Hamilton, Ontario – Collective Arts Brewing has teamed up with Toronto-based artist Dan Springer (Aka, Skulluxe) to create limited-edition beer cans in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. The cans will feature four pieces of art, all part of a bigger project that Springer has been working on. By the end of the year, he will have completed 150 pieces of art, comprised of sculptures, paintings, and several types of mixed-media art. Springer immigrated from the U.S. to Canada as a child, and became a Canadian citizen when he was 18. His Canada 150 project is his way of showcasing his love for Canada, and is inspired by Canadian history, culture, and his experiences of being a Canadian citizen. The cans are set to release on July 1, 2017 with Collective Arts’ Ransack the Universe IPA, and will be distributed through Ontario bars and the brewery.
“Dan has supported us from our very first Call for Art. He’s submitted art for many calls, and helped us curate others. We’re excited to be taking our partnership to the next level with these limited-edition cans,” explains Matt Johnston, co-founder of Collective Arts Brewing. This is the second time Collective Arts has released a series of limited-edition cans, next to the Boston Tattoo Convention.
To showcase Springer’s collection, Collective Arts Brewing will be hosting a gallery viewing and patio party on July 1, at their brewery in Hamilton, Ontario. A portion of his pieces will be on display, with a silent auction, live screen printing, and music. Proceeds from the event will be going to Indspire, an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.
More information can be found at www.collectiveartsbrewing.com/CanadaDayParty.