Return of the Prodigal
We are happy to announce the first talks in our Return of the Prodigal speakers series. This series will feature recent college and university graduates who have majored in fine arts, art history or related programs giving illustrated talks based on their own research or work in the studio. This series is designed to be of special interest to high school students thinking about and/ or in the process of applying to post-secondary art programs.
It will serve as a valuable source of information and inspiration for these students who will see the exciting work that their slightly older peers are doing in their post secondary careers and will learn from their experiences and insights. The speakers will also gain valuable experience in public speaking and presentation as they prepare to launch their own careers.
Tuesday January 27, 2009 from 7:00– 8:00 pm
Maaike recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University where she specialized in print media. She has worked as an art instructor, a print studio monitor and is currently co-founder and studio technician for inPrint a new environmentally friendly studio geared towards emerging artists. http://inprintstudio.ca. Her own work, executed in a variety of media, critically focuses on the relationship between health and medicine.
Tuesday February 24, 2009 from 7:00– 8:00 pm
Amanda grew up in the Niagara Wine region in Southern Ontario thus gaining inspiration from an agriculturally based community. She started her art education at Sheridan College and completed the Art Fundamentals program. This led to a BFA at the Ontario College of Art & Design. As a multi- media artist she works with photography, printmaking, collage, drawing, painting and makes her own recycled paper for projects.
The talks will be held on the last Tuesday of every month. The presentations will begin at 7:00pm followed by a questions/ answers segment.
Please arrive a little early to avoid interruptions.