Kingston Arts News

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Carla Miedema @ various art shows this Summer!


MAY 1, 2:  10am. – 5 pm.

Come & visit the artists’ studios in Kingston, ON.  There will be a huge variety of art on display and for sale.   Brochures with maps will be available to you at local businesses and from the artists. 

Information:  613-634-8800,  613-336-8860


JUNE 5 & 6: 11am. – 4 pm.

This art show is presented by the Lilac Gardens of Lindsay & the Lindsay & District Historical Society as part of the Tea & Arts in the Lilac Gardens of Lindsay, ON.  While visiting the beautiful gardens, enjoy entertainment, music and the fine art.

Information:  705-328-1941


JUNE 12: 10 am. – 6 pm., JUNE 13:  11 am. – 5 pm.

About 100 artists will be exhibiting their art & crafts in the Burlington Art Centre and on the Art Centre grounds at Brock Park, 1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON.   There will be musical entertainment, food, and artisans working on a variety of art & crafts

Information:  905-632-7796  ext. 317


JULY 1, 2, 3 : 10 am – 6 pm, & JULY 4: 10 am – 5 pm.

There will be 100 artists exhibiting their wonderful work at the Victoria Waterfront Park, Cobourg, Ontario.  As well there will be entertainment and the Rotary Club Craft Festival.  Admission Free.

Information:  905-372-7613


JULY  16, 17, 18, from 10 am.- 5 pm. 

The STUDIO TOUR will take place on Little Pond Road off Highway 41 at

1074 Little Pond Road, Cloyne, ON.

You are invited to visit the studio/gallery of Carla Miedema , and see her impressive new paintings, pen & ink drawings, and other art works.  This is a great opportunity for visitors to see the artist’ studio and artist at work.  Enjoy the beautiful countryside on your drive to her studio.

Nature artist, Carla Miedema, enjoys painting, in acrylic & mixed media on canvas, the rugged landscape and wild flowers around her home in Cloyne.  Her intricate drawings of children, homes, and wildflowers are depicted on handmade papers and various other papers.

Admission is FREE.

Information: Carla  613-336-8860.


JULY 23 : 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.., 

JULY 24: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

JULY 25: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

The Exhibition Theme:    Original Art of

“Canadian Nature, Wildlife or Countryside”

The Friends of Bon Echo Provincial Park invite you to the annual Bon Echo Art Exhibition and Sale taking place at Bon Echo Provincial Park, Hwy. # 41, Cloyne, ON.  This is a juried art exhibition and sale, which takes place in a central location in beautiful Bon Echo Provincial  Park.  About 50 artists will have their work on display and for sale.  Make a day of it and enjoy art & demonstrations, BBQ, snake show, and music.

All profits made by the Friends of Bon Echo Park go back into preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Park.

Included, with admission to the Park, is admission to the Bon Echo Art Exhibition &Sale. 

Information:  (613)336-0830, (613)333-2329


Friday, AUG. 6: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.,

Saturday, AUG. 7: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.,

Sunday, AUG. 8: 10 am.- 4 pm.

You are invited to the annual Showcase of arts and crafts, sponsored by the North Addington Guild, held at the North Addington Education Centre, Cloyne, ON, Highway # 41.   Over 75 exhibitors will be displaying and selling a huge variety of Arts and Crafts, such as wood working, sewing, jewellery, paintings, soaps, quilting, just to name a few. 

Food and refreshments, provided by the Mazinaw Lake Swim Committee, is also available.  All profits from this venture go directly back to the swim program.

All profits made by the Guild are donated to enrich the arts programs at North Addington Education Centre, Cloyne, ON.

Admission is FREE.  

Information: (613)336-0995


Saturday, SEPT. 4 : 10am – 6 pm.

Sunday,    SEPT. 5: 10 am – 5 pm.

In the Agricultural Building, Fenelon Falls, ON.

This is an exhibition & sale of fine art by over 75 artists.  There will be food available and music.

Admission is FREE and there are door prizes.


