The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts were just announced….. and (Winnipeg!) painter Wanda Koop was one of the worthy recipients.
Click here and here to see two very short, informative videos…..(even just to admire her studio!) The videos also give a better indication of the size of her work than the images reproduced here (courtesy of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.)
Perhaps the most interesting and admirable thing about Wanda Koop (besides being an internationally acclaimed artist!) is that she is the founder of Art City in Winnipeg. Art City is a not-for-profit community art centre providing high-quality art instruction in an inner-city neighbourhood in Winnipeg. She saw the need for accessible arts programming, and almost 20 years later, the centre is still going strong.
Art City’s vision statement: To Dream, To Imagine, To Create. A Space for Art in Every Life.
Here, here! The Art Caravan couldn’t agree more. Congratulations, Wanda!
Another insightful entry. Thank you. Loved her voice and her words.
I am always interested in seeing how Wanda negotiates the various stages of her career and the work that she makes. She inspires me.
Her artistic life, including Art City, is truly inspiring.