Academy attendees were encouraged to visit the CORE booth, slip on a protective lab coat, and add their own distinctive brush strokes to the one-of-a-kind portrait.
Park then completed the mural during exhibit hours on Friday, October 13, simultaneously painting and talking with visitors about the piece. The final artwork will be permanently installed at CORE headquarters at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science in Waterloo, Ontario.
Formerly known as the Centre for Contact Lens Research, CORE unveiled its new brand and logo this morning at the American Academy of Optometry's 96th annual meeting, reflecting its evolved focus on advanced biosciences, clinical research and education.
“Co-creating this mural mirrors how we thrive as an organization, closely collaborating with a range of sponsors on complex and fascinating programs that hold incredible potential for vision correction and enhancement,” said Lyndon Jones, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA, CORE’s director.