Anna Hergert, Art & Design

All set up for the Artist Residency at Art Lab Studios

If you have been back to this blog to check on me I apologize for the sporadic posts lately. Several commitments concluded last week: The dinner theater fundraiser play was a big hit. We had two sold out performances, Friday and Saturday evening. What a great cast and director we had and the standing ovation each evening made it all worthwhile. Ottawa-House-by-the-Sea was a great venue for the period play.

Despite the successful outcome I felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders once we bade good bye to one another in the parking lot. I have regained some control over my time and energy which is needed to reinvest in new endeavours. Sunday was spent relaxing and celebrating a friend’s birthday, Monday I hosted a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings for four other “come by choice” new arrivals at our home. It was the first Thanksgiving dinner I prepared in many years.

This week, it being a short one due to the holiday Monday, it was time to catch up on office work. The deadline to submit an exhibition proposal was looming. A new artist friend had nudged me to apply at an Art Gallery in New Brunswick after she saw some of my work this summer. So, just a few minutes ago I hit the send button… the proposal is on its way to the gallery and we shall see where it takes me and the work.

Anticipating rain for Thursday, I delivered several things to Art Lab Studios on Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning was spent getting organized and setting up my space for the month-long residency which starts Friday. Why a residency now? It is a personal celebration for arriving in Parrsboro one year ago on October 16th. In so many ways I feel: Where did the time go? How can one year just race by like it did?

September 26th marked three years that I set foot into this vibrant art studio collaboration right here in Parrsboro. I feel humbled and honoured to be asked to become a part of this community for the next 30 days.

My space came together nicely and I look forward to spending time there working on several things in progress, finishing items started in the past, connecting with the community at large and perhaps share a technique or two.

This will be my view from my work table. Pretend the car is invisible and imagine me watching the tides rising and falling in the inner harbour of Parrsboro. If you live close by, drop by for a visit. If you live far away, send me good energy! I plan to be in attendance most days. Art Lab is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am till 5 pm.

Check back soon! I will make posting here on a regular basis part of my residency.

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10 thoughts on “All set up for the Artist Residency at Art Lab Studios

  1. Kathleen Bower on said:

    Hi Anna! Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild guild is in process of finding Zoom workshops for 2022 and beyond. I had thought of your introductory design course or Kantha as suitable across all our fibre practices. Anna, are you offering any Zoom workshops at this time? Is “6 participants” a firm class size? Please tell me everything we need to know about Anna and Zoom workshops. Thanks and very much appreciated. Hoping you and Colin remain safe and well, Kathleen in SK


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  2. How lucky the community is to have you Anna!!! You will be busy with visitors! Enjoy the month as you venture out on another experience.

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  3. Kristi on said:

    Wishing you a very creative month Anna!

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    • Thank you! It will be less about being productive but having the opportunity to introduce myself to the community. I have some small projects lined up and a number of works in progress are close at hand… we shall see where it goes.


  4. Helene on said:

    How wonderful for you Anna! What a year you’ve had and what a terrific way to welcome in your next year of creativity. Best of luck with all you undertake during this residency.

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  5. Wow, that looks like a cosy space indeed, and one where creativity can be nurtured. Thanks for sharing this, and for inspiring creativity!

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