The lazy, hazy days of summer present the perfect opportunity to escape the heat and let your mind explore all that Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) has to offer.

Community Connections: Art from PAMA’s Creative Expressions Program showcases the work created during the art workshops offered to children and adults with developmental and physical challenges. The program serves to provide participants with a sense of both confidence and pride. The workshops are made possible with funding from the Community Foundations of Canada, Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation, Mississauga Community Foundation and Peel Region.

Space to Spoon highlights space technology that benefits Canadian farmers and sustainable agriculture, while answering questions, such as, what a satellite orbiting 798 kilometres from Earth has to do with food on our plate. The exhibit is produced by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency.

The impact of Canada’s changing climate as experienced through heat, storms, and wildfires is captured in To What Degree? Canada in a Changing Climate. Produced by the Canada Science and Technology Museum in partnership with the Government of Canada and Canadian Geographic, the exhibit highlights both individual and community resilience in the face of extreme conditions and the losses and opportunities they present.

The Art Gallery welcomes the works of Cynthia Greig and Vid Ingelevics in a collaboration called Exploring Space, which uses large-scale colour photographs to consider the institutional spaces in which art is normally viewed rather than the artwork on display.

The Art Gallery also features Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year, a collection of photographs from the most recent contest run by Canadian Geographic.

On now at the PAMA Archives: Peel Through the Photographer’s Lens, sharing a wide range of photographs of the Peel community by local photographers Al Betts, Betty Odlum and Ron Duquette.

Visit Community Connections until July 22, Space to Spoon until Sept. 9, To What Degree? Canada in a Changing Climate until Sept. 16, Regarding Space until Sept. 30 (with an opening reception and Artists’ Talk July 19, 7-8:30 p.m.), Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year until Sept. 30, and Peel Through the Photographer’s Lens until Sept. 30. Visit pama.peelregion.ca for details.