SPARK 2019 FAMILY LIFE

SPARK 2019 FAMILY LIFE April 1 to April 30   Second of my three images selected by jurors. SPARK 2019 7th Annual Since 2013, Northumberland, Peterborough, and the Kawartha Lakes regions have celebrated photography during the month of April. Come to the many exhibits and meet the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals, and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. Reception &…

Dreaming…

Jurors Peter Crighton and Maya Jagger selected Dreaming to receive the Honorable Mention stating “its out standing appeal was based on the artist’s skillful sense of composition, light, emotion and adherence to the theme of the show. A very thoughtful work.”

McLaughlin Gallery Art Auction

RMG Exposed was truly Out of this World. More than $30,000 was raised by 350 enthusiastic patrons at Oshawa’s McLaughlin Gallery who bid generously on 50 photographic images. The highest bid was $3,500 for this photograph by David Bastedo: a hat worn by The Hip’s Gord Downie. I am honored that, for the fourth consecutive…

Saturday afternoon with Duncan Cooper

A crowd of fifty or more enjoyed an afternoon of music by the Duncan Cooper Trio at The Parrott Gallery, Belleville Public Library. Generously sponsored by Roli Tipper of Tipper Financial.   My personal favorite? Poinciana written by Nat Simon in 1936, adapted from a Cuban folk tune “La canción del árbol” (“The song of the…

Belleville Rotary Club Paul Harris Community Leader Awards Banquet

Dateline: Monday November 20, 2017 Hosted by Sans Souci Restaurant in Beautiful Downtown Belleville, three recipients were recognized for their years of outstanding dedication to help others less fortunate. This year, President Tracy Bray and the Belleville Rotary Club awarded this prestigious honor to Bill Morton, Selina Harley, and Patricia Guernsey whose actions exemplify the…

More of beautiful

Downtown Belleville: Day 8 Cycle on city streets or the TransCanada Trail…enjoy the picturesque Late 18thC Log Cabin relocated and converted to our Chamber of Commerce… Find 19thC Georgian architecture…19thC High Victorian architecture… Stop for lunch, espresso, and a sweet at The Brake Room.  

Downtown Belleville- Day 6

  Enjoy Wall Art by Jan Coombs as you stroll along the Riverside Walk & Gazebo toward Harbour & City Hall eating ice cream (or gelato or vegan ice) from Nice Ice Baby. Decorate your home at Up Front Gallery & Home Decor. Buy flowers for your sweetheart Flowers by Dustin. Take your pet into Tyrannosaurus Pet Supplies…

Day 5: Downtown Belleville

More images for our beautiful downtown.  Victorian architecture, modern architecture, a new condo development by FairTradeWorks, a historical plaque to commemorate Dr. Collip a local boy who assisted with the development of insulin for diabetes…PLUS Kate and her Kitchen, Reiki on Wheels, Belleville Public Library & Parrott Art Gallery viewed from Connor House, and Lafferty’s…

Day 4: Downtown Belleville

Day 4: Downtown Belleville GETS a MAKE-OVER. High Fives to Studio 237 owner Darek Wierbicki (corner Front & Victoria Streets) , Tim Hennig of Nice Ice Baby (Victoria Street), Front Dollar, and 279 Front Street. Congratulations to another new business – Mr. Zed’s Souvlaki Restaurant, coming soon. Hiss Boo to the Royal Bank of Canada…