• City Harvest

Just one of the exciting happenings at City Harvest!

Oct 1st, 2014

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“I SMELL BURNT TOAST” — HALIFAX ARTIST CHOSEN TO INTERPRET ICONIC CANADIAN HERITAGE MINUTES

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Halifax, NS – Do you want those baskets back? Love Heritage Minutes? Visit ARGYLE FINE ART this weekend and you will find 11 of Canada’s most iconic historical TV-vignettes (plus 2 newer Minutes) interpreted through the creative mind of Halifax-based artist Christopher Hemsworth as commemorative posters.

First released in 1991, Historica Canada’s HERITAGE MINUTES have since become one of the most recognizable and valuable cultural creations for Canada, both historically and in popular culture.

Hemsworth was commissioned to interpret 13 of the Minutes, after his illustrated interpretation of the Halifax Explosion Minute went viral via social media. The selected artwork includes the top 11 Minutes as voted on by Canadians in a nationwide survey conducted by Historica Canada, plus two newer Minutes.

“It is very rewarding to be a part of the Heritage Minutes. They are more than commercials, they are our history, and it’s amazing to see that nostalgia come back through the artwork.”
— Christopher Hemsworth, Artist

All 13 posters will be displayed at Argyle Fine Art on October 4th during I LOVE LOCAL Halifax – CITY HARVEST and with the option to purchase copies signed by the artist.

“We cannot properly know and understand our stories, our history and each other unless we can connect with each other. This is the necessary starting point for everything else.”
— Anthony Wilson-Smith, President, Historica Canada.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2014 at ARGYLE FINE ART, 12:30pm – 3:30pm, as part of I LOVE LOCAL’s “CITY HARVEST”, in HALIFAX | 1559 BARRINGTON ST, HALIFAX, NS

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ABOUT HISTORICA CANADA:
Historica Canada is the largest independent organization dedicated to history and citizenship in Canada. Its mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
@HistoricaCanada
#HeritageMinutes

WEBSITE:
www.historicacanada.ca

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Christopher Hemsworth is a Halifax-based design consultant, graphic/web designer, artist and illustrator. His work has been shared by millions on social media and featured in WiRED Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Reddit, among others. His popular webcomic Dear Inner Demons can be viewed at www.dearinnerdemons.com and some of his other work can be seen via www.christopherhemsworth.com.

CONTACT:
hello@christopherhemsworth.com

SOCIAL MEDIA:
@audiovisualboy
@dearinnerdemons

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ABOUT ARGYLE FINE ART:
One of Halifax’s most progressive galleries, Argyle Fine Art represents a unique variety of contemporary art by established and emerging Canadian artists. Selection includes painting, drawing, limited edition prints, fibre, sculpture and photography.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
@ArgyleFineArt
#CityHarvest

WEBSITE:
www.argylefineart.com

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