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Donna Williams is our Artist in Residence for the month of September and what a splash of colour she brings to our lobby.
Donna lives and paints in Victoria BC, Canada. She has studied painting with numerous BC Artists as well as at the Coupeville Arts Center in Washington State. After several years of painting impressionistic landscapes, she spent three years of classes and individual in abstraction with Bill Porteous at the Bill Porteous Studio un Victoria BC. Most recently she added an International perspective to the development of her work by studying at the College of Art in Edinburgh Scotland.
The results of Donna’s journey to abstraction are portrayed by dynamic and engaging paintings that draw the viewer to them. The paintings invite a response to the colours, textures and feelings that the images evoke.
The creation of abstract paintings requires a journey within and presents a challenge to the artist to develop a visual language that evolves with the journey. The inspiration to embark on this journey came from many years of appreciating the original works of the Impressionists and the Abstract Expressionists in major galleries throughout north America and Europe. This sustained interest created a desire to paint in a non representational way. As in life one experience leads to another, so in my painting one painting follows another, builds upon it, and creates a dialogue via series of work.
Donna will be painting every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from about 10am to 5:00pm during the month of September.
The Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival is one of the oldest Fringe Festivals in Canada! Intrepid Theatre hosts the festival, which features over 55 productions from all over the world in various venues in downtown Victoria. Tickets are cheep-cheep, and volunteering is a huge part of this fun, awesome community event.
The international theatre companies that participate in the Fringe are selected by lottery – that’s right, we draw them out of a hat! The deadline to apply to the Fringe lottery for 2013 will be mid-January. Those companies prepare and produce their shows, and bring them to the festival ready to be seen by an audience. Interested in applying next year?
The Fringe Festival movement is more than 30 years old in Canada, and there are dozens of Fringe Festivals across Canada and the US. Want to know more about the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) and where you can find more Fringe Festivals in North America? Click Here>>
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