Arts & Culture

Art in her soul, science in her brain

Carol Rossman was as surprised as anyone to discover, well into her 30s, that she had artistic talent. In those days, it was her clinical research on genetic lung disease for which she was known. But the Dundas raku artist’s first pottery classes at the Dundas Valley School of Art revealed…

Interview with homegrown folk musician Ben Caplan

We interview the local USY president turned globetrotting folk musician.

Grit Laskin

Social activist, singer-songwriter, author and world-renowned guitar maker, Grit Laskin, was among the most recent recipients of an Order of Canada.  Laskin, who was born and raised in Hamilton, modestly refers to himself as a "problem solver," whose life experience has taught him that "one…

Ora Markstein

Wendy Schneider
The Hamilton Jewish News
February 2008

If great art is a reflection of the artist's soul, than the sculptures of Ora Markstein tell the story of a woman whose diminutive physical stature is contrasted by a force of nature so powerful that neither the Holocaust nor a life…

The healing power of art

September 2013
by Ben Shragge

In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 20 to be World Refugee Day. To help raise awareness about the challenges faced by refugees in Hamilton, Israeli-born art therapist Hana Pinthus presented her work at the Central Library's Gallery 4 last…