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Barrie & Area has an abundance of cultural festivals and events, many located on the waterfront. Enjoy a live theatre performance, check out a film under the stars or browse arts & crafts and culinary delights at Kempenfest and Promenade Days. During the winter, celebrate everything we love about the snow at Barrie's Annual Winterfest. Barrie has it all to keep you and your family entertained all year long.

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Reception for Winter Exhibitions

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The MacLaren Art Centre is thrilled to announce our winter season of exhibitions. Join us on Thursday, December 5 for the opening reception and exhibition walkthroughs with several of the exhibiting artists. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Thursday, December 5, 7 to 9 pm Remarks at 7:15 pm. Exhibition tours at 7:30 pm Admission free This season of exhibitions presents an exciting roster of artists shedding light on the landscape, great literature and narratives of place. Projects include Bewabon Shilling: Between the Forest and the Sky, a major solo show of recent paintings by Rama Mnjikaning First Nation artist Bewabon Shilling; This Tremendous Arc featuring illustrations of canonical literature by visual artist, actor, novelist, poet, screenwriter and playwright, Bertram Brooker (1888-1955); Northern Convergences: Felix Kalmenson, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Charles Stankievech, which brings together four contemporary artists who reread these holdings as a colonial archive, illuminating resonances between Russian and Canadian colonialism from 1733 to the present; a screening of three films by Isuma, (In)tangible Archives, which investigate archives as both physical and oral repositories; and Sovfoto 20/20, which examines the aesthetics of innovation as a means of demonstrating how artist and designers can be architects of the future. Our Winter Exhibitions are made possible with the generous support of Barriston Law. For more information: https://bit.ly/2Opes3X Image credits: Bewabon Shilling, Beyond the Border, 2019, oil on canvas, 112 x 112 cm. Photo courtesy of the artist (left) and Tanya Lukin Linklater, In Memoriam, 2012, video still. Courtesy of the artist (right)

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