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Hamilton Arts Council, Cotton Factory Artist-In-Residence Program Recipients Announced
Hamilton, ON – March 15, 2018 – The Hamilton Arts Council is pleased to announce artists Stylo Starr and Tanya Denyer as the recipients of the Hamilton Arts Council’s, Cotton Factory Artist in Residence Program taking place from April 1 to July 2018.
The Cotton Factory Residence Program is a valuable opportunity providing artists from a wide range of disciplines and career levels to build their practice. Participating artists are encouraged to use their time to experiment, develop new ideas and learn new skills in addition to forming meaningful ties with their fellow artists in residence and Cotton Factory tenants. The participating artists will deliver an artist talk and open house during the final week of their residency.
Stylo Starr is a designer and visual artists living in Hamilton. She intends on creating work that will reintroduce collage as a fine art medium holding both story and purpose. Her work will explore collaging of the Black cultures of the global Diaspora. Starr discovered the power of creating something from nothing at an early age, and has been doing so, since. She is a visual alchemist who uses found imagery, collage, paint, photography and digital illustration as her primary tools.
Tanya Denyer holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is both a quilter and an artist who is determined to share the art of quilts with the wider art community. “I feel that quilts are dismissed as a hobby or “women’s work”. I wish to expand and challenge what the quilt industry and the art world defines as a quilt. Her goal is to raise the profile of quilting to equal status with painting and sculpture.
ABOUT THE COTTON FACTORY
The former site of the Imperial Cotton Co. is a prime example of adaptive reuse. In the heart of lower Hamilton, The Cotton Factory has been transformed into a creative industries complex, with space for workshops and small manufacturing, office space for creative professionals, and studios for artists.
THE HAMILTON ARTS COUNCIL
The Hamilton Arts Council exists to strengthen the role of the arts and culture in the City of Hamilton by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community.
Founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1973, the Hamilton Arts Council is the second largest and one of the oldest community arts councils in Ontario. Originally known as the Hamilton & Region Arts Council and later Arts Hamilton, we have a long history of supporting local arts and culture through publication, advocacy and community partnerships.
The Hamilton Arts Council receives operating support from the City of Hamilton, the Ontario Arts Council, and Project Support from Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Incite Foundation for the Arts and Hamilton Community Foundation as well as generous contributions from Hamilton Arts Council Members, Donors and Corporate Sponsors
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