EDMONTON, AB (October 30, 2019) – The Edmonton EXPO Centre is proud to announce a community partnership with the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts that will have 18 pieces of art featured in the venue’s new EXPO Art Pavilion.
The partnership will see the Edmonton EXPO Centre provide long-term space to the Nina Haggerty Centre for Arts to showcase pieces from artists with developmental disabilities. There will be multiple installation stages in the partnership, with the initial 18-piece installation completing the first stage. This stage includes three large-format pieces by artists Decinti Simpson (“Fall Leaves”) and Lora Pallister (“British Columbia” and “Trees”). Additional artworks will be added to the EXPO Art Pavilion in early 2020.
With 1.5 million annual visitors and 522,000 square feet of space, the Edmonton EXPO Centre is an ideal canvas for a community art installation. “We were looking for a way to bring art and community to the Edmonton EXPO Centre, and what better way to do this than to partner with an organization that is right next door on Alberta Avenue,” says Arlindo Gomes, Vice President, Venue Management, Edmonton Economic Development. “The Nina Haggerty team has brought incredible enthusiasm to this new partnership, and we are looking forward to working with them to feature local artists at our venue for years to come.”
“The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts is incredibly proud to partner with the Edmonton EXPO Centre to showcase the talent of amazing Edmonton artists with developmental disabilities,” says Rona Fraser, Director of Development, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts. “Partnerships such as this allow us to remove barriers and change perceptions. We look forward to expanding this partnership and continuing to work with the community to Create, Connect and Change Lives.”
The artworks were installed on October 15 and can be viewed by the public inside the Edmonton EXPO Centre at the concierge of the conference centre space, the walls outside of Ballrooms 101-103 and above the main information desk.
For more information and updates, please visit http://edmontonexpocentre.com/about/community-impact/expo-art-pavilion/
About the Edmonton EXPO Centre
As the largest venue of its kind outside of Toronto, the Edmonton EXPO Centre is a powerful economic catalyst, providing authentic experiences and limitless opportunities in the most imaginative event space in Canada. Owned by the City of Edmonton and managed by the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, the Edmonton EXPO Centre hosts more than 1.5 million visitors per year and delivers over $32 million in yearly economic impact for our city.
About the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts
Since it was founded in 2003, the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts has been home to one of Edmonton’s most interesting art collectives, made up entirely of artists with developmental disabilities. What began as a collective of one has grown to include over 200 members. Their work is exhibited locally and across Canada and has been included in international exhibitions.
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