QAC Blog

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Trenton band Mntclr set to release their “Favourite Colour”

July 30, 2021 — By Allen Steinberg/Quinte Arts Council When young musicians Shelby Olmstead and Tyler Brassington crossed paths when they were just 15, it seemed like the stars had aligned in their small, unassuming town of Trenton, Ont. Days after meeting in the hallways of Trenton High School, the duo began writing songs together and an instant musical…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Cartoonist Jeffrey Caulfield keeps people smiling

July 24, 2021 — By Lin Parkin/Quinte Arts Council Five years ago, the Bay of Quinte beckoned its call to Jeffrey Caulfield and his wife Terry. After spending most of their working lives in Toronto, they sought a quieter place to delve more fully into their creative pursuits. Caulfield, who majored in Fine Arts from York University, spent most…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Local artists reconvene and “Re-Imagine” at Expressions Art Show

July 16, 2021 — By Allen Steinberg/Quinte Arts Council The Quinte Arts Council’s Expressions biennial juried art show, hosted by the Parrott Gallery, features artists and artisans from throughout the Quinte region. The show displays over 80 pieces from 44 artists working in a variety of media, including: painters, photographers, woodworkers, sculptors, metal workers, textile artists, folk artists and…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Indie band Long Range Hustle to release new album

July 9, 2021 — By Allen Steinberg/Quinte Arts Council Five-piece indie rock outfit Long Range Hustle grew up in the woods of small-town Ontario, particularly in the villages of Stirling, Tweed and Crookston. Back in the day, you could have found them jamming together before they were actually a real band, singing in community choirs, practicing their hockey skills…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Quinte Arts Council continues to flourish despite a challenging 2020

July 2, 2021 — By Allen Steinberg/Quinte Arts Council Although 2020 presented the arts sector with closed venues, empty social calendars and a rocky transition to virtual gatherings, the Quinte Arts Council (QAC) has continued to make significant progress as an organization. In their 54th annual general meeting (and 2nd consecutive held via Zoom), these peaks and valleys were…
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