QAC Blog

Cultivating Creativity: Inviting everyone Under the Rainbow

June 28, 2019 — By Fiona Campbell June is Pride month, a time when LGBTQ+ communities around the world celebrate the freedom to be themselves. But Pride is about more than rainbows and parades: its origins stem from a long history of harassment and prejudice against minority groups struggling for acceptance. Art and artists have a unique and powerful…
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Cultivating Creativity: Punk and Zen come together in Kiss or Kill Time Show

April 26, 2019 — Kenny and Sanford first met in the schoolyard at St. Peter Catholic School in Trenton in the late 1970’s. Kenny was in grade five; Sanford was a few years behind. “He was always being bullied,” says Kenny. “He got kicked a lot.” Then Sanford discovered karate. He still got kicked in the schoolyard, but now…
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QAC News: Quinte Arts Council Announces Two New Staff

May 3, 2019 — Great things are happening at the Quinte Arts Council! Executive Director Janet Jarrell welcomes two new faces to the QAC: Fiona Campbell as Director of Communications & Outreach, and Adam Gray as Creative Director. Both are working artists — Campbell as a writer and editor, and Gray as a documentary filmmaker and arts event coordinator – and together…
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Cultivating Creativity: Still hopping after all these years

May 10, 2019 — By Jeanette Arsenault Quick quiz: 1) Which Canadian orchestra is the longest running big band orchestra? 2) When did they form? 3) Where are they based? I knew The Commodores Orchestra was the longest running orchestra, having just celebrated its 90th year and that they are Quinte-based. What I didn’t know is that they hold…
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QAC News: Plein Air Painting Festival just around the corner

May 16, 2019 — By Fiona Campbell Remember Bob Ross? The cherubic host of PBS hit “The Joy of Painting,” with his corona of auburn permed hair and a soothing sonorous voice that the New York Times called the “aural equivalent of Demerol”? Ross developed a near cult-like following between 1983 and 1994 as viewers tuned in to watch…
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