Meet some of my friends who also make art.
From time to time we will feature the work of guest artists.
Featured Guest Artist for Winter 2023 is J Positive
Joel has developed his own unique artistic perspective, which was encouraged by his Mom from a young age. His art has always brought joy to all who see it. In addition to his artistic endeavours, Joel also loves to cook and is proud to have achieved his Kitchen Steward Certificate from Algonquin College.
The two years of COVID were difficult for Joel, as his long-time kitchen job and all his other in-person programs were discontinued. However, he took that opportunity to spend more time on his art and was encouraged to launch his Art By J Positive store in February 2022. This has given Joel a newfound sense of pride.
Although Joel and Rita live in different cities, it is exciting to be connected with Rita via Instagram and to encourage one another’s artistic exploration. Joel is so very grateful to be considered one of Rita’s friends.
Featured Guest Artist for Fall 2022 is L’Arche London
L’Arche London is a community of inclusion. We build relationships through everyday life moments. We sing together, we eat together, we ‘Art’ together.
L’Arche London runs both online and in-person Art classes, allowing people of all abilities to express themselves through personal-preferred art mediums.
These pieces of varied art are typically created together to make one. It is a concept we have chosen to call ‘Art Around Table,’ where all participants contribute their creativity to a larger masterpiece. These become our community-engaged art for everyone to enjoy.
Visual Art Educator, Karina Viovy
Featured Guest Artist for Summer 2022 is The Arts Hub
The Arts Hub is project of the Kenora Association for Community Living. We host gatherings in Kenora, ON to help citizens in community connect around the activities that bring them joy and delight. Our mission is to welcome each person’s gifts and individuality through meaningful relationships in resilient, connected communities where we all belong. Watch our video to find out more!
Featured Guest Artist for Spring 2022 is Miriam
Miriam and Rita became friends in a shared art class. They discovered not only do they have a passion for art but are the same age. Miriam’s love of art has spanned a number of years and she pays careful attention to creating masterpieces for others. Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, even Groundhog Day are all good reasons to celebrate and get busy making a creation or two.
She is a young woman of many talents. She is a pianist, hiker, music lover, fitness buff, equestrian. Art is, however, top of the list. Life is one big canvas and we should throw as much paint as possible on it.
Featured Guest Artist for Winter 2022 is Carolyn
Carolyn and Rita have been friends for many years, attending DANI together, dancing together in an adaptive dance program and hanging out on Zoom making art over the past year or two.
Carolyn loves to do laundry and in fact uses “The Laundry Expert” in her signature line. When she is not doing laundry or busy at a program, Carolyn loves to make art independently. She is talented at sketching, designing, painting, collaging and really enjoys working with all types of media. She is a very outgoing young lady who is a whiz with computers and apps.