Tuesday, January 31, 2012


LAST DAY TO VOTE! Congratulations to BAC member Michael Robert Dyet’s for being one of the three finalists in Second Wind Publishing short stories contests for his story “Ransom Heart”. The winner of the contest will be determined exclusively by “votes” placed at the contest site by January 31, 2012. Show your support and “vote” for him by leaving the name of the story as a comment on the blog article at the link below. Note: comments left on the story itself do not count at this stage of the contest. http://secondwindcontests.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/congratulations-to-the-three-finalists-in-the-second-wind-short-story-contest


Feb 2, 6-9 pm at University of Toronto Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road, L5L 1C6. Kaneff Centre (Rm 137). The Black History Month Committee strives to introduce new innovative ideas. This year’s event will feature the film “Color Me”, which is a documentary filmed in Brampton, spoken word artists, and guest speakers from the African and Afro-Caribbean communities. The director and student actor in the film will be attending the opening ceremony event. There will be a Q&A session at the end, and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all members of the community. Tayo Sofela (bhm.ecasa@gmail.com) (6478307441)

Photography Basics Workshop

Saturday, February 4, 10 am-noon. Photography Basics Workshop - 2hours/$25. Presented by The Art Workshop.ca, 115 Orenda Road, Brampton. It’s not about the expensive camera and equipment. It’s about you, what you see, your technique and using your camera. It doesn’t matter whether you use a Point & Shoot, an i-Phone, or a Blackberry! In our introductory session, we will teach you how to use your camera, how to understand its’ functions and most importantly how you, can take better photos! To register, info@TheArtWorkshop.ca. Other upcoming workshop/classes include: Victorian Felt Flowers, One-Stroke Painting, Stained Glass Painting, Creative Writing 101 and more. Visit http://www.theartworkshop.ca/

Love & Leblanc performs

February 4, 9:30 pm. Please join BAC member Love & Leblanc at The Abbey Road Pub for an evening of classic acoustic folk and pop from the 50's, 60's, and 70's! www.abbeyroadpub.ca


Feb 11, 17-19, 12–2:30pm. Canada’s Wonderland is searching for talented SINGERS, DANCERS, CHARACTERS, TECHNICIANS, COSTUMERS, USHERS AND STAGE MANAGERS. Private auditions and interviews will be conducted for students at Sheridan, Humber, Ryerson & St. Lawrence College. For more info on private auditions, check school callboards or contact office. www.canadaswonderland.com 905-832-7454. Poster: http://www.artsbrampton.ca/NF/wonderauditions.jpg


Serial number 3626 dates this horn to 1956, shortly after Elden Benge moved his shop from Chicago to Burbank, CA. The bell is stamped Los Angeles, which indicates it was switched sometime in the early 1970s, shortly before the current owner purchased it. Mechanically it is very good. Ron Partch has just gone over it, aligning valves, refitting slides and giving it a thorough cleaning. The aesthetic condition is good; some lacquer discoloration, no dents. It plays very well, and is particularly responsive in the high register as Benges were known for. Asking price is $1200 w/case. info@chasesanborn.com

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Two Dan McVeigh shows this weekend

BAC member Dan McVeight's band North of 49 trio performs 2 shows this weekend.
Friday, Jan 27 - 9 PM. Blue Goose 1 Blue Goose St. Etobicoke.
Saturday, Jan 28 - 9 PM. Tracks . 60 Queen St E. Brampton

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rising Star Talent Show Auditions

February 11-12. Auditions! Synergy Music is searching for the best performers that Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto has to offer! Brampton’s audition are Feb 11 &12 at Central Peel School. Think you got what it takes to be on stage? The final leg of the competition will see five contestants battle for top prize of $1,000 and the Synergy Music Rising Star Trophy at Lester B. Pearson Theatre in Brampton, Ontario on April 22, 2012. $25 registration. http://www.synergymusic.ca/media/TalentShowRegistration.pdf Check http://www.synergymusic.ca/ or call 647-969-4320 for more info.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Black History Month Art Exhibition

DEADLINE: Jan 31st, 2012. CALL FOR ARTISTS. The Black History Month Committee in University of Toronto Mississauga is having an art exhibition Feb 28th - 29th to showcase ethnicities associated with Black culture. BHMC is currently searching for artists who would like to either lease or donate their artwork toward this event. To resonate a sense of community, BHMC intends to feature artists that are resident to Brampton and show the culture present in cities neighbouring our campus. If you would like to participate, please contact Tayo Sofela (bhm.ecasa@gmail.com) (6478307441)

