14th Art in the Workplace Round Up!

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!

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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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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13th Art in the Workplace Exhibit is a success!

On Thursday December 5th, McMaster Innovation Park had the pleasure of celebrating its 13th Art in the Workplace Exhibit. The entire event could not have been possible without the help of the great team of community volunteers, students, and sponsors who help to make it happen.

Art in the Workplace was launched during the official grand opening of the Atrium building on October 2009 gathering local artists to display their creative talents in the corridors of the new facility.   Since then, artists, community residents and tenants have enjoyed the art display as well as gathering together to inspire one another as the artists discuss their inspirations of creativity often resulting in the artwork being sold.

Art in the Workplace is true to the Mission and Vision of McMaster Innovation Park to Co-Locate, Connect and Commercialize and is positioned to continue into the future as a foundational initiative of McMaster Innovation Park to the Artistic community of Hamilton.

If you missed out on the event, check out a little sneak peek below! Make sure you don’t miss out on the next Spring exhibit!

Set-up begins early in the evening, for the 7pm event as Artists arrive to register and get name tags for a night of drinks, food, and great networking.  The woman walking in pink is our head coordinator of AWP, Peg Kelly.

Along with great art, and great people, each exhibit also hosts great music from local groups. This time we were serenaded by the sounds of the local Salvation Army band with all the Christmas hits.

Each year, the AWP team, tries to add a little touch to the exhibit to make it such a little better. For the 13th Exhibit, these ‘I Love Local Artists” and “ I Heart AWP” pins were made to collect money for this completely volunteer based and sponsorship run event.

Here is a picture of Zach Douglas, President of McMaster Innovation Park purchasing the first pin!

Each exhibit boasts beautiful art and beautiful discussions, and this exhibit was no different.

Thank you to all the artists, and the entire AWP team. See you in April!

For more photos: Check out our facebook page here!