Last night was the community gathering for Centre3’s new two-part art exhibition: Waterfront Property (Steely Neighbourhoods) and Steeltown Views.
The exhibition teamed up with community partners from OPIRG McMaster, Workers’ Art and Heritage Centre, Immigrant Culture and Art Association, and Environment Hamilton to draw attention to Hamilton’s Steel Town identity and what it means to Hamilton’s community members.
Waterfront Property (Steely Neighbourhoods) consists of photographs of the homes and residents within the McAnulty and Beach Strip neighbourhoods. Artist/facilitators Bryce Kanbara and Larry Strung helped capture the feelings of residents who live by the steel industry, and assisted in portraying the strong sense of community and pride that exists within the neighbourhoods. Bob Bratina also attended the community gathering and spoke about his own memories surrounding the areas, stating “The streets all have character, because the people have character.”
Steeltown Views is the second part of the art exhibition and consists of a series of collagraphs; a printmaking method that works with textures and layers of surfaces glued together to make a matrix. Many McMaster students were involved in the exhibit, which highlighted the differences between Hamilton’s natural and industrial landmarks. Representatives from OPIRG McMaster were in attendance and said they hoped this exhibition helped connect McMaster students with the city of Hamilton.
The exhibition will run from: July 12 to August 17, 2013.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5 pm
For more information about Waterfront Property (Steely Neighbourhoods) & Steeltown Views, you can head to Centre3 for Print and Media Arts website: http://centre3.com