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Erring on the Mount

May 30 – June 1, 2014

The Mount Communuty Centre, 1545 Monaghan Rd

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Program A: admission by donation
Program B: $20 for one day
Multi-show Pass: $35 gains admission to Program B on any two days and Program A on all three days. With the Pass you are (almost) guaranteed seeing all performances in both programs.
Available at the festival or in advance from the Market Hall box office: or 705-749-1146.
Please note that online sales will end at 4 pm on Friday and Saturday and 11:30 am on Sunday. Tickets will be available at the door.

Erring on the Mount is a site-specific multidisciplinary arts festival at The Mount Community Centre. The festival is organized into two programs featuring more than 60 artists: Program A (admission by donation) and Program B (ticketed). Find out more in the welcome message from artistic producer Bill Kimball and the curator’s statement from Liz Fennell. There is also a special exhibit within Erring on the Mount called No Man’s Land, curated by Judith Mason.

Download a PDF of the Full Program Guide.

Volunteer for Erring on the Mount – Please fill out a volunteer form

What’s in a name? Erring on the Mount takes its name from an important event held in Peterborough in 1996.

Friday May 30Saturday May 31Sunday June 1
Program A:2pm-6pm2pm-6pm3pm-6pm
Program B:7:30pm-10pm
doors open 6:30
with 2 opening night
special events
doors open 6:30
doors open 12:00

Come prepared: Erring on the Mount takes place in a building undergoing a transformation after being unused for 5 years; parts of it are still musty, there is no running water and the elevators are not in service. There are many stairs to negotiate if you want to experience everything, and you will have to go outside to take advantage of our comfort stations. So bring a good pair of walking shoes, a bottle of water, and a spirit of adventure as you make your way around Erring on the Mount. Regarding accessibility: We regret that the venue is not fully accessible. As a heritage building, with multifarious staircases and in its current state of transformation, accessibility measures could not be addressed for Erring on the Mount.

Content Advisory: Erring on the Mount is a program of contemporary art with some provocative religious and sexual themes and imagery, although you won’t see anything here that you wouldn’t see in the Sistine Chapel. Nevertheless, labels with descriptions are posted to assist parents and guardians as to the appropriateness of content within individual rooms.


Program A Performances descriptions

All 3 days:
Janel Jarvis – The Soundtrack That Wasn’t There
Hermione Rivison – All It Takes is Faith
Christy Stoeten – Until Tender-Crisp

Saturday and Sunday only:
Andrew Mark & Sally Morgan – Lostsolastalgia
Jess Rowland – Sumido: Quiet Pandemonium
The Zippa Dee Doo Dah Soul Chorus – The Singing Sinners of Mercy

Program B Performances descriptions
All 3 days:
David Bateman & Em Glasspool – Cock on a Hot Convent Roof
Kim Blackwell – Les Soeurs (The Sisters)
Brad Brackenridge – Murmuratio
Jenn Cole – Good Dirt
Opal Jennifer Elchuk with Tessa Nasca and Thomas Vaccaro – Creatures of Flight
Ryan Kerr – Periphery
Sarah McNeilly – Francie & The Golden Key
Susan Newman with the Convivio Chorus – A Sea Change Suite
New Stages Theatre – Into Temptation
Kate Story with David Bird – A place you’d go to find something, something you’d left there

Friday only:
Janel Jarvis – Cellydancing in the Gardens of the Mount
Thomas Olszewski – Feeding the Sisters

Friday & Saturday only:
Max Price & Hilary Wear – The 7 Daily Sins

Program A & B Installations descriptions

All installation-based art works are on view throughout both programs.

Kathleen Adamson – Cognate
Lester Alfonso – Brion Wagner where are you now?
Joeann Argue – Contemplation
Douglas Back & Sara Bradley – Uplift
Paul Cade – The Garden of Infinite Possibilities
Jan-Paul Campeau with Victoria Wallace & Roz Hermant – Rupto Silentio
Robert Edmondson – Exploring the Boundary Between Art & Corn
Anne Gaensbauer – Natures’ Cross and Spirit Rising
Judith Graham – The Cloakroom
Ann Jaeger – The Permeability of Words
Cameron Kuntz – Saints In Underwear And Other Stories
Leigh Macdonald – A Glow in the Dark
Jeff Macklin & Phillip Chee – Sister Mary’s Room of Requirement
Dave Maher – From Orphan To Hero
Beth McCubbin – Eternal Spirit
Tegan Moss & Paul Atchison – The Clock

No Man’s Land

Rowena Dykins – Monarch Migration
Mary Kainer – Path of Righteousness
Ramune Luminaire – Have You No Shame? & No Shame
Judith A. Mason – The three sisters, the incidents and the sepulcher
Holly McClellan – Mount St. Joseph’s Garbage Dress Series
Margaret Rodgers – Ribbon, Lace and Silt Cloth: Handiwork for a Modern World
Joan Scaglione – Black Madonna
Sally Thurlow – What The Nun Told Me

Kelly O’Neill – In Search of Sanctuary
Paul Oldham – Interstices
Laurel Paluck – Dream Machine: Sleep Now
Michael Poulton – Unfinished Business ~ a sound art installation for two voices
Quilt Arts Peterborough – The Sisters – their Pathway
Deb Reynolds – Questions That Have No Right to Go Away
Bronson Smith – PROSTATE CANC*R – “the radiation series”
Gillian Turnham & Hartley Stephenson – The Fall
Esther Vincent – Walking Mural

SPONSORS and FUNDERS of Erring on the Mount show

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