Erna de Vries’ work is both all about the post industrial landscape, speaking to the #rustbeltwonderland, but also transcends and transforms it. The latest artist feature, as part of my extended writer’s residency at AIH Studios in 2020.
Watching Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War: A Film made me think about the way it both inspired and annoyed, and I chose to articulate these ideas in this piece.
Kate Gottli (@instant_niagara) is an artist who captures scenes and sites of Niagara in an accessible, but also considered manner. I offer a response to some of her work in this latest artist feature.
Ross Beard’s legacy, as an artist and educator, is still very strong in Welland, and it’s appropriate to talk about his work while doing a writer’s residency, focused on visual arts, in ‘his’ Welland.