Crandall Student Partners with Startup Moncton

Crandall Student Partners with Startup Moncton

Posted in on January 25, 2018

Futong KangMONCTON, NB: International Fine Arts Artist, Futong Kang, partnered with Startup Moncton to raise funds for Greater Moncton entrepreneurs.

Kang, a Fine Arts and Design Major from Beijing Union University, China, solidified her skills in fine arts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and paper carving and digital media. 

“My art is about the emotions and is inspired by nature and the elements in our surroundings,” said Kang. “My desire is to provide art therapy workshops for individuals with severe anxiety and mental health challenges”. Kang has long been an advocate of emotional healing through painting and creative expression.

As an Fine Arts teacher, her four years with Beijing Fangshan Vocational School China, solidified her passion for creative arts that she is now turning into a life-long career.

Presently, Kang is a student at Crandall University, Moncton, challenging her own boundaries in Fine Art and Education.

‘We are very grateful that Futong so generously partnered with Startup Moncton and was a part of our January 18 Launch,” said Debbie Collins, Founder Startup Moncton. “Through her commitment to entrepreneurial startups, Futong raised $400”.

“Live painting” or “performance painting” can be planned or improvisational art where artists create a painting in real time in a public setting where guests can interact with the artist.  Often, live painting is of a musical event, cultural event, corporate party, wedding, or some sort of gathering. 

Along with live painting, Kang also does art commissions, portraits, animals and landscape. Her art studio is at 168 Edgett Ave, Moncton

Her works can be viewed at futong.ca

 

Futong Kang’s, original art work auctioned off for $400 dollars and was purchased by Simon Gauvin of CTO Consulting. The Startup Moncton Launch was attended by 150 invited guests.

**This post originally appeared on startupmoncton.ca **