Josh Tiessen (http://www.joshtiessen.com/) has packed more into two decades than some people have packed into a lifetime. The 21-year-old artist has been exhibiting his paintings since he was 11 and recently published a book that takes a look at his life and his art.
Arts Connection for Monday, November 28 2016 - Josh Tiessen - "Josh Tiessen: A Decade of Inspiration" book, studio gallery open house
Steve Bell has, once again, created a collection of music that will be a delight to the ears and a challenge to the heart. Where the Good Way Lies is the Winnipeg singer/songwriter’s newest CD and features songs that speaks of both the human condition and God’s grace.
Arts Connection for Monday, November 7 2016 - Karla Adolphe - Enter the Worship Circle new EP "Down Here and Up Above"
High River singer/songwriter Karla Adolphe has had a couple of trying years and recently found herself searching God for the next step in her life and music ministry. After a brief hiatus, and connecting with a friend going through a similar experience, Adolphe and American singer/songwriter Ben Pasley re-formed the group Enter the Worship Circle. The duo has recently released Down Here and Up Above, their first EP.
Two of south-central Ontario’s better-known musicians—guitarist/singer/songwriter Jacob Moon and Newworldson front man Joel Parisien—have joined forces to form The Commissionaires, a new soul-based musical group that has a strong social justice message. The group has been busy in the studio with a recording and planning tour dates and Jacob talks about The Commissionaires.
Many of the masters, such as Paul Gaugin, Gustave Klimt, Edvard Munch and Canada’s Emily Carr, expressed a spirituality, or mysticism, in their works. The upcoming “Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet to Van Gogh” exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario will explore this topic, which Imago director John Franklin had a hand in developing.