Quinte Arts Council Biennial Juried Visual Art Show & Sale 2017

A big crowd filled the two galleries of Belleville’s Parrot Art Gallery hosting the Biennial Juried Arts Show.    64 works of art were selected from an undisclosed number of entries. Various mediums were well represented – oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings; fibre art; stained glass; and photography.

I was thrilled when these images from my recent Yukon Dog sledding adventure were accepted.

Awards were received by Julianne Eckert for her mixed media submission (Juror’s Choice), Marta Mouka for her fibre creation (2nd Juror’s Choice), and Sue Panko for her acrylic painting (Ontario Craft Council Award).

Expressions 2017 Show & Sale continues until June 01.  The Gallery at the Library is open Monday – Saturday.   613-968-6731  254 Pinnacle Street.

2017 Quinte Rotary Music Festival

The Concert of Stars, the Grand Finale of The 49th Annual Quinte Rotary Music Festival, featured diverse presentations by individual performers, the Albert College Band (Belleville), and the V.P. Carswell Public School (Trenton).   Images featured here represent only a few of the talented musicians in the Quinte area.  Five-year-old Isabella Guan, the youngest performer, sang and played the piano. Veteran and previous “Triple-Crown” 2015 Music Festival Award Winner Tabitha Savic received six more awards for singing and harp.  Dante Duffus performed Oz’s Straw Man voice solo.  Jeanette Huang performed on violin; Jenna Martinello played a piano solo.  Victoria Lippitt finished the evening with a voice solo.

Quinte Rotary Music Festival

Friday April 7: Based on performances earlier this week,  TEN very talented students were chosen by adjudicators Susanne Hughes, Peter Stoll, and Carolynne Davy to compete for several trophies.  This year’s most awarded performer was Tabitha Savic who received the Silver Tray Award (piano), the Silver Strings Award (harp), and the Joe Demeza Prize for her inspiring harp solo.   Tabitha’s friend Una Lajic was awarded the Rose Bowl for Voice; Tina Li received the Silver Pitcher for Tenor Sax.

Go to https://www.lola-photography.com for more photos!