Fruits of Our Labour: Residency Celebration!

Lisa Creskey and Ellie Macintyre welcome you to their Residency Celebration Sunday September 13 from 1 to 4 PM

In a residency that has spanned the Labour Day weekend, ceramic artist Lisa Creskey and guest artist Ellie Macintyre have been paying tribute to the work and the contributions that artists make. By working in each others presence at Blink Gallery, they have been able to enjoy feedback and interaction with the public as well as share the work with which they are most passionate.

Ellie Macintyre at Blink Sept 2015 BTL at Blink Sept 2015 Small

Left: Ellie Macintyre, My Movies, marker on paper, double sided

Right: Lisa Creskey, By the Locks, porcelain and earthenware

Over the course of the residency Lisa has been working in clay to develop various ongoing projects and series. Blink’s location has been a great inspiration to her ongoing sculptural piece By the Locks. She has also benefitted from engaging with visitors while exploring new directions in her series, and continues to be inspired by Ellie’s incredible work ethic, focus, and unique perception. Ellie has been working in marker on her movie poster series and felt projects. She is also exhibiting her prints and drawings.

Ellie Macintyre participates in the Dragonfly Program for Learners with Down Syndrome at the School of Dance. Through the Dragonfly Program, and the support of her mom, she has developed art in a variety of mediums, including pencil, marker, paint, and textiles. Although Ellie’s favourite colour is black, her artwork is bright and vibrant. Ellie has lived with many challenges in her life including Autism and Leukemia, and yet what is most noticeable in her art is a sense of playfulness and joy. She has taught those who know her that communication is not limited to our voices. Ellie will have cards available for a small donation to the Dragonfly Program for art supplies.

Lisa and Ellie will also use the garage space of Blink to pay homage to the local farmers and vendors by drying seasonal fruit from the Market.

The artists will be at work each afternoon at Blink on Friday Sept 11, Saturday Sept 12, and Sunday Sept 13.

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