QAC Blog

Cultivating Creativity: Portrait of the artist through their own eyes

October 18, 2019 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council We live in the age of the selfie. In 2016 Google reported users uploaded 24 billion selfies —that’s just Google Photos, and doesn’t include photos shared on Facebook, Flickr or Instagram. In her book I Selfie Therefore I Am, psychoanalyst Elsa Godart estimates young adults will take a mind boggling…
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Cultivating Creativity: Bold dinner theatre in downtown Belleville

October 4, 2019 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art — a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. For two years Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant Ken in his NYC studio. But with Ken’s experience comes confidence,…
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Cultivating Creativity: Coming to a porch near you: music, culture & community

September 27, 2019 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Culture Days is a Canada-wide weekend celebration of arts, culture and community. This weekend, millions of people will be attending thousands of participatory arts events across the country. Programs take place anywhere and everywhere: from iconic cultural institutions, such as the National Gallery of Canada, to small black box theatres…
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Cultivating Creativity: Celebrating 25 Years of Arts Excellence in Quinte

September 13, 2019 —   The Quinte Arts Council is celebrating 25 years of hosting their Luncheon for the Arts to recognize those who have made a difference the Quinte Region. Art and culture play an important role in defining who we are as a community, and contribute to a healthy local economy and lifestyle for those who live…
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Cultivating Creativity: Open house showcases opportunities for children

August 30, 2019 — By Jane Gardner Children are bundles of energy and finding an activity that integrates music, movement, drama or visual arts can teach them new skills as well as help them to appreciate the arts. Quinte Ballet School of Canada (QBSC) has expanded its programs for young children with fun-filled dance classes that develop children’s coordination,…
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