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For Immediate Release:
October 1, 2015

Its a Spirited October at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives (PAMA)

BRAMPTON, ON (October 1, 2015) The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) kicks off fall with a great line-up of contemporary art, family activities and unique events including World Homeless Day on Saturday October 10 and the behind-the-scenes tour, Secrets and Scandals of PAMA, on Thursday October 29.

Saturday Oct. 3, 17 & 24: Family Art + Yoga
Free with admission
Learn classic yoga movements and create a unique piece of art.  All levels of yoga students welcome.  2 - 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 4: Opening Reception of New Art Gallery Exhibitions, 2 - 4 p.m.
Stephanie Rayner: Boat of Eternal Return
Experience a one-of-a-kind sculpture when Brampton raised Stephanie Rayner’s Boat of Eternal Return debuts on October 4. The stunning 30-foot boat is comprised of 20 unique elements, including moose ribs, mahogany, a mare pelvis and the score to Mozart’s Requiem

Point of Inspiration
This exhibition focusses on the inspiration behind the creation of works of art from PAMA’s art collection.  Art works by Inuit artist Samuellie Pudlat, Montreal artist Marcelle Ferron and others will be represented in the exhibition.

Saturday, Oct. 10: World Homeless Day, 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
Free Admission
Join us for art and activities that enhance understanding of this critical community issue. New art exhibition Through our Eyes: Homeless in Peel explores the lived experiences of homeless families and at-risk individuals through their art, words, video and photographs.

Thursday evenings, Oct. 15 & 22:  Fall Adult Art Workshops, 6:30-8:45 p.m.
Explore different art-making techniques in a relaxed and creative environment. Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, colour and painting techniques while being inspired by selected works from PAMA’s Permanent Collection. Materials are included. Prices start at $25 per workshop; check our website for details.
Watercolour Painting: Oct. 15
Acrylic & Water based Oil Painting: Oct. 22

Saturdays Oct. 17 to Nov. 14: PAMA Kids Museum Detectives, 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Looking for a unique drop-off program for kids ages 6-12? This fall our mini detectives start the day in the exhibit spaces, sketching and creating! From paper making, clay sculptures, felt animal guides, faux stained glass and more, it’s a great way to spend a creative Saturday!
$38.25 (members) and $45 (non-members)

Thursday, Oct. 29: Scandals & Secrets of PAMA, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Free with admission but pre-registration is required
Join Museum Curator Annemarie Hagan as she takes you through PAMA’s secret and scandalous stories. This guided tour will expose the hidden stories of our collections! This is a 16+ event.

Saturday, Oct. 31: Halloween Party at PAMA, 2-4 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween at PAMA with fun activities for everyone! Create a treat bag and find goodies in a Halloween scavenger hunt and make a Halloween shadow puppet. Come in costume for a chance to win 1 of 3 family memberships!  Snap a family selfie and share on Twitter or Instagram (tagging @visitpama) to enter.

PAMA is closed Monday Oct. 12 for Thanksgiving.  We wish you a happy holiday! 


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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