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WORKSHOP @ JNAAG – Drawing in the Galleries

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WORKSHOP @ JNAAG –...

Drawing in the Galleries Learn about the art in the galleries through drawing, looking, and conversation. Gallery staff and drawing instructors will provide casual guidance, support and encouragement to help participants develop observational and technical skills. Materials are provided. All skill levels are welcome. FREE - Give What You Can

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WORKSHOP -Active Through Art: Inspired Program for Seniors @...

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WORKSHOP -Active Through Art:...

Active Through Art: Inspired Program for Seniors Dance, Line, and Rhythm We are very excited to present Active Through Art, a masterful program for seniors. Experience the exhibition with fresh eyes over and over again while having fun, getting social, and being creative through a series of unique activities. To find out more about Active Through Art, or to register for this workshop, please contact Caitlyn McMillan at 519.336.8127 x.3223 orcaitlyn.mcmillan@county-lambton.on.ca. Workshop Details Age: Self-identified seniors Cost: Free, but registration is required Need a lift? Catch the ART BUS - it's FREE Thanks to a partnership with Lambton elderly outreach, we are offering accessible transportation to and from the gallery from Kettle & Stony Point, Forest, Aamjiwnaang, Petrolia, and Sarnia. Capacity is limited to call and reserve your seat early.

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November 2015 First Friday review – Quiet Mind &...

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November 2015 First Friday...

Quiet Mind: Contemporary Acoustic with Style Live at the Cheeky Monkey for Sarnia's November First Friday Celebration by Brian Hay They also had something to say, which is the most important thing. That the members of Quiet Mind, singer and guitarist James Hill and lead guitarist Pat Rice, were concerned with performing more than just filler was clear even from the covers they chose. One group whose material they obviously liked exploring was the work done by Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam. "An Elderly Lady Behind the Counter in a Small Town" was an absolute nugget for Pearl Jam with its richly unfolding portrayal of the two people who meet in the scenario conjured within the music. The interpretation Hill and Rice gave it wasn't Pearl Jam's and it wasn't anyone else's. Hill's singing captured the yearning that inevitably surfaces when one hearkens toward distant but fond memories. Rice threaded wonderfully melodic ...

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EL CAMINO @ Cheeky Monkey Oct. First Friday

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EL CAMINO @ Cheeky Monkey Oct....

October 2, 2015 - October 2, 2015 Cheeky Monkey Map and Directions | Register Description: Over the years of being a premiere venue for  Sarnia's downtown First Friday Cultural Walkabouts, Roland and Mary Anne have had  the honour of hosting many wonderful  musicians and visual artists.  The evening of local entertainment has proven to be mutually beneficial for all involved, including for the audiences in attendance.  Acts and artists of all ages have been part of the eventst exposing Sarnia's local talent to a wider audience than they previously had. For the October 2 First Friday, Cheeky Monkey, located at 130 Christina Street North is pleased to welcome back EL CAMINO playing live from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Consisting of singer and rhythm guitarist Scott Whyte, lead and rhythm player Marvin Eskritt and percussionist Steve Bird they are a tight three piece group. Local music reviewer Brian Hay had this to say about their previous performance ...

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Sarnia & Walk Off The Earth connection

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Sarnia & Walk Off The...

New WALK OFF THE EARTH album called "Sing It All Away' is due out June 16. (Now taking orders). This is exciting news for 2 reasons.  First they are an awesome band out of Burlington, Ontario.  Secondly is because of the cover art.  Local artist who now lives in Toronto, Jen Rome designed it!! Jen was one of the very early artists we displayed during First Friday here at Cheeky Monkey.  We were totally impressed by her and her work and just knew she would GO PLACES!  Congrats Jen on where your life journey has taken you so far.  We wish you continued success and fulfillment in all you do.

