Ongoing Through 2015 

 The Leamington Arts Centre (LAC) / South Essex Arts Association (SEAA) are proud to announce in partnership with the Leamington District Memorial Hospital (LDMH) the Wellness Through Arts Program. The first stage of this program can be viewed at the LDMH commencing Thursday, January 30th in the new Diagnostic Imaging Department on the lower level. As the program expands, it will embrace and transform a variety of additional spaces within the hospital. Interested Artists, please contact the LAC.
The Wellness Through Arts Program at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital is dedicated to the well-being of patients, families, caregivers and the community. The program’s aim is to integrate the creative arts and aesthetics into the healing spaces within the hospital by reducing stress and promoting calming environments that replace anxiety with hope and holistic well-being. The program is made possible through the support of local artists, the Leamington District Memorial Hospital and the Leamington Arts Centre/ South Essex Arts Association. We welcome you to share in the spaces, to enjoy the beauty and serenity it may bring to you and your loved ones.


LAC Film Night Flyer Casablanca Half PageFILM NIGHT: Casablanca
Thurs Feb 12, 7pm FREE!
Join the LAC for the “In Pursuit of the Golden Key”, “Call for Classics” and “Transmutation” Opening Receptions on February 12th starting at 7pm and stay for a FREE film, “Casablanca”, the 1942 highly awarded classic film featuring Humphrey Bogart  and Ingrid Bergman


In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining a Czechoslovak underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick’s surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick’s one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan….


March Masquerade 24x36 Poster 2015 Sponsor Logos LRMARCH MASQUERADE
Fri March 20, 7pm onward
The MARCH MASQUERADE is an evening filled with exciting activities including Live Musical Performances by local musicians; a Live Bees Wax Painting Demonstration and Art Auction by international artist Leyla Munteanu; Palm Analysis by Rosemary Heenan; Tarot Card Readings; Hors d ‘Oeuvres; Wine by Alexander Estate Winery; a Silent Auction and a Spin the Wheel game.

Visitors will also enjoy the Breaking Barriers, Ruth Driedger and Stacie Koretska art exhibitions on display, the Signature Gift Shop as well as the Erie Quest Heritage Ship Wreck Museum on our second floor.

TICKETS are NOW AVAILABLE for SALE at the gallery and will soon be available for purchase online at: www. leamingtonartscentre.com. Tickets are $30 each and include a Unique Hand Created Masquerade Mask designed by the local art students, one complimentary glass of wine, fine food, entertainment, great fun and chances to win prizes or an oringinal work of art in the silent auction.

All proceeds from this event will help to support the South Essex Arts Association/Leamington Arts Centre. 

40 Days Book Release 9x11 flyer3BOOK RELEASE PARTY & ART EXHIBIT: 40 Days in the Man Cave & Water in the Desert

Tuesday, April 14, 7-9 pm

  • Refreshments and desserts provided
  • Drop by and celebrate with The Stahls!… as they launch the publication of Todd’s first book 40 Days in the Man Cave and the 2nd edition of Sherry’s book Water in the Desert.
  • Todd will have a gallery collection on display of some recent pieces along with the artwork 40 Days in the Man Cave showcases!

Also displaying some of their creative portfolios

  • Mark Caza, Photographer for the Stahls of Mark Caza Photography will display his photos
  • Daryl Driedger book and website designer for the Stahls of Cowlick Studios

Come out and enjoy an evening of creativity and congratulate the artists!

Pelee.Program.ad3.8.5x11POINT PELEE SHIPWRECKS
Cris Kohl & Joan Forsberg

Friday May 8, 7pm

Lake Erie’s most treacherous hazard to navigation is Point Pelee, where hundreds of ships have been lost. In this exciting program, find out about the early, tragic wrecks of the paddlewheelers Kent and Northern Indiana; the excellently preserved schooner named the Willis, sunk in an 1872 collision; the ship named the Little Wissahickon, wrecked in 1896 with three lives lost; daring rescues and heartbreaking failures, such as the steamers George Stone, the Clarion, and the N. J. Nessen; details of the Conemaugh, the closest shipwreck to the actual point of land; the controversial 1980’s anchor theft from the 1905 wreck of the schooner-barge Tasmania, and MORE!

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South Essex Arts Association

Tuesday May 12, 6:30pm

Guest Speakers: Todd Stahl, author of 40 Days in the Man Cave and his wife Sherry Stahl, author of Water in the Desert

Seeking new board members, please contact us if you are interested in sharing your time, energy and passion for the arts with us.



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IMAGINING ANGELS: Pat Sturn & Emilia Cundari
Film Documentary

Thursday May 28, 7pm

As a perfect introduction to the performance of the chamber opera Pat & Emilia later in June, the Leamington Arts Center is proud to present the documentary about the making of the opera: Imagining Angels produced by former CBC journalists Pat Jeflyn and Kim Kristy.The film was selected for the Windsor International Film Festival 2014 and the Toronto Short Film Festival in March 2015. 

This event will be held at the L.A.C. on Thursday May 28th at 7:00pm. Admission at the door is $10. Tickets for the performance of the opera, on June 20th, will be sold that night at the discounted price of $20 (regular $25).

The film will be followed by a video produced by Windsor Poet Marty Gervais about photographer Pat Sturn.

Producers of  Imagining Angels will be present as well as some of the principals of the opera  Pat & Emilia. 


Pirates-of-Pelee-Island-web sizePELEE ISLAND PIRATES: a one-man show by Joey Oullette
Staring: Rob Tymec, Special Guest Start: A Bucket!!

