QAC Blog

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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Quinte Arts Council Recognition Awards at the Luncheon for the Arts

August 15, 2018 — The Quinte Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Arts Recognition Awards. The 2018 award winners are: Brian Barlow, Lynn Fennell, Gary Magwood, and Nancy Snowdon. As a group, they demonstrate the strength and vibrancy of the local arts and cultural scene, especially in the performing arts. These enablers of music…
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Fall 2018 Umbrella arts newspaper – deadline July 23

July 11, 2018 — The deadline for the Fall 2018 issue of Umbrella arts newspaper is Monday, July 23. Carol Bauer will be retiring July 14 and Lenny Epstein, our new Membership and Communications Director, will be taking over the paper. Lenny has already begun working at the QAC and he can be reached at or 613-962-1232. The Fall issue will…
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QAC’s 51st Annual General Meeting – Annual Report

June 16, 2018 — ANNUAL REPORT 2017 was an incredible year as the Quinte Arts Council celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In addition to a variety of festivities and events, arts education activities continued the tradition that was started in 1967 to provide quality arts education and experiences to students in our community. Potter Perry Poupore went to Centennial Secondary…
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