Arts & Culture


LA NUIT SUR L’ETANG CELEBRATES FRANCO-ONTARIAN CULTURE

LA NUIT SUR L’ETANG CELEBRATES FRANCO-ONTARIAN CULTURE

Sudbury knows what celebrating Franco-Ontarian tradition is all about! La Nuit sur L’Etang hosts an annual concert, bringing traditional Francophone music to Northern Ontario for over 40 years. Giving a platform to the Franco-Ontarian community in a city as culturally diverse and into art as Sudbury, La Nuit sur L’Etang incredibly puts together a night of some of the most eclectic, interesting music you’ll hear! Before moving to Sudbury, the most intense interaction I had with French was in class three times a week. A lover of French culture (a budding Francophile, if you will) or for people who...

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100 voices in 100 minutes: BOOM is coming to the Sudbury Theatre Centre

100 voices in 100 minutes: BOOM is coming to the Sudbury Theatre Centre

For two days only you will be able to check out Rick Miller’s BOOM at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. This show has been selling out across the country and features a mind-blowing multimedia tribute to the Baby Boom era. Miller is one of Canada’s best known impressionists and In just 100 minutes, Rick Miller will bring 100 voices of the Baby Boom generation to the stage. This solo performance travels through 25 turbulent years telling the stories of influential politicians, activists and musicians from 1945 to 1969. Rick Miller combines music, video and stage performance to bring the audience...

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​NEW EXHIBITION AT THE GNO: LE HOMECOMING

​NEW EXHIBITION AT THE GNO: LE HOMECOMING

Nothing says Northern Ontario like a bear skin rug, an anti-mosquito suit, and of course, a good old fashioned snowmobile. The GNO, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, is presenting our beloved city of Sudbury with its newest exhibition titled le homecoming! Running from March 17th-May 5th, we had the opportunity to attend this exhibition’s opening reception where we were blown away by the intricate detail, amazing textiles, and the rural Northern Ontario feel that artist Jenna Dawn Maclellan worked so hard to create. This exhibition pays tribute to Jenna’s return home (hence the name, le homecoming!) after spending much of her...

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Experience “Art in Bloom” with the Art Gallery’s Floral-Inspired Exhibit

Experience “Art in Bloom” with the Art Gallery’s Floral-Inspired Exhibit

Get ready to fully embrace springtime in Sudbury with Art Blooms, where the Art Gallery of Sudbury will be filled with floral arrangements from 15 professional local floral designers! These talented floral artists have studied works and paintings from the Art Gallery’s permanent collection to create beautiful and innovative arrangements inspired by their chosen art piece. Both will be displayed next to one another to create a dynamic visual display within the gallery. Some of the local flower shops and floral designers whose work will be featured include Carole Charbonneau of FlowerTowne, Sophie Prisque of Forever Petals, and Kristen...

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CRATER CREATIVES: MICHAEL KAISER

CRATER CREATIVES: MICHAEL KAISER

Welcome to Crater Creatives, a biweekly 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 spot light 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! Choosing a photographer can be...

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF MYTHS AND MIRRORS

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF MYTHS AND MIRRORS

Myths and Mirrors is a local community arts group here in Sudbury that has been working to create beautiful works of art and explore social issues for twenty years now! A feat for any organization, they stand as one of the longest-running community arts organizations in Canada! You can catch them hosting workshops in their Durham St office, stilt-walking at events, and lending a creative hand at Northern Lights Festival Boréal and Up Here – there’s just no stopping this craftivist group! We got in touch with Cora-Rae Silk of Myths and Mirrors to learn more about the organization...

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Music Spotlight: Mimi O'Bonsawin

Music Spotlight: Mimi O’Bonsawin

Mimi O’Bonsawin is a Canadian Roots artist from Northern Ontario who began as a young singer-songwriter and released her debut album in 2014. Mimi is releasing her new particularly intimate full-length titled ‘Connected’ Today, Thursday March 16th, accompanied by touring and songwriting workshops . Who are your musical influences? I listen to a lot of music and my influences are always changing. I go through periods where I only listen to one artist for 2-3 months, then move on to another. My main influences are Bob Marley, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ben Harper, John Butler Trio, Gary Clark Jr., Bill Withers, Noah Gundersen, Robbie...

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Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op Celebrates Girl Power for International Women’s Day!

Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op Celebrates Girl Power for International Women’s Day!

On March 8th, Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op hosted their monthly WomenInFilmWednesday series, however March’s edition was a special one, as it happened to fall on International Women’s Day! Beth Mairs, director of Indie Cinema, gave us all the details about the event, the film screening, and why it is important to be a feminist in 2017. International Women’s Day was March 8th, which also happened to be the same day as your WomeninFilmWednesday event! Can you tell us the details of what Indie Cinema had planned? What films were screened? We screened THE WORLD BEFORE HER by Nisha Pahuja....

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Explore the World of Poetry through the Sudbury Street Poetry Project

Explore the World of Poetry through the Sudbury Street Poetry Project

Kim Fahner, Sudbury’s Poet Laureate, is working on filling our city’s storefronts with poetic works of art, to allow residents to experience poetry wherever they go. Find out more about the Sudbury Street Poetry project, and how you can submit your own work, in our interview with Kim. Can you tell us a little bit about what the Sudbury Street Poetry project is and when it will be occurring? The Sudbury Street Poetry Project is a call for poems from writers who currently live in the City of Greater Sudbury. To celebrate National Poetry Month, in April, poems will...

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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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