Peggy deWitt - "Tampered With" Art Show & Sale

Peggy deWitt :: Paper Images Gallery

*June 2010*
**Paper Images Gallery Newsletter**
172 Main Street Unit 105 Picton ON
by photographer

*1. Tampered With Art Show
2. Digital Camera Course
*3. Ken Hudson's Playing Schedule

1. "Tampered With" Art Show & Sale

Lane Walkers

Truck Old

*"Tampered With " Art Show & sale

June 1 - 14, 2010

Meet the Artists on Sunday June 6, 11:00 - 5:00
Everyone welcome!

22 Artists interpreting one of 2 photographs taken by creative
photographer Peggy deWitt in their own media.

To view online click here - Tampered With Art Show

*Paper Images Gallery
172 Main Street, Unit 105
Picton, Ontario

2. Digital Camera Course - June 12, 2010


*Learn How to Use Your "New" Digital Camera
Instructor Peggy deWitt

What can your camera do?

Learn how to use your "new" digital camera in one day!
Discover and explore the different camera setting,mode, flash, image
size and quality.
Bring your camera and owner's manual for hands on instruction on how to
improve your picture taking skills.

* One day course in Belleville
* Saturday June 12, 10:00-3:00
* Cost $45.00 (includes applicable taxes)

Call to register 613-476-1099 or email paperimages@bellnet

Click here for complete list of Course Dates

John M. Parrott Art Gallery
Belleville, Ontario

3. Ken Hudson Playing Schedule

Ken Hudson

*Ken Hudson - Folk Musican

June 20 (Sunday) 6:00-9:00
Acoustic Grill, Picton Ontario

Kingston Brewing Company to Host Beer Dinner to Launch the First Season of the King’s Town Players

On Tuesday, June 8th, Kingston's newest theatre company will announce
their exciting first season of plays. The Kingston Brewing Company will
mark the event with a three-course meal that will include three selected
micro-brew half-pints. The festivities will include the announcement of
the first season for the King's Town Players, a presentation of the
beers by the Brew Pub's own Van Turner, an auction of goods and services
from local businesses as well as other surprises, all taking place
around the delicious meal.
"We've been looking forward to announcing our season and this is the
perfect opportunity to do it," said Clayton Garrett, a founding member
of the King's Town Players. "The Brew Pub has been amazing. Everyone
there is as excited about this dinner as we are."
Prepared by Chef Jeff Tyler, the menu alone leaves the mouth watering.
Dinner will begin with beer-poached salmon with a beer mustard beet
glaze complemented by Barley Days Pale Ale, followed by stuffed roast
lamb leg marinated in Dunkelnacht and served with herbed roast potatoes
and asparagus with balsamic beer drizzle, accompanied by Lakes of
Muskoka Hefeweiss. To top off the meal, rhubarb cake with framboise
drizzle will be served with Steamwhistle.
The King's Town Players Season Launch Beer Dinner will start at 5:30 pm
on Tuesday, June 8th at the Kingston Brewing Company, 34 Clarence
Street, upstairs in the private Dragon's Lair. Tickets are $45.00 and
are available at the Kingston Brewing Company.
It's sure to be a fun-filled night. Be sure to get tickets soon as this
is sure to sell out fast.
For more information, contact the KBC at 613-546-4978 or visit
For additional information, please contact: Krista Garrett at or at 613-331-3838.


The May 16nd edition of
Hosted by Chris Morris - every even-numbered Sunday!

RCHA Club, 193 Ontario Street @ Clarence, 3rd floor.

This week's feature act: VAN SWEEZEY

Van Sweezey - A ‘Sweet Folk All’ regular since 2004, recently expanding to most Open Mics in the Kingston area.  Folk influences such as Valdy and Lightfoot, confused by rock influences from Joe Walsh to Pink Floyd.  Providing a nice collection of folk-rock originals…

Sign up for the open stage begins at 7:30, show starts at 8 PM. The Kingston Folk Club is always free!
Also, be sure to check out the original folk club, Sweet Folk All, hosted by Roger Eccleston every odd-numbered Sunday, also at the RCHA!

Join us on Facebook!

Mr. Something Something - The Mansion - June 4
Calamity Janes - The Mansion - June 11
Colleen Brown - The Mansion -July 15
The Sadies / Cuff The Duke / Bidiniband / Weakerthans / more - Wolfe Island Music Festival - August 6 & 7


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Skeleton Park Music Festival 2010 Programming: June 16-19

The 2010 Skeleton Park Music Festival is excited to announce the 5th Anniversary Programming for events taking place between June 16-19 at various downtown Kingston venues, including McBurney Park.


