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June 25: Community Jam #HoP2016

Local Community Jam Showcases Largest Joint Mural Project in Ottawa

Ottawa — On Saturday, June 25, the Canada Science and Technology Museum and House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts and Culture will host a Community Jam, on the grounds of the Museum. The community is invited to participate in finalizing the How Does Science Inspire You? mural. As the largest joint mural project in Ottawa, it includes a youth collaboration piece, original art by four local urban artists, and the winning designs from a nation-wide contest organized by House of PainT and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Launched in April 2016, the goal of the contest was to inspire youth aged 4 to 19 to celebrate creativity, the arts and science.

At the Community Jam on June 25, participants will be invited to help paint the five winning mural contest designs 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.

WHAT: Full day of live painting (the largest joint mural project in Ottawa) to implement the winning creative designs prepared by youth; music by locals DJ 2Creamz and DJ Lukijo; and Capital DJ Academy students; Breaking performances by Luv2Groove; carnival-themed science; food trucks; Science Park consultations

WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 11am-4pm

WHERE: Canada Science and Technology Museum, 1867 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa

“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 Museum’s 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

Science Meets Art mural images are available here
Interviews with House of PainT and Museum representatives are available upon request

House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts & Culture: 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

Kool Krys reps House of PainT 2011 in Ottawa

The 9th annual House of PainT (HoP) festival went down this weekend under the Dunbar Bridge in Ottawa!

Shouts to Ottawa’s hip hop community for celebrating walls of colour painted by talented Canadian graffiti artists, DJs spinning classics (shouts to DJ Ducats) & MCs captivating the audience (shouts to Eternia) and bboys & bgirls throwing down!

Having grown up and acquired my love for hip hop in Ottawa I was energized by the positivity & love that was felt among HoP attendees. It is touching to see hip hop enthusiasts with a passion comparable to KRS-One teaching kids about the roots of hip hop and respect for one another. Seeing the younger generation in breakdancing circles, interacting with live art, and watching live performances with wide eyes assured me that hip hop is indeed still alive and well… and reaching youth in Canada.

Uniting under one bridge – the bridge that links Ottawa’s south to north – allows us to share a moment in time year after year. Much respect to HoP for bringing the elements of hip hop together in one place to build & strengthen our community, share the art that we all love, and connect with one another at the capital city’s biggest free hip hop jam.

Shouts to the fly ladies making stunning jewellery & empowering beauty in other women: Pica Jewellery and MAFIA Jewellery. Keep doing your thing girls…

If you attended HoP 2011 and picked up The 613 Series Vol. 1 “Connect”, peep the Kool Krys joint “Let Me Play It” on Track 10.

House of PainT