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For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2015

Contemporary Conversations and Colourful Family Fun This June at PAMA

BRAMPTON, ON. (May. 29, 2015) - The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) offers a variety of ways to explore, interact and learn about local arts and culture this June.  Highlights include a cinema-inspired art exhibit by Canadian artist Olex Wlasenko, a National Aboriginal Day celebration on June 21, and the launch of our Summer Staycation Days. 

Long Moments by Olex Wlasenko, June 14 -September 27:
A mesmerizing collection of screen-like charcoal drawings that capture cinematic moments in time.  This exhibition features new work inspired by Peel’s local history, as discovered by the artist in PAMA’s own archives. 

  • Opening Reception, June 14, 2 p.m. -4 p.m.
  • Synchronicities: Art and Cinema -Two-part artist talk, June 21 & 28, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Connections Art and Book Club, June 18:
Continue the cinematic discussion with a review of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.  Book club discussion will be paired with a free tour of the Wlasenko’s Long Moments exhibit, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Weekend Family Activities every Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m. Drop by and get creative with exciting NEW art projects each week.

  • June 6/7 - Create a piece of art inspired by the colours and symbols in Aboriginal culture
  • June 13/14 - Make your own movie film strip sketch
  • June 20/21 - Create a magical Father’s Day card
  • June 27/28 - Chalk-up a funky creation to celebrate the start of summer vacation

National Aboriginal Day Celebration, June 21:  Inspired by PAMA’s We are Here exhibition, visitors will learn about Canada’s first peoples through a special Aboriginal storyteller and art activity. 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Summer Staycation Days, June 29 July 3: Take part in our Staycation series kick off with activities to celebrate Canada’s birthday!  Create fun and colourful projects based on artworks by prominent Canadian artists from the Group of Seven to David Morrisseau. 10 a.m. 3 p.m.  Please note that PAMA will be closed for Canada Day on July 1. 

PAMA Kid’s Camp, weekly through July:  Kid’s aged 6 to 12 get creative with themed activities. Weekly sessions run Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Cost: $157.25 for members and $185.00 for non-members.  Register for one of our 5-day camps and your family is eligible to claim the Children's Art Tax Credit.

Join the Conversation with PAMA on social media.

  • Stump the Experts on Twitter (@visitpama) on June 2: Tweet us any word that represents a thing or place in Peel, however obscure, and PAMA’s expert team of curators and archivists will hunt our collections to find and post a picture of a related artifact!
  • Check out PAMA’s new Archives Blog. The latest story is “What does an archivist think about at the end of a 30 year career?”  Visit peelarchivesblog.com to learn about Diane Allengame’s 'old friends’ in the collection.

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

Lesley Hudson
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4478

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



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