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Dennis Geden’s John Rae, Arctic Explorer, 2018. The Art Gallery of Sudbury invites you to the opening of an exhibition of paintings by Geden, a North Bay artist, on Sept. 12 from 5-7:30 p.m. The exhibition includes 10 oil paintings completed within the past decade. This exhibition continues until Nov. 10. Admission is free with donation. The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. For more information, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871. Supplied image jpg, SU

Dennis Geden at the AGS

The Art Gallery of Sudbury invites you to the opening of an exhibition of paintings by North Bay artist Dennis Geden on Sept. 12 from 5-7:30 p.m. The exhibition includes 10 oil paintings completed within the past decade.

Geden’s mysterious paintings test all five classical genres of the traditional art form. Each painting is at once a history painting, a portrait, a landscape, a still life and, by virtue of the consistent repetition of the artist’s own idiosyncratic figurative style, strangely generic.

The artist’s studio work and research interests focus primarily on contemporary and historical figurative/narrative art. His paintings and prints have been exhibited throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. He has participated in artist residencies in France, the UK, Toronto and Yugoslavia. His works are held in notable public collections including the Tate in London; Bibliotheque nationale in Paris; the Montreal Museum of Fine Art; Corvallis Collection at Oregon State University; Canada Council’s Art Bank in Ottawa; and the Simon Fraser University Art Collection.

This exhibition continues until Nov. 10. Admission is free with a donation. The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. For more information, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871.

Live music featuring Mimi O’Bonsawin

Mimi O’Bonsawin is a contemporary roots songstress who started performing and writing songs at a young age. She is heavily influenced by her roots, and celebrates her Abénakis and French-Canadian heritage. She writes songs with the intention to give back and spread the word about the merger of those communities.

She has been nominated for two Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards. She has performed on countless stages, including the prestigious Midem Festival in Cannes, France, as well as Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto. O’Bonsawin has shared the stage with the likes of Buffy Sainte-Marie, Crystal Shawanda, Tom Wilson, Francesco Yates and many more. She was recently awarded best music video and was nominated for best songwriter at the Toronto Independent Music Awards.

O’Bonsawin performs at La Fromagerie, 80 Elgin St., on Sept. 13 from 7-10 p.m.

Keys to the Library

The next Keys to the Library concert, featuring The Guitar Trio, takes place Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. at the main library branch, 74 Mackenzie St. This is a monthly event to raise funds for a piano, which helps the City of Lakes Music Society put on musical events in Greater Sudbury and the surrounding area.

Splash ‘N Boots in concert

If you’ve never experienced them live, now’s your chance. World-renowned Canadian children’s performers Splash ‘N Boots are returning to the Sudbury Theatre Centre, 170 Shaughnessy St., for two performances on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. All seats cost $40. Each performance will be followed by a 30-minute meet-and-greet in Steve’s Encore lounge. Tickets are on sale now at sudburytheatre.com, by calling the box office at 705-674-8381 ext. 21 or in person at the STC.

Photography show

The Sudbury Shutterbugs camera club is hosting a group photo exhibition at the main library branch on Mackenzie Street. It takes place Sept. 16 to Oct. 25 during the library’s operating hours. An opening reception takes place on Sept. 21 from 12-2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Symphony crawl

The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra invites you to take part in its second annual symphony crawl on Sept. 28 from 12-6 p.m.

After a very successful inaugural crawl last year, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is once again partnering with 25 downtown businesses and a wide variety of Sudbury-area musicians to provide the public with the opportunity to attend a diverse range of musical performances. It’s a fun afternoon of local music, shopping, treats, eats and drinks.

When you attend a performance, be sure to have your passport stamped, and you will receive a small gift or token of appreciation from the business. Of course, please be sure to take a good look around at all the goods and goodies on offer at each venue for an inspired purchase.

An exciting new feature at this year’s crawl is a short performance of the Northern Brass Choir, as well as the entire Sudbury Symphony Orchestra at 5 p.m. at the architecture school. That’s also where you can submit your stamped passport to be eligible to win one of the prizes generously donated by local businesses and arts organizations.

There are only 250 passports available at just $50 each. They can be purchased at the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra office, 96 Larch St., unit 403; One Sky Fine Goods, 125 Durham St.; Jett Landry Music, 1119 Lasalle Blvd.; or Gourmet World, 1984 Regent St.

Book fair

The third annual Northern Ontario Book Fair, hosted by the Silverleaf Writers Guild, takes place on Sept. 28-29 in Cobalt. The event, which coincides with Culture Days, will feature authors from all over northern Ontario, as well as a special presentation by Cobalt’s poet laureate, Ann Margetson, author of Northern Treasures (2010).

The fair will feature Sudbury writers Peter Best, author of There is No Difference (2018); and Laura Young, author of Soulmates on Ice: From hometown glory to the top of the podium (2018).

The art of Jay Favot at the Perivale Gallery

The Perivale Gallery, 1320 Perivale Rd. East in Spring Bay on Manitoulin Island, is inviting the public to celebrate the art of Jay Favot.

Favot is a Sudbury-based artist whose star has been rapidly rising. He was featured in a 16-page spread in the 2017 spring/summer edition of ARABELLA, Canada’s foremost art, design and architecture publication. He has also won awards for his participation in the La Cloche Art Show.

A Celebration of Place will feature Favot’s newest and, as yet unseen works. Visit the show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Favot’s work will be on display until Sept. 15.

The images of the works to be featured in this exhibition have been uploaded to the gallery’s website, perivalegallery.com. For more information or to purchase a piece, please contact Shannon McMullan at 705-210-0290.

My Mother’s Songs

After a two-year hiatus, Miriam Drysdale is performing her first solo shows on Sept. 11-12 at The Alibi Room, 113 Durham St.

My Mother’s Songs is a night of music ranging from Sinatra to Bowie and so much more. It’s a look at the intricacies of the mother/daughter relationship; how grief and loss affect art; and above all it is a tribute to a devoted mother, a beloved media personality and an undisputed ‘Queen Bitch’ … not necessarily in that order.

Drysdale is a Toronto-based musical theatre actor and comedian. Having toured all over the U.S. and Canada with various shows, she’s incredibly excited to share her art with her hometown.

Doors open both evenings at 6 p.m. and the shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 with proceeds donated to the Living with Lakes Centre. Seating is limited so please reserve or buy tickets by contactingdrysdalemiriam@gmail.com.

Elton Rohn in concert

As Elton Rohn, Ron Camilleri’s ability to transform into Elton John is uncanny. Audiences are amazed – it’s like seeing a 1970s Elton John concert live.

Rohn’s band is made up of some of Canada’s finest musicians and every note is played live; there are no tracks. The band also features a full four-part harmony.

Rohn has headlined more than 250 shows, including major festivals across Canada and the USA, but most notably Las Vegas, where he was the only tribute act asked to play the Elton John convention.

This benefit concert is in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada (Ontario chapter). The Children’s Wish Foundation helps bring smiles to many boys and girls with life-threatening illnesses by making their greatest wish come true.

The concert takes place Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Caruso Club, 385 Haig St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $30 each or call 1-888-777-9793 to purchase over the phone.

Hotel California tribute show

When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, Hotel California began making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans.

The experience of a Hotel California show isn’t just about the band – it’s about celebrating the music and the memories. The band gets audiences involved and on their feet.

This show, in support of Our Children, Our Future, takes place Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Caruso Club, 385 Haig St. Tickets cost $35 for general admission. Call 705-677-0440 ext. 223 for tickets, or go online to eaglestributeshow.eventbrite.ca.

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