Art in the Workplace Round up!
Thank you to the entire Hamilton Community for coming out to the 14th Art in the Workplace (AWP) exhibit just one week ago today. The Atrium was filled with over 500 people, the largest turn out for any AWP exhibit.
The exhibit featured over 130 great pieces from nearly 100 local artists, which were all on sale (unless noted otherwise). Artist April Mansilla was even able to sell her art during the opening!
— April Mansilla (@AprilMansilla) April 2, 2014
Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the art, and hear about the motivation for the pieces directly from the artists. This exhibit also featured 62 pieces of art in the Mohawk College Art Collection, curated by Dr. Alison McQueen, assisted by her Art Collection Seminar Students. This exhibit collaborated even further with the Hamilton Community with feature art prepared by the Westdale Secondary School Photography Class and Cardinal Newman Art Classes. Lastly, in honour of World Water Day 10 pieces of Art will be displayed showcasing talent from the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health international World Water Day photo competition.
Entertainment for the evening included local musical talent Sam Keddy (Female singer/songwriter of folk/adult contemporary music) playing the keyboard, accompanied by Matt Sousa on acoustic guitar. Anywhere you went in the Atrium, attendees couldn’t get over how great Sam sounded! She even covered favourites like Royals, by Lorde.
Buttons, which were on sale at the exhibit, were inspired by pieces from the Feature Artist, Sylvia Simpson. These button images are based on the rock patterns that Sylvia saw while painting in the La Cloche Mountains – an area north of Manitoulin Island and south of Espanola. These mountains are some of the oldest mountains in the world. The feature button is a depiction of the rock pattern on an island near White Fish Falls, ON. All proceeds from sales of the buttons were returned to AWP. For more information on Sylvia and her work, visit her Facebook page “Sylvia Simpson’s Creative-Works”.
From the food to the art, to the music, and the people, the night was one not to be missed! Thanks to 28 Lister for the wonderful spread.
All pieces will be on display until late June and can be enjoyed throughout the Spring. See you at the next exhibit!
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