Opening Reception: August 6th, 2014 7-11 p.m. (free)

Art Show on Display: August 6 – 30th , 2014 during brewery’s regular open hours

Steam Whistle Brewing is proud to show off its whiskers at this month’s art show entitled “Meow Wow”. We invite you to the opening on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 between 7-11p.m. at Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner Blvd). The exhibit will remain on display for the month of August.

It was Sigmund Freud who once said “Time spent with cats is never wasted”- this may help explain the incredible cultural fascination with felines. However, the cat’s power extends beyond the realm of viral videos. Cats have held a captive audience for millennia; in works of art, literature, in the home and now online. While these depictions have been both positive and negative, one cannot deny the staying power of the imagery associated with cats, particularly their relationship with women: Witches familiars, ancient fertility goddesses, crazy cat ladies, Japanese cat girls and sexy leather clad feline villain women all show different sides of the ongoing cultural relationship between cats and women. But why are people so drawn to these felines?

Meow Wow explores these relationships with a collection of cat themed artwork by a selected group of women artists. Each artist has been free to interpret the theme of cats and women as they see fit, showcasing their unique artistic style and approach.

Featured Artists include:

- Jen Ballantine

- Sherry Garcia

- Alise-Ann Glover

- Jessica Mundell

- Jen Saxena

- Andrea Scott

- Meg Simmons

- Jenni St-Onge

- Mélanie Tranchemontagne

- Marnie White

- Sarah Woodcock

About Steam Whistle Gallery:

Steam Whistle Brewing hosts monthly art exhibitions in their Gallery to showcase local creative talent. Although many exhibitors are established artists, some are showing for the first time. Steam Whistle does not charge rent for their gallery space, nor is a commission earned on any works that are sold. At the close of each show, one piece from the show (of the artist’s choice) is donated to their permanent collection bringing further profile to artists through the thousands of visitors to the brewery annually.

All exhibitions are open free to the public- Monday to Thursday from 12 noon to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am -6pm, and Sunday from 11am to 5 pm. Steam Whistle Brewing - The Roundhouse - 255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto. (South of the CN Tower) 416 362 2337 x 246.