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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 phoebe.cohoe@gmail.com 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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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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June – End of Season Bash!

JUNE is busting out all over … and so on as the lyrics go!!

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It is hard to believe that The Kingston Arts and Letters’ Year has reached its Summer hiatus. Time flies when you having fun and busy. The year has been filled with excitement, fabulous member support and  bursting-at-the-seams attendance. 

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Please join in for fun, food, and merriment to end the year with good tidings and a toast to all of us. Once again we will be entertained with an encore performance of the VIPs featuring the dulcet tones of Denyse VanRhyn, with back up from Garth Amy on guitar and vocals and Clint Hierlihy on bass.

Save the date, bring a friend(or significant other) to raise a glass on June 10th at usual time of 7PM at the usual place, The Kingston Yacht Club.

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Our Holiday Hop

Well, we blew into the holidays and the hall by rockin’ around the clock! With our paparazzi on site the photos captured the special moments…..

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A sparkly evening.

Don Norman 'one man orchestra'. Settin' the pace.

Don Norman ‘one man orchestra’. Settin’ the pace.

The food tasted great once we got the plastic off!

The food tasted great once we got the plastic off!
VIP's Denyse Van Rhyn, Garth Amy & Clint Hierlihy

VIP’s Denyse Van Rhyn, Garth Amy & Clint Hierlihy

...there was dancing...

…there was dancing…

Kaaren Brown & Michele enjoy some chat time.

Kaaren Brown & Michele enjoy some chat time.
Fearless Jane our money lady.

Fearless Jane our money lady.

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Opening our prezzies.

Opening our prezzies.

Prez, Prez 1 & Veep

Prez, Prez 1 & Veep

Bassist, vocalist and ...drinker!

Bassist, vocalist and …drinker!

A good time was had by all.

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…and best wishes for a Happy New Year!

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Some Upcoming Events…

…from our members. These are the announcements from members at last night’s gathering. Do check links to the individual events for more detailed information.

Melos Choir & Chamber Orchestra
A Celebration in the Music of Mozart & Haydn
Sunday November 17th, 3:30pm
St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston.

Trevor Strong (of the Arrogant Worms) has a book launch…. ‘Edgar Gets Going’ (a novel)
Kingston Brewing Company, (upstairs at the Dragons Lair),
Tuesday October 15th 7-9pm.

Kingston School of Art  
Currently showing an exhibition of work by OKWA (Organization of Kingston Women Artists)
Window Art Gallery, Princess St at Victoria.
October 3rd – 27th

Thousand Island Arts Art Show & Sale
from the Frontenac Arch Biosphere to Rockport & Old River Rd in the Thousand Islands.
November 16th & 17th.

The Kingston Prize (Canada’s Portrait Competition)
Firehall Gallery, Gananoque.
October 4th – 20th.

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