Final Artist Talk Tonight

(WINDSOR, ON) – This year’s last round of Triennial Artist Talks take place tonight at the Art Gallery of Windsor. The final 2017 event will feature artists from the current exhibition entitled Downtown – Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art.

Three artists involved in the project will discuss their artwork starting at 6pm with Hamilton’s Laura Marotta. Then, commencing at 7pm, Nadja Pelkey and Joey Stewart will take the microphone. The session is free with general admission to the Gallery.

Marotta graduated from the University of Guelph with a Masters in Fine Arts and has been active in various exhibitions, including curated ones at the McMaster Museum of Art, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Toronto’s G Gallery, and Hamilton’s Cotton Factory.

One of her recent commissions has been from Hamilton’s 2014 Super Crawl, with her task to sculpt a piece for public viewing. Among her awards are Hamilton’s Established Artist Award (2015) and the Emerging Artist Grant from the Ontario Arts Council.

Marotta’s work is often in front of the public, most notably at the West Harbour GO Station after she won a Metrolinx and Hamilton Public Art Competition. Entitled Bead Maze, its was unveiled in June 2016. She was also an artist in residence at the Obracadobra Artist Residency in Oaxaca City, Mexico, in 2016.

Pelkey is an art instructor at the University of Windsor and most recently she collaborated with Stewart, her partner in the talking artist series, on Urban Ward Brews. The mixed media work included beer brewed from the water of various Windsor political wards.

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