Episode Ten: Human-Sized Socks

Well, life really got in the way this time. Won’t go into the details, but between work, traveling for work, and some unexpected family stuff it’s taken too long to get this show up. So, a bit of a struggle to get it posted, but here’s episode 10!!

I sat down with Melissa Tremblett and Diana Chisolm, just after the Visual Arts Association of Newfoundland and Labrador’s annual awards show. Melissa is a visual artist, originally from Sheshatshiu, Labrador, but grew up on the island and we talk about what that has meant in terms of heritage and art, and Melissa’s interest in traditional arts and crafts makes, I think, for some compelling listening!

Melissa also spoke this week at the Grenfell Art Gallery, for the opening reception of a retrospective celebrating the Northwest River Artist-in-Residency program. If you’re seeing this post in early July, and you can, I really recommend seeing that show.

Melissa’s website is undergoing some maintenance, but it can be found here. We also mention the EVA Awards, Melissa was nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year, and you can read VANL’s bio of Melissa here.

As mentioned in the show, Diana Chisholm wears a lot of hats, and is involved in multiple projects and with multiple organizations.

VANL’s bio of Diana is here. Diana talks about her interest in post-industrial landscapes, and transient workforces, so I though it appropriate to also link to a recent show at St. Thomas More Art Gallery in Saskatoon, and that’s right here

And while she keeps exceptionally busy as an artist, which includes multiple residencies and exhibitions, Diana has also recently assumed the role of executive director of the Writers at Woody Point Festival. This is a flagship festival on the west coast, and one of the highlights of the summer season. Here’s a link!

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