June 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

This week I am gathering ideas and putting together an exhibit of my paper work for Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. I’ll have some of my paper cutting work on display, and I’m thinking about creating a site specific installation over the course of the weekend, but haven’t yet finalized all of the details.

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Maker Faire brings together a huge cross section of creative people from artists like me, to crafters, knitters, small scale fabrication through laser cutting or 3D printers, as well robots, music makers, and so much more. Check out the full list of Makers, Workshops, and the Speaker Series.

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Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2014
Dates: Saturday June 7th & Sunday June 8th 2014
Times: 10am to 6pm
Location: PNE Forum

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May 15th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

I’ve been invited to take part as an artist-in-residence at the next evening of Late Night Art. The event is a dinner and art party encouraging guests to meet new friends while getting creative and enjoying good food.

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Through experimental art making, fresh local food, and gratuitous beats, Late Nite Art brings the community together in a fun social art experience to share conversation, art, food and drinks. A host, a chef, and a select group of artists, combine forces to create an intimate socially conducive environment and produce an engaging and highly entertaining night.

The fun-filled evening starts with dinner. Guests share a carefully curated charcuterie board with a friend, but get this; it must be a friend they just met. Through sharing food, guests quickly make new friends, opening them up for the explorative art party that follows. Eight long-tables are covered with drawing paper and art supplies straight out of grade school. Each artist in residence leads a group through the hands-on experience as creativity spills from the heart and mind and is left on the table for everyone to share.

For this special edition evening there are seven artists-in-residence, Jamie Smith, Rachael Ashe, Zack Embree, Rup Sidhu, David McLeish, Sarah Clement, Sean Karemaker. Each artist will be the facilitator, leading intimate groups through an evening of experimental art making.

Tickets are available through eventbrite.

Late Night Art 29
Date: May 31st, 2014
Time: 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: Gesamtkunstwerk, 1460 Howe Street

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May 12th, 2014 | Comments Off

On Tuesday May 27th I am launching a new event at Hot Art Wet City as a bit of an experiment. I’ve often hosted artist evenings at my home, where people bring art/craft projects to work on in the company of others. I was curious to see whether this has appeal on a larger scale, and would be an event to attract visitors to the gallery.

Think of the Art & Craft Social at Hot Art Wet City as a stitch n’ bitch, crafternoon, and art jam all rolled into one. HAWC provides the chairs, tables, and space, and participants bring a small creative project to work on.

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The event is an opportunity to bring together a cross-section of makers, crafters, artists, designers (and all those other titles creative people give themselves), to knit, sew, collage, draw, or paint while they socialize and share. Entry is by donation, and the money goes towards supporting Hot Art Wet City.

The lovely Kim Werker is my co-host for this event. Between the two of us, we’ll ensure people are engaged, meet new people, and have an enjoyable time. Everyone is welcome.

Art & Craft Social
Hot Art Wet City
Date: Tuesday May 27th, 2014
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 2206 Main Street (at 6th)

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