QAC Blog

CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Live gallery shows return to the Parrott

October 23, 2020 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council An art gallery is more than just a place to see beautiful things. Galleries serve a functional role to incubate and promote the work of artists, and serve as a bridge between creators and the public. Galleries provide the opportunity to foster a more intimate relationship between art makers and…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: New art and dance studio provides unique opportunities

October 16, 2020 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Opening a new business during a pandemic takes courage, passion, creativity and vision – traits that Belleville resident Christopher Bennett used as fuel for his dream of launching Art Works, a new art and dance studio on North Front Street. Bennett, a well-known visual artist, dancer, teacher, entrepreneur behind SeRnA…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Downchild Blues Band Live at The Empire Theatre

October 9, 2020 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Concert goers are desperate for live music and artists are dreaming to play in front of an audience again. Since the pandemic lockdowns started in March, countless shows have been cancelled or rescheduled to 2021, and even then there is much uncertainty about future performances. But artists and arts venues…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: New downtown Bazaar connects artists with community

October 2, 2020 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council While storefronts have been forced to shutter due to the pandemic, one local artist who is passionate about unique and one-of-a kind sees opportunity in the shift toward buying local. Kaya Pereira is the owner/operator behind the soon-to-open Bazaar Artisan Market in downtown Belleville. It’s a place for artists from…
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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY: Visual Arts Bursaries connect students with local artists

September 25, 2020 — By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Art Council Art helps children grow. Research shows intrinsic benefits include opportunities to develop creativity and imagination, as well as express thoughts and feelings. Extrinsic benefits (though a little harder to quantify) suggest increased engagement in other academic areas, as well as accelerated development of self-confidence and social skills. There’s also the…
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