Emily Promise Allison from Red Deer is this year's recipient of the Alberta Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Visual Arts.
This young woman is a graduate of the Theatre Studies program at Red Deer College and is furthering her studies at Alberta College of Art and Design. This May she will be graduating with a degree in Fine Arts with a major in Sculpture.
The Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Visual Arts was established by the Government of Alberta in 2002 to commemorate the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne and her service to the Commonwealth. One scholarship of $5,000 is awarded annually to a young Albertan visual artist who shows extraordinary talent and potential and who demonstrates clear educational or training goals.
"I'm greatly honoured to receive the recognition and encouragement from my home province. This scholarship affirms my responsibility to contribute to the world of contemporary art while remembering where I came from and the generous people who support my endeavour,” says Emily from her home away from home in Calgary.
Report courtesy Red Deer Arts Council.