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For Immediate Release:
December 13, 2012

Add Some Art and Culture to Your Plans This Holiday Season with a Visit to PAMA

BRAMPTON, ON (Dec. 13, 2012) – The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is ready to welcome you during the holidays. The newly opened space offers something for everyone this season. Come explore the exciting art gallery and museum exhibitions or take part in drop-in workshops where you can get creative. Also not to be missed is the new interactive touch table that allows visitors to explore Peel Region using state-of-the-art technology.

“The holidays are a great time to come and explore your local art gallery and museum,” said Claire Loughheed, Manager, PAMA. “Not only do we have brand new exhibitions but there are also a number of drop-in workshops that are free with admission that give visitors the opportunity to get creative and take home their own masterpiece.”

Exhibitions include:

Drawing with Scissors: Molas from Kuna Yala
Organized by the Textile Museum of Canada and curated by Max Allen. This colourful exhibit features mola clothing made by the Kuna people of Panama. The textiles feature modern designs made with traditional skills.

Behind Bars: The Story of the Peel County Jail
Find out what it was like to be in jail 50 or 100 years ago. Discover who lived and worked there and how things have changed over time. This exhibition is located in the real cells of the historic Peel County Jail.

This photo-based exhibition, curated by Christine Boyanoski, brings together artists of varied cultural backgrounds who investigate personal and family history in their work. Artists include Sara Angelucci, Greg Staats, William Eakin, Donald Rance and Vid Ingelevics. Ingelevics has created a special installation based on the Russell Cooper Collection of the PAMA Archives.

Lyn Carter: Cover
Carter’s fabric covered organic forms challenge our notions of the medium of sculpture. This ten-year survey of her work is presented in partnership with Cambridge Galleries.

PAMA is open for the holidays from Dec. 27, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2013 (closed on Jan. 1, 2013).

Hours of operation are: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

Holiday admission:

Adults $2.50
Seniors $1.50
Students $1.00
Families $7.00
Children under five free

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers family-friendly activities and a variety of workshops and programs for all ages. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E. in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca for more information.



Josie Premzell
Supervisor of Development and Visitor Services
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 3625

Karen Flores
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4675

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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