This much buzzed about event in local architecture opens Friday evening at the Saint John Arts Centre. #BUILDING EAST features work by Acre Achitects , Mark Hemmings, and Thaddeus Holownia. This exhibition of scaled models and photography is the Acre’s effort to start a conversation about creating sustainable, deliberately meaningful spaces through contemporary architecture:
“Contemporary architecture is history in the making -the places we build today will shape our region’s legacy and become the identity of who we are for generations to come. As we invest in our cultural heritage, it is vital to do so with purpose, for ultimately – we are what we create. Building East delivers selected works by Saint John, New Brunswick’s Acre Architects that challenge us to think differently about how we define ourselves through built projects and how we can create authentic environments.”
Founders Stephen Kopp and Monica Adair (M.Arch) head projects that are aesthetically beautiful yet functional; rife with creative expression, while still respecting the local landscape. The collective includes a talented team of young architects, energy experts, and designers bent on reshaping the east coast.
Interview with Monica at barbbarbbarb.com
Interview with Stephen at barbbarbbarb.com
While you’re at the opening reception for #BUILDING EAST, stop by Pin Up: A Third Space Members’ show. This is a unique opportunity to design a one-inch button and have it displayed in the Library Gallery. Goodness knows we at Giraffecycle love buttons.
Through until March 18th, submissions will be made into one-inch buttons, to be exhibited for the duration of the show, with multiples of your button available to purchase through the Third Space Gumball Machine, with proceeds going towards expenses for the show.
Friday will feature a button-making workshop for those who would like to make their own button to take home. Donation for the workshop is a minimum of 2$.
Pin Up: 5-7PM
#BUILDING EAST: 5:30-7:30 PM
Saint John Arts Centre, January 18th.