Art


OUT OF THE LIGHT, INTO THIS SHADOW AT THE GNO

OUT OF THE LIGHT, INTO THIS SHADOW AT THE GNO

Taking a walk down Elgin Street with all its food, patios and art shops you never know what you’ll run into. One of the best locations on the strip to see something new and interesting is The Galerie Du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO)! This hole in the wall gallery specializes in the wild and wacky world of contemporary art. GNO embraces our Northern surroundings and encourages artists and the public to engage in collaborative projects that meld ideas, languages and cultures together. Playing host to installation pieces, performance art and site-specific creations GNO believes risk is part of the creative process!...

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Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts: Johanna Westby

Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts: Johanna Westby

The Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Awards occurred last month, and we had the chance to learn more about local artist Johanna Westby, winner of the Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist. She is well known throughout Sudbury as a graphic designer and art teacher at Cambrian, a children’s book author and illustrator, and the creator behind the cement truck mural at UpFest last year (don’t worry, we asked her for all the details!). Read on for our interview with Johanna. First off, congratulations on this achievement! How does it feel to be recognized by the Mayor’s Celebration of...

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Heirloom Island: Fine Art, Prints & Stationary

Heirloom Island: Fine Art, Prints & Stationary

Julieanne, the artist behind Heirloom Island,  is a mother, world traveller, teacher and dreamer who creates with watercolours and acrylics and has turned a selection of her work into prints and cards. She spent her childhood growing up in the Sudbury area and her summers on Manitoulin Island. Her work is inspired by the time she spent living and travelling the globe as well as her home here in the north. Read through to the end to enter our giveaway for a few of Heirloom Island’s beautiful prints! What is the story behind Heirloom Island? I am an explorer, mother,...

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Add a Little twig + SPARK Into Your Life!

Add a Little twig + SPARK Into Your Life!

Katie Morrow is a graphic designer, outdoor enthusiast, and Canadian adventurer. She is also the girl behind twig + SPARK, a new nature-inspired brand and Etsy shop carrying everything from adventure inspired greeting cards to jewellery. Her whimsical designs come from her love of crafting and being surrounded by nature, which can be seen in all of her products, including tree stump coasters and paracord earrings. We talked to Katie to find out more about twig + SPARK! When did you decide that you wanted to create and share your ideas with others? I think I’ve always been a...

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Try Something New in 2016 With Open Studio

Try Something New in 2016 With Open Studio

Maybe you’ve been thinking about expanding your creative horizons this year, why not check out one of Sudbury’s newest galleries, Open Studio located right in the downtown core. Run by Cambrian College, Open Studio offers a unique experience for students to display their work publicly but also draws programming from across Northern Ontario. We got in touch with Leesa Bringas, a technician at Open Studio for more information on the gallery. Tell us more about Open Studio: Cambrian College’s Open Studio is a multi-disciplinary creative space dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions and events, many of which focus on social...

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YES Theatre Kicks Off Seventh Season With The Last Five Years

YES Theatre Kicks Off Seventh Season With The Last Five Years

YES Theatre launched its seventh season this December with The Last Five Years, a small and intimate production that took a welcome break from some of the larger shows YES is known for. Taking place over a short stretch from December 15th-20th at the Sudbury School of Dance, the show was a 2 handed production featuring Creative Director & Co-founder, Alessandro Costantini and Choreographer & Collaborator, Janie Pinard. The Sudbury School of Dance provided a sparse venue which allowed attention to focus on the vocal performances of Costantini and Pinard as well as the live accompaniment helmed by musical...

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