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Tuesday
Sep172013

Calling all night owls! The Revaluables (Let Me Count the Ways...) is going to Nuit Blanche next month!

 

Fall is in the air, and Toronto`s overnight art extravaganza, Nuit Blanche, is just around the corner.  This year I was lucky enough to be invited to exhibit The Revaluables (Let Me Count the Ways...) in The Gladstone Hotel`s exhibition, Fly By Night.

 

The Revaluables, which is a project reliant on viewer participation, has evolved since its first installation at the Dooryard Arts Festival in 2012. It began as a collection of once discarded, mementos displayed on a gallery wall--each available for the taking, providing the trader leave something of equal value in its place.  Through this process, the project has shifted to include everything from a songwriter`s new lyrics, artwork, family secrets, and an original LEGO man. These items, along with the remaining original pieces and some brand new bits will be available for trades, so please bring a trinket and come by for a trade. 

Nuit Blanche is an overnight arts extravaganza that takes over Toronto on October 5th, 2013.  I hope if you`ll stop by and see me at the Gladstone Hotel for Fly by Night--- I am in great company with the likes of, Analog Analogue, JoAnn Purcell, and Grace Eunmi Lee, among many others! O my soul, this is exciting!!

 

 

 

Monday
Sep032012

The Revaluables: a recap

Sending enormous thanks to all who participated in The Revaluables ( Let Me Count the Ways...). I am thrilled with the outcome! Of the 64 pieces I readied for the installation, well over half were revalued & exchanged for other treasures.  Among the treasures I received, adding value to the mementos, were poems, recipes, artwork, lego, flowers, books and foreign money--to name only a few.

Please see the recently created The Revaluables (Let Me Count the Ways...) gallery for insallation views and details of its contents.

What will happen with these items next remains to be seen, but I promise to keep you posted!

 

xo

Monday
Jul232012

The Revaluables (Let Me Count The Ways)

The Revaluables(Let Me Count The Ways) is a new interactive installation, presented in conjunction with the Dooryard Arts Festival.

A new work, The Revaluables (Let Me Count the Ways...) is an interactive installation fueled viewer participation. 


The Revaluables consists of carefully scavenged and tenderly altered mementos.  The installation invites the viewer make a keepsake of any piece in the exhibit, providing they leave something (anything goes!) of equal value in its place.  The worth of both items is entirely up to the discretion of the viewer.  In choosing their memento and making the exchange, the viewer attaches a worth to an object that otherwise has no market value.  The viewer’s contribution then, in turn, becomes part of the installation.

 

The Revaluables (Let Me Count the Ways...), presented by the Dooryard Arts Festival will open at 6pm, on Wednesday, August 8th, at Dooryard’s Credit Union Gallery.  Viewers will be invited to swap between 11am and 7pm, daily, for the duration of the festival.

Tuesday
Nov012011

third space gallery news!

If you were in Saint John last year, you probably remember hearing about third space gallery's Midnight Masquerade. If you were lucky enough to score a ticket, you know how magical it was and what a great party that little artist-run centre, third space gallery, throws.


Do not fret, dear friends, third space gallery is planning to deliver 2012 to you in another unforgettable package. Taking a cue from Bowie& Blondie, and the gritty decadence of the glam rock world, third space gallery brings you 'Shine&Shimmer, Glam&Glitter: Stardust; A Masked Port City Spectacular'!!...

Ticket and schedule information will be revealed bit by bit, so keep your ear to the ground and your sights on a really dreamy mask.
Memberships and member perks-a-plenty on the inside.

The line-up will be released at the membership drive on November 8th, 8pm, at Callahan's Pub(2 Princess Street). The membership also features a fabulous cross-section of independent Canadian musicians such as

 

Marine Dreams (of Attack in Black) Baby Eagle(formerly of Constantines), and a solo Penny Blacks(Jason Ogden) performance. An event not to be missed. Cover is $5, all proceeds going to the musicians.

 

See you next Tuesday.

Monday
Sep192011

Upcoming Events

This weekend in Halifax, an art festival fit for us night owls. See the dark streets light up with contemporary art--so much fun!!

Very excited to see Zachary Gough's Canis Latrans Thamnos as it moves through the dark streets of Halifax.

http://zacharygough.ca/

 

Also interested in taking in the historical call and answer at the AGNS.

http://nocturnehalifax.ca/?p=826&option=com_wordpress&Itemid=154 

Do have a peek, but prepare to be tempted...

http://nocturnehalifax.ca/