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Cultivating Creativity: Bitten hard by the theatre bug

January 31, 2019 — By Peter Paylor Ian Feltham traces his love for theatre back to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. As he tells me about first seeing Robert Chafe’s Butler’s Marsh at the Longshoremen’s Hall, the depth of that love becomes more and more obvious as his accent grows thicker. Feltham didn’t get involved in theatre himself until…
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Cultivating Creativity: The painterly realism of Linda Barber

January 10, 2019 — “I invite the viewer to enter into the painting and make their own emotional connection or evoke some personal memory.” By Janet Jarrell Local artist, Linda Barber of Prince Edward County describes the work she does as painterly realism. Linda originally hails from the pretty little town of Marmora, Ontario. Her post-secondary studies took her…
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Cultivating Creativity: Class Act Trio – Light jazz sets the mood

January 3, 2019 — “I like the creativity of jazz; the melody then the improvisation, and the skill of the players” – Stewart Hood By Jeanette Arsenault Jazz musician and Class Act Trio’s founder, Stewart Hood, is well-known for his artwork as well as his commitment to supporting the arts community in the Quinte area. But his love for…
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Cultivating Creativity: Claudette Boulanger’s art of ordinary things

December 28, 2018 — “Art is a passion. It’s compulsive.” By Kathryn MacDonald It is the first rainy day during Belleville’s hot, humid summer that I meet Claudette Boulanger. We are sitting in her living room across from a large pair of windows. Through them, Boulanger sees a rain-streaked painting: “There,” she says, “a woman pushing a stroller, holding…
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Cultivating Creativity: Matt Smith’s storytelling through music

December 21, 2018 —   “When I was growing up, I used to say to my uncle, ‘tell me a story with your guitar’.” By Jeanette Arsenault Smithpickins is Matt Smith’s music persona and it perfectly describes his guitar, banjo and mandolin style. Whether roots, blues, or world music, his fingerstyle and flatpicking have earned him a lot of fans.…
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