SERIES SIX: CURATOR PANEL REVEALED
As our sixth Series call for art & music nears closing (Deadline: Feb 29!), we couldn’t wait to introduce you to our next round of curators. Coming from all areas of the beer, art, music, media and culture world, these seven respected individuals below will lend their trained and acclaimed eyes and ears to help us choose the Series Six artistic beer labels that will resonate with and inspire our drinkers.
Co-founders Bob Russell and Matt Johnston will also help curate Series Six on behalf of Collective Arts Brewing, lending a voice for the team who are comprised of an eclectic mix of beer/art/music/design backgrounds, as well.
Finally, we want to give another heartfelt THANK YOU in advance to all of you who are taking part in ART + BREWING! Pouring through all of the talent that comes our way is always mind blowing to say the very least. It lets us know we’re on the right path to fusing the creativity of craft beer with the incredible works of artists, musicians and filmmakers. We really do hope you submit!
Without further ado, our Series Six Curator Panel:
Andy Kryza : Senior Editor, Thrillist.com
Andy Kryza is a native of Michigan, a resident of Portland, and a senior editor at Thrillist specializing in beer and food. He is also a film critic for Portland’s Willamette Week, a lifelong carnivore, and a disciple of the gospel of Patrick Swayze. Follow him to beer and, one day, enlightenment @apkryza and read his work at Thrillist.com.
Nathan Wiszniak : Label Relations, Spotify Canada
Nathan Wiszniak brings over 16 years of music marketing, sales and programming experience to the Spotify Canada team. Nate’s knowledge of the Canadian marketplace can be attributed to his positions at Sony Canada in Retail and Artist Marketing roles and at Fontana North, where he was a Label Manager, responsible for the marketing, acquisition and distribution for 100+ independent labels. His role in Label Relations at Spotify Canada encompasses the day-to-day relationships with labels, artists, management and organizations within the Canadian music industry.
Andréa Picard : Chief Curator, TIFF’s WAVELENGTHS
Andréa Picard is a Toronto-based independent curator and writer, who specializes in film and contemporary art. She has worked for The Toronto International Film Festival since 1999, and was a longtime film programmer at Cinematheque Ontario, where she curated numerous directors’ retrospectives and thematic shows. Since 2006, she has been the chief curator of Wavelengths, the Festival’s critically acclaimed avant-garde programme – named in honour of Michael Snow. Most recently, Picard has curated exhibitions by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Amie Siegel, Camille Henrot, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Ben Rivers, David Lamelas, and Luther Price. She has collaborated with such international institutions as Le Centre Pompidou, Le Louvre, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Metropole, Vienna’s Belvedere and MAK museums, and the Secession.
She currently sits on the Advisory Board of Toronto’s Images Festival and Norway’s Tromsø Kunstforening, and has participated in numerous film festival juries, such as those in Cannes, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Locarno. Her writing on film, art and architecture regularly appears in artist monographs and international publications, including Cinema Scope magazine, for whom she writes a regular Film/Art column.
Mathew Renda : Founder, The Bottomless Pint
A dedicated student to the craft beer scene for over 6 years, Matt always seeks a higher learning and appreciation of craft beer and has gained extensive and valuable insight along his journey of ‘connoisseuring.’ Matt, a graphic designer by trade, has become well recognized within the Ontario craft beer scene, due in part to the creation of his highly successful blog The Bottomless Pint. When he’s not working on The Bottomless Pint or attending countless beer events, you can find him working tirelessly in his home-brewery, concocting brand new and exciting brews or bolstering his inner cigar aficionado on his endless quest in pairing a fine cigar alongside a savoury craft beer!
Follow him on Twitter @bottomless_pint
Aimee Deziel : Strategy, Rebel.com
Aimee Deziel is a Canadian marketer and brand expert. She has built her career on analyzing consumer behaviour and directing clients on the aesthetic and emotional impact of branding. Originally from an advertising background, she spent time early in her career at traditional ad agencies followed by 5 years in digital marketing. She had a brief foray into the world of entrepreneurship with fashion denim brand House of Halls, then spent the last 7 years providing strategic direction on branding and marketing for rebel.com; a global domain registrar based in Ottawa.
Despite now living permanently in the Caribbean, she is both a fan and collector of Canadian photography and paintings, and has a particular affinity for Ottawa-area artists.
Follow her on Twitter @Deziel
Spencer Cathcart : Co-Founder & Creative Director, Puncture Design
Spencer Cathcart is a Toronto Creative Director focused on branding, design & digital. He is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Puncture Design, an independent design studio operating in Toronto, Canada. Spencer is the creative lead behind WayHome Music & Arts Festival and Boots & Hearts music festival. Previously, Spencer has worked for a variety of clients, including Bruce Mau Design, KPMB Architects, Indigo Books and Music & Burning Man. In 2012, Spencer was a member of Sheridan College’s Architectural Degree Ad-hoc Committee, working to establish an innovative Architecture program.
Follow him on Instagram @spencercathcart / See his work on Behance
Pippa White : Creative Director, Leo Burnett Chicago
Pippa White has always been a creative spirit. Technically, she’s been in the advertising business for the past 20 years, but realistically, her role has evolved with the rise of digital. She started her career as a package designer in Toronto and has morphed into creative director at Leo Burnett in Chicago. She got in this business to apply her knack for creativity when tackling big, complicated marketing problems. She is also a firm believer that doing good is also good business and works passionately every day trying to be a positive force in the world.