LAUREN SOLOY Member Artist-in-Residence, February 17 - March 16, 2019
Lauren Soloy returns to ARTsPLACE as first Member-in-Residence for 2019 Lauren recently signed a two-book contract with Tundra Books (a division of Penguin Random House Canada) to write and illustrate two picture books, and will be using the residency to work on the final art for the first book. Her illustration process uses mixed media - often combining cut paper collage with pencil crayon, pastel, and watercolour. She says, “When making art for kids, it’s a balance between keeping everything consistent and coherent, and also keeping it loose and playful.”
As part of the residency, she will be offering open studio hours every Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm. To see more of Lauren’s work, you can visit her at: www.laurensoloy.com
still/life exhibition, to June 16. The exhibition will include a 4-week residency in the gallery space itself where the artist will continue to make daily drawings of objects brought by members of the public.
Deirdre Dwyer has been writing poetry since her teacher taught her about haiku in grade six. In the meantime, she's worked as an English as a Second Language teacher in Tokyo, a Creative Writing instructor in Halifax, a Sessional Instructor of English in Windsor and a bookseller. Deirdre holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, and was a founding member of the Bourbon Street Poetry Society. She has worked with the Hope for Wildlife Society, a wildlife rehabilitation facility on the Eastern Shore. Deirdre was also Coordinator of the Musquodoboit Harbour Farmers' Market, now in its fifth season. She is presently chair of the Musquodoboit Harbour and Area Community Association, and has recently been writing prose about her three years in Japan and her subsequent travels.
As part of the residency, Deirdre will present a public readings and open studio hours.
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