Authored by: Sarah Paradis on July 16, 2010
I began volunteering with the WAG’s Youth and School Programs in the fall of 2009 because I was finally able to incorporate the tours into my schedule. At first I chose volunteer once a week (including weekends for birthday parties) and eventually found myself volunteering every day of the week.
I am currently enrolled at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Fine Arts where I plan to complete the Thesis program with a Major in Video, a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, and Honors by 2012. Upon graduation from Sisler High School in 2006, I chose to continue my education at the University of Winnipeg where Art History first caught my interest. At 10:30am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings not only was my passion for art history growing, but my interest in art making was increasing as well. In 2007 I transferred to the University of Manitoba where I began to learn about a wide range techniques and mediums ultimately leading me towards my ardent involvement with Video art.
This summer I will be conducting interviews with artists such as Diana Thorneycroft in order to further appreciate the conceptual undertone beneath the visual surface of contemporary art. Each individual interview will be posted on the WAG Blog along with other information regarding upcoming events, shout outs for volunteers, and local gallery updates. I will also be on-site (in the designated children’s areas) with Aline Frechette and Rachel Baerg at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, so be sure to come out and make some fantastic masterpieces with us!
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