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Seven Steps to a Rockin

By Sarah O'Donnell, SSAC member

So you've become a member of SSAC...now what?

When I first became a member I had just opened up my theatre company. I thought it would be a great way to be represented in our arts community and I wanted to network with like minded creative people. I soon realized that my membership card was not a magic portal to sudden world of artistic enlightenment [cue sad trombone quickly followed by lightbulb moment].....I was able to make SSAC work best for me and my artistic needs. How did I do that you ask? Just follow Sarah's Seven Steps to a Rockin' SSAC Experience.

AOM: Our Home the Earth
Jan 8, 2020 | visual arts

From September 12th to October 3rd, in partnership with local businesses, artists displayed their work in Alliston and Tottenham storefront windows.

Book Review - XII: Of Magic and Muses
Dec 31, 2019 | Literary, visual arts, youth

by Kristen Kiomall-Evans

Launched in 2016 as a webcomic at xiicomic.com, XII: Of Magic and Muses continues to regularly update it’s story of mischievous and monstrous mishaps. The author and artist Kristen Kiomall-Evans has been writing and drawing this series since 2013 and has finally released the print edition in May 2019!

SSAC
Dec 18, 2019 | youth

By Michelle Dinnick and Isolde Ryan

This year saw the SSAC’s first ever Kids Comic-Con. We wanted to bring a new and fun-filled event for the kids in South Simcoe, and Comic-Cons are becoming more

A Participants Perspective

By Brie Taylor

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
Oct 21, 2019 | Music, Performance, theatre, youth

by Sarah Jane O’Donnell, Artistic Director CPTC

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

By Fotini Chandrika Walton

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
Oct 7, 2019 | Music

by The Carrot Sticks

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. "