The St. Catharines Public Art Advisory Committee is holding a free lecture series featuring the artists behind public art projects at City Hall and other City facilities.
Laura Moore, creator of Kernel Memory on display outside City Hall, and Naoko Matsubara, creator of Games of Water on display at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre, will each deliver keynote speeches about their work.
“We hope community members will enjoy meeting the artists and hearing their ideas behind the work they created,” notes Rebecca Cann, cultural planning supervisor.
“Artist talks give people an opportunity to discover new ways of looking at how a work of art works in its landscape.”
Laura Moore will be speaking Saturday, April 13, while Naoko Matsubara is speaking Saturday, May 4. Both lectures are at 3 p.m. in Rodman Hall, located at 109 St. Paul Cres. No RSVP required.
Laura Moore is an international artist whose work has been displayed at the Ontario Science Centre; Siena Art Institute in Siena, Italy; Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, CA; Peak Gallery in Toronto; and Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, NS.
Naoko Matsubara has been creating art since the 1960s, and specializes in single-sheet woodcuts, paintings and murals. Her works are on display in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; The White House in Washington, DC; The National Museums of Modern Art in Tokyo and Kyoto; Royal Ontario Museum and more.
(Submitted by the City of St. Catharines)