Carlton art student takes over library gallery to show Prince Albert beauties

It seemed to work on Prince Albert town mayor Greg Dionne, who quickly purchased two of Hill’s paintings: the water slide to hang at town hall and a close-up of the Wolf Art Center that Dionne bought to install it in his own office. Within the first 15 minutes, Hill sold four of her 10 pieces while her gallery was open for the rest of February in the library.

“It means so much to me. It’s such an honor to have everyone here, and especially the mayor – that’s important to me, ”said Hill. “It’s really important for me to love to showcase the beauties of Prince Albert and even all the amazing buildings.”

With the theme of the gallery being some of Hill’s favorite places in Prince Albert and the memorabilia behind them, her favorite piece was from the Summer Fair.

“It was so important for me and my friends to go there all the time and you know, have a great time there all day eating cotton candy,” Hill said with a laugh. “It’s the fair. This is definitely my favorite.

Although the gallery was a success, Hill had to be encouraged to paint by her art teacher at Carlton, Melanie Mirasty. Hill only drew black and white sketches, but now, after Mirasty’s encouragement, Hill can’t stop painting.

“Ms. Mirasty was the one who inspired me to paint because I used to only draw in black and white. I never wanted to color. Never,” Hill said. Mirasty said to me, “You know what, you should try painting,” and I did. And now I just paint everyday.

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Kayleen C. Rice

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