Please visit for the complete festival programming.


All festival events are FREE & All-Ages!


The Skeleton Park Music Festival is a non-profit music festival in Kingston, ON.  The festival provides venues for showcasing local musicians, in addition to family activities, artisans, and education on the history of the Skeleton Park neighbourhood, (McBurney Park, Kingston).

With an emphasis on music, this event is an opportunity for the Kingston community to become better acquainted with their leading performing artists.  Through this interaction, the festival hopes to help create a more supportive environment for the performing arts in the city at large.


Friday, May 28, 2010

Cubafest Lives!

May 27, 2010

Following on the success of last year's week-long Cubafest celebration, the Canadian Cuban Friendship Association of Kingston is please to announce that another Cuban musical act will be in Kingston for a night of dancing it up, Cuban style!

Arnaldo Rodriguez and his 11 piece band are coming from Havana and will be performing at Zorba's on June 5th.  This fundraiser for the Kingston CCFA will help people in Kingston's sister-city of Cienfuegos, to recover from hurricane damage.

Doors open at 8:30 pm for this 19+ event.  Tickets are $25 and include admission, parking, snacks and some great door prizes!

Arnaldo Rodriguez is one of the most recognized talents of young Cuban musicians.  In the past 8 years, his band has received 4 awards at the Cubadiscos and made the top hit list in Cuba many times over.  He frequently shares the stage with members of the Buena Vista Social Club and includes in their repertoire a variety of rhythms from boleros to traditional Cuban son, pop and reggaeton.  Visiting several countries in Europe and South America, Arnaldo y su Talisman are touring for the first time in Canada!

Tickets are available through Renaissance Music, Brian's Record Option & Tara Natural Food. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Rowan Ramsay, 613-634-7621

or check out our Facebook event page at:!/event.php?eid=126259334051980&ref=ts

For more information about the Kingston CCFA, please go to:


Back to Back Events for Sexual Violence Awareness Month!


Tonight (Thursday, May 27)…

Take Back the Budget with Irene Mathyssen!

7pm. Central Library (130 Johnson Street). Delahaye Room (3rd Floor).

Free of charge and open to all. Childcare and refreshments provided.


Tomorrow (Friday, May 28)…

Desert Hearts Screening & Discussion with Canadian women-directed shorts.

7pm. Dunning Auditorium (94 University Avenue).

Tickets $5-10 sliding scale @ door. Accessible venue and open to all.

Part of the proceeds will go to Sexual Assault Centre Kingston.




Annie Chau

Community Educator

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston

P.O. Box 1461

Kingston, ON K7L 5C7

613-545-0762 ext. 109

The Frontenac Arch Biosphere is proud to introduce FAB Arts !

The Frontenac Arch Biosphere is proud to introduce FAB Arts !

The purpose of this message is to introduce you to FAB Arts, a new network of arts-oriented people, organizations and businesses in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere region. You have been contacted because we have learned that you are a member of the creative community or an arts/cultural organization in this region.

Why a Biosphere arts network?

A number of local artists and interested organizations have been involved in preliminary discussions and feel that there are many benefits to a biosphere-wide initiative. There is a shared sense that we have a distinctive landscape that helps give rise to a unique artistic voice. There is a view that the area is little-known beyond our borders as a cultural destination. Many feel that the economic potential of arts-related activities is insufficiently understood and underdeveloped within the FAB region. We, and others, see the potential for activities that will improve communication within the arts community, build partnerships across our many types of local councils and clubs, and enable us to communicate arts messages to wider potential audiences. Overall there is a sense that the special biosphere region to which we are connected offers a unique way to collaborate on Arch-wide activities that respect sustainability goals while celebrating the region.

What is a FAB Artist?

Are you inspired by the place in which we live? Does our rugged, ancient landscape stir your soul and move you to express your creativity? We believe that self-identification may be the best way to describe the local art community. What is your artistic identity? Poet? Song-writer? Painter? Actor? Weaver? Or do you work in other Fine Arts/Crafts areas? Do you run a gallery that presents the works of artists from our area? For now, you may wish to simply observe what evolves through FAB Arts to see how the network can be of value to you, or you may wish to pursue a more active role and send us your ideas and/or questions.

