Kris Weinmann's Art Newsletter: May 2014
"Sometimes you don't know why your doing something. Your intuitively following, to see where it leads." Edward Burtynsky
What happened to April?! It was just there and now its gone!
Just another sign that things were as busy as ever.
Last months panel talks at the Umbrella Arts Conference went really well. Met some new people and had some really valuable discussions around personal, financial and community health within the arts. I hope The Untitled Arts Society and the Elephant Artists Relief will pull another one together sometime in the near future, some good things and can come out of it.
I also spent some time in the studio working on three new pieces for a series I am calling A Manufactured Landscape. I was graciously invited to install this new work at the new wine shop Vine Styles at 1127B Kensington Rd NW along side another recent work Echoes of Impact..? (2013). Be sure to stop by Vine Styles to explore the shelves and see the work.
But most recently, I am really flattered and honored to say that I am one of three people to have been selected to receive the 2014 Alberta College of Art and Design Alumni Horizon Award! An award that recognizes one's commitment to arts and culture in the community, to the ACAD community and to growing a successful art practice. Thank you to everyone that contributed to my nomination and subsequent selection, I couldn't have done it without your influence and support.