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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....

Ronald Beckett

December Featured Artist, Ronald Beckett

Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2021 02:52 PM

December’s Featured Artist is Ronald Beckett, a composer best known for founding the musical production company, Arcady.

Beckett has had numerous compositions performed by ensembles throughout Ontario. He has written three operas that constitute a trilogy: Ruth, John, and I Am, all of which have bene given fully-staged performances by Arcady and Queens Student Opera. Beckett’s catalogue of compositions includes a dozen or so additional large-scale works for orchestra and chorus and an abundance...

Aerial Artist demonstration at Studio 5.6.7.8.

November Featured Artist, Caroline McLaughlin

Posted on Monday, November 01, 2021 03:30 PM

November’s Featured Artist is Caroline McLaughin, the Artistic Director of Studio 5.6.7.8 in Brantford with skills in many artistic forms including dance, drama, singing and aerial arts.

Caroline grew up in Toronto dancing and singing her whole life. She began teaching at 16 and that was the spark she needed to pursue educating children. She is certified through Performing Arts Educators of Canada (P.A.E.C.) as well as Acrobatic Arts, which continually offers workshops, seminars and training to keep...

 Lennox Beloved

October Featured Artist, Lennox Beloved

Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2021 10:47 AM

October’s Featured Artist is Lennox Beloved, a self-employed freelance musician from Brantford who manages her own band where she is also the lead singer and bass player. As an artist, she experiments with many instruments including the fiddle/violin, guitar, mandolin, and percussion drums. Lennox can be seen playing in an assortment of posh venues either solo or alongside her 7-piece band.

Ever since she was a kid, Lennox has considered herself an artist. She initially pursued academics over arts,...

Painting by Nicole Alexander

September Featured Artist - Nicole Alexander

Posted on Friday, August 27, 2021 03:11 PM

September’s Featured Artist is Nicole Alexander, a self-taught Visual Artist from Brantford, who specializes in the mediums of oil, acrylic and watercolour that reflect a unique Afro-Caribbean vibe.

Alexander grew up in the two-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago drawing on walls and doodling all over her school notes. She came to Canada for many visits during the summer months, eventually moving here at the age of 16 to complete her grade 13 and later her Bachelor of Science degree at York University.

When...