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Salt Spring National Art Prize

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Salt Spring National Art Prize

Call for Artist Submissions: Attention all Canadian Artists, Galleries and Art Groups: The community of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia and the Salt Spring Arts Council is proud to present the first Salt Spring National Art Prize or SSNAP. This exciting biannual event, scheduled at Salt Spring Island's historic Mahon Hall from September 25 to October 26, 2015, is offering 2D and 3D artists the opportunity to compete for over $24,000 in prize money. All Canadian artists over the age of 19 are eligible to compete, with the winners presented at the Awards Night, on October 24, 2015. The call for submissions is from January 15 to May 31, 2015, with details and entry forms on the website. Please visit: www.saltspringartprize.ca for more information or call, 250-931-1144. Yours sincerely, Founding Director Ronald T. Crawford Mahon Hall 114 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island,, British Columbia V8K 2V5 Canada MAY 8, 2015 UPDATE... The Salt Spring National Art Prize Last Call for Canadian Artist Submissions Closing May 31, ...

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LHCA accepting art for annual floyd gibson member’s...

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The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts will be accepting art for the annual Floyd Gibson Members' Juried Show on Sunday, December 28th, from 11:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. (Formerly the Floyd Gibson Colours Show). It is named in memory of Floyd Gibson, who is fondly remembered as a teacher and watercolour artist; also an ardent supporter of the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. The Mayor's Awards will be presented at the opening on First Friday, January 2nd, 2015: $250 First Prize, $150 Second Prize and $100 Third Prize. The awards are generously donated by City of Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley. The award jurors are Dave Moore (artist and educator), Scott Clarke (photographer) and Corrine Schieman (Artopia Gallery and Framing owner). The exhibition does not have a theme. The jurors will judge based on the overall impression of the work, creativity, originality, and usage of the medium. Lambton County artists are invited ...

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Our Mural Wall & You

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Our Mural Wall & You

During the summer of 2009, Danny Alexander design and painted a mural on the north facing  Cromwell Street side wall of  Cheeky Monkey. The mural is a depiction of a rock musician in his glory along with song lyrics that have meaning to us.  They include Tom Waits, Blue Rodeo, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen along with local musicians like Jim Chevalier, Mike Stevens, and Romney Getty to name a few.  The slow process of stenciling the lyrics on the wall fell to Danny's mom, Fran who painted them as high as she could reach on the ladder.  Both Fran and Danny did an amazing job that still looks as fresh and interesting as the day if was finished. Over the years,  our wall has taken on an identity of it's own.  We have noticed many a photographer using our mural as the backdrop to all sorts of pictures including weddings, family ...

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1st 2014 First Friday Fun…

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1st 2014 First Friday Fun&...

We would like to thank all the customers and music fans that braved the cold weather to join us at the first First Friday of 2014. Those that were here, felt if was well worth coming into Cheeky Monkey to hear the local band of ELEMENT OF SURPRISE PROJECT play and view the photographic artwork of CHRISTINE ROENSPIESS. The band played two hours of crowd pleasing classic hit songs.  Starting off with Neil Young's 'Cinnamon Girl', we all knew we were in for a good night.  ESP's versions of Steppenwolf's 'Born To Be Wild" and Jeff Beck's 'Freeway Jam' really caught my ears too. Darren Diamond on lead guitar and vocals (he's our mechanic from Best Automotive - talented in many ways apparently), Neil Whittle on guitar and vocals (formerly played here for the Streets reunion), Graham Dalley on bass and keyboards and Gerry Ostrihon on drums (played here last July with Cross ...

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Fred Eaglesmith poster for Charity Silent Auction

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Fred Eaglesmith poster for...

TUESDAY DECEMBER 31, 2013 ... what a great way to end 2013.  Loyal Fred Eaglesmith fan, Julie Wilbur stopped in to pick up her winning auction item of a 'Fred Eaglesmith Winter Festival' poster.   Julie's winning bid of $50.00 is being donated to Operation Smile - the same charity Fred & band raises money for at every one of their shows by holding pie auctions. MONDAY DECEMBER 23 UPDATE...  The silent auction for the charity Operation Smile is now over.   CONGRATULATIONS and a big THANK YOU go to the winning bidder - Julie W. with the high bid of $50.00 THURSDAY DECEMBER 19 UPDATE... Just got in a bid of $50.00 - woohooo! TUESDAY DECEMBER 17 UPDATE... Newest bid is $45.00 - Auction ends Dec. 22 - so get your bid in soon. SATURDAY DECEMBER 14 UPDATE... new high bid is $40.  I am so pleased to see these bids - Operation ...

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