Interview with Jilien Beaton
1. What is your Afterglow 2018 project called? Could you describe it? What is its inspiration?
We were inspired by a Jellyfish sculpture piece created by a grade 10 student during art class this past semester. We will be using umbrellas -taking off the fabric and replacing it with our own fabric - beads, and fairy lights. The students (dressed in black) will hold the umbrellas and walk down the streets in a rhythmic manner set to ocean sounds. Because the students are younger, we do not plan to be there for the entire evening but will march together for 2 hours.
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself, where you live, and your creativity.
I am the Art Teacher at Centre Scolaire de la Rive Sud in Cookville and will be bringing a few of my junior and senior high students.
3. How do you feel Afterglow makes an impact on Bridgewater?
Afterglow redefines the importance of Art in our community by bringing together like-minded individuals and people who have interest and want to experience another world through the eyes of an artist. It is an amazing opportunity to explore one's creativity.
4. Why have you chosen to take part in this year's festival?
I have chosen to take part to show my students and the public that art lives boldly outside of the classroom setting!
5. What are you looking forward to most in this year's festival?
I am looking forward to being amongst a variety of artists so that I can see the interests of my students and try new things in the classroom.
Interview and blog compiled by Jordan Beck Crouse
Afterglow Art Festival
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