Monday, January 23, 2012


Every last Saturday of the month. PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP - (2 HOURS) - Partially subsidized by www.SynergyArtsSociety.com (Reg. $49.95) ONLY $29.95. (ages 13 -17 or Adult class) Location: 180 Sandalwood Pkwy E, 2nd floor.(at Kennedy) Course Description: Identifying fears concerning speaking in front of others. Offering effective solutions, primarily providing the tools necessary to set yourself up for success before you even have to speak. *PUBLIC SPEAKING through PRIVATE TUTORING also available. (price determined by individual's needs)

Next NSAI Meeting

Jan 24 - 7:30 PM . Brampton Arts Council Building, 24A Alexander St (behind high school in parking lot area, go to the back porch door of the building)
Brampton, On

Meeting Agenda:
How to Fail in the Music Business by Steve Grossman. From a webcast in Sept 2011, Grammy Award winning industry music veteran, Steve Grossman, takes us on his musical journey and shows us the mistakes songwriters/artists make in building their music careers.
NSAI will also be doing song evaluations. Please bring a song with 10-15 copies of the lyric. Play your song live or bring a CD or cassette.

NSAI Songwriter's Night
Come join us for a fun evening of entertainment at NSAI's songwriter's night at the Moonshine Cafe. We feature 4 NSAI songwriters from 8-9 PM followed by an open mic which is open to ALL songwriters. Sign up for the Open Mic starting at 7:30 PM. Each songwriter will get to perform 2-3 songs each and once all writers have played, we'll do it again time permitting.

When: Jan 25, 7:30 PM Open Mic Signup, 8 PM Feature round, followed by Open Mic
Where: Moonshine Cafe, 137 Kerr St, Oakville, On
Who: Host: Karl Widmeyer with feature NSAI writers, Neil Morrissey & Jared Thibeau
Come out and support your local songwriters!!!

Next NSAI Songwriter's Night: Feb 16, 2012.

Dan McVeigh - dman-music@rogers.com
Shaun Devlin - sdevlin@rogers.com

Opportunity to beautify downtown core

Blank Canvas is an initiative of the Brampton Downtown Development Corporation [BDDC] to beautify the downtown core. Art is hung in the windows of vacant store fronts made available to the BDDC to create a street gallery for public enjoyment and contemplation. If you are interested in displaying your art in a Blank Canvas Gallery, visit: http://bramptondowntown.com/marketing/blank-canvas.html

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Wed. Jan 25, 2 hr. Last chance to perfect your performance for the upcoming Regional Arts Program Auditions! Partially subsidized by www.SynergyArtsSociety.com - (Reg $49.99). Group ONLY $25. Location: 180 Sandalwood Pkwy E, 2nd floor.(at Kennedy) Call to reserve your spot today! (no drop-ins please) 905-846-5000

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Schmoozefest II

February 23, 2012, 5 – 7 pm. SCHMOOZEFEST II at the Brampton Golf Club. A members networking event! A follow-up to the first very successful Schmoozefest held last May, where all members (groups & individuals) can come and let others know what is new with them. The format includes 2 minute time slots to get up and speak to everyone from the podium. Only 15 time slots available. No charge to attend or present. Light refreshments will be served. To sign-up for a presentation, please complete and return this linked form by February 9, to the office. If you are not presenting it is a good opportunity to chat with your fellow artists. To RSVP your attendance to the event, please advise the office by February 16.

AUDITION for the musical Little Shop of Horrors

January 15 & 16. Theatre Alive, a division of Brampton Theatre School presents AUDITIONS for the musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. For information, email littleshop@theatrealive.com

The Brampton Art Fair | www.TheARTworkshop.ca

NEW! The Brampton Art Fair now offers ongoing Classes and Workshops. Visit www.TheARTworkshop.ca to see what we have in store! Just some of our upcoming classes include: Intro to Creative Writing presented by Catherine Astolfo, Author of The Emily Taylor Series! One Stroke Painting classes by certified instructor, Karen Clouter! or join us for a quick Glass Etching Workshop - coming up next Thursday, January 19th from 7-9pm! Classes all offer small student to teacher ratios. Register early to avoid disappointment! Our studios are located in the new Arts, Culture and Theatre building at 115 Orenda Road (at Rutherford). Classes are affordable and welcome to all. Bring a friend!

