Why Does Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Hack at TAG Cornwall – by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 16, 2016

Why Does Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues Hack at TAG Cornwall –  by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 16, 2016

The lady doth protest too much, methinks For a man that to my knowledge has never set foot in Cornwall’s public Art Gallery, Standard Freeholder Editor Hugo Rodrigues sure likes to write about it. He writes about the gallery far more than say…..the shady Harbor Front deal, or how Big Ben is leeching poison into […]

TAG Meeting Exposes Foiled Takeover Plot by Focus Art Members & Future of Gallery in Cornwall Ontario

TAG Meeting Exposes Foiled Takeover Plot by Focus Art Members & Future of Gallery in Cornwall Ontario

My year at TAG Cornwall has been eye opening and interesting.   I’ve discovered a passion for painting.  I’ve seen the good and bad in our local artists.   I’ve listened to a lot of people.  I’ve helped a lot of people.  I’ve also had to say no to some people and draw some lines. […]

Photographer John Lester Donates $500 to Kick Off Fundraiser for TAG in Cornwall Ontario FEB 7, 2014

Photographer John Lester Donates $500 to Kick Off Fundraiser for TAG in Cornwall Ontario FEB 7, 2014

While many know John Lester, formerly of JL Computers as a guru of sorts in Cornwall; he’s also an avid photographer. Some of his work hangs currently in TAG Cornwall, the city’s public art gallery that is on the precipice of closing. A meeting has been called for Tuesday February 9th at 7PM in the […]

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell Talks David Bowie with CFN – Jan 11, 2016

Legendary Photographer Barrie Wentzell Talks David Bowie with CFN – Jan 11, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – Barrie Wentzell has met and worked with almost every musical great during his stint with Melody Maker magazine in London from 1965-75. That time included working with David Bowie who passed away after a brave fight with Cancer. Wentzell recently visited Cornwall for a fund raising exhibit for its public art gallery […]

Cornwall Ontario Artist & Musician Moise Lasata ONE on ONE with CFN – JAN 11,2016

Cornwall Ontario Artist & Musician Moise Lasata  ONE on ONE with CFN – JAN 11,2016

Moise Lasata is an example of a tortured artist struggling with life’s challenges.     After working for years in Welding, and of some of the toughest industrial sorts, he was debilitated, losing a lot of ability to use his hands. While at a centre connecting with his First Nation’s roots he fell in love […]

YAC Cuts Ties With It’s ED Bruce Davis in Cornwall Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig #CWLARTS

YAC Cuts Ties With  It’s ED Bruce Davis in Cornwall Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig #CWLARTS

YAC (Your Arts Council) announced today that it was moving away from having an Executive Director and cutting ties with Bruce Davis. Davis had been with YAC since it’s political inception with Community Futures under Francois Desormeaux. YAC had stated at the budget hearings that it needed cash from the City of Cornwall to retain […]

NEW FACES Juried Art Show & Market Hits TAG Cornwall JULY 4, 2015 #ARTS #TAGC

NEW FACES Juried Art Show & Market Hits TAG Cornwall  JULY 4, 2015 #ARTS #TAGC

CORNWALL Ontario – The Art Gallery of Cornwall has overcome many obstacles in 2015.    Board changes, a punitive City Council cutting its funding to ZERO, but the 33 year old public art gallery has shown that art and artists are a resilient bunch. Tired of the petty infighting within the local art community the […]

Time for Harper MP Guy Lauzon to Not Run Canada Day in Cornwall & City Ad Boycott of Largest Media June 30, 2015

Time for Harper MP Guy Lauzon to Not Run Canada Day in Cornwall & City Ad Boycott of Largest Media  June 30, 2015

Oh Canada!   Tomorrow is July 1st.  Sadly you won’t see CFN participating in our local event that is about to be rained out (bad karma thanks to Guy) as our MP has hijacked Canada Festivities in our city. Canada Day, above all days, should be inclusive and community building.  Sadly our MP runs the […]

City Leaves 33 Year Old Public Gallery Out of Art Centre Discussion in Cornwall Ontario – JUNE 4, 2015

