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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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July KA&L News

A New Book from Rick Revelle

On October 10th 2015 Dundurn Press will be releasing the second book of the Algonquin Quest Series written by Rick Revelle of Glenburnie.

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‘Years after a devastating battle, Mahingan and his tribe struggle to recover a lost loved on

Art Show in Belleville

Thee is a great new show being set up at Gallery One Twenty One in Belleville.  Anne Ireland, who many of you know from “the county”.  Jeff Mann with his masks and Liz Schell who makes delightful planters and tables from pieces of recycled stage sets.

This show runs from June 23rd until August 1st


Artists Round Table

July 7th at Carolyn’s home…as usual… share coffee and talk about the business of being an artist. Carolyn will be in Artfest in City Park this coming damp week so we can look at that and other Summer shows and endeavours. If the weather is nice we get to sit outside as is our Summer wont! or 163-545-5986

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June Events & News.

Open Call for applications to Modern Fuel Board of Directors

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Modern Fuel is seeking candidates who are passionate about contemporary visual, time-based and interdisciplinary arts, and are excited to offer leadership and insight as members of the Board of Directors. Volunteering with the Board offers the opportunity to gain understanding and experience with an artist-run centre, as well as various occasions to engage critically and socially with the arts community in Kingston. Board positions are for 2 year terms, with the exception of the student position of 1 year.

The role of board members is to provide active leadership, stewardship, direction, and assistance to Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre in accordance with Modern Fuel’s mission and mandate.

In addition to the other board officers positions we have available, we need a student representative. This s a unique opportunity within the board structure. It allows us to foster relationships with post secondary arts oriented institutions and gives students opportunities to see the world of art from an industry perspective.

Roles and Responsibility of Board Members:

+ All members of the Board of Directors must be members of Modern Fuel in good standing as per the Modern Fuel bylaws.

+ Board members are elected by members at the Annual General Meeting, and serve a two-year term. The Board, by majority vote, may fill vacancies that occur between AGMs due to resignation or removal from office of elected directors. Board members cannot serve more than three consecutive terms.

+ Attending board meetings. They are currently held once a month on the third Wednesday, starting at 7 pm. Board Members should read the material provided before each meeting (minutes, agenda), and pass on any items to be added to the agenda to the Secretary in a timely manner. According to the bylaws, board members who miss three consecutive board meetings shall be deemed to have resigned from office.

+ Board members are asked to sit on two committees. Time commitment can fluctuate between approximately 5-15 hours/month.

+ Volunteering in at least one aspect of fundraising (as needed by the committee), and receiving charity bingo training.

+Participating in at least four events a year (openings, workshops, screenings) is encouraged.

+ Preparing for and attending the Annual General Meeting.

Please email Phoebe Cohoe at with your letter of interest and CV by May 30th A nominations committee will review all applications.

Our AGM is scheduled for Wednesday June 17th at 7pm at Modern Fuel in the Tett Centre (Suite 305, 370 King St. W.)

Now this just in from Kaaren & Julian Brown…..

We would like to share this poster for a June 7th recital in Kingston featuring Nils Brown and organist / pianist Matthew Larkin, sponsored by Olivea Restaurant, the Chef of which is Stev George. All of these men grew up in Kingston!

A hip after-party at Olivea follows the show. Nils will bring his guitar and continue to sing your favourite Neapolitan and Venetian songs long into the evening. The food at Olivea is just extraordinary! (Don’t forget to reserve – 613.547.5483.)

Allora..VERDI, WAGNER, VENEZIA! Hope to see you there!

Nils poster 7 Jun 2015

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Artists Round Table + Announcements

Hello all, as I’m not around for the next two weeks I will not be hosting our Artist Round Table on Tuesday morning. I didn’t want Reg struggling for a parking space or Cathie taking a flying skid down my driveway so I’ve run away….you can find out where on Facebook.

We’ll get together in April when I’ll be back for both the ART & the KA&L.

Meanwhile…here’s a couple of announcements…

Encaustic Workshop

Explore!  Create!  Enjoy!
What fun to work with brilliant colours and
create lively images with fragrant wax and oil paint.
Use hot wax and vibrant colours AND
Use encaustic iron and stylus.
You will be amazed at what you can do.
You can complete several works of art in just one day!

Saturday March 7 and/or Sunday March 8,
From 10-4

Just $120.00 for one full day
Or $200.00 for two full days.

NGB Studio #1, 12 Cataraqui St. Kingston, K7K 1Z7

Contact: Cathie Hamilton


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Passionate Artisans, which opened for the Christmas Holiday 2014 season is reopening March 1st at their location at

28 Bath Road, Kingston      (across from Canadian Tire Gas bar)

Many of the original artisans and also new ones will have their wares for sale.

There will be Sunday demos again and also an Artisans market on Sundays in the warmer weather on the forecourt.

And…remember to join Michele on March 10th for Theatre night…KA&L at KYC 7pm.

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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.

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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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Gosh…it’s all happening for Feb!

Just a gentle reminder that on Tuesday evening I will be flying solo at our gathering and we will have a tech/online evening…doing some exploring and trying to answer some questions.

I asked last week for anyone who has done some of their work on the computer if they would share with us…well, I have Harry Symons who has some work he will share with us.  Harry came to Tuesday’s Artists Round Table and talked a lot about working at the Tett in preparation for The Whole Shebang opening…a glimpse behind the scenes!

Harry strung a lot of work at the Tett for the opening and  has been a creative part of the Kingston Arts community for the past 9 years.

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Well, the Tett had it’s grand opening a week ago with The Whole Shebang. You can check out the CKWS video here:

I got to volunteer and, though I didn’t get to see everything I had a great time meeting folk and guiding them to the different events.

See you all on Tuesday at the KYC.  7pm


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Isn’t is strange that we have Love in the middle of the month we like the least…thank heaven it’s short!

Fill your heart with gladness and bring your creativity to the February gatheringsame place, same time….for a techie evening. Bring questions, laptops, tablets (iPads and the like) and good old fashioned  pen and paper tiny heart

Michele will be away and the mice will playtogether ‘online’ and do some computer art research.

Any members/guests who create computer art or are involved in graphic design, CAD, computer animationthe Arts & Letters would love to have you talk about your medium and enlighten us….walk us through your online gallery of worktiny heart


February 10th 7pm at the

Kingston Yacht Club

Bring a friendcome and enjoy!

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January Happenings!

The Tett Centre Grand Opening!

Tett Centre Grand Opening and Open House

Tett Centre Opening


Mark your calendars for the grand opening of the Tett Centre.

January 31st 1 – 3:30pm

As they say: be there or be square. Click below for more information…

Theatre Kingston…

Elizabeth – Darcy


January 29th- February 15th

Performing at the Frontenac Club Inn, 225 King St E, Kingston ON
Tuesday-Saturday nights @ 8pm
Saturday/Sunday matinees @ 2:30pm

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Kings Town Players event.

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday evening, Jan 13th, at the Yacht Club for an interesting evening about the future of the club….here is an event coming up at the KYC later this month.

Kings Town Players presents..

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Tickets available at:


Kings Town Players

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Some January News

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“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.




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