TERRY BOLAND

Terry Boland was born and raised in Curling, NL.  He developed an interest in art at the age of 12 in the form of 8mm movie production. In 1965 he joined the Alexian Brothers, a religious order in Wisconsin where he had to adhere to a strict code of silence for 26 months. His time with the brothers introduced him to a new form of expression in his own art studio.

He later returned to Memorial University where he studied pre med and then went on to complete medical studies at the Toronto Institute of Medical Technology and eventually became chief respiratory technologist at Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook. While at Memorial, he founded The Artists of Paton College.  In 1974 he cycled through Europe, living in Paris and Rome where he immersed himself in drawing and painting. His incredible portfolio of 40 pieces was lost on a French train, never to be seen again.

In 1976 he joined the Capuchin Franciscan Order and lived in Toronto and helped open St. Francis Table a restaurant serving meals to the needy for $1.00. This has now been open for 25 years and has served over 1 million meals.  During his lifetime Terry has studied many forms of art including drawing, photography, light/sound/electricity, art & perception, pottery, woodcarving, stain glass, silkscreen and short film making. He also studied at the Royal conservatory of Music which taught him much regarding communication that he has applied to community development in rural NL. For the past 12 years Terry has been living and working in rural areas of the West Coast where he used his skills to complete community paintings of 10 communities in the Bay St. George area as well, he taught students to carve and paint wooden feathers as part of an art project in Port Au Port. He presently has an Art Studio at 89 Main Street, Port au Port west and is attempting to open Kabin Crepes, a take out for the traditional French pancakes, fused with wild berries of the Qalipu Mikmag, in the Port au Port area. Besides showing his work at his studio and at Our Lady of Lourdes tea room, it has also been shown at Shears Gallery and State of the Arts, Corner Brook and the Port au Port Agriculture Fair.