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November Workshop & Art News

Passionate Artisans Birthday Bash 2015
Passionate Artisans celebrates it First Anniversary November 6 – 8th.

…from Cathie Hamilton

Its time to have some fun with encaustics.  This is the last workshop I will be offering as I am leaving NGB at the end of December. It’s so creative and such fun when we get together. I hope to work with you once more. I will be offering free supplies and lots of fun. Have fun with vibrant hot wax colours on board and encaustic iron and stylus on sealed card with a wide range of colours and creative ideas.

Encaustic Workshops

 Saturday Nov. 28 and/or Sunday Nov. 29 from 10-3. 

Just 120.00 for one day or 200.00 for two full days.

12 Cataraqui St., Studio 1, inside the red door.

Class size limit is 6 each day.

Hope to see you there!

Please let me know.

NGB Studio 1 Show & Sale

 Friday Nov. 20 from 5-9 pm
Saturday Nov. 21 from 10-4pm

12 Cataraqui St (inside the red door).

Original Art and cards; Jewelry by Cindy Johnson – rings, earrings, necklaces,Christmas ornaments in pewter, broaches;  Children’s books written and illustrated by Wallace Edwards ( winner of Governor General’s Award for literature);  Liz Schell ornamental furniture.

Lots do wonderful gift ideas!

Art supplies for sale:
art books, acrylic paints, brushes, 6 foot and 4 foot tables, flood lights, extension cords, some encaustic supplies, bin painting racks, heat gun, acrylic mediums, various papers, etc.  Tables, bin racks, heat gun, extension cords, encaustic supplies and flood lights are not available until after Nov. 29th.

Cathie Hamilton  613-530-2636


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March – The Theatre’s The Thing

Friends, Romans, countrymen/women, lend us your presence (to paraphrase the Bard just a smidge!) as we draw your attention to centre stage…
…at the Kingston Yacht Club for March 10th’s gathering with a Theatre twist.


Carolyn is awayso Michele is left up to her own devices and will ‘act’ as MC. Come see what the Ides of March deliver.

The Play’s the Thing/Theme with a full house of dynamic theatre folk who will regale the members with highlights and tantalizing theatre tidbits for their upcoming seasons.

On stage will be Brett Christopher, Artistic Producer Theatre Kingston; Katie FlowerSmith Play Reading Committee Chair Domino Theatre with Frances Berry – Costumes (Carolyn is pea green with envy that she’ll miss that!). Tricia Baldwin, Director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Ashlie Corcoran, Artistic Director of The Thousand Islands Playhouse and Mike Shepard, Blue Canoe.

After standing ovations, thunderous applause (and money being thrown…ha!), encore announcements of your events and happenings will bring the curtain down for the evening.

We need to have a Standing Room Only audience to support our colleagues in arts. Our presenters go to a lot of trouble to prepare, and give up their time to come and share information with us. Members & Guests are welcomed PLEASE!

Usual time:7pm

 Usual Place: 1 Maitland St, Kingston

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Art, Music & workshops for Valentine’s Day

Shirley Gibson-Langille will be part of this celebration on Saturday February 14th from 1pm  – 4pm at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 263 Victoria Street. I’ve always enjoyed Shirley’s work and this event should be a lovely way to spend a Wintery afternoon.

St Marks


I would drop by but I am going to be busy on Saturday too….. and still have some room for one or two more….

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Some January News

Another something wonderful from Karen PeperkornScreen Shot 2015-01-07 at 12.22.08 PM



“I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our January Show ,  being the 49th Public Exhibit of the Creative Arts Focus Program,  and the mid-way point of our 25th year !

Hope you can join us !

Best Wishes,   : )  

Karen & Creative Arts












Something from Michèle Larose & Diane Black:

Just a quick reminder of our opening on this Saturday, January 10th. We hope the weather cooperates! See HERE for the map. Cheers…Michèle Larose & Diane Black.




Surface Tensions Rate Card 2015












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NGB Studio #1 Open House

NGB Show '14

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November 8, 2014 · 1:50 pm


Urgent: Call To ActionScreen Shot 2014-10-14 at 10.23.52 PM

The arts matter to me!

It is less than 2 weeks until the municipal election. The Kingston Arts Council urges you to get the word out to your friends,

colleagues, membership and family that the arts matter in our community!

The Advocacy Committee invited mayoral and council candidates to answer a survey about their level of commitment and support of
continuing to fund arts and culture in Kingston

The links below will help inform the questions you and your contacts will ask as you engage with your candidates for city council and for mayor.

Survey results

Arts Vote: When Art Meets Politics video

Upcoming mayoral and all-candidates meetings

Key facts and statistics

Please pass on this email/post and urge your contacts to pick up the phone and call mayoral and councilor candidates. Ask questions
and voice concerns. The arts matter and continued support of the arts is vital to the overall health of our community.

OScreen Shot 2014-10-14 at 10.16.21 PMn October 27th, the Kingston Arts Council encourages all community members to vote in favour of an arts-friendly city council for Kingston.

For more information please contact Karen Dolan,
Executive Director, Kingston Arts Council.  or  613-546-2787

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