Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts: Deadline May 19th, 2017

The Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts deadline is approaching!the_arts

The Scugog Memorial Public Library Board, which administers the Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts, is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Bursary awards. The deadline to submit applications is May 19th at 5 pm.

The bursary is open to Scugog residents of all ages who wish to pursue further training in an area of the arts. Previous winners have included writers, performing artists and visual artist working in a wide variety of media.

Application forms may be downloaded through the link below or picked up at the Library at 231 Water Street, Port Perry.

The Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts provides financial assistance to residents of Scugog Township who wish to pursue a specific field of study in the arts. It is felt that the whole community is enriched when aspiring or established artists pursue opportunities for further study in their areas of interest. The Bursary is generously funded through the annual support of the Rotary Club of Port Perry and by donations from local organizations and members of the public.


For further information please contact the Library by phone 905-985-7686 or email.

“26 Paintings by Ron Lambert” From Apr. 8th to May 4th in the Kent Farndale Gallery

The Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial is pleased to present a special exhibition of abstract art entitled “26 Paintings by Ron Lambert”.

Oshawa painter Ronald Malcolm Lambert has been a light of the Canadian abstract art scene since his work was included (along with Lawren Harris and 24 others) in the Canadian Abstract Exhibition in 1952. Mr. Lambert received training in his youth from the well-known German-American artist Hans Hoffmann and credits him with the ‘push-and-pull’ colour concept that gives a 3D effect to his paintings.

The 26 vibrant paintings in this exhibit are Ron Lambert’s homage to the 26 artists who participated in that exhibit 65 years ago. These pieces combine scale and striking colours to create drama and impact. Considered one of the premier ‘colourists’ in Canada, Ron Lambert is the last surviving member of that group of artists and truly a living art legend. This show is one you will not want to miss.

The exhibition runs from April 8th until May 4th with an opening reception on Saturday April 8th, at 2pm.

The Kent Farndale Gallery is open 7 days a week during library hours. Please call 905-985-7686 for more information.

What’s on @ the Library this Spring

whatsonbannerCheck out our latest newsletter to find out what’s happening at the Library in the new year!

We are especially excited about our ‘Lincoln Center Local’ partnership which allows us to offer free screenings of some wonderful cultural events. We have fabulous movies on offer for our regular Movie Nights, and our much-loved book club programs. There are lots of fun storytimes with Julie Anne for the kids, and also some great workshops to appeal to many different ages and interests. Thinking about ‘cutting the cord’ or taking the social media plunge ? We can help you understand your options. You can also take a virtual trip around the world with our monthly travelogue hosts. There’s something for everyone at the Library!

Spring 2017 Newsletter