Lamb Development Corp. Launches Public Art Program

Toronto, Ontario, UNITED STATES


TORONTO, July 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lamb Development Corp. (LDC) has partnered with Public Art Management (PAM) to host a public art competition for one of their Toronto developments, Theatre Park. This is the first time LDC has participated in a public art program in Toronto. They have chosen PAM as their exclusive partners to host this very special project. Lamb Dev Corp's partners in Theatre Park include Niche Developments (ND) and Harhay Construction Management Ltd (HCM).

Public Art Management handpicked a selection of 12 artists from a wide array of contemporary art backgrounds, and considered emerging, mid-career, and established artists through the process. Artists were specifically selected based on aesthetics, experience and their history of past success within the community.

An Invitation for Expression of Interest (IEOI) was circulated amongst the selected, gauging their interested in taking part in the Theatre Park Public Art Program. From the artists whom responded to the IEOI, a further review was given which narrowed the list down to 4 finalists. The remaining 4 were then asked to create a concept for the development, based on the criteria provided to them. PAM, LDC, ND & HCM reviewed the submissions, along with a public art jury composed of Joanne Tod (Toronto-based artist and Professor at U of T), and Michael Macaulay (former Chairperson of the Toronto Public Art Commission, art expert, and VP of Marketing at Porter Airlines). From this process a winner was commissioned and their concept will now be a part of a public art installation at Theatre Park.

The artist and commissioned artwork will be announced this fall.

LDC and PAM decided to hold an exclusive invitation-only call to artists, as they wanted to focus on artists who could integrate their work into the Theatre Park site the best way possible. This is the first of many creative initiatives that Lamb Development Corp. will be carrying out for their future development projects. Their second public art commissioned piece will be launched for their Calgary development, 6th and Tenth.

ABOUT THEATRE PARK:

Theatre Park is a spectacular tower of 47 stories sprouting from the historic Theatre District of Toronto's King Street West. The development features a 5200SF floor plate and once in a lifetime panoramic views from all sides and all floors. Anchored by a forecourt park complete with waterfall, this sculptural art park will likely become the "go to" meeting place for the symphony and theatre patrons as well as an urban respite from the pace of city life.

ABOUT LAMB DEVELOPMENT CORP (LDC):

Lamb Development Corp. was founded in 2001 by Toronto's top condominium broker, Brad J. Lamb, to directly participate in the development of stylish, urban condominium projects. Lamb Development Corp. has become one of the country's busiest development companies, with each project pioneering up-and-coming locations and delivering a stylish, urban solution to each property.

ABOUT PUBLIC ART MANAGEMENT (PAM):

Public Art Management (PAM) was founded by Karen Mills in 1988. Karen is a graduate of the Christies Fine Arts Course in London, UK. PAM has completed over 150 public art projects in Canada, USA, Germany, and Australia, working with artists such as Anish Kapoor, Rodney Graham, James Turrell, Barbara Astman, Susan Point, Vito Acconci, Douglas Coupland, and Dennis Oppenheim. She has lived in downtown Toronto since 2002. PAM is a family-owned and operated business.

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