NSCC Welcomes First Artist-in-Residence
Adam Kelly believes in leaving a light footprint. As NSCC's inaugural Artist-in-Residence, he will be able to meld his environmental sensibilities with his electronics background and create a unique art installation, housed at the new Waterfront campus.
"A large part of my practice is trying to live a sustainable lifestyle and that's where my interest in electronics stems from," he says. "Electronics are the things you most often find in the garbage and that are most harmful to the environment." Kelly repurposes discarded electronics in the creation of his artwork and he hopes to power this installation with solar energy.
"The final piece will reflect both the contemporary nature of the new campus and NSCC's environmental leadership in sustainable building," says 24 year-old Kelly. A professional electronic artist and a certified electronics engineering technician, Kelly possesses a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University and an Electronic Engineering Technician Diploma from NSCC.
"It showcases our belief in the power of collaboration, community, applied learning, and new ideas."
"The NSCC Artist-in-Residence is designed for a professional artist to work on site, among and with our learners, collaborating with them, and our faculty and staff," says Rob Sobey, Chair of NSCC's Board of Governors. Sobey was in charge of bringing together community leaders, artists, NSCC faculty and staff, and students to select the new Artist-in-Residence.
Kelly's work of art will serve as a tribute to the vision and commitment of two people who changed the face of college education in Nova Scotia - Ray Ivany, Past President of NSCC, and Dr. John Hamm, Past Premier of Nova Scotia.
"It showcases our belief in the power of collaboration, community, applied learning, and new ideas," says Sobey. For Adam Kelly, it's the perfect opportunity to merge and celebrate his different disciplines. "I'm excited about the ways that I'll be able to give back to Nova Scotia Community College."