Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Introducing Andrew Henderson

We're pleased to welcome Andrew Henderson to Red Dress Productions. Andrew found us by way of the Community Arts Practice Certificate Program, Faculty of Fine Arts at York University, where he is currently enrolled.

Andrew Henderson is a multidisciplinary and multilingual artist living in the Church and Wellesley community of Toronto, Ontario. Being born and raised in a tiny rural prairie village called Clandeboye (MB), his experiences growing up, gay and in the breadbasket, have inspired him to use art in the community context. He is continually inspired by visual artists in the Americas and, with his training as a blacksmith, percussionist and theatre manager/creator, he hopes to bring all of these mediums together and create works that explore living in an occupied nation as a gay white male.

Currently Andrew is completing a series of paintings that document his journey of discovering a hidden heritage lost through migration to Canada.

Welcome Andrew! We look forward to shared adventures in community engaged art making.

And a few words from Andrew: "I would like to thank Anna and Tristan for all their support, now and in the future. I am very grateful and excited to be working with Red Dress Productions!"