QAC Blog

Cultivating Creativity: Remembering J.F. Albert

December 13, 2018 — “To create something from nothing. That is a life well lived.” By Janet Jarrell Just over a year ago, family, friends and the art world at large suffered the sudden passing of this well-known Canadian artist. J.F. Albert (Jerry) was born ‘Jaroslav’ in the Medvednica mountain ranges (translated as bear mountain) of central Croatia. He…
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Cultivating Creativity: Spencer Evans, the “I’ve Been Everywhere Man Troubadour”

November 15, 2018 — By Jeanette Arsenault Will the real Spencer Evans please stand up? Judging from his wide ranging musical skills, it’s hard to pinpoint him down to just one. Self described keyboardist/clarinetist/accordion player/singer/band leader/entertainer/music director/recording artist/composer/arranger/ham (sic), Evans’ eclectic musical taste ranges from jazz to funk, salsa to blues, soul to klezmer and celtic to swing.  In…
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Cultivating Creativity: The Art of Emebet Belete

October 16, 2018 — “Creating art is constant reflection: I love finding the perfect colour to express a mood, or to balance a painting so that I can look at it again and again and lose myself in the scene.” By Kathryn MacDonald Emebet Belete is a world traveller, a woman who was born in Ethiopia where her career…
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Cultivating Creativity: Spotlight on Canadian Photographer Mark Hopper

September 18, 2018 — By Lin Parkin Many in the Quinte region don’t realize the calibre of talent living in our own backyard. That’s why we want to introduce you to folks like award-winning Canadian National Photographer, Mark Hopper. The unassuming 54-year-old father to Elizabeth, and his two teenage stepsons, Connor and Mason, is the General Manager at Belleville…
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Cultivating Creativity: Rejuvenation for the QAC

September 11, 2018 — By Janet Jarrell, General manager  The arts are alive and thriving, and you and I are the beneficiary. In 2002, I returned to the Quinte area after living on the West coast for almost 15 years. I moved into an old stone house that was built by my ancestors sometime in the mid 1800’s and…
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