By Lisa Hirmer and Andrew Maize
By Patti Broughton
For staff and volunteers of Guelph Arts Council and Downtown Guelph Business Association, some of the most treasured moments during the annual Art on the Street are presenting awards to participating artists. Five awards are determined each year by event-goers or professional jurors and presented, with fun fanfare, to our talented artists. After this year’s June 22 event, we were thrilled to announce the award recipients: Dawn Anderson Vaughan (People’s Choice), Gina Duque (Best in Show), Annette Kraft van Ermel (Honorable Mention), Best Booth (Nicole Gagnon Wooden Designs), and Emerging Artist (Beyond Relief Designs – Brendan Lancaster).
Clockwise: Annette Kraft van Ermel (Honorable Mention), Brendan Lancaster (Emerging Artist), Gina Duque (Best in Show), and Dawn Anderson Vaughan (People's Choice Winner).
By Eden Mills Writers’ Festival staff
The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival has long been a beloved showcase for CanLit legends and rising literary stars. Under the helm of new Artistic Director Nicola Dufficy, the 2019 festival presents a sensational lineup of programming for readers and writers of all ages from September 6-8, 2019. Thought-provoking, eclectic and entertaining, the EMWF offers something for everyone.
Audience members enjoying Eden Mills Writers' Festival, 2018. Photo credit Dan Harasymcuk
By Robert Longley
Meet Eleni Bakopoulos artist and owner of Gritt Gallery- studio and exhibition space.
Gritt Gallery is nestled in the heart of downtown Guelph and Eleni prefers it this way. Not only does Eleni have a passion for art but she has a passion for the downtown core. Gritt Gallery will endeavor to spark connections within the community through its various initiatives aimed at increasing visual literacy and art appreciation. These activities will include art classes, art consultation, portfolio reviews, workshops, and exhibitions.
Gritt Gallery, 121 Wynham St. N. Suite 203. Photo Credit Eleni Bakopoulos