WHO IS SHE
A Community Project to honour women who have enriched our lives
The Ban Righ Centre supports mature women who are starting or returning to education at Queen’s University. In taking this significant step, these women found role models, advocates and inspiration in other women. Then, as they engage in their studies and in their activities beyond Queen’s with friends, family, peers and colleagues, these students effect continual and positive change, extending the reach of their mentors and the Ban Righ Centre. Through “Who Is She?” we honour women who make a difference.
Honoured by: Mary O’Brien
Encouragement, inspiration and exposure to the true spirit of artistic commitment were shared with me by Kingston artist, and my neighbour, Susan Paloschi. Being surrounded by Susan’s artwork in her home and studio provided me with the opportunity to realize how persistent hard work can lead to productivity and great accomplishment. Conversations with her helped demonstrably in my decision to pursue my own art education at university. Susan unfailingly agreed to meet with me at the end of each academic year to view and critique the work I had completed. She offered meaningful inquiry, astute observations and profound encouragement in my continued quest for improvement. Had I not known Susan I may not have chosen art as an important anchor in my life. From her I gained insight, confidence and a sense of adventure, all of which have fed my artistic pursuits.
~ Mary O’Brien