The New Brunswick Arts Board is an arm’s length arts funding agency with a legislated mandate to facilitate and promote the creation of art as well as administering funding programs for professional artists in the province.
This week marks the first week I will be working with the team at artsnb. I am delighted to be part of the organization’s staff as Communications Officer!
Here’s a little more about me and my background.
I am originally from Abitibi-Témiscamingue, a region in the very north of the province of Quebec. It is a region with thousand of lakes and rivers, which has undoubtedly contributed to my love of nature and the great outdoors. My family moved when I was very young to the Montreal area, where I grew up. My interest in the arts has always been real and has grown over time. From the age of 14, I knew that I would study visual arts when it was time for me to start my post-secondary education.
I studied at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal in Fine Arts, and following these studies, I travelled and worked for more than 7 years in Western Canada, the United States and Latin America. During my travels, I learned Spanish, perfected my English and most importantly, I discovered a love for jewelry making. This discovery led me to pursue my studies in Fine Craft at the École de joaillerie de Montréal (Montreal’s Jewellery School). Then, I found myself in New Brunswick by chance, in 2009. It is in Fredericton, that I resumed my studies at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in the Jewellery/Metal Arts Studio.
While pursuing a degree at the University of New Brunswick in applied arts, I taught at the NB College of Craft and Design in the Jewellery/Metal Arts Studio, as well as in the Foundation Visual Arts program. I have also persevered in my personal artistic practice; I have my own jewellery workshop at home. I specialize in art jewelry, in conceptual pieces and in limited editions. I have also taught visual arts to kindergarten to grade 8 students in a school in the Francophone Sud School District, and I have worked at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery as a Programme Coordinator. I gained experience in communications at the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, where I worked as a Communications Officer for just over a year. I am committed to the development of New Brunswick’s vibrant arts community, and I am thrilled to make a tangible and concrete contribution to it by working with the team at artsnb!
I look forward to seeing you, reading you, hearing you, sharing your stories and celebrating your successes! Contact me by phone (506) 259-9776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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