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Cultivating Creativity: Judy Bridle’s two decades with the Belleville Theatre Guild

April 4, 2019 — By Peter Paylor “It kind of becomes your family,” she says. “All my family lives out of town so the Guild becomes my in-town family. I’ve made some of the best friends of my life in the theatre.” If you’ve been to the Pinnacle Playhouse, you’ll have seen the wonderful photos lining the “Green Room”…
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Cultivating Creativity: The joy of movement for people with Parkinson’s

March 28, 2019 — by Jane Gardner Belleville-based dance teacher Kristina McIntosh is using creative movement and dance to make a difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. “The wonderful group of people who come to Dancing with Parkinson’s classes at Quinte Ballet School in Belleville connect me to Belleville’s rich history and stories,” says McIntosh. “They’re…
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Cultivating Creativity: Facilitating spirituality through music

March 15, 2019 — “I also believe that there is a spirituality to music that is undeniable. Both by singing and also by playing an instrument.  I guess you could say I facilitate spirituality through music.” By Jeanette Arsenault My big dilemma: how to write about Joe Callahan – who he is and what he does – in only…
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Cultivating Creativity: Colour and composition key for artist Marc Poulin

March 7, 2019 — “I’m happy when the colours work and when the eye doesn’t focus on one thing but travels.”  By Kathryn MacDonald “I’m experimenting. My goal is to have a defining style and I’m slowly getting there” Marc Poulin says while setting out a dozen paintings for viewing. Over the past year and a half, Poulin’s paintings…
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QAC News : Our mayor on the arts

February 28, 2019 — By Peter Paylor When it comes to municipal finance, sometimes spending on the arts doesn’t look like spending on the arts. I learned that recently when I sat down with Belleville’s new mayor Mitch Panciuk to talk about his championship of the arts and he opened the discussion by mentioning the new washroom pavilion at…
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