Highlights of 2022
2022 has been a very productive and rewarding year in many ways. It was a year of hard work and fulfilment, which involved a journey of learning, creating, and giving - marked with two exhibitions, three art shows, completion and installation of the public art project, 'Sackville: A Visual Snapshot'. Read more about this artwork at sackville.com website.
1. Group exhibition, ’Putting Down the Roots’ at Ax Arts Centre in Sussex in March whereI displayed some paintings, a ceramic sculpture, and a ceramic installation entitled,‘Mon Pays’.
- A solo exhibition, ‘L’espérance est puissante’ at the gallérie couloir de Centre des arts et de la culture, Dieppein March featured some paintings, prints, and clay balloons.
3. After months of planning and working with Matt Pryde and Ron Kelly Spurles of the Town of Sackville, it was gratifying to see 15 talented artists participate in Sackville's first Art Fair was held on Mother’s Day weekend. The response from the public was heartwarming. The artists were very impressed that the Mayor of Sackville, Hon. Shawn Mesheau spent a fair amount of time talking to each artist individually and appreciating their art.
4. In June I attended a workshop offered by Sandy Komst (photo below)and organized by CAPS (Cercle des artistes peintres de Shediac). Sandy is a very dynamic presenter. She taught us many useful techniques of creating art.
- Artists’ Village in Shediac on New Brunswick day weekend was a great way for artists to showcase their work and interact with the public.
- It was truly humbling to be recognized by my own group of Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Women Educators. I am incredibly fortunate to be a part of an amazingly kind and caring group of women educators. They have supported me and raised me to the level of being the recipient of ‘Influential Woman Award’.
- October marked a significant event of instituting an award for creativity in education. It was a pleasure to meet the first recipient of this award, Lisa Sanderson, a truly outstanding educator who is most deserving of this award.
- November was a busy month with two Christmas art shows and sale events – one in Riverview organized by Riverview Art Council and the other organized in Shediac by CAPS.
- Open Studio during Sackville’s Moonlight Madness event on December 9th.
10. Completion and installation of public art project, ‘Sackville: A Visual Snapshot’ was done on December 6, 2022, at the entrance of Sackville Town Hall. The funding for this project came through a grant I received from Canada Council for the Arts.
The official opening will be in February.
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