– A GOOD NAME –
14 June 2012
Creative Centre for keen Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Artists needs a name. Reward Offered.
For years there have been rumblings in Durham Region about the need for a flexible and dynamic space where the like-minded can collaborate, exchange ideas, expand networks, find an affordable office or studio, share amenities, teach a class or stage an event. It felt like it was never going to happen.
But now it is coming. It will occupy a happening spot in the centre of Downtown Oshawa. It will be a home for like-minded entrepreneurs, innovators and artists.
BUT, therein lies the problem. It cannot be referred to as an “it”. What should it be named? There’s always calling it “Creative Centre”; well, that’s boring. “Flying Bananas”, maybe. What would you name it?
Your idea may be worth $500. Please submit your royalty-free concept(s) by June 26th, 2012 in a SINGLE email and mark the subject line as NEW NAME to: [email protected].
A panel of judges will review your submissions, these are: Erin Elliott, OshaWhat Magazine‘s editor; Gabrielle Peacock, Robert McLaughlin Gallery CEO; David Tuley, Downtown Development Officer; and Chris Baylis, Independent Project Managers VP. Lobbying or contacting the judges will result in disqualification. Of course, any and all submissions can be denied.
The winner will be contacted prior to and then publicly announced at the Creative Social event, Thursday, June 28th, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa. For more information or tickets for the event see www.creativesocial.ca.
Volunteer Buzz posts are from the desk of Norah O’Donnell, Volunteer Coordinator and Gallery Shop Operations Manager
Visiting a new gallery is an exciting experience! This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit the AGH in Hamilton ON and The Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. The goal of the trip was to learn more about their gift shops, so I planned to meet with staff to talk about best selling products, display ideas, custom products, point of sale systems and more. After planning the route, arranging meetings and packing snacks for the car trip I headed on the road with my coworker Jacquie Severs, Manager of Communications and Social Media.
Working at the RMG has enhanced the way I visit galleries and museums. I no longer just look at artwork and artifacts. Now I am curious about displays, wall labels, and my experience as a visitor. I am always taking mental notes and sharing what I have seen with my coworkers. I’ll save the nitty-gritty details of ordering product and sourcing goods, and show you pictures that I took on my journey, and a little bit about what is showing at these fantastic galleries. Consider visiting them over the summer on your road trips!
First Stop: The AGH
The art we saw:
Nature and Sprit: Emily Carr’s Costal Landscapes. Traces Emily Carr’s evolution as an artist and includes many of the painter’s recognized masterpieces.
By Popular Demand presents works from the AGH collections, which are well-known and recognizable.
We have Hilborne Pottery too! And it is very popular in Hamilton as well.
On to The Albright Knox Art Gallery
The art we saw:
The AK has a stunning collection of post-war American and European art. Exceptional works by Brancusi, Warhol, Judd, Pollock and more!
Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s explored the creative community of Buffalo in the 1970s. Interesting work by Cindy Sherman!
And us, reflected in a sculpture by Brancusi!