Last year I had presented a number of my prints at the Varscona Theatre for an upcoming show the took place in Edmonton. In addition, the opening night they were announcing that they received the funding to renovate the theatre in order to provide more space and additional rooms for all the theatre companies that are operating out the cramped older building. As I was putting up the show, they asked me if I would be interested in painting the theatre as it is now. It is something that they wanted to keep a piece of the old theatre around and used it as a promotional piece, as well as, a piece that prints could be sold of. I was totally in! So here is the final result, you can order prints through the Varscona Theatre!
This summer is booking up quickly, and so felt that I should have together a bit of a list of places I will be selling my work.
April 11-13, I will be at MakeIt @ the enjoy center and two wonderful helpers will be helping at the City Center Market and Mom’s Town (ice palace WEM)
May 9-11 Royal Bison
July 11 – 13, 2014, Edmonton Artwalk
June 19- July 1, The Works Festival
August 7-10, The Edmonton Folk Music Festival
August 14-24, Edmonton Fringe Festival (pending)
Hope to see you all out at some point in the summer!
So last night there was a segment on CTV Edmonton News, about a Artist in Residence that I am doing at the Little Friends Nursery. I having so much fun with the little ones, but it has certainly been a challenge working with 2-5 year olds and developing a project that would work with the varying ages/abilities. Each day has been an adventure. There will also be a “Gallery” like show at the end of it all, so I will be sure to show you the end results.Here is a link to the news broadcast.
Many, many, many moons ago a blog called Girls and Bicycles mentioned me and my work. The owner, Sarah Chan has been a great supporter of mine at the beginning of my career, adding a all so importing means of getting my work in front of new people. Fast forward a few years, and I am close to supporting myself solely on my creative work, and her husband (Don Iveson) is the newest Mayor of Edmonton. To show my gratitude and support, I thought it was only fitting to give them the original painting of City Hall from my Edmonton Series I. Sara was so kind to arrange a pleasant Saturday afternoon meeting with Don where I could present him with the painting and snap a few photos.
During the Media splash for the Lululemon store opening, Sarah Pratt from the Edmonton Journal and I spoke a few times for an interview. We also met during the opening, chatted a drink, and did some photos outside in front of the new design. The story that she wrote ran in the Feb 14 issue of The Journal. You can click the image above to read the article.
So today I was interviewed for the CBC Radio Active, One day before my birthday! What a great treat, although it always feels a little awkward talking about myself and work. A post about it and some photos can be found here.
A great man with great taste named Chris, contacted me a few weeks back to help dress up the interior of The Shamrock Curling Club. The membership is a great mixture of young and experienced and though the facility is one of the older ones in the city, it continues to be a very active. To continue to inspire younger curlers to use the facilities, Chris has been working bringing new life, on such way was to display my work in the main lobby looking onto the ice. Many thanks to him!