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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Hannah Feltham’s journey from Belleville to Beijing

November 5, 2021 — By Abena Beloved Green/Quinte Arts Council When she’s not dancing for Universal Studios Beijing, Hannah Feltham likes to spend her time visiting tourist attractions with friends, scouting out new brunch spots, cooking and…dancing some more. “My friends and I found a studio here called Millennium Dance Studio that does lots of jazz and hip-hop classes…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Rachel Weagant’s happy journey into the macabre

October 29, 2021 — By Lin Parkin/Quinte Arts Council Rachel Weagant (a.k.a.; Rache, Ray or Giggles) is a 36-year-old visual artist from Napanee, who’s creating some interesting works of art using unusual media. “I love baking and the first pie I created with the hand showing the ‘devil horns ’was just something silly I sculpted out of leftover pie…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: About town with Peter C. Newman

October 22, 2021 — By Janet Jarrell Seeing Canadian icon Peter C. Newman around town was a “Wow!” moment. It was late 2012, during a local author event at Greenley’s bookstore in downtown Belleville, when in walked Peter in a dapper suit jacket and his unmistakable sailor cap. He quietly made his way around the room, mixing with the…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: New sketch comedy series feels right at home

October 15, 2021 — By Peter Paylor Confession time: I could easily get hooked on Bell Fibe’s TV1. Dubbed “100% fresh locally sourced television…made right in your backyard, by your community” with food and sports and DIY, along with travel and adventure and chilling true crime. It comes from places like Stittsville and Barrie, and soon it will be…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Quinte Arts Council celebrates five local arts champions

October 8, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council For over 25 years the Quinte Arts Council has commemorated the importance of art and artists to our community with our Arts Recognition Awards. Each year we receive nominations from the community for a local arts champion who deserves to be celebrated for their artistic excellence, cultural leadership and/or contribution…
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