Interview with Jerika Clara
What is your Afterglow 2018 project called? Could you describe? What is its inspiration?
My project this year is going to be called simply just "Jerika Clara Art"
This year I want people to be more inspired 0 more inspired to create dreamy watercolour paintings. I also want for my project to help little kids branch out and try a new medium that they maybe have never tried before. My inspiration for this year's project comes from the Afterglow Festival itself, when you're there, immersed in the festival, you look around and you see so many creative people all in one place! I really wanted to have a project that will also inspire people like all of the other projects that will be around me.
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself, where you live, and your creativity.
My name is Jerika Clara and I've lived in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia my whole life. My creativity and inspiration definitely comes from my surroundings. Nature and the ocean both give me so much inspiration.
3. How do you feel Afterglow makes an impact on Bridgewater?
The Afterglow Festival has a huge impact on Bridgewater. It really helps to bring more art culture into Bridgewater.
4. Why have you chosen to take part in this year's festival?
I have chosen to participate in this year's festival because I really want to reach out to more people to help them discover my art, but also at the same time, I want younger ones to have the opportunity to maybe try watercolour for the first time.
5. What are you looking forward to most in this year's festival?
Every year I always look forward to seeing the massive sculpture that Wile's Lake Farm Market will create.
Interview and blog compiled by Jordan Beck Crouse
Afterglow Art Festival
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