June/July/August 2014 COVERING THE ARTS IN QUINTE BelleVegas Variety Show at the Empire Theatre... This Is Hip! Volume 24, Number 2 Congratulations to our COMMUNITY PARTNER Serving the Quinte region for more than 65 years! by Carol Feeney Mark Rashotte, Andy Forgie and Al Haring Variety, The Dance and Show Band The Quinte Arts Council is planning an exciting new event on September 11 at the Empire Theatre & Centre for the Performing Arts in Belleville, that will present some of the region’s best musical talent as well as offer the audience a chance to hear songs by local celebrities. The concept is to have all musicians and singers perform with Variety, the Dance and Show Band. Each will have the option to pick songs from Variety’s extensive playlist, then take the stage with the band for an incredible night of music and entertainment. All you Need is Love’s Mark Rashotte, Andy Forgie Susan Walsh and Al Haring will be on stage, as will Susan Walsh of For the Love of a Song, and a host of other special guests, including Sam Brady, Tim Campbell, Jeanette Arsenault, The Reason’s Peter Rea, Lenni Stewart, Wendy Shaer, Melanie Hilmi and Colonel David Lowthian. Their promotion as “the right band for every occasion,” is not just an advertising gimmick for Variety, the Dance and Show Band, says band leader Dan Shaer. Variety is the culmination of over 40 Open every day at 11:30 PHOTO BY PHIL NORTON Jeanette Arsenault years in the entertainment industry for Shaer. With hundreds of charts in their library, and the instrumentation and vocal styles of the band, they are able to authentically perform in many genres including jazz, classic rock, Motown, blues, soul, funk, pop, and country. Lance Jeffrey, drums; Andy Coffin, trumpet; Tim Roberts, bari/tenor; Roger Chong, trombone; and Dan Shaer, vocals/tenor/keyboards/drums. For this special event, three more horns from The Power Connection, Variety Band’s alter ego, will be joining the Variety horn section. Variety’s lineup of musicians includes some of the top musicians in the region - from Toronto to Kingston and Peterborough. Featuring: Wendy Shaer, vocals; Duncan Cooper, keyboards/vocals; John Beach, bass guitar; Neal Mattice, lead guitar; This issue sponsored by continued on page 3... Essence Publishing 44 Bridge St. E. 613-966-2556 38 Bridge St. E. 613-966-6542 Two great restaurants side by side Village of Downtown Belleville www.dinkelsrestaurant.com A PUBLICATION OF THE QuinteArtsCouncil Cultivating Creativity Umbrella EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chair Past Chair 1st Vice Chair 2nd Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer Dan Atkinson Barbara-Jo Clute Pat Feasey Anne Cunningham Heather Smith Jenny Woods BOARD OF DIRECTORS Rick Zimmerman, Tina Osborne, Dianne Coyle, Daniel Vaughan and David Vaughan STAFF Carol Feeney Executive Director [email protected] Carol Bauer Artist and Member Services Officer [email protected] Kim Lidstone Administrative Assistant [email protected] Message from the Chair Welcome to the summer edition of Umbrella. I say ‘summer’ with a sense of optimism, after the winter/spring we’ve endured. In spite of this, we continue to press ahead at the Quinte Arts Council with our plans to reshape how we raise funds and deliver our services to the membership. The changes noted in my Message in the previous Umbrella will take time to implement properly and will, in all likelihood, be a workin-progress for much of the coming year or two. However, these changes Dan Atkinson are necessary to place the QAC on a stable, sustainable footing and have the full support of the Board of Directors. So please bear with us during this transition. large crowd in attendance would indicate that arts and culture are alive and well in our community and it’s now our job to build on that support and interest to improve and grow the QAC. We hosted a highly successful 20th anniversary Arts Recognition Awards luncheon on May 15, with over 140 attendees. Hopefully this attendance and Mayor Neil Ellis’ continued commitment to the Arts is a harbinger of better things to come. Certainly, the Dan Atkinson FCPA, FCA Chair As a final note, I’d like to remind everyone of the upcoming QAC Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 10 at 5:30 pm at the Belleville Library. This will be an opportunity for you to meet the Directors of the QAC and fellow members and to find out what the organization has planned for the coming year. We welcome and encourage everyone to attend. As always, I welcome any comments or suggestions. The Quinte Arts Council is a not-for-profit, charitable organization, registration number 107869448 RR 0001. Publications mail agreement number 40667523. Umbrella is delivered without charge to QAC members, to municipal, provincial and federal representatives, funding agencies, community arts councils, Quinte region public libraries and to selected media and public distribution outlets. Editorial Staff Poetry Editor Design Production Published by Hours: Administration: Printed by Carol Bauer Jane Mackenzie Carol Feeney Chris Faiers Carol Bauer & Marc Bourdon Carol Bauer The Quinte Arts Council 36 Bridge St. E., P. O. Box 22113 Belleville, Ontario K8N 2Z5 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday 613-962-1232 www.quinteartscouncil.org Essence Publishing Belleville, Ontario Deadline for the Sept/Oct/Nov issue is Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Umbrella welcomes submissions in the following categories: illustrations and photographs, articles on or about the arts in the Quinte region, poetry or prose. Umbrella assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials. Material may be reprinted only with permission of the editor. Umbrella reserves the right to edit, crop and editorialize all submissions. Umbrella is mailed to members and is delivered to a wide variety of distribution points throughout Quinte and beyond. The information and opinions contained in this newsletter are obtained from various sources believed to be reliable, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The Quinte Arts Council and its employees and agents assume no responsibility for errors or omissions or for damages arising from the use of the published information and opinions. Readers are cautioned to consult their own professional advisors to determine the applicability of information and opinions in this newsletter in any particular circumstances. MISSION, VISION & VALUE STATEMENTS Mission: The Quinte Arts Council is an umbrella organization dedicated to promoting artists and arts organizations in all disciplines and to further appreciation of arts and culture in the Quinte region. Vision: Cultivating Creativity To achieve our mission, we: • provide effective, accessible communication tools • engage artists in our programs and events • provide arts education opportunities for artists and students • provide professional development activities for artists • foster and engage in dialogue about the arts in our community #ISSN 1183 - 1839 2 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 Bid for Kids The Quinte Arts Council in partnership with The Intelligencer is offering an online auction of great prizes – art work, gift certificates, gift baskets, spa services, personal grooming, personal training, chance to dine in fabulous restaurants, sports gear, sports passes, concert and event tickets, CDs and a host of other great items. The auction takes place October 24 to 27, just in time for the holiday season. Treat yourself or do your shopping for friends and family. Not only will you be getting some great stuff you will be helping to support Quinte Arts Council’s Arts Education and community programming and this newspaper. Looking to donate a gift or service and promote yourself or your business to the virtual world? Contact Carol Feeney 613‐962‐1232 or email [email protected] before June 30, 2014. Notice to QAC Membership The Quinte Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 5 to 6:30 pm In the John M. Parrott Gallery, 3rd Floor, Belleville Public Library 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville The meeting includes: • the election of the board of directors • reports on the QAC’s strategic planning initiatives • social time and networking • finger foods, host bar • live entertainment by pianist Lenore Dixon Everyone is welcome continued from page 1 Musician, restaurateur, and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Mark Rashotte is a member of All You Need is Love Band and is responsible for the restoration of the Empire Theatre and Centre for Performing Arts which he owns and operates. He is also broker/owner of Royal Lepage Pro Alliance Realty, Cafe é and Dominion Lending Centres. All You Need Is Love has performed throughout North America and Europe at major festivals and events. In 2014, the band is doing extensive touring at prestigious theatres in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Miami and many more, as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arriving in North America. As a performer and songwriter, Andy Forgie wears many hats: he performs weekly for seniors and children, is a popular DJ at parties and weddings, the Promotions Manager at The Empire Theatre and the lead singer of All You Need is Love and Ed’s Garage! Audiences will recognize Susan Walsh from Belleville Theatre Guild musicals, singing with The Commodores’ Orchestra and Frank Howard Orchestra, years of performing with the five-piece vocal group Harmonie, an amazing decade of rockin’ and rollin’ with The Cadillacs Showband, and directing, producing and performing in the annual For The Love of a Song fall fundraiser since 2007. She feels blessed working with her seven very talented FTLOAS cast mates, as they are very close friends who love to share their passion for music with their audiences! Jeanette Arsenault is a singer/songwriter who has independently released seven solo albums plus one with her trio, Trinity, since 1994. Her songwriting touches on social issues, patriotic themes, humourous views of life, women, children and good old-fashioned values. Some of her career highlights include having sung for our Canadian Olympic athletes both in Salt Lake City in 2002 and in Athens Greece in 2004. She sang for the Olympic Torch Relay Celebration in 2009, and in 2011, she opened the Business & Professional Women International World Congress in Helsinki, Finland. Accomplished singer/songwriter and entertainer Lenni Stewart’s repertoire and vocal style concentrate on two main genre groups - traditional jazz and boogie blues, and country rhythm and blues with her two bands, Lenni Stewart Trio and Manhattan Rouge Jazz Trio. “Like a fine red wine, Lenni’s sound is full, vibrant, smoky and sensual, and where a good vintage might carry hints of cherry or chocolate, Lenni’s rich and velvety voice is reminiscent of such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Maria Muldaur and Bonnie Raitt,” states J.D. Carpenter, jazz poet and award-winning Canadian novelist. Sam Brady is a familiar face to many people in our community. He, along with partners Brian Knudsen, Greg Knudsen and Gord Vaughan of the Knudsen Brady Vaughan Advisory Group CIBC Wood Gundy, have deep roots in the community, and a profound commitment to public leadership and support, reflecting their clients’ values of responsible affluence. Sam is a past president of the Rotary Club of Belleville, where he leads the weekly song singing as well as sharing his vocal talents when Rotarians get together each year for the annual weekend trip to help out at Camp Merrywood, an Easter Seals Camp for children with disabilities. Although many of you may know her as the General Manager at Caper’s Brasserie, Melanie Hilmi is also a member of the BelleRegards, a Toronto-based band bringing an acoustic folk sound and original music to the indie scene that they like to call New Mountain Folk. Melanie is a singer/songwriter who also plays guitar and percussion. Colonel David Lowthian is currently commander of 8 Wing Trenton. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1989 and has enjoyed an impressive career and numerous degrees and awards, including the Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award and the Wright Brothers Award for officership. He can also sing and has been heard at a variety of local charity galas where he takes the stage to perform with one of Dan Shaer’s bands. Wendy Shaer has an extensive background as a vocalist, both with live bands and in theatre. She is currently lead female vocalist with Variety the Dance & Show Band, The Power Connection, and the Dan Shaer Big Band. Her past credits include: playing Mary in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, I’ve Heard That Song Before, Mother Superior in Sound of Music, Annie, the Broadway version of A Christmas Carol, and narrator with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She was also a cast member with West Bend Theatre and the past lead vocalist with the Ron Merringer Big Band. The evening promises to be as energetic as it will be entertaining, with actor, singer and host Rick Zimmerman as the Master of Ceremonies. The show starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are $35 each and will be available at the Empire Theatre Box Office (613-969-0099 or www.theempiretheatre.com). Since 1967, the Quinte Arts Council has been serving its membership – artists, member groups, community friends, businesses, and students – while offering quality entertainment, arts experiences, and arts education for people of all ages in the community. Proceeds from the show will be used to support Quinte Arts Council’s programming. Local media partners The Intelligencer, Mix 97, Rock 107 and CJBQ, and they integrated are on board to provide marketing and promotional support for the event and we are currently looking for support from sponsors. Contact Carol Feeney at 613-962-1232 or [email protected] Sponsorship packages are also available on our website, www.quinteartscouncil.org. Lenni Stewart Wendy Shaer June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 3 VISUAL ARTS Art in the Community to feature artists from the Rednersville Road Art Tour by Carol Feeney the Rednersville Road Art Tour on page 7. The Quinte Arts Council is pleased to feature many of the artists who will be participating in the QAC’s Art in the Community locations also include Rednersville Road Art Dinkel’s Restaurant & Tour (RRAT) in the Courtyard, Earl & Angelo’s Gallery & Gift Shop at 36 Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Bridge Street East and Primetime Steakhouse, Mayor other Art in the Ellis’s office, Bathworks and Community locations in the Boathouse Seafood Belleville from June 19 to Restaurant. You will also see August 29. They are the work of Belleville Art Corrine Babbit, Gwyn Association members at the Bedford, Marion Casson, Belleville Family Medical Florence Chik-Lau, Glen Centre. Riley Cotton, Danuta Jan Atkinson’s acrylic Cromwell, Linda Hargest, paintings have evolved over the Sharon Kennedy, Dona years but her favorite style can Knudsen, Kathryn only be described as whimsical. Fellows, Sheryl Gates, She uses bold, vibrant colours Jeff Keary, Ilona Mayer, and has a distinct, recognizable Theodora McLaren, Guin style, conveying a sense of fun Moriz, Susan Moshynski, and happiness. You will see Tina Osborne, Brigitte Jan’s work at Dinkel’s Rittinger, Kirei Samuel, La Morte et Les Castrophes, mixed media on canvas by Restaurant & Courtyard. Tremeers Treasures Oilivia Ste. Marie (Harvey and Jan Tremeer), Olivia Ste. Marie has work at Lorraine Vanzuylen, Karen Warren, and Mary the Boathouse. She is a young artist who uses Haggarty. For bios and information see the article on acrylics to create abstract and surrealistic work that Happy Birthday BAA! by Dona Knudsen Opening on July 15 and running to September 6, the Belleville Art Association Gallery, at 392 Front Street in Belleville, once again presents the annual One-By-One Show and Sale. Members of the artistic success. Open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm, and staffed by members, it provides the public with original art work at reasonable prices. New shows are mounted every month and the gallery also showcases a variety of fine crafts, including jewellery, carvings, ceramics and fabric pieces. Art cards, unframed originals and reproductions round out the work offered for sale. stands out and grabs your attention. Earl & Angelo’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant will feature Robert Tokley. “I find great inspiration from works by Van Gogh, the Group of Seven, and Tom Thomson. But nothing compares to the inspiration I find from the changing climate and colours found in nature,” says Tokley about his work. Watercolour florals are Doris Scott’s specialty and her work can be seen at Prime Time Steakhouse. A collection of these artists’ work will also be exhibited at Mayor Ellis’s office and Bathworks, so the public has many opportunities to see their work. The exhibit kicks off with a reception at the Quinte Arts Council’s Gallery and Gift Shop, 36 Bridge Street East, from 4 to 7 pm, on June 19. Come and see the work, meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments. All are welcome. Andrew Lui exhibition at Oeno Gallery The gallery is the true home and heart of the Association. Members gather there for meetings, workshops, and studio sessions. It also holds the Association’s extensive library and archives. So come on out and help us celebrate this special space on July 17. There will be birthday cake, ice cream and special gifts. All are welcome! The BAA would like to thank their sponsors for this show, including Barratt’s Office Pro, Bank of Montreal (Bell Boulevard), Homefiled, Knudsen Belleville Art Association Gallery Salute II, 2014, acrylic on rice paper, 33” x 28” by Andrew Lui Association have been busy all year preparing work for this special show. All the art is presented on one foot by one foot canvases and sells for $100. Over two hundred art pieces will be displayed, highlighting the talents of the 90 plus members of the Association. This diversity is represented in the wide variety of media used, subjects presented, and styles demonstrated. Guest artists who are not members of the Association may submit two pieces of work for this show for the small registration fee of $10. To learn more, or to register, contact Dona Knudsen at 613-392-7068 or [email protected] Andrew Lui’s new paintings continue in his Pilgrim Progress series, where he explores the idea of ‘selfinflicted happiness’ as a deliberate response to the melancholy and complexity of life. An original and creative response to the confrontation between eastern and western aesthetics, Lui’s paintings crackle with energy, portraying what critic Dorota Kozinska describes as “a landscape marked by both suffering and ecstasy, infused with a profound understanding of the human experience.” The opening reception will be held on July 17, from 4 to 7 pm, and will be a special birthday party in celebration of the gallery’s 10th anniversary. In 2004 the BAA took on the challenge to open and operate a studio and financially viable gallery. The Association had been in continuous operation since 1958 but had never before had a permanent gallery in which to display its members’ work. Now, ten years later, the gallery is both a commercial and 4 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 Japanese Peony Pink by Audrey Thomas Construction Ltd., Dave Quickert of Re/Max Quinte Ltd. and Shadowridge Consulting Services. A special thank you, as well, to the many patrons and sponsors who have supported the gallery for the last ten years. Born in Guangzhou, China, Andrew Lui studied art in Toronto, Florence and London. His work is in important public and corporate collections in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, the U.S. and China. He has received many awards for his work, which is regularly exhibited in New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Busan, Paris, Montreal and at the Oeno Gallery in Bloomfield. The show runs until June 16. Arts Recognition Award Winners honoured at the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Arts Recognition Awards, which began in 1994 as part of QAC’s Two Weeks in May festival. Each spring, members of the community send in their nominations, accompanied by at least two letters of support. This year’s winners are: writer and historian, Gerald Boyce; theatre director, Elizabeth Marshall; musician, Richard Penner; artisans, Connie Yrjola, Barb Forgie and Cara Hunter of We Create Artisan Events; and sound technicians, Paul Johnson and Rob Kellough of Through The Cedars Music Production. They were honoured at the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts, held on May 15 in the Park Ballroom at the Travelodge, in Belleville. Over 145 guests were treated to a four-course lunch before the awards presentation, as well as to music by the Starpainters Duo, Andy Sparling and Dave Reed, and accordionist, Jessica Melchiorre. Below are comments from nominators and supporters: year’s Eastern Ontario Drama League Spring Play Festival… In addition to her full-time career as a teacher, (now retired), Liz has devoted 42 years of her life to the Belleville Theatre Guild, helping to bring outstanding community theatre… to countless audiences in those decades.” to join him for these performances and his guidance gives them confidence and stage presence in front of an audience. A group award went to Connie Yrjola, Barb Forgie and Cara Hunter of We Create Artisan Events. “All three ladies are wonderful and tireless contributors to our arts community through their many artistic projects. Between them, they have produced countless artisan shows... 