Make your mark with mosaic: art class still has space

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Kate Aley

It's always satisfying and reassuring to be able to make something new out of something old. That's what students of the Easy Mosaic class will discover in this two-day course offered by the Pontiac School of the Arts, August 14th and 15th.

Suitable for beginners and anyone interested in creating their own work of art, the course begins with the invigorating task of breaking plates with a hammer! After sanding the rough edges, students glue the bits to the work surface. On day two, grout is applied to finish the piece. Participants are encouraged to bring their own plates.

Instructor Mary Ann Horner shares this tale to explain how she came to learn about making a mosaic.

"My first project was created due to clumsiness on my part while I was dusting at my late Mom’s house," she writes. "I accidentally knocked a pretty biscuit jar to the floor. While picking up the many shattered pieces I decided to give it a new life as a table top. Without knowing what I was doing I created a beautiful little mosaic accent table that now graces my bedroom. Since that time about 10 years ago I have created many mosaics using materials such as mirrors from empty compacts, miscellaneous beads and trinkets and of course cracked and broken plates, saucers, platters and biscuit jars. These “found” materials are inexpensive and many have sentimental value."

Registration is still open for alcohol ink painting and book binding on August the 9.

Courses take place at the historic Stone School, 28 Mill St., Portage-du-Fort.

Go to artpontiac.com to register.

Pontiac School of the Arts
artschool@artpontiac.com
Phone: 819-647-2291

 

 

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The beginning of everything: "Origins" watercolour show opens

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Kate Aley

You are invited to an extraordinarily moving exhibition of new work by renowned Luskville painter, Ruby Ewen.

Entirely painted in watercolour, the pieces immerse the viewer into multiple magical realms of creationism, imagination and classic myth.

Show runs: Friday, June 22 (opening event, 6 -- 8 p.m.) to July 22, 2018

Site: Stone School Gallery, 28 Mill St., Portage du Fort.

Cooking meets trucking at new restaurant

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Kate Aley

After two years of extensive renovations, Au Coin du Camionneur, also known as Trucker's Corner, opened in Luskville on Sunday June 17. 

Owners Benoit Galipeau and Robert Bergeron have completely reconfigured the building at the corner of the Eardley-Masham Road and Highway 148. New lighting, comfortable seating and large windows that open onto a breezy patio create an inviting ambience.

Building a new future for Pontiac with slaughterhouse project

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Kate Aley

After five years of planning, construction has now started on the Les Abattoir les Viandes du Pontiac. Set on five acres on the outskirts of Shawville, the slaughterhouse is the brainchild of Quyon entrepreneur Alain Lauzon and three partners, Sofian Elktrousie, Ibrama Diagne and promoter Gilles Langlois.

“We are aiming to be open by end of October,” said Lauzon last week, as he watched forms being set for more concrete to be poured.

Kickin' it: Pontiac youth get into soccer

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Kate Aley

Some might say that young people are glued to their screens all day and all night. But that's harder to say when so many bright young people are running, kicking, playing and laughing in Luskville every Monday evening.
Community soccer classes started up on Tuesday, May 1st at the Luskville Recreational Park. The two- to four year-olds play in the softball field. The older group, aged five and up, play on the soccer field to the north.

How do rural communities comply with Quebec's Organic Strategy?

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Kevin Brady

Current Situation:

The Québec residual materials management strategy includes a progressive reduction and an eventual a 'ban' of organic material from municipal landfills by 2020. Municipalities that comply with the policy are eligible for funding to help offset the costs. As with the Municipality of Pontiac, many municipalities have chosen to pass resolutions to initiate door-to-door collection, with costs paid for by the residents.

Get ready, get set, get out: disaster preparedness in a bag

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Kate Aley

Remember this?

As the Pontiac watches epic levels of flooding in both New Brunswick and B.C. and considers our own possible return to inundation, it's time to let paranoia rear its helpful head and get ready to get out of the house. The concept behind having a so-called Go Bag is to have ready everything you might need to survive, out-of-doors, for about 72 hours... until help arrives or the zombies get you.

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