Window Display: Andrew James Blair

Exchange District Updates

Each month we partner with a new Exchange District artist to share their work in our window display. This month we’re pleased to host the contemporary portraiture of painter Andrew James Blair! His works range from representational to the abstract and are often found on the continuum between them. Working primarily in oil and gouache (opaque watercolor), he employs broad strokes, organic movement, texture, and limited colour palettes to create a sense of impermanence and variability. His goal is for the viewer to be drawn in by the unnatural properties of a piece and still recognize and connect with the underlying representation.  His studio is located on the corner of McDermot and Arthur in the heart of the Exchange District.  …

  Emerge Knowledge Inc is an innovative green tech company in The Exchange District, like many businesses in The Exchange, it’s located above street level. It’s easy to get to know businesses when we walk past them all the time, but we rarely venture up. We were curious about Emerge Knowledge, so we recently went up to sit down with President Rick Penner, a waste management and sustainability expert for nearly 30 years. Rick and his team developed North America’s leading waste and recycling data management and reporting software Re-TRAC Connect. Rick shared with us a bit more about what they do, how they’re impacting the future of waste management and his top three tips for a more environmentally sustainable office. Who: …