2014 will mark the fifth annual Mother of All Craft Shows, the third annual Kaleidoscope…a celebration of craft and design and the fifth annual Mistletoe Magic Artisan Show. These shows not only support local artisans by giving them an opportunity to showcase their unique talents but also support many worthwhile causes. Along the way they have raised many thousands of dollars and awareness for local charities including the Quinte Humane Society, Adam’s Hope, Fixed Fur Life, Heal with Horses and the Food for Learning program.” Gerald Boyce was nominated for his tenacious support and promotion of Front row, l-r: Cara Hunter, Connie Yrjola, Barb Forgie and Liz Marshall. Back row, l-r: Rick Penner, Rob local history. “His own books, such Kellough, Paul Johnson and Gerry Boyce. Paul Johnson and Rob Kellough PHOTO BY MICHAEL BRETHOUR as Belleville, a Popular History received an award for their (2008) have helped preserve the historical record of business, Through the Cedars Music Production. Richard (Rick) Penner’s love of music, both this city while Historic Hastings (1967) is the “They are deeply entrenched in the artistic fabric of secular and religious, has moved him to volunteer definitive history of the region… As an educator, their community and do their job without question his time and talent wherever he has lived. He has historian, volunteer with the Historical Society, or complaint. Quite often, event technicians are the played for a number of Belleville Theatre Guild lecturer, author of many books, publications and first to arrive and last to leave and long days can be productions. He has played organ and directed the historical papers, member of Belleville City Council the norm. Both Paul and Rob exemplify a choir at St. Matthews United Church in Belleville and other Civic bodies and boards, he is without professional standard that the ‘big city’ technicians and at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in equal in the Bay of Quinte area… At age 80, he could learn from. Whether it’s being polite and Madoc. According to one supporter, Rick is “a very continues to serve as an active heritage advisor to understanding with young artists new to the stage or talented musician who is always willing to use his the Hastings County Historical Society.” addressing all the little things that ‘come up’ as an talent to entertain, educate and assist others in their act is setting up and sound-checking, these guys do Elizabeth (Liz) Marshall has been a strong pillar of endeavours. Rick brought a highly professional it to a standard that makes me proud to work with the Belleville Theatre Guild for more than four level of musicianship to an amateur church choir them.” decades. “Her involvement has covered almost every and raised its standard of performance singing four facet of the life of the Guild. She has served on the part harmony, far above what the choir thought Each winner was presented with a certificate from Boards of Directors, Play-reading Committees possible.” the City of Belleville as well as a trophy created by planning the productions for each season, and in glass artist and sculptor, Marc ‘Budgie’ Bourdon. Many of you will know Rick for his free monthly many capacities behind the scenes, as producer, The Quinte Arts Council will be accepting Musical Gifts program in the John M. Parrott Art designer, and actor… In 1991 she won the Ottawa nominations for next year’s recipients in the spring Gallery. So far, he’s researched and presented the Little Theatre Trophy as Best Director for The Death of 2015. Check out www.quinteartscouncil.org for music of 34 individual composers, groups, stylists, of a Salesman, the Theatre Guild’s entry in that details. or musical periods. He often invites young singers Party in the Square July 18, 2014 Market Square, Belleville Tickets $10 in advance $15 at the door available at Quinte Arts Council 36 Bridge St. E., Belleville handcrafted and custom creations repairs, re-designs classes and supplies by designer, Connie Yrjola www.glamourjunkie.ca 613.966.5692 Food available from Dem Bones, music will be The Roots of Rhythm from 7:30-9:00 pm, The Fade Kings featuring Ila Vann from 9:30-12:00pm Everyone Welcome. Golf and dinner packages also available. For tickets and information go to www.rotary-belleville.org. [email protected] June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 5 26 Atlantic Crossings Prince Edward County Studio Tour goes international by Lizanne Donnelly and Wendy Matthews The Prince Edward County Studio Tour has caught the attention of 26, an organization of creative British writers based throughout the UK. The result is 26 Atlantic Crossings, an international project linking visual art and the craft of writing. Twenty-six accomplished artists, all members of the 2014 PEC Studio Tour, have partnered with 26 British writers. Each artist has created an original work of art, and in response, their writer has produced a sestude (exactly 62 words, 26 in reflection) based on what they see. The Canadian exhibition of 26 Atlantic Crossings original artworks and sestudes will be held at Books and Company in Picton, on August 22 to 24. The public is invited to visit this free exhibit, meet the artists and perhaps their British writing partners. A parallel digital exhibition is being organized in the UK. ”Our artists are thrilled to be recognized locally and internationally,” says Wendy Matthews, Past Chair of the Prince Edward County Studio Tour. “The Studio Tour has an impressive line-up of artists, many who have lived abroad and now reside in Prince Edward County,” added Matthews. Participants include Montreal-born oil painter and instructor, Pamela Carter; Florence Chik-Lau, whose panda sculptures were shown at the Gardiner Creative Rural Minds and The Awesome Foundation Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto; and J. Douglas Thompson, a painter of atmospheric landscapes who has lived and traveled in more than sixty-five countries. ad agency/design studio for 25 years. We were looking for a location that had a mixture of tourism, culture, and natural beauty. We found it in the County.” Prince Edward County is at the heart of Canada’s Loyalist heritage - a community of British settlers who fled the United States during the American Revolution in 1789. Settlers continue to make the County home, including many artists who are inspired by a variety of influences. Painter Doug Thompson explains his reasons for relocating to Bloomfield recently: “After various experiences of living abroad, we came back to Toronto and ran an 26 Atlantic Crossings is a special project of the Prince Edward County Studio Tour, a juried event now in its 21st year. The self-guided tour weekend is September 19 to 21. A brochure, with a map locating the studios, is widely available at shops and restaurants. Visit the John M. Parrott Art Gallery • • • • Small Pond Arts will host the first Creative Rural Minds, a networking event designed to stimulate conversation and collaboration in Prince Edward County, on June 16, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at 337 Clarke Rd., Picton. Co-Organizer and filmmaker Lenny Epstein says “We were inspired by the Creative Minds events that took place from 2009 to 2010 as a product of the Economic Development Office, and we yearned to recreate these vital opportunities to gather and exchange ideas. We hope that this will be the first of many meetings of Creative Rural Minds.” There will be short presentations made by two County couples that organizers believe embody the spirit of County creativity. Gavin North and Bay Woodyard will speak about their company, Honey Pie Hives and Herbals, including their latest endeavor in mead production. Peter and Alice Mennacher will relate their experiences as creative pioneers in the County: their Blizzmax Gallery in South Bay is now in its 21st year. These presentations will be followed by the launch of the Prince Edward County chapter of the Awesome Foundation. The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of… awesomeness! The idea started in 2009 in Boston, and now dozens of local chapters of the Foundation distribute $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “microtrustees” and awarded with no strings attached. The Awesome Foundation of Prince Edward County will be a group of ten locals who each contribute $100 towards a fund to make the County more awesome. Andrew McCann from Awesome Kingston will speak about how this initiative has impacted his own community. 6 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 Monthly Exhibitions Manly MacDonald Collection Programs and Events Gallery Gift Shop, featuring the work of local artists & artisans • Gifts for every occasion! On the Third Floor of the Belleville Public Library 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario K8N 3B1 613-968-6731 Ext. 2240 www.bellevillelibrary.ca Closed Mondays. Open Tues, Wed, Fri, 9:30-5:00, Sat 9:30-5:30 Thurs open until 8:00 pm Seventh annual Rednersville Road Art Tour by Tina Osborne The Rednersville Road Art Tour (RRAT) in Prince Edward County will be having their seventh annual Art Tour on Labour Day weekend, with fifteen host studios and twenty-six artists. Many of these studios have been with the tour since its inception in 2008, when Danuta Cromwell, a local mixed media artist on the Rednersville Road, called some artists she knew, also on the ‘Road’ and said, “There seem to be so many of us here on this short 20 kilometre stretch, we should get together and have our own tour.” That first Labour Day weekend tour, the 13 studios participating saw over 350 visitors. This year’s Rednersville Art Tour will include many of the founding and original members, as well as some Tina Osborne, at Shadowridge Studio, is a multimedia artist who creates outside garden art and inside botanical and animal art. She also makes unique semi-precious stone and differently wired jewellery and silk scarves. Sheryl Gates, Tina’s guest artist and her sister, is a mixed media children’s artist, who specializes in amusing caricatures of animals and people in their ‘oops’ and ‘oh oh’ moments. Karen Warren, also Tina’s sister, is studying herbalism and has a wide range of herbal products and artisan soaps that are made from naturally grown fresh or dry herbs and quality essential oils. Lorraine Vanzuylen, Tina’s mother, is joining Shadowridge Studio this year. Lorraine’s childhood love for drawing, dress designs and dance is now incorporated into her paintings of dancers, traditional ballerinas and ethnic costume Belleville Art Association Gallery and Gallery OneTwenty-One. Her watercolour and inks include abstract landscapes and florals. Kathryn Fellows, another guest of Nadine’s, is a watercolourist who is exploring her whimsical side and having fun experimenting with colours and composition in acrylic. Ilona Mayer uses watercolour, acrylics and oils boldly, with contemporary themes and modern style, popping with colour and energy. Brad Phillips, Ilona’s new guest, creates pottery with an earthy, practical style. It has purpose, whether for everyday functionality or filling a space with quietness. Two new studios have joined the Tour this year. Gwynn Bedford, of Blue Jay Lane, previously taught scrapbooking, but now finds watercolour a Annapolis Royal, acrylic by Susan Moshynski Basket by Glenn Riley Cotton new hosts and artists that you will be able to discover and enjoy. Florence Chik-lau will exhibit her award-winning, hand crafted sculptures, which delight and enchant people of all ages who love to touch their textures, feel their animal spirits and enjoy their humour. Kirei Samuel is Florence’s guest artist. She is a glass fuser with over 20 years experience experimenting in glass techniques. Her work includes plates and bowls that are functional as well as decorative, artwork and jewellery. Ceramic animal sculpture by Florence Chik-Lau designs, along with her oil landscape paintings. Active Arts Studio is the home of Jeff Keary, ‘Signature Silks.’ All work is fastidiously handpainted. Visitors will be able to try some silk painting. Marie Timbers, Jeff’s new guest, is a mixed media artist, whose Music as Muse is a series of female figurative paintings, where abstracted gestures and poses incorporate her love of blues, jazz, rock and bluegrass. Ron Sayeau is an experienced artist and has been an instructor in watercolour and acrylic for over 35 years. His love of gardening and nature are evident in his paintings. Tremeers’ Treasures are original RRAT participants. Harvey and Jan Tremeer create treasures from reclaimed wood, as well as having a wide selection of fine hand-quilted and knitted items for infants and small children and an exquisite array of hand-made accessories for scale doll houses. Guin Moriz, one of Tremeers’ new guests, is a potter whose work is in private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and in the White House. Her pottery is for decoration and for everyday use. Robert Bates, an astrophotographer, the other new guest of Tremeers’, images the heavens from his back yard observatory in Belleville. Photographs of star clusters, nebulae and galaxies will be displayed to show the beauty of our universe. Danuta Cromwell, the RRAT founder, works in oils, acrylics, watercolor and mixed media, producing traditional, abstract and contemporary paintings with texture and colour. Sharon Kennedy paints an eclectic mix of detailed realistic renderings, whimsical images of imagined worlds and moody abstracted pieces of emotional depth in mixed media. Marion Casson uses fiber texture and colour to create scarves and other objects using weaving and felting. Acrylic and watercolours are in her distinctive style. Mary Haggarty will be joining Marion to create a new line of Boxtops clothing. Handwoven fabric is combined with fashionable materials, such as silk and mohair, to produce unique and distinctive wearables. Glenn Ryley Cotton, Marion’s other guest artist, recreates original Nantucket and Shaker baskets on moulds that are copies from antique moulds and are achieved through use of cane, black ash and other woods. Linda Hargest, returning to the tour, has been quilting since 1988, using ‘age old’ patterns to create many bed-sized quilts. She has recently embarked on a 3D form adventure, combining fabric, design and art. Susan Moshinski, of By the Bay studio, is an illustrator, published cartoonist and painter. Featured are vibrant coloured scenes of the County and beyond, as well as caricatures and portraits by commission. Theodora McLaren is Susan’s guest. Theo specializes in watercolour, acrylic and monotype prints. A monoprint is a printed painting that combines printing, painting and drawing with one unique print from each pressing. Corrine Babbit creates unique jewellery from crochet, weaving and stringing stones, Swarovski crystals and beads. Nadine Goulet, of Frog’s Leap Studio, has been painting most of her adult life. Mixed media art includes the human figure at work or play, still life, abstracts and landscapes. Returnee guest of Nadine’s, Dona Knudsen, currently exhibits at the fun medium, while acrylics allow her to explore and paint metal and wood objects of all kinds, like lifesize birds, small cabinets, milk cans, pails, oars, and saws in addition to canvas. Gwynn will host Brigitte Rittinger, who creates art with stained glass on old windows, suitable for indoors or out. She also sews purses from pre-loved jeans, and tapestries. Carol Eames, the second new host artist this year, is inspired by the light and colour of her winter residence in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She previously taught art to elementary school students and in retirement is enjoying her own painting experiences of bright folk art, in a variety of media. Carol’s guest and good friend, Albert Eastman, left her many interesting pieces of art - sculpture, drawings, watercolours, pastels, oil and acrylic paintings. He was very prolific in the 60s and 70s and she is delighted to share his talent. For the first time, the RRAT group will be offering a sample of their work for their Labour Day Tour for display and sale at two different venues: the John M. Parrott Gallery, June 5 to July 17, and the Quinte Arts Council’s Art in the Community, from June 19 to Aug 29. For more information on the RRAT tour please visit www.rednersvilleroadarttour.com. You may have noticed... that this issue of Umbrella is printed on newsprint rather then our usual 80brite paper. We found out, just before press time, that our printer is no longer stocking 80brite. We are currently looking at our options and will keep you informed. June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 7 Summer shows at Gallery One-Twenty-One by Kathryn Fellows Gallery One-Twenty-One presents Ann Fales, fabric artist and Janice Teare, acrylics, who will be the featured and guest artists at the gallery for the upcoming show, opening June 17 and running until August 9. Janice Teare takes a unique approach to creating contemporary art, aiming to create art that is interesting, meditative and calming. She tries to induce a pause: to use her art to create reflective moments of calm; to motivate the viewer to “go placidly amidst the noise and haste.” Her art is immersive. In true contemporary fashion, she distills elements down to their essentials and then layers those same elements to capture and hold the viewer. The effect is much like gazing into a pool of Distant Hills, fabric art by Ann Fales water…. deceptively straightforward but fueling hours upon hours of study. Her works tend toward large-scale, as this is needed to immerse and hold the viewer for a calming effect. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas, which she likes for its flexibility and adaptability. “Acrylics can be thinned to emulate watercolours or used to build and create textures that exceed the capacities of oil-based materials,” she notes. “The approach is very versatile.” Janice’s focus on contemplative moods and large scale works appeals to a wide variety of corporate clients and collectors. Her art is favoured for corporate boardrooms and meeting facilities or by collectors seeking to fill large spaces and to create specific personalities for their space. Of particular note, her work has hung in the Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto and she has had the pleasure of having a painting stolen from a gallery in Etobicoke. As she puts it, “artists are typically long gone before their work is considered valuable enough to warrant thievery!” One can only hope the thief found peace. Ann Fales, our featured artist, is a quilter - a fibre artist. Loving the challenge of using fabric, she will stitch and paint to capture and create the essence of an image. “I choose images that evoke a sense of awe in me – usually from nature but often from emotional or spiritual connections with a person or object. My goal is to represent, using varying degrees of abstraction, the essence or ‘spirit’ of the image. I find the tactile and visual dimensionality of fabric and thread provides me with a medium that connects me, through history, to women making useful beauty throughout time. “My creative process is largely intuitive. I work in two basic ways: sometimes I begin with a fabric and let it tell me what it wants to be; more often I start with an idea or image and sketch a design. I then consider what techniques I will use. I may select fabrics or need to create them by dying, painting, 8 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 stamping, felting or stitching. Once the basic idea is sketched out, I usually work on a design wall, auditioning various fibres, colours, shapes and embellishments until the piece feels ‘right’. I am often surprised by what ‘works’ and it is this creating on the wall that is the most exciting part of my work process. I use stitch as both functional and decorative, joining pieces of fabric together and creating surface and dimensional effects. I take pride in the quality of the hand and machine stitching in my work and use hand stitching where others might not.” Ann began quilting in 1994. She spent three winters on an isolated floating fishing lodge in British Columbia, where the grey and green beauty around her evoked her first original fibre art pieces. On her return to this area, she spent three years as a student in the Fibre Arts Diploma Program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. In 1998, Ann joined the Prince Edward County Quilters Guild. She has won numerous awards in guild competitions. University of North Dakota and went on to graduate with a Fine Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. She has participated in several twoperson shows as well as diverse juried shows. Sanders won an Honourable Mention in the Belleville Arts Association’s 1997 show, as well as the Juror’s Choice Award for the Expressions 2007 show, on the 40th anniversary of the Quinte Arts Council. In 2008, the international organization People to People selected two of Sanders’ images as host gifts for their humanitarian outreach in South Africa. She currently resides in Prince Edward County and continues to study at home and abroad and shows her work to an expanding market. Sanders says “One of my greatest pleasures in painting has been to paint outdoors. In this way I work from a three-dimensional subject with natural light and rich shadows. My intention is to convey light, temperature, wind and even scent; all of it so that my viewer can experience this window into reality in a new way.” She adds, From August 12 Falling Leaves, Lake Clear, oil by Jane Sanders “Often, as we to September 27, paint on location, the featured artist will be Linda Barber, joined by passers-by will stop and share histories or memories guest artists Aileen Hern and Jane Sanders, three of the site; they want to confirm the value and ‘County’ artists who have been painting beauty of a certain spot. And it is often an collaboratively for the past 10 years. Their subject, encouragement to continue.” Landscape Variations, was inspired by nature and the ever-changing landscape, captured through