Together at Home: The Makers of Kingston, Week 2

By Visit Kingston

Visit Kingston invited the makers of Kingston to take over our channels to perform a concert, showcase their artistry, guide parents through a craft for kids, and share their passion and creativity with the city and beyond. Participating artists will be compensated with an honorarium.

Check out our Instagram each day at 1:30 pm to experience a bit of Kingston from the comfort and safety of your home and follow along online.

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Michelle Reid

Monday, March 30, 1:30 pm

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Michelle was raised in Kingston Ontario. Her pride in the downtown core and the surrounding areas comes across in her work. Michelle seeks balance of light and shadow. Whether her subject be deep forest or urban landscape, her goal is the same. Michelle finds energy in the city to fuel her inspiration and is drawn to the woods to decompress and reflect.

Braden from The Codas

Tuesday, March 31, 1:30 pm

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The Codas are a newly formed band based out of Kingston, Ontario that have dubbed themselves with a name that represents their approach to collaboration and creation: A “Coda” is a term used to describe an addition or an extension to a preexisting piece of music, and that’s exactly what this band is.

Gary Rasberry

Wednesday, April 1, 1:30 pm

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JUNO-nominated children’s artist Gary Rasberry has been a fixture on the Kingston music and arts scene for almost three decades. A noted artist-educator, Gary regularly crisscrosses the country as VIA Rail’s Artist on Board and performs at schools and festivals everywhere. Gary leaves a trail of happy children and smiling parents in his wake.

Danielle Folkerts

Thursday, April 2, 1:30 pm

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Danielle Folkerts is a Kingston-based contemporary visual artist and art educator. She is known for her expressive paintings, ocean-inspired textiles, upbeat and comprehensive workshops, and vibrant large-scale murals for Lululemon and more. She’s the face behind The Travelling Artisan – a resource, business, and brand focusing on art, travel and education. She’ll be leading a watercolour demo of her “Little Hoots” paintings.

Moira Demorest

Friday, April 3, 1:30 pm

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Moira Demorest is a musician, concert promoter, and educator. As co-owner of the local concert production company, KPP Concerts, Moira has been producing live concerts in the Kingston area for 20 years working with artists such as Against Me!, Arkells, City and Colour, and Grimes. Before emerging as a solo musician, Moira was part of the dance punk band PELT. Her first solo album will be released soon-ish.

The Meringues

Saturday, April 4, 1:30pm

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A Meringues show is must-see, as the band tears through each song, balancing between a great performance and one that seems in constant danger of going off the rails. At the core of this Kingston-based group are the dueling lead vocals of Amanda Pants and Ted Evans. They have a torrid, almost theatrically manic partnership.

Oakridge Ave.

Sunday, April 5, 1:30 pm

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Oakridge Ave. is a blend of influences from Canada’s rich musical tapestry. Since their debut 2018 EP, Lost and Out of Place, supported by a Maritime tour the same year, their songwriting, sound, and dynamic have matured, as have their energetic live performances. In the past year Oakridge Ave. shared the stage with The Beaches, Chris Koster (The Glorious Sons), Yukon Blonde, and their heroes, Lowest of the Low.