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  • Common Ground. Vikki Dziuma, Untitled, 2012
    Common Ground. Vikki Dziuma, Untitled, 2012
  • Common Ground. Marcia Huyer & Robert Hengeveld, Untitled, 2012
    Common Ground. Marcia Huyer & Robert Hengeveld, Untitled, 2012
  • Common Ground. Marcia Huyer & Robert Hengeveld, Untitled, 2012
    Common Ground. Marcia Huyer & Robert Hengeveld, Untitled, 2012

Cherie F. | July 5, 2013

My first internship at Cambridge Galleries was in the summer of 2012 during COMMON GROUND. COMMON GROUND was a two-part public art project, 3byLand and Mini Golf: a social practice, designed to engage the community and create a platform for discussion about social and environmental issues. It was great to see so many members from the community walking around the streets of Galt with golf putters and exploring familiar sites.

As a part of Mini Golf: a social practice, I brought over a group of friends and acquaintances from Kitchener for a tournament. Many of them were not regular gallery goers and had never been to Cambridge. Our tournament sparked their intrigue about Cambridge Galleries, the city of Cambridge, as well as public arts programming in the region. What more could I have asked for?

I am currently completing my second internship at Cambridge Galleries. With all of the preparations for the 35th anniversary, this is a very exciting time to be involved with the gallery. I have been lucky enough to have had the chance to explore the gallery archives, permanent collection, hear stories from current staff, past curators, and members of the public, and pick Mary's brain for information from the past 35 years. I am happy to announce that my internship at the gallery has been extended, I am really looking forward to what the next few months will bring.