City Leaves 33 Year Old Public Gallery Out of Art Centre Discussion  in Cornwall Ontario – JUNE 4, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – In an odd twist of events the City Report from staff to council to be presented Monday night excludes The Art Gallery of Cornwall.  The city’s 33 year old public gallery was left off of the report to council of groups to confer with regarding the city spending $50,000 on a study […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford TAGGED & Child Haven International MAY 4, 2015

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford TAGGED & Child Haven International MAY 4, 2015

  Child Haven International (CHI) has a Home for destitute children along with 22 women in Kathmandu , Nepal where the big earthquake recently has devastated the area. Fortunately, the children were out in the courtyard when the quake struck and are fine. There has been some slight damage to the Home. A note on […]

Some Thoughts on Art & Taxes in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – April 3, 2015

Some Thoughts on Art & Taxes in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – April 3, 2015

CFN – What a busy week.   Congratulations first off to YAC.  City Council decided to give the group nearly $1,000 cash per member for this year.      That gives hope for the arts community as TAG has nearly 200 members.  Could a big cheque be on the way to the city’s public gallery soon? […]

Are Firefighters Smarter Than Artists in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – March 30, 2015

Are Firefighters Smarter Than Artists in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – March 30, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – There may be something that artists in Cornwall Ontario can learn from Firefighters.    The charade that has been this year’s budget committee has given lip service to cutting taxes. With half of council having signed a pledge to do so it seems the only things cut were the arts which are […]

Grumpy Old Men Lead Charge to Kill Arts Funding in Cornwall Ontario Budget Hearings by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 10, 2015

Grumpy Old Men Lead Charge to Kill Arts Funding in Cornwall Ontario Budget Hearings by Jamie Gilcig – MARCH 10, 2015

CFN – Claude McIntosh & Andre Rivette led the charge against Art funding at the Budget Committee meeting Monday.    Groups had ten minutes only to sing for their supper with some follow up questions with Bernadette Clement chairing. For disclosure purposes I am on the board of our Art Gallery that has run for […]

Former Board Member Brian Schofield Returns to TAG as Gallery Ups the Ante for 2015 in Cornwall Ontario

Former Board Member Brian Schofield Returns to TAG as Gallery Ups the Ante for 2015 in Cornwall Ontario

​The board of TAG (tagcornwall.ca) are proud to announce a new direction for 2015! “We’ve already seen results from our new board format and have received a lot of positive feedback from area artists” said TAG President Wyatt Walsh. After extensive meetings and discussion the board is focusing on some initiatives for 2015. . TAG […]

Cornwall City Council To Vote on New Arts Position – I and Management Say Nay by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 9, 2015

Cornwall City Council To Vote on New Arts Position – I and Management Say Nay by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 9, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Sheep.  Not everyone likes them.  They can be a bit like Art.  Well actually that would be taking artistic licence as sheep really aren’t like art unless well….we are entering a fuzzy zone of mystical proportions that probably aren’t relative to tonight’s City Council meeting in Cornwall where one of the issues […]

Greg Kielec Out, Kevin Lamoureux In on TAG Board in Cornwall Ontario – FEB 9, 2015

Greg Kielec Out, Kevin Lamoureux In on TAG Board in Cornwall Ontario – FEB 9, 2015

The president of The Art Gallery (TAG) is pleased to announce a well-established media professional and entrepreneur has agreed to join the board of directors of TAG. Roland Besner has announced Kevin Lamoureux will be attending his first full board meeting February 16. Lamoureux is president and CEO of KAV Productions Inc. who has worked […]

TAG The Art Gallery Invites Member to Board Meetings Starting in February in Cornwall Ontario !

TAG The Art Gallery Invites Member to Board Meetings Starting in February in Cornwall Ontario !

CFN – The board of directors of The Art Gallery in Cornwall has decided to change its meeting format in order to allow members to participate and voice their concerns. In making the announcement today board Chair Roland Besner said he hoped it would provide more accountability and transparency to TAG operations and encourage Cornwall […]