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.
A summattion of some thoughts and ideas, and some of the conversations I had with artist, cultural workers and cultural instigators during my month long residency in the city of Welland in Winter 2019.
Let’s begin with praise for the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. The two Biannual exhibitions I’ve experienced since my relocation to Niagara, and several individual shows I’ve seen there in that same span, have acted as introductions to various excellent artists. […]
Brian Kon’s paintings at the Welland Library are more historicl than about aesthetics, in being inspired by Indigenous and Métis narratives.