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November Featured Artist: Raven Wilkinson

Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 12:00 AM

November’s Featured Artist is visual artist and art therapist Raven Wilkins. Her love of art opened her to a world of possibilities that not only advanced her own artistic practice but also helps others as “art speaks when words can’t”.

Raven describes art as her first “security blanket”; as a shy child, she took art supplies with her everywhere she went and would create artwork for people she was too scared to talk to. Raven took pride in giving artwork to people, and found it easy to let her art...

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LARPing in Brantford: Explore Bellhollow

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 AM

If you see someone dressed in a full medieval outfit next time you visit Cockshutt Park in Brantford, there’s a good chance they belong to a LARP group. LARPing, or Live Action Role Playing, is a form of a role-playing game wherein the players physically act out the roles of their characters. The players pursue goals within the real world while reacting to other players around them. These events generally take place in public parks and forests, as they are the most realistic representation of the...

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September's Featured Artist is Heather Vollans

Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 12:00 AM

In honour of the Brant Studio Tour and Culture Days, September’s Featured Artist is mixed media mosaic artist Heather Vollans of Dawning Décor Studio. Heather is participating in both events that celebrate artists and creators on a local and national level.   As a mixed media mosaic artist, Heather creates art which is not purely mosaic in the traditional sense, but mosaic that incorporates a lot of unconventional, non-traditional materials, e.g. metals, plastics, rubber, construction debris. ...

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Kayanase: Longhouse Ganǫsa’ǫ:weh

Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018 12:00 AM

Kayanase is a greenhouse, ecological restoration and eco-tourism company specializing in traditional ecological knowledge and native plant species. The company, located at 993 Highway 54 in Ohsweken, is continually growing to accurately and appropriately represent the history and culture of the Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) while providing cultural, social, educational and economic benefits to the community of Six Nations and beyond.

Their mission is to restore the health and beauty of...

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August’s Featured Artist is Nancy Dow

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:00 AM

August’s Featured Artist is sewing and community enthusiast Nancy Dow. When she’s not sewing for her business I Can So Sew That!, she is usually found around town supporting as many local shops as possible or eating locally with her husband and son, then sharing all about it on her blog Deliciously Brantford.

Nancy has been crafting since she was young and was trying every form possible. She settled in on the one she grew up around the most – sewing. Nancy’s mom was her inspiration and mentor. Her...