Sacred, secular meet at Art on the Street

If you happen to be in Guelph this weekend, check out the annual Art on the Street festival.
The annual event takes place Saturday, July 16 and is sponsored by the Downtown Guelph Business Association and the Guelph Arts Council. The event closes down Quebec Street, a key downtown thoroughfare, as 60-plus artist display works featuring everything from photography to sculpture to blacksmithing to painting and everything in between.

"A Matter of Faith" for Saturday, July 9, 2011

Here's a link to the "A Matter of Faith" column for the Saturday, July 9 edition of  The Guelph Mercury:

Does our craft and life inspire others?

Gordon Tootoosis died Tuesday (July 5). He was probably most familiar to Canadians in the role of Albert Golo on North of 60. He was also one of those character actors who, when you saw him on the large or small screen, you'd go "I know that guy" and fail to remember his name. His most common roles, of late, was that of the gentle Native American sage such as the grandfather telling the story of the Peacmaker in the Historica minute (

The other side of the mic

As a veteran journalist I'm used to asking the questions. Recently I had the chance to be on the receiving end.

Imago, Write! Canada and attitudes toward art

I had the privilege of attending two arts-related programs last week and thoroughly enjoyed both.
On Wednesday, Imago presented Art in the City—a showcase of local and regional performers and artists. Dale Nikkel, Kevin Ramessar and Mike Janzen wowed us with their music; the cast of Lost & Found Theatre tantalized us with an excerpt from a new play—which I may just have to go and see to find out how it ends—and visual artist Heidi Brannan had us looking at stone and glass in a whole new way.

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