What is the inventory?

At this point our inventory includes over 500 individuals and 50 arts related organizations and businesses. This database is helping us to understand who is arts-involved in our region and what types of artistic activities they pursue. Initially the inventory will be used for communications purposes and to inform our early research.

This information will help us tell the story of the size and needs of our arts community and to develop projects and workshops that benefit our creative local residents. Eventually, the data base may be used to help build a website and an Arts Trail directory – but not without your permission. We will respect your confidentiality and will not share or sell the inventory listings. If you are not already included in the inventory please visit our website at and click "Join the FAB Arts Inventory".  Answer the inventory questions and send your responses back to

What is the economic contribution of our arts community?

We believe that the contribution of arts to the economic development and sustainability of the Frontenac Arch is not well understood. We think there are supports that can help to nurture a creative cluster of artists and arts-related services in the region. We would like to get a better idea of the economic contribution currently. You can help us do that by filling out our FAB Arts and Culture Economic Impact Questionnaire at This questionnaire is done through SurveyMonkey, a reliable web service that permits us to quickly administer a small (10 question) survey. Because your responses go directly to SurveyMonkey, your information will be completely anonymous and confidential; we will only be provided with the overall rollup of data…which we will share with you by publishing it on the FAB Arts page of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere website. The survey will be quick and easy to complete, and it can help provide us with a preliminary snapshot of the economic impact the arts has on the region. Results may be of interest to government and other possible funders for future initiatives aimed at strengthening the arts community.

What’s happened so far?

As a first step the Frontenac Arch Biosphere (FAB) organization brought together a working group of representatives from arts organizations (Rideau Lakes Artists Association, Thousand Islands Artists, Visual Artists of Gananoque and Area, Kingston Arts Council, and individuals involved in music, writing, and theatre). Through facilitated discussions, 5 broad areas of potential activity have been identified: development of an inventory of artists, artisans, crafts people, arts organizations, and arts related businesses; development of a web site for multiple purposes including a ‘Local Arts & Crafts Trail’ and marketing portal; research to assess the current and potential economic impact of the arts; standards that will support sustainable practices and encourage excellence in our arts pursuits; and the possibility of an arts council to sustain collaboration.

This message you are reading is intended to broaden awareness of this initiative across the Frontenac Arch. If you know of others who may be interested, please invite them to add their names to the inventory by completing the data requirements on the FAB Arts section of the website. In the meantime our facilitated discussions will continue. The next stage will be to invite discussion from the wider arts community on a foundation of proposals and ideas in the form of an open workshop.

What is the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Region?

The Frontenac Arch is a geological feature of ancient granite that bridges the Canadian Shield to the Adirondack Mountains – known to aboriginals as The Bones of the Mother. The Biosphere goes from the Wolfe Lake area in the northwest, embraces Westport, Sydenham, most of the area south of Highway 42 over to Brockville, then south west along the St. Lawrence to Gananoque, including the Thousand Islands. Have a look at the FAB website to see a more specific map. However, FAB takes an inclusive approach to membership – people and organizations that are near to the Arch area are always welcome.

Additional Background:

The Frontenac Arch Biosphere is an organization that works to network the social, cultural, economic and environmental groups across the Biosphere in order to help guide us towards a more integrated and effective approach to living. To date, FAB has helped to nurture the establishment of groups such as Local Flavours (which encourages the production and consumption of locally-produced food) and Explore the Arch (which is mapping all of the various trails across the region: hiking, paddling, heritage walking tours and historical driving tours). Presently, FAB is looking closely at the abundance and diversity of artistic practice within the region, and initiating discussions and ideas to help strengthen the arts and culture sector throughout the Frontenac Arch Biosphere. A few individuals and organizational representatives have now begun this conversation with the hope to expand the number of participants connected to the discussion and build an inventory of artists and resources that will benefit the region.

Ashley Weese
Programme Coordinator
Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve

19 Reynolds Rd. RR1
Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0
phone: (613) 659-4824 fax: (613) 659-4827 web:

Thousand Islands Artists Spring Studio Tour - final weekend!

The Thousand Islands Artists are hosting their spring studio tour, "Up
The Garden Path", on May 22, 23, 24, 29, and 30.

