Starting today, as part of the fourth annual Toon’s On Transit campaign, thirty local photographers will have their work on display in Saskatoon Transit buses as part of a 2 month roaming gallery exhibition. The winning works will also be on display for 2 weeks at PAVED Arts (424 20th Street W).
A call was put out to Saskatoon and area photographers to submit photographs depicting “Diverse Communities.” The Open Call resulted in submissions from more than 80 photographers. Submissions were narrowed down to 30 by a community jury consisting of Cory Schewaga (Artist/Photographer/Videographer), Ben Lindsay (Youth Coordinator, Out Saskatoon), and John Shelling (Graphic Designer/Artist).
For nine weeks, 60 city buses will feature these unique photographs. “Saskatoon Transit is proud to support community initiatives such as this one,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit. “Toons on Transit allows residents from every neighborhood in Saskatoon to experience a piece of local art.”
PAVED Arts will also be displaying prints of the winning photos in their Digital Photography Suite. The Digital Photography Suite is open to the public Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from noon – 4:00 p.m. This is a unique opportunity for visitors and residents to view the City through the eyes of the artists and honours the artists with a professional print of their work.
Toon’s On Transit is a continuation of PAVED (photography, audio, video, electronic, and digital) Arts programming that highlights the talents of local artists through outreach and exhibitions. Located in the heart of Riversdale, PAVED Arts has been facilitating independent media artists for over a decade. Their gallery space highlights emerging artistic talent from the community. “We are excited to take Toon’s on Transit into every neighbourhood of Saskatoon,” says Travis Cole, PAVED Arts Executive Director.
Look for the hashtag #TOT2018 on twitter and Instagram (@PAVEDArts, @StoonTransit), and keep an eye out for #TOONSTUESDAYS on Instagram/Twitter!