bold Sanders chuckles as she remembers one such colour and expressive brushwork. This exciting incident while painting on the Dundas Street Bridge variety of plein air and studio work attempts to in Belleville. “I was quite tense while I painted convey the essence of a particular place or time because I was standing at the edge of heavy traffic. through the media of acrylic, oil, pastel and I also worried that I was a bit of a traffic hazard! watercolour. All of a sudden there was a shrieking of tires as a vehicle stopped directly beside me. As I turned in Linda Barber says, “I have always had a passion surprise, the driver tucked his head to make eye for art and started drawing at a young age; contact and called to me, “Young lady, I haven’t eventually obtained a degree in Fine Arts from seen anything like this since Paris right after the Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. For war.” the past 25 years I have been living in Prince Edward County, where my painting has mainly And finally, she tells the story of a 10-year-old girl focused on the landscape. The landscape in this area standing and watching a painting in progress. “Oh,” offers such a rich variety, from the local crops of soy breathed the girl, “I didn’t know people did anything beans and wheat to the vineyards and dramatic like this anymore!” Sanders says, “So while I think shoreline of Lake Ontario. These scenes are I’m creating something to share with my viewer, I captured using acrylic paint with brush or palette oftentimes find that I receive as much as I give. knife in a style of painterly realism. People often say, “What a gift!” And I think, “..and it goes both ways!” “I juxtapose areas of thin washes next to thick impasto brushstrokes to create a vibrant and textured surface. I like to paint ‘plein air’ whenever I can. Painting out of doors, with the added element of weather and quickly changing light, has been a real learning process, but the results are well worth it. I finish these paintings in the studio using sketches and reference photos. I invite the viewer to enter into the painting and make their own emotional connection, or evoke some personal memory. I also create commissioned paintings for customers and enjoy this process as well. A TRIBUTE TO GERRY BOYCE “I show my work in my home studio, as well as at Gallery One-Twenty-One, The Waring House, The Merrill Inn, and Presqu’ile Park.” For information, visit www.lindabarberart.com. Aileen Hern (Lenie) was raised on a farm in Listowel, where she developed a passion for arts, watercolours in particular. After several years of nursing, she decided to follow her heart and pursued training in art and design. She has studied with a variety of local artists - Donna Cameron, Doug Purdon, John Mortenson, Joan Reive and others. Through the years she has developed a varied style that explores our heart in nature and in our footprints through nature. Lenie’s favourite medium has been watercolour but in recent years she has been working with oils. Jane Eaton Sanders first studied fine art at the Mr. History of Belleville & Hastings County The Directors of Hastings County Historical Society invite you to a cocktail reception to express our appreciation to Gerry Boyce for more than half a century of devotion to history and leadership in our community. Author of deﬁnitive histories of our region, community leader, father of our archival collection, City Councillor, historic advisor, columnist and all‐round nice guy! Tuesday, June 24 ‐ 6:30 ‐ 9:30 pm Sans‐Souci Banquet Room 240 Front Street, Belleville (Street parking or parking in the rear of the building) Tickets ‐ $20 Quinte Arts Council (36 Bridge St East, Belleville), or by calling Mary‐Lynne Morgan at 613‐961‐7091 Kaleidoscope - a day to celebrate exceptional craft and extraordinary design! Kaleidoscope… A Celebration of Craft and Design is being held on Sunday, August 24, from 10 am to 4 pm at Fields on West Lake in Bloomfield. In its third year, Kaleidoscope promises to be a bigger and better event than before, with over 45 artisans situated on the grounds of Fields on West Lake. The Fields barn and pastoral property, that includes a pond with fountain, lend a gorgeous rustic atmosphere to the show. Live music, performed by Andy Forgie (and sometimes, friends!), encourages visitors to linger longer, enjoying a glass of county wine while they make their purchases. This year there will be the welcomed addition of food trucks. Visitors to the show can expect to find everything from upcycled clothing to jewellery, birdhouses to garden art, pottery to stained or fused glass, bath and body, mixed media and so much more. Proceeds from the artisan-donated raffle prizes benefit HEAL (Human Equine Assisted Learning) Center. Show organizers and artisans, Connie Yrjola, Barb Forgie and Cara Hunter, recently received a Quinte Arts Council Arts Recognition Award (Group) for producing Kaleidoscope as well as their two other shows The Mother of all Craft Shows in May and Mistletoe Magic in November. Admission to the show is two dollars and it is rain Plein Air Art Festival update NEW this year at Plein Air... Silent Auction runs June 1-7 See the award winning pieces at Dinkel’s Restaurant, June 1 to 7 The finale of the second annual Plein Air Festival takes place on Sunday, June 1, when the work created during the festival is on display at Dinkel’s Restaurant & Courtyard, at 44 Bridge Street East in Belleville. $4,500 in awards is being presented at a public reception, with refreshments and cash bar from 2 to 4 pm. The juried work will be on display at Dinkel’s until June 7. New this year is the Wet Room in the Quinte Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop, 36 Bridge Street East. Many of the artists paint more than the two pieces that they are allowed to enter into the Plein Air Competition. Pieces that are not submitted for jurying will be available for viewing and silent auction on June 1 from 2 to 4 pm, June 2 to 6 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturday, June 7, from 10 am to 2 pm. The silent auction closes at 2 pm. or shine. For more information, visit www.kaleidoscopecraftshow.com. NEW this year at Plein Air.... The Wet Room in the Quinte Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop, 36 Bridge St. East, Belleville, June 1-7 Halloween 2014 The artists arrived in Belleville on Thursday May 29 and painted outside in various locations in the downtown area, waterfront trails and old East Hill until May 31. At time of printing this newspaper, the number of artists entering the competition or those who won awards is not yet known, so this is your opportunity to see the work that they have created and to share in the excitement. Visit www.bellevillepleinairfestival.com to see some of the painters at work during last year’s festival. Summer EXHIBITIONS AT Design-Build General Contracting FINE ART GALLERY May 24-July 6 Robert McAffee, Painting Canada One Canvas At A Time. Opening Reception, Saturday May 24, 1-5pm. Artist in attendance. Upper Gallery. July 5-20 Mary Anne Ludlam cspwc, osa, sca, aoca. A Solo Exhibition of Fine Watercolour Paintings. Opening Reception, Saturday July 5, 2-5pm. Mrs. Ludlam will be in attendance. Lower Gallery. July 19-August 24 Laurie Near sca, Solo Exhibition, Beyond Satori. Opening Reception, Saturday July 19, 2-5pm. Laurie will be in attendance. Upper Gallery. Welcoming New Gallery Represented Artists: •Mike Smith •Tiffany Horrock •Carole Malcolm •Kingston Glass Studio 345 Victoria St., Tweed 613-478-0000 www.QuinnsOfTweed.ca June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 9 Summer exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Bancroft From May 28 to June 29, the Art Gallery of Bancroft will be exhibiting works by sculptor Kevin Hockley, in a show titled Kevin Hockley, Inspirations from the Wild. The opening reception is on Friday, May 30, at 7:30 pm. Hockley, who specializes in wildlife themes, gets many of his inspirations directly from his surrounding environment. His studio is located in rural Maynooth, a short drive from Algonquin Provincial Park, where an abundance of Museum, to name a few. His models and sculptures are on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Metro Toronto Zoo, Lake Superior Provincial Park, French River Visitor Center, as well as many other locations. At the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, he constructed an indoor waterfall and gunite rock wall. From July 2 through July 27, the gallery will be featuring the mixed media artwork of Shelley Beach, in a show titled Sanctuary, with an opening reception on Friday, July 4, at 7:30 pm. Shelley Beach is known for transparent watercolours, acrylics and monoprints that capture the beauty and mystery of our natural environment. Her subject matter varies from Haliburton landscapes to still life to century architecture, but always a sense of harmony evolves from the artist’s profound affinity to nature. Beach says, “There is magic for me in working with fluid, water-based media, intuitively finding balance in line, shape and colour. Making and finding connections is a Horse, Kevin Hockley working on a horse, in modeling clay, which was commissioned by central force of life. My work the Western Development Museum, Saskatoon represents the search for connections and an opportunities for inspiration exists. “There is acknowledgement of mystery. I have been a something mystical in Algonquin that draws artists professional artist for several decades, exhibiting, to paint and sculpt here . . . something that appeals teaching, jurying and most importantly working to all of our senses, inspiring us to capture her steadfastly on my constant evolution as a creative, beauty on canvas, film and bronze,” says Hockley. visual artist.” With his 31 years of experience in museum display, model fabrication, and working with the Royal Ontario Museum as a taxidermist, Hockley has gained an absolute understanding of the anatomy of animals. This understanding allows him to sculpt freely without thinking about proportions, allowing the essence of what he wants to convey to come through. Hockley begins his sculptures by creating a clay model and then making a rubber mold of the entire piece. For bronze sculptures, the lost wax process is used and the sculptures are cast at the Art Castings of Montana foundry. For his works in resin, fiberglass, plaster, or plastic, the material is poured into or layed up in layers to the inside of the mold. The resulting cast is then removed, any seams are chased (smoothed) and the model is given a finish, whether it be paint, faux metal, or even real animal hair. In an interview for the Algonquin Gallery in July 2012, Hockley spoke about how an artist’s study of a subject involves a deeper, more spiritual understanding, as well as an understanding on the physical level. He said, “Perception of a subject aligns knowledge of the physical form with the spirit of the subject …Through interaction and interpretation we are moved to consider issues beyond the narrative.” Hockley’s dioramas and taxidermy can be seen at the Algonquin Park Visitor Center, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Royal Saskatchewan 10 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 Toronto Watercolour Society. Her paintings hang in numerous corporate and private collections, including Veridian Corporation and the private collection of the previous Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Hilary M. Weston. She lives full-time on Kennisis Lake and is inspired by the beauty of the Haliburton Highlands. “Living in the breathtakingly beautiful Haliburton Highlands is the inspiration for my work. Balancing family, nature, community and health is a constant struggle on my creative journey. The magic of using fluid, water-based media provides a means of expressing a sense of harmony with my environment. Working intuitively, I discover connections and establish an identity through my sense of place. Chouette, bronze limited edition of 12, Patterns and 9” high x 6” long x 4” wide, by Kevin symbols Hockley emerge to convey my profound affinity to these life forces,” says Beach. From July 30 through August 24, the Art Gallery of Bancroft will be hosting the 56th Annual Juried Show of the East Central Ontario Art Association (ECOAA) which was organized in 1960 with the purpose of bringing artists together to work and learn and to provide an ongoing arrangement for displaying the work produced. Their membership area extends throughout Eastern Ontario. The ECOAA holds two juried exhibitions each year. One is in October, at the Algonquin Park Visitors Center, which features subjects of Algonquin Park. The other is the Annual Juried Show, which is held at a different gallery every year. The Art Gallery of Bancroft has shown the artwork of many ECOAA members over the years and is proud to host the 56th Juried Show of the ECOAA this year. The deadline for submission of work to the juried show is Finding a Place to Land, watercolour on TerraSkin, 25 x 17.5 in., by Shelley Beach Friday, June 27, 2014 (work must be emailed or postmarked by that date). Visit Beach is a popular watercolour and acrylic instructor www.ecoaa.ca for more information. throughout Durham region and beyond. Since 2009, she has taught watercolour and acrylic classes at The opening reception for the show is Friday, Fleming College, Haliburton School of the Arts. August 1, at 7:30 pm. Her work is mainly water-based but ranges from The Art Gallery of Bancroft is located at 10 Flint traditional watercolour to experimental mixed media Avenue, Bancroft. For more information, contact the and monotype. gallery at 613-332-1542, [email protected] or Beach is a Drawing and Painting major, an honour www.artgallerybancroft.ca. graduate of Ontario College of Art & Design in 2004 and a silver level signature member of the Summer in the John M. Parrott Art Gallery by Susan Holland, curator As I write this at the beginning of May, and see a hint of the summer to come, I invite you to join us at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery on the third floor of the Belleville Library, to enjoy some summer art shows, participate in some workshops and studios and sing along to an early summer concert! On Saturday, June 14, we are delighted to welcome back the Carpe Diem String Ensemble for their annual spring concert, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Member Gabriella Hamley says: “Our theme is Love, and we have an eclectic selection of love songs from classical, popular, rock and fiddle tunes, all performed with the joy our audiences have grown accustomed to. Come and fall in love!” This gallery favorite will perform All you Need is Love by the Beatles, a rousing fiddle tune about the Scottish Casanova, Tam Lyn, the fiery passion of Bizet’s Carmen, the charming duet of the bird man Papageno and his bride Papagena from Mozart’s The Magic Flute and many, many other selections chosen with Love in mind. While we are revelling in the dog days of summer, the hard-working artists involved with the Rednersville Road Art Tour are thinking ahead to Carpe Diem organizing new work and enticing guest artists to attract us to the tour on Labour Day Weekend. In preparation for this event, the work of the participating artists and guests will be previewed here in Gallery One from June 5 to July 17. The opening reception is on Thursday, June 5, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Come and enjoy meeting the artists and having a sneak peek at what we can expect on the weekend of the tour. In Gallery Two, during the same time frame, we are pleased to host Faces of Cancer 2014, photographic images by Michael Brethour, featured in his annual Calendar of local people who have been diagnosed with a variety of cancers. While not all of the stories have a happy ending, Michael does a great job of raising awareness about One Afternoon, oil by Jinhee Jung this disease by showing us that the faces of cancer are not anonymous strangers, but our neighbours, friends and family. Please contact the gallery for information about the opening reception and any other information. One of the most exciting annual shows here at the gallery returns from June 11 to 24 in Gallery Three! The art of Kindergarten classes of both Queen Victoria School and Susanna Moodie School is on display this year. Having studied artist Paul Klee’s 1928 painting titled Cat and Bird, the students were asked to ponder – what is your pet thinking? The result is a colourful and creative exhibit entitled I am an Artist! Later Life Learning Lectures *Returning in the Fall* From July 24 to August 21, the watercolour and oil paintings of local artist Jinhee Jung will grace the walls of Gallery One. Before moving to Canada, she entered and won prizes at a number of exhibitions in Korea. She says she has been heavily influenced by the Group of Seven, and A.J. Casson in particular. Her landscapes, florals and still life paintings are testament to her talent as well as her love of the Quinte region that she now calls home. Meet the artist at an opening reception on Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Joan Reive is an artist, art teacher and mentor to many of the region’s fine artists. Over the years, Joan has taught classes and workshops attended by many. Joan and Friends is an exhibition of the work of Joan and a group of her students who have been meeting and painting together for many years. She says: “We get together on the fourth Thursday of the month from January to June and from September to November at Maranatha Church to paint and enjoy one another’s company. We paint from 9 am to 3 pm and usually Faces of Cancer 2014, photographic images by Michael Brethour go out for lunch.” If the students cannot think of anything to paint, Joan provides a list of projects to explore as well as books to inspire. Joan will critique the work or provide help if it is needed. Please join us at the opening reception on Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 7:30 pm, to celebrate the longtime achievements of these artists. And of course, while you are here, ask us about what else is going on and have a look at the beautiful, handcrafted items in the Parrott Gallery Shop. Oh - and enjoy the air conditioning! For further information, please call 613-968-6731 ext. 2240 or visit www.bellevillelibrary.ca. Key Pairings on the International Scene with Louis Delvoie Save the dates... Sept 24, China and India Oct 1, Great Britain and France Oct 8, Great Britain and the United States Oct 15, The United States and Pakistan Oct.22, The United States and China Afternoon Tea Thursday, Friday & Sunday, Seatings: 12 pm or 2:30 pm (call for information/reservations) Other Services If you would like to be put on our mailing list, please email Carol Sayeau @ [email protected] •Weddings/Receptions & Wedding Photography •Private Functions: Anniversary/Birthday/Retirement Receptions, Bridal/Baby Showers •Luncheon or Dinner Parties •Business Meetings Lectures start at 10 am with a coffee break and a question & answer session to follow. Gift Certificates available The series - $50 Individual lecture - $15 Tickets available at the door preceeding each lecture. St. Thomas’ Church, 201 Church Street, Belleville For more information contact Diana Koechlin - 613-962-9492 For information and reservations 613‐966‐1028 www.montroseinn.ca 1725 Old Highway 2 West, Quinte West Quinte Readers' Choice Favourite B&B 2005 - 2013 2006 Business Achievement Award Business of the Year Tourism and Hospitality June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 11 C’est la Vie at Arts on Main Gallery by Amelie Koning Five new members and one guest artist await your visit to Arts on Main Gallery, the County’s only cooperative art gallery which exhibits local artists and artisans. We are proud to present this creative group along with new works by our full membership in a show called C’est la Vie, from May 14 to August 11. Maggie moved to Wellington in 1998 and created Wellington Pottery. David writes: “Clay is a passion and a lifetime pursuit. I feel the adventure is going to be a long and happy one.” Quinte Wood Carvers Show. We will also show, as a guest, a local watercolour painter, Michael Flynn. Dayna Law studied architecture and interior design Peter Large, who joined the gallery in February, showed his exquisite ink drawings and finely executed watercolours in our previous show. He said, “It is an honour for me to be a member of Arts on Main and I look forward to working with such a distinguished group of artists.” Michael Herman, glass artist, studied at Alberta College of Art and Design, as well as at OCAD in Toronto. Each of his pieces is made from many hand-cut pieces, kiln-fired at 1000s of degrees. On these transparent colour-fields, layers of glass enamel paints are applied that define line, texture and tonality. Michael says about his new work: “The romance of thick fused glass is the kinetic champagne bubbles and their effervescent interaction with the ever-changing quality of natural light. Natural light is the conductor of feeling in the here and now. No two viewings are the same.” Wellington Pottery, which consists of the couple Maggie Murdoch and David Drown, joined our gallery as one member. This means they will take turns showing their work in alternate shows. Maggie has been working in clay for over 35 years and has also developed a very successful line of jewellery. “My hope is that your imagination is drawn to participate in this journey with clay. My recent work, the Botanical Series, is a direct expression of my love of nature,” says Maggie. David also has a long history with clay. He and Rhino, ink by Peter Large in Toronto. She proceeded to study the techniques of watercolour, experimental and abstract painting under various well-known artists. Her awardwinning work has been in many juried and group shows in Prince Edward County and in Florida. Dayna says her