Port Credit, ON –“My paintings and photographs are a visceral response to my immediate environment and the sensations and impressions that I experience,” explains Sherrill Girard, one of this year’s new participating artists in Arts on the Credit. Arts on the Credit 2014 has attracted some well-established, acclaimed artists from outside Mississauga, like Girard from Toronto, and Lorraine Roy from Dundas, an award winning textile artist. At the same time there are many recognized Mississauga artists showcasing their new work, including Marianne Morris, Justin Blayney and Gabby Tutak. Morris reveals, “I use whatever tool strikes me at the moment, sometimes paint is applied with a brush, but often it is my hands, a kitchen utensil or something improvised.” The artists enjoy interacting with visitors and discussing technique and subject matter. The art ranges from abstracts to exquisite florals to landscapes and portraitures and everything in between, both contemporary and traditional techniques and subject matter included.
Arts on the Credit also includes fine craft, hand-made unique work with inherent artistic qualities. “I aim to create new art forms juxtaposing ceramics with different materials such as leather, copper piping, wire mesh and wood”, says Jolanta Jung, a clay artist working out of her studio at the Living Arts Centre. Stunning fused glass, experimental clay work and amazing jewellery reflect excellence and great diversity in the fine craft field.
Arts on the Credit 2014 will officially open Saturday, April 12th at 11 am. Show hours both Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, are 11 am – 5 pm. A draw prize valued at $250, a stunning manipulated photograph by local photographer, Annette Seip, will be presented at the closing of the show.
Show Highlights: $5 admission TWO DAYS ONLY, April 12th & 13th, 11 am – 5 pm
Lifelong Mississauga resident, John Burrows announced his candidacy today seeking election to City and Regional Council in Mississauga’s Ward One race. Burrows, a former small business owner with over 30 years of experience in municipal government has decided to run to ensure that Ward One once again benefits from effective representation. With extensive management experience in local government, Burrows’ has developed a plan that will ensure Ward One residents will once again receive their fair share of community improvements.
Burrows’ three point plan calls for:
Increasing the number of investments into the Ward One community.
Keeping taxes affordable by ensuring any proposed increases do not exceed the rate of inflation.
Making city hall operate more efficiently by finding savings and conducting service reviews.
“The residents of Ward One have not received their fair share of community improvements over the past four years”, said Burrows. “I know how to deliver positive results for residents, and intend to use my extensive experience in municipal government to find savings and bring fiscal accountability to city hall. We will reinvest those savings into the Ward One and fix the investment deficit that currently exists”, he added.
Having been raised in Ward One and having a long family history in the community, Burrows wants to ensure that all our local neighbourhoods prosper once again. “The residents of Ward One are the cornerstone of Mississauga”, said Burrows. “They deserve nothing less that to realize some community benefits from the city that they helped to build”, he added.
These drop-in open houses are part of the provincial Transit Project Assessment Process and will feature information about the project and the environmental assessment of the LRT. Project team members will be on hand to answer questions.
The third PICs are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
3 - 8 p.m.
Great Hall Mississauga Civic Centre 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
The City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton and Metrolinx have a vision for a vibrant Hurontario-Main corridor from Port Credit to downtown Brampton. In 2011, the cities' Master Plan noted that Light Rail Transit (LRT) is the preferred form of transit along the Hurontario-Main corridor. This project is also a priority project in The Big Move, the Regional Transportation Plan, and included in Metrolinx’s Next Wave of projects recommended for funding through the Investment Strategy. An LRT system, providing key transportation connections to the cities, both north/south and with the GO Transit system, has been identified as a catalyst for sustainable, well-managed growth. The Hurontario-Main LRT Project is now in the Transit Project Assessment (TPAP) Phase, which includes design and technical studies supported by stakeholder and public consultations.