Button Factory Arts is pleased to present the launch of our Grand River Transit and Ion exhibition, Destination Art.
Destination Art promotes regional artists and writers through the public display of visual artwork and poetry on the exteriors of bus and ion stations in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo and inspire the public; pedestrians, drivers and commuters with accessible arts for the everyday, whether it be a haiku or poem or thought for the day; or a small collage or landscape painting to refresh the viewers soul.
An opening reception will be held at the Waterloo Public Square Station, 75 King Street South, Waterloo on Wednesday, August 2nd, with remarks at 2:00 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome!
A variety of artwork will be on display, including watercolors, oils and acrylic painting, photography, collage, fibre art, digital, print-related and mixed-media.
This exhibition was made possible with the generous support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.
Juried by Sophie McCann, Arts Coordinator of the Cambridge Centre for the Arts, David Scott, Board member of The New Quarterly and Heather Franklin, Executive Director, Button Factory Arts selected work from 12 artists and writers from over 300 submissions.
This exhibition features original artwork by Ellie Anglin, Elizabeth Campbell, Tara Cooper, Alexander Hernandez, June Horwich, and Moumita Roychowdhury. Writers selected include; Jyoti Adnani, Saba Borhan, April Bulmer, A. S. Compton, Kenneth Roland and Val Thomson, all of whom are well-known visual artists and writers from across the Region of Waterloo.
“Public art in a transit network — indeed, public art in most settings — can play many roles, from creating a sense of place, to highlighting the historical and current presence of a community, to creating an unexpected and pleasurable visual encounter,” says Will Kwan, a senior lecturer at the University of Toronto Scarborough’s department of arts, culture and media.
This project has been made possible by the generosity of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, and the support of the Cambridge Centre of the Arts, Pattison Outdoor Advertising and Button Factory Arts.
Find Destination Art on the GRT and LRT shelters throughout 2023.
For more information, please contact Heather Franklin, Executive Director