Acclaimed artist shares natural talent with NC art students

Niagara College will play enthusiastic host to artist Josh Tiessen when he conducts a lecture and painting technique demonstration for students as well as displays his internationally award-winning art at the Welland campus on Wednesday.

Tiessen was juried as the youngest member of the International Guild of Realism and is ranked among foremost realist artists from around the world. He was mentored by acclaimed Canadian artist Robert Bateman and has had his work exhibited for the past decade in 75 exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Canada. The Stoney Creek native has also established his own ‘Arts for a Change Foundation’ and his philanthropic work was listed as an outstanding achievement when he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Meal and named as Canada’s Top 20 under 20.

WHO:
Stoney Creek artist Josh Tiessen
Niagara College Art and Design Foundation Students

WHAT:
Art exhibition, demonstration and lecture

WHERE:
Main foyer, Welland Campus, Niagara College, 300 Woodlawn Road, Main Entrance

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 19
11 am-2:30 pm Open Gallery viewing and meet the artist
2:30 p.m.-3 pm Gallery viewing with students (media welcome)
Following the viewing, Tiessen will be in the classroom with students, returning to the exhibition after the lecture

Additional info:
www.joshtiessen.com

Media inquiries, please contact:
Susan McConnell
Media Advisor, Niagara College
Office: 905 641-2252 ext. 4330
Cell: 905 933-6259
susan.mcconnell@niagaracollege.ca