Musician/Photographer John Milles on #ARTsolation Update for Art Beat

Musician and photographer John Milles (John Milles Music | milles’ ARTography) joined Grayden to talk about how COVID-19 has influenced his work on April 13th. They also chatted about how he got into performing as well as photography. During the emergencies measures he came up with a unique way to jam remotely with his buddy Chris Eveland Music.

Also check out the Facebook group that John Milles started for musicians, Ontario Online Music Fest (Covid Quarantunes).

Watch the video for the full story!

Stay tuned for future episodes that will include chats with Angela Elizabeth Marie Hardy, and Laura Woermke Artist.

1. What is #ARTsolation? 2. How can you participate?

1. #Artsolation is an online art project curated through using the hashtag #artsolation on Instagram. As artists, during this time of isolation, we can stay connected by creating and sharing our work with our community. By using unique hashtags when we post we can connect up with like minded individuals.

2a. As an artist you can participate by tagging your instagram posts with the hashtag #ARTsolation. While this program is geared towards setting up on online gallery to help artists sell their works, there is no limiting factor – any artist can tag their work to join the conversation. Visual art, dance, music, theatre, flower arrangement, poetry, yoga – or any of the arts – make a post and share it!

2b. As a someone who’s not creating, but loves the concept, you can participate by liking and commenting on posts. All support is appreciated! And when the gallery goes live, maybe consider buying a piece (or two!).

Thanks to our partners in this project: St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, Small Business Enterprise Centre, Railway City Tourism, Van Pelt’s Business Solutions, and Laing Studios.

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