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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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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He’Arts & Letters


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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Artist Round Table – February

Yes, I’ll be hosting the February Artists Round Table coffee get together next Tuesday February 3rd at 11am.

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Portsmouth Village


How about what are we going to be doing about bringing in the $$$ as store after store closes…meaning folk are out of work and the last thing they want is art or a luxury.

What have we been doing with January?

What have we lined up for the rest of the year – shows, exhibits, projects, ideas.

BTW, my table is rectangular.

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Encaustic Workshops – Cathie Hamilton

Encaustic Workshops

Let your creativity flow!

Saturday and/or Sunday February 7,8 from 10-4.

All materials provided plus demos.

You can use boards and brilliant wax colours as well as the

Encaustic iron and stylus on sealed card with wonderful colours.

You will complete several beautiful works of art.

$120.00 for one day


$200.00 for both days.

NGB Studio #1, 12 Cataraqui St., Kingston

I hope you can join us.

Contact:   Cathie Hamilton


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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.




Surface Tensions Rate Card 2015












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January 2015 Gathering Notice

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Welcome to 2015…  and The Kingston Arts and Letters, Past, Present and Future…

January ‘s meeting theme is about  the Club’s past 2 years, in a slideshow format review to recapitulate the many themes and diverse interest covered.

Carolyn and Michele will be stepping down as the duo leaders, in June, with many thanks for your member support over the past 2 years.

Here is a perfect opportunity for ‘we‘ the members to come together to consider the future of the club.

It is time to give the Club a fresh look with your valued input, please. This is YOUR Group to decide how you wish it to function and flourish.

Carolyn and Michele invite your interest and recommendations as to the next directions for 2015/2016 to move the Kingston Arts and Letters Club forward.

Save the date and plan to attend this important gathering.                       

January 13th 7pm Kingston Yacht Club

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