A feast for the senses! From Brockville to Gananoque, come and wander
through the
picturesque spring gardens of some of
Canada's finest artists. Be the first to discover their newest creations in:
pottery, textiles, painting and drawing, jewellery, wood, leather, mixed
media, and more. For more information visit
or call (613) 925-9028 or (613)342 9896

Book of Spells at The Wellington Street Theatre - June 12th

May 27th, 2010 Kingston, Ontario...2WP (Two Women Productions) is delighted to announce that Book of Spells will be playing a return engagement in Kingston at The Wellington Street Theatre on Saturday, June 12th at 8 pm.

This unique performance explores what happens when two women, well into their middle years cast caution to the wind and begin sharing a life together,’s not just “happily ever after”! Their whole history of other times and places is waiting to devour them and each one comes with more baggage than they need.

Nevertheless, this is indeed a love story-raw and honest-woven around two stories from the Book of Spells, stories of magic realism by British writers Sara Maitland. One is a tale of the witch in Hansel and Gretel still living after all these years within the forest; the other tells of a young mother taught to fly by two old women, so long ago.

“Its a huge leap” says Jennifer Cayley. “What we're trying to do is to make a very particular contribution to the contemporary storytelling revival by bringing good adult storytelling to communities in Eastern Ontario.”

'Jan Andrews and Jennifer Cayley recall their astonishment in early days, to think they might be lesbians. Both were married, one unhappily, one in a perfect marriage. Their penchant for discussing books-Doris Lessing, Timothy Findlay, Jane Rule and more are mentioned,-over dinners out, had led to passionate discussions, loud enough to still other diner's conversations...and eventually to love and a period of what sounds like bone-chilling hate and love again. Understated abandon, intelligent love, Always the best romance tales' from a review by James Reaney of The London Free Press.

With other story-telling work, Jan has travelled to festivals and concerts across Canada, in The United Kingdom, Australia and the U.S.. Jennifer has appeared nationwide and also in Hawaii. Both have told stories from such great epics as The Iliad and The Odyssey. Both love the dark mysteries of the folk tales. Both have been involved as presenters and administrators, ensuring that other storytellers have opportunities to develop their work. Jan is also the writer of books for young people. Her work has been short listed for a number of major awards, including the Governor General's Literary Award

Venue: The Wellington Street Theatre 126 Wellington Street, Kingston, ON
Date: Saturday, June 12th, 2010, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20/adults, $18/seniors, $15/students
Purchase tickets: Online or at the door
Phone 613-542-0070

Oak Hills Studio Tour

Hi Everone

Once again I am involved in the Oak Hills Studio Tour.  The tour takes place this weekend and next, on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Hope you can come and see us!  I will be showing my art at the home of Nancy Sherk on Baptist Church Road, Stirling.   You can pick up a brochure there, and get the addresses of all the studios involved.

We also have a website where you can check out the work of the artists.

Hope you see you there.



Trillio's upcoming Concert - July 11th

The next of Trillio's highly successful cabaret concerts with yummy
refreshments is happening on Sunday, July 11th, at 2:30 pm. "Piffari e
Flauti: Flavours of the Italian Baroque" features music by Corelli,
Sammartini, Frescobaldi and others, played on recorders, Baroque oboe
and bassoon, gamba and harpsichord. Refreshments will include treats
such as Bruschette, tiramisu, zabaglione, gelato, and Italian coffee.
Come for a little taste of Baroque Italy in the summer! Reserve your
tickets ($20): 613-634-9312, or 613-384-7843. UC Academy of Performing
Arts, 260 Brock Street (St Mary's Cathedral Parish Centre), Kingston.

Rubbaboo Tonight! @ RCHA

Friday, May 28th

5:00 pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a mix of quiet instrumental
RUBBABOO and original songs by KEVIN HEAD.

