It seems there's an awful lot in my calendar for October 2nd, but I do hope to make it out to this event that considers "How Public Art Evolves Public Space?". "Powerful objects, ideas or installations can transform the ways we use and view common spaces. As Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and the City of Kitchener prepare to acquire an outdoor sculpture by Canadian artist Kim Adams, a trio of local artists join Adams for a panel discussion about their experiences bringing creative acts to shared spaces." And it's quite a terrific line-up of artists including Ernest Daetwyler (the artist behind the Luggage project in Victoria Park and the "Past, Present, Future" spheres installation at Queen and Weber); local artist and community-builder extraordinaire Laura McBride, and CAFKA's own Gordon Hatt. Read more about the panelists below. #365ofgoodWR
Kim Adams - one of Canada’s leading contemporary sculptors, having produced a highly original body of work in sculpture and installation since the late 1970s.
Ernest Daetwyler - a sculptor and visual artist whose multidisciplinary projects, exhibitions and public interventions appear in Canada and internationally.
Laura McBride - a Kitchener-based artist for more than a decade, her experience as a visual artist, photographer and event planner has evolved into her role as a local placemaker, storyteller and community advocate with a focus on touchable art.
Gordon Hatt - developed a programming philosophy of audience development through the presentation of advanced contemporary art, a philosophy he brought to CAFKA, where he has acted as Executive Director since 2008.