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Annie Sloan Introduces New 'Painters in Residence' Programme

Program to Showcase Talented Individuals From Around the World

April 06 2015

Toronto, Ontario (April 8, 2015) - - After working with paint in interiors for over 25 years and writing over 20 books on decorative painting, Annie Sloan has launched an industry first 'Painters in Residence' Programme. The PIR Programme showcases talented individuals from around the world who have been personally selected by Annie to demonstrate the creative possibilities of using her popular Chalk Paint™.

The PIR concept is inspired by 'artist in residence' programmes run in art galleries and museums. Every three months Annie Sloan will invite three creative individuals from the interiors world to be the current Painters in Residence. Each PIR is carefully selected for their style and the interesting work that they create. The PIRs will work from their own studios, while being supported and guided by Annie to produce five, or more, projects using Annie Sloan products, including Chalk Paint™ and decorative finishes such as Clear Wax, Dark Wax, Decoupage Varnish, Craqueleur, Brushes, plus books for inspiration. The results will be showcased on Annie Sloan social media. Follow the hashtag #PaintersInResidence on Instagram and Facebook to see more projects, or follow the 'Painters in Residence' Pinterest board and the Annie Sloan blog:

Le nouveau programme d'Annie Sloan Peintres en Résidence

présente des gens talentueux de partout dans le monde

April 05 2015

Toronto (Ontario), 8 avril 2015 -- Après avoir peint une multitude d'intérieurs pendant plus de 25 ans, Annie Sloan, auteure renommée de plus de 20 livres sur la peinture décorative, vient de démarrer un tout premier programme de peintres en résidence (Painters in Residence) dans le domaine. Ce programme PIR met en valeur des individus talentueux de partout dans le monde, choisis personnellement par Annie pour démontrer les possibilités créatives de sa populaire peinture Chalk Paint™.

Le concept du PIR est inspiré des programmes d'artistes en résidence parrainés par les musées et les galeries d'art. Tous les trois mois, Annie Sloan invitera trois personnes créatives provenant du milieu du design d'intérieur afin qu'ils deviennent les peintres en résidence pour cette période. Chaque peintre sera soigneusement choisi en fonction de son style et de ses créations dignes d'intérêt. Les peintres en résidence travailleront de leur propre studio, tout en étant soutenus et guidés par Annie pour réaliser cinq projets ou plus en utilisant les produits Annie Sloan, soit la peinture Chalk Paint™ et les produits de finition tels que la Cire Molle Claire, la Cire Molle Foncée, la colle et le vernis Découpage, le produit Craqueleur, les brosses et des livres"¦ question de s'inspirer ! Les résultats seront présentés sur les médias sociaux d'Annie Sloan. Suivez le mot-clic #PaintersInResidence sur Instagram et Facebook pour voir plus de projets, ou consultez le tableau Painters in Residence sur Pinterest et le blogue d'Annie Sloan:

Fractured Land

Has world premiere at Hot Docs on April 28, 2015

March 19 2015

Toronto, ON (March 19, 2015) -- "Anyone who can throw a hatchet and sue you is a force to be reckoned with." That's how renowned climate activist Bill McKibben describes Caleb Behn, the charismatic subject of the Canadian feature documentary Fractured Land, which will have its world premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on April 28 at 9:00 PM at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

With some of the world's largest fracking operations on his territory, Caleb Behn, a young indigenous leader and lawyer confronts the fractures within his community, his family, and himself as he struggles to reconcile traditional teachings with the law to protect the land.

The coming-of-age story, produced and directed by first-time feature filmmakers Damien Gillis and Fiona Rayher, follows Behn, a young First Nations lawyer from northeast BC as he grapples with the impact of hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") on his territory. Caleb's mother is a high-ranking oil and gas officer trying to make change from the inside; his father a residential school survivor and staunch environmentalist. Intelligent, articulate and speaking with conviction, Caleb has learned how to straddle these two different worlds, whether hunting beaver, throwing hatchets or studying legal briefs.

"This is not an environmental or 'issue' film," notes filmmaker Gillis. "Yet through Caleb's intensely personal journey, we're able to delve deep into important topics like fracking, resource politics and Canada's dark colonial legacy."

Vancouver-based co-director/co-producer Rayher adds: "Caleb is such a compelling and inspiring character. It's fascinating to watch him blend modern tools of the law with traditional knowledge, while providing great insight and access to his world."

Executive producers of Fractured Land are Mark Achbar and Charlotte Engel. The film will have its broadcast premiere on CBC's documentary Channel later this year.

SOL, a documentary about youth suicide in Nunavut

Has World Premiere at ImagineNATIVE Film Festival

October 20 2014

TORONTO, ON - October 20, 2014 - - Arnait Video Productions is proud to announce the World Premiere of SOL at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival on Friday, October 24, 2014. Co-directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Susan Avingaq, this riveting and emotional film will also screen at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) on November 18 and 21.

SOL is a moving tribute to Solomon Tapatia Uyarasuk, a charismatic young Inuk, an amateur acrobat, musician and poet, who was found dead in the Igloolik police station in 2012. He was 26. The police suggest suicide, but two years after Solomon's death, his family and friends are still waiting for an official answer regarding the circumstances of his death.

This compassionate portrait examines the underlying issues of youth suicide in Canada's North while investigating the truth behind Solomon's tragic death. As the documentary sheds light on the tragedy's causes and consequences for a small Arctic community in Nunavut, a region claiming one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world, it demands justice for Canada's Indigenous peoples. At the same time it depicts the resilience of the Inuit and their determination to create a better future for their people.

Annie Sloan launches new Chalk Paint™ Colour - "Burgundy"

A rich, deep, warm red

October 19 2014

TORONTO, Ontario, October 29, 2014 - The latest colour in Annie Sloan's legendary decorative paint range is 'Burgundy - a rich, deep warm red, the colour of dark cherries (www.anniesloan.com).

Leading decorative paint expert and author of more than 20 books on the subject, Annie Sloan explains: "Burgundy is a timeless favourite, a regal colour that works well on its own, or with my own favorite pairing for this colour - Chateau Grey. Add a little 'Old White' and the colour takes on a more contemporary personality becoming a delicious, raspberry pink giving a little shocking jolt to a room!"