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Bruce M. Firestone on Exploriem, Entrepreneurs and the Ottawa Senators

This summer, Exploriem hosts Artifex, the Professional Artist Gala in Ottawa. The purpose of the Gala is to raise funds for entrepreneurial artists while providing them with support and publicity. Artists include fashion designers, new media creators, filmmakers, musicians, graphic artists and writers.

Artifex 2012, the inaugural Professional Artist Gala, has a host of inspiring and entertaining activities that make up this year’s spectacular event. 

Join us on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the National Art Gallery’s Water Court where a shimmer of natural light filters through a pool of water. There you’ll meet a gathering of artists showcasing their works in the Artifex “Brevis Galleries” where you can browse, talk to the artists and learn more about their works.

You’ll also meet Carl Bray, one of Canada’s leading young composers, who will play Quantum Entity, the music, with Andrés del Castillo of Eight Seconds.

This Year’s Spotlight Artists include Bruce M. Firestone and the official Book Launch of Quantum Entity. The spotlight also falls on prototypeD the Filmmaker and creator of Quantum Entity, the movie. This will be shown after the launch and worldwide release of the novel. PrototypeD is a member run, not-for-profit urban workshop organization. It brings together Ottawa’s artists, students and professionals into a dynamic productive working environment. It provides its members with access to workshop tools, workspace, high speed servers and high-tech digital fabricating equipment such as laser cutters, CNC machines and 3D printers.

Financial support of Artifex, the Professional Artist Gala has been provided by Claridge Homes, Connelly Group of Companies, Desjardins Financial Security, Independent Network, Let It Shine Cleaning Services, Nelligan O’brien Payne LLP, North Innovation Fund, Ontario Centres of Excellence, PCL Construction Leaders, PODS Moving & Storage, Renaissance and Repair, Richard Chmiel Architect & Associates, Ross Videos, Rumidifier Home Comforts Inc, Tindr Software Outsourcing, Vittorio Motors and the Shotgun Show.

Exploriem was founded in 2001. It is a registered Canadian not-for-profit professional entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs organization. Exploriem develops and accelerates start-ups and other enterprises by providing exceptional entrepreneurial services to its members. Its goal is to mentor, teach, conduct research, hold events and network. Exploriem also provides early stage funding and office/incubator space to assist in furthering entrepreneurship in Canada and around the world.


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