Lakehead University Visual Arts students in their 4th year are required to do internship placement in an arts related field. Students choose a placement in an education setting, a gallery or arts related business. This course was created to provide students with the opportunity to put theory into practise: to obtain University credit for volunteer employment in an arts-related field.

As part of her internship placement forth Year Lakehead University Visual Arts student Kristen Wall has curated an art exhibition titled “Bringing in the Spring.” This very diverse display of 24 local artists work showcases just how varied our creative community is. On display at the Painted Turtle Art Studio Gallery on the lower level of 33 South Cumberland St. from March 22nd to April 22nd with an opening reception April 4th from 11am to 2pm.

Kristen will be available from 2pm to 3pm this Friday March 22nd at the Gallery should there be interest in discussing her experience in the curating of the exhibit or any other portion of her placement. She can be reached at or 620-2884.

“I chose to intern at the Painted Turtle because I wanted to learn the ins and outs of a small business in the art community including meeting supplier demand, becoming a part of the community and curating a small exhibit featuring local artists so that one day I to could run a successful and loved business such as the Painted Turtle.” -Kristen Wall

To reach the Studio Gallery call 344-4636 or email

The Thunder Bay Potters’ Guild will be hosting a Pottery Sale on March 23, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. located at the Baggage Building Arts Centre at Prince Arthur’s Landing. Featured will be wheel throwing demonstrations in preparation for the Empty Bowls Caring Hearts Dinner. Anyone that brings a canned food item, plate, mug, or silverware as a donation to the Thunder Bay Shelter House will receive an extra door prize ballot. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Lots of parking, and very accessible. Call 977-1747 for further information.