Shaw Names Artists to Create Shaw Pride Marches On Art Walk at Calgary’s Central Memorial Park
August 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT
CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shaw Communications Inc. today announced the artists and artist teams chosen to create murals at the four corners of Central Memorial Park celebrating Pride for the Shaw Pride Marches On art walk initiative kicking off Friday, August 20.
Each mural concept was chosen based on its creativity and the artists’ interpretation of what Pride means to them.
The selected artists and artist teams, as well as their mural concepts are as follows:
“The thoughtfulness, creativity, and insight behind each submission received for the Shaw Pride Marches On initiative was compelling and inspirational. Our selection committee had a difficult task in making their final choices,” said Chethan Lakshman, Vice President, External Affairs, Shaw Communications. “In the end, the committee, which represents diverse elements of the Pride, arts and broader communities, selected artworks that tell meaningful stories about what Pride means today, how far we’ve come, and how the fight for equality continues today.”
The final artists were chosen by a group of community leaders following a call for 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC, and ally artist submissions in June.
Committee members are:
In its second year, Shaw Pride Marches On provides a platform to tell 2SLGBTQ+ stories, celebrate the community, and underscores the importance of human connection and resilience. The murals will be installed at the four corners of Central Memorial Park in Calgary’s Beltline on Aug. 19, with finished works on display from Aug. 20 – Oct. 3.
The art installations will be revealed on Aug. 20 and on display until Oct. 3. More information about Shaw Pride Marches On can be found at shaw.ca/pride.
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