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Kingston Arts Council & Grand Theatre 50th Anniversary Documentary

Two weeks ago we wrote about the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Kingston Arts Council, and thus the saving and reviving of The Grand Theatre.  The Arts Council held a wonderful event on November 12th showcasing local musicians, dancers, visual artists and more.  The lobby of the Grand

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#ygkChallenge: Photo Call

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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“Viewers’ Perceptions” Plays with Viewers’ Perceptions

Walking into Erin Shirreff’s “Available Light” show at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, one is immediately confronted with a massive projection of the moon hanging stalwartly over the rest of the collection. The piece is titled, appropriately enough, Moon (2010). It is a thirty-two minute looped video of the moon

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#ygkChallenge: Participate in Culture Days!

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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What if Kingston…

Last weekend, Confederation Park and Market Square played host to the Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival, Fare on the Square as well as the regular Farmer’s Market. All of these activities have grown in size and popularity over the past few years, which is a testament to the good work being

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Guide to Culture Days 2012

Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Thousands of activity organizers and artists volunteer their time and talent to present and coordinate free public activities that take place throughout the

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Kingstonist’s Greatest Photo Contest: Winner

Drum roll please. It gives me great pleasure to announce that Urban Ear Photography was voted the winner of Kingstonist’s Greatest Photo Contest (June 2012 edition), earning the top prize of a $50 gift certificate to either Camera Kingston or Kingston Frameworks. Additionally, all of the finalists: Gangie, Hung Q.

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Kingstonist’s Greatest Photo Contest

Last week we announced our forth Greatest Photo Contest. Once again, the response from local photographers was overwhelming, as our Flickr group is bursting with even more awesome local flavour. This past weekend, Kingstonist’s dedicated editorial team sifted through submissions and painstakingly selected photos for inclusion in our two week-long

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Art in Public Places: Donut Machine

After a wild goose chase that involved two unsuccessful attempts to view Steven Laurie’s Donut Machine; skill testing directions brought to you by XCurated, we finally discovered the piece inside the southern entrance at the Cataraqui Town Centre. The name suggests that this mechanical marvel is something that Homer Simpson

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Kingstonist’s Greatest Photo Contest

Over the past few years, we’ve conducted three photo contests, while our readers were ultimately responsible for crowning Lito Ochotorena (November 2010), Steve Koopman (July 2011) and Urban Ear Photography (December 2011) as deserving winners.  In each case, we sourced nominees from our fantastic, ever-growing Flickr pool, while a select

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