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News release: July 28, 2021

From painting, soccer training to a botanical exhibition participate in many online activities with PAMA this August

Brampton, ON. (July 28, 2021) – This August, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) continues its PAMA Kids Summer Staycation Days online with weekly downloadable creative activities and our last special virtual guest on Aug. 4. Explore the Sara Angelucci, Botanica Colossi outdoor and virtual exhibitions, which have been extended by popular demand until Sept. 3. We have also added a PAMA virtual Adult Paint Night: Daisies in the Dark to complement the exhibition.

PAMA Kids Summer Staycation Days

Discover more about PAMA's collection and find ways to connect with your community outdoors though our downloadable creative activities:

Enjoy our last live virtual staycation days guest for the summer:

Soccer Fitness 101 by Speed Training
August 4, 10 at 11 a.m.

A comprehensive, 1-hour, soccer-specific fitness workout, including warm-up, mobility, plyometrics, and strength training, run by Canada's leading soccer-specific strength and conditioning coach, Richard Bucciarelli. Come prepared to train hard and smart. No experience necessary! Visit online for more details and to register ($5 +HST/per family, free for members).

Botanica Colossi
On now – extended until Sept. 3, 2021

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.

PAMA Paint Night: Daisies in the Dark
August 12 from 7 to 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. Many of these supplies can be found at the dollar store. For a full list of supplies, visit our website.

Public: $10, Members: $8.50, pre-registration required. Visit online to learn more and reserve your spot.

Last but not least don’t forget to check out our monthly downloadable family fun activity, a botanical themed crossword, and our newest Cataract Falls crossword!

PAMA is temporarily closed as it is undergoing a significant upgrade project to improve airflow in the complex to enhance visitor experience and ensure the safeguarding of collections. PAMA will also be taking this time to revisit permanent exhibitions, conduct community consultations and refresh spaces. PAMA will remain closed until early 2022, while remaining active with online programing, community partnerships and virtual and outdoor exhibitions.

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 Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.

Media contact

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Coordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Tel: 416-312-3425

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.