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March Featured Artist, Dawn Bank

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2021 10:19 AM

March’s Featured Artist is Dawn Bank, an oil painter who also specializes in dollhouse miniatures. Bank has been established in Brantford with her home-based business, One Lady’s Art Studio & Gallery, since 2010.

Bank spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Muskoka and Toronto. Bank says, “The thing I love most about Brantford are the numerous amount of trails to wander down. Coming from Toronto, there wasn’t much untouched greenspace to enjoy.”

With an interest in art from a very young...

Headshot of Laura Moore standing against a stone wall.

February Featured Artist, Laura Moore

Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2021 10:00 AM

February’s Featured Artist is Laura Moore, a 36-year-old singer-songwriter from Brantford. Moore, a registered nurse who worked in palliative care for nine years, sings under the pseudonym ‘Rosaria Miriam.’

Moore took piano lessons as a child and explains that she fell in love with singing at the age of six when she started singing lessons. She started writing silly songs around the age of eight, and it was a fun way to express her emotions and thoughts in rhyme form. Nearly thirty years later, Moore...

John Borbely holding a video camera on a beach.

January Featured Artist, John Borbely

Posted on Friday, January 01, 2021 10:00 AM

January Featured Artist, John Borbely

January’s Featured Artist is John Borbely, a video producer from Brantford. Borbely studied Film at Carleton University in Ottawa and has worked with Bell and Rogers in the past on television and web content. He started contracting for production companies in 2014, and in 2018 he started his own video production business, Camp Bay Media. Today, he works with businesses and tourism agencies to produce video content for web, social media, and television. His...

Ashley Lepre stands in front of refurbished furniture.

December Featured Artist, Ashley Lepre

Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 10:00 AM

December Featured Artist, Ashley Lepre

December’s Featured Artist is Ashley Lepre, a painter and specialist in furniture restoration. You may also know Ashley as the owner of Brantford Finders Keepers, a furniture restoration/gift shop/DIY studio located at 198 King George Rd.

Ashley is a wife, mother to three little girls (5,5,6) and a second mom to an 11-year-old son. As an avid DIY’er and crafter, Ashley has had a passion for refreshing old worn out pieces of furniture, saving them from landfill...

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November Featured Artist - Ashley LeBlanc

Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 12:00 AM

Our November Featured Artist is Ashley LeBlanc, an 18-year-old singer, songwriter and performing artist from Brantford. LeBlanc says she has been singing since she could talk and grew up listening to her Dad’s jukebox, discovering her love of music while singing along to hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

LeBlanc has been playing guitar for the last ten years, and for the last four years she has been performing locally and throughout Ontario at festivals, restaurants, local fairs and charity events....