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Category Archives: Discovered Ideas

Trevor Gould: Darwin’s Nose
February 24 to April 15, 2012

Dunlop Art Gallery
Regina Public Library, Central Branch
2311 – 12th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
http://dunlopartgallery.org/

Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

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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/


The Documentary work of Louie Palu
An evening talk presented by The School of Image Arts Student Lecture Series.

Date: Tuesday January 10, 2012
Location: Ryerson University IMA Building
122 Bond Street
Room 307
Time: 7pm

For more info go to: http://www.louiepalu.com
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

Scientists doing deep-sea vent exploring in the Antarctic have uncovered a world unlike anything found around other hydrothermal vents, one populated by new species of anemones, predatory sea stars, and piles of hairy-chested yeti crabs.

For more on this go to: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/yeti-crabs-ghost-octopus-unique-life-found-1st-220903638.html

On Dec. 21, 2012, many doomsday believers fear the apocalypse — anything from a rogue planet smashing into us to our world spinning end over end. However, the world should expect nothing more next year than the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, NASA says.

For more on this go to: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/apocalypse-not-now-2012-doomsday-predictions-debunked-nasa-055304813.html

Hundreds of airplanes that can no longer fly the friendly skies end up here-deep in the Mojave Desert. At the Mojave Air and Spaceport’s “boneyard”, planes that are no longer valuable enough to be repaired and put back into service are cannibalized for spare parts. It’s not exactly a delicate operation.

For the complete photo series, visit http://www.mentalfloss.com/more
Info obtained from Mental Floss issue Cured! New Cures For Everything

STREET OF HEAVEN
Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak
80 Bloor St. W, lower concourse, Suite C1
October 26, 2011 – February 18, 2012

There is a myth about Yonge Street as being the longest street in the world. The reality is still impressive. Stretching from the shores of Lake Ontario through the various “downtowns” and crossroads of Toronto, through York region, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, the Oak Ridges Moraine, traversing the Holland Marsh and ending, finally, just south of Lake Simcoe, Yonge Street is, in fact, 58 km in length. Street of Heaven is a machine-made work of embroidery depicting the impressive topography of this landmark. Based on a digital satellite image, the dense cityscape gives way to the countryside with Yonge Street itself embroidered in gold thread.

For further info go to: http://workshoptoronto.com/projects_events/current.php
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca

Eyewitness adds twist to Natalie Wood case. Woman says she heard the actress’ last cry for help on that tragic night 30 years ago. And heard a man’s voice, too.

For more info on this go to: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/news-26797925/natalie-wood-case-reopened-eyewitness-speaks-27335769.html

Teens take more risks not because they don’t understand the dangers but because they weigh risk versus reward differently; they value the reward more heavily than adults do…giving more weight to the payoff. Teens respond strongly to social rewards not only due to novelty but also to invest in the future rather than the past. We enter a world made by our parents. But we will live most of our lives and prosper (or not) in a world run and remade by our peers.

Info obtained from further reading of National Geographic’s issue The The New Science Of The Teenage Brain article Beautiful Brain’s By David Dobbs

Two upcoming exhibits at the Leo Kamen Gallery located at 80 Spadina Ave, Toronto

Arbitrary Triangle: Three Passages Through Shanghai
Gallery One
October 20th to November 19th, 2011

Sarah Nind
Re: Development
Gallery Two
October 20th to November 19th, 2011

For more info go to: http://www.katzmankamengallery.com/
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca