QAC Blog

Cultivating Creativity: Creative expression through playwriting

June 14, 2019 — “Right now, I feel it’s the only honest way of expressing myself as an artist.” By Lisa Guthro/Quinte Arts Council Belleville-based playwright Peter Paylor is having a busy year: several plays in production, an upcoming workshop, a documentary script in progress, and recent membership in the Playwrights Guild of Canada, the national organization serving Canadian…
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Cultivating Creativity: Capturing a moment of time and light

June 7, 2019 — “I’m becoming a colourist; it’s like discovery.” By Kathryn MacDonald On a cool afternoon last fall, I met Daniel Fobert at Gallery 121 on Bridge Street East in downtown Belleville, where he was exhibiting two oil paintings. One of Fobert’s greatest strengths is the narrative in his paintings. In Kensington after the Rain, the foreground…
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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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