I was having fun today doing up a new poster for the next FAS event. On January 27th, Young Folk at the Hall will be held at the LSPU Hall once again – this is it’s 12th Year! And this year, just because there is so much young talent in Newfoundland, there is going to be an extra concert in the event at 8pm. A Showcase of New Artists will feature the likes of Brianna Gosse, Peter Lanon, Nick Earle, Kat McLevey, Jenna Maloney, Esmee Gilbert and Leslie Amminson – many being alumni of the Young Folk Program. Tickets for both events can be purchased at the LSPU Hall.
Caroline Clarke's artistic background begins with graphic design. She worked at that field—specializing in advertising and signs—for eight years, both in her native British Columbia and for a few years after arriving in Newfoundland in 1997. She spent a year in Elliston, on the Bonavista Peninsula, then moved to St. John's. Always interested in painting, she turned seriously to the medium in 1999, producing small watercolours—primarily landscapes—that she offered for sale at various outlets in St. John's. She was also painting portraits, creating a series of decorated paper clocks, and teaching and playing music. In 2004, Clarke began to explore printmaking, specifically block printing; with assistance from St. John's artists Tara Bryan, Marnie Parsons, and Anita Singh. “I knew I'd found my medium,” she says. “It was like a moment of illumination. Printmaking gives me a way to be more creative, to express my ideas more freely. My work now has more design and graphic elements—it's more expressive of the things I want to say than my landscapes were.”