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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Reflections on a lifetime behind the camera

January 7, 2022 — For our fall issue of Umbrella magazine, the Quinte Arts Council shared a profile of Mike Gaudaur, a local photographer and owner of Quinte Studios. Here are his reflections on a lifetime behind the camera: “My addiction to photography started back in high school the day I discovered that there was a darkroom tucked away…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: A light at the end of the decade-long tunnel: Last Chance Marie

January 3, 2022 — By Allen Steinberg /Quinte Arts Council When Belleville-based punk band Last Chance Marie was voted “Best Local Performer/s” by the Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board’s Best of the Bay contest earlier this year, they were absolutely floored. Having not played a local show for quite a while due to the ongoing pandemic, they weren’t…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Napanee’s Pallet’able Art Project

December 24, 2021 — By Ardith Racey/Quinte Arts Council About four years ago, Tim Nimigan, vice-chair of the Greater Napanee Arts & Culture Advisory Committee, began to research public art initiatives and came upon the idea of using industrial pallets or ‘skids’ as artist’s palettes. Nimigan decided to “produce one and show people how it could be done.” The…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Showcasing the County through her writing

December 17, 2021 — By Kiki Carr/Quinte Arts Council Prince Edward County has been an inspiration for many writers. For Joy Goddard, with her husband Daniel Pike, she captured this spark in The Keepers, her newest book; an upmarket contemporary fiction steeped in mystery and love. It’s the story of financially struggling Beth who lives on her family’s vineyard…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Justin Rutledge turns his quaint surroundings into eloquent folk songs

December 10, 2021 — By Allen Steinberg/Quinte Arts Council When JUNO-award winner Justin Rutledge would spend his childhood summers in Prince Edward County, he never imagined that he’d find himself back there decades later surrounded by a family of his own with a highly successful music career in his back pocket. Back in the day, you could find him…
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