QAC Blog

Cultivating Creativity: Feeling nostalgic with Command Performance

May 31, 2019 — By Roli Tipper (with notes from Lois Russell) Command Performance began in 1988 with eight ladies from Prince Edward County who loved to sing together and has evolved over the decades into a 30+ voice choir that draws singers from all over the Bay of Quinte Region. The choir performs locally, regionally, provincially and, in…
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Cultivating Creativity: Raising the barre

May 23, 2019 — By Jane Gardner In the seven years since taking over as artistic director, Catherine Taylor has raised the barre at Quinte Ballet School of Canada (QBSC) in Belleville, with a higher level of artistic excellence and financial stability. As I watch Taylor teaching a ballet class in the professional program, it is obvious that she…
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QAC News: Plein Air Painting Festival just around the corner

May 16, 2019 — By Fiona Campbell Remember Bob Ross? The cherubic host of PBS hit “The Joy of Painting,” with his corona of auburn permed hair and a soothing sonorous voice that the New York Times called the “aural equivalent of Demerol”? Ross developed a near cult-like following between 1983 and 1994 as viewers tuned in to watch…
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Cultivating Creativity: Still hopping after all these years

May 10, 2019 — By Jeanette Arsenault Quick quiz: 1) Which Canadian orchestra is the longest running big band orchestra? 2) When did they form? 3) Where are they based? I knew The Commodores Orchestra was the longest running orchestra, having just celebrated its 90th year and that they are Quinte-based. What I didn’t know is that they hold…
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QAC News: Quinte Arts Council Announces Two New Staff

May 3, 2019 — Great things are happening at the Quinte Arts Council! Executive Director Janet Jarrell welcomes two new faces to the QAC: Fiona Campbell as Director of Communications & Outreach, and Adam Gray as Creative Director. Both are working artists — Campbell as a writer and editor, and Gray as a documentary filmmaker and arts event coordinator – and together…
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