Featured Art$Pay Artist
Did you Know... ArtsPay is Two Years Old!
On November 22nd 2016 this not-for profit initiative was launched with a mission to connect regional visual art practitioners with opportunities, community, and advocate for fair pay. ArtsPay is an in-depth tool for the visual arts sector, focusing on employment, marketing, education, professional development and public awareness.
So much has happened since launch. For more information, see our 2018 Progress Report.
Every day 5 a.m. passes me by. While I am asleep there is a world that I am completely detached from.
When I begin settling in for the evening there are countless others getting themselves ready to start their day.
From bakers and farmers to gas station attendants and factory line workers, we live in a world that never truly sleeps. Productivity and services continue to be provided while many of us are asleep and dreaming.
When I wake up in the morning I can, without a second thought, enjoy freshly made bread, produce picked hours earlier or even a newly paved road.
The 5 a.m. project developed out of an interest to step outside of my 9-to-5 world; to document places, people and livelihoods at — or as close as possible to —
5 a.m. The world may look very different when not congested with people and cars but that does not mean we have all settled in for sleep.
Welcome to 5 a.m.
Photographic artist Laura Cook of Vision Photography enhances the lives of others through her unique creative vision and artistry, which she brings to her distinct images. Her photography showcases the abundant beauty found in the everyday. Intricate designs, colours and textures captivate her. She is most passionate about the detail, which tells the story. Focusing on line, shape, texture, colour and movement she provides an intimate view of the abundant beauty that surrounds us, evoking an emotional response within the viewer. Consistently she uses her camera as her paintbrush enhancing the deeper spiritual experience and the emotions felt. Sometimes in true form of preserving what she sees, and other times abstracting reality. Her work is certain to inspire and stir the viewer’s soul. Add value to your home and office décor when you invest in uniquely created photographic artwork. It will provide inspiration and enjoyment for a lifetime. More of the artist’s work can be viewed at www.vision-photography.ca
Enjoy this segment from Art$Pay Photographer Susan Campbell and accompanist David Cheon.
"Strangers at the beginning of the day perhaps, friends and collaborators going forward."
Distillation - The Essence of Waterloo on May 26.