Catherine Sharp(ens) Her Pencils is at Omineca Arts Centre this month as the February Artist in Residence. Engage with Catherine Sharp, local indigenous artist and student at College of New Caledonia while taking in her mixed media and line work exploration Artist Exhibition in studio and online until March.
Each month Omineca features a local artisan as Artist in Residence, offering studio time, an artist exhibition and for the community, a free workshop. Mask up and come on down to experience Catherine’s work in person or tune into Facebook Live for Catherine Sharp’s grand opening of “Ink and Thread” Exploring Identity Through Nature Friday February 12 at 6 p.m. and register for her Virtual Line Work Exploration Workshop February 13 at 2 p.m. https://fb.me/e/5labthxfJ
“Line work and mark making is an important part of art” -Catherine Sharp
Art has been a lifelong pursuit of Prince George artist, Catherine Sharp. She studied painting at Bennington College in Vermont and is now continuing her education in a new medium with CNC’s elective drawing classes. Her work has been shown in Starbucks in Seattle Washington, at the Unfold Show at Omineca Arts Centre’ in 2019, at CNC and Bennington College. First Peoples Cultural Council awarded Catherine a yearlong artist grant resulting in her collection of creative works at this exhibition. The artwork in Catherine’s Exhibition, Ink and Thread: Exploring Identify Through Nature, use natural materials such as leather, fur, wool, bark, thread, ink and paper and depict her journey to find herself in the land.
OMINECA Arts Centre interdisciplinary, locally led artist run centre that prides itself in being a safe space for creativity to flourish. The Centre’s has been in operation since 2018 with a mission is to create space and opportunity for innovative, multidisciplinary, collaborative, and marginalized art forms within the Omineca region.
The Omineca volunteers and board, chaired by celebrated local artist, Jennifer Pighin, are elated to be permitted to remain open with the current COVID-19 restrictions in place and continue to give back to the community. With ample room in the studio for distanced viewing of artist exhibitions and studio space for residencies, Omineca Arts Centre welcomes the citizens of Prince George in person and online.
Immerse yourself in local art and culture and make Omineca Arts Centre a stop while visiting Downtown Prince George. Catherine is in studio Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays 1-4 p.m. and Wednesdays 5-8 p.m. this month, but make sure to mark the 12 and 13 in your calendar for the grand opening and virtual workshop.