Media attention is essential for any artist and Chris Farias is certainly providing this for local Hamilton Artists. Chris Farias is a partner and owner of Kitestring, a creative marketing and design firm based in Hamilton.
On Friday, CBC Arts posted a short film by Chris, giving a tour of two local Hamilton Artists: Steve Mazza, prop maker; and Stephanie Seagram, mixed Media Artist.
My impression is that this film is part of a larger project that will highlight Hamilton artists.
Despite the acclaim for Hamilton’s arts community, I still feel there is not enough attention given to the artists. So, efforts like Chris Farias’s short film are critical for artists and collectors.
For example, I make a real effort to follow the Hamilton art scene, but I still managed to overlook the Steve Mazza.
In Farias’s film, he notes several strange objects on a table that were part of an art project several years back. Reviewing Mazza’s website, these weird objects turn out to be smoke from fantastic small models of brick-like factories.
These works are just one of several wonderful examples of his creativity. Without someone like Chris Farias promoting Steve Mazza, I may have continued to miss his work.
So, well done to Chris Farias and I hope he continues this promotional efforts.