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For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2017

Make PAMA Your Free Summer Staycation Destination

BRAMPTON, ON (July 12, 2017) – This July, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) has an action–packed schedule which provides the chance for everyone to explore, create and connect this summer! Admission to PAMA is free in the months of July and August.

Explore new exhibitions like Peel 150: Stories of Canada and Walk the Art and our wonderful hands–on permanent exhibitions. Enjoy our options for kids and families including a whole month of PAMA Kids camps with new themes each week plus our monthly Family Fun Days and Family Fun Activities. Enjoy a fun night out with friends or a unique date night idea and join in the Art of Yoga, learn to knit, join a tour, participate in our Aboriginal Drumming Circle or collaborate in a Text Art Workshop.

New Summer Exhibitions

Peel 150: Stories of Canada

On now untilOctober 15
Explore thousands of Peel treasures from our art, archives, and museum collections and the powerful work of artist James Simon Mishibinijima: Residential School Paintings and Seven Grandfather Teachings. This year we celebrate Peel & Canada 150. Join us to discover who we are as a community: past, present, and future.

Walk the Art: STEAM,in partnership with Peel District School Board

On now until September 17
This exhibition showcases the creative visions of the high school students from the Peel District School Board, and how they use the intersection of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics – steAm – to define and redefine the possibilities of our future.

July Programs and Events

Family Fun Activities: Weekends, 1 – 4 p.m.
In celebration of the 150th birthday of Canada, make your own 3D Canada Globe. Guide your family through art projects each month and the best part is we provide the activity, supplies and space to get messy and creative.

Knit@PAMA: Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
This gathering of beginner and experienced knitters meet once a week to create items that are all donated to charitable organizations in the Peel community. Supplies and knitting instructions are provided by PAMA.

This summer the group submitted a fantastic yarn–bombed Canada 150 chair as part of Brampton's Muskoka Chair Project which can be found on PAMA's front lawn. Drop by and take a selfie and remember to tag @visitPAMA this summer! They also have been knitting maple leaf pins and selling them at PAMA, with proceeds going towards PAMA's learning fund. Donations provide Peel student with access to arts and culture programming at PAMA.

PAMA Kids Summer Camp (Kids 6 – 12): 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
School's almost out, it's not too late to create lasting memories for your camper this summer! PAMA kids will have the opportunity to listen and talk with Art Gallery, Museum and Archive professionals, visit exhibitions, have some outdoor fun at Gage Park and on the PAMA grounds, not to mention get CREATIVE!

  • July 10 – 14: Around the World
    Explore arts and crafts from around the world. Join in the activities that celebrate Canada's 150th birthday!
  • July 17 – 21: Strange Things
    Let's get innovative with technology art for young inventors and engineers. Enjoy a week of experimentation while developing your mechanical art skills. Bridge building included.
  • July 24 – 28: Sound Art
    Make noise and listen to the art of sound in this musical week of fun. Create moving sculpture, enjoy a sound walk, and listen to the art of spoken word in a week of good vibrations.
  • July 31 – August 4: Rock, Paper, Scissors
    Trek out on this rocking geological adventure where campers get to identify and catalogue their very own collections of gems and minerals. We will explore local architecture, trees and rock art, while examining the materials of art and design.

Family Fun Day: Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Family time adventures happen here and this month is all about celebrating Canada 150!

  • Family Art and Yoga: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
    Learn yoga movements and explore our art buffet for exploratory learning at its best. Space is limited, arrive early.
  • Family Art and Stories: 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
    This program is designed to engage and inspire younger children through hands–on activities and stories.
  • Family Tour: 4 – 4:30 p.m.
    Discover more! Meet us in the Museum Lobby for a special family–friendly tour.
  • Family Fun Activity and Colouring Room: Drop–in, all day long

Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) Drumming Circle: Thursday, July 20
Join an evening of shared traditions and songs.

Artists Open Studio: Thursday, July 27, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Calling all artists and art lovers to come together to work in an open studio setting. Come work independently, share or collaborate in this supportive studio environment. All art forms are welcome. Please bring your own supplies, no solvent based materials.

Text Art Workshop: Sunday, July 30, 1 – 3 p.m.
Members, $29.75 and Non–Members, $35. Pre–registration is required. Express yourself through text. Join this creative workshop where you will make a text based artwork using illustrative and collage techniques.

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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