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February Featured Artist: Carol Ann King

February Featured Artist: Carol Ann King

February’s Featured Artist is C.A. (Carol Ann) King, a Brantford-based award-winning and bestselling author with over 40 books available across multiple fantasy subgenres. King was diagnosed with clinical depression after losing her mother, father and spouse over a three year period. Her feelings of stress, grief and loss created walls of sadness around her and left a strong mark on her psyche. By redirecting her emotions, she found a new passion in writing that helped her as well as her ...
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January Featured Artist: Dean Ellis

January Featured Artist: Dean Ellis

Our first Featured Artist of 2020 is Dean Ellis, an event photographer and mixed media artist who works with pen and ink, oil painting, sculpture, the occasional written piece, and anything else that “strikes [his] fancy.”  Dean has been surrounded by art and artists since he was a child – he’s a fourth generation artist – so it was no surprise that he ended up with the talent and passion for the arts. His mother was a painter and singer, and his grandmother w...
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December Featured Artist: Doug Flinders

December Featured Artist: Doug Flinders

December’s Featured Artist is Doug Flinders, a Brantford-born and raised photographer, bushcraft artist, and wilderness guide. Spending time outdoors “helps all the stresses in [his] everyday life melt away” and he enjoys the challenges of exploring new and less travelled places.  As a child, his experiences outdoors felt challenging to him, and left him wanting more. When younger, he loved camping and experiencing nature. As he grew more comfortable outdoors, he began le...
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November Featured Artist: Rosslynn Weavers

November Featured Artist: Rosslynn Weavers

November’s Featured Artist is 11-year old Rosslynn Weavers, an enthusiastic and talented emerging artist and creator from Brantford. Rosslynn has loved arts and crafts since she was young enough to hold a crayon. Although painting on canvas is her favourite, she also enjoys painting on pottery and clay, and loves all arts and crafts. What she loves most about painting is the rhythm she gets into when she is focused on creating, and loves how flexible painting is. “I like how easy it...
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October Featured Artist: Nathan Balog

October Featured Artist: Nathan Balog

October’s Featured Artist is Nathan (Nate) Balog, a Brantford metal artist and the owner of Nate’s Custom Metal Worx. Balog began working for a steel manufacturer in his early teens, where he learned basic welding techniques through trial and error. His biggest inspiration was his grandfather, Nicholas Balog, who could regularly be found working in his shop on different wood projects. “When I saw how he could build anything…” Nathan recalls, “…I wante...
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August Featured Artist, Chris Strei

August Featured Artist, Chris Strei

As he prepares for his first album release, Moonshine (produced by Iain McNally) in summer 2019, he is highlighting acoustic previews of the songs on his blog, The Moonshine Blog. He is also performing at Buck’s Tavern (541 Colborne Street, Brantford) with his band, The Dirt Road Travelers, on July 26.
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July Featured Artist: Brianne Lavallee

July Featured Artist: Brianne Lavallee

Lavallee has lived in Brantford most of her life, and is appreciative of a community that understands and practices shopping local as it “gives my business a fair chance to thrive,” she says.
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