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QAC News : Our mayor on the arts

February 28, 2019 — By Peter Paylor When it comes to municipal finance, sometimes spending on the arts doesn’t look like spending on the arts. I learned that recently when I sat down with Belleville’s new mayor Mitch Panciuk to talk about his championship of the arts and he opened the discussion by mentioning the new washroom pavilion at…
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Cultivating Creativity: Toni Vani follows his passion

February 21, 2019 — “I enjoy bringing out new people and watching their confidence grow. Music is therapy.” By Jeanette Arsenault Tony Vani is almost as well known for generously encouraging/showcasing fellow musicians as he is for his versatility as a musician in his own right. He mostly focusses on blues and classic rock with his band, “Stir” (Mark…
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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: Sebastian Sallans brings classical to the country

January 17, 2019 — “My goal is to create something of note that contributes to the cannon of learning that is classical music.” By Jeanette Arsenault Sebastian Sallans, violinist as well as Artistic Director of The Quinte Society for Chamber Music, has a lofty goal to make classical music accessible to all; especially in rural areas. Born in Madoc,…
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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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