Internationally Recognized Teen to Exhibit at
Ye Olde Blacksmith Gallery
now and then we hear of an individual so accomplished we find ourselves questioning whether we could not perhaps contribute more to our small part of the world. When that individual hasn’t reached his twentieth birthday, suffers from an autism disorder, is already a world renowned, award winning artist and has succeeded in increasing awareness of environmental issues, we are even more likely to stop and take notice.
The highly-accomplished nineteen year old Yaniv Janson of New Zealand will be the featured artist at the season opening of Stanstead’s trendy Ye Olde Blacksmith Art Gallery, located in the Rock Island sector of town, at the base of Dufferin Street. The show is entitled Our
Changing World and is dedicated to promoting awareness of both environmental and social issues for which this young artist has a passion.
Janson was born with a high functioning form of Autism called Asperger’s Syndrome. The condition hampers one’s ability to verbalize emotions. It seems this young man has found an effective alternative to verbal expression, as he has clearly demonstrated in his brightly coloured, dynamic artwork. Furthermore, his emotions appear to be universally understood, as he has already exhibited at over thirty five galleries world wide and has won eleven awards and scholarships.
Visiting from New Zealand, Janson will be making an appearance in Stanstead on June 19th. His vernissage will open June 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the gallery.
Artworks by this artist consist of various media, including acrylic and watercolour on canvas and pastel on paper, and are all bold, emotionally stirring pieces focused predominantly on environmental imagery.
If the afore-mentioned achievements are not sufficient, the young Janson is also a published author. He has written two books, the second of which is entitled
which will be available for sale at the gallery. Janson has donated his artwork to a Greenpeace fund-raising auction to help fund the building of their motor-assisted sailing yacht used for their environmental protests and scientific excursions. It is one of the “greenest” ships afloat.
Organizers of the Gallery are very excited to present the work of such a unique and highly celebrated young artist. Local residents are strongly encouraged to visit the gallery and experience the avant-garde work of a cutting edge young painter. The artworks, like the book, will be available for purchase. Eva Juul (right) and guests at 2010 opening of gallery