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Media Release 23rd Annual Pride London Festival Art Exhibit

Posted July 17, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
 
Longest Running Consecutive Pride Event in North America: 
Pride London Festival Art Exhibition Opening
 
London, Ontario — July 17, 2014 - Experience the amazing works of art submitted for this year’s Pride London Festival Art Exhibition and see why this event is one of the single longest running Pride events in North America. Since 1992, the Pride London Festival Art Exhibition has grown from a few committed artists into a provincial juried exhibition attracting a wide range of artistic practices and ideologies. 
 
On Tuesday July, 22 at 7:00 p.m. the Pride London Festival Art Exhibition will open at the Arts Project at 203 Dundas Street, and will run until toAugust 2, 2014. This year 18 artists will present 36 works of art, in a variety of artistic mediums, including: bronze sculpture, ceramic pottery, paintings in oil and acrylic, photography, digital art, and drawings.
 
The Pride London Festival Art Exhibition is open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and two-spirited artists, including their friends and family, living in Ontario working in any medium. Diversity is encouraged in the participating artists, subject matter, and audience. Each artist submits original works for jury consideration, in the following categories: professional or emerging artist, hobbyist, or student artist.
 
There are two groupings of art exhibited - the first grouping is juried and is open to all professional or emerging artists who are working in Ontario. The second grouping is juried jointly with the curator and this group is open to amateur artists, students, and hobbyists. The curator along with the jury will select pieces from this group for inclusion in the exhibition as space allows. 
 
For more information about the Pride London Festival Art Exhibition visit http://www.pridelondon.ca/art. For specific questions, or to arrange an interview with the jurors or artists - contact Gene Timpany, Curator/Coordinator - by phone: 519.318.4871, or by email: artexhibit@pridelondon.ca.
 
ART EXHIBIT JURORS:
- James Patten of the McIntosh Gallery at Westen U
- Cheryl Jennings - former Head of the Fine Art Department at Laurier University, retired - current artist & visual arts writer
- Mandi Fields of CTV London
 
ART EXHIBIT COMMITTEE: 
- Ben Benedict, Bruce Flowers, Stefan Hartman, Donnie Ray, Gene Timpany
 
ARTISTS INCLUDED IN EXHIBIT:
Stefan Andrejicka, Ben Benedict, Gerad Brender a Brandis, Bruce Flowers, Wilfrédo Garcia, Kim Douglas Harrison, Stefan Hartman, Alan Heatherington, David Holt, Richard Hudler, Steven Kato, Scott McEwan, Melanie McIlmoyle, Robert Pennee, Donnie Ray, Maureen Riley, Margaret Rossiter, Gene Timpany
 
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ABOUT PRIDE LONDON FESTIVAL
London’s Pride Festival begins this Sunday at the Metropolitan Community Church, located at 482 Dundas Street, with an opening Pride Festival barbecue and following evening service, and ends on Sunday, July 27, with the annual parade and post celebration at Victoria Park. A variety of community events will take place throughout the week. For more information, visit pridelondon.ca.

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