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Artist and instructor Jeanne Krabbendam will share her experiences as an immigrant artist transitioning to a new culture and country for this session on “Joining the Arts Community”. She will provide insight on getting started on an art career in the Lower Mainland, and how to find an arts community in a new place. Hear tips on the process of applying for exhibitions, writing an artist statement, and developing your online presence.
Participation is FREE, but pre-registration is required.
Register by emailing: Charis Au at CAu2@richmond.ca
Jeanne was born in Holland and, before immigrating to Canada, she lived in The Netherlands and Tunisia. After receiving training in the European art tradition in The Netherlands and France, she began painting in series, primarily working with acrylics, collage and mixed media. Jeanne has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and North America, and has recently started her own line of women’s fashions inspired by her paintings. In addition to her painting practice, she is an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Coal Harbour Community Centre, and regularly curates exhibitions of her students’ artworks.