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Anne Rowan

May Featured Artist, Anne Rowan

Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2022 10:47 AM

May’s Featured Artist is Anne Rowan, an artist who specializes in capturing nature on canvas through oil and acrylic. She is a mainly self-taught artist, who recently moved to Brantford during the pandemic and was delighted to discover such a vibrant artist community.

Rowan says, “I have always been drawn to the aesthetics in wildlife and nature and discovering my ability to translate the wonder and beauty to canvas is all inspiring.” Art is ever-evolving and to keep up with her trade, Rowan continues...

Bill Minnery

April Featured Artist, Bill Minnery

Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2022 11:44 AM

April’s Featured Artist is Bill Minnery, a musician from Brantford. Bill’s musical background ranges from early 1940s to Eminem, but he loves playing progressive metal more than anything. His bands frequently play at local establishments, including: Frankie’s Tavern, Two Doors Down, Manny’s Place, and Harmony Square.

Bill has been hooked on playing guitar ever since seeing Marty McFly play his Johnny B. Good guitar solo in Back to the Future and after seeing “the king of guitar”, Eddie van Halen,...

Patsy Wicha

March Featured Artist, Patsy Wicha

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2022 02:15 PM

March’s Featured Artist is Patsy Wicha, a potter from Brantford. Patsy is a retired secondary school teacher who has found her passion for creating functional pots by mixing clay bodies in earthy, natural tones. She has participated in many shows through the Brantford Potters’ Guild and Holmedale Art Crawl and now she teaches pottery classes on Wednesday afternoons through the Potters Guild at Clayworks Studio in West Brant.  In addition to exhibiting at shows at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant,...

Anca Gaston

February Featured Artist, Anca Gaston

Posted on Friday, January 28, 2022 09:00 AM

February’s Featured Artist is Anca Gaston, a fine art photographer from Brantford. Anca has been passionate about photography since her teen years and enjoys spending as much time as possible photographing local wildlife and the night sky. She has won a number of photo contests, including being the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Grand River Parks and Waterways Photo Contest with a photo of a bald eagle fishing, and the 2016 Winner (and 2017 runner-up) of the Canadian Wildlife Federation photo contest.


Dominique Steele

January Featured Artist, Dominique Steele

Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 03:51 PM

January’s Featured Artist is 22-year-old Dominique Steele, who lives in Brantford and specializes in creating candles, wax melts and reed diffusers.

Dominique is working towards completing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies at Carleton University, while also studying to obtain her Real Estate license through Humber College. She started her side hustle, Valiant bydmnqe, in May 2021, making candles and wax melts with coconut soy wax and a wooden wick as opposed to a traditional cotton wick....