QAC Blog

Cultivating Creativity: Creating a career in the arts

July 5, 2019 — “No matter how many years you’ve been working in the arts, you never stop learning,” says Lawrie. “I am deeply inspired by the people I’ve learned from, volunteered with and worked with throughout my career.” By Jane Gardner When students express an interest in the arts, their involvement doesn’t have to end after graduating high…
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Cultivating Creativity: Inviting everyone Under the Rainbow

June 28, 2019 — By Fiona Campbell June is Pride month, a time when LGBTQ+ communities around the world celebrate the freedom to be themselves. But Pride is about more than rainbows and parades: its origins stem from a long history of harassment and prejudice against minority groups struggling for acceptance. Art and artists have a unique and powerful…
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Umbrella Online: Belleville Lions Club Concerts on the Bay

June 25, 2019 — Ready for their 25th season! By Doug Thompson It all started on Sunday, June 9, 2019, 6:30 pm at the Lions Pavilion in Zwick’s Park. Peter Rae and the REASONS, classic rock band, kicked off the first of a 22 concerts schedule. Then, on the following Wednesday, Matt Cage and Derek Morris performed their tribute to…
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QAC News: Remembering Mary Shipton

June 17, 2019 — A few words… By Carol Bauer Mary Shipton had a curious mind, a big heart and a positive spirit. She was a true-blue lover and supporter of the arts, and for that, and many other reasons, we will greatly miss her. She was a long-time member and volunteer at the QAC and for many years…
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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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