Normally we don’t publish with our warning lights on but this lotto just dropped and it’s already on fire. We see it as our civic duty to alert you. If you wanted to show some lotto love to your beloveds now is the time to hop on - catch up, because this train has already left the station!! 🚂🔥🔥🔥
If you’re only here for the hype, might we announce that lotteries are the future? Squid Game, Hellbound, Meme coins… even Vetements’ FW21 collection is bringing us clothing for ‘life as lottery.’ It’s about time we did the same as your favourite lottery operators. You heard it here first but Art Lotto will be dropping some of our own lotto fashions in the new year so get ready and play steady friends!
As for the winner of last round….
Sorry to keep you waiting. It was 🥁🥁🥁
Natalie Baribeau! Mother of the founder.
Suspicious, but we assure you it was random.
What can we say? That’s just la vida lotto.
Sweet Lotto No.16
Artist: Kareem Ferreira
Lotto Drops: December 9th, 2021
Lotto Ends: January 4th, 2022
ABOUT THE PIECE:
Title: Aunty Pam
Dimensions: 16” x 20”
Medium: Screenprint on paper.
ABOUT THE ARTIST + CAUSE:
Kareem-Anthony Ferreira’s practice explores patterns of personal, familial, and social identity within portraiture through intimate scenes deeply connected to the artist’s own memories and developed through a combination of painting and collage. Compositing family photographs and memorable familial experiences, Ferreira, a first-generation Canadian with Trinidadian heritage, builds richly textured compositions from an assemblage of textiles, paper, and paint applied to unstretched canvases. Repetitive flora and fauna motifs, sourced from non-indigenous commercial textiles, are a notable presence throughout Ferreira’s works and demonstrate the oversimplified perceptions his disparate cultural backgrounds hold in regard to one another. These mass-produced idealistic patterns, commonly associated with escapism and entertainment, often take on a cliché or sardonic tone in contrast with the emotional sincerity of Ferreira’s figures.
Kareem-Anthony Ferreira (b. 1989 in Hamilton, Ontario; lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario) completed his BFA at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in 2012 and his MFA at the University of Arizona in 2020. Ferreira recently had a solo exhibition at Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles and has exhibited works at Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York; Alice Yard Gallery, Trinidad and Tobago; the Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona; DeFacto Gallery, Ontario; and the Workers Art & Heritage Museum, Ontario.
Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra
In the community…since 2004 more than 350 participants have benefited from HYSO programming that includes: the year-round program, March Break & summer camps. Our young players have contributed more than 10,000 volunteer hours to community events –Hamilton Canada Day celebration, Ancaster Fair, 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, Countdown to the 2015 Pan Am Games, Lynden Canada Day Parade, Dundas Cactus Parade, Festival of Friends, Burlington Sound of Music Parade, the YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, SACHA Chocolate Fest, Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life, Black History Month & Christmas celebrations at local schools, Afro Canadian Caribbean Potpourri Inc. (ACCPI) Scholarship Awards Dinner, Supercrawl, to name just a few.
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