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.
The Creative Space
The Creative Space is a unique communal work environment located in downtown Barrie. Located at 89 Dunlop Street east, this cooperative environment is home to many artists who work in digital media. Renting space by the hour, day, week, or month, the Creative Space has a range of work areas and meeting rooms for rent. Alana Sproule, Meaghan Armstrong and myself have teamed up with the Creative Space to offer series of art workshops on Thursday nights. Want to check out how you could use the space, just drop in and ask for Chad Ballantyne.