Visiting Artist | Bee Kingdom

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 7 until 8 p.m.

WHERE: Room 340, ACAD

Calgary-based artist duo Phillip Bandura and Ryan Fairweather comprise the Bee Kingdom Hot Glass Studio. They will present their work and self-promotional tactics that they use to get it out there in Professional Practices for Artists.

Bee Kingdom is doing a public talk at ACAD on October 24th from 7-8 pm in room 340, they will be using the Lecture hall and introducing students to self-promotion techniques in the arts.

This talk is open to the public but preference will be given to PPRL 202 students. Orientation and supervision provided by Instructors Diana Sherlock and Shelley Ouellet.

About Bee Kingdom's Ryan Fairweather + Phillip Bandura

Bee Kingdom Glass is a collaborative studio duo based in Calgary, Alberta. Ryan Fairweather and Phillip Bandura met at the Alberta College of Art and Design and built their own glass studio in 2004. The studio specializes in unique, low volume glassworks that are known for its vibrant colour palettes and subject matter. The studio's practice is artful in nature versus the mass production of factory glass.

Bee Kingdom Glass enjoys travel and collaboration with other artists. The studio has travelled and shown in a variety of galleries, festivals, and museums, in cities such as Cheongju, Athens, Turkey, Berlin, and Mexico.

The studio was the Pilchuck Centerpiece designer in 2008 and was later invited to the Tacoma Museum of Glass for a residency where they got to create in glass the Flower Turtle, a realized children's drawing from the Kids Design Glass project.

In 2010 the studio was awarded Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 (and was featured on the front cover in all their high kick glory), and the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award. Bee Kingdom has also recently gotten involved in designing large-scale inflatable sculptures for outdoor events. Their recent designs include 2015’s the Fabulist and 2016’s the Saturnian.