Are you hungry for visual art? Arts Mosaic has pieces from a new artist hung in the gallery entitled First Year.
Haley Vandenberghe is following her dream and has recently enrolled in a Fine Arts program.
Vandenberghe says, “I finally decided to do something that I have been contemplating for years.”
At 30 she is in her first university year towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
She says, “A BFA isn’t a highly sought out degree. It’s a passion degree or a pre-emptive degree. When I was nearing the end of high school, I planned to go straight into my BFA, but my mom is practical. At that moment, I saw it as dream-crushing. Now, as a parent, I understand her anxiety and worry for me. I plan to finish my degree with a major in painting and move into the Education program to become a Weird Art Teacher.”
This Arts Mosaic show is an example of her current work that she accomplished during her first university term, along with some older pieces.
Vandenberghe says her study is “very fulfilling.” She finished her first term as an “A” student. Check out the gallery at www.artsmosaic.ca/gallery
If you are hungry to create, Arts Mosaic offers workshops throughout the year to all ages and skill levels. Christa Milne says on the website, “We are currently offering workshops in person, and will be making take-home kits available in the near future.”
Virden’s gallery is located in the CPR Historic Centre at 425, 6th Ave. S.