So what's the other anticipated art 'thing'? An exhibit that includes three of my paintings is opening tomorrow afternoon. The paintings I'm showing are three original watercolours that I've posted down below. The exhibit is called Art in the Workplace and the opening reception is from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. The event is happening at the McMaster Innovation Park on 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, Ontario. The McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) is a research and development branch of McMaster University. Even if you're not from Ontario, it's possible you've heard of McMaster University because the school has been the source of several advances in Health Sciences.
The Art in the Workplace exhibit brings work from local artists into the atrium of MIP's beautifully renovated building. In it's previous life, the MIP building housed the Hamilton offices of Camco Inc, an appliance manufacturer. Camco's factory was torn down a number of years ago. The factory building came almost right to the edge of Longwood Road and was separated from the road by a barbed wire fence. Whenever I drove by I would see workers sitting against the factory wall, looking past the fence into traffic, and smoking. Seeing those workers behind that high chain-linked fence topped with barbed wire always made me feel free, and feel bad. If they had any art in the workplace, it was probably a lot harder to see than what's showing at MIP.
p.s. sorry Mussorgsky; it's late, I couldn't think of another title.