Cold Wax and Oil Blend in Impressionistic Painting Demo at Galerie Q

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Last weekend, Galerie Q hosted an afternoon event about oil painting techniques delivered by Toronto-based artist, Linda Woolven.  During the two hour session, Linda demonstrated how to paint with cold wax medium and oil on board, guiding her guests through her painting process from start to finish. With quick brush … Continue reading

Cavan Art Gallery Reopens With Art for Everyone

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After a hiatus to address some construction issues, Valerie Kent’s art gallery and school is back in business in Cavan.    An energetic artist, teacher and art journalist, Kent continues to apply her extensive experience across the township and beyond, offering art classes for children and adults, hosting painting evenings at … Continue reading

From the Sock Drawer to the Shelves of Chapters: Catherine Cerveny Writes

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It takes a lifetime to write your first book and six months to write the second, so the story goes.  For Catherine Cerveny, that will also be true for her third. A self-professed nerd, Catherine has been writing all her life, and has a sock drawer full of unfinished stories … Continue reading

Galerie Q invites you to an incredible two-day event

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Our very own “Peintre au chapeau” Yvon Lemieux is travelling from Québec city to give his art followers an opportunity to experience art making up close. Watch Lemieux create in real time and engage with him as he produces two works of art over the September 30th weekend.  Guests will … Continue reading

Local Woodworker Featured in Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

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Studios and galleries will be open Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24, from 10 am to 5 pm to display a rich diversity of arts and crafts, including painting, encaustic, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass, metal, wood, and ceramics. This is a self-drive tour and admission is free to … Continue reading

Millbrook Explorers Take the Trip of a Lifetime

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A journey that began for several young Millbrook boys at age four culminated last month in a northern Ontario adventure with their Millbrook Explorer group. The small contingent of Millbrook youth headed out on August 6th for an adventure to northern Ontario. The Four Millbrook Traditional Explorers accompanied by four … Continue reading

New Stops on the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail

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  Momentum is picking up for the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trail Committee.  Since the first Barn Quilt installation at Home Hardware last November, the group has added seven more block quilts and has another nine blocks in progress. The objective of the group is to build a trail of … Continue reading

Another Printing as Geoff Taylor’s Novel Takes Off

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  It’s not like the story has never been told, so Millbrook’s Geoff Taylor knew he had to tell the story of the death of Tom Thomson in a unique way.  He knew it wouldn’t be easy, a fact confirmed by a heckler at his first reading challenging him on … Continue reading

Another Milestone for Jade Eagleson

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  This has been quite a year for Jade Eagleson, and the recognition keeps on coming. Last fall, he took second place in the 28th Aurora Magna Hoedown Showdown country music competition, during the winter months he took his band to Bethany’s Next Country Music Star contest at the Ranch … Continue reading

A Taste of African Culture

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For 18 years, Fran Fearnley of ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery has travelled across Zimbabwe to purchase stone sculptures from local artists. Inspired by outdoor studio displays of Zimbabwean sculpture, she opened her generous rural property in 2000 for its first annual outdoor exhibition of hand-carved Zimbabwean stone sculptures. Stone sculpture … Continue reading

Thank you, Kimberley Payne

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For many years, Kim Payne has written a column offering practical, common sense advice to help readers keep fit and motivated to pursue a healthy lifestyle. As a member of the Inscribe Christian Writer’s Fellowship, she combines her commitment to physical fitness with a desire to improve spiritual health through … Continue reading

This Play is Personal

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After mulling the story over for more than 20 years, Robert Winslow is pleased to have this very personal story go public in the 4th Line’s August play entitled “The History of Drinking in Cavan”. Research began in earnest in 2011 with a “Reminiscence” event he hosted at the Millbrook … Continue reading

Local Artist Featured in Italian Art World

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Local artist, teacher, writer and entrepreneur Valerie Kent is featured in an Italian art magazine this month in an article discussing her Marketplace series of paintings. In 2012, Kent travelled the world, visiting local markets in order to capture the vibrant character of each location, which included urban and rural … Continue reading

Thank you, 4th Line Theatre

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After 26 years in business, it’s safe to say that the community is very familiar with the plays performed at the 4th Line Theatre.  Located in an idyllic, rural, and quintessentially Canadian setting, this theatre company presents original Canadian plays featuring small towns like ours as well as plays about … Continue reading

Galerie Q Presents: Canada 150 at Galerie Q

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Spend the Canada Day long weekend with us at Galerie Q. All admission is free, Coffee, tea & sweets will be served daily. On Friday June 30th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, get your creative juices flowing on a Community Mural Painting. Join us at Galerie Q for a … Continue reading

Peter Graham Launches Debut EP

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Peter Graham is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Millbrook.  After a decade of songwriting, including training at Bishop’s and the Royal Conservatory, Peter has released his debut EP entitled Nowhere in Tacoma.  Peter’s music blends traditional country instrumentation and the narrative verse of folk, with an emphasis on concise and honest … Continue reading

Unique Paper Craft Vendor Joins Millbrook Market

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Maybe it’s because she works at the library that Judi felt compelled to give old books a second lease on life. Applying folding techniques associated with origami, she takes discarded books headed for oblivion and uses them to create elaborate paper sculptures, often keeping the majority of the book components … Continue reading