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Artist Profile: Alissa Skorik

Alissa Skorik combines the old with the new.  She plays a traditional Native American spirit flute accompanied by modern backing tracks. “I still love traditional spirit flute music,” Alissa explained, “but it’s not my favourite music.  Most traditional music is ambient.  It’s difficult to keep a crowd’s attention with that music, especially younger audiences, so Read more

Art Battle Golden Horseshoe Regional finals

At last night’s Art Battle Golden Horseshoe Regional finals 10 artists competed for the chance to move on to the National competition in Toronto on July 27, 2017. MAC artists Khaula Mazhar and Leo Dias were among the first group of artists to compete last night. The 2 Youth Art Battle winners; Victoria Lewinowicz and Read more

Spectrum SQ unveils it’s Canada 150 Installation by Kanchan Quinlin!

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, Spectrum SQ hosted a wonderful event celebrating Canada’s 150th! Spectrum SQ invited local residents and employees of all ages to join in its, commemorating Canada’s past, present and future. The exciting grand art reveal took place on Tuesday, June 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Spectrum SQ’s Water Feature, bringing community together Read more

Artist Profile: Vandana Vishwas

When Mississauga-based Indo-Canadian vocalist Vandana Vishwas moved to the Greater Toronto Area, what impressed her most about the city was its diversity. “Toronto’s wonderful!” Vandana gushed.  “We never feel not at home here.  Because everyone here is an immigrant, we share each other’s emotions, art, food, and culture.” It is this spirit of cultural sharing Read more

Artist Profile: Sherry Prenevost

Sherry Prenevost has only worked as a photographer for a little over a decade.  In that time, however, she has had one of the most successful second careers in the Mississauga art scene.  Sherry has exhibited her work internationally, presented her work to Queen Elizabeth and David Suzuki, and worked with NGOs throughout Africa, Asia, Read more

Artist Profile: David O’Hearn

For most people, fear can be a deterrent.  For MARTY Award-winning musician, actor, and producer David O’Hearn, it’s a motivator. “I wanted to do it because I hadn’t done anything scary in a while,” said O’Hearn of his first foray into acting in 2004.  At the time, O’Hearn had made a name for himself as Read more

Mississauga Legends Row

On June 3rd, 2017 Mississauga Legends Row unveiled their “Walk of Fame” located at Celebration Square by the Jubilee Garden. Twenty-seven inductee plaques were unveiled with many of the inductees in attendance. Guests were invited to a reception in City Hall’s Great Hall where they mingled with the inductees in attendance. Among those happy to Read more

Teens Got Talent

On Saturday afternoon, MAC held its first annual Teens Got Talent show at the Streetsvile Founders’ Bread & Honey Festival.  The competition was open to singers from 13 to 19 who passed an online audition.  Sixteen singers competed in front of an audience and a panel of three judges: MARTY Award-winning guitarist David O’Hearn; MARTY Read more

CALL FOR AUDITIONS! Sawitri Theatre presenting new show: Grandma, based on Jane Fraser’s history!

Sawitri Theatre is presenting a new show: Gramma , based on Jane Fraser’s history.  It opens on July 20. http://www.sawitri.ca/ For a PDF version of this blog post click HERE! SAWITRI Theatre Group Auditions for GRAMMA! GRAMMA – English play by award-winning playwright Jasmine Sawant, inspired by Dr. Jane Fraser’s book GRAMMA about her family’s Read more

Teens Got Talent!

Hello Everyone! The Mississauga Arts Council’s Limelight Youth Association in collaboration with Rotary’s Roteract Youth Group is looking for talented teens to audition for “Teens Got Talent” juried singing contest!  The contest takes place on:  Saturday June 3, from 2-6 pm at the Streetsville Bread ‘n Honey Festival in Streetsville Memorial Park and for the finalists, an encore and prize presentations on Read more

Rogers TV 10 Closes Production Programming to Follow August 31

  The fond home of community television in Mississauga is closing its doors. Rogers TV studios on Wolfedale Road have ceased to produce the varied community TV programming that made minor celebrities of a few and educated many more in TV production over 30 years of broadcasting. 15 full-time staff were laid off this week Read more

Young Playwright? Here’s the info you need to know and act on RIGHT NOW!

RBC Emerging Playwright Award An award that will give up-and-coming playwrights the opportunity to win a 6-month mentorship with a professional playwright of their choice, from our 600+ playwrights roster as well as a $2000 cash prize. The award will be presented at the 2017 Tom Hendry Awards and the winner will be provided with Read more

Annual General Meeting Gallery

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Supporting Arts, Heritage, Creative Industries Fundamental to City-Building: Mayor Crombie

The following keynote address was delivered by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie during the Annual General Meeting of the Mississauga Arts Council which took place yesterday, March 29, 2017:   “Good evening, everyone. I want to begin by acknowledging Mike Douglas, Executive Director, and my husband, Brian Crombie, President of the Mississauga Arts Council, along with Read more

Art Battle March 15, 2017

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”20″]  Another full house on Wednesday night’s Art Battle at the LAC, and what a battle it was. 11 registered artists and 1 wildcard competed for the chance to advance to the regional finals on June 21, bragging rights and some cash of course. Most of the artists were first time Read more

Welcome back to the MAC Couch!

Do you have talent you would like to showcase to the world? Submit your application to be featured on MAC’s youtube channel and be able to share your talents with your community! You may transform your feature to demonstrate your craft whichever way you would like. Discuss, represent and perform on the MAC Couch today! This Read more

VAM Necessary Gestures Winners announced!

Congratulations to the winners of VAM’s Necessary Gestures exhibit.  First place: Kelly Zantingh 1st Honourable Mention: Linh Thai 2nd Honourable Mention: Yoon Jin Jung   VAM is shining the spotlight on emerging, youth visual artists! VAM is pleased to welcome to the public it’s first-ever youth art exhibition, Necessary Gestures! This exhibition features 11 emerging Read more

MAC’s Coffee Night at Studio.89 was a big success!

As many of you already know MAC and Studio.89 have partnered up to bring you Coffee Night! A night of singing, spoken word, acoustic music and all around sharing! I had the awesome opportunity of meeting some talented people:         Shelly Sarkar performed a wonderful tale on the ups and downs of life. She Read more

And the Curators Choice Award goes to…

Last week I was able to speak with the Curator of the AGM, Kendra Ainsworth, about the big opening night of VAM39. Since the gallery has been in operation, the AGM and Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) have collaborated in bringing the annual juried show to Mississauga residence and every year it seems to grow larger. Read more

MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO DOCUMENT HISTORY OF COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS

The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant courtesy of the Ontario150 Community Celebration Program. The grant will allow the organization to move forward with its plan to document and display the history of community orchestras in Ontario spanning 150 years. Working with several partners, the Read more