Radio Interview


James Carroll of Hunter's Bay Radio interviewed Creative Paths Coordinator- Carolyne Wagland, Huntsville Art Society President Col Mitchell, and artSHIFT artist Janine Marsen this morning and engaged in an interesting discussion about CreativeSHIFT.

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Click once the radio button on the CreativeSHIFT site. It takes a few moments before you hear audio, so wait for it. There are commercial pauses too (which you won't hear) so wait until it continues.
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Press Release

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                                                    October 15, 2010         

For immediate release                             


    ArtSHIFT: an exhibit which partners five local artists with five local innovative industries to explore creativity and innovation in local industry.  The exhibit will showcase works incorporating these concepts, where the artists have utilized related raw materials supplied by each local industry partner.

Conceptualized and curated by Col Mitchell, president of the Huntsville Art Society, ArtSHIFT was developed in partnership with Creative Paths, a grassroots community arts education initiative whose focus is to introduce high school students to creative and innovative careers in Muskoka, and wascreated specifically for the upcoming creativity and innovation symposium CreativeSHIFT, held in Bracebridge at the Rene Caisse Theatre and Sportsplex, on Friday, October 29. Creative Paths is an initiative of the Arts Council of Muskoka in partnership with Muskoka Lakes Music Festival and Huntsville Festival of the Arts.

 “The thrust behind CreativeSHIFT is to expose Muskoka secondary school students to creative career opportunities, engage them in the creative process, and increase preparedness for integration into Muskoka's Creative Economy.  ArtSHIFT underscores that creativity is present and essential in any career, challenges traditional thinking surrounding creativity, and increases awareness of the innovative career opportunities available by showcasing a selection of local innovative industries,” says Mitchell.

After the CreativeSHIFT Conference ArtSHIFT will travel to Huntsville, reopening at The Art Space Gallery for Huntsville’s First Fridays Arts and Culture Event on November 5 (7pm to 9pm), where visitors can mingle with the following award winning artists and their innovative partners: environmental sculptor Chad Arney with Advenergy, mixed media guru Donna Buchan with Dr. Drew Markham, cartoonist, sculptor and painter Tammy Gravina with Skinner Properties,  mural artist Janine Marson with Lord & Partners, and mixed media & encaustic artist Pat Whittle with Sustain.

The Huntsville Art Society has established The Art Space, with hope that in the future it will become Huntsville’s Public Art Gallery. The ArtSHIFT exhibit will run for seven weeks ending on December 18.

For additional information on  ArtSHIFT, check out  and