Professional Profile:

Marjorie Young, Artist and Art Instructor

 

Born in Vancouver, BC, Marjorie has practiced visual arts since childhood.   She has a background in photography, film animation, print-making, drawing, painting, Asian brush painting, jewelry design, and teaching art.

 

Due to family influences to "get a real job", she completed university degrees to become a speech-language pathologist to work with communicatively impaired adults and children.  She was able to apply her artistic skills in developing and illustrating speech and language therapy materials, and using art as communication therapy with brain-injured, autistic, and ESL clients.

 

She is a flautist with an adult community orchestra, "A Little Night Music", which supports music education in schools and has performed in annual public concerts from 1996 to the present.  She has been the ALNM's Art Director since 1998, desiging posters and concert programs to promote public concerts in support of music education in schools.

 

Education:

  • B.A., Linguistics & Asian Studies, UBC

  • M.Sc., Speech Sciences, UBC

  • Fine Arts, Langara College

  • Applied Fine Arts, Vancouver City College

 

Art Memberships:

  • ArtsBC

  • Artists in Canada

  • Canadian Artists Representation, BC  (CARFAC-BC)

  • Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA)

  • Richmond  Art Gallery (RAG)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG)

 Selected Juried Exhibtions:

  • 2018: FCA Art Pods, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

  • 2016: RAG, Richmond City Hall Atrium, Richmond, BC

  • 2015: Hycroft Gallery, University Women's Club, Vancouver, BC

  • 2014: CACR Exhibit, Thompson Centre, Richmond, BC

  • 2013: CACR Exhibit, Thompson Centre, Richmond, BC

  • 2012: FCA Member Show, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

  • 2011: Artisan Galleria, Steveston, BC

 

Work Experience:

  • Private practice speech-language pathologist, 1985-2015, illustrating therapy materials and  using art as therapy with the communicatively impaired, Vancouver, BC 1985-2015

  • Art Instructor, Kerrisdale and Marpole Community Centres, Vancouver, BC, 1990-1995; 2017 Art Residency with Artists in Kerrisdale.

  • Art Director, A Little Night Music Orchestra, Vancouver, BC, 1998-present

 

Interests:

  • Continuing education in art history, foreign languages, music, multi-cultural studies

  • Concert performances as flautist with "A Little Night Music" orchestra

  • Fitness, health and wellness programs

  • Travel and photography

  • Supporting charitable foundations for music education, autism, and persons with disabilities.

 

Awards, Donations,  & Publications:

  • 2016 Honorarium, RAG

  • 2016 Cerebral Palsy Fund Raising Gala, artwork donation

  • 2016 Multifaith Calendar, 30rd Anniversary Edition, "Gratitude"

  • 2015 Honorarium, Multifaith Society of Canada

  • 2010 Honorarium, Unitarian Church of Canada

  • 2010 Unitarian Church calendar, "Music and Art"

 

 

 

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