philosophy is “…to dip a brush into my soul and visually express the emotions of personal travel ventures and life experiences through the use of bright colour, intricate pattern and bold texture.” We will show the work of Patrick Hayes, wood turner from Belleville, who will be our guest artist. He has been woodturning for approximately 15 years. His work is also in the Gallery Store of the John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville Library, and has been shown at the Quinte Arts Council, Christmas at Presqu’ile Arts and Crafts Show as well as the Christmas in July Shop, save & support local charities The purpose of Christmas in July, being held July 10 to 12 in downtown Belleville, is to provide an opportunity for our downtown businesses to raise funds for the charity or non-profit organization of their choice. Each business will raise the funds (draws/discounts/percentage of sales, etc.) as they see fit. Summertime can be a difficult time financially for charities. This three-day event is about helping out our treasured charities, getting a jump start on your Christmas shopping and, of course, exploring our downtown. Friends of Downtown Belleville at [email protected] Event and participant updates can be seen on the e-board at Sweet Escape, Belleville. Karen Dack’s books support CMHA-HPE, QHC Parent Child and Youth Clinic, and Belleville Poppy Funds. AMELIE SILKS Handpainted Silks Karen Dack, a local author and a Friend of Downtown Belleville, has arranged for twenty-eight businesses to participate in this event. Some of the local charities that will benefit from Christmas in July are Three Oaks Foundation, Quinte Humane Society, Gleaners Food Bank, Canadian Cancer Society, MADD and Fixed fur Life. So please make sure you mark your calendars for Christmas in July and support your downtown businesses by shopping up a storm. In turn you will be giving an unexpected July Christmas gift to some of your favourite charities and non-profit organizations. between (Wellington & Bloomﬁeld) For more details and updates on event participants, please watch the Facebook page of the Friends of Downtown – Belleville. If your business would like to join in Christmas in July, please e-mail the 613‐399‐3022 Friday‐Sunday 10am‐4pm www.ameliesilks.com www.artsonmaingallery.ca 12 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 15639 Loyalist Parkway Teapot by Maggie Murdoch All our members deserve your attention and we invite you to see this vibrant new display. The gallery, located at 223 Main Street in Picton, across from the Regent Theatre, is open seven days a week and opening times are listed on the website, www.artsonmaingallery.ca. PERFORMING ARTS Be careful what you wish for! Do characters in Grimm’s fairy tales really “live happily ever after”? The musical comedy Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim, is the last production for this season by Belleville Theatre Guild. It premiers on May 29 and runs until June 14 at Pinnacle Playhouse in Belleville. Tickets cost $25. Into the Woods explores some possibilities of what happens to fairy tale characters in the next chapter of their lives. Act I introduces fairy tale favourites Cinderella, Rapunzel, and their princes, Little Red Riding Hood, the Baker and his wife, Jack the giant killer and his mother, the wicked wolf and the ubiquitous scheming witch. In Act II, things start to get grimmer as those who got their heart’s desire in the first act discover that the quest was more exciting than the prize and those who were wronged come back to seek their revenge, including the giant’s homicidal wife. The play is alternately hilarious and thought provoking. The play is directed by Steve Forrester with musical direction by David Farmer, and choreography by Amy-Lyn Van Londersele. Dave Henderson is the producer; Darren Cole, stage manager; Dave Alexander, set design; Sean Scully, set construction and props; Beth Callwell, costumes and Donna Douglas, rehearsal pianist. Some of the cast in rehearsal at the Pinnacle Playhouse in Belleville Theatre Guild’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into The Woods, running from May 29 until June 14. PHOTO BY SEAN SCALLY Moira Nikander-Forrester as the baker’s wife; Nancy Garrod playing a variety of roles including Cinderella’s mother, Red Riding Hood’s Granny and the giant’s wife; Wes Weese as the steward; and John O’Connor as the Big Bad Wolf and Cinderella’s father. Erin Gerard plays Cinderella’s stepmother, David Kidd plays the Narrator, and Tom Higgenbottom is the Mysterious Man. Forrester said he thoroughly enjoys doing musicals, as they provide the opportunity to bring in young people who often return to try out for subsequent musicals in later years. Into The Woods director Steve Forrester intently watching his cast rehearse for the upcoming Sondheim play. PHOTO BY SEAN SCALLY Forrester says that although there are several veteran actors from the Theatre Guild Roster, the cast is predominantly young actors and actresses who are still in school or in their twenties. Among the veteran young actors are Braelyn Guppy (Cinderella), Eric Lucas (Jack the Giant Killer) John Ross Parks (Cinderella’s Prince Charming), Katie Gordon (Rapunzel) and Allison Brant (the wicked witch) who are familiar faces on the Pinnacle stage. Newer youth performers include Cooper Gazley as Repunzel’s prince, Jaime Kristal Lott as Red Riding Hood and the ugly step sisters, Cassandra Bateman and Danielle Dettinger. Three young teens, Kenzie McGuire, Natasha Mullens and Brayah Pickard play wood elves and set movers. Among the veterans are Al Zaback as the baker; Forrester describes Stephen Sondheim’s music as complicated but brilliant. “It has some of the wittiest lyrics I’ve ever heard.” Into the Woods has a special meaning for Forrester himself, who suffered serious injuries at the theatre during the winter when he fell off a ladder. He has struggled hard with his own personal quest to get back on his feet and mobile enough to take the responsibilities of directing the play. In fact, he has fared far better in his quest than a number of characters in the play who don’t make it to the finale! Community Banking & Financial Services 293 Sidney St. 251 RCAF Rd. Belleville Trenton 613.966.4111 613.394.3361 My Credit Union - My Community - My Future www.qcu.ca FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 11AM to 4PM June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 13 QBSC students spring into June with two amazing performances! Quinte Ballet School of Canada (QBSC) is thrilled to bring two great shows to Centennial Secondary School’s stage, that are guaranteed to inspire and delight their audiences! Many hours are being spent by staff and volunteers in preparation of choreography, costumes and props, and the students are busy in rehearsals awaiting their moment to shine. On June 7, at 2:30 pm, the Recreation Division will present Assemblé 2014, a collection of more than 20 specially choreographed works from ballet to hip hop, modern, tap and jazz, created especially for over 100 Recreation dance students. QBSC Professional students make their appearance on the Centennial stage the following Saturday, June 14, for their 7 pm performance in Spring Showcase 2014, which will feature haunting, exuberant and beautiful excerpts from the timeless classic, Swan Lake. Both performances promise to be memorable ‘Dance’ is a series of movements that match the speed and rhythm of a piece of music. Both the QBSC Professional and Recreation students take that definition one giant step further, applying enthusiasm, talent and discipline to their art form, ultimately fulfilling the vision that the choreography and teachers intended. Quinte Ballet School Professional students will bring to vivid life some of the highlights of Swan Lake, and Artistic Director Catherine Taylor and her team have blended their own interpretation with world-renowned choreography from the 1895 revival by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, to present a truly special performance. Seats can now be reserved and QBSC gives a special discount if adult tickets are purchased for both shows. In addition, the school offers a group discount for 10 or more tickets purchased for the same performance. Assemblé tickets are $22 adults, $18 seniors and students and $12 for children 12 and under. Spring Showcase tickets are $25 adults, $20 In the mood! If swing is your thing, dispensed by Canadian A-list musicians wailing away in the best big bands in the land, then go no farther than Trenton this summer. The Commodores and some of Canada’s best bands are swinging into the third Trenton Big Band Festival, July 19 and 20. Sponsored by the City of Quinte West, the In-TheMood-themed third annual Trenton Big Band Festival will showcase big band swing, jazz and nostalgia at its finest. The headliners at the Centennial Park Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 20 are the Brian Barlow Big Band, whose members are among the best in the business on any continent, and featuring Barbra Lica, named by CBC as one of Canada’s top five female jazz singers. Opening the show is the popular Swing Shift Big Band from Toronto, Canada’s busiest big band, whose appearance two years ago drew the biggest audience response in the festival’s history. Festival-goers will also bask in the toetapping, traditional beat of the Ragweed Jazz Band. Food, and wine by Huff Estates will be available on site. Tickets are only $15 in advance, and $20 at the gate. You can get tickets at the festival website, www.trentonbigbandfestival.com or at the City of Quinte West website, www.quintewest.ca. Tickets are also on sale at Riverside Music in Trenton, and Pinnacle Music in Belleville. Barbra Lica The night before Sunday’s big show, the Bellevillebased Commodores’ Orchestra, Canada’s oldest big swing band, will set the mood for dining and dancing in a free show at Trenton’s new Riverfront Square, behind Tomassos Restaurant and the Port Bistro. The Dan Bone Jazz Trio, eastern Ontario’s finest, will provide a smooth jazz nightcap to the Commodores’ show. 14 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 Swing Shift Big Band seniors and students and $15 children 12 and under. For information and tickets, visit Quinte Ballet School of Canada at 192 Palmer Road in Belleville or call 613-962-9274 / 866-962-9274 to purchase over the phone. You can also check out their website at quinteballetschool.com, find them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. All ticket proceeds support the Quinte Ballet School of Canada, which has been an active member of Quinte’s community for over 40 years, nurturing young people in their goal of dance through their professional and recreational divisions. Festival Players’ 8th season Festival Players of Prince Edward County is happy to announce new developments for their eighth season of professional live theatre, including programming for the new Sunday Series @ Huff Estates and the return of the Young Company and Festival Players for Families. Festival Players will team up with Huff Estates Inn and Winery for the Sunday Series @ Huff Estates, a new weekly showcase on Sundays, from July 13 to August 24. Sunday Series @ Huff Estates will feature exciting one-night-only performances, including: Sam S. Mullins’ solo show WeakSauce, a coming-of-age comedy of first times, second chances and third wheels; an evening of improv with National Theatre of the World, Canada’s finest comic minds; John Millard’s Polka Dogs who create unique tunes with tuba, trombone, accordion, banjo and drum kit; Parsons & Morel Make Magic, the award-winning husband and wife comedy team; a bilingual cabaret show Du Coq à l’Âme or Tales of Chris Earl in Radio: 30 Everyday Life, with chanteuse Nathalie Nadon and Michael Barber on piano; and an autobiographical music/storytelling show by multiinstrumentalist George Meanwell. After a successful inaugural year, the Young Company, an immersive professional theatre experience for six youth from Prince Edward County, returns again this summer. The Young Company members will spend three weeks working with acclaimed theatre performer, director and teacher Eliza-Jane Scott, to create and rehearse a theatre production for children and their grown-ups under the banner of Festival Players for Families. This summer’s Festival Players for Families show will be All for Beaver Hats! by David S. Craig, the recording studio. Playwright Chris Earle (Second City alumnus) will star as discouraged radio personality Ron, and Sam Earle (Degrassi: The Next Generation, and the son of both the playwright and director) will play Mike, the faithful recording engineer. Test Drive will close the 2014 Festival Players season under the Grand Tent at Rosehall Run Vineyards in Wellington, from August 5 to 24. Artistic Director Sarah Phillips takes the wheel for Test Drive, the life and times of a car man. Earl loves his wife, children and cars – and not always in that order. He also considers his life to be resoundingly ordinary, except that every ten years or so he sets out on a test drive that rocks his world. Single tickets, subscription passes, and hotel and dining packages, are available online at www.festivalplayers.ca. Nathalie Nadon and Michael Barber in Du Coq à l’Âme or Tales of Everyday Life hilariously telling 300 years of Canadian history in 45 minutes. All for Beaver Hats! will tour throughout Prince Edward County in August, with stops at Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co. in Cressy, Ameliasburgh Historical Museum, Campbell’s Orchards in Rednersville, Sandbanks Summer Village in Cherry Valley and in Bloomfield as part of Live in Bloomfield - A Festival of Theatre and Other Delights. Previously announced for Festival Players is Radio:30, at Mount Tabor Playhouse in Milford, from July 22 to August 3. Directed by Shari Hollett, Radio:30 is a multi-award-winning dark comedy about a radio actor who comes unglued in Festival Players of Prince Edward County is a professional summer theatre company, led by Artistic Director Sarah Phillips. For eight years, Festival Players has brought the beautiful landscapes, towns and villages of Prince Edward County, affectionately called The County, to life through the incredible power of theatre. Whether in a charming church theatre or nestled in the vineyards, Festival Players audiences are treated to an unforgettable theatre experience each and every summer. Flex Passes and single tickets are on sale now at www.festivalplayers.ca. The Empire Summer Music Series Throughout the month of August, The Empire Theatre in downtown Belleville salutes some of the greatest performers in rock and roll history. The Empire Summer Music Series takes place on three consecutive Thursdays in August, with each date Piano Men, starring Jim Witter and featuring the music of Billy Joel and Elton John. The Piano Men is a musical celebration of the 1970s - year by year, hit by hit - from the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. Dove Award nominee and Canadian Juno Award nominee, recording artist Jim Witter and his band lead an expertly crafted tour of an entire decade, that begins with Your Song and winds us along on a musical time machine, saluting two of the era’s most popular songwriters. Rounding out the series, on August 21, are Bernie Jessome and Jeff Scott, paying tribute to The Everly Brothers. Travel down memory lane as Bernie and Jeff take you back to the first time you heard those famous Everly Brothers’ harmonies coming from your car radio … Cathy’s Clown, Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and so many more. Enjoy a single performance or the entire series. For ticket information, visit www.theempiretheatre.com. Bernie Jessome in The Roy Orbison Story having matinée and evening performances. The series kicks off on August 7, with Bernie Jessome starring in The Roy Orbison Story. Bernie Jessome is one of North America’s finest Roy Orbison impersonators. His delivery of hits like Pretty Woman and Only The Lonely reveals an incredible voice range, mirroring the remarkable presence of Roy Orbison. There is always a hush in the room when Jessome takes centre stage as the hit singer/songwriter. The second date of the series, August 14, is The June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 15 Calendar 2014 PERFORMING ARTS May 29-June 14 Belleville Theatre Guild presents Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim at Pinnacle Playhouse. www.bellevilletheatreguild.ca, 613-967-1442. May 23-June 7 The Chalk Garden at the Brighton Barn Theatre. 613-475-2144 www.brightonbarntheatre.ca. June 4-14 Mixed Doubles starring Stirling Festival Theatre favourites Debbie Collins and Dean Hollin with a vaudevillian style show featuring reviews of your favourite duos. www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com. Summer Live at the Regent Theatre in Picton: Wingfield on Ice on June 5, New Kid in Town: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute on June 7, The County School of Dance on June 15, Radio Night at the Regent on June 25, Elvis The Moments featuring Pete Paquette on July 12, and guitarist Johnny Winter on July 23. Tickets and info: www.theregenttheatre.org, 613-476-8416 ext. 28. June 6 The Stirling Festival Theatre presents at 2 & 8 pm - Teen Idols of Rock ‘n’ Roll with a tribute to Bobby Darin, Neil Sedaka, Ricky Nelson, Frankie Avalon, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and Elvis! 613-395-2100 www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com. Summer For a list of summer dates to see The Fade Kings in concert, visit www.fadekings.com or watch the QAC’s weekly arts calendar. June 6-8 The 5th Frankford Island Blues Festival will be held in the Frankford Tourist Park, Quinte West. www.loyalblues.ca. Summer Westben Arts Festival Theatre presents a variety of events throughout the summer, including: Jesus Christ Superstar; An Acoustic Evening with The Skydiggers; Sunday Afternoon with Ben Heppner & Brian Finley; Phantom of the Opera, Doug Leahy & Friends; H’Sao, and more. www.westben.ca, 705-653-5508, 877883-5777. June 7 The Quinte Ballet School of Canada Recreation Division presents Assemblé, 2:30 pm at Centennial SS in Belleville. Tickets: 613-962-9274, [email protected] June 7 Prince Edward Community Theatre presents A Prince Edward Hospice Dance Party! an evening of live music featuring the return of Messenger... with special guests Miss Emily & Chris Koster. Wellington & District Comm. Centre. www.pecommtheatre.ca. June 7 How Great Thou Art, The Story of Elvis Presley’s Gospel Music, featuring Pete Doiron at 7:30 pm at the Land O’Lakes Curling Club, St. Joseph St., Tweed. Tickets: 613-478-1129. June 10 Festival Players of PE County presents A Live Reading with Playwright Dave Carley at Books & Company, Picton, 7 pm. Free with RSVP at www.festivalplayers.ca. Starts June 11 The Belleville Lions Club presents Concerts on the Bay Season Opener, 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Lion’s Pavilion at Zwick’s Park. Features Cruisin’ 50s & 60s Band. Bring your dancing shoes. Concerts will run Wed. and Sun. evenings. For a complete list, call 613962-1232 or visit www.concertsonthebay.ca. 2nd & 4th Thurs Quarter Moon Coffee House continues to Sept. 25 at the Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St., Bloomfield. 7:30 pm. Free admission. June 14 The Quinte Ballet School of Canada Professional Division presents Spring Showcase featuring excerpts from Swan Lake and newly choreographed works, 7 pm at Centennial SS in Belleville. Tickets: 613962-9274, [email protected] June 14 Carpe Diem String Ensemble will perform at the Parrott Gallery, 2:30 to 3:30 pm. 3rd floor, Belleville Library. June 15 Moon Songs and Other Stories, vocal concert at Bridge St. United Church, Belleville 3 pm. Elizabeth McDonald, soprano and Rachel Andrist, pianist will perform songs and stories to the moon by Benjamin Britten, Richard Strauss and Jake Heggie. Tickets: Church office, or 613.962.9178 ext. 74, and at the door. June 28 & July 26 Active Arts Studio in Rednersville presents Ila Vann and the Fade Kings on June 28 and Astrid Young on July 26. Full details on their Facebook page or call 613-779-8933. July 4-Sept. 20 David R. Maracle’s Stage Red has 6 concerts planned for the season. www.nativeexpressions.ca, 613-396-2767. L’il Crow 16 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 JUNE JULY AUGUST Café, 216 Bayshore Rd., Tyendinaga. July 8-20 The Stirling Festival Theatre presents Forever Plaid. Take a trip down Memory Lane in Plaid style. Featuring many hits such as Moments to Remember, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Three Coins In The Fountain and Sixteen Tons. 613-395-2100 www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com. July 9-13 Belleville Waterfront & Ethnic Festival including Canadian Indie Music Festival, Main Stage Tribute Concerts, Tim Hortons Children’s Village arts & crafts and interactive fun & educational attractions, Ultimate Air Dogs, Vendor Exposition, Sail Past & Dragon Boat Races. Free admission. www.bellevillewaterfrontfestival.com Summer Festival Players of PEC Sunday Series at Huff Estates (just off Hwy 62, north of Bloomfield) Main Stage season will feature a one-man show, an improvised play, a raucous concert, an off-kilter magic show, a cabaret en français, and some intimate musical story telling. Radio: 30 at Mount Tabor Playhouse in Milton, July 22-Aug. 2; Drive Test at Rosehall Run Vineyards near Wellington, Aug. 5-24. Choose a 3-Ticket Flex Pass, an 8-Ticket Season Pass, or single tickets. Also, Festival Players for Families presents All for Beaver Hats!, a fast-paced, funny and colourful voyage through the history of the Canadian fur trade. Aug. 1-24 at various PE County venues. Tickets $10 each. Info and tickets: www.festivalplayers.ca. July 18 Rotary Loves Kids Party in the Square will begin 7:30 pm and feature The Roots of Rhythm, and Ila Vann and The Fade Kings at Market Square Belleville. Tickets: $10 at the QAC, 36 Bridge St. E., $15 at the door. July 19 & 20 The Commodores and some of Canada’s best bands, including the Brian Barlow Big Band, are swinging into the third Trenton Big Band Festival. Info: www.trentonbigbandfestival.com July 20-Aug. 10 Music at Port Milford Chamber Music Festival and Summer School in PE County. Faculty Artist Series, Saturday Evenings at St. Mary Magdalene, Picton. Student Performances on Sundays at 2. Free Music in the Street, July 19 & Aug. 2, 10-12 noon. See ad pg. 2. Tickets at door and www.mpmcamp.org. Aug. 6-16 The Stirling Festival Theatre presents Footloose The Musical. 