Posted: Sep 19th, 2013 - 9:51PM
The Kingston WritersFest, which is celebrating its fifth year, hosts more than 50 events, which bring readers and authors together. It happens to fall on the same weekend as Culture Days and they’ve jumped on board to support literary arts in the community even further. While they will offer their usual free events for youth and children (see below), they have also chosen to give...
Posted: Sep 19th, 2013 - 9:38PM
What it means to “throw a pot”?Tricia Knowles
To throw a pot, you have to go through four distinct steps. Centering, opening, pulling and trimming. Sound simple? It’s not. At least not to the untrained potter.
Pottery is an art form – an ancient one at that. The potter's wheel was invented in Mesopotamia sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 BCE but the art form itself dates even further back with...
Posted: Sep 11th, 2013 - 4:51PM
Preserving your personal cultureTricia KnowlesCulture Days has brought together three Kingston cultural institutions to answer your questions about preserving heirlooms and to demonstrate methods used in museums in order to store them for future generations.
“Everyone has a mini museum of their own things that they love and care for,” says Kathy Karkut, Collections Manager for Museum of Health...
Posted: Sep 11th, 2013 - 4:49PM
Art After Dark -- 4 stops not to missTricia Knowles
Serving as a kick off to three days of free activities throughout the city, Art After Dark will serve as a showpiece event to start Kingston’s cultural celebrations.
“We do think of Art After Dark as one of Kingston’s premiere art and cultural events,” said Alex Amodeo, projects manager/marketing for Downtown Kingston! B.I.A. “Culture Days is...
Posted: Sep 11th, 2013 - 4:43PM
Art After Dark joins Culture Days with $500 prizeTricia Knowles
It’s an event held twice a year which showcases the excellent galleries and art that can be found Downtown. Traditionally, Art After Dark has been held on Thursday nights to great success. This year, however; Downtown Kingston! chose to move the signature cultural event to Friday night in order to coincide with Culture Days.
Posted: Sep 10th, 2013 - 4:29PM
Kingston gets ready for a love affair with culture!
From filmmaking (on a cell phone!) to a unique take on storytelling through the use of American Sign Language, to a wide range of visual and performing arts, history and heritage, Culture Days will sweep across the Limestone City September 27-29. Thanks to our roving culture correspondent Tricia Knowles, the Grand Theatre is proud to feature a...