Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:00am to Monday, March 9, 2015 - 5:00pm
CALLING ALL ARTISTS
The Festival of Banners is a community art project that helps beautify our city and connect to residents.
2015's theme, inspired by Lakehead University's 50th anniversary will be "From Shore to Shore".
Applicants are encouraged to interpret this year's theme in relation to Orillia and Lekead University, exploring what "from Shore to Shore" means - from a beach, transition, change, a journey, or exploration - the possibilities are limitless.
Banners will be displayed in Downtown Orillia from June - October, followed by a display of banners in November.
HOW TO ENTER:
Entry froms will be available at the Orillia Museum of Art & History, at various downtown locations, and downloadable below.
Submissions will be accepted from February 9 - March 9 at 5pm.
$10 for Child & Youth (up to 18 years of age)
$20 for Adults (Ages 19+)
To apply for the 2015 Festival of Banners, please download the three forms below:
All forms should be printed and returned to the Orillia Museum of Art & History with an entry fee.
Applications may be submitted by mail, or dropped off in person to the attention of:
Festival of Banners
Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter Street S.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:00pm
Mark your calendars - OMAH will be running March Break camp from March 16 - 20, 2015.
Registration is now OPEN via Orillia Parks, Recreation, & Culture. To register, please click HERE and enter Course Code 34294, or contact Lois Green, Programs Coordinator, at 705-326-2159 of email@example.com
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Ian McRae is the first student executive member to serve in the role of Vice-President for the Orillia branch campus of Lakehead University, on behalf of the Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU).
A high school graduate of Orillia District Collegiate Institute, here at Lakehead U Ian studies to be a teacher, specializing in history and anthropology. After graduation, Ian plans to stay active in regional politics, to travel abroad, and to pursue post-graduate studies.
Ian's interest in local heritage stems from a multi-generational family history in this area, including ties to Sir Samuel Steele and other pioneer settler families. His father, Bruce McRae, is active in the local historical community (including Orillia Heritage and OMAH’s Board of Directors and History Committee).
Over the past two years under Ian's leadership, he has sought to make the Lakehead University Student Union a constructive influence in Orillia and its region. Ian has promoted student community activism in supporting and working with such groups as the Orillia Food Council, the District Health Unit, Simcoe Fairvote, Transition Town, the Simcoe County Victim Crisis unit, Kiwanis, Rotary, Georgian College Student Administrative Council, historical organizations, the Orillia Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Management Board, and others.
Ian is delighted to have our invitation to be the March guest speaker at the regular History Speaker Evening, Wednesday March 18th, 7:30 pm in OMAH’s third floor Dorothy Macdonald Creative Studio. He will recount for us “How Lakehead University Came to Orillia.”
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Music in the Museum continues this spring with the amazing vocals of Winnie Brave, alternative country duo, on March 29th.
Details coming soon.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Try your hand at relief sculpture making inspired by Orillia artist Elizabeth Wyn Wood. This program will be modified from OMAH's Educational Program that we take into schools - but this time there's no grading, just fun! Lunch and Learn participants will get to work with polymer clay while learning about the history of relief sculpture and Elizabeth Wyn Wood.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
For the last of the winter Music in the Museum series, bring your family to enjoy Chamber Music Orillia's Children's Choir and the Moellan children on violins. Stay after our Sunday Family Fun Drop In programming for an afternoon of classical music for the kids!
Details to come soon