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You asked for it and here it is! Winter 2014 art classes for kids, what a wonderful holiday gift. Space is limited.
In the studio on Saturday December 7th the furniture of Wilkins Design and Jeff Baker. These artists put an artist’s twist on reclaimed wood. Each piece is a meeting of form with function.
DEC 7&8 – 10-5pm BHAM ART SHOW & SALE
25 of our Blue Heron Artist Members (BHAM) will bring their gift giving best to the Studio. Jewellery by Helen Miller, Denny Corbet and Amber, Birdhouse Ornaments by Frank Ditomaso, Pottery by Anne Leon, Angels and Dolls by Debbie Colston, Original Cards by Hanneke Koonstra and more…
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An Evening with Rachel Joyce – author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
December 4th at Wooden Sticks Golf Club – 7pm
On a foggy spring morning in 1972, twelve-year-old Byron Hemming and his mother are driving to school in the English countryside. On the way, in a life-changing two seconds, an accident occurs. Or does it? Byron is sure it happened, but his mother, sitting right next to him in the car, has no reaction to it. Over the course of the days Continue reading
Art Rocks the Studio on Saturdays
The Blue Heron Studio is an ever-changing showcase for local artists. This Series of Fortunate (art) Events is a chance to get a head start on the Christmas season.
Saturday Afternoons 1 – 5 pm
Nov 2 - SEEING RED
Nov 9 - LOCAL EMERGING ARTISTS
Nov 16 - TEXTILES (10 – 5pm)
Nov 23 - ONE WO(MAN) SHOW – STILL LIFE
Nov 30 & Dec 1 - STEEL ART AND STONE SCULPTURE (10 – 5pm)
Dec 7 & 8 - BHAM ART SHOW AND SALE
Dec 14 – 22 - HANDMADE IN UXBRIDGE HOLIDAY SALE
November 17th, 11am at Wooden Sticks
Mary Lawson, author of Crow Lake and The Other Side of the Bridge (which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and short-listed for the Roger’s Writers Trust Award) will be joining us for the return of our popular Books and Brunch series with her hot off the press new novel – Road Ends.
In Road Ends a new family is at the centre of Mary’s third novel–the Cartwrights–with Continue reading
“My work is a reflection on the beauty of changes in nature. Music is a source of my artistic energy.”
Max’s work will be featured in the Blue Heron Studio for the month of November.
From Michael Winter: Henry Hayward is a drowning man. With a soured long-term romance finally at an end, no family, and no refuge to be had in work, he progressively spends his days in the solace of alcohol and his nights with a series of interchangeable partners. In a quest to simultaneously recover from unrequited love and to find meaning in what is becoming an increasingly emotionally arid life, Henry travels to Afghanistan as an army-affiliated contractor.
When Henry becomes embedded in a regiment, he doesn’t have time to think about his fixation on Nora or the fragments of his old life, a life he wasn’t really living anyway. But everything changes during a tragic roadside incursion when a routine patrol suddenly turns fatal. And Henry, who survives, knows in his heart that he is responsible.
Upon returning home, now tormented by guilt in addition to ennui, he begins to feel even more rootless and restless until the question of his deceased friend’s summer home arises. Soon Henry is trying to bring meaning back to his life and to make posthumous amends by planning to buy and repair his friend’s dilapidated family house. But he hasn’t factored family history into the picture—and his deceased friend’s girlfriend has a revelation of her own that may change everything.
From Joseph Boyden: A visceral portrait of life at a crossroads, The Orenda opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an elder and one of the Huron Nation’s great warriors and statesmen. It has been years since the murder of his family, and yet they are never far from his mind. In Snow Falls, Bird recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter and sees that the girl possesses powerful magic that will be useful to him on the troubled road ahead. Bird’s people have battled the Iroquois for as long as he can remember, but both tribes now face a new, more dangerous threat from afar.
Christophe, a charismatic Jesuit missionary, has found his calling among the Huron, and devotes himself to learning and understanding their customs and language in order to lead them to Christ. An emissary from distant lands, he brings much more than his faith to the new world.
As these three souls dance with each other through intricately woven acts of duplicity, small battles erupt into bigger wars and a nation emerges from worlds in flux.
Uxbridge Music Hall,
Friday, November 1st
7 – 10pm
Call the store for tickets 905-852-4282
(Part of our Series of Fortunate (literary) Events – check out the passport here.)
December Book Club
Seasonal Book Club Party - Talk books, buy books, steal books December 11th at Blue Heron Books 7:30pm
January Book Club
My Best Stories by Alice Munro Venue: Veronica's Place Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature