I would have to say that the most precious connections I have made here in Barrie, Ontario are with Awkward Stage and Le Petit Chapeau. Both Alana Sproule and Meaghan Armstrong have been both supportive and inspirational as I begin my journey as an artist. Beyond being my studio neighbours, we are working hard as the Lakeshore collaborative to bring programming to the mews during culture days and deliver workshops throughout the year. I definately could not have done what I have without these two special ladies.
Maclaren Art Centre
The Maclaren Art Centre is Barrie's outstanding public art gallery. It's spaces are often filled with engaging conceptual art explorations by both emerging and established artists. It also delivers excellent programming for families, youth, and children through classes, drop in days, and other community outreach programming. This year, I have again donated a piece to their annual "Off the Hook" Art Auction, to be held on November 12th. Be sure to get your tickets to this exclusive event fast. While visiting their lovely gift shop, peruse through a small selection of my miniatures.