Main Gallery - Arlene Hancock

  • Wed, March 29, 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • Tue, April 25, 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • Barrie Art Club

 The Main Gallery for the month of April features Arlene Hancock's tribute to loved art instructor Bob Ross, and a sampling of her pastel animal portraits.

Arlene’s Art Bio

After high school I attended Georgian College and received my 2 year creative arts Diploma. I then went on to earn another 2 year diploma as a developmental services worker.

While working as DSW grad I found myself working with children in various child care settings either all-day or before and after school. During holidays, March break and the summer I would run an arts program with the older children. I think that was my favourite part of my job back then.

As with so many of us family and children take priority and our own personal hobbies and desires take a back seat for a few years. I managed to be able to keep my creative side active to a certain degree but it was geared toward children’s crafts more so than the fine arts.

I currently work for the Simcoe Board of Education as a supply Educational Assistant. I have been doing this for the past 10 years. For health reasons I found myself not able to take on as much work as I would have in the past. So I Joined the art club to reconnect with my own self and the artist inside of me. I have been so inspired and encouraged by its members that I felt confident enough to have this show and I will continue to explore art in various media for self-expression and to develop my identity as an artist.

Arlene's Member Profile (more photos at the bottom of the profile)

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