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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Arts Recognition nominations now open

June 19, 2020 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Author H. Jackson Brown Jr. wrote in his Life’s Little Instruction Book, “Don’t work for recognition but do work worthy of recognition.” This notion of how to be in the world perfectly captures the work ethic and spirit of the recipients of the Quinte Arts Council’s Arts Recognition Awards. Last…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Inviting everyone under the rainbow

June 5, 2020 — Neon Kiss by Sarah Winn “It may be hard to feel joyful during so much uncertainty and unrest, but there is hope when we remember that upheaval can incite real change, and a protest can evolve to a parade.” By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Headlines lately have been filled with news of COVID-19, unemployment and…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Celebrating the heart of community through art

April 23, 2020 — UPDATED: May 29 By Fiona Campbell The Downtown District it about to be infused with creativity, colour and love. The 1’ x 1’ Heart of Community District Art Project was inspired by global community initiatives such as A World Of Hearts that encourages people to decorate their windows with displays of hearts as messages of…
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Umbrella Cover Art Contest

April 17, 2020 —   ANNOUNCED May 13, 2020: The QAC has an open call for visual artists and photographers to submit to our Cover Art Contest for the Summer 2020 issue of Umbrella magazine. The theme of the issue is Art in the Time of Isolation (aka The COVID-19 issue), and we invite applicants to submit images (photographs or art work)…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Supporting the next generation of artists

April 17, 2020 —   “During these unprecedented times, more and more people are turning to the arts as distraction and comfort; the value of arts to the betterment of individual and community health has never been more clear,” says executive director Janet Jarrell. “Supporting the next generation to consider the arts as a valuable and viable career option…
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