QAC Blog

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: The A-Frame Residency with Felicity Williams

April 16, 2021 — By Kiki Carr/Quinte Arts Council In advance of Al Purdy Day on April 21 (the day of the renowned and much-loved Canadian poet’s death in 2000), we wanted to share this article from our Spring issue of Umbrella magazine on his legacy to those who love poetry and writing as much as he did: the…
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Quinte Arts Council congratulates new City Councillor Carol Feeney

April 13, 2021 — April 13, 2021: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The team and the Board of Directors at the Quinte Arts Council extend a hearty congratulations to new Belleville City Councillor Carol Feeney, who filled the empty seat vacated by former city councillor Ryan Williams. Feeney was at City Hall.  We know Feeney as a long-time arts advocate and…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Learning the Mohawk language online with Tsítha

April 9, 2021 — By Jennifer Shea/Quinte Arts Council When it comes to learning the native Mohawk language and culture of Kanyen’kéha, children and adults now have the option of following animated six-year-old Tsítha (sounds like Jee-tah) and her friends on the website, Learning with Tsítha (Tsatéweyenst Skátne ne Tsítha). With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the website…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Wind and Water Writing Contest deadline extended

April 2, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Why do people enter writing contests? Some enter to get practice writing to a theme or word count. Others enter to motivate themselves to finish their stories. And, of course, there are those who enter with the simple motivation: to win. With local public health officials asking people not to…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Garden Sanctuary art show invites viewers to really look

March 19, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council While local artist Rachel Harbour was having a socially-distanced chat last August with Wendy Rayson-Kerr, acting curator of the John M. Parrott Gallery, she learned there was a time slot open for a show in January. There was something, a whisper, perhaps a poke from the universe, saying, “take this…
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