May 4 – May 28, 2022 at the Minto Arts Gallery
Artist Reception & Talk: May 7, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Minto Arts Council proudly presents the art show: Invincible Summer by Joann Quigg. From May 4th to May 28th at the Minto Arts Gallery (3rd floor of the Harriston Library). Have the pleasure of meeting the artist and join the reception on May 7th. Starting at 1 pm till 2:30 pm.
About the artist Joann Quigg
Being a committed art lover, Joann Quigg continues studying and learning new processes. She has been an Arts Educator at the elementary, secondary and university levels for 33 years. Travelling widely in North America, Europe and as far as Egypt to see artworks in person. Love to create began early. As a three years old with multiple scribbles on walls. The history assignment of grade seven led her to Pierre Auguste Renoir and many other artists. This influence continues to show through in her artwork today.
Volunteering at the Art Gallery of Ontario for over 20 years as a docent/gallery guide. Simultaneously practicing as Adjunct Professor with Niagara University in the area of Teacher Education (Visual Arts). She currently works with the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto), in a program called New Ways of Seeing for Health Care Professionals.
The inspiration for the series Invincible Summer came after a dark winter. Together with her rediscovery of the process of drying botanicals. Before melding those with painting and collages of handmade Asian papers.
These fascinating works are on display in the art exhibit Invincible Summer by Joann Quigg. Subsequently made with dried natural substances. She presses and dries biologicals like leaves, florals and seeds. Sometimes she will use insects and shells. Using clear gel mediums to seal them into acrylic skins.
The process begins with Asian papers, layered and composed on wood supports. Which she often exposes to varying degrees. There is a final satin topcoat on the majority of works. However a few works are in high gloss finish. The supports (sealed with Golden GAC 100) are often showing through. Therefore creating a connection to wood as natural element.