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Neilson Park Creative Centre welcomes members and community members alike to experience our upcoming Speakers Series events. This spring, NPCC will host free public talks in partnership with its Resident Groups. We hope you will join us in learning from these talented creators and appreciators of art. RSVP on Facebook or call the office.


Egg to Grave with Susan Eckenwalder

In partnership with The Etobicoke Art Group

Wednesday Apr. 12, 2017

7:30pm – 9:30pm



The Etobicoke Art Group invites you to a speaking engagement with Susan Eckenwalder. Eckenwalder, a visual artist, will discuss various methods and motivations behind her work as well as include odd facts and some insight into image selection.



Places Out of Time with Bruce Parsons

Tuesday Apr. 18, 2017

7:00pm – 9:00pm



In this talk Parsons will discuss his current exhibition, Imagining Peace: Walking Labyrinths on display at NPCC which includes paintings, sculptures and installations. Parsons invites participants to be a part of the discussion that explores the notion of non-objective painting. Parsons has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions throughout his long practice as a professor, painter, printmaker, muralist and installation artist.



Beautiful Writing with Mark Lurz and Ramona Matthews

In partnership with The Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto

Sunday May 7, 2017

2:00pm – 4:00pm



The Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto invites you to an introduction of beautiful writing. Experienced instructors, Mark Lurz and Ramona Matthews, will guide you through the steps of writing with pen and ink. Learn about the different scripts of Western Culture and how calligraphy is used to write a personal card or name tag. Pen and ink will be provided. You can also purchase pens and paper during this workshop.



ROM's Cloth Cultures with Sarah Fee

In partnership with Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Sunday April 30, 2017

2:00pm - 4:00pm



The Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners Guild invite you to a speaking engagement in celebration of the ROM’s upcoming conference,Cloth Cultures, which will commemorate their 1971 exhibition Keep Me Warm One Night (featured over 500 pieces of Canadian handweaving).


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