By Eric Sweet, guest blogger
Scribblers’ Club has accepted the host reigns of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery’s first Slow Art Day. We are very excited to be a part of what we hope will grow to become a popular annual event. Kitchener-Waterloo is home to many of the worlds top information technology firms. We’re a community that works and plays hard. Canada’s Clay and Glass Gallery, The Museum, Cambridge Art Gallery, several performing arts venues and our very own Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, all work to feed the cultural hearts of our citizens.
Scribblers’ Club is a local graphic and industrial design studio. We work with not for profits and businesses from around the globe. Like in any business, there are days when deadlines and other demands can hinder the creative process. Think of a day like a snow globe, it’s fun and exciting when it’s all shaken but to find inspiration it’s good to have moments of calm. Our office is only blocks from the Gallery. KW|AG is a place our creative team regularly visits to unwind. Time in a gallery surrounded by innovative artistic statement focuses the mind. It’s a moment of time where you share an artists breath of inspiration, bear witness to their deliberate strokes of artistic genius. Communication at it’s visceral best. I find it centers me.
It’s an experience we would like to share with our community and friends. We have asked the folks at CAFK+A, artists and friends of Scribblers’ and the local community to come to the Gallery this Saturday (April 28, 2012) between 4pm and 6pm. Spend some time exposing yourself to art, dine on yummy treats from the Walper Hotel and converse with other friends of art.
Thanks to KW|AG’s Caroline Oliver for asking us aboard, to the ART’epreneurial Michael VonTeichman of the Walper Hotel for catering, to artist and friend James Nye for a wonderful charcoal sketch and Anne Marie of Kitcheners Framing and Art Centre for ensuring that sketch doesn’t go home naked to a lucky new owner. Thank-you Gord Hatt of Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area for spreading the word and a special thanks to Teresa Chiavaroli of KW|AG for her administrative support and Phil Terry of SlowArtDay.com for his assistance registering KW|AG within an international roster of participating galleries.
Looking forward to a fantastically slow Saturday!
Eric (and Robin)
of Scribblers’ Club, your KW|AG Slow Art Day hosts.