Arts Blog

A Participants Perspective   By Brie Taylor
Oct 24, 2019

The South Simcoe Arts Council Music Festival is a non-competitive music festival that includes performing arts such as piano, vocals, musical theatre, strings, speech arts and drama.
It is a place where performing artists can meet others with shared interests, improve their skills, practice their talent, and receive professional advice.

Revolting Children  by Sarah Jane O’Donnell, Artistic Director CPTC
Oct 21, 2019 | Music, Performance, theatre, youth

This summer as Matilda the Musical got underway it was it was clear that Roald Dahl’s whimsical story was spinning some extra magic of its own.

The heART of Healing with Horses
Oct 14, 2019 | visual arts

After many years of whispers, it was 2003 when my body finally screamed that it was time for healing. I would embark on the long road of releasing old limiting beliefs and coming back to my authenticity. I spent most of my time in yoga studios and on meditation cushions, drinking green smoothies and inhaling lavender essential oil. I was definitely benefitting from my dedication to my self-care practice but something was missing.

How to Grow a Good Song by The Carrot Sticks
Oct 7, 2019 | Music

The process of growing a good song is simple and easy if you follow The Carrot Sticks’ song writing recipe for success...

A Brief Introduction to Chainmail
Aug 27, 2019

By Shona Cairncross

The term chainmail is derived from the French maille, the root of which is the Latin word macula, the mesh of a net. It often calls to mind images of knights dressed in armour crafted of interwoven metal links that could block the thrust of a sword or turn the point of an arrow.

Reflections: From a Dyslexic Learner
Aug 7, 2019

By Pamela Meacher

"Dyslexia will always be a silent reminder that the written world will never be completely mine. My family often says that there are times when I still write in Pameleze, not English. Living with my mirrored brain has also given me a hunger and an appreciation of books through different eyes. "

Reflections on Writing  From a Creative Accountant
Jul 23, 2019

By Angie Rose-Carnegie

Sometimes, all it takes is a little recognition to encourage a passion.

#BreakTheBarriersInitiative
Jul 16, 2019

By Sarah O'Donnell

Imagine having art classes being offered in your local downtown.

Then you find out they are being facilitated by professional working artists that are getting paid nationally recommended instructor rates for artists. Now you find out that the pricing is flexible and you can literally ‘Pay What You Can’.

Book Review - Author Judy Penz Sheluk
Jul 1, 2019

Judy Penz Sheluk – Bestselling author of the Marketville Mystery and Glass Dolphin Mystery series brings us Past & Present: A Marketville Mystery

Adjudication for Arts on Main 2019
Jun 6, 2019 | visual arts

For 15 years, the South Simcoe Arts Council has been showcasing the talent of local visual artists in our annual Arts on Main Juried Exhibition. During this time we have been proud to display many thoughtful and skilled pieces which have conveyed artistic interpretation in a variety of mediums.