Uxbridge Historical Centre

Exhibits

'ARTifact' Photography Exhibition and Vintage (pre-digital) Camera and Memorabilia Display

Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).

On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum & Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Regular Viewing: June 4th to September 25th, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm

The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the 'ARTifacts' photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre's open hours.

The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the 'ARTifacts' exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre's collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.

The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4" x 5" press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940's. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.

Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - September 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Stone Carving Project at Uxbridge Historical Centre

Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday & Wednesday Mornings (10 am - 12 pm), Thursday Afternoons (1 pm - 4 pm).

The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the "Uxbridge Story in Stone" project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.

The artist is on site 3 days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust . The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.

A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.

Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - September 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).