613-395-2100 www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com. Aug. 7, 14, 21 The Empire Summer Music Series: Bernie Jessome stars in The Roy Orbison Story on Aug. 7, The Piano Men starring Jim Witter on Aug. 14, and The Everly Brothers Tribute on Aug. 21. 613-969-0099, www.theempiretheatre.com. Aug. 13-17 PE County Jazz Festival: Jazz Gala on Aug. 13, Tribute to Dave Brubeck on Aug. 14, Remembering Jim Hall on Aug. 15, Renee Rosnes Quartet and David Braid on Aug. 16 and Gershwin in Blue on Aug. 17. 613476-8416, www.pecjazz.org. VISUAL ARTS May 28-June 29 Art Gallery of Bancroft presents sculptor Kevin Hockley, Inspirations from the Wild, opening reception May 30, 7:30 pm. www.artgallerybancroft.ca. May 29-June 7 The second annual Belleville-on-theBay-of-Quinte Plein Air Festival. www.bellevillepleinairfestival.com. The work created will be on display at Dinkel’s Restaurant, 44 Bridge St. E. June 1-7. Public reception June 1, 2-4 pm. May 31-July 6 The Colborne Art Gallery presents guest artists, Weavers Unlimited, with new works by gallery members. www.thecolborneartgallery.ca, 905-355-1798. May 17-June 16 Oeno Gallery continues the solo exhibition of work by Andrew Lui. www.oenogallery.com. May 24-July 6 Quinn’s of Tweed presents Robert McAffee, Painting Canada One Canvas At A Time. 345 Victoria St., Tweed. www.QuinnsOfTweed.ca. Summer Janet B Gallery & Studios, 9 Divison Blvd, Consecon. New art to wear, explorations in hand painting of silk dresses and tops; outdoor deck & patio art, fine art reproduction installations; work by Studio G Group including photography exhibit by Gabi von Gans. Glass carvings from the CFM Design Studio collection. Baroque style realism, graphite drawings, miniatures and new digital imagery by Rolf Busch. Miniature mobiles, hand painted in acrylic by Diane Woodward. Stained glass wall hangings in antique window and door frames from local heritage buildings by Brian Empson. Thurs-Sun 10am5pm. 613-965-5698, www.janetbattalio.com. May 14-Aug. 11 Arts On Main Gallery, C’est la Vie features Peter Large, Michael Herman, Maggie Murdoch, David Brown, Dayna Law, Michael Flynn and Patrick Hayet. 223 Main St., Picton. June 5-July 17 The artists of the Rednersville Road Art Tour will preview their work at the Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville Library. Opening reception June 5, 6-7:30 pm. 254 Pinnacle St., 613-968-6731 x2240. June 5-July 17 Michael Brethour’s Faces of Cancer 2014 at the Parrott Gallery. Opening reception June 12, 6-7:30 pm. June 7 Art in the Yard, a sale of paintings and wall hangings by artist Joan Reive from 10 am-4 pm at 12 Kente Court, Quinte West. June 9-27 Celebrating Success, an exhibition of artwork by Brain Injury Survivors is on display in the gallery corridor of the Parrott Gallery. Opening reception June 12, 4-6 pm. June 11-24 I Am An Artist, an exhibition of work by Kindergarten students from Queen Victoria and Susanna Moodie Public Schools at the Parrott Gallery. Opening reception June 11, 1-2:30 pm. June 17-Aug. 9 Gallery One-Twenty-One presents featured fabric artist Anne Fales and guest contemporary artist Janice Teare. June 19-Aug. 29 QAC’s Art in the Community summer show features the artists from the Rednersville Road Art Tour at the QAC Gallery. Work by Jan Atkinson, Olivia Ste. Marie, Robert Tokley and Doris Scott will hang in other venues. See article page 4. Opening reception June 19, 4-7 pm at 36 Bridge St. E., Belleville. June 21 St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Milford will host an exhibition and sale of art featuring works by such artists as Virginia Mitchell, Nell Lamarsh, Edward Cronk, and John Bondrager, among others, 2 to 4 pm. Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward- Hastings. Info: Sylvia Draaistra, 613-969-1415, Ex. 207, www.habitatpeh.org. June 21-Aug. 31 Mad Dog Gallery 525 County Road 11, Prince Edward County presents Celia Sage, June 21July 13 and Rosmary Brown, Aug. 9-31. www.maddoggallery.ca. June 28-July 1 Artfest Kingston, Canada Day Weekend, at City Park in Kingston, 10 am to 6 pm daily. 150 artists and artisans, workshops, live theatre and music, stilt dancers and more. www.artfestkingston.com. Free admission. June 30-Aug. 31 Mad Dog Gallery & Closson Chase Vineyards, 629 Closson Road, PEC will show work by Andrew King, June 30-July 31 and Susan Wallis Aug. 131 at Closson Chase Winery. July 2-July 27 Art Gallery of Bancroft features mixed media artwork of Shelley Beach. Opening reception July 4. www.artgallerybancroft.ca. July 5-20 Quinn’s of Tweed will show A Solo Exhibition of Fine Watercolour Paintings by Mary Anne Ludlam. Opening Reception July 5, 2-5pm. Artist in attendance. www.QuinnsOfTweed.com. July 11-13 Visit Carla Miedema’s studio at 1074 Little Pond Rd., Gaile & Trevor Bethell at 1005 Fosters Lane, and Barb Mendham at 168 Sheldrake Lake Road during the Cloyne Studio Tour. 613-336-8860. Admission is free. July 12-Aug. 17 The Colborne Art Gallery presents a Juried Exhibition of submissions from established and emerging artists. Opening reception: July 12, 2- 4 pm. 51 King St. E., Colborne. July 15-Sept. 6 Belleville Art Association Gallery presents its annual One-By-One Show and Sale. Opening reception July 17, 4 to 7 pm, will also celebrate the gallery’s 10th anniversary. July 18 A showcase of the talented artists of Arts Quinte West will be in downtown Trenton, 11 am to 4 pm. 613392-7635, www.artsquintewest.ca. July 19-Aug. 24 Quinns of Tweed will show Beyond Satori, Solo Exhibition by Laurie Near. Opening reception July 19, 2-5 pm. Artist in attendance. In the Upper Gallery. July 19 Art in the Park is an outdoor art festival held in Henry St. Park in Stirling, 10 am to 4 pm. Interested artists can contact Andre to participate, 613-920-0010. July 24-Aug. 21 The John M. Parrott Art Gallery presents watercolour and oil paintings of local artist Jinhee Jung in Gallery One. In Gallery Two, Joan and Friends is an exhibition of the work of Joan Reive and a group of her students. Opening reception on July 24, 6 to 7:30 pm. July 25-27 The Friends of Bon Echo Provincial Park invite you to the annual Bon Echo Art Exhibition and Sale. 613-336-0830. July 30-Aug. 24 Art Gallery of Bancroft hosts the 56th Annual Juried Show of the East Central Ontario Art Association. Opening reception Aug. 1. www.artgallerybancroft.ca. Aug. 1-10 A Summer Affair at the Gates Art Gallery on Presquile Parkway in Brighton. Impressive works by local artists. Just outside the entrance to the Park. Showcasing: Betty Anne Smith, woodturning; Chris Windebank, photography; Carol Saucier, watercolour; Doris Scott, oil; Helen Van Poorten, jewellery and glass; Susan Moshynski, caricatures; Anita Gutteridge, painted pillows. Opening reception Aug. 1, 6:30 to 9 pm. Aug. 2 Kiwanis Club of Tweed and The Tweed and Area Arts Council will hold Art in the Park. Aug. 8-10 Cloyne Showcase of arts and crafts at the North Addington Education Centre. 613-473-4063. Aug. 12-Sept. 27 Gallery One-Twenty-One presents featured artist Linda Barber and guest artists Aileen Hern and Jane Eaton Sanders. Aug. 22-24 26 Atlantic Crossings is a collaboration with the PEC Studio Tour and 26, a British writers’ organization. At Books and Company in Picton. Free admission, meet the artists. Aug. 24 We Create Artisan Events presents the third annual Kaleidoscope... A Celebration of Craft and Design Show 10 am to 4 pm at Fields on West Lake barn in Bloomfield. This indoor/outdoor show features over 45 artists and artisans, live music, local food vendors and a licensed bar. Items generously donated by the artisans will be raffled off with the proceeds benefitting the local equine therapy organization, HEAL with Horses. Admission: $2 adults, kids free. Rain or shine. www.kaleidoscopecraftshow.com WORKSHOPS To June 18 Weekly swing dance lessons at The Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield. Bring your partner or come by yourself. Wednesdays starting Apr. 30 to June 18. Lessons at 7:30 pm; dance at 8 pm. Admission: $5 per person per week at the door, pre-registration not required. Light refreshments available. Info: [email protected] [email protected] Workshops with Donna Bonin: Explore Abstraction in Watercolour, June 7-8 at Back-in-Time Gallery; Watercolour Basics for Beginners Only, May 26-June 23, 1-3:30 at Back-in-Time Galllery; On Location Sketching and Painting in the Oak Hills, July 8-11 (attend all 4 or individual days); Autumn Colours at Bridgewater Retreat, Oct. 3-6, focus on atmosphere and mood in landscape, details at www.donnabonin.ca; Paint in Southern France, May 8-23, 2015. 613-395-5959 or [email protected] June Loyalist Summer Art Classes: Oil Painting, Traditional with Doug Purdon; A Colour Filled Paint Escape with Claudia Jean McCabe; Waldorf Inspired Cloth Doll with Monika Aeibischer; Rug Hooking with Plaid with Carol Shewan. To register, call 613 969-7900. Visit loyalistfocus.com for full details. Andrew Csarfordi is offering his two-day Encaustic Painting Workshops in PE County. $395 includes a workbook, all materials, one picture frame supplied (set size) for one completed piece of art (per person), light refreshments and snacks. One-Day Workshops available. 613-393-1572 www.andrewcsafordi.com. Sketching with Ink and Watercolour, Pastels – workshops at Cranston Gallery in Bloomfield. www.cranstongallery.com. Elizabeth Hutchison offers ongoing classes in traditional oil painting in Carrying Place Tuesday mornings. Toronto Sketchbook, Watercolor Sketch Workshop: July 12, 10 am-3 pm. 1-day workshop in watercolor in Toronto’s colorful Chinatown and Kensington Market. Lunch included. [email protected] June 12-15 Light and Dark: Charcoal, Pastel and the Human Figure workshop, with Bill Tomlinson at Loyalist College, Thurs. to Sun., 9 am to 4 pm. www.loyalistfocus.com. Register Camera & Photo Courses with Instructor Peggy deWitt. Photo Workshops Series at The Grange Winery, June 13, Sept 12 & Oct 10, 10 am to 2 pm. $65 each, 613-476-1099 www.peggydewitt.com. June 29-July 18 The Quinte Ballet School of Canada will hold a 3-week Dance Intensive for professional and open programs, with QBSC faculty and guests. 613-9629274, [email protected] 2nd Tuesdays Visual artists are welcome to bring their supplies to the Parrott Gallery 10 am to 1 pm for the Open Studio Tuesdays program. This unstructured program is a great place for both the novice and experienced artist to get together to create. 613-968-6731 x2240 [email protected] 3rd Thurs. The Drawing Room offers non-instructional studio sessions to encourage the traditional practice of drawing and painting the human figure from a draped model, 2-4 pm, Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville Library. 613-968-6731 ext. 2240. Register now Andrew Csafordi is offering two Dragons and Graffiti Art Workshops for kids ages 10 to15, from July 14 to 18, and July 28 to August 1, from 9 am to 4 pm, at the Bloomfield Centre for Creativity, 3 Stanley Street in Bloomfield. Register: 613-393-1572, [email protected] Register Quinte Ballet School of Canada Recreation Division classes start early Sept. Pre-registartion begins late Aug. 613-962-9274 ext. 23, [email protected] CALLS FOR ENTRY Deadline June 6 The member artists of The Colborne Art Gallery invite artists to participate in their second annual juried exhibition, showcasing emerging and established artists. The show will run July 12-Aug. 17. They welcome submissions from all visual art forms. Complete application information at www.thecolborneartgallery.ca. Deadline July 1 Shelter Valley Folk Festival seeks participants for the Labour Day weekend festival. Apply to participate at the Artists, Wellness and Sustainable Living Village by sharing your creations and knowledge. The Local Songwriters Showcase for aspiring musicians and songwriters is also seeking participants. Shelter Valley invites songwriters of all ages to apply to their juried showcase. Ten Finalists will perform live, with three chosen to take to the stage at the 2014 Festival. Original songs are essential. Guidelines www.sheltervalley.com. Deadline June 3 Apply online www.kaleidoscopecraftshow.com to the third annual Kaleidoscope… A Celebration of Craft and Design ‘hand-crafted’ artisan event being held on Aug. 24 at Fields on West Lake in PE County. Applications will be accepted and juried in all artistic media including edibles. Indoor and outdoor spaces available. June 7 Rock’n the Porch at Hand Works in Bloomfield will feature art, craft, vendors, food carts, music by The Tilly Buggers, and more. 1 to 4 pm. Calling all artists and crafters. For a fee of $10 you can reserve a space on the lawn for this event. Come prepared for all weather. [email protected], 613 393 3888. Deadline end of June Call for Submissions: the Hastings & Quinte Cultural Plan Roundtable would like to use your artworks in their promotional material. All images will remain property of the artist and credit will be given to the artist. Please submit high quality digital images with titles to Rachel at [email protected] or call 613-885-9840 for more information. Early submissions appreciated for preliminary documents. If you’d like to submit images of your artwork to Nu Work Magazine, email [email protected] They showcase contemporary work by accomplished professional artists working in a variety of media. Belleville Choral Society welcomes new members from teens to seniors. Practices resume Monday evening, Sept. 8 at St. Thomas Church in Belleville. [email protected], 613-779-0691. The Bay of Quinte Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is looking for women who love to sing fourpart harmony. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Quinte Gardens, 30 College St. W, Belleville. No need to read music. 613-779-1009, bayofquintechorus.webs.com. FILM June 11 The Quinte Film Alternative members-only season finale film is Algonquin. 7 pm at the Empire Theatre. www.quintefilmalternative.ca. HERITAGE June 1 Decoration Day at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. Memorial service in stone chapel at 2 pm. Guided walking tour of the cemetery following service. 613-4763511 www.GlenwoodCemetery.ca. stay at the Merrill Inn. Visit heritage sites, with lunch and shopping in Bloomfield, a visit to The Black Prince Winery. Return transportation to Napanee is provided by Franklin Coach Lines. $545/pp based on double occupancy. [email protected] www.brigantine.ca. June 22 The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Quinte Branch will tour the limestone buildings of Kingston. Meet at City Hall, 2 pm. 613-968-7605. June 24 Hastings County Historical Society presents A Tribute to Gerry Boyce, Mr. History of Belleville & Hastings County. Cocktail reception at Sans-Souci Banquet Room, 240 Front St., Belleville, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets at $20 at QAC (36 Bridge St. E, Belleville) and from Mary-Lynne Morgan at 613-9617091. www.hastingshistory.ca. Summer Glanmore National Historic Site family activities: on July 9 and Aug. 6, 2-4 pm, play Victorian garden games; on July 23 and Aug. 20, 2-4 pm, make and taste delicious homemade ice-cream using the reproduction churn. www.glanmore.ca. LITERARY June 6 &7 Flowertopia Studio presents The Word Is Wild Literary Festival, 9 am to 9 pm on Fri. and 9:30 am to 6 pm on Sat. at The Arlington Hotel, Maynooth. Book fair, open mic, writing workshops, featured readings. [email protected] June 10 Children’s author and illustrator Barbara Reid will read from her popular children’s books and talk about how she creates her fabulous plasticine pictures at the Belleville Library, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. June 22 The Tweed & Area Arts Council presents Voices, compiled by Don Herbertson from the words, thoughts, humour, poetry and histories of some of the seniors who live in Moira Place Long Term Residence in Tweed, as well as contributions from seniors from around the world. Marble Arts Centre, 13 Bridgewater Rd., Tweed, 2:30 pm. Tickets at the door. Summer Purdy A-Frame events: July 5 at the Purdy Library, Ameliasburgh. Welcome reception for Katherine Leyton. July 26, Second Annual Purdy Picnic at the Aframe. Aug. 30 at Active Arts Studio, Rednersville, Richard Turtle’s performance of David Carley’s play Al Purdy at the Quinte Hotel and Katherine Leyton’s video of her summer’s work (howpedestrian.ca) at the A-frame. Early Sept. welcome event for Nick Thran and Sue Sinclair. Aug. 1-3 The 8th Purdyfest weekend will begin Friday with a Potluck Supper at ZenRiver Gardens. This year’s festival will focus on Pauline Johnson and First Nations’ art and history and will include symposiums, readings and other events in the Marmora area. [email protected] ODDS & ENDS June 3 The QAC is hosting a Culture Days Info Session with Catherine McLeod, OAC Culture Days Coordinator, at 3 pm at the Parrott Gallery, Belleville Library. www.culturedays.ca. June 5 new date The Belleville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a debate with local Provincial candidates at The Empire Theatre, 7 pm. June 10 The Quinte Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Parrott Gallery, Belleville Library, 5:30-7:30 pm. June 14 Join the Quinte Grannies for their annual walk, Stride To Turn the Tide. Meet at St. Thomas Church, Belleville, 8:30 am - gentle walk, through parts of East Hill, refreshments following. Dianne 613-968-6110. July 5 & 6 Seven Waves Movement with Roula Said at Wyldwood Sojourn in Lonsdale, $160. Veggies meals included. Roula will share medicine songs rooted in Arabic music, explore ancient myths, etc. maureenwalton.com, 613-396-3262. Register by June 30. July 10-12 Christmas in July, in downtown Belleville. Downtown businesses raise funds for the charities and non-profit organizations of their choice. Calendar submissions must be no more than 70 words, per event. June 7 Ghost Towns & Pioneer Villages in Our Backyard - Part II. Day-long guided bus tour of westcentral Hastings County. Cost $65 includes lunch. MaryLynne Morgan (613-961-7091) or www.hastingshistory.ca. Deadline for the Sept/Oct/Nov issue is Tuesday, August 5, 2014. June 15 & 16 Experience the great age of sail onboard the tall ship, the St. Lawrence II, 70 ft. square rigger. Departs Napanee at noon making its way under full sail to Picton. Hear the rich maritime history of the region, dinner created by Chef Michael Sullivan, and overnight For advertisements, please contact QAC before copy deadline. June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 17 Prince Edward County Jazz Festival Seventy-five artists representing the best of jazz from NewYork, Toronto and Montreal will entertain in nearly 30 venues across the County during the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, from August 12 to 17. It’s the strongest program yet in the festival’s 14-year history. Rhapsody in Blue, the County Jazz Fest will delight those who prefer all jazz, all the time! The recent passing of legendary pianist Dave Brubeck has prompted a festival tribute. Brubeck’s innovative album Time Out, which featured Paul Desmond on alto sax (Take Five), will be performed in its entirety by alto saxophonist Remi Bolduc’s Montreal quartet. The following concerts all take place at the Regent Theatre, at 8 pm: on Thursday, August 14, a Tribute to Dave Brubeck, featuring the Remi Bolduc Quartet; on Friday, August 15, Remembering Jim And a wonderfully unique tribute has been planned in the wake of the death late last year of guitarist Jim Hall. Four of Canada’s top guitarists, Reg Schwager, Rob Piltch, Lorne Lofsky, and David Occhipinti, will acknowledge the contributions to jazz of ‘Master’ Hall. Russ Little From Canadian-born pianist Renee Rosnes and her all-world quartet, which will have played in New York and around the world in the months leading up to the festival, to a 90th anniversary performance by pianist David Braid of George Gershwin’s landmark The Wednesday, August 13 kickoff jazz gala will be presided over by a quintet consisting of the world’s finest – Canadian Alisters with names like Basso, Little, Alexander, Botos, and Barlow. The Jazz Gala Quintet, featuring Guido Basso and Russ Little, will be at Huff Estates Winery, with Robi Botos, Scott Alexander, and Brian Barlow for an evening that starts with wine tasting at 5 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by the concert at 8 pm. David Braid Hall, with Reg Schwater and Lorne Lofsky; on Saturday, August 16, the Renee Rosnes Quartet performs, with Lewis Nash, Peter Washington and Jimmy Greene; on Sunday, August 17 Gershwin in Blue – An Evening of George Gershwin, with the Brian Barlow Big Band and pianist David Braid performing Rhapsody in Blue. For complete festival details, visit www.pecjazz.org. Darren Cole’s journey Art has been defined as a vehicle for the expression or communication of emotions and ideas, a means for exploring and appreciating formal elements for their own sake. The nature of art has been described as one of the most elusive of the traditional problems of human culture. It represents aspects of the real world, especially human actions. His films, including White Horses, are a daunting representation of the human condition. His plays provoked local audiences to look more closely at themselves and the world around them. The Palliatives examines the joys and the anguish of palliative care, while I Am Paris Green reveals the toxicity of depression. Of his art, Darren says, “My art, I believe, must breed a hardy impassioned plea – part art as a search for knowledge; part self-disciplined journey that is its own unique journey of discovery through the artistic process. If the artist means to probe ever more deeply for the ardent expression of conscious stimuli, then inflection of our own inner selves may be made abstract.” He believes that we all, in effect, are shaped by art as creators and viewers. The phrase ‘theatre arts’ denotes a fusion of various art forms that produce dramatic actions. Theatre arts have greatly influenced society’s views and history, Darren Cole Art, at its simplest, is a form of communication. It means whatever it is intended to mean by the artist, and the meaning is shaped by the materials, techniques, and forms of the art, as well as the ideas and feelings it engenders in the viewer. Darren Cole, through drawing, painting in many media, photography, film, the written and spoken word, music, dance and the theatre arts, embodies the ever-changing evolution of art in the new millennium. In effect he searches for esthetic knowledge amid the world of exhibition and the subconscious mindscape he believes we all share a part in. As an artist, it is his hope that, with soulful intellect and an enduring capacity to love, his art will suggest an abstract parallel of reality through rhythm and composition. Throughout his years in the Quinte region, Darren has become a published poet and accomplished visual artist. As one of the founders of Third Thursdays Arts and Culture Jam, he introduced audiences to the essence of performance art, melding multimedia and visual art with live performance. 