Anselmo, David

Northern Ontario Film Studios/Hideaway Pictures


Sudbury native, David Anselmo has been in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. After graduating Laurentian University while studying Theatre Arts, Mr. Anselmo spent 7 years of his life working in South Korea and most of Asia as an actor and producer. Among his many credits are international selling films, “Rpoint”, “Welcome to Dongmakgol” and the highest grossing South Korean film of all time “The Host” which passed the $100M at the box office.

Seeing an opportunity to create a new industry in Northern Ontario, he founded Hideaway Pictures in 2010, a Northern Ontario production company with the mandate of attracting bigger film and television productions to the North. He has brought films to Northern Ontario starring Academy Award Winner Mercedes Ruhl, Academy Award Nominee Chloe Sevigny and Meg Tilly, Sam Trammell from HBO’s True Blood, William Baldwin, James Brolin, Jason Priestley, Adam Beach and Dominic Purcell. In 2014, he produced “The Masked Saint” which was recently released in over 600 theatres across North America. To top that, his latest film “Antibirth”, was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2016, Hideaway Pictures signed a multi year, $100M production deal with a major film production partner in Los Angeles.

“I want to show people that we are serious about film in Northern Ontario, that we have stories to tell too.” With a studio garnering international attention and a busy slate for 2017 and beyond, Mr. Anselmo is beginning to achieve exactly that.

Browning, Kathy

Growing up in Thunder Bay, Kathy’s relationship to landscape has inspired her to create photographically for over forty years. She learns about land and water and her relationship to them through the work that she creates. In the past this understanding has inspired her to create sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, musical instruments, performance art, and particularly digital photography. Her latest exhibition entitled Spirit Animals was shown at the Stopciati Gallery, Sudbury wherein she superimposed images of animals on rocks, water, and sky photographs in Northern Ontario. Spirit Animals is a series of digitally manipulated images that encourages the audience to view nature as interconnected and unified. These photographs exemplify the spirits inherent in animals. We are all a part of this landscape and these photographs question the animals continued existence in this changing landscape. Some of her other exhibitions and photographic series have been Spirit of the North, Superior Power, Images on Rocks and Images on Icebergs. Kathy’s photographic series are limited edition archival quality giclee prints.

Kathy Browning is an Artist and an Art Educator. She has a Ph. D. and B. Ed. from University of Toronto, an M. F. A. from York University, and a B. F. A. Honours from the University of Manitoba. Kathy has taught Visual Arts and Technology at the elementary, secondary and university levels and currently teaches Visual Arts in the School of Education, Laurentian University.

Kathy’s research interests include digital photography, digital applications in elementary and secondary visual arts education, media arts, aesthetics, and video. Kathy has completed 14 DVD’s for Videos of Visual Artists in Greater Sudbury. She created these videotaped interviews in partnership with the Director of the Laurentian University Film Studio, Hoi Cheu. These videos are needed to support the implementation of the new Ontario Ministry of Education: The Arts guidelines and include Aboriginal, Métis, Francophone, and Anglophone artists. The videos will be made available on-line through streaming and links. The purpose is to add to the knowledge base of artists in Canada, particularly more remote areas like Northern Ontario, through videos and on-line sites for information access.

Cambrian College – Open Studio

Contact Name: Joan Campbell

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc.

CCE SIAAI concerns itself with the development of an environment conducive to: promoting traditional Irish music and arts in all forms; promoting, in particular, the playing of the harp and uilleann pipes locally; promoting Irish traditional dancing and singing with the traditional music; fostering and promoting the use of the Irish language; creating a closer bond among all lovers of Irish music and culture.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Irish Arts Association Inc. (a non-profit, charitable organization) was originally formed on March 17, 1996 under the name Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Sudbury Branch. Since the begining, we have produced 14 Irish Celtic fairs, and ran a variety of weekly programs, large community shows (e.g. Echoes of Erin) and preformed in countless venues.  We also train local adult singers, dancers and speakers of Irish, and also children to dance, sing, speak Irish, Irish crafts, do plays, and play fiddles and tin whistles.  Our programs are provided on a weekly basis to children, youth and adults.  We also run a week long Irish Summer school.

Dawns Images Nature Photography

Don Johnston is a self-taught natural history photographer, with a degree in Biological Sciences.

He taught high school biology, retiring after nearly thirty years.

He’s been pursuing nature photography for over thirty years.

He has travelled and photographed extensively throughout North America and have studied with such notable nature photographers as John Shaw, Freeman Patterson and Tim Fitzharris.

He is widely published, with hundreds of credits in magazines such as National Geographic Explorer, National Wildlife and Harrowsmith Country Life, calendars such as National Geographic, World Wildlife Fund, Audubon, Teldon and Harrowsmith, text books, advertising such as Nikon and other media.

