Meet 3 Windsor artists making waves on the local art scene
CBC Windsor wants you to meet three local artists who are making an impact on the local arts scene.
Talysha Bujold-Abu, Jude Abu Zaineh and Julie Hall are all featured at the Art Windsor Essex gallery with exhibitions that are currently or soon to be open to the public.
Meet Talysha Bujold-Abu
Bujold-Abu is the curator of the exhibition Marcel Dzama: Illustration and Other Worlds. It features Dzama’s work with responses from Bujold-Abu through murals painted on the walls.
She draws on her surreal symbolism and responds in kind.
Bujold-Abu describes herself as an artist who puts silliness and fun at the forefront of her work.
WATCH l Bujold-Abu takes us on a tour of Illustration and Other Worlds:
Illustration and other worlds will be exhibited at the gallery until September 11, 2022.
Meet Jude Abu Zaineh
Palestinian-Canadian artist Jude Abu Zaineh lives in Troy, New York, but calls Windsor home.
Her latest exhibition In the Presence of Absence is a personal look at her relationship with her roots, also highlighting the stories of others who have had similar experiences.
Featuring family photographs, bio art and a mural, his latest installation is his first-ever solo exhibition held in a museum.
WATCH Abu Zaineh explains why his latest work is so personal:
In the Presence of Absence will be exhibited at the gallery until September 11, 2022.
Meet Julie Hall
Julie Hall is the artist and horticulturist behind Depends on Light soon at the Art Windsor-Essex gallery.
Located on the gallery’s green rooftop terrace, it features native perennials like butterfly milkweed and prairie smoke with garden sculptures woven throughout the terrace. Still in the works, the terrace will also feature colorful flags surrounding the garden, as an invitation to bring Windsorites into the space. The roof terrace is a certified monarch crossing station to support a healthy population of monarch butterflies.
The purpose of the exhibit is to signal the responsibilities of landowners to restore and participate in the regional ecosystem.
WATCH l Julie Hall gives us a sneak peek at her latest exhibition where art meets nature:
Hall’s work is expected to be complete and open to the public as early as this week.