Page 9 - Bata Shoe Museum Events Guide Summer 2017
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        IN FULL BLOOM:

        Now on view
        The Bata Shoe Museum’s ongoing collaboration with
        Ryerson University continues with a new window project
        celebrating the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.
        Inspired by the museum’s vast collection and the Canada
        150 festivities, students from the Architectural Science
        program have explored the beauty of our country using
        symbolism, creativity and imagination.   In Full Bloom:
        Celebrating Canada 150 showcases Canada’s identity and
        culture by using 3D printed shoes to recreate our country's
        provincial and territorial flowers.  The result is an inspiring
        celebration of the diversity of the Canadian landscape.
        Presented in partnership with Ryerson University
        IN OUR ATRIUM: PUMP IT UP                                          DISCOVER | PLAN | SEE | LEARN | SUPPORT | ENGAGE

        Now on view
        “The warmth and intensity of the light that floods through
        the southern window reminds me of the way light and
        colour are used in places of worship to convey imagery,
        information, and fascination.”  Jim Hake
        Inspired by our collection, artist Jim Hake set out to
        create an installation for the museum’s atrium. Made up
        of several pairs of colourful high heels symbolizing beauty
        and elegance, the installation references the charged
        enchantment of cathedrals while at the same time playing
        with the kaleidoscopic potential of the forms and materials.
        Through colour, shape, pattern, and juxtaposition these
        large cathedral shoes go beyond simplified allusion. The
        shoes are meant to embody specific personalities and
        become metonymical references to people known or
        imagined, people that would enjoy dancing in a space
        bathed in light.
        Jim Hake is a professional sculptor and teacher living in Toronto.

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