New Studio Resident – Aeris Osborne
Arts Habitat was delighted with the submissions received for the Studio Residency Project for a year of free studio space in the McLuhan House Studio. The selection committee was tasked with the decision of choosing among the applicants received and we are pleased to announce the new Studio Residency Project recipient, Aeris Osborne.
Aeris will be working over the next year collecting data and creating 12 pieces of YEG old houses, reinterpretation in her bold impressionist style. She is fascinated to sketch buildings, especially heritage architecture as is allows her to combine her whimsical ink pen style to create a unique piece of art. She will be using her sketched heritage houses for a future book publishing. Aeris work has been seen at the Kaleido Festival Gallery 2020, 2020 Edmonton Whyte Art Walk, The International Society of Experimental Artists, the 29th Annual Juried Exhibition Artists, and the St. Albert Art Walk. She is excited about this opportunity and as an emerging self-taught artist, she wants to use her time in the Arts Habitat Self Directed Studio Residency as the cornerstone to becoming a professional.
We are sad to see our current Studio Resident, Amanda Chwelos moving onto another space but have enjoyed watching her creative growth over the last year. She is hosting an exhibit, “One or the Other or None of the Above“ at the Studio on September 26th from 6 pm to 9 pm and it is open to the public. You can read more about it here and we will be watching for more of her future exhibits as well!
Aeris is looking forward to working in the community of Highlands as this was the area that initially inspired “YEG Old Houses”. She loves the stories the architecture styles of the heritage homes tell of Edmonton’s living history. You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook, or Instagram page.