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14 January 2015

Don Maynard, Smoke Signal #1, 2004, copper and aluminum. Gift of artist, 2007 (50-023)

Rebecca Soudant, A Tapestry of Birth, 2011, cotton and silk embroidery thread, marker and acrylic on cotton. Gift of Rebecca Soudant and Jim McCullough, 2011 (54-016)

Two accomplished artists in the region, Don Maynard and Rebecca Soudant, will speak at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s on Sunday, 25 January, from 2 to 3 pm. Each will present a short slide presentation on their current projects, followed by talks on their works on view in the exhibition I hope humanity . . .: Maynard’s dramatic sculpture Smoke Signal #1 and Soudant’s exquisite A Tapestry of Birth. Admission for this special event is free, and light refreshments will follow.

Rebecca Soudant is a Kingston-based artist who teaches Visual Arts at Smiths Falls Collegiate. She has created works in paint, print, fabric and metal; for the last four years, embroidery has been the focus of her practice. She is currently working on a parenting tapestry and another about Kingston community gardens.

Recently re-located to Picton, Ontario, Don Maynard is working on two public art commissions: Wave for the City of Toronto and Stand of Birch for the Cyrville Station of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Line. Previous public art works include Archive and Fallen Star for the City of Ottawa. The Agnes featured his solo exhibition, Franken Forest, in 2010. Maynard has upcoming exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Mississauga and at Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art in Calgary.

Programs for I hope humanity . . . are supported by the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area. For more information, please contact Pat Sullivan at (613) 533.2190 or pat.sullivan@queensu.ca.