Cornwall Ontario — At its Annual General meeting May 1, members of Focus Art reinstated their objectives to be active in the community, to make art visible and available to the people of Cornwall and area and to reach out to youth. To achieve their goals they engaged to continue to work in partnership with other art groups, the city, and business leaders.
Invited guest Jason Setnyk was recognized for his contribution to helping improve communications at all levels. Jason is an English teacher, a photographer, an author, a concert promoter and a journalist. His work with the Seeker as a facilitator, photographer, journalist helps artists and art groups advertise their events and inform newcomers to the City.
In speaking to the assembly, Jason remarked that groups such as Focus Art have the advantage of being organized and vocal in expressing the needs of artists. He described how arts and culture add to the quality of life and the economy of a community. Most of all Jason invited artists to have the courage of their dreams and work toward a centre that would celebrate the arts for everyone in our community.
“We, the members of Focus Art, understand more than ever how important it is to share our passion for art with our neighbours; we know that it will add to the mature image of our city and to the overall health of body and soul. Thank you Jason”, said Focus Art President Rose Desnoyer.
The Association also thanked Micheline Tanguay for her exceptional work as vice-president for four years and as a tireless volunteer. Patricia Fish, Pat Campbell, Anita Huygen, Libby Cameron and Adèle Constantineau were also thanked by the group for all the hours of dedicated service to making art part of our life.
The winner of the Focus Art People’s Choice Award at the Spring show held at the Cornwall Public Library is Anita Latour for her rendering of “Wo-ai-ni” (the panda done in pastel on Canson). Congratulations.
To learn more about Focus Art visit their website.
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