Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events


Ah! has been shuttered since early 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope that you have stayed safe and healthy during these challenging times. We look forward to seeing you as we re-open in the near future with appropriate safety protocols.

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED SHOWS
Margaret Macmillan - May 21 to July 10
Nora Camps - July 16 to September 11

A View From my Window, Paintings by Margaret Macmillan


May 21 to July 10, 2022 at Ah!

A View From my Window, Paintings by Margaret Macmillan

Margaret Macmillan is a fifth generation Canadian, descended from an old United Loyalist family. Her Grandmother was a Humphries and a cousin of Israel Humphries, Warkworth’s first postmaster. She was born in Peterborough in 1925 and grew up in Norwood. She married Hector Macmillan, a wireless air gunner with the RCAF, in 1943.

Macmillan began painting in 1949. Locally, she studied under Paavo Airola and Peter Kolysnik. She applied to attend The Ontario College of Art in 1975, and when her work was reviewed, they were so impressed she was granted a one-year exemption from the 4-year course because of her “excellent colour sense”. She eagerly enrolled in Experimental Arts, graduating in 1978. She also earned a B.A from Trent University in 1994 and a B.Ed. from University of Toronto in 1999.

Many of Macmillan’s works are of local landscapes and buildings over the last 70 years, depicting historical snippets of the times. Macmillan’s work is abstract impression, working with bold colours and lively shapes, in many media including oil, acrylic, water colour and pencil. As well, she has experimented in many other mediums including pastels, mixed media, print making and fabric design. Over the years she has been recognized for her work, winning many awards.

The Ah! Centre is so proud and honoured to feature local resident and painter Margaret Macmillan. For more information: info@ahcentre.ca

The centre is open Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am – 3:00pm

Ah! Visitor Information


Last updated - Feb 7, 2022

Ah! has several wonderful exhibits lined up as we anticipate re-opening in 2022 after almost a two year hiatus. On Saturday 19 March Architecture Re-boot: Restoring Right Relationship With Nature by Roberto Chiotti, BES, B.ARCH, MTS, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP, CAHP opens and we look forward to reconnecting again safely. Exhibits by Margaret Macmillan and Nora Camps will come later. Following public health guidelines, Ah! requires everyone who enters the premises to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and we have implemented the following measures (please see FAQ below for details):

  • Ah! requires all visitors age 12 and older to show ID and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, which includes a QR code.
  • Everyone must wear a mask that securely fits and covers nose and mouth while in the gallery.
  • Before entering Ah!, everyone must answer a series of health screening questions.

Given that Ah! operates in a small space and relies on volunteers to staff the gallery:

  • Maximum attendance is restricted at any one time to allow for social distancing of two metres between non-household visitors.
  • To accommodate all those who would like to visit, admission will be by timed entry.
  • Please do not bring food or drink into Ah!.
  • Unfortunately, there is no washroom for visitors.

FAQs


Must I be vaccinated to enter Ah!?

Yes, Ah! requires that all entrants, 12 years of age and over be fully vaccinated. This includes, volunteers, visitors and trades people.

What proof of vaccination is required?

All visitors, 12 years of age and older will be required to show receipt of full COVID-19 vaccination with a QR code that includes your name, date of birth, number of doses and the name of the vaccine you received and a government issued ID that matches the proof of full vaccination document.

We only need to see the documentation, we do not keep this information.

Please have them ready when you arrive at the gallery.

Are Ah! volunteers vaccinated?

Yes, all Ah! volunteers, including those who staff the gallery are fully vaccinated.

What health screening questions do I need to answer before entering the gallery?

1. In the last 10 days have you experienced any of the symptoms below? YES/NO

If you are fully vaccinated or under 12 years of age and not immune compromised and experienced the symptom(s) over 5 days ago and the symptom(s) have been improving for over 24 hours (48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms) and you do not have a fever, select “No”.

If you are unvaccinated or immune compromised and experienced the start of symptom(s) over 10 days ago and the symptom(s) have been improving for over 24 hours (48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms) and you do not have a fever, select “No”.

If you are symptomatic and tested negative for COVID-19 on a single PCR test or two rapid antigen tests (RAT) taken 24-48 hours apart and symptoms have been improving for over 24 hours (48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms) and you do not have a fever, select “No”.

For symptom(s) that are new, worsening or different from an individual’s baseline health, select “Yes”. Otherwise, symptom(s) should not be chronic or related to other known causes or conditions. The symptoms listed here are the symptoms most commonly associated with COVID-19. If you have these symptoms, you should self- isolate and seek the advice of your health care provider, take a self-assessment, visit a clinical assessment centre, or call Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) to get advice or an assessment, including if you need a COVID-19 test, if eligible.

2. In the last 10 days have you experienced any of the symptoms below?

If you are fully vaccinated or under 12 years of age and not immune compromised and experienced the symptom(s) over 5 days ago and the symptom(s) have been improving for over 24 hours (48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms) and you do not have a fever, select “No”.

If you are unvaccinated or immune compromised and experienced the start of symptom(s) over 10 days ago and the symptom(s) have been improving for over 24 hours (48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms) and you do not have a fever, select “No”.

