Don Maynard lives and works in Kingston, Ontario. His practice includes painting, sculpture and mutli- media installations. He recently completed a public art commission for the Cyrville Station of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Line. Previous public art works include Archive and Fallen Star for the City of Ottawa and Wave for the city of Toronto.
Maynard shows his work both nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of a Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant and a Chalmers Fellowship. Previous solo exhibitions in Kingston include Tidal Mass at the NGB Studios and Franken Forest at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa to name a few.
Maynard is represented by Newzones Gallery in Calgary, Alberta, and Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, New York. His works are in private and public collections around the world.
Hugh Box is passionate about improvisational music. Hugh has a unique piano sound. Inspired by the likes of Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Brad Meldhau and, Bugge Wessteltoft. Hugh takes and follows a musical thread down uncharted paths creating a spectrum of atmospheres from the deeply emotive, to the profoundly meditative. A student of the Faculty of Music at The University of Toronto, and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Hugh has performed with the East York Symphony Orchestra, the Meistersingers, and the Blue Canoe theatre company.
Claire Bouvier is a native of Kingston, Ontario. She began training in classical violin at the age of five. She spent most of her adolescent years playing with the Kingston Youth Orchestra and various ensembles while experimenting with fiddle and Hungarian dances on the side.
While studying at Acadia University she began practicing with bands and immersing herself in East Coast music. Claire is heavily influenced by her world travels, and has begun experimenting with digital and acoustic tools to augment the sound she creates.
John Torres was born in El Salvador. His family later fled, via the United States, to Canada.
Today, John resides in Kingston, Ontario and performs with a loop pedal, vocals and an acoustic guitar. His show combines looping beatboxing, vocal harmonies and guitar parts to create a soundscape that John sings to. His repertoire spans from classics to modern pop hits, alongside original material that he plans to one day compose into an album.
Scott moved to Kingston in 2011 where he re-learned how to play his high school instrument, the trombone. He mostly enjoys playing and listening to jazz, funk, R&B, soul, and hip hop and has played in several bands within these genres. Scott is originally from the small town of Sweaburg, Ontario and moved to Kingston to complete his PhD in sociology. He now lives in Calgary, Alberta with his partner Flurry and their dog, Bruce where he works for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as a grant writer.
Andy Pesz has been pursuing the drums, and other instruments since the age of 12. After growing up in the fertile, independent music scenes of Northern Ontario, it was time to attend Queen's University. His studies included percussion at the School of Music under the tutelage of Greg Runions, and an additional focus in psychology.
As a member of several music projects in and around Kingston, including a weekly jazz drum set residency, he has also led an original project on the guitar & vocals.
Michelle Girouard is a theatre artist and vocalist living in Kingston, ON. She's currently and very happily finishing a long-standing BFA at Queen's University, with a vision of continuing on to a Masters in Cultural Studies next year.
Beyond these fun things, her garden, children and friends fill her heart with tons of love.