CTV News Edmonton – Alberta’s Artist In Residence To Paint 10 Historical Buildings From Across The Province
Thank you CTV News Edmonton, Katie Chamberlain contacted me after the announcement of 2021-2022 Alberta Art Ambassador/Artist-in-residence for interview arrangement.
Sydney Upright did a virtual video meeting with me, she is a young cheerful CTV News Edmonton editorial assistant.
I am so glad she picked my 1911 Strathcona Rutherford House painting as a featured photo.
Today, I have just created the Instagram Account @albertaoldbuildings to share any photos related to this project.
Welcome you to follow and share!
“Alberta’s new Artist in Residence is painting a vibrant picture of the province’s heritage.
Aeris Osborne is a self-taught visual artist who moved from Hong Kong to Edmonton 15 years ago.
Osborne told CTV News Edmonton she’s been painting for more than a decade and her new residency project will be to create 10 “bold impressionist” paintings of historical buildings from across the province.
“Alberta has a special place in my heart, as it has witnessed the transformation of who I am: from an international traveller to a Canadian and true visual artist,” she said.
“I want to promote the rich and charming history of this province and how important it is to preserve historical buildings.”
According to the province, the maximum eligible grant for the Artist in Residence program is $50,000.
Osborne told CTV News she formed an interest in historical architecture through her travels around the world. Now, she’s grateful to be able to share that passion with Albertans.
“It’s never been easy to even get recognized from a government level,” she said. “Don’t give up.”
Osborne will be Artist in Residence until the end of September.
To see some of her artwork, click here. “
The Alberta Old Building project will have a full year to finish until 2023 March even the 2021-2022 Alberta Art Ambassador/ Artist In Residence will be finished at end of September 2022.