The Guelph Little Theatre building is a whole lot more colourful these days, thanks to our latest Ward 5 hero Barbara Bryce. Barbara has a long history of involvement in the local arts and theatre. Originally trained as a landscape architect, she has a natural eye for creative urban landscapes.
This summer, Barb worked with young artists at the Guelph School of Art “Street Art “Camp to create youth-inspired murals at the Guelph Little Theatre. The concrete canvas has been transformed into vibrant “street art” murals that will help to deter unwelcome graffiti on the building and add a boost of colour to the landscape. Barb is also an active volunteer with the Guelph Little Theatre where she paints sets for their many stage productions, as well as creating sets for Sue Smith’s Season Singers Theatrical Children’s Choir Productions.
Barb is a self-taught stained glass artist and since 2010, she has organized the “Glass in the Music Centre”, an annual group show for glass artists that brightens the windows of the upstairs foyer of the Guelph Youth Music Centre. Her work can also been seen brightening the windows of the Guelph Public Library downtown during their annual exhibit of stained glass work.
Barb is also an assistant Tai Chi teacher with the Guelph Tai Chi for Health group.
Thank you Barb, for making our city a more colourful and vibrant place to live. Truly a deserving Ward 5 hero!