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Andrea Wilson Waterfowl Park Artist-in-Residence TalkAugust 30, 2018
The Town of Sackville is pleased to announce that artist Andrea Wilson, 2018 Sackville Waterfowl Park Artist-in-Residence, will be giving a talk on her summer art project on Thursday, August 30. Andrea will be in attendance, with photographs of her project, for a reception at Thunder and Lightning Pub from 6 pm to 8 pm, and her talk will begin at 6:45 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Andrea has been practicing for many years and has recently earned her fine arts degree from Mount Allison University. She has experience in costume design, teaching, and fibre arts, and the principle focus of her current practice is sculpture and print-making. She also documents her own work using photography. For her Artist Residency in the Park, Andrea drew on her passion for site-specific land sculpture.
In the summer of 2016, Wilson made seven sculptures on seven beaches, using only natural elements found on those beaches. She enjoyed the process and received considerable positive feed-back, including one appearing on a tourism promotion. It has since been her intention to pursue this avenue in a different setting.
The creation of Wilson’s sculptures facilitated interactions and collaboration with residents and tourists alike. The unique beauty of the trails lends a contemplative atmosphere, one conducive to appreciation of art subtly enmeshed into the scenery. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working in the Waterfowl park this summer. What an idyllic workplace!”, said Wilson. “I greatly appreciate being given this opportunity. The enthusiastic feedback I have received from the public has been a fabulous motivator.”
There are several sculptural elements scattered around the park, completed over the course of the Residency. A map with locations is available at the Visitor Information Centre at 34 Mallard Dr., or online at www.andreawilsonart.com.
For more information on the Artist in Residence Program, or Andrea’s talk, phone 364-4967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org