Cam Schaefer: piano
Bob Arlidge: bass
Jak Thrasher: percussion

KEVIN HEAD: guitar, vocals

Francophone Festival, June 19th 2010, 12PM to 9PM

A musical fest to please everybody!
Kingston, May 19th 2010– The Centre culturel Frontenac (CCF) intend to
present a musical fest rich in musical diversity for the 2010 edition of
the Francophone Festival. With some oriental-tasty hip-hop with Kingston
native artist XLA, followed by 100% Ontarian French pop music with Stef
Paquette and with the groove master Béta, it's a sumptuous and plentiful
cultural meal that the CCF offers you on a silver tray.
Again this year, the Francophone Festival will be celebrated in the
heart of downtown Kingston, at Confederation Park, by the beautiful Lake
Ontario and in front of City Hall. All family activities and shows will
be held from 12PM to 9PM. Wear some green, the francophony's color,
bring your friends and come dance, sing and have fun with us on that day!
Young aspiring Kingston native artist XLA will link world inspired
sounds with creative today's poetry. With undoubtful creative talent,
XLA is considered as one of the most promising artist. From his earliest
childhood, he stands as a person who likes to try many artistic
instruments, learning piano, guitar, drums, and table (Egyptian
percussion). XLA's show presents hip-hop music, with a nice touch of
Middle East, which will surely make you dance.
Stef Paquette
Stef is native of Chelmsford, in North of Ontario. Recipient of the
prize 40 Under 40 as well as of the Merit Horace-Viau for the
French-speaking personality of the year, Stéphane is known for his
career as an author, compositor and singer. During its musical career,
he has been a finalist for Granby's International Song Festival, where
he won four prizes among which the Prize of the Press and the Prize of
the Best Presence on stage. His album L'homme exponentiel has been
nominated for Album of the year in the Official reception of Gala Trille
Or in 2005.
Dufresne is Béta, author, compositor and singer, and most
of all, a groove maker! In 2008, he presented his first album entitled
Les Lucioles, containing two major radio success : Chère Dahlia and Les
bonnes samaritaines. Those who saw him in sho can confirm that Béta is a
great performer! Accompanied with three musicians, Béta proposes a solid
rock and a current sound, a pop-electro-rock music trend.

Courriel: – Internet :

Phone : 613 546-1331
Francophone Festival
June 19th 2010
12PM to 9PM
Confederation Park - In case of rain, all activities will be held at the
Octave Theatre, 711 Dalton Avenue. On the morning of the event, call 613
546-1331 to know where the event will be.

TIA Soap Stone Carving Workshop


Introduction to Soapstone workshop led by internationally acclaimed carver John Sabourin
What a terrific opportunity to explore your creative side in stone carving with a master stone carver!
The class will be limited to 25 students ages 12 and adults

When: Saturday June 19, 2010 Rain Date: to be determined if required
Time: 10 - 4pm
Cost: $25 TIA members $35 Non TIA Members Plus $20 for materials
Where: Mallory Coach House gardens 1523 County Road 2 Mallorytown ON right next to the municipal garage - Map down-loadable from click on the TOURS link

Bring a lunch and thermos.
Wear old clothes, bring an apron if you wish, gloves and anything that can conceivably be used as a tool :-) While there will be some tools on hand
- Old nail files
- old carpenters/machinists files
- large framing nails
- those Christmas nut picks you don't know what to do with!
- worn out hobby wood carving sets
- The Dollar Store or Princess Auto in Kingston have quite an array of cheap files, dental picks and tools that can be utilized.

To sign up email Marnie At or call 613-659-2921
Send course fee to our treasurer Richard White Please
5948 Bains Road RR 5
Brockville Ontario
K6V 5T5

Thousand Island Arts spring studio tour continues this weekend if you are interested more information here

Marnie Astley
Thousand Islands Arts

Experience Living History In Kingston's Historic City Hall

Volunteer tour guides are busy sharing the exciting history of the
Limestone City with visitors and residents alike. Filled with
educational treasures and artifacts, City Hall guides offer an
uplifting and informative tour, building historical awareness and civic pride.

This very popular program features approximately 30 dedicated
volunteers who share the incredible history of the City of Kingston,
the artifacts within City Hall, and the personalities of the past and
present who make up Canada's First Capital.

City Hall houses the largest known portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald,
Canada's first Prime Minister. The stained-glass windows of Memorial
Hall depict the many battles of the First World War and art lovers
will enjoy the "Historically Significant Canadians" artwork
collection. Step back in time and experience the former jail cells
and stop by "Royal Way," a tribute to the monarchy.

The guides will be available for tours in English every weekday until
September 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. In July and August, guides will be on hand
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. School tours and tours in French are
available by appointment and must be booked in advance by calling
613-546-4291 ext. 1520.

