Visual Arts Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that VANS in Residence will take place September 20 – October 15, 2010 in the town of Yarmouth, NS. We’re excited to partner with The Yarmouth County Museum and Archives as the host organization for this pilot program. The residency has been awarded to artist Katie Belcher. She will be in Yarmouth for four weeks, providing her with time to focus on the development and production of new work and, as well, to engage local youth through a range of workshops and presentations. These elements will come together to create a dynamic environment for learning and creation both in the wonderful studio provided at the museum, and in the classrooms and other spaces in the community. Katie Belcher is an emerging artist based in Halifax. Originally from Ottawa, Katie studied at NSCAD University, receiving a BFA, with a major fine art—drawing and sculpture—and minor art history, in 2007.