Tales of an Intrepid Intern!

Evan Terlesky, Exhibit Production & Technology Assistant

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Sketches from The Works Media Launch, Evan Terlesky

My muscles ache in strange places, there are paints of every pigment all over my work pants and my steel toes are proudly scuffed and scarred – yup, it must be festival season in Edmonton!

My name is Evan Terlesky (native to Edmonton), and this year marks a change in my Edmonton Festival Education, as I’m a Production Assistant for The Works Festival. I’m one of the many interns that has been busily preparing for 13 days of incredible, FREE art and design!!! The past weeks have zoomed by, with busy days full of refreshing and maintaining site equipment, organizing to restocking supplies, distributing program guides and postering the city!

As a 2015 graduate of MacEwan University’s Fine Art Diploma, I’ve really enjoyed talking with local artists involved in the festival. It fills me with an eagerness to plunge into my own practice when I’m discussing what’s motivating or inspiring to local artists as they drop their works off for us to catalogue, wrap, transport and then hang. It is a great responsibility and as a fellow artist, can be very nerve-racking; especially when moving a priceless carved statue, or enormous 10ft by 6 ft canvas.

Thankfully, I have a wonderful team of Production Assistants that not help with the heavy lifting, but more importantly, keep me laughing and seeing the bigger picture. We’re all incredibly excited to showcase stunning local, national and international artists and hope that you’ll join us at Edmonton’s The Works Festival, starting June 19th 2015 at Sir Winston Churchill Square!!!!

Check out the Festival Guide here.