Street art and murals can be part of your daily life, but do you ever wonder who is behind those impressive creations? This democratic art form is taking a growing space in the art world as well as in our culture in Montreal. In this first episode of Art Impact, we meet with Andre Bathalon, Co-Founder of the highly successful MURAL festival, renowned anonymous urban artist Stikki Peaches and street art expert, Kris Murray. We learn about the importance of outdoor visual art and how it can have a meaningful impact on all the individuals touched by it.
Guest(s) : Stikki Peaches, Urban Artist André Bathalon, Co-Founder MURAL Festival Kris Murray, Social & Cultural Analyst Concordia University
Proposed and hosted by Anne Janody, this is the first edition of ART Impact. Each of the six episodes features a relevant topic of the art world and includes a related specialist, artist, and organization. Showcasing the evolving culture of our society in an easy to follow format, the show examines the interrelated impact that each entity can have in a captivating way. Genuine, unique and inspiring, ART Impact presents a 360° perspective of important topics with a host who is animated and approachable. For its first series, you can expect to see a unique episode on the following themes - street art & murals, Illustrator to fine artist, visual FX, philanthropy in the arts, haute couture and contemporary Native art. Focused on visuals arts, all of the featured artists are professionals who make a living with their artwork. Organizations featured include the MMFA, McCord Museum, MURAL, Atomic Fiction, Syn Studio and the BACA.
Anne is an ardent Montrealer, lover of the arts and well-traveled curious individual. Growing up in a vibrant cultural environment, she practiced dance, drawing, and piano. Studying business at HEC, graduating with a BBA and MSc, she did a significant project on cultural nonprofits. Anne volunteers in various arts organizations including the YPC of the MMFA. To engage her creative side, she established a brand/blog (Jano Lapin) where she reveals her enthusiasm for the art world she frequents.