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PRAC Updates November 24, 2020

At the Galleries

ArtScene Page 8 HERE!
Don't forget to post your photo of your pet on your Instagram page for a chance to win $50.
No pet, no photo, you can still be a part, have a look on Instagram and search for #pineridgearts and vote for your favourite. Stay tuned, you might like December's theme.

Allan O'Marra

Allan O’Marra, artist extraordinaire, is also a published author. Allan released My Life, etc.: An Autobiography through Blurb in 2020. He covers a lot of life territory in 444 pages, including his “Brushes with Celebrity” which include John Candy, Andy Warhol and Seth Rogen’s Dog. The following is adapted from the Blurb description: This is the autobiography of fine artist, teacher and psychotherapist, Allan O’Marra--from his childhood in Bancroft, to his training at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and his years of creating art, working as a graphic designer, training and then working as a psychotherapist and more recently, teaching art in Durham Region. An instant PDF version is available for CAD $9.99 for viewing on any device. The metatags alone should drive interest to this book: Sex & Relationships, Fine Art. There’s a preview at  My Life, etc. by Allan O'Marra | Blurb Books Canada


My Life, etc. by Allan O'Marra | Blurb Books Canada

This is the autobiography of fine artist, art teacher and psychotherapist, Allan O'Marra--from his childhood in ...

Call for Choristers

Durham Community Choir invites you to join us as a chorister! A non-auditioned community choir, we welcome into our membership anyone 16 years of age or older who loves and wants to sing.

In this time of restrictions on in-person singing due to coronavirus, we meet virtually for choral singing, education and community. When it becomes advisable, we will prudently reintroduce singing together in person.

On January 11, we will begin spring rehearsals focusing on popular and secular repertoire. We invite potential choristers to try a rehearsal for free.

For more information, including for information on participating in virtual rehearsals, please call 905-550-1804 or email or visit

Come join us!
Espressivo Singers is an auditioned women's choir based in Oshawa, performing an eclectic mix of challenging equal voice choral repertoire.

We're looking for experienced and passionate choral singers who would like to join our musical community.

In this time of restrictions on in-person singing due to coronavirus, we meet virtually for choral singing, education and community. When it becomes advisable, we will prudently reintroduce singing together in person. 
Winter/spring rehearsals begin in mid-January.

905-683-5757, email or visit
A Gift of Art is is pleased to announce our online store is open where you can purchase member artwork. Pottery, jewellery, glass, woodworks, cards & books by Sher Leetooze (November 28 and 29 - 10 am to 4 pm. Sher will be in person, not virtual.) and so much more!
  • Nov 28 & 29  ~ Sher Leetooze, Geoffrey Crozier, Peter Martin
  • Dec 5 & 6 ~ Helen Van Poorten, Debbie Bateman
  • Dec 12 & 13 ~ Lynn Lyon and Brenda Sullivan
  • Dec 19 & 20 ~ Bronwyn Gauley and Kelly Sheard
Store pick-up and delivery options are available.

Oshawa Art Association

The Rotary Club of Bowmanville and OAA Holiday Art Sale is on now!

Theatre 3x60 / Theatre on the Ridge

We’ve had to adjust yet again to recent changes in public health guidelines but we are still managing to keep theatre live in December!
Check out the return of The Christmas Tree by Norm Foster and our other holiday activities.

Allan O'Marra to launch a virtual version of Allan's Artists

I'd like to offer to put together a virtual show version of the annual Allan's Artists show in early January, for those in the group who may be interested.

So far in 2020 - with the pandemic restricting opportunities for artists to show their works - I have organized three previous virtual shows in which some of you were participants. And all were quite well-received and embraced by fans of art on Facebook.

I will be asking participants to offer digital images and work info for up to 3 works of art (depending on number of participants) created in 2020 to be provided to me before the last week of December. I will prepare a show flyer as I usually do for use on your social media platforms and email. If you are not a Facebook user, I can provide you with a public link to the show for your own access and for you to pass along to your friends/family/fans.

Please get back to me with a yes or no in the next week.

Allan O'Marra |

Employment Opportunity

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Are you a people person with a passion for fundraising, community-building, and stewardship?! The RMG is hiring a Development & Membership Lead. Join a dedicated and great team! Visit and apply today!
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