7 Melville Street S, Cambridge, ON
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Come and meet the Artists-In-Residence!
On Friday August 16, Janice Barlow and Joe Lethbridge will be speak about their experience participating in the Common Waters project as well as their individual artistic practices.
This is a free event, all are welcome to attend.
"Nature is the perfect picture, an inspiration and part of all. We are all related by its beauty and balance" - Janice Barlow
As a friend once said, "JB you're just a creator." This statement perfectly describes Cambridge artist, Janice Barlow, who believes that all manner of doing can be seen as art. Janice's multi-disciplinary approach to art becomes an all-encompassing experience for the senses and she draws inspiration from nature, history, heritage, culture, and the Grand River.
Janice has been a long-time contributor to the Arts&Soul program and will take over as lead this fall. She is an advocate for the GCI Amphitheater, and her family has lived in Cambridge for over three-generations.
I've always had a close connection with water, but more so in the past twelve years, or so. It's been a constant companion. The sound of it, the motion or stillness of it. It's been a continues to be a coping mechanism of living with mental health issues.
I define myself and living with mental health issues as a body of water. It could be like a calm pond one day, or a raging river.
My appreciation and deep connection with water has taught me that I can keep my head above water the best I can. Water inspires me in most that I do. To write, to paint, to photograph, to appreciate the history of my city, and that no matter what any storms throw at me, I may get bruised but never battered.