When your surgeon has an art-school diploma on the wall [Globe and Mail]

Toronto’s Luminato arts festival showcases creative spirit [Toronto Star]

Scenes from a Life: Hugh Oliver [National Post]

Toronto Star’s Murray Whyte wins prestigious journalism fellowship [Toronto Star]

Toronto’s Ken Babstock wins Griffin poetry prize [Winnipeg Free Press]

Stewart Goodyear’s bout with Beethoven at Luminato [National Post]

More artistic outlets needed at Jane/Finch, residents say [Inside Toronto]


Almonte’s Puppets Up! festival adds a magical twist [Ottawa Citizen]

Lightfoot’s back in business with new album and major award [Ottawa Citizen]

Cappies Gala honours students’ hard work [Ottawa Citizen]

Arboretum Festival to blend music, food, and art [Metro]

A classical event, with a Chinese twist [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawa restores funding to SummerWorks festival [Globe and Mail]

Pat Durr wins national award for arts advocacy [Ottawa Citizen]


Artists on the cusp; painters compete for $25,000 RBC Canadian Painting Competition [National Post]

-  Photo courtesy of Richard Kelland