Wednesday, November 25, 2009

101 Frames, Sat. Dec. 5, 2009

Here is my contribution to this year's fundraiser for Gallery 101, 101 Frames. Here is all the pertinent info.

Saturday, December 5, 2009, 7pm
Preview: December 3rd and 4th from 12pm – 9 pm 301 Bank Street Art Auction/Party: Saturday, December 5, 2008. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets: $10 at Gallery 101 or Mags & Fags or $15 at the door

On Saturday, December 5th, 2009, Gallery 101 will host the second of seven years of THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS. Each year artists interpret a different deadly sin. This year, G101 invited artists to make art that engages with the boldest sin in the bunch: PRIDE. We certainly want to show our PRIDE, and why not? This year, Gallery 101 is celebrating its 30th Anniversary of supporting Ottawa’s arts community, and we feel the need to brag, to boast, and to get a little narcissistic.

But that’s not the only way we are spicing it up. Other sinfully delightful features of this year’s event will be the best performance art, arrogant door prizes (including some very glorious big ticket items), and grand appetizers, all set to some choice tunes by the sauciest djs in a PRIDE-inspired setting. So come on out and show us you have PRIDE (for the arts) in Ottawa, indulge in a night of arts and culture, and support your local non-profit artist-run centre.

Proceeds from the auction help Gallery 101 maintain its services to artists and the community. This event is supported and made possible by our local artists, volunteers and friends. Special thanks to our sponsors Allen's Flowers, Bossarts - Beauty in Balance, Capital Xtra, Collected Works Bookstore, Giraffe The African Store, Hartman's Your Independent Grocer, Jack Of All Trades Design, La Bottega Nicastro Fine Food Shop, LaPointe's Seafood Grill Café, McAuslan Brewery, Mags & Fags, MediaStyle, Metro newspaper, Mikaza Home Modern Furniture, Patrick Gordan Framing, Pelee Island Winery, Pizza Shark, Pure Gelato, Schoeler & Heaton Architects Inc., Spins & Needles, The Scone Witch, The Village, The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, Venus Envy, Vittoria Trattoria.

All frames generoulsy donated by FRAMES BY ROCKWELL. Gallery 101 greatly appreciates your support, which contributes to the long-term, financial stability and well being of the gallery.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Illustration Friday: Music

This is my entry for this week's IF topic "music" as well as my entry in the annual auction for Gallery 101, 101 Frames.
Just for the sake of context, Big Joe Mufferaw is the Canadian equivalent of American folk legend Paul Bunyan. Speaking of music, another Canadian Icon, Stompin' Tom Conners spins a few tales of the giant, French-Canadian lumberjack in his song "Big Joe Mufferaw".

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Illustration Friday: Unbalanced

"Houses On My Street"
cereal box collage

These are all buildings in my neighbourhood. People move here because it has a "quaint", small-town feel. They buy quaint, small houses then knock them down and build ridiculously large houses . Unbalanced.

I'll be donating this piece to the annual fundraising auction at Saw Gallery, called Sketch, Friday, November 27, 8pm until 2am.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Illustration Friday: Skinny

This is a mini-collage, pasted on the back of a hockey card. I had some of those plastic membership card laminating sleeves lying around and thought it would be fun to make a wallet-sized collage. So here it is, Actual Size! I also used some wood-grained Mac-Tac that I've had around forever. My friend Katie, whose birthday it is, used to make the most fantastic and hilarious postage stamp collages with her brother many years ago. This is my hommage. Happy Birthday Katie!