Rolling Pictures, the City of Sault Ste. Marie/Future SSM and The Downtown Association, in partnership, are excited to present the ART X PROJECT.
The ART X PROJECT is an on-going, interdisciplinary Arts & Culture exhibition located at the Rolling Picture’s downtown facility. The Art X Project will launch its first exhibition Thursday, Nov 5 with opening night spread over two days (Nov 5-6) from 6 pm-10 pm. In compliance with Covid regulations the scheduled FREE admission will be via Eventbrite registration only, with registrants scheduling time slots for up to 20 people per group to view the exhibition – all Covid precautions will be observed and all visitors must wear masks and observe social distancing protocols. More details available on the Eventbrite site – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-x-project-tickets-126694904871.
“As a new business in town we really wanted to be part of the arts scene in the City. We came to Future SSM with the idea of using our studios as an exhibition space and they were on board soon afterwards, says Robert Peace, Director of Community Relations with Rolling Pictures in Sault Ste Marie. While Covid-19 has kept our plans small for now, we hope to grow this event in the future and give opportunities to artists of all kinds in the Soo.” – Robert Peace – Director, Community Relations – Rolling Picture Company
The exhibition will remain open for the remainder of the month coinciding with Downtown Association’s Midnight Madness event with viewings booked through the Eventbrite site.
This first Art X Project exhibition will feature the visual art of local artists Mark Grandinetti, Annie King and Aaron Alessandrini with the ambient musical stylings of Ava Nori. Artwork from these artists will be on display and for sale with 100% of proceeds to the artists. We also ask that visitors support the artists with pay what you can donations to cover show preparation costs of the artists, again 100% of the donations go to the artists. Due to Covid restrictions not all visitors may get the opportunity to meet the artists, so Rolling Pictures has used its expertise and resources to create videos of each of the artists that will be displayed on several monitors and in-house theatre so visitors can ”get to know” the artists.
“The project was developed with the partners to help implement action items from the City’s Culture Plan. Through the Culture Plan public consultation process it was an identified issue that artists found difficulty in being able to display their work in a public space, we think this is a great format for providing that opportunity while connecting with the downtown community and local businesses.” – Todd Fleet – Arts & Culture Coordinator – Future SSM
The Art X Project was conceived by the partners as a way to support local early career inter-disciplinary artists by providing opportunities to display their work in a public space, gain experience in exhibition development, network with other local artists and build their portfolios.
“The DTA is always looking for opportunities to provide more events and programming in the downtown core, while connecting membership with local artists/musicians. Arts and Culture are critical to make Downtown a vibrant place to be. We are pleased to work with neighbours Rolling Pictures, FutureSSM and local Artists fo rthe Art X Project.” -Ashlyn McMillan – Interim Manager – SSM Downtown Association
Rolling Pictures is located at 498 Queen St E. Sault Ste. Marie. At the corner of Spring and Queen, just look for the Horse Mural and you’re there. Entrance to the Art X will be via the Spring St Door with parking available in the public parking lots behind the building.