QAC Blog

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Nick Pujic and Vantage Point Media

January 15, 2021 — By Peter Paylor/Quinte Arts Council Vantage Point Media House is a second-to-none television and video production and post-production facility located above Capers Restaurant in the heart of Belleville’s Downtown District. Specializing in the outdoor adventure sector – fly-fishing especially – when there’s a story to be found in the bush or on (or under) water,…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Arts education during COVID-19

January 7, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council With students once again learning online during the latest provincial lockdown, we thought it timely to share this article written last fall, during the earlier days of back-to-school during the time of COVID-19. We hope that it fosters some patience, understanding and kindness during this tough time, as well as…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Event photographer TJ Champagne on capturing emotion

January 1, 2021 — By Adam Gray/Quinte Arts Council TJ Champagne is quickly becoming known as one of the best event photographers in the Quinte Region. His rich, colour saturated images pop with unmistakable energy and style. Champagne started out taking photos of friend’s bands and fell in love with capturing the exhilaration of a live performance. “It’s the…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Sandra Randle on appreciating beauty through her lens

December 25, 2020 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Photography has been a long-held passion for Stirling-based photographer Sandra Randle. “I remember getting a polaroid type camera for Christmas when I was 8 or 9 years old, so maybe that’s how I got my start,” says Randle. “My parents gave me my first SLR camera when I was about…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Local artist featured at Export Grill in downtown Belleville

December 18, 2020 — By Janet Jarrell/Quinte Arts Council Robert Tokley was born in Bannockburn, Ont. in the back seat of his parents’ Pontiac. As a toddler, he put that same car into gear, fell out of it and ran over himself. His childhood growing up in the small old mining town of Madoc, Ont., is riddled with adventures,…
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