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Category: Arts & Entertainment

Don’t Call Her An Artist: Ashley King

Ashley King hold a piece of her art in front of a red-brick building.

Local artist Ashley King describes her struggle with imposter syndrome, entrepreneurship and the vulnerability that comes with sharing your art.

This story was originally published in Quinte Arts Council’s Umbrella magazine, fall 2019. Or a photographer, designer or illustrator, for that matter. While she is arguably all four of those things, Ashley King struggles with the idea of owning these titles. The feeling is rooted in imposter syndrome, in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and fears being called out as inadequate or worse, a fraud. It is a mentality familiar to many and crosses all disciplines, though it ...

Meet the Artists: Marleen Murphy of Millside Ceramics

A ceramic piece of art depicting the Three Sisters; by Marleen Murphy of Millside Ceramics.

Through Indigenous artistic expression, Marleen at Millside Ceramics teaches a history full of unique, relevant lessons in respect and gratitude.

Photos: Courtney Klumper

Marleen Murphy By appointment only: 220 Milltown Rd, Shannonville Twenty-something years ago, a serious accident involving her four-year-old daughter and a school bus made Marleen Murphy say, “I’m just going to stay home and figure out something to do.” With her mother-in-law in tow, Marleen started to go to ceramics classes in the evenings, and there the wheels started turning. “Geez, I could bring this to the . I could do some of this stuff here.” And so, ...


Bike in front of Canadian flag

Add these events to your BoQ summer bucket list.

With the hot sunny days fast approaching, we’ve put together a list of events happening in the Bay of Quinte this summer. Grab your sunglasses and dive into the fun that’s available this season. PRIDE WEEK Saturday, June 1 – Saturday, June 8 Various locations Come one, come all! All are welcome to join the Bay of Quinte Pride Festivities with events like the Interfaith Service, Youth Summit, Coffee House and Parade. Check out our calendar for the full ...

12 Things to Do in the BoQ: March

Things to Do in March in Bay of Quinte

It’s not over yet! ❄️☃️ While we are inching ever so slowly towards spring (will it ever get here?), one look out our office windows (see right) swiftly crushes any thoughts of gardens or drinks on the patio. But guess what, cold weather curmudgeons? That means there’s still time to fall in love with winter. Lace up your boots, grab your toque and check out these 12 things to do this March in the Bay of Quinte. Belleville Downtown DocFest Enjoy ...

Christmas in Quinte

Downtown Trenton Winter Christmas-3

It’s Christmas in Quinte! It’s that time of year again. Sleigh bells are ringing, snow is glistening (not here, but probably somewhere) and all over the Quinte region the malls are packed with crying children and last-minute shoppers. Take some time this year to slow down and spend some quality time with your loved ones this season. Here are 12 festive things to do throughout the Quinte region from now until New Year’s Eve. Go Skating Outdoors There’s something ...

Meet a Local Series – Faye

Meet Faye, owner of downtown Belleville’s one of a kind fully-female run tattoo shop, Feminink. Originally from the area, Faye has almost a decade of experience when it comes to tattooing. The shop recently opened its doors to a new and more spacious spot at 298 Front Street. The idea behind Feminink is based around making anyone feel comfortable with getting a tattoo. “It just makes it more comfortable—not only for females, but also people that are transgender, and ...

Meet a Local Series – Chris Bennett

There’s a local artist responsible for the colourful mural you may have walked by recently downtown. That would be Chris Bennett, a born and raised, proud local and full time artist who calls Belleville home. “I’ve been doing what I’ve been doing for the past 25-30 years. I’ve made artwork a part of Belleville. It’s definitely got a lot more potential, so this is perhaps a step in the right direction to encourage more public art. And to encourage ...

Inside The Cover: 20 Reasons to Explore the Bay of Quinte

Oh Bay of Quinte, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. On this green map alone, we have 20 reasons that we think you’ll love the BoQ, too. 20 Reasons to Explore the Bay of Quinte Trent Severn Waterway – This waterway consists of 44 locks, 39 swing brides over its total length of 240 miles and follows the scenic lakes and rivers connecting Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. Lock 1, Highway 33, Trenton   Batawa Ski Hill – The ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.