Collette received a BFA (Honours) from the University of Windsor in 2009. She is a passionate mixed media artist merging traditional processes with new media & performance. She has been exhibiting nationally & internationally in solo & group exhibitions including: Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Calvin College, Work Detroit, Artcite, Inc. & Thames Art Gallery. Most recent work includes media installation at Devos Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, performance drawing at University of Michigan gallery, Work Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, Art Gallery of Windsor, Niagara Artist Centre and most recent exhibit at Amateras Foundation, Bulgaria. She an active artist & founding member of one ten park : a working space.
Patricia’s career as a professional artist for more than 25 years has embraced award winning design for the theatre, education, & the promotion of social injustice issues. Her extensive background in community based arts initiatives place her in an educated position from which to project a unique & achievable production outcome. Her body of work includes experience in design for the theatre, installation art, performance art, production management, & all levels of theatre administration. Patricia’s role is to plan the overview of the series, scheduling, act as design head, & liaise with the Pelee Island community.
Tracy has been showing her work for two decades on both sides of the Windsor-Detroit border. Self-taught, Paterson began painting to fulfill a need to explore & grow. Inspired by nature & people, her work focuses on “underlying tones, movement, & light, as well as the creation of such.” In 2007, the artist co-founded the live painting group, Fuse. Since that time, the group has been privileged enough to work with numerous guest artists raising both money & awareness for a number of local charities. In 2011, Paterson opened Pop Hair Gallery link with partners. The hair salon & tattoo studio promote many local artists hosting a minimum of four shows per year.
Lorraine is currently a director & one of the founding members of Shō Art Spirit & Performance, a unique ‘creative cauldron’ based in Windsor, Ontario. In five short, productive years since it’s inception, Shō has evolved into an active arts accelerator. With sixteen art associates, the accumulated artistic output covers a diverse spectrum of creativity, from original play development to the production & installation of public art. As a visual artist, (BA, Visual Art, University of Windsor, 1981), Lorraine has produced art for commercial, private residences & public spaces. As a volunteer, she has clocked innumerable hours as a board member for TIS/Theatre Ensemble & the Downtown Business Accelerator. Lorraine is wholeheartedly engaged through her current work in the dialogue that the arts are invaluable to our well being & the quality of life around us.
John Stuart Pryce
John’s love for art began at a very early age, as he discovered the great satisfaction derived from his ability to draw & paint. He continued developing his artistic interests, & eventually became an art major at the highly acclaimed H.B. Beal Tech. in London, Ontario. Since that time John has worked & studied in Montreal, Chicago & Toronto. During a successful career as an architectural illustrator, his work was used in projects around the world. His seemingly loose yet eloquent technique is the result of years of experience in the disciplines of drawing, colour & composition. John currently divides his time between painting & sharing his artistic knowledge with others through his painting workshops.
Andrew Cheddie Sookrah
Andrew was born in Guyana in 1956. In Georgetown he attended Queen’s College where he was recognized for his artistic expression from an early age having won the school’s art prize in 1971. At age 16, Sookrah started working as a designer & illustrator at Ace Advertisers (Georgetown, Guyana), & quickly moved into the role of the company art director.
In 1974 Sookrah immigrated to Canada & attended the Ontario College of Art (OCA), George Brown College & Ryerson University. As the Creative Director of Engine Room, he has worked on provincial & national campaigns, as well as international campaigns in the US & UK. Sookrah’s technical knowledge & might of communication lead him into fine art instruction. Today he conducts workshops & teaches painting techniques in oil, acrylic & watercolour at various institutions. Sookrah’s work is in Corporate & Private Collections in Canada & the US.