Come Play Piano Downtown!
The pianos are officially done being painted and are ready to play downtown!
We’d like to send a huge thank you to local artists, Andrea Letourneau and Megan Jesik, for doing a beautiful job painting two grand pianos for our downtown core! We were incredibly impressed with their creativity and individuality, and we know that once you see these photos, you’ll want to come play piano downtown.
We asked the artists what inspired their work, and here’s what they had to say…
“The inspiration for my paintings on the piano came from a few different places and people! I did the hummingbird because my Grandma loves to watch them in her garden! She always makes sure they have food and my Grandpa makes sure they have a beautiful garden to be in! I admire the hard work they put into it and the enjoyment they get from watching these amazing little creatures.
I took a lot of inspiration from bees, they are so very important and misunderstood! I wanted to create a beautiful scene of multiple different colours and types of flowers that you can find all around! You cannot have the beauty of a flower without the bee!
The bright beautiful fall landscape of our Niagara escarpment is always an inspiration! I genuinely love going down and just looking at all the nature and beauty there is! You will see such rich and vibrant colours, especially in the fall! I think rainbows are amazing, they always show up when you least expect it but need them the most!
Painting this piano was a great experience, and I enjoyed it so much! I love to see people making music on a piece of art I had the honour to create!”
– Megan Jesik
“This piano was inspired to evoke a clean slate. A white piano, with the retro findings of simplistic flowers and a ‘Choose Love’ quote in four colours.
Why did I paint that you may ask? – because in the midst of all the madness all I can think of was to evoke love, to choose love, to choose kindness. I want those who sit, play, take pictures or simply look at this piano to see – simplicity, simplicity of colours, of calligraphy and of nature. To be able to just enjoy the piano in the present, to remind ourselves to be grounded.”
– Andrea Letourneau (Letourneau Art)
With all the events going on Downtown, foot traffic is increasing and visitors are encouraged to come play piano and enjoy the art! As everyone knows, it’s been a difficult year and we’re hoping that the pianos will put smiles on peoples’ faces and add some spirit to downtown.
The pianos are located outside of The Hub at 4333 Queen St. (until 3:00 p.m.) and the BIA office at 4605 Queen St. Take a walk down historic Queen Street, check out the shops and restaurants, and give the pianos a try!