Arts and Recreation in
Glaude, Artist of "Unbridled Insight"
The first thing that strikes you about
Julie Glaude is her endless capacity to enjoy herself. Vivacious, quick
of mind, and excited about living her life, she's a bit of a ham and charms in a big way.
Hang around a while and you'll uncover a serious young woman of many
talents. Few of them she's able to keep hidden for long.
She's an artist of "unbridled insight"
says Will Morin, a well known and respected artist in his own right
and President of the Sudbury Arts Council. She's "authentic" and
"exuberant" say people who have met her.
At a recent show of her widely eclectic work, one piece
entitled Seven Years was sold within minutes of the first guests
arriving. Four more offers over the course of the evening prove that was
more than a chance occurrence. One man, who'd wanted it himself and
missed, was heard to grumble about the piece, "It was vastly
undervalued!" I hesitated to present a photo taken that night of
Years, because the photo is such a weak representation of this work.
The piece is powerful, compelling, and layered. It's impact is first at
an emotional "gut" level, it stops you from walking by and draws you in.
Come closer, I have something to show you, it whispers. You're
fascinated, a bit fearful, but go you will. As you near it, it does not
disappoint. Faces emerge, shattered shards of bloody glass strike out,
hidden depths peer back at you. It may surprise, it may dismay, but it
will engage your mind, and lastly your heart. I watched the same
response happen over and over to many people throughout the evening. In
the end a smile slowly spreads across your face. And then you want it
Glaude is as much of a Northern Girl as it gets. Born in Sudbury, raised
in Azilda and Timmins, she is also a part time resident of Little
Current where her parents own a resort. Julie says she's been
interested in art since grade seven,
when her teacher, who had been a full time artist, was quick to
encourage her efforts in that direction. She's never looked back. Today
she is in her last year of the Advanced Fine Arts and Crafts program at
Cambrian College and hopes to head to Montreal in the fall to attend
Dawson College, a school she says she has chosen because of the wide
range of subjects they offer in their three year Professional
Photography course. "I love working with light, like Yousef Karsh, my
hero." And a photographer is what she intends to be. She wants to study
it all. Photojournalism, media photography, fashion, portraiture,
darkroom technique, digital photography. And everything else in between
it seems. She says she intends to continue painting as well, but as more
of a hobby, and simply because she must.
and talented, she's overflowing with a generosity of spirit that shows
in her both in her treatment of the people around her and in the work
she produces. Down to earth she is. Flying above the clouds? Yeah, that
too. We hope to present a selection of her photographic work within this
site very soon. And come back here for updates on her career. You can be
sure we'll be following it closely.