On November 4th, Lynn won accolades from FANS (Fund for the Arts on the North Shore). Here’s a note about her experience:
Over the years, I’ve been given some wonderful awards, all of which I am extremely proud to have received.
The one I received on the 4th of November was especially meaningful, as it was not only a recognition of the work I have done, but a sincere and joyful welcome home. I have come back to North Vancouver, to the place I grew up; the same neighbourhood where some of my elementary school friends still live. I settled in to a place where everything was familiar, but I had stayed away from galleries and from the venues where I knew I’d meet the artists in the community. I just didn’t know how I’d fit in.
I didn’t go to them, but the artists have found me. Not only have they embraced the work I do as being art, they have opened their doors to my friendship as well. For this I am humbled, honoured, and most grateful.
“They” are wrong. You CAN go home again!