Our Members

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Alexander, Matt

Anselmo, David, Northern Ontario Film Studios/Hideaway Pictures

Aubin, Daniel

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Bale, Bob, Music Promoter

Bazinet, Rod

Bel Canto Chorus

Breit, Marcie, Sudbury Art Club/Walden Art Club/Manitoulin Fine Arts Association/Creative Minds Art Association

Bringas, Lisa

Browning, Kathy is a visual artist with work recognized all over Canada and art

 

educator at Laurentian University with her PH.D and B. ED from the University of Toronto, an M.F.A from York University and B.F.A. Honours from the University of Manitoba.

 

Growing up in Thunder Bay, Kathy’s relationship to landscape has inspired her to create photographically for over forty years. She learns about land and water and her relationship to them through the work that she creates. In the past this understanding has inspired her to create sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, musical instruments, performance art, and

 

particularly digital photography.

When working, says Browning, “it’s almost like the camera becomes a part of my body. It’s like a prosthetic device that is attached to my body, so I’m constantly in the act of photography.

Brownrigg, Liz

Butler, Jon

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Cameron, Duncan is a singer, musician, teacher and storyteller. His special areas of interest include acoustic folk, Celtic music, as well as french Canadian, Irish, Scottish, and east coast heritage. He is affiliated with the Comhaltas Ceoctiori Eireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association, inc. He is also interested in music arrangement, transcription, and archiving. He grew up in a musical family and has twenty years of touring and recording experience. He played at Northern Lights Festival Boreal 2016 before Natalie McMaster and Donell Leahy. Duncan was a member  of the Pierre Schryer Band, nominated for a Juno Award. He also played with The Irish Descendants for the Winter Olympics 2010. Duncan has toured in Europe with The Magic of Ireland Dance Show. He has been a part of numerous theatrical productions, including A Christmas Carol at the Sudbury Theater Center.

Campbell, Joan, Cambrian College Open Studio

Cannon, Kristan was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and educated in North Bay and Toronto. She is a staunch supporter of literacy, reading, and young writer’s programs. She also holds a current membership with The Indie Writer’s Network and is a member of the NaNoWriMo Ambassador’s program. When not researching or writing, Kristan exists for sailing on the local lakes, painting, and outdoor sports until the snow and ice locks her boat on shore at which point she moves to EVE Online and creating cosplay.  www.kristancannon.com

 

Carr, Cathyhttp://www.ccbeadworks.com

Cook, James

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Dequanne, Gigi strives to capture special moments in a realistic style. Her areas of interest includes watercolor, graphite and photography. She is affiliated with both the Sudbury Art Club and Rayside-Balfour Art Club, and offers workshops for those interested in learning her craft.

Dolan, Kathy is an internal award winning artist who has exhibited in juried shows in Canada and the U.S. and also in several group exhibitions. Kathy has had her work published in well known art magazines, and debuted her solo show titled “Life’s a Birch” in 2014. She has won awards for her photography, pastels, graphite, watercolour, and oil paintings. Among her many achievements is a finalist and feature in the ‘International Artist’ magazine, 2nd prize in Pastel Canada’s ‘Purely Pastel’ 20th Annual open juried exhibition, and recipient of the ‘Ivan Wheale’ award at the La Cloche Art Show. Her works can be found in corporate and private collections in North America and abroad.

Kathy currently holds “Master Pastellist” designation with the Pastel Artists of Canada and is a signature member of The Society of Canadian Artists. She is a member in Manitoulin Fine Art Association, Sudbury Art Club, Northern Ontario Art Association, and the Pencil Art Society.

Kathy has taught numerous workshops in different mediums and also shares her talent by volunteering to teach a weekly class to guests at Sun-N-Fun Resort in Florida where she spends her winters.

Kathy lives in Espanola where she finds plenty of inspiration in her surroundings.

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Fisher, Karen describes herself as motivated, quirky and caffeine-addicted. She writes poetry and enjoys painting and crocheting.

Financial Decisions

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Gagnon, Paulette, ROCS

Gibson, Ian

Goodman, Brenda is the owner of Talent North Magazine, which highlights talent in northern Ontario and strives to give artists a voice and recognition. The magazine highlights the work of artist, music, athletes, singers, actors/actresses, authors and comedians.

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Heiti, Matthew

Hermikari, Esa T.

Holmes, Bev, Northern Lights Festival Boreal

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Innocente, Janice is a self-taught painter who works in oils and soft pastels to create realistic art depicting nature and portraiture. She was awarded two best-in show (first place in oil/acrylics as well as pastels) at the Cavalcade of Colours Juried Art Sale.  She is affiliated with the Sudbury Art Club, NOAA and Walden Art Club.