A French and English flyer outlining the artifacts of Sir John A.
Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister, is now available at City
Hall reception. Visitors can view a rare collection of paintings,
photographs and sculptures found throughout the building, as well as
Sir John A.'s original writing desk. Also, a new self-guided tour
flyer is available if visitors arrive outside the regular guided tour hours.

New volunteer guides are always welcome and are encouraged to contact
us to find out more information at 613-546-4291 ext. 1520 or

Visit <> for more information on
City Hall Tours, a link to a virtual tour of the Windows of Memorial
Hall, and links to book special tours.

Phoenix Boys' Choir in KINGSTON




May 25, 2010


Cate Hinkle, Phoenix Boys Choir, (602) 264-5328 ext. 29,


Phoenix Boys Choir Embarks To St. Lawrence Seaway

For Tour 2010

Tour Choir departs June 3


PHOENIX, AZ:  The Phoenix Boys Choir Tour Choir is departing on a nine-city tour of the St. Lawrence Seaway on Thursday, June 3, traveling between the United States and Canada.  The international tour includes visits to Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Trois Rivieres, Potsdam, Rochester and ending in Buffalo, New York on June 20.  The twenty-nine member world-renowned Tour Choir will perform a selection of classical and sacred songs, plus special repertoire unique to the tour. Each summer, the Tour Choir, the top choir of the Phoenix Boys Choir, travels on a two-three week domestic or international tour to introduce the boys to new cultures and enhance their self-responsibility. 


The Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, Ontario, Canada will host the Phoenix Boys Choir during their two-day trip on June 5 and 6. A concert will take place on June 5 at the Sydenham Street United Church at 7:30 pm. For more information, contact the Sydenham Street United Church or The Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, 542-9616 x. 24.


The Tour Choir performs under the artistic direction of Artistic Director Georg Stangelberger and accompanied by Dr. Dian Baker. For more information, visit or call (602) 264-5328.

Founded in 1947, the Phoenix Boys Choir has programs featuring training in voice, music theory, and performance for boys age 7 to 14.  Currently, there are 150 young boys participating, making it one of the largest and most active boy choirs in the United States.  The Phoenix Boys Choir tours nationally and internationally, records CDs and sings with other professional groups.  They have performed for four United States Presidents, with name entertainers such as Doc Severinsen, Stevie Wonder, and Keith Lockhart conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra, and even won a Grammy Award.  Artistic Director, Georg Stangelberger, is the former Deputy Artistic Director of the Vienna Boys Choir and joined the Phoenix Boys Choir in 1999.





cantabile choirs of kingston | mark sirett, artistic director

box 2273 | kingston, on | K7L 5J9 | 613 542-9616 x 24 |


"Paint the County"

“Paint the County”

 Saturday July 31st

Sunday August 1st

 Black Prince Winery

13370 Loyalist Pky, Picton




 Arts on Main Gallery presents “Paint the County” works by local artists.

 Observe first rate artists, Saturday, July 31st as they take to the street and paint outside on the streets of Picton.

 A silent auction will take place at Black Prince Winery in Picton throughout the day as the pieces are completed. The silent auction will continue at the winery until Sunday, August 1st, closing at 4pm.

 Arts on Main initiative sponsored by Black Prince Winery and Prince Edward Arts Council with proceeds to Alternatives for Women


OMDC: Call for Applications for International Financing Forum (IFF) 2010




International Financing Forum (IFF) 2010


IFF 2010: Producers’ Dinner - September 11th

IFF 2010: Main Programme - September 12th & 13th



at the Toronto International Film Festival®


Because International financing partners are critical to funding today’s independent feature films.




·          Application deadline for Canadian producers: June 25, 2010

·          Application deadline for International producers: July 23, 2010


IFF is a feature film co-financing event at the Toronto International Film Festival® that brings together selected International and Canadian producers developing English language projects to do business through brokered meetings and networking opportunities with other International producers, as well as International sales agents, distributors, funders, agents, and executive producers.


