Hannah Minzloff selected as Antigonish VANS in Residence artist

The VANS in Residence in Antigonish artist is Hannah Minzloff

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is partnering with The Antigonish Town & County Library and The ASAP Artist Run Centre to provide a five-week residency. It will involve the artist in both their own work, and in workshops, talks and open studios with community members.  We are excited to announce that Hannah Minzloff has been selected to take on this opportunity.


From Hannah: “In my own practice I focus on community, gathering stories, taking portraits, and getting to know a place. I love finding things, people, and places that locals don’t even realize are there. I enjoy connecting people to their community, to each other, encouraging them to see value in what they already have. I am curious and asking lots of questions. I listen. These themes are the focus of my workshops. Through the connections made at the library, ASAP and Main Street businesses during the five-week residency, I envision the work created by the workshop participants will be shown throughout the Antigonish community. I would like to leave a trace, create a web of where I have been, reveal who has been connected.”  Over the course of the residency, there will be workshops and opportunities for community members, including youth, to explore both Hannah’s work and their own.

This residency provides for the artist to work a 40 hour week.  40%(16hours) of the time will be dedicated to community based work, including hands-on workshops, studio visits, talks and presentations and 60%(24 hours) to the artist’s own work, be that creation, research or both.

Preparations for the residency are now underway, and Hannah will be in Antigonish from October 22 to November 20, 2015 to delve into her work, and the Antigonish community.

For more about Ms. Minzloff and her work go to www.hannahminzloff.ca

Please contact PAINTS Coordinator Andrea Ritchie for more information.
902 423-4694 paints@paintsns.ca

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