QAC Blog

Cultivating Creativity: Celebrating Peter Davis

January 24, 2020 — By Carol Bauer On December 21, 2019, the arts community lost a dear friend, colleague and talented artist. Peter Davis passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 82, after a long decline. He is survived by Jane Mackenzie, his partner of 49 years, his daughter, Kim Davis, and many nieces and nephews. Peter…
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Cultivating Creativity: Christmas show helps fund the next generation

December 6, 2019 —   “The Quinte Arts Council’s Arts Education Program helps fund programming experiences not otherwise available to young people in our community,” says executive director Janet Jarrell. “It is vital to the succession of arts and culture in our community.”   By Fiona Campbell/Quinte Arts Council Art and creative expression play a critical role in child…
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Cultivating Creativity: Christmas Caravan Coming to Town

November 15, 2019 —   “We thought it would be really fun to bring that energy and drive of all those rhythms to the Christmas songs that people love to sing, as well as the musical mashups that we create from scratch. So while it’s a Christmas album, we’ve really tried to tie in diverse voices from many parts…
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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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