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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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New Viet-Thai Restaurant in Downtown Brantford

Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018 12:00 AM

A new Viet-Thai restaurant opened a few months ago in downtown Brantford, and it’s quickly becoming the buzz of local food aficionados. Located at 86 Dalhousie Street, Nine North is an authentic Viet-Thai restaurant that features a variety of delicious dishes that will keep you coming back to explore the full menu.


Vietnamese food is simple, fresh and flavourful, and abundant with aromatic herbs, vegetables and chargrilled meats. At Nine North, vegetarians and those who need to avoid gluten will...

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Ontario Creates: New Name. Same Passion.

Posted on Friday, October 05, 2018 12:00 AM

The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) has unveiled their new name and visual identity – Ontario Creates.

Ontario Creates is an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The organization is the central catalyst for Ontario’s cultural media cluster, including book and magazine publishing, film and television, interactive digital media and music industries. The organization promotes, enhances and leverages investment, jobs and original content creation. They are a catalyst for...

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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. ...