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Monday, January 31, 2011

Creative Burlington hosts 1st Annual Arts Recognition Awards

Monday January 31st, 2011
Creative Burlington hosts it’s 1st Annual Arts Recognition Awards on the evening of February 3rd, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre.  They will announce the winners in the following categories:   Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Media Arts and Young Artist.  Tickets: $65 per person - Includes light fare, cash bar and silent auction.
A Little about the Finalists:

Literary Arts:
Sylvia won awards and an international following with her Beauty series about a girl fostering guide dogs (Bringing Up Beauty, A Different Kind of Beauty and Beauty Returns). Set in the Alberta icefields, her latest novel Last Chance for Paris features a dramatic rescue by a girl and her wolf-dog.

Bobbie is a published reporter, a seasoned communications writer and children’s novelist of Sing, Girls, Sing!, a book about girls overcoming life’s challenges through music. Bobbie recently began working on her first novel for adults as part of the Humber College School of Writers Program-Fiction.

Jennifer has lived in Burlington since she was six years old. When she’s not working on her science fiction novels or blogging, she and her two children are tearing through the play barn at Bronte Creek, biking down Upper Middle, or hanging out at the Ontario Early Years Centre.

Media Arts:
A graduate of Mohawk College, Michelle surrounds herself in her passion for television production with work and volunteering. A mentor in school, an award winner for her skills and volunteer work, Michelle thrives on learning new techniques. Her skills are evident in the great camera, editing, sound and graphics work she does at TV Cogeco in Burlington, and her work at CH Morning Live

A graduate of the Media Arts Program at Sheridan College, Noel currently works as a video editor. His resume includes time as a camera operator, production assistant and a director of photography. To quote Noel “As an artist, I hope to achieve recognition on an international scale. I would then use this to aid in swaying the spotlight toward up and coming Canadian artists”.

Young Artist:
Although he’s only 12 years old Myles is a triple threat. He’s an actor, dancer and singer in film, television and theatre. Most recently Myles played the title role in Billy Elliot the Musical in Chicago and you may have seen him on television in Flashpoint. Myles enjoys competitive dance and gymnastics, sports, piano and martial arts.

In my goals as an artist, I have grown from small crafts to large paintings in the last few years with the encouragement of my middle school and high school teachers. I hope to continue my artistic training in post-secondary school and one day have my art featured in a world-renowned gallery.

It’s not a hobby, singing is my passion. The adrenaline rush I get when performing is the greatest feeling. I’ve always dreamt of performing and making at least one person in the audience feel something for those three minutes.

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