2022 MSAA Art Showcase Entrants
Patricia Nosanchuk – Salt Lake City, UT
I grew up in a small rural town called Providence in Northern Utah; this was in Cache Valley where French fur trappers used to cache their furs. Providence was founded by my Mormon ancestors. My first home was an A-Frame house at the base of Providence Canyon with Spring Creek running through our backyard. Grandpa lived up the hill, and we had the whole canyon to ourselves, virtually no neighbors and with Doberman Pincer dogs. I damaged my knees skiing moguls and jumping and ski racing. Later on, I came down with a mental illness and took time off to recover but moved to Salt Lake City where I completed three college degrees from the University of Utah including an M.S. in Economics. After working as an analyst, I studied toward a Ph.D. and became ill again. I turned to art as therapy which has been a reprieve. I recovered and could work successfully but later had to retire because my cognitive skills were compromised by multiple sclerosis, and I was experiencing drop foot and falling. Meditation and art are my solace. I can breathe, hear, and see while watching the universe unfold which has promoted healing from many illnesses.