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A Community of Creatives

Live Monthly Meetings!

As a member of SOYRA, you will enjoy the benefit of being able to attend in-person monthly meetings. This is a great opportunity for you to meet and network with other artists.


Members Meetings are organized so you can find out all the latest SOYRA news including everything you need to know about upcoming shows and exhibitions.


SOYRA works hard to bring you engaging learning opportunities presented by a variety of qualified art professionals. Every month, you will have the opportunity to listen to a presentation from a guest speaker or watch a guest artist demo their techniques.

Your SOYRA Members Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the Aurora Armoury located at 89 Mosley Street, Aurora, Ontario. Doors open at 6:30pm and the meetings start at 7:00pm sharp.


SOYRA operates on a calendar basis from January 1 to December 31 with a break from monthly meetings during the months of July and August.

Previous Guest Artists


Speakers, Demos and Workshops

Here is a list of the artists and speakers we have booked in for Tuesday Members Meetings in 2023:

March 14, 2023

Artist: David Rheaume

Medium: Oil

Images from the demo!

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April 11, 2023

Presenter: Susan Lahey, MA, ISA CAPP
President, Eastern Art Consultants Inc.



May 9, 2023

Artist: Andrew Hamilton

Medium: Multidisciplinary Artist

Topic: Paint like the Group of Seven

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September 12, 2023

Presenter: Linda Welch

Creating a Sense of Place 

Linda Welch is a York Region photographer and

artist and the current President of SOYRA.


Her work captures timeless moments which trigger a memory or tell a story.


This evening's presentation reveals how she creates a sense of place in her work to freeze a moment in time, prompt a response to a feeling about place or a compelling desire to communicate an idea.

October 10, 2023

Presenter: Blake Fletcher


Co-owner of Cloud Gallery, a successful gallery

in Orillia. Blake will discuss the business side of

the art world and what the gallerists are looking

for when evaluating artists for gallery

representation. Be ready to ask questions!   

November 14, 2023

Presenter: Kenneth Kirsch

Acclaimed realist artist will present a

portfolio of his famous Canadian landscape


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December 12, 2023

Presenter: Geoff Taylor, author of 'Tom Thomson's Last Bonfire' 


Topic: An evening filled with lively and engaging entertainment as the author shares his creative version the events surrounding Tom Thomson's mysterious disappearance.

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This is also a much anticipated and well attended end of the year social event for SOYRA members. Enjoy an evening of art talk, connect with fellow artist and get your holiday season off to a great start!

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