Don’t Read This If You’re A Woodpecker: The Scrapbook Paintings

The Scrapbook Paintings
December 3, 2016 - January 15, 2017

This exhibit showcases the work of local artist Melanie MacDonald.
It highlights a series of artworks inspired by a pair of scrapbooks created in the 1930s and 40s. 

Portion of Melanie Macdonald's scrapbook series

Melanie MacDonald lives in downtown St. Catharines and is an active member of the Niagara Artists Centre. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Niagara, Hamilton, London, Kingston, Western New York and Quebec.

Her work was selected to appear in Carte Blanche 2: Painting, Magenta Publishing’s national survey of Canadian painters. In 2009 she received a Trillium Excellence in the Arts Emerging Artist Award from the City of St. Catharines. She has been the recipient of numerous Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance grants.



Family Activity: Solar Beads

Create a bracelet while learning about the sun's UV rays.


Canada Day @ the Museum

Free Admission


Senior’s Stories: Steppin' Out in Niagara

An Original play based on stories told by older adults across the Niagara Region


Community Art Project (Multiple dates)

Join local artist, Emily Andrews and take a step back in time to explore the history and technique of silhouette portraiture.

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