18 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 philosophy, way of thinking, rituals, taboos - all are linked to theatre, as theatre throws light on all these sensitive issues in the form of theatre arts like dance and drama. An accomplished producer, director and actor, Darren has entertained audiences through such vehicles as Godspell, Murder in the Cathedral, and The Glass Menagerie. He will bring his experience, expertise and creative expression to an innovative and provocative production of Dracula – The Vampire Play on Halloween 2014. Shelter Valley Folk Festival announces line-up Shelter Valley Folk Festival’s Artistic Director, Carolyn Sutherland, has made the first of two announcements about performers coming to the annual Labour Day weekend festival, held just east of Cobourg from August 29 to 31. Carolyn said, “I’m really excited we were able to confirm performers our surveys have asked for, and also meet another goal – to bring artists from right across Canada here to Northumberland.” The first performers confirmed are: Ashley MacIsaac, Danny Michel, De Temps Antans, Ennis, Joel Plaskett, Laura Smith, Leela Gilday, NQ Arbuckle, Union Duke, Patricia Cano, Sherman Downey & The Union Duke Ambiguous Case, and The Seasons. A second announcement will be made in coming weeks. Details about the performers, with links to their music, can be found at www.sheltervalley.com. Shelter Valley is also looking for songwriters for its annual Local Songwriters Showcase, held at the end of July in downtown Cobourg. Three finalists will be chosen to perform at the festival. Sutherland adds, “The showcase is about songwriting and it’s for all ages, so we encourage everyone to tell writers they know to visit www.sheltervalley.com for more info.” The festival is also seeking applications from artisans for its juried artists’ village, along with wellness practitioners, and sustainability instructors. In May, Shelter Valley began its call out for volunteers. Each year many travel from right across Canada and the U.S. to participate, with almost 300 signing up to support the festival’s year-round activities as a Registered Charity and Arts Organization. Joel Plaskett SVFF presents a Labour Day weekend festival, an Artists in the Schools program, and Community Concert Series, among other activities as a community organization based in Northumberland County. Ashley MacIsaac So many events to report, so little time to input them, so little room in the paper. 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You can, however, message us to ask if we received it. By-lines: If you wrote the article and would like a by-line, please indicate that. We will make every attempt to include all of our members’ events in Umbrella Calendar, on our website, and in our weekly email updates. But there is no guarantee. Images: Must be high definition and come with a cutline. The Linden String Quartet Saturday, July 26 - 7:30 pm St. Mary Magdalene, 335 Main St., Picton Tickets at the door and www.mpmcamp.org The Tokai String Quartet Saturday, August 2 - 7:30 pm Sunday Student Matinees, 2 pm July 20 and August 3 On the Deck, MPM, 89 Colliers Rd. Milford July 27 and August 10 St. Mary Magdalene, 335 Main Street, Picton Free Music in the Street! Port Milford Faculty Ensemble Saturday, August 9 - 7:30 pm July 19 and August 2, 10-12 noon Main Street, Picton June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 19 Rotary Festival Silver Trophy winners Alexandra Danahy, on flute, was the Quinte Rotary Music Festival’s winner of both the Silver Pitcher for woodwinds and brass, and the Joe Demeza prize for best performance at the Silver Trophy competition at St. Matthew’s United Church Four talented female musicians played their way to some impressive hardware – as well as hundreds in cash – following the Quinte Rotary Music Festival’s 46th annual Silver Trophy competition. Alexandra Danahy (flute), Jeanette Huang (piano), Braelyn Guppy (voice) and Amelia King (harp) were the winners following the April 11 competition, which drew approximately 100 spectators at St. Matthew’s United Church in Belleville. The three adjudicators for this year’s festival – Jacqueline Sadler, vocal, Ian Green, piano, and Ron Gilbert, strings and instrumental – judged the eight performers vying for the top prizes from the balcony of the church’s sanctuary, as they reprised the pieces that earned them the highest marks during the weeklong festival, held at four of the city’s churches. Guppy sang Herbert Kingsley’s The Green Dog to edge out competitors Tabitha Savic and Amy Park, who performed Un moto di gioia by Mozart and Jeanette Huang, Silver Tray winner for piano Amelia Kingearned the Silver Strings award for harp Strauss’s Die Nacht, respectively, to win the Rose Bowl for voice. Eleven-year-old Jeanette Huang performed the delicately beautiful Nocturne in C sharp Minor by Chopin to earn the Silver Tray in piano against Amy Park’s robust Beethoven Sonata in E major (first movement) and Edvard Grieg’s dreamy Nottorno Op. 45 No. 4, played by David Savic. Sole competitor Amelia King’s selection of Carlos Salzedo’s Chanson dans la nuit on the pedal harp netted her the Silver Strings award, and flautist Alexandra Danahy – also the sole competitor in her category — earned the Silver Pitcher with a remarkably adept performance of Henri Dutilleux’s Sonatine. Danahy was also awarded the coveted Joe Demeza Prize, given to the competitor who gives the single outstanding performance of the evening. Each of the night’s winners received a $500 cash prize, and Danahy earrned a further $150 as the Joe Demeza receipient. PHOTOS BY LOLA REID ALLIN Braelyn Guppy who won the Rose Bowl award for voice. This year’s festival, sponsored by the Belleville, Trenton and Sunrise Rotary clubs, drew 115 competitors, ranging in age from seven to 78. More than 300 pieces were performed and adjudicated at the festival, including performances by choirs, bands, glee clubs, parent-student duets and barbershop chorus. Festival chairman John Chisholm said the festival also relies on community support from sponsors, adding he was “very pleased” to gain a new platinum level sponsor for the 2015 festival, Rotarian Rudy Heijdens, known to many for his tireless work as founder and director of the Hastings and Prince Edward Children’s Chorus. Heijdens, who was this year’s gold level sponsor, said he hopes that his donations — $1,000 at the gold level, and $2000 for next year — “will stimulate the growth of the music festival, and perhaps encourage other donors to come forward to keep music alive and well in the Quinte area.” Rotary Loves Kids’ Party in the Square by Carol Feeney You’ve got be in Belleville’s Market Square on July 18 for Rotary Loves Kids Party in the Square. This is going to be a night to remember, with an extraordinary line-up of local talent that you don’t want to miss. From 7:30 to 9 pm you’ll hear an exciting new band, The Roots of Rhythm. They are a Kingston-based fivepiece band playing a unique selection of rock and roll and blues songs, from the 60s to today, that you will remember and want to dance to. Four of the band members graduated from Moira Secondary School in the 60s and were playing in bands even then. They recently became reacquainted and hooked up to play. The sheer love of music has kept everyone keen: Brian Yealland (keyboards and vocals), John Manning (alto sax and vocals), Dave Grant (drums and vocals), and Mark Bishop (bass and vocals). Paul Benny, (guitar and vocals) is the most recent addition. From 9:30 pm to midnight, Ila Vann and The Fade Kings take the stage to keep the party rocking royally. Ila Vann is the kind of performer you never forget, bubbling with energy and full of life. She has been singing since the age of five, performing in a gospel choir with her sisters. Vann has shared the stage and lent her voice to recordings from such luminaries as Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Mavis Staples, Kenny Rogers, and Barry Manilow. Born in New Jersey, Ila found her way to radio and signed a recording contract with the pop music label 20 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 Liberty Records. In the late 60s she had a string of hits: Can’t Help Loving that Man of Mine, I’ve Got the Feeling, Got to Get to Jim Johnson, Your Love, Keep on Laughin’ Baby and Every Living Dream. Can’t Help went to No. 1 in the UK and she still has a huge fan base in England. Vann seems to have been perpetually on the cusp of stardom. Her authentic, gospel-trained voice is right up there with those of many great stars, including Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Marvin Gaye. Ila hit Broadway in 1972 in the musical Inner City. She now lives in the Quinte area, where she performs in clubs, music venues and at festivals. At The Party in the Square, Ila teams up with local legends, The Fade Kings. Formed in 1992, this band has developed a distinctive sound, characterized by solid grooves, compelling melodies and strong musicianship that fuses multiple music genres. Their music is steeped heavily in the blues and R&B, with influences of soul, jazz, roots traditional, Latin and rock. The Fade Kings are John “Jake” de Vries (bass and vocals), Eric Fry (guitars and vocals), Dave Impey (drums and vocals) and Leigh Moore (keyboards and vocals). “The Fade Kings do anything but fade…they positively wail! A solid group of mighty fine musicians, they were a big hit with the crowd at the Limestone City Blues Festival. This band is good! They obviously enjoy playing together, and they do it so well, producing music that you just want to get up and dance to,” states Steve Bartlett, Buff Blues, CFRC-FM. Party in the Square is the finale of the Rotary Loves Kids Golf Tournament, which takes place during the same day at Trillium Woods and Black Bear Ridge. Golfers have a chance to play these outstanding courses and win prizes, then head to the Square to enjoy dinner by Dem Bones and the live entertainment. If you are interested in the complete package, you can register online and tickets are $150. You don’t have to be a golfer or be in the tournament to enjoy the party, as there are tickets available for the party only. Both are great ways to have fun Ila Vann and help the kids of Quinte, as funds raised are used to support many causes, including: Camp Merrywood Easter Seals Camp, helping kids with physical disabilities succeed; Quinte Children’s Foundation, whose vision is to improve the quality of life for local children who are at risk; and The Belleville General Hospital, to help fund special diagnostic equipment for children. RLK Committee Co-Chair, Kelly McKinney, said, “2014 marks our 12th year for Rotary Loves Kids. At the end of last year we had raised $950,000. This year, we will break the $1,000,000 mark! The money stays in the community and goes to great causes, kids, and we are very proud of all of our sponsors and volunteers!” Co-Chair Greg Knudsen adds, “The success of RLK is a reflection of what a giving community Belleville is. I’m excited to be involved and look forward to continuing this event’s success.” Tickets are available at www.rotary-belleville.org or, if you are interested in party tickets only, which are $10 in advance ($15 at the door), you can get them at the Quinte Arts Council, 36 Bridge Street East, Belleville. See you at the party! Westben’s 15th Anniversary Season Westben has announced that its 15th Anniversary Season includes the Westben debut of internationally renowned Canadian tenor Ben Heppner, the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, Afro-pop group H’Sao, Oliver Jones, The Skydiggers and others. Anniversary celebrations begin June 6, 7 and 8 with a concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar. CDHS Music Night will be at The Barn June 14, and on June 15 Sounds of a Better World Concert is presented by the Westben 3 Youth Choirs and the Westben Wind Ensemble and Instrumental Foundations Group. Local pianists gather for a Young Pianist’s Summit to be held at The Barn June 22. The Annual Fundraiser in June takes place at a garden near Warkworth on June 21. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s thrilling music theatre masterpiece, Phantom of the Opera, is performed in a special concert version, from July 24 to 26. The cast includes: Mark DuBois (Phantom), Donna Bennett (Christine), Gabrielle Prata (Carlotta), Robert Longo (Raoul), and pianist Brian Finley. This season Westben launches a new TGIF Fun Friday evening series. Friday nights will never be the same, as some fine performers will take the The summer season opens on July 4 with The Toronto Masque Theatre’s production of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas for three performances (July 4 to 6). Ben Heppner, recognized as one of the world’s finest dramatic tenors, takes the stage H’SAO, Afro-pop group will perform August 3 on July 20, with Brian Finley at the piano. Recently stage, including: Melody Johnson in her critically voted the fifth best choir in the world, on acclaimed one woman show, Miss Caledonia, Gramophone magazine’s list of 20 Greatest Choirs, acoustic folk from The Skydiggers, Celtic music The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge performs from Doug Leahy & Friends, and a silent movie on July 19, under the direction of conductor Stephen screening of The Phantom of the Opera, with live Layton. piano accompaniment. The internationally acclaimed and award-winning On July 10, Westben co-founders Donna and Brian Cecilia String Quartet performs on July 12 and present an intimate evening of musical romances, award-winning Canadian pianist Avan Yu debuts at including favorite classics by Richard Strauss, The Barn on July 13. Yu received international Robert and Clara Schumann, and Frederic Chopin. attention after his masterful musical skills earned This concert opens Brian’s Picks, Thursday evening him first place in the 2012 Sydney Piano ‘Try-It-You’ll-Like-It’ gems. The series also includes Competition. At the age of 26, he has already chamber jazz ensemble Shannon Graham & the established himself as one of the world’s finest Storytellers on July 17 and the return of two-time pianists. Juno award-winning cellist, bassist and composer Andrew Downing and Friends on July 31. Westben welcomes the 3-Divas on July 27. Three tenors, step aside!! Spend an eclectic afternoon with these three Canadian divas, including Virginia Hatfield, soprano, Joni Henson, soprano, and Megan Latham, mezzo-soprano, as they perform feminine favorites, from opera to musical theatre, accompanied by Brian Finley. Westben celebrates the return of one of Canada’s prominent and awardwinning jazz pianists, the legendary Oliver Jones, performing along with his trio on August 2. Westben concludes its 15th season on August 3, with the debut of afro-pop group H’Sao. This Montreal group combines soul, pop, and R&B with a unique style of a cappella vocals. They will present a Family Workshop at 11 am, followed by their performance at 2 pm. Westben’s delicious food and beverage options this season include: Palate Preludes during performances by the Trinity College Choir, Ben Heppner, Avan Yu and Cecelia String Quartet; Dido’s picnic during Dido and Aeneas, and Jazzy Bites Picnic during H’SAO. Westben will fire up the grill for a barbeque before performances by the Skydiggers and Doug Leahy & Friends. All picnic orders and reservations must be made 24 hours in advance and barbecues purchased 36 hours in advance. Bringing culture and nature together in a beautiful setting, Westben‘s magnificent 400-seat timberframe barn opens onto a stunning meadow, surrounded by the beautiful hills of Northumberland County. The barn stage has hosted an incredible array of renowned Canadian and international artists, from full symphony orchestras and choruses to chamber music and soloists. For tickets and a complete list of performances at Westben, please visit: www.westben.ca or call 1705-653-5508 or toll-free 1-877-883-5777. June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 21 FILM Rednersville International Film Festival by Jeff Keary The first ever Rednersville International Film Festival (RIFF) opened to a full house with everyone’s favourite concert movie, The Last Waltz, in record producer and original sound engineer Rob Fraboni’s personal and definitive two-channel audio mix. To help things along, Tenor Audio contributed their stunning amplifiers and Tetra Speakers provided their premium 606 ‘listening instruments’. Rob had added a special treatment to the soundtrack called RealFeel, which smoothes out the digital audio signal to produce a more vinyl like sound. It would be no understatement to say that jaws literally dropped at the sound quality, with this top of the line equipment in a divine acoustic space. Afterwards, Rob enthralled the audience with a Q and A and stories about Martin Scorsese and The Band. During the week, movies were shown to raise funds for the Blues in The Schools organization. On May 3, we were treated to Pacing the Cage, about Bruce Cockburn, with both Bernie Finkelstein and Joel Goldberg taking Q and A. Afterwards, the Frere Brothers, who somehow became a quintet, engaged the audience with some of Bruce Cockburn’s songs. Another packed house thoroughly enjoyed a great evening and raised almost $2000 for the Ostrander Point Appeal Fund. The concluding event of RIFF was a live recording Approximately a quarter-million dollars of top Canadian hi fi from Tenor Audio, who supplied amplification and Tetra Speakers, who supplied their 606 listening instrument. From left, Jacques Pilon (Tenor), Wolf Kastenberger, Jeff and Tracey Keary (all of Active Arts) Rob Fraboni (wearing hand painted tie by Jeff Keary) Jim Fairhead (Tenor) and Adrian Butts (Tetra). of River City Junction by the master of sound himself, Rob Fraboni, with our friends at Shure sending us their very best microphones. After a few challenges, a very fine recording was achieved and Rob Fraboni has taken the recording back to mix and master. Watch this space for Redenersville Records’ first release! To keep up-to-date with activities at Active Arts Studio, please like us on Facebook and see our sparkley new website, www.activeartsstudio.com. Also, we answer the phone, 613-779-8933, and we do return calls. The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie critique by Chris Bauer The Grand Budapest Hotel is an inspired and carefully crafted fantasy-comedy that oozes charm and, in my opinion, would be phenomenally difficult to dislike. On the surface it is a fairly straightforward romp and primarily story-driven, but the animated characters, exceptional writing, frequent injections of humour, astonishing visuals and great stylistic flair make it a palpable pleasure to watch from start to finish. It is light-hearted, funny and bright, and is commendable in its dedication to this aesthetic, but does leave room for emotional weight when strictly necessary. are so well-developed, these moments do make a meaningful impression and their scarcity can be easily forgiven. This film owes much of its appeal to the visually marvelous sets and picturesque landscapes that fill the backdrop of literally every minute of screentime; each shot is organized with absolute precision, to the point that one walks out of the theatre feeling as though they have just taken a tour through a museum of Renaissance high-art. The carnival-inspired colours of the Grand Budapest in particular are dazzling: sun-struck yellows and candy-apple reds leap off of the screen and give the The plot is fast-paced and mostly linear - primarily hotel a lively atmosphere that would be hard to following the two main protagonists throughout forget. Furthermore, this film is unique in one visual hence, it relies on a diverse and charismatic cast of respect: it is supporting entirely characters to keep symmetrical. it compelling. Each Nearly every shot character has his or features a her (mostly his) symmetrical unique personality, background with owing largely to the vertical axis of the film’s the symmetry in abundance of the exact center of talented character the frame - when actors: there are background good guys, bad symmetry is not guys, and guys available, the who