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Monthly Archives: January 2012

This exquisite shot by Neil Ta reflects a block of the Bay Street financial district of Toronto, vertically, in the foreground building. He’s a roof topper, a daredevil photographer who travels up to shoot down.

For more on this go to: http://canadianartjunkie.com/2012/01/30/roof-topping-traveling-up-to-shoot-down/

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Thank god someone out there has the tenacity and natural talent to tackle this mailbox plague – cue Amanda Nelsen and her incredible Kinkade Recycled installation; a collection of 40,000 junk mail pieces folded and string bundled into 2 inch cubes that resemble colored pixels. At first I thought I was looking at a giant painting, maybe a rug. Amanda, it is because of people like you that this world is so wonderful.

For more on this go to: http://theartfuldesperado.com/2012/01/27/amanda-nelsen-40000-pieces-of-junk-mail-turned-into-art/

TORONTO ART EXPO
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, April 19-22, 2012
NEW DATES!-Look for us there!

We have moved to the fairer climates of late April and thus creating once again Toronto’s tenth foremost International cultural and art event of the spring, welcoming artists and galleries from 12 countries with the very best in International and Canadian Contemporary art.

And again, the wildest art party in Canada on opening night—see you there-stay tuned at http://www.torontoartexpo.com http://www.torontoaffordableartfair.com. See Features Page.

For info: info@torontoartexpo.com
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

Quitting smoking has it’s rewards! On my 2nd anniversary of quitting I treated myself with my savings to a trip to B.C. Beautiful new experiences can be had without addictions 🙂

The first image is of Granville Island (great Arts community), the second is of Kitsilano beach, third is of Lion’s Gate Bridge that takes you into North and West Vancouver, and the last photo is of a tree in Stanley Park, Vancouver.

For more from this trip go to: https://theabstractionist.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/some-b-c-pictures/

Jewel Net of Indra

“You use a glass mirror to see your face, you use works of art to see your soul.” George Bernard Shaw.

Website: http://www.garethbate.com
Email: contact@garethbate.com
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

Claire Desjardins: Ebb & Flow
February 2 – 23, 2012
Reception Friday February 3, 6-9 pm

“I wish to explore the concept of my own existence in this common space we call earth: sometimes I blend and flow with the environment that surrounds me; sometimes I feel as though I am floating in a completely separate space of my own.”

1230 Yonge St Toronto
http://www.musegallery.ca
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

Even if you ignore the pollution, cars simply take up too much space. Next time you are stuck in traffic behind what seems like a million cars, try to imagine if all those cars where replaced by pedestrians or bike riders. Suddenly, the congestion is gone.

For more on this go to: http://progressivetransit.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/cars-kill-cities/

Send this to the politicians all across North America! Cars are what stops cities efficient transit systems from flourishing, as well as reducing the pollution by working together as a community. Show this to as many big cheeses as possible!

Progressive Transit

OK, I’m finally getting a chance to make another post.  I have temporarily relocated to Mountain View, CA and have been up to my eyeballs in work, both ‘real’ work and research work.  It’s nice to get back to this blog.

Cars do not belong in cities.  A standard American sedan can comfortably hold 4+ adults w/ luggage, can travel in excess of 100 miles per hour, and can travel 300+ miles at a time without stopping to refuel.  These are all great things if you are traveling long distances between cities.  If you are going by yourself to pickup your dry cleaning, then cars are insanely over-engineered for the task.  It’s like hammering in a nail with a diesel-powered pile driver.   To achieve all these feats (high capacity, high speed, and long range driving), cars must be large and powered by fossil fuels.  So when you get a…

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MAX DEAN until January 28

As an artist Dean sees his life through the lens of the object; they are vessels for many different stories. He states “Objects wait, they wait for us to interact with them, they are stand-ins for thoughts and feelings.”

Nicholas Metivier Gallery
451 King St W
Toronto
info@metiviergallery.com
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

This was the opening night reception for Gallery 1313’s First Annual Emerging Artist Show which was held this January 4th-22nd 2012. It was an awesome night of pure talent and social creativity, developing among peers of imagination.

Info obtained from memory and the internet 🙂
For more on this go to: http://g1313.org/?p=2530