UXBRIDGE: Calling all Photographers. The Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA) will be holding the first meeting of the season for the North Durham Photographers Association in Uxbridge, at their new home, the Uxbridge Historical Centre on Wednesday, April 27.
There will be plenty of opportunity to find out what the organization offers in the way of mentoring, workshops and lectures.
Previous years members are welcome as well as all newcomers, whether you need a lot of help or a little, or just want the chance to meet other photo enthusiasts, their club will target your needs. Everyone is welcome.
Meetings will be held on the last Wednesday of the month, between May to November.
This will be the first in a series of hands on, workshops, and lecture projects to be offered by the UAA, as part of their collaboration with the Museum and the Historical Centre.
The meeting will run from 7p.m. until 9 p.m. at the ‘School House.’
For more information please contact Stuart Blower on-line by e-mail at Stuart@sbvisualmedia.ca
The Uxbridge Arts Association endeavours to nurture and promote the arts in the Uxbridge community. They facilitate communication among arts organizations, artists and patrons, raise the profile of the arts as well as provide arts-related information to the entire community.
KAWARTHA LAKES – Kawartha Lakes Public Library is pleased to present local artist and author John McQuade for an image show and discussion of his work. McQuade is director of Nalanda Miksang Photography and the co-author of Looking and Seeing: Introduction to Contemplative Photography. Join him on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room of the Lindsay Branch Library.
John McQuade grew up and lived in Omemee until attending university and now has returned to his roots. The McQuade family settled in the Omemee area in the 1830s having originally hailed from Ireland.
John began contemplative photography practice in the summer of 1983 and, with Michael Wood, developed the Miksang teachings and path of training. He is the co-author of Looking and Seeing: A Contemplative Photography Sourcebook (available at Kawartha Lakes Public Library) and is the principle Miksang teacher in Toronto. His photographs have been exhibited in Toronto, Vermont and Halifax. He is the curator of the Nalanda Gallery program in Toronto. He studied phenomenology and sociology at Trent University and York University. He holds an M.A. and has taught sociology in universities and community colleges.
A special exhibit of John’s photographs will be mounted at City Hall (26 Francis St, Lindsay) during the month of April and everyone is welcome to view these works.
“When Eye, Mind and World are in the same place at the same time then you see clearly and your images are vivid,” says McQuade of the Miksang teachings. “Every strong image begins with a strong perception. Contemplative photography teaches how to see clearly through the practices of Looking and Seeing”.
If you have an interest in photography, art or meditation, this presentation will be of interest to you. To learn more about Mr. McQuade and the Miksang teachings visit www.miksang.org. For further information contact the library at 705-324-9411 extension 1265.
ROB DRAL The Standard
SCUGOG: Best-selling author and empowerment coach, Crystal Andrus Morissette has been living in Greenbank for the last 10 years and has made it her mission in life to helping and empowering women.
Crystal recently released her new book titled, “The Emotional Edge”. The book focuses on why having an edge is necessary for people to expand their lives and become the greatest expression of who they are. Join her at Chapters in the Oshawa Centre on Sunday, May 15, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a meet and greet and book signing.
Crystal is also the founder of The S.W.A.T Institute (Simply Woman Accredited Trainer); an international Empowerment Coach Certification, exclusively for women.
“We now have students in over 30 countries and have graduates who are making a profound difference in the lives of others”, said Crystal.
But that’s not it! Crystal also offers Simply Woman Retreats right inside her own home.
“We’ve had women travel from as far as Australia, England, and Mexico to attend this special day with 23 other women and myself,” said Crystal.
She has a ‘Simply Woman Retreat’ coming up on May 28. For more info on the retreat , please visit: www.swatinstitute.com/event/home-retreat.
Crystal hopes her new book can help women deal with some of the everyday struggles that they go through. “For women specifically, I hope they shift higher in their personal empowerment and ability to communicate their thoughts, needs, and feelings clearer and more easily, particularly in their closest relationships. I believe that when men and women really ‘see each other,’ we will all find so much more love and peace.” she said.
Crystal spoke from the heart when asked what inspires her to continue to help women feel empowered through all of these years.
“Empowering women literally feels like the oil in my lamp and the passion in my heart! It’s really ‘that’ simple.”
For more info on Crystal and her empowerment work, please visit: http://www.swatinstitute.com.