If you are symptomatic and tested negative for COVID-19 on a single PCR test or two rapid antigen tests (RAT) taken 24-48 hours apart and symptoms have been improving for over 24 hours (48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms) and you do not have a fever, select “No”.

For symptom(s) that are new, worsening or different from an individual’s baseline health, select “Yes”. Otherwise, symptom(s) should not be chronic or related to other known causes or conditions. The symptoms listed here are the symptoms most commonly associated with COVID-19. If you have these symptoms, you should self- isolate and seek the advice of your health care provider, take a self-assessment, visit a clinical assessment centre, or call Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) to get advice or an assessment, including if you need a COVID-19 test, if eligible.

Do you have one or more of the following symptoms? YES/NO

  • Fever and/or chills - Temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius/100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Cough or barking cough (croup) - Not related to asthma, post-infectious reactive airways, COPD, or other known causes or conditions you already have
  • Shortness of breath - Not related to asthma or other known causes or conditions you already have
  • Decrease or loss of smell or taste - Not related to seasonal allergies, neurological disorders, or other known causes or conditions you already have

3. In the last 10 days have you experienced any of the symptoms below?
If you are fully vaccinated or under the age of 12 years and not immune compromised and experienced the symptom(s) over 5 days ago, the symptom(s) have been improving for over 24 hours (48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms) and you do not have a fever, select “No”.

If you are unvaccinated or immune compromised and experienced the start of symptom(s) over 10 days ago, the symptom(s) have been improving for over 24 hours (48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms) and you do not have a fever, select “No”.

If you are symptomatic and tested negative for COVID-19 on a single PCR test or two rapid antigen tests (RAT) taken 24-48 hours apart and your symptom(s) have been improving for over 24 hours (48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms) and you do not have a fever, select “No”.

For symptom(s) that are new, worsening or different from an individual’s baseline health select “Yes”. Otherwise, symptom(s) should not be chronic or related to other known causes or conditions.

Do you have one or more of the following symptoms? YES/NO

  • Runny or stuffy/congested nose - Not related to seasonal allergies, being outside in cold weather, or other known causes or conditions you already have
  • Sore throat - Painful or difficulty swallowing (not related to post-nasal drip, acid reflux, or other known causes or conditions you already have)
  • Headache - Unusual, long-lasting (not related to tension-type headaches, chronic migraines, or other known causes or conditions you already have)
    If you received a COVID-19 and/or flu vaccination in the last 48 hours and are only experiencing a mild headache that only began after vaccination, select “No.”
  • Muscle aches/joint pain - Unusual, long-lasting (not related to a sudden injury, fibromyalgia, or other known causes or conditions you already have)
    If you received a COVID-19 and/or flu vaccination in the last 48 hours and are only experiencing mild muscle aches/joint pain that only began after vaccination, select “No.”
  • Fatigue - Unusual tiredness, lack of energy (not related to depression, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction, or other known causes or conditions you already have)
    If you received a COVID-19 and/or flu vaccination in the last 48 hours and are only experiencing mild fatigue that only began after vaccination, select “No.”
  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea - Not related to irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, menstrual cramps, or other known causes or conditions you already have

4. In the last 14 days, have you travelled outside of Canada AND been advised to quarantine (as per the federal quarantine requirements)? YES/NO

5. Has a doctor, health care provider, or public health unit told you that you should currently be isolating (staying at home)? YES/NO

6. In the last 10 days, have you tested positive for COVID-19? YES/NO
If you are fully vaccinated or under 12 years of age and not immune compromised and the test was more than 5 days ago, select “No”. This includes a positive COVID-19 test result on a lab-based PCR test, rapid antigen test or a home-based self-testing kit.

7. Do any of the following apply? YES/NO

  • You live with someone who is currently isolating because of a positive COVID- 19 test
  • You live with someone who is currently isolating because of COVID-19 symptoms
  • You live with someone who is waiting for COVID-19 test results

If you tested positive for COVID-19 (on a lab-based PCR test, rapid antigen test or home-based self-testing kit) on or after December 20, 2021 and have already completed your isolation period, select “No”.

8. In the last 10 days (5 days for under 12 years of age), have you been identified as a “close contact” of someone who currently has COVID-19 and doesn’t live with you?YES/NO
If you are fully vaccinated and not immune compromised, select “No”.
If you tested positive for COVID-19 (on a lab-based PCR test, rapid antigen test or home based self-testing kit) on or after December 20, 2021 and have already completed your isolation period, select “No”.

Results of Screening Questions
If the patron answered “No” to all questions from 1 through 8, they can enter the business or organization. In the business or organization, the patron must continue to follow all public health measures, including masking, maintaining physical distance and hand hygiene, where applicable.

Do Ah! volunteers need to answer health screening questions?

Yes, on each shift, Ah! volunteers staffing the gallery will pre-screen and stay home if they cannot answer no to all the questions.

What other steps have you taken?

There are two HEPA filters in the gallery and hand sanitizer is available upon entry

How do I book a visit?

Please contact us at info@ahcentre.ca, indicating the number of visitors and the requested time and date.

What are the hours of operation?

During exhibits, the opening hours are Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We would love to be open more hours and need more volunteers to do so. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at info@ah.ca.

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