QAC Blog

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Arts education during COVID-19

January 7, 2021 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council With students once again learning online during the latest provincial lockdown, we thought it timely to share this article written last fall, during the earlier days of back-to-school during the time of COVID-19. We hope that it fosters some patience, understanding and kindness during this tough time, as well as…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Event photographer TJ Champagne on capturing emotion

January 1, 2021 — By Adam Gray/Quinte Arts Council TJ Champagne is quickly becoming known as one of the best event photographers in the Quinte Region. His rich, colour saturated images pop with unmistakable energy and style. Champagne started out taking photos of friend’s bands and fell in love with capturing the exhilaration of a live performance. “It’s the…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Sandra Randle on appreciating beauty through her lens

December 25, 2020 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Photography has been a long-held passion for Stirling-based photographer Sandra Randle. “I remember getting a polaroid type camera for Christmas when I was 8 or 9 years old, so maybe that’s how I got my start,” says Randle. “My parents gave me my first SLR camera when I was about…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Local artist featured at Export Grill in downtown Belleville

December 18, 2020 — By Janet Jarrell/Quinte Arts Council Robert Tokley was born in Bannockburn, Ont. in the back seat of his parents’ Pontiac. As a toddler, he put that same car into gear, fell out of it and ran over himself. His childhood growing up in the small old mining town of Madoc, Ont., is riddled with adventures,…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Writing dystopian fiction during a pandemic

December 11, 2020 — By Janet Jarrell/Quinte Arts Council Jerri Chisholm’s bio lists young adult author, distance runner, and chocolate addict to her credit. She grew up with an eccentric father, a large imagination and a parrot as a family pet. After completing a master’s degree in public policy, she became a lawyer and lives in Belleville with her…
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