May 2013

30 May

More Scenes from Bowen Island

A few photos from a lovely long weekend on Bowen a week and a half ago. It was a good time for bird watching, as you can see from some of the photos. There were two Anna’s Hummingbirds constantly visiting the feeder. The view of them was excellent since it’s located just outside the window […]

28 May

Shortlisted for Ironclad Art

Ironclad Art is a competition put on by the City of Vancouver challenging people to come up with new manhole cover designs. As of the deadline in mid-April they received over one thousand submissions, all of which you can view online. Last week I was pleased to learn my work was selected as one of […]

27 May

Hot Talks: Sometimes It Ain’t Pretty by Kim Werker

The speaker series I am curating at Hot Art Wet City gallery kicked off last Tuesday evening with a talk by Kim Werker. It was a terrific talk centered around the value of failure and imperfection which led to an interesting discussion afterwards. Lucky for those who missed it, Chris filmed the whole thing and […]

21 May

Barbara Cole and the Value of Learning by Doing

Last week I attended an artist talk by Barbara Cole at Bau-xi Gallery, and it has left me with a whole jumble of different thoughts. I’m hoping I can sort out at least a few points here. Barbara Cole is a fine art photographer I have admired since my days in Toronto. She creates dream-like […]

17 May

Found Objects: Recommended Internet Reading

In my monthly newsletter I always share three or four links to items I’ve come across that have inspired me. I call the section, “Found Objects”, and I’ve decided to try and continue the same thing here on my blog. For your May long weekend reading pleasure, I present a few items you should check […]

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