Monday, January 9, 2012

“Getting Inside Classical Music”

The Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association – Brampton, Bolton, Caledon Branch proudly presents:

“Getting Inside Classical Music”
with Peter Mose

Sunday, January 29, 2012 , 2-5 pm
Chinguacousy Wellness Centre, Room 2
995 Peter Robertson Blvd, Brampton, ON L6R 2E9

Six years ago, Peter Mose was asked to teach a music appreciation course at Ryerson University's LIFE Institute, a non-credit school for lifelong learners. He was a clueless beginner at classroom teaching, despite his career as a music critic and piano teacher. But he said yes.
The result has been far more stimulating and successful than he might have imagined. He has since developed several listening courses for the Life Institute that have found him exploring creative new directions of music learning, drawing on his backgrounds in musicology, criticism, adult education, and studio teaching. He has been working closely with a sound engineer to develop a customized set of CD listening excerpts to form a curriculum core, and he continues to craft participatory workshops which dispel fears about classical music, while inviting listeners into musical conversations with one another.
Peter has been presenting these unique talks in a variety of settings in Canada and the US, to audiences of all sizes. His participants now include music students and music teachers, as well as adult neophytes. His teaching journey is ongoing, and we at the Brampton-Bolton-Caledon branch of the ORMTA are pleased to present Peter in a workshop session on Sunday, January 29. We know it will be both lively and enlightening, and we welcome anyone interested to join us -- music teachers, teen and adult music students, and those Peter cheerfully calls "normal people."

$15 adults $10 students Refreshments will be served. To pre-register, please call Jen Smele 905-453-8609 or e-mail at jennifersmele@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year everyone from North of 49!

North of 49, BAC member/NSAI contact Dan McVeigh's band, is performing for the first time in King City at Hogan's Inn. This show will feature the 4 piece classic rock act. Hogan's Inn is located at 12998 Keele St at the intersection of King & Keele. The show starts at 9:30 PM. Come on out and make a toast to the new year!!! http://www.hogansinn.com/

Upcoming January showsJan 13 & 14 - Pepperwood Bistro - Burlington
Jan 20 - Britannia Pub - Thornhill
Jan 21 - Eton House - Toronto (North of 49 full band)
Jan 27 - Blue Goose - Etobicoke (North of 49 trio)
Jan 28 - Tracks - Brampton (North of 49 trio)

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Avian Fauna – Birds of the Haliburton Highlands

Deadline for submissions February 29, 2012, 3 PM. Call for Proposals for a new sculpture for the Haliburton Sculpture Forest. Theme: Avian Fauna – Birds of the Haliburton Highlands

Canadian artists are invited to submit proposals for a new sculpture for the Haliburton Sculpture Forest located in Glebe Park in the village of Haliburton, Ontario.

The Haliburton Sculpture Forest is looking for a work of artistic/design excellence and durability that suits the natural attributes of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest and addresses the theme of Avian Fauna - birds of Haliburton Highlands region.

The winning artist will be responsible for the cost of materials and transporting the
sculpture to the site.

The sculpture may be an existing work or a new work. The Sculpture Forest will pay up
to $9,500 (plus HST if applicable) for the work.

Sculpture is to be installed by June 15, 2012

Proposals must include a description of the sculpture, detailed drawings or a maquette (if it is a proposed new work), photographs (if it is an existing work), description of materials and installation method and five pictures of other recent work. Details are provided in the terms of reference.

For the detailed terms of reference contact info@haliburtonsculptureforest.ca
Deadline for submissions: 3:00 p.m., February 29, 2012
Notification of winning submissions: March 15, 2012
Inquiries: Jim Blake at 705-457-5278 or info@haliburtonsculptureforest.ca


DEADLINE: February 27, 2012. Annual Call for Sculpture Submissions. The Elora Sculpture Project is pleased to announce year two of its outdoor sculpture program. Each of the sculpture exhibition areas complete with presentation plaque, serve as a venue for you to experiment with public space, urban context, materials and scale. With thousands of tourists visiting Elora during the exhibition period of May to October this program is an opportunity to sell your sculpture directly to an art & culture audience. The Elora Sculpture Project does not take a commission on sales. This call is open to artists within Southwestern Ontario. For submission details view the link on www.elora.info.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Family of Brampton Day

Interesting in applying? See the application here: http://www.artsbrampton.ca/NF/FobApp2012.pdf

Peel Panto Players OPEN auditions

Sunday Jan. 8, 12:30 to 3:30 pm and Wednesday Jan. 11, 7 to 10 pm. Peel Panto Players announces OPEN auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace, to be presented at the Lester B. Pearson Theatre in Brampton, April 5-7 & 12-14, 2012. Auditions will take place at 115 Orenda Road, Brampton (corner of Rutherford and Orenda). Registration in the Green Room. Cold Read Only (Prepared pieces not required, but if you have one feel free). See characters available