The popular button event, “Cute as a …” is returning to the Confederation Centre Art Gallery on March 9 at 7 p.m. Come see the 2018 collection, featuring original, jury-selected designs by 20 local artists.
It’s free admission for the event, and button packs are available to buy on the night to trade throughout the evening, with proceeds from the event going directly into more public art programming at the Gallery.
A jury of five artists, curators, and designers chose 20 button designs from 56 entries. The selected designs range from children’s drawings to the works of well-established artists.
“Cute as a…” is a great opportunity to network, visit the gallery, and walk away with your own selection of 1 ¼- inch wearable artwork. The button showing and swapping will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For more information please contact Kate Sharpley at (902) 628-6112 or visit the website at http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/art-gallery.php
Confederation Centre Art Gallery welcomes new Visual Arts Educator
Confederation Centre of the Arts is pleased to announce the addition of Kate Sharpley to the Art Gallery team.
In this full time role, Kate will be offering guided interpretation of both touring and Gallery-curated exhibitions for school classes and local community groups. She will also direct art classes and special events in the Centre’s Schurman Family Studio, including the fall series of Saturday art classes for children, which begins October 15. There are still spaces available for those interested in this exciting exploration of visual art for kids.
“I am very pleased to be have someone as enthusiastic about art education as Kate joining the Gallery staff,” says Gallery Director, Kevin Rice. “I know she is looking forward to welcoming students to art classes and connecting with educators interested in guided tours of our diverse exhibitions.”
Originally from the United Kingdom, Kate has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wolverhampton and has worked as a freelance artist, illustrated children’s books, and created many 3-D models and animations for U.K. and P.E.I.-based video game companies. In recent years, she has led art classes with youth and adults for the town of Stratford and worked with several local elementary schools on art projects.