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It's official The Battle Kicks off Summer 2016!

It's official The Battle Kicks off Summer 2016!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thirty minutes after the Battle of the Brushes’ first round, they appeared…  An army of sorts, victorious, brushes in hand, having all created “spontaneous” art!  And then – another group came forth, and suddenly we had four winners! A tie for first place, and a tie for second! An historical first! Congratulations to (in alphabetical order) Mary Lou Leitch and Tracey Sinclair for first; and Sandy Brand and Virginia Killin, for second. Tracey's painting is shown above. ..

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Battle of the Brushes

Battle of the Brushes

Friday, May 20, 2016

Every June for the last 5 years, the South Simcoe Arts Council has hosted the Battle of the Brushes.  This year, they will do it again!
Lisa Rosati, (SSAC Coordinator) describes the Battle as “a sport for visual artists”.  She says participating is an achievement in and of itself.   ..

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The SSAC at the Bee

The SSAC at the Bee

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

On April 16th, The South Simcoe Arts Council (SSAC) Wordsmiths won Best Costumes at The Next Step’s Grate Groan-up Spelling Bee!  Dian Bowers was an amazing Queen of Hearts, and Charlene Ryan, an incredible Mad Hatter.  As Alice, all I really had to do, was be there wearing the beautiful blue skirt and white apron that Dian kindly made for me. We effortlessly transformed into Wordsmith Wonderland. ..

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On the Look Out for Inspiration - Interview with Artist Kathie Wright

On the Look Out for Inspiration - Interview with Artist Kathie Wright

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

With the change in the seasons upon us, many of the artists who make up The 2012 Art Map search outdoors for their artistic inspiration. Kathie Wright is certainly one who uses the great outdoors for both photographic research as well as artistic inspiration.  ..

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Natural Inspiration is in Season for Painter and Designer Barbara Pearn

Natural Inspiration is in Season for Painter and Designer Barbara Pearn

Friday, October 05, 2012

Crisp autumn leaves are not only a sign that fall has arrived but it’s also the reminder that artistic creativity is blooming across the region. The Art Map’s  upcoming Open Studio weekend is another fantastic opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside while getting up-close and personal with more than 50 featured Artists, studios & Galleries on the 2012 Art Map. ..

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