IFF 2009 brought producers together with representatives from Film4 (UK), Pathe (France/UK), Fortissimo Films (The Netherlands/Hong Kong), Aramid Capital (UK), Backup Films (France), Quickfire Films (UK), BBC (UK), Europa Corp (France), Overture Films (US), Filmax (Spain), Cinetic Media (US), IFC Films (US), Kinowelt (Germany), Match Factory (Germany), Festival Darlings (Denmark), Echo Lake Productions (US), Participant Films (US), Magnolia Films (US), International Creative Management – ICM (US), United Talent Agency- UTA (US), K5 International (Germany), Voltage Pictures (France), William Morris Endeavor – WME (US), E1 (Canada), Memento (France), Apparition (US) and Big Beach Films (US).


Canadian and International feature film producers are invited to apply to participate in IFF 2010. Registration is free but competitive, with final selection to participate based on company track record and the suitability of projects.

Eligible applicants must have at a minimum, one full producer credit (not executive producer credit) on a theatrically released feature by a recognizable distributor, and a market oriented English Language project in development that requires international co-production and/or financing partners.


·         International Financing Forum (IFF) 2010 - Application Form


Please direct any inquires to:

Jan Nathanson
Producer, International Financing Forum (IFF)

Ontario Media Development Corporation
   Presented in partnership with                                 and in association with TIFFG

MAJOR AWARD to Cantabile

Cantabile Win’s Major National Award

For immediate release

May 25. 2010


The Cantabile Choirs were awarded Outstanding Choral Event by the Association of Canadian Choral Communities for the opening concert of its current 2009-10 season, “Brown Eagle, Black Raven.”  The award was presented at the final banquet at Podium, the biennial conference of the Association held in Saskatoon on Saturday May 22.  The evening was a tribute to the aboriginal cultures of the world with special guests, Inuit cultural performers "Nukariik."  In citing the award, the Association commended the Cantabile organization for its commitment to adventuresome repertoire, innovative programming and high standard of performance and in particular, for the effort to educate both choristers and audience on world cultures.


In addition, Cantabile's Artistic Director Dr. Mark Sirett won the award for Outstanding Choral Composition for "The Stars Point the Way" written for the award-winning Cantilon Choirs of Edmonton under the direction of Heather Johnson.  These choirs won First Prize in the Equal-voice Category of the Canadian Choral Competition for Amateur Choirs and will be heard on CBC's Choral Concert in future weeks.


The Cantabile Choirs have been recognized at a national and international level for its creative programming.  Its Artistic Director, Mark Sirett won the Jury Award for Imaginative Programming and Artistry at the Cork International Choral Festival in 2002, Ireland.


Cantabile's final concert of the current season will be this Saturday, May 29th at 7:30 when the choirs are joined by the Greg Runions Trio in Blue Moon.  The concert will include hits from the 50s, 60s, and beyond including tunes by the Beatles, Billy Joel, and Leonard Cohen.  Tickets are available at the Grand Theatre Box Office and at the door.



mark sirett

artistic director | cantabile choirs of kingston | | 613 542 9616 x 24


American Dollar to play in Kingston

We?re pleased to announce that The American Dollar's Ambient Two is now available for pre-sale in a limited (200), hand numbered and signed edition for just $15 + shipping at
This latest ambient deductive remix release features tracks from 'Atlas', 'From The Inland Sea', and original content. Artwork and music samples are now available at and

You can view a music video for the new track off Ambient Two entitled "Par Avion" at the following link:

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Upcoming American Dollar live shows (with video sync) in the US and Canada:
Jun 4 2010 // Knitting Factory w/Mercury Program // Brooklyn, New York , US
Jun 24 2010 // Monkey House // Winooski, Vermont , US
Jun 25 2010 // HopfenstarK // L?Assomption, Quebec , CA
Jun 26 2010 // Casa de Popolo // Montreal, Quebec , CA
Jun 27 2010 // The Mansion // Kingston, Ontario , CA
Jun 28 2010 // Mercury Lounge // Ottawa, CA
Jun 29 2010 // Rancho Relaxo // Toronto, Ontario, CA
Jun 30 2010 // Casbah // Hamilton, Ontario, CA
Jul 1 2010 // Screaming Fish // Kitchener, Ontario , CA
Jul 2 2010 // Mansion House // St Catherines, Ontario , CA
September 2010 - US Midwest

The American Dollar is currently working on their fifth full length release that we hope to have out later this year. More details on that to follow, please be sure to like for the latest updates on recordings, live shows, and new offerings.

Thanks very much for your support and interest!

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