Meet the 2010-2011 NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Studio Residents
Amélie Jérôme, Rebecca Roher and George Cho have been named the 2010-2011 NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Studio Residents. This unique program, a partnership between the university and the Town of Lunenburg, allows recent NSCAD graduates to spend a year in the community teaching, exhibiting and building their portfolios as working artists.
Jérôme, Roher and Cho will begin their one-year residency in September.
The NSCAD – Lunenburg Community Residency Program, now in its fifth year, provides new graduates with a transition year to develop their creative, intellectual and artistic practice. In the process, the residents work with the elementary and secondary school students in the area, while offering workshops, lectures, exhibitions and open studio events to the community in an effort to create a dialogue about contemporary art practice.
The Lunenburg Residents occupy a studio and living space in a former fire station at 40 Duke Street, made available through generosity of the Town of Lunenburg.
Amélie will be graduating from NSCAD this summer with a BFA (Interdisciplinary) degree. Although the focus of Amelie’s work is currently in painting, she has also practised drawing, printmaking and photography. Her work currently explores and questions interconnected themes such as dualism, the complexities of human nature and notions of spirituality. During the coming year in the Residency Program, Amélie aims to gain more teaching experience and focus on expanding her painting dialogue.
Rebecca graduated on May 15 with a BFA in Fine Arts, Major in Painting. After beginning her educational career at King’s College, Rebecca transferred to NSCAD for her undergraduate studies. Rebecca has a prolific exhibition record and has been working with other students from both King’s and NSCAD on a project called "Halifax SchoolArts." The group consists of volunteers who have developed workshops for school children in HRM. Rebecca’s personal and professional work focuses on children, art and self-expression. As part of the Residency Program, Rebecca hopes to work with the Second Story Women’s Centre in Lunenburg, make connections with other watercolourists in the area, as well as take the skills and experience she has gained in her work with children to the schools in the area
George graduated on May 15 from NSCAD with a BFA, Major in Ceramics. Over the course of George’s time at NSCAD, he has developed his work both from a sculptural as well as a functional perspective. Exhibiting on a national level, George has been successfully making his way into the professional world as an artist. Originally from Korea, George has been living in Canada since he was a teenager and he is anxious to discover the Town of Lunenburg and have time to focus on the expansion of his artwork.
“This partnership is a wonderful way of authentically engaging community
members at the grassroots level,” says Sharon Blanchard, Director of
the School of Extended Studies. “This program has proven so successful
we plan to roll out the Lunenburg model to other communities across Nova