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T.O. Environs
Markham & Unionville
216 Main Street (in historic Unionville), Markham ON L3R 2H1
Regular hours: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun 11-4; Thur 11-8; Sat 10-5. Summer hours (Jul 1-Sep 7): Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sun 11-4; Thur 11-8; Sat 10-5. Closed Dec 25, 26, Jan 1 and Good Friday.
admission: FREE admission sponsored by IBM.
T: 905 477 7000 x3261
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varley@markham.ca
www.varleygallery.ca
Summer exhibitions ... more
Summer exhibitions
May 13-Sep 4, 2017 | Summer exhibitions opening reception Sat 13 May, 6-8pm:
Mother Tongue: Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Raafia Jessa, Jihee Min, Yvonne Singer, Shellie Zhang, Alize Zorlutuna.

Jon Sasaki: Things Saved for a Rainy Day.

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Mother Tongue: Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Raafia Jessa, Jihee Min, Yvonne Singer, Shellie Zhang, Alize Zorlutuna.

Jon Sasaki: Things Saved for a Rainy Day.

Present | Perfect | Continuous
Public programs ... more
Public programs
Sat 13 May, 6-8pm:
Summer exhibitions opening reception. FREE. http://varleysummeropening.eventbrite.ca. Join us to celebrate the opening of our summer exhibitions with a performance from Chun Hua Catherine Dong starting at 4pm, followed by the opening remarks and refreshments at 6pm. Opening reception sponsored by Oak Ridges Retirement Community. On view May 13-Sep 4, 2017: Mother Tongue: Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Raafia Jessa, Jihee Min, Yvonne Singer, Shellie Zhang, Alize Zorlutuna. // Jon Sasaki: Things Saved for a Rainy Day. // Present | Perfect | Continuous. ... more
Summer exhibitions opening reception. FREE. http://varleysummeropening.eventbrite.ca. Join us to celebrate the opening of our summer exhibitions with a performance from Chun Hua Catherine Dong starting at 4pm, followed by the opening remarks and refreshments at 6pm. Opening reception sponsored by Oak Ridges Retirement Community. On view May 13-Sep 4, 2017: Mother Tongue: Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Raafia Jessa, Jihee Min, Yvonne Singer, Shellie Zhang, Alize Zorlutuna. // Jon Sasaki: Things Saved for a Rainy Day. // Present | Perfect | Continuous.
Sat & Sun 12noon-4pm, Jun 3 & 4:
Unionville Festival Family Activities. Enjoy FREE family-friendly activities facilitated by the Varley Art Gallery's program team all weekend long! The Varley has partnered with the Bowling League Arts Collective to host and support a day of arts programming on Sat 3 Jun for the #PlacesforAll150Project. The project is an inclusive, interactive and open forum that invites the public to reflect and consider what it means to be Canadian ... more
Unionville Festival Family Activities. Enjoy FREE family-friendly activities facilitated by the Varley Art Gallery's program team all weekend long! The Varley has partnered with the Bowling League Arts Collective to host and support a day of arts programming on Sat 3 Jun for the #PlacesforAll150Project. The project is an inclusive, interactive and open forum that invites the public to reflect and consider what it means to be Canadian.
Fri 9 Jun, 7:30pm:
PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 15. Pay-what-you-want. Connect with Markham's creative communities! Presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each. Tickets available starting May 1: http://pkmarkham.eventbrite.com ... more
PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 15. Pay-what-you-want. Connect with Markham's creative communities! Presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each. Tickets available starting May 1: http://pkmarkham.eventbrite.com.
Wed 14 Jun, 6:30-9pm:
Vintages at the Varley. $75 / ticket. http://vintagesatthevarley.eventbrite.ca. Enjoy an evening of fine wines, culinary delights, and a live jazz performance ... more
Vintages at the Varley. $75 / ticket. http://vintagesatthevarley.eventbrite.ca. Enjoy an evening of fine wines, culinary delights, and a live jazz performance.
Jul 1-3, 11am-4pm:
Canada Day Celebrations. FREE. Join us to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday at the Varley! We have a full weekend of events, including an Artists' Stamp Collection launch, a performance by Jon Sasaki, and hands-on art activities ... more
Canada Day Celebrations. FREE. Join us to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday at the Varley! We have a full weekend of events, including an Artists' Stamp Collection launch, a performance by Jon Sasaki, and hands-on art activities.
Summer Camps. This summer, campers will have the opportunity to engage with Canadian art through art camps inspired by our current exhibitions. Over the course of the nine-week summer camp season, we look forward to welcoming over 1,100 children in over 50 different camps to learn and explore through art. In addition to guided tours, discussions and hands-on studio activities, each camper will also participate in a Camp-wide project that celebrates Canada 150. Specific camps have been developed to focus on Canadian art including: Made in Canada, I Love Canadian Art, and O Canada. Visit www.varleygallery.ca for more information ... more
Summer Camps. This summer, campers will have the opportunity to engage with Canadian art through art camps inspired by our current exhibitions. Over the course of the nine-week summer camp season, we look forward to welcoming over 1,100 children in over 50 different camps to learn and explore through art. In addition to guided tours, discussions and hands-on studio activities, each camper will also participate in a Camp-wide project that celebrates Canada 150. Specific camps have been developed to focus on Canadian art including: Made in Canada, I Love Canadian Art, and O Canada. Visit www.varleygallery.ca for more information.
McKay Art Centre
On view at McKay Art Centre – 197 Main Street, Unionville. FREE.
Once the home of F. H. Varley, this historic site features art exhibitions by community artists. Visit our website for more information: www.varleygallery.ca ... more
On view at McKay Art Centre – 197 Main Street, Unionville. FREE.
Once the home of F. H. Varley, this historic site features art exhibitions by community artists. Visit our website for more information: www.varleygallery.ca.
Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm:
Public tours. We offer FREE public tours. Led by our talented and highly trained docents, you can learn more about our current exhibitions, Mother Tongue. // Present | Perfect | Continuous. // Jon Sasaki: Things Saved for a Rainy Day (May 13-Sep 4, 2017). There is no need to register – simply join us in the Gallery lobby ... more
Public tours. We offer FREE public tours. Led by our talented and highly trained docents, you can learn more about our current exhibitions, Mother Tongue. // Present | Perfect | Continuous. // Jon Sasaki: Things Saved for a Rainy Day (May 13-Sep 4, 2017). There is no need to register – simply join us in the Gallery lobby.
(See also Community Courses – click here) ... more
(See also Community Courses – click here).