PIA members explore public art at The Bentway and Bay St.

November 27, 2018Member Education

A close-up of Wally Dion's 8-Bit Wampum at The Bentway.

November educations also included an eye-opening art doc with Jeff Koons, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Stefan Edlis

On October 30th Partners in Art members were given a tour of The Bentway’s public art exhibition If, But,What If? which explored what could be, what perhaps should be and what may never be within our ever-evolving city. Artists, Mani Mazinani, Michael Awad and Jon Sasaki joined members and gave insight into the ideas and processes behind their individual works. The multimedia exhibition explores the past, present and possible futures of built form, natural resources and infrastructure. The exhibition runs until November 30th.

Artist and curator, Micah Lexier and Ben Mills from Public Art Management led PIA members on a walking tour of public art in the Bay-Adelaide corridor followed by a talk at a local pub on November 10th.  Lexier’s work Two Circles is made up of 830,000 handmade tiles. One circle is solid black, the other an airy black on a white circumference. Each tile was calibrated and broken by hand to achieve a wavering line within each row.  

A great turnout for a behind-the-scenes look at the hot market for contemporary art.

PIA held a sneak preview screening of The Price of Everything on November 21 at Hot Doc’s cinema and followed it up with a panel discussion on whether art is a luxury brand. Informative and entertaining, the panel was moderated by AGO programmer and host of CBC’s Crash Gallery, Sean O’Neil, and the panelists were art advisor David Moos, and artists Karla Hamilton and Luis Jacob. A special thanks to members Jennet Sandler, Robin Young and Julie Osborne for taking the lead on this event.

PIA hosts education events for members to expand their understanding of contemporary visual arts. Have an education idea for PIA? Contact the Education Committee.