Art in the Workplace returns – Connecting art and innovation

The 14th Art in the Workplace Opening Exhibit – Connecting Art and Innovation

On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) will be hosting the opening reception for the Art in the Workplace’s Spring 2014 collection, the 14th exhibit in the series.  The reception will take place from 7pm to 9pm inside the Atrium at MIP with cocktails and light snacks being served to attendees. The 14th exhibit promises more art and new surprises for both new and returning visitors.

The exhibit will feature over 130 great pieces from nearly 100 local artists, which will all be on sale unless noted otherwise. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the art, and hear about the motivation for the pieces directly from the artist. This exhibit will also feature 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. All pieces will be on display until late June and can be enjoyed throughout the Spring.

Entertainment for the evening will include local musical talent Sam Keddy (Female singer/songwriter of folk/adult contemporary music) playing the keyboard, accompanied by Matt Sousa on acoustic guitar.

McMaster Innovation Park would like to thank all artists and volunteers who have made this event possible as well as a special thank you to our sponsors: PACART, teckelworks, Greening Marketing, Framing + Art , The Estate of Dr. Mary E. Keyes, Klotz Antique and Restoration,  Gallery 4 HPL, WAHC, P&A Plastics Inc., and Tea&More.

Art in the Workplace was launched during the official grand opening of the Atrium building in October 2009 gathering local artists to display their creative talents in the corridors of the new facility. Since then AWP has continued as a grass roots initiative serving the purpose of highlighting the artistic talent of the Hamilton community and to inspire creativity in the entrepreneurs and innovators who come into MIP every day. The reception promises to bring together the artists, educators and business leaders who are contributing to the City of Hamilton’s rebirth as a hotbed for creativity and innovation. The reception event is free and all are welcome.

For all media inquiries please contact Basmah Ahmed: marketing@mcmasterinnovationpark.ca, 905-667-5699

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