Artist-In-Residence Have Arrived In PG

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Artist-In-Residence Have Arrived In PG

There’s a new studio in the city, thanks to the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The studio is located on Third Avenue and eight Artists-In-Residence will each spend a month in that studio. But, they will also participate in a program called the Neighbourhood Time Exchange, offered jointly by Emily Carr and Downtown Prince George.
“The first two artists are here and the program is going to be in this space from now until April,” says Coordinator Roanne Whitticase. “They are going to be using the space as their own personal studio to work on their own art projects and also the community projects that they do with their community organizations or businesses.”
For every hour the artists spend in the studio, they will spend an hour with their community partners. Some of the work they will do comes in different forms, whether it’s helping a business partner with graphic design to public art.
The Neighbourhood Time Exchange has only been done in one other North American city, and that was Philadelphia. So, it is seen as something of a feather in Downtown Prince George’s cap.
“We’re definitely proud and I think what it shows that Emily Carr has come to our community with their own program and now they’re bringing their artists to share their skills, their expertise, their crafts and learn a little bit about our neighbourhood,” says Colleen Van Mook, the Executive Director for Downtown Prince George. “And we thought the downtown neighbourhood was a great way to combine their skills.”
Rachel and Sarah Sebrun of Edmonton are their first two artists. They will be joined by Lily Mead Martin, Alana Bristol, David Jacob Hunter, Eric Moschopedis, Mia Rushton and Michelle Fu.


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