Featured Art$Pay Artist
Did you Know... about AP NOW!
Top left - Jack Jackowetz, Top right - James Nye,
Bottom left - Sharyn Seibert, Bottom right - Chantal Zettel
Join us for AP NOW!
Avant-garde Visual Art selected from 25 Art$Pay & Guelph-Wellington Artists.
Special surprise cocktails created in response to the art by the Grand Trunk Salon Mixologist - included in your AP NOW! Waterloo event ticket!
Joanne Poluch, Remarque Art Consulting, Event Facilitator
Featuring the work of: Melissa Bourque, Michele Braniff, Susan Campbell, Andrea Deering, Dominique Cinq-Mars Delay, Deborah Dryden, Mark Essner, Anne Filiatrault, Dennis Gaumond, Jane Hamilton, Kathryn Hernden, Jack Jackowetz, Annette Kraft van Ermel, Michael ManChoi Chow, James Nye, Amber Pacheco, Carmen Peters, Christina Preece, Roslyn Ramsay, Erika Ross, Sharyn Seibert, Elvan Konedrali Suzer, Annette Twist, Ralf Wall, Trevor Waurechen, and Chantal Zettel
Melissa Dawn Bourque is a contemporary artist working largely in acrylics and mixed media. She has been heavily influenced by her home in the Ontario countryside and builds a tangible scene on canvas through physical 3-D plaining. Her current body of work explores the concept of anthropomorphism in terms of "emotional seasons"; how our emotions physically manifest in our mutable Canadian environment and conversely, how this environment is manifest in us. In so doing, she facilitates a reconnectedness with the landscape, using her medium to deconstruct, express and engage.
Melissa graduated from Wilfred Laurier with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Conestoga College's School of Media and Design. She went on to win the National CDECA Award in 2010 for her design work "Living Art." Recently, she won Waterloo Region's Record Readers' Award 2017 for "Favourite Local Artist" (previous and subsequent Record Readers' Awards include 2011, 2016 and 2017).
She will be exhibiting her paintings at the AP NOW! exhibitions at the Wellington Brewery Warehouse in Guelph on September 22nd and 23rd, and in Waterloo at CIGI on September 7th and 8th. Be sure to visit and experience her tactile paintings firsthand!
Enjoy this segment from Art$Pay Photographer Robin Andrade and Accompanist Isaac Mailach!
"I can't even begin to convey to you how amazed, encouraged, and inspired I was by this exhibition..."
Distillation - The Essence of Waterloo on May 26.