The Sixty Days of Fame series by Culture Summerside will launch again this fall with Thistle and Juniper, a series of paintings by Summerside artist Jennifer DesRoche featuring illustrations of forest animals and their fantasy home. DesRoche uses a variety of media to create her two characters who have kept her company for years including acrylic, watercolour, gouache, paper, and ink.
DesRoche, a graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, has been painting and drawing since she could hold a pencil. She is inspired by beloved children’s authors and illustrators Beatrix Potter, Richard Scarry, Maurice Sendak, and Jon Klassen.
The Sixty Days of Fame series will move from the MacNaught History Centre and Archives this season to the Lefurgey Room of the Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince St, Summerside. The MacNaught gallery is currently housing the International Fox Museum exhibit while its home, the Summerside Armoury, is under renovation. The hours to view Thistle and Juniper are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm, October 1 to November 30. Admission is free. There will not be an official opening.