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For Immediate Release:
April 26, 2017

PAMA Celebrates Museum Month with a NEW Line-up of Exciting Programs and Events

BRAMPTON, ON (April 26, 2017) – May is museum month at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA). Come experience a variety of spring exhibitions and new programs, special events and workshops. From talks and tours to concerts and Family Fun Days, excitement awaits you! Enjoy FREE admission on May 20 and 21. PAMA will be closed on Victoria Day Monday, May 22.

New May Programs, Events and Workshops

What Makes this Country Tick? Community Art Project
Drop-in opportunities to create: Saturday, April 29 and Sunday May 7, 1 – 4 p.m.
Display Dates: May 4 – Aug. 31

Share your favourite symbols or images of Canada by submitting an artwork that will be part of a community art project displayed at PAMA. Create your piece at PAMA on our activity dates or at home. Artwork will be installed as we receive them between May 4 and August 15. Check PAMA's website for full details.

Messages & Media - Archives Tour and Talk
Thursday, May 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

In this expanded edition of our exhibit of written correspondence, Archivist Samantha Thompson reflects on writing and technology that will make you think about how you communicate. A private viewing of the exhibit follows an informal talk interwoven with intriguing historical facts and images of a large array of communications documents. This event is Included with the cost of admission.

The Art of Yoga (16+)
Thursday, May 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Need relaxation? Join the art of yoga and let it all go. Please bring your own yoga mat. All skill levels welcome. Inspiration for each yoga practice will be based on current art gallery exhibitions. This program is included with the cost of admission.

Brampton Folk in Concert, Winds Blowing and Waters Flowing
Thursday, May 11, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Brampton Folk Club presents a musical evening, backed by a changing line-up of local musicians. Experience an in-the-round concert with stories for Canada 150. This event is included with the cost of admission.

Family Fun Days, Monthly Theme: Journeys: Saturday
May 20, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Included with the cost of admission:

  • Family Art and Yoga: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Family Art and Stories: 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
  • Family Tour: 4 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Family Fun Activity and Colouring Room: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Journeys Comic Making Workshop
Saturday, May 20, 1 – 3 p.m.

Take a journey and be inspired by Terry Fox in this comic book-making workshop led by local artist Ricky Lima. Learn the art of storytelling, idea brainstorming and comic book panel composition. Join this fantastic workshop and get comic book creative! Members: $29.75, Non-Members: $35

Artists Open Studio
Thursday, May 25, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Calling all artists and art lovers! Come together to work in an open studio setting. Work independently, share or collaborate in this supportive studio environment. All art forms are welcome. Please bring your own supplies, no solvent based materials. Free admission to studio only.

Book Reading and Signing with Steve Paikin
Author of Bill Davis, Nation Builder and Not So Bland After All
Thursday, May 25, 7 – 9 p.m.

Join us for an engaging evening and discover things you didn't know about our very own "Brampton Billy". William Grenville "Bill" Davis represented Peel at Queen's Park for 26 years and was the Premier of Ontario from 1971 to 1985. This event is included with the cost of admission.

Journeys Comic Marathon (drop-in)
Saturday, May 27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Let your stories come to life in this comic book event with local artist Ricky Lima. Get ready to be an illustrator and be part of this marathon journey. Drop-in, included with admission.

Drawing Workshop
Sunday, May 28, 1 – 3 p.m.

Get creative! These art workshops are ideal for all skill levels - from the curious to experienced artist. Take part in hands-on activities and be inspired by the exhibitions and collections at PAMA. Members: $29.75/workshop, Non-Members: $35/workshop

Artist Talk with Charles Pachter
Sunday, May 28, 3 – 4 p.m.

Join Canada's artist Charles Pachter in conversation with PAMA's Art Gallery Curator Thomas Smart. This talk is included with the cost of admission. Enjoy his thoughtful, contemplative, ironic, humorous and deeply personal stories about his journey as a Canadian artist.

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region's culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E.in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.


Media Contacts:

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Co-ordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 7596

Shereen Daghstani
Supervisor, Corporate Communications
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4643

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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