Recipe for a Good Life” by Paulette Murphy & Dawn Friesen is a collection of recipes using ingredients believed to fight cancer. The healthy food choices are beautifully illustrated with images of original artwork. All recipes and images were contributed by a community of caring friends. It's truly amazing how potluck works so well. Everyone brings a little something to the table and then receives a little something in return. In the spirit of potluck, many individuals have brought their offerings to this book in the hope of helping others enjoy a good life. The recipes in this collection have been donated by professional chefs and amateur enthusiasts alike. The original artwork, depicting healthy foods, has all been donated by fine artists. Proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to cancer research and support organizations. To see details/order go to

Paperback is $24.95.


SYNERGY PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY is continuously growing and is looking for the finest teachers, assistants and volunteers in the areas of MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA & ART.

Kindly e-mail your resume to:
Check out the website,

Volunteers needed for Vancliffen Arts Foundation

Volunteers needed: Vancliffen Arts Foundation

Vancliffen Arts Foundation is a Non-profit & Charitable Federal Organization now hiring volunteers for our programs including fundraisings; we pay for your expenses.

Please send resume by email to or or by phone 905-458-0753.

Swar Sadhana Music School

Swar Sadhana Music School:

A registered School of Indian Classical Music and Dance. We provide lessons for Vocal, Harmonium, Keyboard, Tabla, Sitar, Flute, Violin, Bharatnatyam, and Drama at Brampton Campus. Our goal is to develop talent and provide opportunities to showcase hidden talent within our community.

For more information, please visit our website or call Neha Bhavsar @ 905.794.4013

Brampton Arts Council - looking for Volunteers

Brampton Arts Council is looking for volunteers to help out with some administrative type work from time to time; i.e., mailings, database updates, research, etc. There is no set schedule – we will call when we need you. If you are interested in this type of work, please contact us at 905-874-2919 or email

Donation of Used Musical Instruments

Donation of Used Musical Instruments

Express Your Music is a not for profit charity which uses the power of music to inspire and enrich the lives of youth. The foundation empowers youth from all cultural backgrounds and different walks of life, to express their creativity and generate positive change in their community through the gift of music. Express Your Music foundation targets youth 4 to 25 years old who have a keen interest in music. The foundation provides music lesson scholarships to needy youth from Peel Children’s Aid.

The foundation is seeking donations of musical instruments to provide to families who are unable to afford to buy instruments for their children. The foundation is currently accepting donations of guitars, bass guitars, drums and keyboards. Contact Andrea at (905) 487-1425 or email:

Music Teacher looking for space to rent

Music teacher looking for a small dedicated space to rent for the purposes of teaching piano mostly in the evenings, Monday to Friday.

Would prefer space in Brampton Northwest area (I may consider other locations). I can sound-proof room if necessary. Sharing space with another music teacher may also be considered. Please contact me via email at or call 905-702-9273 if you have any space that may be suitable.
Thank you.

Call for Artists: "Art by the Lighthouse" show

DEADLINE: April 30, 2011.

The “Art by the Lighthouse” show (July 30 – 31, August 1st) in the Niagara area is putting out a CALL FOR ARTISTS.

In its sixth season, the show is constantly expanding with over 2,000 people participating last year. If you require further information, please contact Pat Haftar or 905-732–9252. See linked application for more info.

"Art in the Open" call for artists and artisans

The BAC is calling for artists and artisans to participate in our annual artist event “Art in the Open” featured at the Brampton Farmers’ Market.

AitO allows Brampton’s visitors and residents access and exposure to original, hand crafted works of art. Artists and artisans providing this service make our event an authentic community and cultural experience. Art in the Open begins every Saturday 7am-1pm - rain or shine - from June 18th to October 8th, 2011.

If you are interested in as a full-time or part-time vendor, please contact our for an application. See linked poster.

The Rock School - Register for Music Lessons Now!

The Rock School - Register for Music Lessons Now! Piano, Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Rock Band Program, Recording opportunities and many Performances. We are a progressive and fun school with no compromise to quality education. We teach as young as 4 years old to Adults of any age. Our instructors are qualified, approachable and patient and have passed background checks. Come see what everyone is talking about - we are the place to be for new innovative challenges and opportunities in music.

Please go to for more information, email or call us at 905-487-1425.

Paul Pacanowski is offering the following...

Paul Pacanowski is offering the following:

1. Music lessons in piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone and theory; exams, competitions, festivals; over 25 year experience; student recitals twice a year

2. Do you ever need live music?..concerts, ceremonies, receptions, weddings, cocktails, classical and jazz etc... Visit us at

Ongoing classes at Brampton Theatre School

New location 1 Nelson St. W. Suite 11. Please check their website regularly for updated information on classes for children and adults, including: acting, singing, dancing.
For more information contact the school at (905) 450-7007.

Ongoing Workshops at Visual Arts Brampton

Please check the website regularly for updated information.
Click on or Workshops.

Ongoing Workshops at Beaux Arts Gallery

Ongoing Workshops at Beaux Arts Gallery, 70-74 Main St. N. Please check their website regularly for updated workshops.


The Brampton Art Fair workshops has ongoing classes in painting, crochet, clay and more. If you’re interested, visit the classes link on to find out more or drop a line at

Affordable 1 Hour CLASSES - Synergy Performing Arts Academy

On going 12 months a year... Affordable 1 Hour CLASSES
Private or group lessons, Recital or Non-recital - March Break & Summer CAMP. ALL AGES - Academic or non-academic courses - Call (905) 791-6997 or visit www.SynergyPerformingArtsAcademy.cato see ROGERS TV coverage on SYNERGY's Programs. Lots of performance opportunities for those who were "Born to Perform!"... Gage Park, ROGERS TV, Chinguacousy Park, LBP & Rose Theatre, City Hall.

The Rock School Music Lessons

The Rock School Music Lessons - Guitar, Piano, Vocal and Drums
Call or email us today to enquire and register for lessons! We are a contemporary and innovative music school. Many opportunities for performances and recording. We make music fun without compromising quality!

Visit or call 905-487-1425

F R E E !!! "ACTive kids" After School Program

F R E E !!! "ACTive kids" After School Program.
Introduce your kids to Acting & Dancercise! Increasing enjoyable physical activity has many benefits. Science studies report that children who increase their daily physical activity, decrease their chances of developing many illnesses such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes and the endorphins created by exercise generally produce healthier and happier children!
This donation based program is designed to benefit children ages 6-14. Available Mon-Fri from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Subsidized by SYNERGY ARTS SOCIETY
Brampton. (905)791-6997.

Summer camps at Jade’s Hip Hop Academy

during the months of July and August. A full week dance program for ages 18 and under for beginners/intermediate and advance dancers. If your child likes the reality show “Americas Best Dance Crew”, that is what they can expect to learn at Jade’s Hip Hop Academy. Camps are filling up fast. Please see linked form for details and registration.

The Rock School Summer Camps

The Rock School Summer Camps in Mississauga at Holy Name of Mary College School!
More than a regular music camp and with the quality lessons and instructors of the Rock School, these camps will be fun, informative, inspirational and educational. Camps are geared towards beginners to intermediate students between the ages of 8 to 15. Boy's Guitar Camp Daisy Rock Girls Guitar Camp Theatre Camp Drum Camp Camps run weekly in the month of July. Registration Deadline is May 31, 2011.