This fall there are many events scheduled to celebrate Brock University’s 50th anniversary. One of the most exciting for our community will be the installation of a new artwork commemorating our namesake, Major General Sir Isaac Brock, that will be placed on main campus in front of Schmon Tower on the newly named Sir Isaac Brock Plaza. Coinciding with this auspicious unveiling, Rodman Hall will present an exhibition documenting the artist Danek Mozdzenski’s process in producing this larger-than-life depiction of Brock. I hope that you will stop by to see this show that will feature studies, support materials and the maquette for the finished work. We hope to give our audience an understanding of the process involved in such a major commission and to heighten appreciation of Mozdzenski’s impressive practice.
This issue of our newsletter will also inform you about new exhibitions by Brendan Fernandes and Lois Andison in our main spaces, our new series of HOT TALKS and upcoming art classes and workshops for the whole family. We hope you will be visiting us often over the upcoming season.
I invite you to join us on December 5 for Deck the Hall! Gala Art Auction that will raise funds to support art experiences for youth and families in Niagara. This year’s auction features important artworks by artists that have been engaged with our exhibition program: Melanie Authier, Patrick Mahon, Marinko Jareb, Laura Letinsky and many others. We are also featuring great items in our silent auction and terrific entertainment by local performers. This will be the ultimate cocktail party with fabulous food and the best of Niagara wines, spirits and craft beers. We are so grateful for the support of our generous community sponsors in making this fabulous party the official kick off of the holiday season and the social event of the year.
I thank you for your ongoing support of Rodman Hall Art Centre, Niagara region’s centre for contemporary art.