Rays of Insight

“Discipline is not something that is imposed . . .  it is a way of living with a clear intention.”  Kenneth G. Mills




Why “Fire”?

August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Why ‘fire’?” asked Margot Adler of NPR in an interview with conductor Kenneth G. Mills, co-composer of the masterwork The Fire Mass. The Fire Mass was composed by Christopher Dedrick and Kenneth Mills, with words from the Latin Ordinary of the Mass and Mills’s poetry. “Conceived for a ten-to-twelve voice ensemble, it is tonal yet avant-garde sonority, harmony and rhythm.…

2017 Summer Festival Provided Abundant Powerful Moments

August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Mary Joy Leaper. Photos by Glen Sawich As the last chords of “Agnus Dei” from The Fire Mass resounded, a profound stillness embraced the room. All present were deeply moved; a few wiped away tears. Thus the 2017 Summer Festival of Light, Sound and Peace: Celebrating Presence came to a close for another year. Some said that it was…

Artist in Residence at Clevelands House, Muskoka

August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jennifer S. Murphy, artist in residence with Muskoka Chautauqua 2017, will be offering guided instruction and art appreciation at Clevelands House in Minett, Ontario, from August 28 through September 1. Her art workshops on the shores of Lake Rosseau will open “a window to wonder and magic” for children and adults. Jennifer is known for the beauty of her landscapes,…

An Artist Draws upon Wisdom

August 4, 2017 | 4 Comments

At the Kenneth G. Mills Foundation’s 2017 Summer Festival of Light, Sound, and Peace: Celebrating Presence, Mallory Blair Randle, artist and ceramics teacher, presented slides of his vivid sketches done in Arizona and Ontario. As a remembrance of places and times that were dear to him – not just as a memory but “to point to a new experience” for…

Prizes Awarded to Toronto Student Poets

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stepping out of the commotion of a festival on Bloor Street West and into the tranquility of the Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts in Toronto on Sunday afternoon, June 11, one feels the anticipation in the air. Toronto high school, college, and university students huddle and whisper, knees jiggling, fingers tapping, waiting for the ceremony to…

See “Threshold of Magic” on July 11 in Toronto

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT) Heliconian Club 35 Hazelton Avenue Toronto, ON M5R 1M6 Click here for tickets to “Threshold of Magic: The Death and Life of Tom Thomson.” Dr. Barry Brodie “brings together meticulous research, technical wizardry, an impressive set, and great acting. He explores threads of Tom Thomson’s life; important influences spin…


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2019 Kenneth G. Mills Poetry and Singer-Songwriter Awards





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