Featured Art$Pay Artist
Did you Know about Waterloo Moves?
Waterloo Moves was a huge success! We couldn't have done it without our amazing photographers, event volunteers, talented musical accompanists, and fresh student talent!
The exhibition featured the photography of Deb Cripps, Laura Cook, Liz Dietrich, Brian Douglas, Raegan Little, Stephen Orlando, Conan Stark, and Jane van Pelt. Secondary school students Shukri Abdi, Luma Abuarqoud, Mairah Breau, Neha Lalany, Daniel Masih, Nehemiah Negussie, Anna Winge-Breen, and Yifan Wu gave us a taste of the next generation of photography. The photographers were accompanied by the musical talents of Jaedon Daly, Ruby Harrison, Justis Krar, Morgan Lovell, Olivia Maveal, Carl Ng, Andrew Rinehart, Andrew Smithy and Ralf Wall.
Thanks to Waterloo Public Library (Ontario, Canada) for providing a historical perspective. We're extremely grateful for the support of our partners and sponsors Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), UpTown Waterloo BIA, and City of Waterloo.
Image credits: Conan Stark
As an artist with a foot in many different mediums, Paul McDonald is intrigued by colour and shape in typography. There is something beautiful about well-proportioned words and colour schemes placed together. Inspired by both North American and International muralists, graffiti & fine artists, Paul's style is always changing.
He feels that words should have a flow in their appearance as well as their meaning, much like a perfectly crafted song with notes that lead seamlessly from verse to chorus.
Muralism, street art and graffiti are visual representations of these notes leading from one letter to the next. It’s not just meant to be seen; it’s also meant to be felt.
As one of the founding members of The Firm Collective, Paul constantly strive to push his professional boundaries, while gaining international recognition for large-scale mural work with The Firm.
Enjoy this segment from Art$Pay Photographer Brian Douglas and accompanist Matt Borland.
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