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Johnston, Donald

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Klym, Kylie, Kadence Music Therapy

Kruzel, Hugh

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Landry, Joanne

Langin, Ron is a visual artist with a special interest in painting and painting. He is attached to the Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl, Art Gallery of Sudbury and the GNO.

Leblanc, David A. is interested in finding cartoon artists.

Leclair, Lizanne describes herself as an intuitive Art therapist. She specializes in trauma/self-esteem and life coaching.

Leduc, Tom

Legault, Monique is a custom artist and muralist. Her areas of interest include acrylic and oil canvas art.

Lowe, Andy

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Mairs, Beth

McCollom, Crystal (Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc.): CCE SIAAI concerns itself with the development of an environment conducive to: promoting traditional Irish music and arts in all its forms; promoting, in particular, the playing of the harp and uilleann pipes locally; promoting Irish traditional dancing and singing with the traditional music; fostering and promoting the use of the Irish language; creating a closer bond among all lovers of Irish music and culture.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc. (a non-profit, charitable organization) was orginally formed on March 17, 1996 under the name Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Branch. Our finances are reviewed and we carry on a number of fundraising activities during the year, including membership fees, events and ticket sales. We have a Board of Directors and a Constitution and Bi-Laws (March 2009). Since the beginning, we have produced 14 Irish Celtic fairs (attendance from 600-1200), and ran a variety of weekly programs, large community shows (e.g. Echoes of Erin) and performed in countless venues. At the last Echoes of Erin Irish show hosted in the community, there were 700-800 attendees and 45 volunteer participants. We also train local adult singers, dancers and speakers of Irish and also children to dance, sing, speak Irish, Irsh crafts, do plays, and play fiddles and thin whistles. Out programs are provided on a weekly basis to children, youth and adults. We also run a week long Irish Summer School which is attended by (average) 10-30 children. Our activities in public are usually directed towards all ages including seniors of any ethnicity. We regularly perform for the residents of Long-Term Care facilities. More recently we have organized a number of ceili dances (80-100 attence). Our dancers and Irish speakers attend events and competitions across the province. We have now been funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to provide set dancing (similar to square dancing) lessons in the community. This is all been possible of a core group of dedicated community volunteers.

The objectives/activities for which the corporation is incorporated are:

  • To educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the arts by providing performances of an artistic nature in public places, senior citizen homes, churches, community centres and edicational institutions and by providing seminars on topics relating to such performances.
  • To provide instructional seminars on topics related to the performing and visual arts.
  • To produce performing arts festivals for the purposes of educating and advancing the public’s undertstnading and appreciation of Irish culture.

McKean, Brenda

Mitchell, Cait

Myth and Mirrors Community Arts is a not-for-profit multimedia/multidisciplinary arts group.

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Nash, Roger

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O’Sullivan, Paddy, Group Insights Consulting

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Palumbo, Mark

Partridge, Shawna Diane is an education and outreach officer. She is also a creative writer and creative writing workshop leader. Her interests include education, creative writing and English literature. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing and another M.A. in English Language and Literature.

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Ripley, Bridget

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Smith, Melissa A. (MAS Acting Studio Inc.) is a casting director and owner of MAS Acting Studio Inc.

Straughan, Judi

Solski, Andrea

Sudbury and District Quilting and Stitchery Guild Want to learn how to quilt? stitch? Have you been quilting or stitching for years and want to meet other people who share your passion?  Sudbury & District Quilting and Stitchery Guild members range in experience from beginner to expert, so anyone is welcome.  Not sure if we are the group for you?  Come check us out; your first meeting is FREE.  If you decide to stay, the guild’s yearly membership is $30 and grants you access to a full library, guild resources, and a wide variety of classes run by guild members.  The guild is full of experienced members more than happy to help you become a better quilter or stitcher.   We meet every Tuesday night from 7:00pm to approximately 9:00pm at the YMCA Parkside Centre, 140 Durham Street.  For further information, please feel free to contact us through our website www.sdqsg.com.

Sudbury Theater Centre 

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Thoms, Ray

Townend, Helen was born and raised in northern England and immigrated to Sudbury, Ontario in 1982. She graduated with honours from Cambrian College’s Fine Arts program (graphic design major) in 1985 and after raising her three children she has returned to her love of art and works in a number of mediums; watercolour, coloured pencil, graphite pencil, pastel and acrylic. As a member of the Sudbury Art Club, Helen has regularly exhibited her work in the Fall and Spring shows. In addition to displaying her work in the annual Cavalcade of Colours Fall Show in Dowling. She has also participated in the Sudbury Art Crawl.

Tye, Shirley 

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Ukrainian Seniors Centre 

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Wilson, Deborah

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Young, Derek

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Zulich, Dario