Category Archives: Art

Passion for Life Inspires Artist’s Sculptures

My September 3, 2015 Enchanté column Art has shaped John Boxtel’s life just as he has shaped a life for and from his sculptures. Creation is his destiny. The 85-year-old sculptor lives in a secluded home he built near the … Continue reading

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Nevermore: hope hovers beyond darkness

My next Enchanté column There can never be a more haunting line in literature than, “Quoth the raven, ‘Nevermore.’” Likewise, there is no more memorable theatre than the Canadian production, Nevermore — The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar … Continue reading

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A love affair with New York

My Daytripper column from February 19, 2015 In the uber village called New York, millions of people mingle in hundreds of small neighborhoods and communities. Street smart and gritty, those people who inhabit one of the world’s greatest cultural centres … Continue reading

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Following the beat of her heart

My Enchanté column from January 8, 2015 Art, to Yessica Rivera Belsham, is about celebration. It’s also about joy, healing, and building community. She’s recently found a new home for her creativity. She’s one of the resident artists who opened … Continue reading

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Keen and Quirky Observations

My December 3, 2014 Enchanté column A woman sits on a metal bench in a courtyard, talking on a cell phone. Her legs are crossed and turned toward a wall behind her, like she’s positioning herself away from the world. … Continue reading

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Ethical and Wearable Art

One of my Enchanté columns from April 2014 By Mark Bergin Joanne Langlois has spent much of her career promoting other artists and causes. She excels at it. Now it’s her turn to be promoted. Always creative, her current project, … Continue reading

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I do believe, I do believe in fairies

After visiting Zena Bernstein’s Studio on Horse Thief Bay in the Thousand Islands region near the border of Canada and the USA you could find yourself believing in fairies. Irish poet W.B. Yeats once noted that if you ask the Irish if they … Continue reading

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