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.
Timeraiser is an amazing organization that partners with other organizations to generate much needed volunteers by purchasing art work from local artists and auctioning the works off in in exchange for volunteer hours from the community. For the last two years I have had landscapes purchased by the London Timeraiser jury of other artists and art professionals. Check out this year's Timeraiser event being held at the Mansion Night Club on Tuesday, April 26th. Doors open at 7:00 and tickets are $20.00 to get in.