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Monthly Archives: May 2010
One person who has been on my side from the start has been Susan Murray from the Greenbelt Foundation. It was during a meeting with Susan at the Foundation’s office that I first saw the map of the Greenbelt painted on the wall which got me thinking about the Greenbelt and then the possibility of this exhibition.
I chose Meera to be a part of this exhibition knowing her earlier work and knowing that she would approach this exhibition with the same intensity to create intimate portraits of the people who work the land.
When Garrett was growing up, Stouffville was a small town and the surrounding area would have been referred to as rural. This has all changed. Where once there were farms and fields, there are now housing developments.
If you don’t know the work of Rob MacInnis you would assume that I was describing an exhibition of portraits of people from Prince Edward Island. Wrong. Over the last three years Rob has been photographing farm animals with the same intensity of a high fashion photo shoot.
I met Erin Riley at an exhibition opening last year. Openings, for the most part are about meeting people and talking about anything but about the art. At this particular opening the topic of conversation that a group of us were having was about rodeos.
I’m starting to see the first images come back from the participating artists. It’s a very exciting time, because it gives me the first opportunity to truly imagine the end result. Up until this point I was relying on what the artists had done in the past, knowing and trusting that each of these artists would meet the challenge.
The largest children’s literary event in Canada, Forest of Reading Festival of Trees returned to Harbourfront Centre this week. For two days children who braved the weather were able to enjoy a plethora of activities.
This past weekend, 50 participants (from all walks of life) assembled at Harbourfront Centre to show off their ideas and compete for awards. It was a science fair like any other, with one notable twist, the projects were a mixture of science and art.