National Graffiti Contest Winners are Announced

CSTM
Canada Science and Technology Museum

Ottawa, June 22, 2016 – The Canada Science and Technology Museum and the House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts and Culture are proud to announce the winners of the How Does Science Inspire You? National Mural Contest. Launched in April 2016, the contest reflects an evolution in the Museum’s core themes of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, known as STEM, to include the arts, thus becoming STEAM. The contest offered Canadian youth an opportunity to be part of the renewal and modernization of the Museum, scheduled to reopen in fall 2017.

WINNERS

Alex Roache (junior kindergarten to grade 3) – Ottawa, Ontario
Andreas Steinitz (grades 4 to 6) – Belleville, Ontario
Camille Arseneault and Gabrielle Levasseur (grades 7 to 9) – Ottawa, Ontario
Katherine Langdon (grades 10 to 12) – Calgary, Alberta
Nadia Oyebode (popular vote) – Ottawa, Ontario

The community is invited to participate in finalizing the mural during the Community Jam on Saturday June 25 at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, under the guidance of professional graffiti artists. The event will also include live breaking demos, hip hop music performances by local DJs, carnival-themed science demonstrations, food trucks, skateboarding, etc.

QUOTES

“The Canada Science and Technology Museum is proud to be a part of the joint How Does Science Inspire You? mural project. The National Mural Contest broadens the reach of the work we do and allows us to interact with more Canadians on the topic of STEAM, while the physical mural allows us to anchor ourselves further into the local community.”
- Alex Benay, President and CEO, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

“House of PainT is thrilled to be part of the largest joint mural project in Ottawa history. Our collaboration with the Canada Science and Technology Museum demonstrates how art and science can be integrated to educate and inspire youth in our community.”
- Patrick McCormack, House of PainT General Manager

MEDIA ASSETS

Science Meets Art mural images are available here

Photos of winners with their designs available upon request

Interviews with House of PainT and Museum representatives are available upon request

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MEDIA CONTACT

Caroline Boutin
Media Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
613-410-5943
cboutin@techno-science.ca

Tom Radford, Communications Coordinator
House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts & Culture
613-413-2062
comm@houseofpaint.ca

About the Canada Science and Technology Museum

The Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, is one of the three museums comprising the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, which is responsible for preserving Canada’s scientific and technological heritage and promoting and sharing knowledge about it. The three Museums — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum — tell the stories of Canadian ingenuity and achievement in science and technology, and demonstrate how these accomplishments have contributed to the transformation of Canada. cstmuseum.techno-science.ca

About House of PainT

House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts and Culture is the fastest growing community arts event in the nation’s capital. Established in 2003 when lobbyists were awarded Ottawa’s first legal graffiti wall, House of PainT continues to celebrate and elevate hip hop with a variety of events. Flooding under the Dunbar Bridge each year with the 4 elements of hip hop: DJing, MCing, Graffiti writing, and B-boying; the festival has grown to over 10,000 attendees featuring over 200 Canadian urban artists. The 13th Annual House of PainT festival takes place August 25-28, 2016. HouseofPainT.ca