Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Dormant Art (2nd place winner)

Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Dormant Art (2nd place winner)

About Dormant Art Art is an expression of my creativity, hidden pain, and my imagination. I am a self taught artist; I am a visual painter, and illustrator. I introduce art in its traditional way to the new digital art techniques, using and practicing the use of many digital technologies as part of my creative…

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Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Avonelle (1st place winner)

Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Avonelle (1st place winner)

About Avonelle Avonelle has been a long time resident of Homes First, and has been nominated for the Wanda’s Arts Awards multiple times in the past. A potter, the closure of the pottery studio has forced Avonelle to switch mediums to painting. She is also an avid gardener and takes pride in caring for and…

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Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Heather (2nd place winner)

Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Heather (2nd place winner)

What Arts Means to Me by Heather   Art takes imagination, creativity, openness and awareness of the world around you.  It can irrevocably change your life, affect absolutely everything that you think and do.   Visual, auditory, textural, performance The best break steadfast rules, demonstrate non-conformance.   Vivid expressions of great beauty, ugliness, worldly concerns,…

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Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Geoff (2nd place winner)

Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Geoff (2nd place winner)

About Geoff Art is in my blood. My mother attended OCA (now OCAD University) in the 50s. My one sister a visual architect and cellist. My father was a civil engineer. I am a musician. I play the drums. But after highschool in 1975, I made the key decision to go to OCA. Now at…

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Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Dey (3rd place winner)

Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Dey (3rd place winner)

About Dey Dey has been a potter and painter for 15 years. She is a graduate of George Brown college and has lived at Homes First’s Meegwetch place for many years. Dey continues to work on her art by taking classes where possible, and has taught at drop-ins and shelters in the city. She has…

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Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Erika (1st place winner)

Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Erika (1st place winner)

About Erika Erika is a resident of Meegwetch place and has been nominated and won the Wanda’s Arts Awards two years in a row. She came to Canada over 5 years ago and has been actively participating in Toronto’s art scene to promote her work and learn other mediums. She also helps support other artists…

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Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Bo (1st place winner)

Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Bo (1st place winner)

About Bo I am a martial artist and art has always been in my life. I’ve been involved with art since I was a child.  I believe it should be in everyone’s life even if it is just scribbling. When I was young  I was always into colouring, later I got into drawing as I…

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Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Annis (3rd place winner)

Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Annis (3rd place winner)

Value with Pride by Annis Life is not about what you are; it is about who you are. It is how you live your life, not what you do in life, your work or where you work.  Thinking of your position in life is more important than people’s life. You may be a king, powerful…

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Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Victoria (3rd place winner)

Wanda’s Arts Awards 2020: Victoria (3rd place winner)

About Victoria My name is Victoria and I am 46 years old. I do rug hooking. I learned rug hooking last year by myself and have done 6 projects. I started needlepoint when I was a teenager. I buy supplies at Michael’s craft store. Sometimes my dad orders them online and my mom picks them…

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