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SPARK Open Exhibit at Tin Roof Ice Cream Dairy in Brighton

Submitted by Spirit of the Hills member Debby Smit.

Little Red Shed by Debby Smit

Event Times:
The month of April
Wednesday through Sunday 11:00am-7:00pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Event Venue Name and Address:
SPARK Open Exhibit
Tin Roof Ice Cream Dairy
21 Prince Edward St
Brighton, Ontario

Event Details
I’m showing 5 prints on the theme of Rustic Beauty, images of old cars and barns. Two prints are framed canvas and three are framed and matted and are for sale. Photo cards are also available for sale.

Acrylic Pour Workshop: Bloom Pour with Sheila Wright

Submitted by Spirit of the Hills member Sheila Wright.

Sunday, March 26, 2023 – 1:00-4:00 PM
The Art School of Peterborough
174A Charlotte Street, Peterborough, Ontario

A sample of an acrylic pour painting

Join Acrylic Pouring artist/instructor Sheila Wright for this fun and fabulous workshop. Let your imagination run wild as you choose your own colours and learn to create a gorgeous 9×12 Bloom Painting.

Try something new and learn to paint without a brush! This intuitive and spontaneous art form never fails to surprise and inspire.

Sheila will walk you through the basics of how to mix your own fluid paints with pouring medium, as well as instruct on how to choose and layer colours for the best effect. If you’ve wondered about Acrylic Pouring, now is the time to have your questions answered.

Everything you need to you 9×12 bloom painting will be included in the workshop. You will have you own choice of a variety of paint colours.

World Fine Art Professionals and their Key Pieces - Linda Todd

Submitted by Spirit of the Hills member Lynda Todd.

I am humbled and honoured to share that I’ve recently had an article published about me in Marabella Marabella, a magazine published in Spain. I am so thankful for this opportunity and the people who made it possible, especially writer, Walter Van Teeffellen. written by Walter van Teeffelen.

What Fun! premieres their new song More Fun at Northumberland Festival of the Arts

Submitted by Spirit of the Hills member Lynn C. Bilton

To help promote this year’s festival, a trio of SOTH volunteers recorded a music video in December of 2021. Lynn C. Bilton, Christopher Cameron and Marie-Lynn Hammond had so much fun creating “Spread the Word” (which became the festival’s theme song) that they choose “What Fun!” as the name for their group.

What Fun! had the privilege of performing at the NFOTA Opening Ceremonies on Friday, September 16, and for a sell-out crowd at the “Together We Can” concert on Saturday, October 1. Both events were held at the historic Victoria Hall in Cobourg. Fiddle-player Saskia Tompkins was their special guest at both events.

Andy Thompson, from Northumberland Music Studio / Studio 29 in Warkworth, recorded the October 1 event for those who didn’t have the opportunity to attend. 

Northumberland Festival of the Arts (NFOTA) is a not-for-profit organization in Northumberland County. “Resilience” was the theme of this year’s festival. Over 40 well attended events were held from September 16 to October 2, throughout Northumberland County. This exciting festival showcased local music, visual arts and drama, plus offered opportunities to participate, to learn and to be inspired.

Trailblazers for WOMEN IN FILM by Lynn C. Bilton

This article is featured in the October / November issue of Our Canada Magazine.

Trailblazers for WOMEN IN FILM by Lynn C. Bilton

Jason and the Wonderhorn by Linda Hutsell-Manning

Submitted by Spirit of the Hills member Linda Hutsell-Manning

Jason and the Wonderhorn book cover

I’m pleased to tell you that my juvenile time-travel novel, Jason and the Wonderhorn, is now the first e-book in the new time-travel series, Fogbound Through Time available on Kindle and Kobo.

Spirit of the Hills is dedicated to promoting ALL creative art forms and traditions in Northumberland County, including the performing and visual arts, media, design and the literary arts.

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