Jennifer Norquist’s CV

Jennifer Norquist
2085 Lockyer Rd. Robert’s Creek, BC,V0N 2W1
604-989-3276 (Sunshine Coast cell)
forestspirit

Education and Training

-Emily Carr University for Art and Design 1993-95 and 2008- present
-Langara College 1999-2000 & 2002
Community Leadership certificate
University transfer program academics
-Escuela de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Taller de titeres- Puppetry School
-Instituto de Avellaneda de Cinematografia
Film program in Buenos Aires
-Frequent classes in dance, theatre, healing, yoga, shadow puppetry, vocal facilitation training

Art Experience

March 2009
-Curation of the show ‘Interwoven’ at Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Organizing and promoting this student textile show in the Concourse Gallery.
My piece ‘The Sewing Room’ was an interactive and relational workshop space in Gallery.

2000-present Community Development in Collingwood /Renfrew (Arts PowWow and The Still Moon Society) including:

• interactive puppet and theatre shows, site specific performance installations
• art and mosaic workshops,
• youth and environment outreach projects-more recently at Windermere School mosaic entrance, completed in Spring 2009,
• urban stream and green space stewardship and native plant gardening
• 90m mosaic walkway with artistic lighting through Slocan Park involving community, artists, architects and the Park Board
• interpretive sign design with local youth and graphic designer,
• walking meditation labyrinth with mosaic centre and native plant gardens with pathways and stepping stones.
• Community Mapping project

Art and Commercial projects 2000-present (often operating as Dragonfly Designs)

-Projects have included retail space and home interior design, murals, painting, large and small scale mosaic tile work, landscaping artwork, fountains, set creation, metal gates, design hand drawing using digital media and, costume and puppet creation and more. I often work in collaboration with artist husband Cody Chancellor.

Ongoing performing artist and co-founder of ‘Upper Realms’ performance collective on Sunshine Coast

– Stiltwalker, comical character and clown and puppeteer plus interactive event experiences (booking services for one or more artists)
Accept contracts from theatrical organizations and individuals to create costumes, props and puppets
-Course designs for puppet show creation and stilt building and walking

Nov 2004-Nov 2006- Producer, performer and teacher for MythMaker Productions and responsible for receiving two Canada Council project grants for inter-disciplary work involving community and professional performance art development.

Some Past Clients and Festivals

Centre for Mental Health and Addiction in Burnaby
Vancouver Park Board
Vancouver School Board and schools
Vancouver and Gibsons Public Libraries
Immigrant Services Society
Collingwood Neighbourhood house
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood house
Music with Marnie-costume and puppet making
Renfrew Community Centre
Douglas Park community Centre
Still Moon Arts Society
Mortal Coil Arts Society
Public Dreams
Private commissioned clients for home and garden installations
Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo BC
Komasket Music Festival in Vernon, BC
Sea Cavalcade
Sechelt Canada Day
Sechelt Family Arts Festival and Airport Show
Car Free Festival on the Drive
Edge of the World Music Festival in the Queen Charlottes
McDonalds FunZone
Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
Bonfire Festival in Pender Harbour BC
Earth Day
….and more

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