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Ignition 9: Hamilton Artists Inc.’s Award for Distinction in the McMaster and Waterloo Visual Art Programs
Congratulations to Waterloo Fine Arts students Lupita Guerrero, Baz Kanold, and David Nguyen who have received the 9th annual Ignition Award for Distinction along with McMaster University students Jet Coghlan, Teba Faisal, and Jill Letten.
Hamilton Artists Inc. (a Hamilton, Ontario artist-run centre) has announced the recepients of the 9th annual Ignition Award for Distinction presented to graduating students in the McMaster and Waterloo visual art programs. This award was established in 2013 in association with the Studio Art Program at McMaster University to honour exceptional graduating students with a professional exhibition at Hamilton Artists Inc. and dedicated mentorship. This is the first year the award has been extended to include the University of Waterloo Fine Arts Department.
The online artist showcase will launch on January 30 and run until March 1.
A launch party and awards ceremony will be hosted on January 30 from 2-4pm, which will include the artists giving mini artist talks on their practices. Everyone is welcome to watch through a youtube livestream and viewers will be able to engage and ask questions through the livestream chat function. Visit the Hamilton Inc. YouTube page at the time of the event to join.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.