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 second edition of ART Impact. Each of the six episodes features a topic relevant to the art world and includes a related specialist, artist, and organization. Showcasing our society’s evolving culture 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 on essential topics with a host who is engaging and approachable. For its second series, you can expect to see single episodes on the following themes – art fairs, opera, theatre, ballet, orchestra, and art & technology. Organizations featured include the AGAC, Opéra de Montréal, Centaur Theatre, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, l’OSM, and the SAT.
Anne is an ardent Montrealer, lover of the arts and well-travelled curious individual. Growing up in a vibrant cultural environment, she practiced dancing, 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.