Céleste Kurcz

Céleste is a bilingual art enthusiast. She holds an honours degree from the University of Windsor in Drama in Education and Community. She has recently received her Masters’ of International Education from the University of Charles Sturt, in Australia. For the past 11 years, Céleste has been a French Immersion teacher with the Greater Essex County School Board. She enjoys bringing her passion for the arts to her teaching by hosting after school drama club and writers theater. In her spare time, she has started to write a French children’s book.

How long have you been a part of ACWR?

I am a newbie! I’ve been part of ACWR for 7 months

What made you want to get involved with ACWR?

I was looking to get involved in my community. I have a passion for the arts and heard about ACWR through a friend. Once I read more about who this organization was and what they believed, I knew it was a great fit for me.

Portrait by Kerri Kavanaugh and Mark Lewis from Captivating Moments Studio

Are you an artist? Can you tell us about your work?

I am an artist. I am a french children’s book author. My first book is to come out later this year. I also have a bachelors in drama in education and community.

Do you have a favourite local artist, arts collective/organization, mural, art space, or creative project in the Windsor region?

Having a background in dramatic arts, I love all the small local theatres we have in Windsor. The variety of shows available are wonderful and we have so much talent in our area. I enjoy going to the University Players. I’ve been a patron there for many years. I love going for walks in Walkerville and finding new murals. Again, the talent is amazing!

Artwork by Friesenpress

How has the pandemic changed the way you work?

I’ve been on maternity leave so I’ve been able to take time to be more creative and thoughtful about what I create and why. I actually wrote my book during this time.

What inspires you?

Family, community, travel, good deeds and a great playlist!

What do you want people to know about ACWR?

We are an inclusive organization and welcome all artists from all backgrounds who are need in their field or experienced.

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