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Inspiration Guelph – Supporting Youth and Children in Music, Dance and Visual Arts

By Lisa Browning

Inspiration Guelph 2019 takes place on November 7. In anticipation of what is always an awesome event, I conducted the following interview with Founder and Chair, Brenda Gibson.

LB: What is Inspiration Guelph?
BG: Inspiration is a concert held in November that brings together professional and local talent for an annual performance that raises money for children and youth in Guelph and Wellington County.

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Madison Galloway Music. Winner of the Battle of Performers. Photo credit: Inspiration Archives

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Royal City Gems - An Artist's Tribute to Guelph

By Jane Litchfield

Like many Guelphites, artist Barbara Salsberg Mathews caught the Guelph bug when she attended university here, and now she’s back. Salsberg Mathews enjoys capturing the story and mood in local landscapes using acrylics and mixed media and has recently turned her eye to Guelph icons such as the Petrie Building and the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate. You can check out her work at Silence in October. We asked her a few questions so you could get to know her better. (We’re also grateful to have her as a Guelph Arts Council board and committee member.)

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Petrie Building and Cutten-Kelly Block. Acrylic, 2019. Barbara Salsberg Mathews

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New Guelph-Based Canadian Literary Press Launches First Season

By Jeremy Luke Hill

The city of Guelph now has its very own literary publisher. Gordon Hill Press, launched by Jeremy Luke Hill (publisher) and Shane Neilson (editor), is a feisty upstart publisher of exemplary poetry, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and criticism. It strives to include a wide diversity of writers and writing, particularly writers living with disability. Its inaugural season, to be launched in September 2019, includes three beautifully written titles.

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