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Tracey Mae Chambers, January CAn Artist In Residence @ Arts Place Gallery

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traceymae1b  Community Artists Niagara (CAn) brings it’s Trillium funded Artist In Residence program to Port Colborne’s Arts Place Gallery. Visual artist Tracey Mae Chambers will be painting live in the gallery from 1o am to 4 pm every Friday during January.  Tracey, a First Nations artist, is well known throughout southern Ontario and has work in many collections.  As well exhibiting regularly, Tracey teaches at the Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas and gives art workshops at various art centres and  gallerys throughout Ontario.  She currently lives and works in Dunnville.
To find out more about Tracey and to contact her go to

Week Two

Week Two

Tracey will be giving a workshop at Arts Place Saturday January 19, 10 am – 2 pm

There has been a long time stereotype that First Nations cultures use every part of anything that they take from Mother Earth for their use.  In this case, the stereotype is correct!  Artists are also renowned for using whatever is readily available in their surroundings to create art.  This workshop focuses on our wasteful culture and how we can use whatever we find to make art.  After a short demo, you’ll play/paint/create and no art experience or drawing ability needed. Explore the marriage of urban cast offs and traditional art materials as a way of making narrative works of art.  Explore the wonders of texture, layered texture and paint, creating rich dimensional surfaces as layers are built up with mediums and media. No matter if you are a beginner or a painter who wants to try something new as a form of artistic expression, join Tracey and enjoy having some fun creating.  Bring your enthusiasm. Both new and experienced painters can benefit from this workshop!

$40 Materials included.  Bring those mementos, nature’s offerings, old photos and odd items you have collected for years and have collected in the ‘junk drawer’ and join in the fun with this high-energy workshop. Register online at
Bring your payment with you to the workshop

Read more at Luke Edward’s article in the Tribune.–artists-in-residence-program-expands-to-port-colborne

Tracy Mae Chambers starts a painting in Arts Place Gallery

Tracy Mae Chambers starts a painting in Arts Place Gallery

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