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For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2015

Spring out of Winter at The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

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BRAMPTON, ON. (Feb. 27, 2015) Usher in spring at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) with the opening of the Our Feathered Friends exhibition. While there's no guarantee that the snow will melt and the flowers will bloom, we can promise that the birds will be chirping! Interactive workshops, hands-on activities and exciting events are in full-swing for all ages and interests.

Take flight with Our Feathered Friends, on loan from the Canadian Museum of Nature until May 31. This family-friendly exhibition explores the diverse and fascinating flying creatures. You will learn the basics of bird watching, how to identify birds, and how to attract them to your yard. You can also discover the birds, bird images and interesting stories found in the PAMA Collection in the Archives. Join us for opening family activities on Sunday, March 1 from 1 - 5 p.m. and find out if birds of a feather really do flock together.

We all have our favourite works of art and PAMA's artists are no different. On now until May 3, Exchange: PAMA Artists Select showcases works chosen by some of PAMA's talented exhibited artists. Each artist has shared the reason behind their choice of painting, drawing, print or sculpture and has included one of their own art works in the exhibit.

Put pen to paper and explore your literary voice while drawing inspiration from PAMA's exhibitions in this workshop for young adults ages 12 - 15. Creative Writing with Ricky Lima takes place Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on March 7 and 14. The cost is $35 for non-members and $29.75 for members. Register online at pama.peelregion.ca or by phone at 905-791-4055.

Unleash your inner bookworm on Thursday, March 12 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. with PAMA and the Brampton Library. Connections: Art and Book Club blends the world of art with the world of literature. Register for FREE in advance through the Brampton Library at 905-793-4636.

Visit PAMA for a week full of fun events and activities for the entire family this March Break, March 16 - 20 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Some of the exciting events include two screenings of animated short films presented by TIFF, meeting live feathered friends from Speaking of Wildlife and moving to the sounds of Caribbean steel drums with the Kendrum Music Academy. Free tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis 30 minutes prior to each event. Join us for drop-in family activities and tours on weekends during March Break and all year round.

March to the beat of your own drum and join the Peel Aboriginal Network Drumming Circle on March 19 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Registration is not require, but participation is!

Get out your knitting needles and yarn for Knit@ PAMA, every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. Give the gift of warmth by creating a cozy item for those in need. All knitted items are donated to Regeneration Outreach Community in Brampton. 

Stop by PAMA anytime of year to explore our permanent Museum and Art Gallery exhibitions as well as fascinating Peel records at the Archives. Visit pama.peelregion.ca for more information on PAMA's exhibitions and programs.

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region'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 a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E. in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.



Erin Fernandes
Marketing Co-ordinator
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
905-791-4055, ext. 7596

Sayurie Naidoo
Communication Co-ordinator
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 8292

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



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