Adrienne M. Clark with her three daughters in the Haliburton Sculpture forest behind Haliburton Campus of Art + Design, 2018

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Adrienne Clark is a current student at Haliburton School of Art & Design, Fleming College. In 2020 she will graduate with both her Visual and Creative Arts Diploma and Jewellery Essentials Certificate. She was raised in Haliburton County and chose to stay to raise her own family. She has a current artist membership at the local Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre. A selection of her art pieces can be found in the boutique on site. She has attended multiple seminars at both Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre and Visible Voices Open Arts Studio before deciding to attend school.

Adrienne volunteered in numerous capacities at Visible Voices Open Arts Studio when it was under the leadership of Fay Wilkinson. She was a studio guide, teacher of encaustic art and art journaling as needed. Since 2008 she has been participating in craft sales in the Haliburton County and the Peterborough area. She has sold pieces at general sales, art sales, exhibits, commissions and privately. She has a voracious need to learn new elements, mediums, techniques pertaining to art which she amalgamates into her practice.

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I am a multipotentialist artist, someone who always has a strong drive to continue learning new art forms, styles, mediums, techniques or skillset. My current exhibit’s theme is “Remember to Play”. As adults we are burdened with the day to day grind of life, we forget to play. Without play we are simply waiting to die.

I refuse to burden myself the expectation of a set outcome. I set up my parameters and workspace, and then dance around inside it and enjoy the creation process. I use brilliant colours and use a spray technique. This gives the work the playful feeling I am trying to evoke. I then attach it to a rigid black background and affix it to a solid white wall. The combination of the formal presentation with the vibrant, fun colours symbolises the need for adults to play.