are there just camera is to meet their invariably at obligations, but cardinal angles to each leaves his the actors. This mark and none are A scene from The Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes works to the glossed over. benefit of the film by allowing the audience to The humour of the film does not rely on any specific experience the magnificent buildings and their formula, drawing from a mixed bag of dry wit, intricate and beautiful interiors in a complete and character humour, situation comedy, physical uninterrupted way—cuts are few and far between, comedy, and running jokes that produce many leaving ample time to survey the sets with artistic genuine laugh-out-loud moments. consideration while the action of the actors keeps each shot visually dynamic. Clearly, a great deal of Due to the film’s flippant nature, it has very little time and effort was devoted by its creators to emotional resonance outside of a choice few making this film a visual gem and they have touching moments, that are usually themselves succeeded wonderfully in that objective. subverted with humour, but because the characters 22 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 Thematically (and forgive me for segueing into an analysis but I find this aspect personally fascinating), the film’s symmetry suggests to the audience a standard of perfection that serves as the main promise of the eponymous hotel and against which each character is scrutinized. The abrasive and brutish Dmitri, the main antagonist of the story, is typically in an unflattering position relative to the symmetry of the frame. He slouches. He throws tantrums and breaks things when he is displeased. He is not above shouting four-letter words and petty insults at his detractors. J.G., a ruthless assassin in Dmitri’s employ, is always in the very center of the frame. Although both of these men are clearly bad guys, the difference between them is that J.G. is a hard-line professional; he stands perfectly upright and has a calm and business-like attitude. He gets the job done right. He is organized. Each character’s position relative to the symmetry of the frame is a direct reflection of the level of orderliness or chaos in his demeanor. Even the seven syllables of the film’s title sound like the middle verse of a haiku dedicated to majesty, decorum and symmetry. The Grand (two syllables). Budapest (three syllables). Hotel (two syllables). Needless to say, the symmetrical nature of this film is by no means simply a visual element but informs and accentuates some of the central ideals of its universe. There is a lot to be enjoyed in watching The Grand Budapest Hotel, but I believe its most significant accomplishments are its characters, writing, humour and visuals. It is a delicate combination of meticulously organized conceptual elements that give the impression of having been dreamed up in one delightfully wacky mind and then developed and organized for the screen by a team of dedicated and talented people. More than anything, it is loads of fun, a solid offering with a lot of heart and a lot of style, and it is undeniably and uproariously funny. Although this is by no means a cerebral or intellectual film, it gave me a great deal to think about and the genius of its execution lies very closely under the surface. HERITAGE An evening to honour the original Archive Angel by Mary-Lynne Morgan He taught hundreds, if not thousands, of kids and adults throughout his professional career. Affectionately known locally as ‘Mr. History,’ Gerry Boyce founded the Hastings County Historical Society in 1957 and has guided its development into a vital organization. He has held the position of President at least three times, often for several years at a stretch, and has been its designated Historical Advisor for many years. Throughout the Society’s first 50 years, he led many educational activities on its behalf, to promote awareness of local history. Gerry started collecting materials for a public museum and archives when the Society was established. He nurtured the Society’s museum, which evolved into Glanmore National Historic Site, and oversaw the growth of the Society’s archives into a major collection of local historical documents that became a key part of the Community Archives in 2010. Regularly seen wearing his black T-shirt proclaiming ‘Archives Are Forever,’ Gerry is one of the original supporters of the need for a Community Archives. Clearly one of our leading citizens - an educator, historian, lecturer, author, member of Belleville City Council and many other civic bodies, Gerry has made a unique contribution to this region. Recognized by provincial bodies such as the Ontario Historical Society and the Ontario Heritage Foundation, he is often sought out by reporters, researchers and authors when background historical information is needed. The author of many publications and books such as Belleville, A Popular History (2008) and Historic Hastings (1967), which are the definitive histories of this region, Gerry is presently finishing up the final details of Volume 2 of Historic Hastings, to be published this year. This second volume will document the last four decades. No one has done a better job of keeping history alive for the citizens of this region. With that in mind, the Directors of the Hastings County Historical Society are planning an evening to honour the many contributions that Gerry Boyce has made to the people of the City of Belleville and the County of Hastings. The cocktail reception will include light refreshments, a cash bar, entertainment and the chance to thank Gerry personally for all that he has done for this area. It will take place at the Sans-Souci banquet room, 240 Front Street, Update from Glanmore National Historic Site A late-Victorian settee was recently donated to Glanmore National Historic Site. It is a significant artifact representing early industry in our community. Hidden beneath the arm upholstery, the maker’s mark is painted in bold black lettering: “G.S. Tickell, Belleville, Ontario.” Gerry Boyce Belleville, on Tuesday, June 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. There is ample parking behind the building, and a rear entrance from the parking lot. Tickets at $20 will be for sale through Quinte Arts Council office, the Heritage Centre and from Mary-Lynne Morgan (613-961-7091). We hope you will join us on June 24 to honour our favorite historian – our own original ‘Archive Angel’– Gerry Boyce. We’d love to show oﬀ your artwork to the world! If you have visual artwork that would enhance the look of our website, please submit images to [email protected] We can use up to 10 images. A cabinet-maker from Devon, England, George S. Tickell immigrated to Canada in 1857. He chose to settle and establish his furniture business in Belleville. He operated a furniture store at 277 Front Street and a factory on nearby Pinnacle Street. He manufactured and sold fine furniture sets, Landscape-shaped is preferable as the images will be cropped to fit into a 1300 pixels wide by 250 pixels deep space. The originals should be at least 100 dpi. Your name will appear on each image and they will remain on the website for approximately three months. Breakfast room – detail of the chandelier Settee, made by G. S. Tickell cabinets and caskets. He also offered undertaking and funeral services. The factory was in operation from 1858 to 1929 and the retail store closed in 1931. The museum is very pleased to add this fine example of locally-made furniture to the Regional Collection. The settee will go on display in one of the rooms of the historic house. The restoration of the breakfast room on the main level of Glanmore National Historic Site is now complete. The original wall, ceiling and woodwork colours were reinstated. A reproduction plaster medallion was added to the ceiling. Finally, a spectacular six-arm brass chandelier from the 1880s was installed. It looks fantastic! If you are looking for activities for the family during the summer, consider visiting Glanmore National Historic Site. Glanmore invites families to explore the historic house and play the artifact hunt. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am until 4:30 pm. Special activities are planned for Summer Fun at the Museum. On July 9 and August 6, from 2 to 4 pm, you can play Victorian garden games, such as stilt-walking, croquet, graces and barrel hoop bowling. On July 23 and August 20, from 2 to 4 pm, you can make and taste delicious homemade ice-cream using the reproduction churn. Shadowridge Studio & Gallery Glanmore National Historic Site is located at 257 Bridge Street East, Belleville. Learn more about Glanmore, and sign up for the new e-newsletter at www.glanmore.ca. We serve soups, sandwiches, baked goods, pasta and ethnic dinner specials daily, for under $10! 42 Dundas Street East Napanee 613‐354‐0333 Blue Irises: Outside Fence/Garden Art by Tina Osborne Commissions, Outside Garden Art, Animal Portraits, Triathlete/Sports, Botanical and Landscapes. Unique jewellery & painted silks. www.tinaosborne.com [email protected] June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 23 LITERARY The trail of broken hearts Surveying, building and settling the Hastings Colonization Road “In driving along the Hastings Road today, it is one long trail of abandoned farms, adversity, blasted hopes, broken hearts, and exhausted ambition,” wrote C. F. Aylsworth, Ontario Land Surveyor, in 1925. “And the mute evidence of it all is empty, dilapidated and abandoned houses and barns, orchards, wells, old broken-down stone and wooden fences, root cellars and many other similar evidences of having given up the ghost.” The surveying, building and settling of the Hastings Colonization Road, now known as the Old Hastings Road, is the subject of a new book by Hastings County author Paul Kirby. The Trail of Broken Hearts is being published in June 2014. “Charles Fraser Aylsworth Jnr. was describing in vivid and sad detail what had become of the Hastings Colonization Road, even by the 1920s,” says Kirby. “The government had wanted to carve a road out of the rocky, tree-laden land of the northern part of Hastings County to lay open the waste lands of the Crown… for settlement,” says Kirby. “The book shows how the road was surveyed and built. It also tells the stories of the communities of Mill Bridge, Thanet, Umphraville, Murphy’s Corner, Glanmire, Ormsby, York River and Doyle’s Corners, and the people who lived in them,” Kirby says. In the 1850s, the Front Lots, along the Bay of Quinte, had long since been filled, and the prime agricultural lands north of those, now Centre Hastings, were been settled and were actively being farmed. More land was needed for settlers from Canada and Europe who were being enticed to take advantage of the free land which was available. And come they did, by the thousands, these new settlers, but within 40 years, the majority of those who had come to build new lives had left, giving up not only their land but also their hopes and dreams. The scene described by Aylsworth Jnr. is unrecognizable today, 90 years later. Most of the orchards, barns, root cellars, and houses are all gone from sight. The lands have been reclaimed by nature. All that remain are the small cemeteries maintained by dedicated volunteers - the fields of stone markers commemorating those who decided to stay and forge a life in the “waste lands,” and a few hidden vestiges of bustling communities filled with men, women and children who built and lived in shanties and cabins which became, through hard work, homes. The schools, churches, hotels, businesses and homes—in which they lived, worked, prayed, ate, laughed, celebrated and mourned are mostly gone. RSVP to the QAC for the AGM by June 6 or, in other words...Don’t forget to Reponder S’il Vous Plaît if you are planning to attend the Quinte Arts Council’s Annual General Meeting. It will be held Tuesday, June 10, 5:30 to 7 pm in the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, 3rd ﬂoor, Belleville Library, 254 Pinnacle Street. We need you to attend! Hear about the exciting new initiatives, meet new board members. Cast your vote. There will be refreshments, a cash bar and entertainment by pianist Lenore Dixon. RSVP: 613‐962‐1232, [email protected] Poets Among Us Debts Unpaid The breath of settlers’ children warmed our one‐room schools scent of wet wool frost‐ﬂowered window‐panes blank faces waiting to be mapped with knowledge We, their descendants, learned to fashion maps of water, salt and ﬂour moulded Laurentian Shield painted it pink learned about war learned how to think The music of Niagara falls rhythmic from our tongues We feel the Native Spirit of the Past Muskoka, Mississauga, Manitoulin, Nipissing . . . Too numerous to list these gifts that last Though cadence of First Nation names is something we hold dear their land claims go unsettled year after trying year by Norma West Linder New e-books from Donald Desaulniers Local author and retired lawyer Donald Desaulniers has recently published some interesting new novels on the Amazon website as E-Books. Broke, Disgraced and Alone (a Romance) is the story of Jeremy Dunston, a wealthy 66-year-old lawyer who loses his fortune and his reputation when his young law partner absconds with millions of dollars in trust funds. Forced to live on his government pensions, Jeremy must learn to cope with this sudden poverty. His ability to adjust may surprise you. Marty Marcotte’s Revolving Life is an action novel dealing with stalking. It chronicles an ordinary woman’s desperate attempt to stop a psychopathic monster from saturating her life with terror and mayhem. The Lippy Lawyer’s Romance tells the story of Richard Dyck, a 37-year-old lawyer who is cursed with having no proper verbal filter to prevent him from blurting out inappropriate and outrageous comments at the most inopportune times. He meets a woman with a similar impediment and the sparks of rivalry and romance ignite their lives. Flashy Lawyer Slithers into the Other Realm is the sequel to the author’s first published novel, Frugal Lawyer, Flashy Lawyer. Unlike the first book, which was an ordinary story about a lawyer whose amnesia splits his mind into two separate personalities, this sequel is the author’s first attempt at writing a science fiction story. The new novel deals with two parallel worlds, monitored by two aliens, and their plan to find and assassinate the lawyer after he inadvertently slips from one realm into the other. 24 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 The story of the Al and Eurithe Purdy A-frame by Lindi Pierce Although she is a determined woman, and accustomed to getting things done, Eurithe Purdy may well be pinching herself. For the desperate hope that the dilapidated A-frame cottage on Roblin Lake - where she and husband Al Purdy lived some of their worst and best years together and where Al’s legendary career as a great Canadian poet took hold - might be saved from demolition has been realized. Years of grassroots work by area volunteers, coordinated by local educator Michele Lintern-Mole, helped to maintain the cottage and raise funds and awareness. Clean-up work parties by local high school students from Centennial Secondary School, the restoration of the Purdy privy by Trenton High School students, and the famous auction of household effects (who wouldn’t want an ash-tray where Margaret Laurence might have stubbed a literary cigarette?) are part of the local A-frame legend. out in the spring of 2013, and the 2014/15 writers have been selected. On July 1, 2014 the A-frame will welcome Toronto based poet Katherine Leyton, and in August, writers Nick Thran and Sue Sinclair will take up residence for the fall months. The A-frame has been saved, but the ongoing support of the local and national community is critical to its success. So much work has been done. Over the past year, contractor Matti Kopamees has orchestrated the installation of a new power pole and connection to To that end, two working weekends are planned at the Purdy A-frame, Saturday May 24 and Sunday May 25, and Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8. Invitations are being sent to folks already signed up with the Friends of the A-frame. If you don’t get an email, come anyway, and bring a friend. To join the network, contact Lindi at [email protected] For more information visit the Al Purdy A-frame Association website, the APAFA Facebook or the ‘In Search of Al Purdy’ blog at purdysearch.blogspot.ca. The summer of 2014 will see a list of events planned to celebrate the Aframe, its history, and the writers who will now find inspiration inside its slanted walls: July 5 - Purdy Library Ameliasburgh. Welcome reception for Katherine Leyton; July 26 - Second Annual Purdy Picnic at the Purdy A-frame; August 30 - Active Arts Studio, Rednersville: Richard Turtle’s performance of David Carley’s play ‘Al Purdy at the Quinte Hotel’ and Katherine Leyton’s video of her summer’s work On the other side of the (howpedestrian.ca) at the Acountry, Jean Baird, frame. (Tentative: When I Sat editor, literary activist, Down to Play the Piano and founder of the nonPianist-composer Gerry profit Al Purdy A-frame Shatford and his jazz trio Association, spearheaded performing original jazz ambitious awarenesscompositions inspired by the building and fundpoetry of Al Purdy.) In early raising. High profile September - welcome event for fund-raising events in The Purdy A-frame in Ameliasburgh PHOTO BY JOHN REEVES, COURTESY OF APAFA Nick Thran and Sue Sinclair, Toronto and Ottawa, and in October - guided literary walking tour of successful grant applications and generous donations the cottage, completely new wiring in the A-frame, Ameliasburgh by individuals and foundations have moved the and replacement of all the plumbing. Water in the dream closer to reality. The Al Purdy A-frame crawlspace, which threatened the structure, has been You are invited. Be part of the ongoing story being Association, with national and local representation eliminated by perimeter weeping tile and a hardwritten at the Al and Eurithe Purdy A-frame. on its board, orchestrated the purchase of the Aworking sump pump. A collapsed foundation wall Ongoing financial support is critical to the mission frame in 2012. (discovered when the deck was temporarily moved) of the APAFA and the Purdy A-frame writer in has been rebuilt. Rotted barn-board has been Not only has the A-frame been saved, but it is being residence program. Visit the website renewed, windows have been replaced or rebuilt. A restored, and will be welcoming writers-in-residence (www.alpurdy.ca) to make a donation, or sponsor a new water tank and heater have been installed, and a starting this July. The long-held goal of the APAFA fixture. Consider how you will feel to have your ceiling fan has appeared in the A-frame ceiling. has been to renovate the A-frame so that it can serve donation of a baseboard heater or writing cabin as a residence for developing Canadian writers. The But there is still lots to do to create a comfortable ceiling plaque at the A-frame. first call for writer-in-residence applications went and welcoming home at the A-frame. Purdyfest #8: Focus on Pauline Johnson and First Nations art and history This will be the eighth summer that poets will gather on the August long weekend in the greater Marmora area to share and celebrate. Many activities will take place at ZenRiver Gardens in the hamlet of Malone. Other events will be held in the Marmora Library Building and on the Marmora dam. Everyone is invited to all these free events, and all participants are encouraged to share their poetry, music and art. Activities begin late Friday afternoon, August 1, with a Potluck Supper at ZenRiver Gardens by the shaman shack. Free ‘rough camping’ is available for the weekend. made her contributions a century ago. The symposium on Pauline Johnson will be held in The William Shannon Room of the Marmora Library Building from noon to 2 pm on Saturday, August 2. After the Symposium poets, friends and summer visitors will gather on the islet in the Marmora Dam for ANOTHER DAM POETRY READING. Marmora singer/guitarist/poet Morley Ellis will lead off the round robin readings, with everyone attending encouraged to share their art. Events continue early Sunday afternoon at ZenRiver Gardens. Tai Grove is both the publisher of Hidden Brook Press and the President of The Canada-Cuba Literary Alliance. Tai will host readings by these two groups, and there is always time for all poets attending to present a poem or two of their own, whether a member of these groups or not. WORDS Words express Our love or fear, In any language Everywhere. The media, The printed page, Colour our thoughts In every age. Illustration of Pauline Johnson PurdyFest Symposiums have been focusing on the life, art and legacies of Canada’s major People’s Poets. To date, these symposiums have examined the work of poets Al Purdy, Ted Plantos, Milton Acorn, Raymond Souster and Dorothy Livesay. We are working our way back through Canadian history, and this summer we’ll examine and celebrate the life and legacy of Mohawk poet Pauline Johnson, who For further information on Purdy Country Literary Festival #8 please contact Chris Faiers: [email protected], or 613-472-6186. Gathered thoughts Don’t need to end If we share them With a friend. By Nan French June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 25 ARTS EDUCATION David Langlois of Metaphysical Theatre at Centennial Secondary School Centennial Secondary School in Belleville was awarded a QAC Performing Arts Bursary in the spring, to help bring David Langlois of Metaphysical Theatre Company of Toronto. The workshop and performance of Fool’s Gold was held April 30. assignment. As ever, David is an excellent teacher and my students were highly engaged at all times.” PHOTO BY HANNAH SMIT Of the performance, Michele states: “This Company always provides value for money and our student body laughed in all