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Artist Spotlight - Sylvia Chan

02 August 2017

About the Artist

Sylvia is an Award Winning Artist and Ontario Certified Teacher who creates opportunities for people to get in touch with their inner ‘artist’ and inspires youth to make a difference in the community by use of their creativity and imagination. Owns and operates successful community art initiatives and events, Sylvia Chan is a professional artist and art educator from Markham with over 10 years of painting and teaching experience. She is the owner of Creative Genius Art Academy. The academy brings art to everyone, regardless of background or experience and teaches students to break out of their comfort zone, explore new mediums and have a great experience creating art! She is also an artist in residence for York region district school board, where she facilitates art workshops for grade 6 – 12 students.

Sector News - July 2017

13 July 2017

Ontario Arts Council Receives $5 Million Funding Increase

"In May, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport communicated that they would be increasing funding to the Ontario Arts Council by $5 million dollars, per year, over the next four years." 

Find out how the new funding will affect all organizations that receive operating grants.

Member News - July 2017

07 July 2017

Arts Society King (ASK)

Take a self-guided tour of some of the gorgeous gardens of King Township at the Schomberg Garden Tour. NEW this year: ASK artists are paired with each Garden! For more information and tickets, click here

ASK will also be hosting their annual Schomberg Street Gallery event on September 17th, complete with a juried exhibition and quality fine art & crafts available for sale. Admission is free to all visitors, with live entertainment, a complimentary rickshaw service, and many local shops and restaurants close by. Click here for more info.

Aurora Cultural Center

The Aurora Cultural Center has named Suzanne Haines the incoming Executive Director as of June 5, 2017. According to President of the Board of Directors, Craig Mathers, Suzanne “comes at an exciting time as we complete our new strategic plan” and “[she] brings a great deal of experience in the area of not-for-profit organizations, especially in the field of arts and culture”. Ms. Haines is looking forward to taking on the position, and plans to continue to develop a “strong and vibrant cultural strategy for the residents of Aurora and beyond.” 

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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