SUDBURY – Cambrian College’s Graphic Design graduating class explores Greater Sudbury’s bittersweet parallels in a new exhibit that runs throughout April at the College’s Open Studio.
“The show revolves around questions, such as, ‘What keeps us going? What makes us who we are? What makes a Sudburian a Sudburian?’,” Gaëtan Godin, a student in the third-year class, says of the BitterSweet show. “The answer lies within the bittersweet relationship we have with our city.”
BitterSweet is a collaboration between this year’s graduating class and the broader Sudbury community. It examines the places, spaces, events and circumstances that make the city a satisfying and a challenging place to live, work and play. The public was invited to submit story pitches on the group’s Facebook page and anonymously on the Graphic Design website.
“We are hoping this show can create a close relationship between all sectors of our community through the place we all have in common – Sudbury,” Ron Beltrame, Coordinator of the Graphic Design program, explains. “We’ve taken the stories and quotes we felt either best reflected the concept of BitterSweet or would resonate the most with the audience. The class has then put together an exhibit of posters, reflecting the stories that have been selected.”
The response from the public has been tremendous.
“The great thing about BitterSweet is that the community is shaping the show,” Godin notes. “It is their opinions that are inspiring the pieces, so hopefully at the show’s launch, the public will be just as proud as the College and the students. The responses are varied and some a little personal, which makes creating these pieces a fun and exciting experience. It’s great to see the community so eager to help out.”
When: Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 7-9 p.m.
Where: The Open Studio, 93 Cedar St., suite 303
The exhibit runs until April 24. The gallery is open Monday to Wednesday 12-3 p.m., Friday 4-7 p.m. and Saturday 12-4 p.m.
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Ron Beltrame, Coordinator
Graphic design program
(705) 566-8101, ext. 7598
Mary Katherine Keown
(705) 566-8101, ext. 6876