The Creative Airdrie Society has brought about many wonderful initiatives in our city and I was so honoured to be included in the Art-in-Motion project for a second time. These are bus passes for the commuter ICE Bus which means that on public art projects I've now had one of my chair paintings from my Simple Pleasures series - actually it was included in the library's panel for the Main Street Project, one of my Sacred Vessel canoes on the utility box project, birch trees on Artist's Alley - the street lamp banner project, another of my canoes from my Drifting Series which was a transitional piece from the Simple Pleasures to the Sacred Vessel series on a previous Art-in-Motion project and now tipis from the Sacred Space series.
For so many years I have exhibited my work across Canada and in the United States plus my paintings have found homes around the world and so it is with great pleasure that I finally get to share my work locally. When our 'new' library opened I was asked to share my chair paintings and it was a perfect fit as they all feature a book and cozy blanket or lamp but since then there haven't been many opportunities to share my work in my community. And I do love sharing art in public spaces as it is accessible for all plus public spaces are non-intimidating environments so that everyone has access to art.
This morning I will be visiting our local radio station to discuss the upcoming AIRdirondack Art Project (this marks our 6th annual) as well as all the initiatives that have taken place over the past year, there have been many, and I have to say that I am proud to be involved in the growth of arts and culture in our community.