Why I Chose Station Gallery

by Laura Wilson, SG Marketing and Communications Intern from Durham College’s Public Relations program

Hi! My name is Laura and I am the Marketing and Communications Intern at Station Gallery. As I begin my exciting four-month journey, I wanted to share why I chose SG as my internship location.

It’s no secret that SG has been a destination for arts and culture in the Durham Region since it opened in 1970, one of the main factors that piqued my interest when applying for an internship. Their mission to promote arts and culture through events, programming and exhibitions drew me in as I wasn’t aware of all the gallery had to offer. Taking the time to enjoy the exhibits and attending Olex’s Art Talks in the historic Heritage Gallery have been a highlight of mine so far, I can already feel my understanding and appreciation of the arts growing.

SG is no stranger to events, from the opening receptions of exhibitions to holiday events, they have something for everyone. For me, it was my first Wave Summer Music night that had me hooked, feeling the energy of the band and while being surrounded by beautiful art was an experience I highly recommend. In the colder months, I experienced a holiday market unlike any other. From the artisan made gifts and decorations to the fresh ground coffee and desserts, I watched the gallery transform into a whimsical wonderland.

Finally, the SG team made me feel right at home, something I’m sure all SG members can agree with. The sense of community that comes along with the gallery is completely unique. The gallery has created a family, from the artists at Open Studio who rely on each other for feedback to the dedicated group of friendly volunteers present at every event. Every time I have attended a Wave Music Night or toured houses during the Holiday House Tour I have come in contact with the wonderful members of this community who add an extra something special to the gallery and have for almost 50 years. Small but mighty, Station Gallery has something to offer everyone in the community.

SG Marketing Manager Kate Carson and Laura Wilson at SG Wave Summer Music Event in July 2017. Green Screen photos by Whitby Public Library.

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