Featured Artist: Mike D’Eri

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:00 AM

June’s Featured Artist is Mike D’Eri, also known as NMEDJ, a Brantford-based, award-winning music producer, vinyl turntablist, and self-proclaimed “heavy-handed vinyl junkie.”

D’Eri started his career in turntablism, which is the art of manipulating sounds and creating new music, sound effects and beats using two or more turntables and DJ mixer. A few years ago, he started taking music production more seriously, embracing ever-changing technology, and shifting his focus to play his own music live....


May Featured Artist: Martin Smith

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:00 AM

May’s Featured Artist is Martin Smith (front, centre in photo), a community actor, director, playwright, and active arts promoter. Smith moved to Brantford over six years ago, and has been busy immersing himself in the arts community, and has acted or directed in over a dozen local community theatre shows, including 12 Angry Men, Waiting for Godot, and Suburban Standoff. If you are a social media user, you’ve likely seen Martin and his colourful blazers on Marquee with Martin – a...


April Featured Artist: Emilee-Mae Feely

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:00 AM

April’s Featured Artist is Emilee-Mae Feely, who has been playing piano since the age of 4, and is a self-proclaimed music industrial “serial entrepreneur” from Brantford who has founded 5 businesses!

Emilee graduated from Brantford Collegiate Institute in 2010 and the University of Toronto in 2014. Emilee’s main business, Feely Piano School, began in Brantford and Waterloo in 2014. She started her business while in university to make some extra income; she began teaching piano lessons in students’...


Featured Artist, Shaun Mulrain

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:00 AM

March’s Featured Artist is Shaun Mulrain, a local artist who makes his living by handcrafting guitars, teaching music lessons, and performing live.

Mulrain is a self-proclaimed “artist at heart” and has been since the age of 3. His mother was a piano teacher, and his grandfather was a Big Band guitarist and guitar repairman. He studied music and sang his way through school, performing in musicals, rock bands, school bands and vocal ensembles. He left Brantford at 19 to “chase the musical dream,”...


February Featured Artist: Tynessa Walters

Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 12:00 AM

February 2019’s Featured Artist is Tynessa Walters, a jewellery designer, goldsmith and jewellery teacher. Walters has always been a highly creative person, has always been drawn to metal and gemstones, and loves to work with her hands – creating jewellery is truly the perfect career for her.

Walters studied goldsmithing at George Brown College. Over the past decade or so, she has worked in various roles within the jewellery industry in Toronto, and has eventually shifted from primarily creating...