The Saint John Arts Centre will never be the same! These two girls have been instrumental in the workings of all the great activities this summer. Maggie and Lyndsay…you both have added wonderful sparkle and colour as only you can. The SJAC has been fortunate to have your help this summer and we hope you truly enjoyed your stay and keep involved however you can.
Let's hear a bit more from the two beautiful summer students from the SJAC:
Where were you born?
Lyndsay: Saint John, New Brunswick
Maggie: Saint John has always been my home
What was your breakthrough moment/favourite performance?
Lyndsay: My breakthrough moment was definitely when I discovered charcoal. It was love at first sight!
Maggie: I'm still fairly new to art, but I think my first exploration into cityscape, specifically
Saint John, a small 5×7 acrylic painting of St Patrick street, marked a turning
point in my style, subject, and process.
Where do you work?…and for how long?
Lyndsay: Im interning for the summer at the Saint John Arts Centre. Ive had various other part-time and summer jobs, but my full time job is being a
Maggie: I've had the great opportunity to work at the Saint John Arts Centre on an 8 week grant this summer.
What do you like best about uptown Saint John?
Lyndsay: I love the heritage of the uptown area. Its amazing that we still have such a variety of wonderful old buildings in such a concentrated area
like our very own Carnegie Building!
Maggie: I love the concentration of culture and creativity. I'm never in want for something to do.
Who is your favourite artist?
Lyndsay: Degas for his sketches, Monet for landscapes
Maggie: Egon Schiele, Fred Ross, Nina Simone
What place on earth inspires you?
Lyndsay: I really enjoy painting plein air landscapes of our local waterfronts especially Mispec Beach in acrylic paint and oil pastels.
Maggie: My bed, in the space of time right before sleep, endless amounts of inventions, only a couple of which are remembered in the morning.
Lyndsay: Ketchup chips with a side of old school Science Fiction
Maggie: Ice Cappuccinos
Do you have any pets?
Lyndsay: Two kitty boys Wilcox and Chester.
Maggie: One plump Tabby Cat, named Abby
What do you like to eat for breakfast?
Lyndsay: Big Breakfast bacon, eggs, toast, and orange juice.
Maggie: Peanut butter toast and tea
What is your favourite drink?
Lyndsay: White Milk!
Maggie: Orange Pico with lots of milk
Spring? Summer? Winter? Fall?
Lyndsay: Fall, when its still warm, yet you can start to feel the crispness of the air settling in.
Maggie: Fall, especially in the maritimes
Do you have a nickname?
Maggie: “Fingers” coined by my mother, I can't keep my hands still and have to touch everything in sight
Lyndsay: Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. -Oscar Wilde
Maggie: “Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded” -John
What is your favourite hangout uptown?
Lyndsay: Either the Market or the Library. Theyre both great places to relax.
Maggie: Java Moose on Prince William, you'll always run into someone you know
What book are you reading right now?
Lyndsay: an anthology of Edgar Allan Poe short stories In the Shadow of the Master
Maggie: “Watchmen” Written by Alan Moore
What is your favourite thing to wear?
Lyndsay: I love getting dressed up in anything fancy. Although, I also really enjoy occasion-themed socks
Maggie: My mother's jean jacket
Describe yourself in three words.
Lyndsay: Introspective, humourous, hard-working
Maggie: Goofy Clumsy Happy
Lyndsay: Im working on it. Definitely though, I always want to have the arts in my life.
Maggie: Be brave and open (I only say that because I have no idea yet). I'm heading to Mount Allison in the Fall for a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
As you can imagine, the girly side of the SJAC summer students could not have been better. Thanks Lyndsay and Maggie; we wish you much success and a 'heart full of art.'
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