The City of Hamilton and The City of Mississauga, in partnership with CoBALT Connects, present Public Art's Possibilities: A 'Warts and All' discussion. Our fantastic panelists will speak about where public art is going, why we want it, how to do it right, and much more.
Alex Anagnostou holds two degrees from the University of Toronto 1988 (B.A. Fine Arts Management) and the University of Western Ontario (B. Ed Visual Arts) in 1994 and graduated with a silver medal from the Sheridan College Glass Program in 2004. She is an artist in residence at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga where she sculpts cast and blown glass. Alex`s sculptures has been shown at Collect 2008 (Victoria and Albert Museum, U.K.), SOFA Chicago, the Canadian Pavillion at the Cheongjiu International Craft Biennale and the Vancouver Museum during the Olympics. Alex completed her first public art project at the Royal Botanical Gardens in 2010, was shortlisted for the Edmonton Airport Public Art project, and she is in the process of working on a Mississauga public art project scheduled for completion in 2012.
Cameron Cartiere is the Dean of Graduate Studies at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. Prior to arriving in Canada in 2010, she was the co-founder of the Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice at Birkbeck, University of London and a senior lecturer for the Arts Policy and Management MA program at Birkbeck. She is a writer and researcher specializing in public art, urban renewal, sculpture parks, and curatorial practice. She is the author of RE/Placing Public Art (VDM Verlag, 2010), co-editor of The Practice of Public Art (Routledge, 2008), co-author of the Manifesto of Possibilities: Commissioning Public Art in the Urban Environment and author of the online resource, The International Directory of Sculpture Parks & Gardens.
Gordon Hatt (BA 1983, MA 1985, Art History, University of Toronto) arrived at CAFKA after working as Curator of Zone A for Nuit Blanche in Toronto, October 4, 2008. He was Director/Curator at Rodman Hall Arts Centre in St. Catharines from 2004 to 2007 and from 1988 to 2004 he worked in a variety of capacities at Cambridge Galleries, the last seven of those years as curator of temporary exhibitions. At Cambridge, he developed a programming philosophy of audience development through the presentation of advanced contemporary art and he brought this philosophy to CAFKA. Gordon has been active in the development and the promotion of Canadian artists for over 20 years, following the work of young artists and developing a public context for their work. He has written numerous articles, essays and interviews charting the progress of a generation. Gordon Hatt has acted as Executive Director since 2008.
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