Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada's North

WHITEHORSE, Aug. 24, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's stunning silver coin series A Story of the Northern Lights was unveiled today in Whitehorse with local community and First Nations leaders. The coin features a soaring raven set against a dazzling holographic sky lit by the northern lights.

Sandra Hanington, Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO, Ta’an Kwächä’an First Nation Chief Kristina Kane, the Honourable Elaine Taylor, Deputy Premier of the Yukon Territorial Government, and Dan Curtis, Mayor of Whitehorse, unveil the Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven $20 fine silver collector coin in Whitehorse, Yukon (CNW Group/Royal Canadian Mint)
"This new silver coin merges the old with the new, thanks to the Mint's unique achromatic hologram technology," says Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.  "Our employees have used their world-renowned expertise to bring to life two themes that have marked the experience of those who have inhabited Canada for thousands of years: the raven and the aurora borealis." 
This amazing coin is only the third achromatic hologram coin ever to be released by the Mint.  Struck into 99.99% pure silver using nanotechnology, the holographic sky lit by the northern lights makes for a truly unique reverse design. Artist Nathalie Bertin's raven image is inspired by First Nations storytelling traditions of the Pacific Northwest.
With a highly limited mintage of only 8,500 and retailing for $109.95, this coin can be ordered as of August 25 from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at www.mint.ca. Starting September 1st, the coins will also be available at the Royal Canadian Mint's boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as through the Mint's global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.  
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit. www.mint.ca

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint
Image with caption: "Sandra Hanington, Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO, Ta’an Kwächä’an First Nation Chief Kristina Kane, the Honourable Elaine Taylor, Deputy Premier of the Yukon Territorial Government, and Dan Curtis, Mayor of Whitehorse, unveil the Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven $20 fine silver collector coin in Whitehorse, Yukon (CNW Group/Royal Canadian Mint)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150824_C8877_PHOTO_EN_483146.jpg http://rt.newswire.ca/rt.gif?NewsItemId=C8877&Transmission_Id=201508241345CANADANWCANADAPR_C8877&DateId=20150824

For further information: media are asked to contact: Alex Reeves, Senior Manager, Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, Telephone: 613-949-5777, reeves@mint.ca

RELATED LINKS
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http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/royal-canadian-mint-unveils-northern-lights-collector-coin-in-canadas-north-522742731.html





Monday, August 10, 2015

News & Updates: Summer 2015



Photo credit: Louis Li Photography

What a crazy, busy summer it's been at the studio! From upcoming news and products to completed projects, it's been a fun-filled, productive season!

First, I completed the Artrepreneur program that was provided by the York Region Arts Council in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council and several of York Region's arts groups and municipal business centres. The photo above is of me during the final presentation stage. Aside from the out-of-home studio I long to build, I am also determined to publish a follow up book to the "Indiginesse" exhibition I curated in 2014. Why a book? Books are simply more accessible to a wider audience. As much as I would love to bring the exhibition across Canada, exhibitions take a long time, a lot of work and a lot of money to plan, organize and produce. Plus the book will also feature twice as many artists as the exhibition did.

If you'd like to know more about my business plan for the studio or projects related to "Indiginesse", feel free to contact me by email or call 905-868-8372. I'm especially interested in speaking to anyone interested in sponsorships or partnerships.




MY WORK IN ITALY!
A small piece I completed 2014 has found its way to Italy (and around the world), both in book form and as part of a large group exhibition in the 2015 Venice Bienniele collateral events. The book is Contemporary North American Indigenous Art, curated by Jennifer Karch Verzè. It is published by Imago Mundi as part of the Luciano Bennetton Collection. The Venice Biennale events are happening from August 28 - November 1, 2015, at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy.

MORE PUBLISHING NEWS
Illustrations from the "How Beaver Got His Flat Tail" will be republished in new learning tools for Grade 1 school groups by Nelson Education. Also, my piece entitled "It Gets Hot On the Rocks by Noon" will be published in print and online in Pearson Canada's "THINK History: Canadian History Since 1914", a textbook for Ontario Grade 10 students.

COMING SOON FROM THE MINT
Stay tuned for news from the Royal Canadian Mint on the last of three collector coins I designed for the Northern Lights hologram collection. A little bird tells me the release date is September 1, 2015. The others have sold out fast. Mark your calendars and check the Mint's web site if you want one!

Shown above: Left: Cover from "Contemporary North American Indigenous Art", Imago Mundi, Luciano Bennetton Collection; Centre: detail illustration from "How Beaver Got His Flat Tail", Nelson Education; Right: "It Gets Hot On the Rocks By Noon"




RECENT SALES
Happy to report that, aside from being published (see above), the original painting "It Gets Hot On the Rocks By Noon" (2014, acrylic on canvas) has sold in recent weeks. Other pieces that have found new homes include "Blueberry Picking" (2015, oil on canvas) and "Wedding Moccasins" (2013, acrylic on canvas), both shown above. Thank you to my valued clients and friends! I hope you enjoy these works for many years to come!

For more information on any of the items in this e-newsletter & other news, to view a portfolio, purchase any of the art on my web site or in gallery or have a commission made:

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The web site changes fairly frequently. Make sure you visit often!