ECHOES OF THE FLAME: ART INSPIRED BY THE LYRICS OF THE TRAGICALLY HIP FINE ART EXHIBIT TRAVELS TO TORONTO FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
SONG-WORD ART HOUSE PRESENTS ONE-OF-A-KIND ART EXHIBITION DECEMBER 2ND – 10TH AT GALLERY 1313
PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TRAGICALLY HIP, A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS GENERATED FROM SALES OF THE ORIGINAL 18-PIECE COLLECTION WILL BE DONATED IN SUPPORT OF THE TSI TYÓNNHEHT ONKWAWÉN:NA LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL CENTRE
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Toronto, ON (November 8, 2022) – Today, LA-based Song-Word Art House announced a limited engagement run for the highly celebrated Echoes Of The Flame: Art Inspired By The Lyrics Of The Tragically Hip, a one-of-a-kind art exhibition. Following a successful two-month summer engagement in the heart of the majestic lake district of Muskoka, ON, the fine art exhibit showcasing an eighteen-piece collection of original artworks created by internationally acclaimed artists from Canada, Europe and the United States will open on December 2nd for a limited engagement at Gallery 1313, located in Toronto’s Queen St. West neighbourhood.
Produced in partnership with The Tragically Hip, Echoes Of The Flame includes a mixture of paintings, sculptures and mixed media artworks. The artworks curated for the exhibit have an epic feel to them, incorporating lyrics chosen from The Tragically Hip’s vast catalogue into the actual pieces of art, marrying the power of the written word with the beauty of the image. The 17x JUNO Award winning band and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inducteesoversaw the artist selection process for the exhibition, ensuring that Canadian artists made up 75% of the roster including representation from Indigenous creators and French Canadians.
Contributors to the exhibition include producer Daniel Lanois (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2), veteran Canadian musician Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Lee Harvey Osmond), Toronto’s Peter Horvath, up-and-coming artist Dina Roudman and more. Fans of The Hip may also recognize the name of the Kingston based artist Simon Andrew, whose artwork graced the cover of the band’s 1994 album Day For Night.
Of the exhibition, Toronto native and Song-Word Art House’s co-founder Joe Woolf sees the music-inspired collections he curates as “the fine art version of the tribute album”.
Art lovers and fans will have a chance to view the entire eighteen-piece collection of fine art, including eight original artworks that remain available for purchase from December 2nd to 10th at Gallery 1313. The weeklong engagement will include a limited edition run of prints of each artwork in the 18-piece collection, capturing the celebration of this fine art tribute. A portion of the revenue generated from the sale of the original artwork will be donated to the Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na language and cultural centre, located on a Mohawk reservation in Tyendinaga, ON. Funds will be used to help build a school dedicated to teaching students their Indigenous language.
Prints available for sale of all the works ( limited addition ) framed or unframed go to www.song-word.com/the-hip
See below for a selection of the artwork featured in the Echoes Of The Flame: Art Inspired By The Lyrics Of The Tragically Hip.
Participating Artists & Selected Songs
- Simon Andrew – Bobcaygeon
- Micheal Barber – Fiddler’s Green
- Jeff Bartels – Grace, Too
- Brayden Bugazzi – Trickle Down
- Rob Croxford – New Orleans Is Sinking
- William DeBilzan – Ahead By A Century
- Sandrine Dickel – Boots Or Hearts
- Filippo Fiumani – Fully Completely
- Niki Hare – Blow At High Dough
- Peter Horvath – Looking For A Place To Happen
- Daniel Hughes – Wheat Kings
- Brigitta Kocsis – Ouch
- Daniel Lanois – Not Necessary
- Kai McCall – Ahead By A Century
- Eric Nado – Poets
- Dina Roudman – Tired As Fuck
- Sylvain Tremblay – Little Bones
- Tom Wilson – Now The Struggle Has A Name
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