Spotlight to shine on 11-year-old Woodstock artist

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Jozie Mae Kennedy, an 11-year-old Meduxnekeag Consolidated School Grade 6 student, will display her passion and talent for art in Woodstock this month.

Creek Village Gallery and Café will display Kennedy’s artwork on its Young Artist Showcase wall during November.

In the biography the young artist prepared for the Creek Village showcase, Kennedy said she lives in Woodstock with her mother, father, brother, two cats, a dog and a bunny.

She said she began taking art seriously two or three years ago but has been doing art her whole life.

“My favourite type of art is painting with watercolour and drawing,” she said.

Kennedy said doing her artwork is relaxing, reduces stress, and “it’s super fun to do.”

She said she studied art with local instructor Nicole Manuel and at school.

“I have lots of different themes like flowers, Disney, animals, mixing colours and my friends,” she said.

Kennedy said she enjoys making art for family and friends as gifts.

While art is important to her, the 11-year-old has plenty of other activities to keep her busy.

“My hobbies include dirt biking, camping, hanging out with my friends, cooking, watching tv, getting my nails done, walking my dog, travelling, collecting crystals, rocks and sea glass,” she said.

Kennedy looks forward to putting her artwork on display for people to see.

“I want to say thank you to Creek Village Gallery for spotlighting my art for the month of November,” she said.

Local businessman Greg MacPherson sponsors the gallery’s Young Artist Spotlight wall in the Creek Village Gallery and Café on Connell Street in downtown Woodstock.

Jim Dumville, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, River Valley Sun

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