Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives has fun events planned for August


Published July 29, 2021 at 8:08 pm


The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) has several virtual activities to keep kids entertained this summer.
The PAMA Kids Summer Staycation Days has weekly downloadable creative activities.

The Botanica Colossi outdoor and virtual exhibitions, by artist Sara Angelucci, has been extended until Sept. 3. A PAMA virtual Adult Paint Night: Daisies in the Dark has also been added to complement the exhibition.

Other creative activities include:

  • Aug. 2 – 6 The Olympics: Create your own Coco and Wellington mascot to get in the Olympic spirit.
  • Aug. 9 – 13 The Beach: Bring the beach home with your own DIY sand art.
  • Aug. 16 – 20 Water: Explore the lakes in your community and pick up some small sticks and twigs. Try using sticks or twigs to make a boat that floats.

Botanica Colossi
On now until Sept. 3
For several years, Toronto artist Sara Angelucci has undertaken a close study of nature in an area surrounded by Crown Land in rural Ontario. Cloaked by the darkness of night, she ventures into the outdoors with a scanner to capture detailed ecologies of native plants entwined with cultivated and invasive species. Her luminous compositions of natural forms set against a black backdrop speak to the complicated histories inscribed in this evolving landscape.
Botanica Colossi includes a number of works from Angelucci’s recent Nocturnal Botanical Ontario series, which were created between the spring and fall of 2020. It brings into focus snippets of time, of the hidden, verdant and biodiverse world that exists below, at ground level. These are transient moments rarely seen by the human eye. For information visit here.

PAMA Paint Night: Daisies in the Dark
August 12, 7 – 9 p.m.
Join PAMA and local artist Sony Johny for an acrylic on canvas workshop. You will be guided in creating your own daisy painting while gaining inspiration from Sara Angelucci’s Botanica Colossi, now on display outside of PAMA. This workshop does not include supplies. As long as you have a canvas, acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue, white and black) and paint brushes, you will be able to follow along with the workshop. For a full list of needed supplies, visit the website.

Soccer Fitness 101 by Speed Training
August 4, 10 – 11 a.m.
A comprehensive, one-hour, soccer-specific fitness workout, including warm-up, mobility, plyometrics, and strength training, run by a soccer-specific strength and conditioning coach, Richard Bucciarelli. Come prepared to train hard and smart. No experience necessary! Click here for more details and to register ($5 +HST/per family, free for members).

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