The Hazelton Plinth
In September 2012, The Hazelton Hotel placed a call for artists from The Greater Toronto Area (GTA), to submit a sculptural work for a designated pedestal in the dynamic and popular lobby space, hence forward known as The Hazelton Plinth. The hotel received an overwhelming response with over 150 sculptural entries from artists across the GTA. The pieces were submitted by emerging, mid-career and established artists working in a full range of materials and styles – from figurative bronzes and stone carvings, to more conceptual and abstract works.
The submissions were judged by guest jurors: Bruno Billio (Hazelton Hotel artist, sculptor and designer at brunobillio.com), Kelly McCray (Curator, artist and co-founder of ArtBarrage and BANK On ART) and Troy Seidman (Art and design consultant and founder of Caviar20).
Sam Mogelonsky conceived, developed, organized and administrated the plinth project.
Toronto’s Jaime Angelopoulos was the winner of the Hazelton Plinth Sculpture Contest. Angelopoulos received an honorarium, use of The Hazelton Hotel’s private screening room for an artist’s talk, plus one night’s accommodation. Her work “I See Through Them” (2011), was on display on the plinth in the hotel’s from January through April 2013.
For more information on The Hazelton Plinth Project, please click here.
For an article on the project in Blouin Art Info, please click here.
For an article about the project and art program in My Preferred Lifestyle, please click here.
Images show the winning sculpture by Jaime Angelopoulos as well “Tango” by Sorel Etrog, pictured in the lobby of The Hazelton Hotel, Toronto.