Arts & Culture


Local Filmmakers Spotlight: Aaron Martini

As many of us know, northern Ontario is a hotspot for local film and production. We had the chance to interview Aaron Martini, a finalist (and winner!) in the Cinéfest Sudbury CTV Best in Shorts competition about his passion for filmmaking. Read his interview with Our Crater to find out about his latest short films Future Sick, This is Where We Disappear, and his advice for other young creators! Can you tell us a little bit about your projects Future Sick and This is Where We Disappear? Where did the idea to create these videos come from? This Is......

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CRATER CONVERSATIONS – WHAT’S THE DEAL?

Its no secret that we’ve got a big ol’ crush on Sudbury over here at Our Crater! We love showing off all the amazing businesses, exciting events and sharing some of our favourite views. But we gotta say the thing we love the most are the people! Sure every community has a few stand-out characters, but we’re not talking about just any city, we’re talking about our city and we want to tell the stories of the people that make Sudbury great. Often over looked and discredited as a Northern town we’ve always aimed to paint a more vivid......

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Trendsetter Thursday: Fall Trends I

Welcome to Our Crater’s Trendsetter Thursday microblog! Here we show you our favourite looks and styles and give you some of our top fashion tips and tricks. Today’s look: Fall Trends (part 1) I don’t know about you, but I’m desperately trying to hang on to my lighter clothes as long as I can! We all know that winter in northern Ontario can be brutal (and lengthy), so I’ve decided to put together an outfit based on my favourite autumn styles that are both warm and functional. Fall Trend 1: Olive Overcoats What I love about this overcoat is......

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LATITUDE 46 PUBLISHING: Surviving Stutthof

Last month, Latitude 46 Publishing hosted a book launch event where they introduced the five novels they will be releasing this fall. We had the chance to speak with each of these authors and find out more about their novels, their inspirations and any tips they might have for potential authors. Today we’re sharing our interview with Liisa Kovala, author of Surviving Stutthof: My father’s memories behind the Death Gate Tell us a bit more about Surviving Stutthof: My father’s memories behind the Death Gate. My father, Aarne Kovala, was a sixteen-year-old Finnish merchant marine when his ship was detained in Danzig,......

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WHEN RAVEN BECAME SPIDER IS A POP ART EXPLOSION

The Art Gallery of Sudbury always has something new in store for visitors and this time around art lovers can look forward to one of the most colourful exhibits of the season! When Raven Became Spider is collaborative exhibition featuring six Indigenous artists fusing graphic novel styles with traditional and modern cultural symbolism. The first thing you’ll notice upon walking into the gallery is the colours! Flashes of colour on the gallery walls plays up the pulp style often associated with pop art. Check out the exhibit for yourself until October 28th. The name of the exhibition When Raven......

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BATTLE OF THE …ARTS?

If you are an artist specializing in painting it is time to put on your armor and work on your warrior call! Art Battle is coming to Sudbury, October 12th 2017 7pm at Cambrian College Student Center, and it is a must see event open to the public.  This one of a kind event sees two brush wielding competitors face off with 20 minutes to create the best piece of art! All pieces created on the battle field will be available for silent auction at the end of the evening if you want to give your home a little......

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BOOK TALK WITH GSPL: DEB MCINTOSH

Deb McIntosh was the Executive Director for local trails group Rainbow Routes Association for 11 years before recently becoming City Councillor for Ward 9 of the City of Greater Sudbury. Deb always has some kind of reading material with her in case an opportunity comes up to read while waiting somewhere, but nowadays it is more often something work-related than reading for pleasure. She has been inspired by books many times in her life and usually by a book suggested by someone else. Here are five books, and the story of who suggested them to her, that helped shape......

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Latitude 46 Publishing: A Matter of Will

Last month, Latitude 46 Publishing hosted a book launch event where they introduced the five novels they will be releasing this fall. We had the chance to speak with each of these authors and find out more about their novels, their inspirations and any tips they might have for potential authors. Today we’re sharing our interview with Rod Carley, author of A Matter of Will. Tell us a bit more about A Matter of Will  Will Crosswell’s decision to pursue acting shattered his father’s dream of him being a useful adult. When we first meet the young Will he is......

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CRATER CREATIVES: JOPO

Welcome to Crater Creatives, a monthly artist profile series offering a unique look into the artists that call Sudbury home! There’s certain type of creativity that’s born up here in Northern Ontario, maybe it’s the wilderness that surrounds us, or maybe it’s just our resourceful spirit. Whatever the case may be we’re here to shine a spotlight on the innovative artists of all sorts in this big old crater! Have an artist you’d like to recommend for a future Crater Creatives profile? Shoot an email to jessica@ourcrater.com and tell us all about it! You may not recognize the name......

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET IS A SURE FIRE HIT!

Sudbury Theatre Centre is kicking off its first season with a hip-shaking and gyrating musical sensation! This marks STC’s 46th year and they show no signs of slowing down! This show freezes in time a chance encounter in rock n’ roll history. What happens when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis get together in a recording studio? You’ll have to catch the show to find out! Million Dollar Quartet runs September 28th – October 15th at STC (170 Shaughnessy St), get your tickets today here. In a true one time, only session four of the......

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