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Tag: Art

Makin’ It Work: Oddy Designs Studio

A woman standing behind a table.

Odile Dowber is finding ways to connect with the community through her clay creations, encouraging everyone to find time for creativity.

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Odile Dowber – Oddy Designs Studio Describe your business. My passion is for art, clay, and upcycling things I find. I believe art should be accessible to everyone and I want to use my art to inspire others to create. One of my main focuses is on the environment, which has led me ...

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, ...

Making An Impression With Letterpress Printing

Amanda Silverplate Press Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Imprints were once thought of as imperfections. Now they are what distinguishes them from their digitally printed counterparts.

Header photo by Tara McMullen Photography. There’s an incredible contrast that exists in Amanda Keenan’s letterpress business. To start with, there’s the antique printing press, a bulky 2,000-pound behemoth, dark and burnished with little slicks of oil. It stands in stark opposition to her finished designs–the first ones I see are wedding invitations with delicate lettering loosely scattered on the harvest-style kitchen table, which plays double duty as her work space. A common thread to many side hustle stories, Silverplate ...

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 ...

Family Artfest :)

Family Artfest is a day dedicated to spending quality time with your family and friends creating some unique and unconventional art! This event is free admission with food and beverages available for purchase.


12 Hour + Scrap ‘n Chat

12 Hour Scrap ‘n Chat! – $25.00 per person. Lunch provided, please bring Your own scrapping materials, papers, embellishments, photos, adhesives, etc. All the normal things you would take to a weekend scrap retreat!


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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.