2021 Artists-in-Residence

Introducing our 2021 Artists-in-Residence! Stay tuned for workshops and public programming!

Joy Hecht

May 5 – 25 2021

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and the island of Newfoundland, Ktaqmkuk, as the unceded traditional territory of the Beothuk and Mi’kmaq.

I am fascinated by places – their textures, colors and shapes; the contrast between old design and new; the three-dimensionality of hills, steps, buildings, and sweeping views; the choreography of people, bicycles, cars, and buses moving through the community. I use collage to express that love, working in a palette of paper from many sources – magazine text, chocolate wrappers, musical scores, colored tissue paper, scraps of kleenex and paper towel, watercolor on newspaper. When I get it right, I feel I have captured the spirit of the place, and I can share my vision with the world!

Website: www.joyhecht-arts.com

Instagram: @joyhecht_arts

ARTIST WORKSHOP: Building Landscape through Collage with Joy Hecht

May 16 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 PM


Join artist-in-residence Joy Hecht for a guided afternoon of paper collage inspired by the Port Union views, or your favourite place!

Participants will be introduced to Joy’s methods as a collage artist, and the tricks and tools to using different textured and coloured papers to build a dynamic collage. Materials will be provided but participants will be encouraged to bring along their own interesting recycled papers from home – further instructions will be distributed to registered participants.