QAC Blog

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Celebrating our LGBTQ2S+ artists under the rainbow

June 11, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Councill June is Pride month, a time when LGBTQ2S+ communities around the world celebrate the freedom to be themselves. And so the Quinte Arts Council is proud to host the third annual Everyone Under the Rainbow show. But Pride is about more than just rainbows and parades. Pride month is rooted…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Celebrating our student art bursary recipients

June 4, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell and Allen Steinberg/Quinte Arts Council The arts are a critical part of a well-rounded education. The importance of investing in creativity is well documented: studies show that students who take arts courses have higher verbal and math SAT scores, as well as gains in both critical and abstract thinking and decision-making. Anecdotally,…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Andy Sparling, the Commodores and a lifetime in dancehalls

May 28, 2021 — By Peter Paylor/Quinte Art Council During their first summer in Belleville, after moving from London, Ont., in 1987, Andy Sparling and his wife, Theresa, found themselves at the Waterfront Festival one evening. “And there’s this big, beautiful band playing under the moonlight on the end of the pier,” says Sparling, “with about 300 or 400…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Meet the Artist Next Door, Jesus Estevez

May 21, 2021 — By Ardith Racey/Quinte Arts Council Jesus Estevez’s quiet passion and mild manner belie his greatness as an artist. He calls himself a “realistic painter” who likes to paint what he’s “close to”. “I live in the city of Belleville, so I paint my surroundings. I like to paint what I see every day.” His work…
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Local musician and artist performs for 50th Annual JUNO Awards

May 20, 2021 — Downloadable PDF available here. BELLEVILLE, ONT: May 20, 2021:  Local musician and sculptor David R. Maracle will be part of the 50th annual JUNO Awards ceremony to be broadcast nationwide on Sunday June 6, 2021.  [EDIT: Maracle will be performing at the CARAS Honouring Ceremony for Indigenous JUNO Nominees on June 2 from 2:00 pm…
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