June 6, 13 & 20, 8pm

The LAC and Theatre in the Gallery present Pelee Island Pirates, a one man show staring Rob Tymec. There will be 3 performances at the LAC on June 6, 13 and 20 all starting at 8pm. Admission is $15 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors. 

Get a taste for the performance: https://youtu.be/s74zbovLwh0 

“A tale of high adventure on the rugged waters of … um … well, Lake Eerie.”
After receiving an inheritance from a mysterious uncle on Pelee Island, Luke Whodner travels there to learn more about his family roots and, hopefully, find something that will lead him to the father who left him as a child. Along the way, he’s asked by a stranger in an eyepatch to deliver a “birthday present” to a fellow named Pelee Island Paul. Accompanied by his friend Connie, (who has a secret crush on him), and her friend Jake, (who has a secret crush on her) – Luke unravels the secrets of his own past, becomes embroiled in a drug smuggling ring and meets a really pretty girl in hiking shorts! All of this performed by just one person …. and a bucket!

LAC Film Night Flyer JuneFILM NIGHT: Krzysztof Wodiczko Projections

Thurs June 18, 7pm. FREE!

Gilligan’s Fire Grill – 1/2 Off Appetizers before or after the film!

This full-length documentary examines the work of Krzysztof Wodiczko, an artist who has taken his art out of museums to project it onto the sides of buildings. The film explores Wodiczko’s philosophy of art as s ocial contract and shows examples of his provocative work, which has lit up walls from London’s Trafalgar Square to Zion Square in Jerusalem. (1991. 53mins.)

Trailer: https://www.nfb.ca/film/krzysztof_wodiczko_projections 



A@M 11x17 2015

Sat July 4 & Sun July 5, 10am – 5pm

Bring the whole family out to enjoy a wide variety of artwork and entertainment at Leamington’s beautiful waterfront.
With dozens of artists displaying unique and creative pieces spread out across the park grounds. Come for a stroll to see new interesting local and area wide artist works.
FREE ADMISSION! Donations greatly appreciated.

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FILM NIGHT: Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked
Thurs Aug 10, 7pm. FREE!

The History Channel’s telling of the history of superheroes in comic books, from the first appearance of Superman in the 1930s to today’s morally-conflicted, violent anti-heroes. (2003, 90 mins)

Sponsored by Lucid Layout Comics, Gilligan’s Fire Grill – 1/2 Off Appetizers before or after the film!

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Bagels and Business SeptBAGELS AND BUSINESS
Thurs Sept 10, 8-9:30am

A great way to network before work! Stop in and find out information on the Leamington Arts Centre and everything it has to offer our community! Mark your calendar and tell your friends!

You can make valuable contacts with a diverse crowd of professionals. This is a drop in event for you to network, make business contacts and more. Bring your business cards, enjoy a coffee and bagel/muffin.

Members – no charge; Future Members – $10.00

Please RSVP to: info@leamingtonchamber.com or call 519-326-2721

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Griffon.flyerLACTHE WRECK OF THE GRIFFON: Discover the greatest mystery of the Great Lakes!
Fri Sept 25, 7pm

The legendary vessel named the Griffon, built by the explorer, La Salle, in the year 1679, was the very first ship to sail on Lake Erie — but was lost with all hands and valuable cargo on the return leg of its maiden voyage! Since then, the fate of the Griffon has become the greatest mystery of the Great Lakes!

Join Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg, a husband-and-wife team of underwater explorers and authors of a new book called The Wreck of the Griffon, as they present a multi-media, live narration programme with exciting visuals and background music telling the dramatic story of this long lost, historic ship, and the many times people thought they had found it!

A book signing by the authors will follow the presentation.

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CULTURE CRAWL: Uptown Leamington
Sat Sept 26, 10am – 5pm

A 1-day visual art experience. Meet local area artists and view works on display in uptown Leamington business store fronts. Get your FREE passport at any participating location, get it stamped at each location, turn it in at your last stop for your chance to win great prizes from local businesses! 

Complete the Crawl and be entered for a chance to win great prizes! $25 from Source For Sport, $20 from Bradt’s Butcher, $20 from Sweet Retreat and town of Leamington Swag. Start and get your Passport at the LAC or any location on the crawl.

Uptown Leamington Culture Crawl Passport 2015

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Nothing Sacred Film Night PosterFILM NIGHT: Nothing Sacred
Thurs. Oct 15, 7pm. FREE!

This feature documentary is a portrait of Montreal political cartoonists Aislin and Serge Chapleau. In the pages of The Montreal Gazette and La Presse, respectively, they’ve been skewering politicians for 30 years. But who are these biting satirists? The film seeks to answer this question through interviews with the cartoonist’s friends, families, colleagues, and even a few of their favourite victims, including Gilles Duceppe and Louise Beaudoin. Featuring many of their classic cartoons, Nothing Sacred pays tribute to gifted iconoclasts whose hilarious characters have seeped into our collective consciousness. (2003, 52mins)

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Masterworks JNAAG Bus Tour 2015 11x17-2BUS TOUR: Masterworks at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia
Sat. Nov 21, 9am – 4pm.

The only opportunity in Ontario to see this celebrated collection of paintings by 16th – 20th century masters. 75 pieces by distinguished artists such as Dali, Delacroix, Freud, Gainsborough, Matisse, Turner and Canadian artists including Krieghoff, Morrice, Harris and Carr.

SCHEDULE: 9am Departure,11am – 12pm Guided Tour, 12pm – 2pm Additional Visiting & Lunch , 2pm Return

REGISTER EARLY! Limited Seating!
$50/person (includes transportation on deluxe coach bus & 1 hour guided tour at the gallery)

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