Connie Wawruck-Hemmett is a mainly self-taught visual artist who cannot remember when the artistic muse first visited her. As a child it seemed that she always had a crayon in her hand, and as a high school student her artistic gift was nurtured in Taras (Ted) Korol’s art classes. Plans for further training, however, were put on hold when she found it necessary to find a job after graduation.
Since that time–even while travelling the world with her offshore oilfield-working husband, acquiring two degrees in History from the University of Winnipeg (BA 1987, MA 1989), and working first as a university-based and then as an independent historian—Connie’s hands and her visually-oriented mind have always been involved in one type of art or another, from fine needlework and clothing design to jewelry-making and ceramics. In 1994, after her Ph.D. programme was interrupted by surgery to remove two brain tumours, art became a major part of her therapy during a necessarily lengthy recuperation.
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A portion of all sales will be donated to the Never Alone Foundation
Special Event for Never Alone supporters:
Wednesday, June 27 from 7pm-9pm
Join us at the gallery with the artist. 15% of the sales from Connie Wawruck-Hemmett’s work will be donated to the Never Alone Foundation. Please RSVP by sending us an email (email@example.com)
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