TRURO – Peter Labelle has some new artwork on display at the Marigold Cultural Centre.
Truro resident Labelle, a visual artist, animator, teacher and community arts volunteer is the featured artist for the month of April at the MacLellan & Moffatt Financial Gallery. He is displaying some new work in his exhibit ‘Return to the Garden.’
Evolving from Labelle’s journals and sketchbooks, the images explore a family’s emotional and physical journey of love, healing and growth.
Two years after moving to Nova Scotia from Timmins, Ont., in 1997, Labelle’s children – Sienna and Leif – passed away. Labelle spent the following years in physical, emotional and spiritual rehabilitation.
In memory of his children, Labelle established the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Animation Camp for Children, which funds the Sienna and Leif Labelle Memorial Scholarship in support of emerging artists through the NSCC Foundation.
Between 2001 and 2011, Labelle developed a new body of work in private, and in 2011, exhibited ‘Return to the Garden’ creative process exhibition at the NSCC McCarthy Gallery, following a 12-month sabbatical.
The artist currently teaches life drawing and animation at NSCC. He recently served on the Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council, Community Arts and Culture Recognition Award Jury, as a selection committee member for the Nova Scotia Talent Trust.
He’s the founding chair and faculty advisor for NSCC Animediafest: Student New Media Animation Festival and co-chairman of the NSCC McCarthy Gallery.
An opening reception will be held at the Marigold Cultural Centre on April 11 at 6:30 p.m.