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Special Thanks

We would like to say a special thank you to soprano Nicole Jordan, mixed media artist Tara Arnold, book publishers Flanker Press and the National Film Board for donating holiday gifts to our Arts East’s writers.

Since Arts East is currently volunteer-run, we wanted to find a way to reward the nine writers who this year contributed their time and talent to cover Atlantic Canadian art stories and events. Thanks for recognizing this group of fine contributors with your generosity and artistic/creative presents! 

Nicole Jordan is a classical singer born who was born in Trinidad and raised in Halifax. She specializes in chamber music, early music, and art song repertoire.

Her Christmas album, Solstice includes traditional songs spiced up with her rich and soaring voice, lively percussion, and Spanish guitar.  It is available online at iTunes: and CDs are available at TAZ Records on Grafton Street, Halifax NS:

Tara Arnold is a mixed media artist and natural therapist from Fredericton, N.B.  She is a member of the Brookside Gallery, a cooperative artist run art gallery located inside the Brookside Mall in (435 Brookside Drive, Fredericton).

She has created many Christmas gifts out of her original paintings which can be viewed and ordered at:

Based in Paradise, Flanker Press is Newfoundland and Labrador’s most active publisher of trade books and averages twenty new titles per year. They publish both non-fiction and fiction books for a variety of age groups. “The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.”

The National Film Board (NFB/ONF) produces and distributes films and other audiovisual works “which reflect Canada to Canadians and the rest of the world”. Since 1939, the public agency has played a vital role in Canadian, as well as international, filmmaking.

If you are still doing holiday shopping, check out our Holiday Gift Marketplace which features gifts from over 25 Atlantic Canadian creators and arts organizations:

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