St. John’s visiting artist show opens tomorrow

Eric Saline PosterSt. John’s is pleased to host visiting artist Eric Saline in an exhibition called ‘LOTS’ opening tomorrow, Friday January 18 from 18:00-20:00, and then weekdays from 8.30-16:00 in the gallery in the art studios.

Eric is currently teaching at the international School of Gothenburg in Sweden and is chair of the visual arts committee for the European Ccountil of International Schools. His many travels have connected him in cultural exchanges across the globe from America to Scandinavia in Europe and North Africa. He has recently been a visiting professor at l’Institut National des Beaux Arts, Tétouan, Morocco, on a Fulbright Fellowship and worked extensively in Sweden, Colorado and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston developing projects in papermaking, printmaking, graphic design and architectural paper installations.

Eric worked with high school students this week, setting up his exhibition with paintings, collage, paper-works and installations and engaged students in classes in elementary, middle and high school in practical art activities and critical discussion based around the work in his exhibition.

Eric arrived in Waterloo on Monday afternoon after driving all the way from Morocco and will drive from Sweden next week!