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Cultivating Creativity: Facilitating spirituality through music

March 15, 2019 — “I also believe that there is a spirituality to music that is undeniable. Both by singing and also by playing an instrument.  I guess you could say I facilitate spirituality through music.” By Jeanette Arsenault My big dilemma: how to write about Joe Callahan – who he is and what he does – in only…
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Cultivating Creativity: Colour and composition key for artist Marc Poulin

March 7, 2019 — “I’m happy when the colours work and when the eye doesn’t focus on one thing but travels.”  By Kathryn MacDonald “I’m experimenting. My goal is to have a defining style and I’m slowly getting there” Marc Poulin says while setting out a dozen paintings for viewing. Over the past year and a half, Poulin’s paintings…
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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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