His prints hang in private collections in Sudbury and as far afield as Atlanta.

Along with noted Canadian photographer Mike Grandmaison, Don photographed the 2001 Sudbury book project Healing the Landscape, now in its third printing. In 2010 Don self-published a hardcover coffee table book of images from the Greater Sudbury Region titled Close to Home, which has now sold out.

This award winning nature photographer currently lives in Lively, Ontario, Canada with his wife Brenda and son Matthew.


What’s In the Bag?

Don has photographed in a Digital format since 2003.

Currently he uses Nikon Digital bodies: D500, D4s, D810 and D3X.

He owns range of Nikkor lenses from 14-24mm to 600mm. Recent upgrades include: Nikkor 14-24 VR, 24-70,

70-200 VR, 200-500mm VR.

Scanned slides were produced from Leica and Nikon film bodies.


What’s on the Desk?

Effective Digital photography demands the competent use of computers, hard drives, scanners and software.

Currently Don uses Apple MacIntosh MacPro tower and Macbook Pro computers together with a calibrated NEC 30″ display.

He scans with a Nikon 9000 film scanner.

His software includes: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 and Adobe Camera Raw, Nikon Capture NX2, Expression Media (for cataloguing), Helicon Focus, Photomatix as well as Imagenomic noise reduction software.


Goodman, Brenda

At Talent North, we are focused on providing  the local talent in Northern Ontario with a way of sharing and promoting their special and unique talent that would otherwise not get noticed.

We are committed to engulfing our readers with short colourful stories.  Talent North is proud to represent the extraordinary talents that are widely diversified that have gone virtually unnoticed.

We are proud to be part of Northern Ontario and all of its beauty, that we get to witness daily.

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Greater Sudbury Public Library (GSPL)

Contact Name: Jessica Watts

The Greater Sudbury Public Library promotes literacy, preserves the past, and explores new ideas in Greater Sudbury. There are many ways the public libraries support arts and culture in the community including: providing art spaces to display visual art, offering spaces for groups to gather and perform, hosting special events and regular library programs, and promoting online through our website and social media. GSPL aims to support local writers by promoting local talent and highlighting works written by local authors. The Main Library also houses a Makerspace open to makers of all ages and we run a regular Maker-in-Residence program that is open to makers who want to share their skills and vision with the community of Greater Sudbury. Through this program we are open to all forms of making and invite applicants from all traditional areas of art, technology and electronics. With 13 locations in the Greater Sudbury area, opportunities to further promote arts and culture to the wider community are possible though the public libraries.

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Leclair, Lizanne


Lizanne Leclair, BA is a self identified Metis. After a long spiritual healing journey Lizanne was gifted with the ability to receive information from the creator and was able to bring this information together in these intuitive art workshops. Lizanne has worked with youth for more than 15 years in several capacities, sheis also the stepmother of one and mother of 4 children, as well as grandmother of 2 children.
She prides herself in being a daughter, sister, mother , grandmother and auntie. Lizanne began journeying with elders and teachers in the native culture in 2008. She will be forever grateful to creator, as she believes that you are never given more than you can bear. Lizanne is a professional in her community and has attended several workshops in the areas of human emotion, child development and mental health.
I also enjoy picking medicine and can offer a variety of plant mixtures and/or tea
to promote a healthy body.
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Mission Statement:

Intuitive art is an excellent tool for working on insight, self-esteem, anger management and trauma related anxiety. The benefits of Art therapy have been set aside by western traditional counseling. Our goal is to build personal intuition through creative expression. Learning to trust yourself is key in most situations. We will explore several types of art media, without expectations of perfection. Life is a journey with several experiences to be had along the way, join us in an unforgettable experience.

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Myth and Mirrors Community Arts

Contact Name: Blaire Flynn

“Through the process of multi disciplinary artistic practices and public art interventions, Myths and Mirrors collaborates with community to weave art and story into the landscape and practices of our daily lives.  We actively seek unexpected connections, openings, opportunities and possibilities of collectively being in the world.  We push boundaries and create openings for public participation in social transformation.  Everyone is welcome to imagine and create community with us.”

We work to blur the lines between artist and audience and push boundaries around places of artistic creation and experience. We use methods of artistic subversion to question who is artist, who is audience, where and when art is made and experienced. As community and environmental connections become increasingly electronic and virtual, Myths and Mirrors seeks ways to reconnect. We believe it is necessary to find opportunities for first hand connections. By sharing our stories in meaningful and tangible ways we humanize and learn to be a community.

While M&M continues to create collaborative visual art such as murals, we are also directing our energies toward performance, puppetry and circus arts.

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