the right places and the overall student response was very positive. The set changes were visually inspiring, as was the high calibre of acting. I always enjoy the Company’s work and their engagement with the students. I highly recommend them! … I would like to thank QAC for their support of this project. It was most successful!” Twenty-eight Grade 10 students participated in the workshop. According to the teacher, Michele Lintern Mole, “It was a great success, as students were given some theatre history notes, practical application of mask work and the chance to create original scenes using gesture and mask. Previous to this workshop, my students had prepared notes on this form of theatre so the workshop really enhanced their experience of this genre. My students thoroughly enjoyed working with David and are now working on a piece in class as a summative Attention: Visual Artists and Educators The deadline to apply for the QAC’s Visual Arts Bursary is Sept 30, 2014 To apply visit: www.quinteartscouncil.org (click on Programs and Services, Arts Education) David Langlois of Metaphysical Theatre Dragons and Graffiti Prince Edward County artist, illustrator and designer, Andrew Csafordi, is offering two Dragons and Graffiti Art Workshops for kids ages 10 to15, from July 14 to 18, and July 28 to August 1, from 9 am to 4 pm, at the Bloomfield Centre for Creativity, 3 Stanley Street in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County. In this workshop, kids will learn to doodle and sketch, to draw and paint characters, learn about grafitti as an art form, learn how to draw cool letters … and more! The five-day art workshop fee is $175 per person, plus HST. This fee includes all art materials. Kids bring their own lunch. There is a maximum of 15 students per workshop.. Developed by Andrew, this To register or for Andrew Csafordi and some of his summer workshop students hugely popular more information, workshop has been offered in the past as part of call Andrew Csafordi at 613-393-1572, email Loyalist College Summer Camp program, and was [email protected] or visit the website, run during March Break at the Bloomfield Centre www.princeedwardcountyartworkshops.com. for Creativity with great success. For parents who require an earlier drop-off and later The Quinte Arts Council’s Umbrella Arts Newspaper, Visual Arts Programs, and Arts Education Programs are generously supported by The John M. and Bernice Parrott Foundation QAC’s Arts Education Programs are generously supported by The Marilyn & Maurice Rollins Foundation 26 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 pick-up, there is a Before and After Care program offered from 8 to 8:45 am and 4:15 to 5:00 pm daily for an additional fee of $25 plus HST. Please indicate if you require this additional care on the registration form. For more information about the instructor, visit Andrew’s website at www.andrewcsafordi.com. Students proudly displaying their creations The Commodores’ Orchestra payin’ it forward: Scholarship Tribute to Bruce Parsons Bruce was Belleville’s best-known drycleaner (Parsons Cleaners), everyone’s favourite boss, trumpet teacher, smiling face, and friend. He was 82 when he died in 2008, but he never got old. He was always learning or experiencing something new...or laughing about it. As a Commodore for more than 50 years, there’s hardly a trumpet player around who didn’t take lessons from Bruce at one time or Bruce Parsons another. One of them is the Commodores’ Blair Yarranton, the instrumental music teacher at Belleville’s Centennial Secondary School. He spearheaded a May 9 concert at Centennial to kickstart an annual scholarship for music students in Bruce’s name. “Nothing would give Bruce more pleasure than for his name to be used to help young musicians move their careers ahead,” says Yarranton. “He did so much for music and musicians in this area. It’s time for all of us to try to keep it going.” Music students throughout the Quinte region will be eligible for scholarships. The Commodores’ are hoping to start by awarding at least one $500 scholarship for the next academic year. Please Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter. These two programs are the quickest ways for us to send out news and notices between Umbrellas. It’s easy to find our accounts, just go to our website www.quinteartscouncil.org and click on the icons. QAC and Hugh P. O’Neil Student Bursaries awarded to four students The Quinte Arts Council and Hugh P O’Neil bursaries are being awarded to four talented students this year. The purpose of the bursaries is to reward students for their superior academic achievement and their active involvement in the arts, both within their secondary school and the wider community, and to assist them as they continue post-secondary education for a career in the arts. The winners of the Quinte Arts Council bursaries are Isaac Kerr and Chelsea Saunders, and the winners of the Hugh P. O’Neil bursaries are Dustin Cory Bird and Cassandra Bald. Isaac Kerr is currently attending the Quinte Ballet School of Canada and Centennial Secondary School. He chose to put these extensive hours into ballet as it is fundamental to all dance forms. He is planning to attend Toronto Dance Theatre to further his knowledge of modern dance, with the goal of becoming a professional dancer. This summer he has been accepted to the prestigious dance school Alvin Ailey in New York, for their summer intensive training program. Isaac says, “I’ve worked seven years to get where I am now and am inspired by the journey I am taking. Dance teaches key skills to live a good life and be successful, no matter where life takes me.” Catherine Taylor, Artistic Director of QBSC, says, “Isaac has the ability, but more importantly the mindset, drive and determination to make it as a professional dancer.” Michele LinternMole, Drama Instructor at Centennial, says, “Isaac understands the importance of the Arts as a vehicle of communication for present day society. I feel he will be most successful in future post-secondary study in Dance.” Chelsea Saunders will soon graduate from Moira Secondary School, and has been accepted into the Fine Arts program at Queen’s University. She has been passionate about creating artwork since she was small, and has immersed herself in different facets of the local arts scene. She has submitted pieces to various art shows, and won an honourable mention, as well as a monetary prize, at the Core’s juried art show in 2013. She hopes to pursue a career in a field that touches peoples’ hearts, possibly in the animation industry or as a professional artist. Mrs. C. Cooper, International Baccalaureate Coordinator and Teacher at Moira Secondary, says, “Chelsea is an excellent ambassador and advocate to celebrate arts in High school as well as in post secondary study. It is very exciting for me to consider where the arts will take Chelsea, or rather, where she will go with her abundant creativity.” Chelsea’s Visual Art Teacher, Rosanne Duke, adds, “She is a highly skilled, highly focused and motivated young artist. She actively seeks out opportunities to challenge herself and develop her abilities further.” Dustin Cory Bird, a talented musician with a natural gift for guitar, singing and recording arts, is currently enrolled in the Regional Arts Program at Centennial Secondary School. He is a member of the Centennial Jazz Band and has travelled with the band to New York City, Boston, Chicago and Cleveland. Blair Yarrington has taught Dustin for the past four years, and says, “Throughout his time at Centennial, Dustin has continued to develop his musicianship and has flourished in the creative environment. Dustin has given much back to the program as well, as he is always involved with both curricular and extra-curricular music performances and is a wonderful ambassador for the Arts Program.” David Reed, from the Music Department at Centennial, says, “Dustin’s talent in recording and his friendly demeanor make him a natural leader and give him credibility among his peers.” Dustin will be studying Music Industry Arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Campus. Cassandra Bald, a student at St. Paul Catholic Secondary School, is currently both taking and instructing classes at Angela Maracle’s Academy of Dance, training for her CDTA Advanced Ballet and Jazz exams. She says, “Through dance, drama, fashion and visual art, I can make my feelings and my memories solid, something that I can share with the world.” Angela Maracle says, “On stage, Cassandra adapts brilliantly to any mood and style. In rehearsals, her enthusiasm is refreshing and contagious, and in class she strives to absorb and apply all that is being taught.” Mrs. Nicole Harrison, from St. Paul Catholic Secondary, says, “Not only does Cassandra work hard to assist her peers and make her school a better place, she also works diligently in her attempts to make her local community and the world at large a better place.” Cassandra will be studying Social Sciences at Western University with a Minor in Dance. At their graduation ceremonies, each of these deserving students will be receiving a certificate and a cheque to the school they will be attending. Congratulations to each of them. STUDIO FINLAYSON BRAIDED RUGS & CAT TOYS Traditional and contemporary designs ms. jean finlayson 613-473-5174 RR#3 Cooper Road, Madoc, Ontario K0K 2K0 www.jeanfinlayson.com [email protected] Beeswax, damar resin, pigments, irons and more. Encaustic Art Supplies 2149 Quin-Mo-Lac Rd. Tweed Ontario, K0K 3J0 www.encausticartsupplies.ca June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 27 Sundays June & July - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. August - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. June 15 June 22 June 29 July 6 July 13 July 20 July 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 31 The Reasons Hard Ryde Bluegrass The Black Family The Commodores Orchestra Ambush Ken Stapley & Lions Country Jamboree Tebworth Brothers Band Cathy Whalen, The Land O’Lake Cruisers Matt Cage & Derek Morris Ken Kovac & Heartland Bill White & White Pine Frank Howard Orchestra Wednesdays June & July - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. August - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. June 11 June 18 June 25 July 2 July 9 July 16 July 23 July 30 Aug 6 Aug 13 Cruisin’ 50’s & 60’s Band The Shadows The Emily Creek Band Ken Stapley & Friends Indie Music Festival Kevin Beanland Band Texas Tuxedo The Kinfolk Band Grandpa’s Goodtime Gang Lynzi Couch & Wrought Iron Roots Aug 20 Andy Forgie & Ed’s Garage Aug 27 Stoney & The Sundance Band Corner Volunteers Needed If you are a visual art fan, like to go to art openings, want to meet and get to know our artist members, then this is an opportunity that you don’t want to miss. Art in the Community Program Coordinator Working with the Artist and Member Services Officer, you will review the work of QAC’s visual arts members to choose works that would be appropriate for each of the five venues participating. The artwork changes over every three months and we have set schedules for when the venues are available. Your job is to contact the artists, assist with the hanging of the work and gather information about the work and bios from the artists for the labels and event publicity. You will be required to be available for two days every three months, during the day time, to help hang the work, plus your time to book the artists and create the labels. Creative flair, plus a driver’s license and vehicle are definite assets. Additional volunteers are also required at each venue to assist with hanging of the work only. Administrative Volunteers Do you like to meet people? Do you have Microsoft Office computer skills and would you be willing to work one or two four-hour shifts during the day each week? Consider joining us at our office and gallery space. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated. Please contact [email protected] for more information. www.concertsonthebay.ca (613) 962-1232 210 Pinnacle Street Belleville’s Finest Reception Facility Call 613-962-1239 for information Bring a Lawn Chair 28 Umbrella June/July/August 2014 SPOTLIGHTS The Mother of all Craft Shows wraps up fifth! Justin Bacchus at The Rex Jammin’, County style: superstar coaching for jazz students Prince Edward County Jazz Festival’s TD Canada Trust Jazz Education Program brought seven of Canada’s best jazz artists and educators to the Picton area, where they mentored, performed with, and evaluated student musicians in a relaxed and noncompetitive environment. Music teacher Greg Runions, from Napanee District Secondary School, says, “No matter the student’s background, they all come away with a renewed enthusiasm for music and jazz playing. This program is unique in the depth of its immersion in the music and the hands-on collaboration each student enjoys with the mentoring musicians - this is really not available at any other festival I’ve been to.” At the final ‘blow,’ the students shared the stage with one of Canada’s top jazz orchestras, the Brian Barlow Big Band featuring Justin Bacchus, in a culminating concert at Picton’s Regent Theatre. Cloudy weather and the frigid cold couldn’t dampen the spirits of The Mother of all Craft Shows’ organizers and artisans, nor deter the enthusiastic attendees. In fact, an attendance record was broken, with over 600 visitors to this year’s show. The Mother of all Craft Shows is an annual juried craft show that is held the Sunday before Mother’s Day, at the River Inn in Corbyville. It features over 40 regional artisans, both indoors and out. This year marked The Mother of all Craft Show’s fifth year and it was celebrated with live music provided by Andy Forgie and his friends, Derek Morris and Chris Dunwell. There were festive balloons, games and raffles with prizes donated by the artisans and cupcakes to go around. The show benefits the local volunteer-run charity Fixed Fur Life, that spays, neuters and fosters stray cats and dogs. This year $1200 was raised and every dollar will directly help the animals. Organizers, Barb Forgie, Connie Yrjola and Cara Hunter are recipients of a 2014 Quinte Arts Council Arts Recognition Award (Group Category) for their annual craft shows, The Mother of all Craft Shows, Kaleidoscope...A Celebration of Craft and Design and Mistletoe Magic. For more information, visit www.motherofallcraftshows.com. Left to right: Filmmakers, Andrew Gray, Adam Gray, and Sean Fritz (worked with the filmmakers) Fly Colt Fly wins Audience Choice Award The first ever Belleville Downtown DocFest Audience Choice Award for Best Local Film went to Fly Colt Fly: Legend of the Barefoot Bandit, by Belleville natives Adam and Andrew Gray during the festival in March. The Gray brothers have written, directed and edited television documentaries about everything from motor racing to health care to the paranormal. Their adventurous approach to filmmaking has taken them across North America, Japan, through the jungles of Belize and Mexico, and to remote villages on the African island of Zanzibar, yet they still choose to call Belleville home. Fly Colt Fly, their first feature-length documentary, tells the story of teenager Colton Harris-Moore, who was arrested in 2010 in the Bahamas after eluding authorities for almost three years, while committing a spree of burglaries and crimes, including numerous airplane and auto thefts across the U.S. The award trophy was created by Belleville artist, Peter Paylor. Get 3, Get in FREE! *Offer expires November 30, 2014. Special offer to all Quinte Arts Council current members If you refer three new members in any category –artist, community friend, business, or group – you will receive your next annual membership Free! Just clip out the following forms or come into the Quinte Arts Council office for referral cards. You know the benefits of being a QAC member. Pass this information on to your colleagues and friends! Referral cards will be accepted at the Quinte Arts Council office, 36 Bridge Street East, Belleville. You can also email us to let us know who you have referred with contact details of the new members at [email protected] or by calling Kim at 613-962-1232. Sign me up! Sign me up! Sign me up! I want to become a member. I want to become a member. I want to become a member. 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Habitat For Humanity Hastings County Historical Society Hastings and Prince Edward County School Board Kingston Symphony Association Later Life Learning - Belleville Lions Club of Belleville Marysburgh Mummers Moira Mat Makers Morning Music Club MusiQuinte Teaching Studio Music at Port Milford Naval Marine Archive: The Canadian Collection The Noteables Old Church Theatre Port Hope Friends of Music Prince Edward Community Theatre Prince Edward County Authors Festival Purdy Country Litfests (PurdyFests) Quinte Ballet School of Canada Quinte Children’s Theatre Quinte Film Alternative Quinte Grannies for Africa Quinte Irish Canadian Society Quinte Living Centre Band Quinte Opera Guild Quinte Quilters Guild Quinte Region Craft Guild Quinte Singers Quinte Symphony Quinte Twirlers Quinte Woodturners’ Guild Quinte YFC/Youth Unlimited Rednersville Road Art Tour Sid Wells, Swell Productions Shaer Productions Shelter Valley Folk Festival Stirling Festival Theatre Town of Deseronto Trenton Scottish Irish Festival Tweed and Area Arts Council Westben Arts Festival Theatre QAC programs are funded in part by these government agencies Business Members Malcolm Brothers Ltd. McDougall Insurance Brokers Ltd. Miss Priss Montrose Inn and Duchess of Montrose Tea Room O’Connor House OENO Gallery Pace Design Peggy deWitt Photography Peter Smith GM Peytan’s Place Pinnacle Music Studio Prime Time Steak House Quinte Business Accounting Services Quinte Dental Hygiene Services Quinte Fibre Artists Quinte Living Centre Inc. QuintEssential Credit Union Quinn’s of Tweed Fine Art Gallery RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Mike Moffat Red Ball Radio Regent Theatre Re/Max Quinte Ltd. Roluf’s Inc. Sand’n Sea Sans-Souci Snap 360 Stephen Licence Ltd. StoneHouse Marketing Solutions Inc. The Blue House/The Upstairs Gallery Thomas Estevez Design Tipper Financial Services Ltd. Travel Specifics Trisha’s Closet Tuck’s Paralegal Services Law Firm Welch LLP, CA Wilkinson and Company LLP W. T. Hawkins Ltd. (Hawkins Cheezies) About Framing Academy Gallery Active Arts Studio Advanced Electrolysis LASER Art For Everyone Bathworks Beaufort Pub Bel-Con Design Builders Benton Fry Ford Sales Boathouse Seafood Restaurant Bonn Law Office Campbell’s Orchards Christine’s Swedish Weaving Christopher the Twistopher Cranston Gallery on Main Cunningham Centre Dancing Moon Gallery Debbie’s Restaurant Deer Creek Pottery Dominion Lending Centres Alliance, Nick Reed Earl and Angelo’s Restaurant Encaustic Art Supplies Foster Park Pet Hospital Funk and Gruven A-Z Glamour Junkie Jewellery Great Canadian Oil Change The Great Deseronto Antique Emporium History Lives Here Ian Stock – BMO Nesbitt Burns Inside Design Jane Simpson Financial Janet B Gallery and Studio Knudsen, Brady, Vaughan Advisory Group Liberty Tax Service Live Fit! Live Life! Loyalist College Mackay Insurance Mad Dog Gallery Ken and Jennifer Madison Welcome new members Artists Businesses Kathy Figueroa Brigitte Frances William Payne Olivia Ste-Marie Bill Dahl Campbell’s Orchards Christine’s Swedish Weaving Encaustic Art Supplies Quinte Arts Council Membership and Donation Form CONTACT INFORMATION Mr.__ Ms.__ Mrs.__ Miss__ Dr.__ Name_______________________ Address_____________________ City_________________________ Postal Code__________________ Tel.#________________________ Email________________________ Website_____________________ MEMBERSHIP TYPE (ANNUAL) Community Friend $40 Artist $50 Member Group $50 Member Business $60 Student $15 ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ARTISTS, MEMBER GROUPS AND BUSINESSES MUST ALSO FILL OUT AN INFORMATION FORM IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE LISTED ON OUR WEB DIRECTORY. FORMS ARE AT THE QAC OFFICE AND ON-LINE WWW.QUINTEARTSCOUNCIL.ORG. 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Fall: September October November 2014 Deadline: Tuesday, August 5 (ad copy Aug. 11) Winter: December 2014, January February 2015 Deadline: Monday, November 3 (ad copy Nov. 10) Spring: March April May 2015 Deadline: Monday, February 2 (ad copy Feb. 9) Summer: June July August 2015 Deadline: May 4 Space limitations: Articles Wordcount - no more than 700 words Calendar Items Wordcount - no more than 70 words Buy an ad in 4 consecutive issues (ads do NOT have to be the same in each issue): QAC members - $3.50 psi Non-members - $4.50 psi What Have You Planned For this yearÊs Culture Days? Premium Place Charge: Front Page Banner - $137.50 for members, $167.50 for non-members Page 3 – add 25% more Back Page – double the price Column widths – 3”, 6.5”, 10” Formats If pre-made, send as TIF, JPG, or PDF. Book your space by calling Carol at 613-962-1232 or emailing [email protected] As a grassroots collaborative movement, Culture Days relies on participation by arts or culture organizations, artists, municipalities, schools, businesses and/or individuals - everyone is invited to get involved. Register your event(s) at www.culturedays.ca June/July/August 2014 Umbrella 31 Umbrella is a great vehicle to help spread your message Advertising in Umbrella is an easy and cost-effective way to reach an important audience. And... despite the rising costs of production and distribution, we’ve kept the rates affordable. The newspaper is 20 to 32 pages. We print 5,000 copies and mail more than 1,000 directly to people who request it. The other 4,000 are distributed throughout Quinte and across the province. Join the Quinte Arts Council and receive a huge discount (more than 25%) on the price of your ad as well as other benefits of membership. 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