Monday, January 16, 2012

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Sean Kunz to the position of Arts Centre Technical Specialist at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre. Sean will be starting work on February 1, 2012.

Sean has been teaching the advanced Potter’s Wheel Studio class at North Mount Pleasant for the past two years. He completed his BFA degree at ACAD in 2005, and attended a Residency at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto in 2006. Sean has an active studio practice and his functional wares are prized for their elegance and sophistication.

In his Artist Statement Sean says “ Handmade objects connect us to the people who make them, and the craftsmanship is a reflection of the maker’s time and energy. In increasingly dense urban societies where technology can serve to alienate us, a virtual environment cannot replace a thoughtful handle.”

This is also the time to acknowledge the significant efforts of Aura Carney and Mindy Andrews in keeping the Studio work flow moving over the past few months, since the untimely passing of Bob Reimer in October. This has been a difficult time for all the staff, and we look forward to renewing the level of expertise that the Arts Centre is recognized for. Michael Benoit - Supervisor, North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre