March 2020: Uncertainly around the trajectory of COVID-19, amidst announcements of closings and cancellations, is creating a lot of anxiety for many people. Art helps soothe the soul at the best of the times, and is even more potent at times like these.
While the QAC Gallery is closed until further notice, we are moving our current show RISE : Because We Are Equal online. Here we will celebrate the aesthetics and voices of women’s voices in the Quinte Region and feature a new artist daily.
“Local artist, mom to two awesome creative kids. I specialize in face and body paint, but I enjoy creating acrylic works on canvas as well as many other forms of art. I love to help others express themselves through art, too!”
Presenting Christina Osborne:
“After 35 years’ experience with the Federal Public Service, Tina continued her largely self-taught personal creative experience. Influenced by her artistic painter mother and her subsequent naturalistic experiences at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, she paints insects, animals, people, aqua and landscapes in watercolour, coloured pencil, pastel, ink and in her favourite medium acrylic. Work tends to be realistic with abstract/intuitive/surrealistic and spiritual leanings.”
Presenting Sabrina Jovic:
Presenting Kaya Pereira:
“From a long line of visual artists, I have always been immersed in the fine arts. Painting is viewed as a lifestyle, and not a hobby in my family. My view of the world was groomed through the magical, detail-oriented eyes of my predecessors. My heart lies in nature, the diverse landscape we call Ontario holds the energy that I attempt to capture.”
Presenting Kathryn MacDonald:
“Creativity – with camera, oil or watercolour, or words for a poem – encourages seeing both the surface of things and deeply what lies beneath. Creating opens our eyes and our hearts. I hope that you will enter my work and glimpse something previously unseen, know something previously unknown.”
Presenting Dawn Morin:
“A woman slowly rises from the depths up to the light. Scattered on the ocean floor are her reproductive parts and the cancer that was threatening to consume her. Threads that bound her to a painful death have been cut.”
Presenting Katherine Keenan:
“Ms. Keenan has made Belleville home since 1985. She attended Humber College of Applied Arts, and worked in the field of advertising and graphic design in Toronto, excuting artwork designs and illustrations for clients such as McDonalds, Blue Jays, Coca-Cola, etc. Locally, she designed the logo for Belleville’s First Adventure Child Development Centre. Ms. Keenan can be found throughout the Quinte area working in different organizations, sharing her skills and love of arts with youth.”
Presenting Rosanne Duke:
“I have been an active artist in Belleville/Quinte area since 1983. At present my artistic expression is through relief printmaking. Most often my inspiration and imagery reflects my own experiences, outlook and emotional state, which is a woman’s view. The artworks I have chose to submit vary in personal subject matter, and are from various years. It is my hope, as an artist, that individuals will react from their personal place, finding something in the work that resonates with them.”
Presenting Katrina Houston:
“I am a Canadian-born artist. I have practiced art since I was three years old. I really enjoy cartoon and animation art. I have high-functioning autism and art has always been my way of expressing myself.”
Presenting Shani Doucet:
“Throughout her life, Shani Doucet has always been fascinated by different artists and how the world is represented through their eyes. She continues to further develop her interests, skills and talents by visiting and talking to artists when she travels. She has taken various art courses at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Loyalist College in Belleville, the Tett Centre in Kingston and different workshops from local artists in the area. Shani lives with her partner Jeff and stepson Max.”
Presenting Lola Allin Reid:
“Since I became addicted to slow travel in 1993 I’ve done multi-day camel safaris in Tanzania and Morocco and earned my Dog Mushers Certificate (Yukon). I’ve trekked the Inca Trail, Navarre-Rioja region (Spain), the Guatemalan jungl to the ancient Maya site of El Mirador, Torres del Paine National Park (Chile) and the Akshayuk Pass (Canada).
May 1, 2020 –
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