Waterloo Region Reader's Choice Awards 2022
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Art Programs

Felt Wreath

with Lauren Martin
Sat Nov 26

Winter Florals

with Soma Karmaker
Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20
Tuesdays 12:00-2:30pm

Paste Paper & Artist's Books Workshop

with Janice Saunders
Sat Dec 10
10:30am-12:30pm & 1:00-2:30pm

Plein Air & Spiritual
Forest Connection

with Logan Soeder
Wed Dec 14, 2022


Juried Show

Exhibition runs
November 11, 2022 –
January 8, 2023

Collegiate Institute

Exhibition runs
January 13-29, 2023

Collection Highlights

Homer Watson’s Black Thursday

This Black Friday, as shoppers scramble to the shopping centres, hoping to score some great deals, we’d like to explore the origins of the term “Black Friday” and how its

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On the Air with Monica Mugan

Before the television made its way into North American homes, radio changed the ways that Canadians consumed news and entertainment. Radio was a widespread “craze”, and consequently, the Watson family

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Homer Watson House & Gallery is the standing homestead and art studio of Canadian Artist Homer Ransford Watson (1855 – 1936)

Today the Homer Watson House & Gallery aims to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Homer Watson’s creative spirit through appreciation, enjoyment and practice of the visual arts. Through exhibitions, events, programs and a museum space of the late artist’s studio, the Homer Watson House & Gallery has something for everyone.

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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