Wednesday, September 16, 2015

RIA Salon on Mexico

Last night I talked at RIA Salon about my trip to Mexico last year. I showed photos of the workshops I offered in four art venues, and displayed prints I made during the trip. I also showed the Kitchen Art based on Mexican foods, a collection of objects I built on cut-out wood, using stencils, wax pastels and drawing. I will do a demo on how to travel light with a printmaking studio on your backpack at Petra Halke's soon.

With some of the photos and videos of the visit I finished a short video (2.55 minutes long) on my main impressions of Mexico during the visit. Here it is.

video

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Three Events in September!

September has three main events for me. First, as guest at RIA Salon (Research in Art) organized by Petra Halkes and René Price at their house. On Monday 15th I will presented images on the printmaking workshops I gave in Mexico last year. A group of about 25 artists and friends attended. Thank you for the opportunity!

Second, tropical fruits and veggies at Chinatown Remixed. This year I was assigned Kowloon Market on 716 Somerset. It is a neat supermarket, with lots of fresh and inexpensive food. Fresh (and clean) fish area, with live eels, oyster, clams, live tilapia. Also the best duck ever! See the display below.

And third, we were selected for the artist’s residency Art Place coordinated by Arts Ottawa East Arts Council. Alicia Borisonik and I will be teaching an art class to a youth group at the Alexander Community Centre during fall and winter. The residency pays the two artists a salary and also covers art supplies and rental of music instruments.

Veggie Art at Kowloon Supermarket, Chinatown Remixed, 2015