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Even if you miss the actual Grand Opening of the new Cavan Art Gallery and Academy, you can still check out the newest addition to the local art scene.

After five decades in art, Valerie Kent is fulfilling her dream of launching an art gallery and studio. She’s been an artist for 50 years, has a bachelor of fine arts from Concordia University, a masters of fine arts from University of Iowa, and was an art teacher with the Toronto School Board for 21 years. She retired in 2012.

Kent fell in love with the area when she show cased some of her work in Galerie Q: http://www.galerie-q.com/galerie-artists/valerie-kent

“I’d love to see this part of the world become a real art hub, a real place where people congregate to see art and do art.” The new Cavan Art Gallery and Academy is certainly helping to do just that.

The ground floor houses the actual gallery with local and national art works on display. The studio on the second floor is used for teaching art workshops, courses, painting evenings, summer camps for kids and even corporate team building events.

If you have always wanted to uncover your artistic side, this is your opportunity. Classes are designed for all levels from beginners to experienced artists including a variety of mediums from watercolors to acrylics to oils.

Young Artists Creative Art Camp – Summer 2016


If you have a child between the ages of 6 and 13, the Gallery has a new and exciting camp starting the first week of July and running all summer long.

Kids can draw, paint, sculpt, print or work on a collage. They can work in watercolour, pastels, acrylics, pencil crayons, inks… Camp will also include weekly themes, singing, story time, games, face painting and more. Art supplies are included.

There are morning sessions, Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 12:30 or afternoon sessions from 1:30 to 4:30 – all for $150 a week.

For teens 15 and up, the academy offers evening classes geared towards helping the teen develop their portfolio.

They’ll do printmaking, sketching, drawing, painting, and sculpting and prepare portfolios for post-secondary art programs.

Retired Lakefield College School art teacher Linda Warren is leading the teen program.

For more information on the gallery, courses, workshops, corporate team building, camps and even birthday parties, visit the website at http://cavanarts.ca

Address: 1535 Peterborough County Rd 10, Cavan, ON L0A 1C0

 Phone: 705-944-9444

And don’t forget the grand opening on July 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



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Galerie Q, an art gallery less than one-year-old, has become a destination for both the local community and tourists who find themselves in Cavan. The gallery is a showcase for contemporary and current Canadian masters as well as many talented and emerging artists


The Q stands for Quebec. Most of the artists are French Canadian Masters, many of whom have achieved the designation of RCA (Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.)

Artists have been emerging from the province of Quebec since the arrival of the French settlers from Europe. They provide a distinctive voice in Canada’s artistic landscape. Artists such as Ginet Leblond who paints her memories of small French Canadian towns and the Coureurs de Bois, the voyagers who explored and settled Quebec. And the Bedard brothers, Gilles and Pierre, whose works include the scenery of the urban landscape, colourful florals, owls and old-world scenes.

There are also exhibitions from other Canadian artists, such as the current one featuring Allen Sapp’s work. Allen is a Canadian Cree artist who is widely known throughout the country and internationally. His paintings represent life on the Northern Plains as well as depicting the culture of the Cree people.

A look at Galerie Q’s website will provide a thorough list of the artists and samples of their work. It is easy to see that the description of “serious art for serious collectors and investors” is well stated.


Art exhibitions will be designed to not only generate curiosity, provide a look back at history, but also provoke public debate of cultural and social issues.

The gallery has recently welcomed Valerie Kent as the Director of Education. Valerie is a professional artist, journalist, educator and art adjudicator. Her work is known internationally – we are very fortunate to have her as part of our local community.

Galerie Q is more than an art gallery. Located in the original first post office for the area, Galerie Q is a partnership between Canadian artists and the public. It is a not for profit social enterprise. Profits generated will be used to fund ongoing activities at the gallery.

Address: 1521 County Road 10, Cavan, L0A 1C0

Phone: 705-944-888

Email: info@galerie-q.com

Hours: The gallery is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and open the rest of the week from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

You can go to the website at www.galerie-q.com and sign up for their newsletter.

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