May and June Conversations Cancelled – Covid-19

May and June Conversations Cancelled – Covid-19

We are sorry to announce that, due to the vital Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, two of our upcoming Conversations have been cancelled. May 14: The Drone and the Camera: Mike Venables and Jun 11: Beader and Ojibway Artist: Ashley-Rise Manchendagoos. Discussions...

MAG Conversations Presents ~ Doug Phillips ~ Mar 12

MAG Conversations will feature multi-talented Doug Phillips on March 12. Doug is a playwright, actor and award winning short story writer. His first play, Naan Bread, won the Ottawa Little Theatre Award. Righteous Tithe, a play turned film, was nominated for best...
Evening in Paris @ the Mainstreet ~ Benefits MAG Youth ~ Feb 15

Evening in Paris @ the Mainstreet ~ Benefits MAG Youth ~ Feb 15

Yves and Deb Grandmaitre along with Shelley and Mark Scullino are the Village chefs at the Mainstreet Dinner on Saturday February 15th. Themed An Evening in Paris,  the event is sponsored by MOCA (Merrickville Organization for Culture and Arts) with proceeds going to...
Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

The Merrickville Artists’ Guild (MAG) Photographic Collective is delighted that Gerard Phillips, a well know local bird watcher and photographer, will be giving an illustrated talk at our meeting on February 12 at 7:00 PM in the Dart Room at the Goose & Gridiron...
May and June Conversations Cancelled – Covid-19

MAG Conversations Presents: The Art of Writing: Jan 9

“Beautifully crafted words have the power to captivate the mind of anybody” – Joseph Conrad … From the Iliad to Shakespeare, Dostoevsky to Atwood, whether poets, chroniclers, realists or romantics; the power and artistry of writing has been an important part of...
COVID-19 Situation Permitting ~ MAG Conversations Presents: The Drone & The Camera with Mike Venables ~ May 14

MAG Conversations: Jan. 9 : Author Panel

Meet a novelist who is also an historian, an indigenous poet, a writer of short humorous stories, and a writer of special interest features when they sit down with the “conversationalists” and talk, each in their own special world, about what they write, why they...
COVID-19 Situation Permitting ~ MAG Conversations Presents: The Drone & The Camera with Mike Venables ~ May 14

MAG Conversations: Arctic Twilight: Nov 14

Teacher and writer Claudia Coutu Radmore and writer Victor Suthren are slated to share stories of the arctic “you did not expect.” Claudia will be talking about her correspondence with a remarkable man, Leonard Budgell, a Hudson’s Bay Company agent who...
Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

Photography Collective – Next Meeting Nov 6

The November meeting of the MAG Photography Collective will consider the theme of “Thanksgiving.” Examples could be the amazing fall colours, giving thanks by feasting at the close of the harvest season, and/or anything else you can think of related to the theme....
2019 Studio Tour Brochures

2019 Studio Tour Brochures

MAG Artists are ramping up for our exciting 2019 Studio Tour. Brochures are available from all MAG Sponsors (see sidebar) and from MAG members. This year 25 individual MAG Artists and several arts groups and collectives are exhibiting and selling work in a multitude...
Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

Photography Collective – Next Meeting Sept 4

The next meeting of the Merrickville Artists’ Guild (MAG) Photography Collective will be Wednesday, September 4, 2019 starting at 7:00 PM in the Dart Room of the Goose & Gridiron Restaurant. Please watch our Facebook page for any last-minute changes:...
2019 Studio Tour Map

2019 Studio Tour Map

Get your 2019 MAG Studio Tour Brochure for a detailed map of studio locations and info on all 25 individual MAG Artists, arts groups, and collectives exhibiting in this year’s show. Available throughout Merrickville from MAG Sponsors (see sidebar) and MAG...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Moving Pictures: May 9

MAG Conversations: The Art of Moving Pictures: May 9

May Conversations showcases the incredible diversity of talent among MAG members as multi-media artist Holly Dean and film industry camera operator Gary Viola share their experience with the Art of Moving Pictures. “I am going to talk about my 30 years working...
MAG Artists May Pop-up

MAG Artists May Pop-up

MAG Artists Kenna McCall and Johanna Jansen will be featured at a Pop-up Art Gallery in Merrickville throughout May. See Kenna’s unique stone jewelry and Johanna’s original ceramic art and sculpture at Abel Mountain: 306 St. Lawrence St. in...
Bird Photography ~ Feb 12

MAG Photography Collective – Next Meeting April 3

The Merrickville Artists’ Guild (MAG) Photography Collective had a wonderful March meeting with a lively discussion of the upcoming MAG Tour and how the photographers can contribute to its success. The assignment for our April meeting is to submit images reflecting...
MAG Conversations: Landscape as Art: Mar 14

MAG Conversations: Landscape as Art: Mar 14

MAG members Martin Green and David Dunn join forces to talk about the creative relationships between artists and gardeners; exploring the significant roles that gardens play in nurturing the soul and the pleasure and joy that they give us by their company. Gardening...
MAG Artists in the Community

MAG Artists in the Community

MAG Artists is partnering with Gloria Stowell as part of the Brenda Carter Memorial Art Workshops for children 8 to 14. Martin Green (artist) assisted with The Clay Workshop – Bas Relief the third of four Heroes Art Workshops 2018/2019 being held in the...
MAG Artists in the Community

MAG Artists in the Community

MAG Artists is partnering with Gloria Stowell as part of the Brenda Carter Memorial Art Workshops for children 8 to 14. Larry Thompson (painter) assisted with The Inkmaster and the Apprentice, the second of four Heroes Art Workshops 2018/2019 being held in the...
MAG Conversations: Science Meets Art for the Environment: Jan 10

MAG Conversations: Science Meets Art for the Environment: Jan 10

Join us as we voyage into the world of science, photography, and storytelling with Dr. Shelley Ball, renowned biologist and environmentalist (www.biosphere-ed.org). Shelley will talk with Mike Venables about how she blends science and art to educate and raise...
Square Foot Show & Sale: Fiona McIntyre Design: Nov 10-Dec 22

Square Foot Show & Sale: Fiona McIntyre Design: Nov 10-Dec 22

MAG Artist Fiona McIntyre is hosting a unique show and sale at her Merrickville studio. All artworks are created in 12″x12″ format and priced at $80. The show features 51 pieces in a variety of media by 23 MAG Artists. Opening reception: Nov 10, 12-5 Show...
MAG Conversations: Nude or Naked: Nov 8

MAG Conversations: Nude or Naked: Nov 8

Last MAG Conversations for 2018. Thursday, November 8 at the Sidecar Café, beginning at 7:30. The topic is: “Nude or Naked? Figure representation through the ages” Martin Green will be in conversation with Joyce Morris of the Go Figure Life Drawing group. The...
Photography Collective Presents: Paul Matte: Nov 7

Photography Collective Presents: Paul Matte: Nov 7

The MAG Photography Collective (MCP) is pleased to announce that Paul Matte will be giving a presentation based on his book Open Aperture: The Evolution of Photography in an Abstract World. Paul is an award-winning photographer with over thirty-one years of teaching...