Visions & Revisions Exhibition Dates: March 5 - 30, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6, 6pm to 9pm Artist's Talk: Saturday, March 8, 2pm
The Extra Curricular Art Club formed in 2011 with the goals of being a source of guidance, critical thought, and inspiration to one and other as photographers, while allowing each to further explore photography and grow as artists.
The group's first exhibit at the Craig Gallery in 2012 entitled “The Ties That Bind” was an in-depth exploration of the theme family. The group’s newest body of work, "Visions & Revisions" explores the idea of transition and retrospection.
The Extra Curricular Art Club is composed of Peter Dubee, Laura MIlls, Christina Arsenault and Krista Comeau.
Peter Dubee was born and raised in New Brunswick, as a child he was a hands on learner and had an enthusiasm for the outdoors, exploring, and building. During high school he discovered his love of art and, in particular, photography. After high school Peter enrolled at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD). While there he furthered his studies in the arts through drawing, design and photography. He graduated NBCCD with a Diploma in Photography and later completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Photography at NSCAD U. He has a strong interest in family history, documentary photography, and story telling. He currently lives in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Laura Mills of Markham, Ontario is a Bachelors of Fine Art Degree Graduate of The Ontario College of Art & Design University. In 2005 she was awarded Artist of Ontario in the Bank of Montrealʼs National 1st Art! Invitational Competition. Laura’s works are photography or film based where she often explores the struggles and triumphs within her life and in the lives of those close to her. Her work is often described as social-political with an editorial or documentary style. She is a mental health advocate, a researcher who often loses hours a day researching ancestry, and is consumed by an interest in history. Laura is a practicing freelance photographer who has worked for Maclean’s Magazine and has been published in Canadian Living and The Toronto Star.
Christina Arsenault was born and raised on Cape Breton Island. She left home ten years ago to study photography at NSCAD in Halifax, where she currently resides. Her art focus has become documenting the culture, beauty and ever changing industry of Cape Breton, while trying to capture the complexity of what it is to grow up in a steel town.
Krista Comeau grew up in the quiet suburbs of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Since childhood, painting and drawing have been an essential creative outlet. However, finding more immediate gratification through the camera lens she graduated with a Major in Photography from NSCAD University. The themes in her work reflect on the naivete of youth, the mess of coming-of-age, the transient nature of memory and the passage of time.