Oct 25, 7 pm at
On Wednesday, October 25 at 7 pm please join Artspace for an artist talk with Chrissy Poitras. Chrissy will be discussing her work on the Aylmer Street Mural, other projects she has on the go, and her artist residency Spark Box Studio. This event is free and open to all members of the public.
About the Artist:
Chrissy Poitras is a painter and printmaker, as well as co-owner of Spark Box Studio - an artist residency, print studio, and educational facility in Prince Edward County. She graduated from the Queen’s University Bachelor of Fine Art Studio program. Over the past nine years, she has been collecting various accidental marks found in her home and surroundings; worn tables, subway walls, studio floors are a few of the surfaces that have inspired her work. These marks–left behind by artists, travellers, friends, and family–create a mess of interesting shapes and compositions. She uses these found marks as the subjects of her paintings, drawings, and prints and enjoys the action of layering and developing a new abstracted world through the interaction of the marks. Poitras has also been developing a collection of botanical pieces that integrate her passion for mark-making with her interest in floral design.
Through Spark Box Studio, and as a former professor in the Art and Design Foundations Program at Loyalist College, Poitras has also organized, developed, and delivered courses on a variety of studio arts and arts management topics. She is highly involved in her artistic community and has built a career that is rooted in creation, community, and public outreach.
Image Credit: DBIA Peterborough