Donation will create the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Commission
TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications is donating $125,000 to Presentation House Gallery to create the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Commission. Presentation House Gallery is the only gallery in Western Canada dedicated to photography with an emphasis on contemporary Canadian work. The donation will allow the Gallery to select an artist from the graduating class of post-secondary institutions in Vancouver to produce a significant piece to be featured in a Presentation House Gallery exhibition.
Phil Lind announced his retirement from active management at Rogers Communications December 2014 but continues working at the company in an advisory capacity and as a member of Rogers' Board of Directors and with the Rogers Control Trust. With his 45 years at the company working alongside company founder Ted Rogers, Mr. Lind has been instrumental in building Rogers into Canada's largest communications and media company.
Mr. Lind has been a long-time significant supporter and collector of Vancouver based-art. While a resident of Toronto, Phil spends a significant amount of time in Vancouver and is involved in the local arts scene as a patron and a collector and sits on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
As a thank you for his years of service and contribution to the company and the communications industry, Rogers is making this donation to honour his legacy and to celebrate his passion for the Vancouver art scene.
"I am honoured to have Rogers recognize my interest in art with this gift to Presentation House Gallery" said Phil Lind. "The Gallery is a favourite of mine and I'm impressed with their focus and look forward to watching the up-and-coming artists that will benefit from this programme."
In acknowledging the gift, Presentation House Gallery Director Reid Shier expressed the Gallery's pride in honouring Phil Lind's legacy by celebrating the artists he cares deeply about, in a community he celebrates: "With this extraordinary gift, we are able to establish the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Commission, which aims to embody the atmosphere of mentorship that Phil advocates for the arts, and act as a tribute to a his great enthusiasm for and support of British Columbia's visual artists."
About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.
SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.
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