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March 03, 2015 05:59 ET

PATTISON Outdoor Launches Its Annual Sketching the Line Exhibition of Drawings

Sketching the Line Showcases Drawings Made on Public Transit Around the World to Commuter Audiences Using Public Transit

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 3, 2015) -

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PATTISON Outdoor Advertising, Canada's largest Out-of-Home Advertising company, officially launched its annual Sketching the Line exhibition of drawings. As part of PATTISON's highly successful Art in Transit initiative, Sketching the Line is a unique exhibition focusing on drawings of commuters sketched by other commuters - a select group of artists chosen especially for this exhibition. It explores the creative process of artists as they capture moments with distinct artistic styles, then showcases their works in the public transit environments they travelled through.

The works of established and emerging artists, as well as those who enjoy drawing as a hobby, will be featured on digital screens in Toronto's TTC subway stations and Edmonton's LRT stations. Debuting on March 2, 2015, sketches will be featured until April 26, 2015.

Sixty drawings contributed by 10 artists, including TTC employee Marek Badzynski who has been sketching transit commuters for several years, will be shown every 5 minutes on digital screens operated by PATTISON Onestop (PATTISON Outdoor's Digital Out-of-Home advertising agency).

"Sketching the Line is a popular public transit exhibition that has been successful in bringing a range of compelling artistic voices to transit commuters," said Sharon Switzer, National Arts Programmer and Curator, PATTISON Onestop. "This exhibition explores the medium of drawing as well as the social context that the artists worked in, and the influences that affect their practice. Sketching in public is not only a useful tool for observation, it is a raw and immediate expression of the artists' unique vision. We are proud to be presenting Sketching the Line for another season and thank the 50 artists from 16 countries that submitted work for consideration."

Artists exhibiting their works include:

• Tony Yin Tak Chu (Richmond, BC), behance.net/chuyintak

• Marek Badzynski (Toronto, ON), urbansketchtoronto.weebly.com

• Deborah Dendler (Newton, MA, USA), deborahdendler.com

• Robert Guenther (Berlin, Germany), robertguenther.prosite.com

• Marie-Judith Jean-Louis (Toronto, ON), mariejudith.com

• Kathleen Newman (Edmonton, AB), nowismystoryinsketches.blogspot.sg

• Vincent Roche (Edmonton, AB), fatrasmagazine.wordpress.com

• Louise Wilde (London, UK), louwilde.com

• Nick Wildermuth (Brooklyn, NY, USA), nickwildermuth.com

• Wilfred Wong (Toronto, ON), typeizcrazy.blogspot.com

Sketching the Line is part of PATTISON's ongoing Art in Transit programme, and continues to show the increased potential for engagement by using digital media. For more information on PATTISON's arts initiatives, please visit pattisonoutdoor.com. Additional information about Sketching the Line, including the biographies of this year's participating artists, can be found at artintransit.ca.

About PATTISON Outdoor Advertising:

PATTISON Outdoor Advertising, a division of The Jim Pattison Group, is Canada's largest Out-of-Home advertising company. Since 1908, PATTISON has been providing innovative solutions for Out-of-Home advertising opportunities with products ranging from traditional billboards and posters to transit, digital, airports, mall, residential, office, and street furniture. PATTISON also offers Canada's largest portfolio of Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) advertising properties, through PATTISON Onestop, a world-leader in the design, operation, and advancement of digital advertising networks for the office, transportation, sports retail, and residential environments, and with its experiential/interactive development arm at Fourth Wall. PATTISON is headquartered in Toronto Ontario and includes 25 sales offices across the country providing advertisers unmatched reach and coverage with products available in nearly 200 markets coast to coast. PATTISON Outdoor Advertising is the exclusive supplier for advertising on the Toronto Transit Commission's (TTC) transit system. www.pattisonoutdoor.com

About Art in Transit:

Art in Transit represents PATTISON Onestop's ongoing arts and culture programme, presenting thought-provoking projects that enhance our shared environment and transports commuters, shoppers and city-dwellers, if only momentarily, out of their daily routines.

www.artintransit.ca

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