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The Dance Guru

The Dance Guru

Lata Pada’s genius teaches as much about life as it does performance. Words by Trish Dugan When you hear breaking news reports announcing that innocents have been slaughtered yet again by terrorists, do you pause…

Artists in the House: Matthew Agostinis and Kelly Lowe

Artists in the House: Matthew Agostinis and Kelly Lowe

The resident artists of the Living Arts Centre. Words by Trish Dugan Matthew Agostinis, Wood Just a few years ago, if you searched online for “modern rustic furniture,” a style that…

The Artist’s Perspective

The Artist’s Perspective

Words by Asma Mahmood The Art Gallery of Mississauga, although a small municipal gallery, is reflective of changing times and attitudes pertaining to art and culture in Canada. Despite its…

Artists in the House: Ishrat Raza Suhrwardy and Vik Moudgill

Artists in the House: Ishrat Raza Suhrwardy and Vik Moudgill

The resident artists of the Living Arts Centre. Words by Trish Dugan Ishrat Raza Suhrwardy, Ceramics “I never knew a time that I wouldn’t be an artist,” says Ishrat Raza Suhrwardy.…

VAM’s 37th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts

VAM’s 37th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts

January 15, 2015 saw the opening reception and awards ceremony of Visual Arts Mississauga’s (VAM) 37th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, hosted by the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM).…

Cultural Synergies

Cultural Synergies

Dynamic new leaders are poised to mobilize creativity! “Creativity takes courage.” —Henri Matisse Marty Brent, Manager Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives  1. What partnerships and collaborations do you see as…

Clustering Creativity

Clustering Creativity

Enlivening neighbourhoods through the arts, community partnerships and learning. Words by Trish Dugan What if there was a public place to gather that was every bit as free and open as your local…

Arts & Activism

Arts & Activism

The power of art to educate, inspire and create change. Words by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen When you walk into the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) this summer, you encounter a sobering tale: in 1989,…

Artists in the House: Tom Cudmore and Noelle Hamlyn

Artists in the House: Tom Cudmore and Noelle Hamlyn

The resident artists of the Living Arts Centre. Words by Trish Dugan I haven’t lived in Mississauga for long and maybe that explains my mistaken impression that the Living Arts Centre (LAC) beside…

Culture Days 2014: Interactive Map

Culture Days 2014: Interactive Map

Celebrate Mississauga! Culture Days | Doors Open is back September 26-28 with free events across Mississauga exploring arts, culture and heritage! A number of artists and arts, culture and heritage…

Through the Lens

Through the Lens

Sherry Prenevost will touch your soul with her work. Words by Colleen Munro Photography by Sherry Prenevost joined by Cassandra Kuczuk, David Tin and David Carvalho If you meet Sherry…

Artists on the Leading Edge

Artists on the Leading Edge

Join the conversation. Words by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen  Photos courtesy of Art Gallery of Mississauga This year, the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is facilitating community conversations on the role of the artist…

PAINT THE TOWN RED: Hazel Marshals the Parade!

PAINT THE TOWN RED: Hazel Marshals the Parade!

After 11 years, Paint the Town Red, now named the Hazel McCallion Canada Day Parade, the popular Canada Day celebration in Port Credit, has evolved from a quaint community parade into one of…

[UPDATED] The Mississauga Waterfront Festival

[UPDATED] The Mississauga Waterfront Festival

New attractions promise more memories.  Enjoy three days of free fun with family and friends at this year’s 18th annual Mississauga Waterfront Festival (MWF). The event will be held at Port Credit’s…

Shipwreck Anchors in Port Credit

Shipwreck Anchors in Port Credit

Historic documentary is the latest adventure for a local filmmaker. Words by Trish Dugan You might think you’re seeing ghosts when you watch the film Shipwrecked on a Great Lake on a…

Photo Slideshow: 2014 MARTYs

Photo Slideshow: 2014 MARTYs

Photography by Joel Robertson On May 8, the 2014 MARTY Awards took place at the Living Arts Centre. Each year, the Mississauga Arts Council honours artists of all mediums in…

2014 MARTY Award Winners

2014 MARTY Award Winners

Last night the Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) celebrated exceptional artists in the city at the 2014 MARTY awards at the Living Arts Centre. “The MARTYs are a celebration of the…

Artist Spotlight: Devaney

Artist Spotlight: Devaney

19-year-old artist and R&B singer/songwriter Devaney has released a 9-song EP, Gem Piece. The music is smooth and luxurious with an easy vibe, and plays well with her soft and…

Collecting from the Heart

Collecting from the Heart

Growing from pain to purpose. Words by Trish Dugan The coloured sketch Destroyer HMCS St. Laurent in Halifax, by Edwin Holgate, hangs front-and-centre in local accountant Jerry Golden’s collection of…

The Professional Protestor

The Professional Protestor

A chat with playwright and G20 detainee Tommy Taylor. Words by Chris Carriere If you care to learn nothing else about Mississauga expatriate Tommy Taylor, the writer and director behind…

VAM: Regional Artists Shine

VAM: Regional Artists Shine

For 36 years, VAM has celebrated the arts at their Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts. On January 16, the Art Gallery of Mississauga hosted the opening night, welcoming visitors to view submitted…

Selling England by the Pound

Selling England by the Pound

Through Genesis, the creative time of a generation comes to life. Words by Mike Douglas The popular English rock band Genesis might better have been named Gemini, as they had two distinct…

The Spirit of Broadway Comes to Mississauga

The Spirit of Broadway Comes to Mississauga

Mississauga’s fans of musical theatre will soon have the opportunity to take in the magic of Broadway right in their own city! As part of their 2013/2014 season, Windmill Theatre…

It’s Almost a One-Liner

It’s Almost a One-Liner

From the absurd to the graphic. Words by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen In Shakespeare’s plays, the fool is usually the one who comes up with the most potent observations. Among the apparent nonsense is…

PCCF: Mike Bullard

PCCF: Mike Bullard

You’ve probably heard of Mike Bullard. A Gemini Award winner, he hosted the popular late-night talk show Open Mike with Mike Bullard, which gained a horde of loyal followers making…

Steppin’ Time!

Steppin’ Time!

Enjoy an amazing musical experience along the strip.  The Brogue Inn Let’s start on the northwest corner of Hurontario and Lakeshore with The Brogue Inn, a popular neighbourhood pub with a friendly atmosphere.…

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