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Katie Doiron Of Katie Doiron's Art In Moncton – Huddle – Huddle Today

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This is part of a year-long ‘Love for Local’ series called NB365: portraits of New Brunswick entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. Huddle is a media partner with Love for Local. In this segment, Katie Doiron of Katie Doiron’s Art talks about how important it is to support local to keep our companies in business.

I do not think I had a choice, I honestly believe that I was created for the job I have now. I did horrible in school and because of that, I could not even get accepted into any universities. After I finished high school, I was working in gyms and the mall and I felt super stressed about my future.

Fast forward a few years and a few different jobs, I started selling art on Facebook for fun. I did not think anybody cared about my art or would even purchase one piece, I just started putting it up for fun because I have always had a passion for art.

Shortly after I started, I ended up selling 53 paintings in one month and then some news and radio stations got a hold of the story. This gave me a bunch of free publicity, and that kick-started my business to where it has grown today.

From that moment on, I stopped working my minimum wage jobs and started working for myself. I have always been a strong supporter of shopping local, but this past year showed how important it really is. Through conversations with local businesses, entrepreneurs, and my own experience, I realized supporting local means supporting people.

In the past year, I have seen friends shut the doors to their businesses and when it’s someone you know, it forces you to look at these businesses differently. You have to ask yourself, “where is my money going?” Is it helping a multimillionaire become a billionaire, or is it enriching a family’s life? Hopefully the lessons we have learned this past year will help make a difference in the future locally.

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Library helps kids make art – Sault Star

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A free four-week art program for children is being offered by Sault Ste. Marie Public Library.

A PDF lesson will be emailed each week. Youngsters have one week to send a photo of their artwork.

A collage will be created featuring student work.

Register by emailing lib.childdk@cityssm.on.ca. Mention online art program in the subject line. Mention the child’s name, age and parent email contact.

Lessons start Sept. 28.

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'A very fundamental question': Is this the world's oldest example of art? – CTV News

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TORONTO —
Famous cave art in France, Indonesia and Spain has long been thought to be the oldest of its kind, but a new study sheds light on Tibetan parietal art that is four times older and may have been created by children.

An international team of researchers came together to determine if the hand and footprints discovered on the Tibetan Plateau were indeed art.

To decide if the sequence of hand and footprints were art, the researchers had to first figure out how these prints got there. The series of five handprints and five footprints, the researchers reported, came from two different people, according to a press release.

Given the slope and that it would have been slippery, the research team ruled out that people would have walked or run across the plateau, which in turn ruled out that these sets of prints may have been a result of people falling.

“It would have been a slippery, sloped surface. You wouldn’t really run across it. Somebody didn’t fall like that. So why create this arrangement of prints?” Thomas Urban, research scientist in the College of Arts and Sciences and with the Cornell Tree Ring Laboratory, said in a press release.

Urban assisted the research team led by David Zhang of Guangzhou University and co-authored the study.

The team of researchers used uranium-series dating to date the artwork. They believe that the footprints were created by a seven-year-old, while the handprints were by a 12-year-old. They also suspect that these kids were ancient relatives of Neanderthals known as Denisovans.

But what really determines if these handprints and footprints are art?

“These young kids saw this medium and intentionally altered it. We can only speculate beyond that,” Urban said. “This could be a kind of performance, a live show, like, somebody says, ‘hey, look at me, I’ve made my handprints over these footprints.’”

For this reason, Urban calls for a broader definition of what is considered art in this context, even if it does rub some the wrong way.

“I think we can make a solid case that this is not utilitarian behaviour. There’s something playful, creative, possibly symbolic about this,” said Urban. “This gets at a very fundamental question of what it actually means to be human.”

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Summerland opening new art gallery | News | pentictonherald.ca – pentictonherald.ca

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The Summerland Community Arts Council invites the public to join in the celebration of the opening of its new art gallery at 9525 Wharton Street, Thursday, Sept. 16 from 7-9 p.m.

EARTHSCAPES by artist Madyln Hamilton is the first exhibition in the new gallery.

She will be present at the opening reception to speak about her work and answer questions.

“My intent is for the viewer to contemplate, examine, and take away a new awareness of their natural surroundings,” said Hamilton who lives on the edge of a wilderness ravine in West Kelowna.

The ravine’s colours, energies, and forms of life serve as inspirations for her work.

EARTHSCAPES run through Oct. 29.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Masks are mandatory.

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