Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Art of Junk, in the Ottawa Citizen, June 18, 2012

Photo by Chris Cobb of the Ottawa Citizen

Peter Simpson did a review on my show  at Zen Kichen for the Ottawa Citizen (thanks Peter!), which first appeared online on his blog Big Beat, and the following week in the print edition of the paper. Note that the show will run until the end of August.

Also reviewed in the article are two other artists you must check out : the always interesting  Marc Adornato, with 3 simultaneous shows at Shanghai Restaurant , the Daily Grind, and the Hintonburg Public House; and John Sekerka with a collection of playable art guitars at Gigspace.

 The print edition appeared June 18, 2012, with different  pictures.  You can view it here at PressDisplay.com

Monday, June 25, 2012

Virtual Mini-Tour on Google Street View Interiors

Zen Kitchen is now on Google Street View Interiors and as a happy coincidence the Google camera people came just after my show was mounted. Now you can take a virtual walk on Street View and walk right into the restaurant to see Tribal Masks of Urban Culture.

 If you click on the little man icon in the corner of the picture on the google maps page, you can "look inside" the restaurant, pan 360 degrees and zoom in on some of the artwork.

Of Course a Google visit is no substitute  for the real thing, so if you want to get a really good look at the artwork and more than a virtual taste of the fine cuisine you'll have to drop by Zen Kitchen!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

It's Not Over!!! Chinatown Remixed 2012

(photo by Dave Loan)

In case you thought you'd missed it, Chinatown Remixed runs until June 12, so there's still time to wander over to Somerset West and check out local artists hosted by this neighbourhood's interesting and diverse businesses.

I set up my show on the Friday before opening day at Zen Kitchen.  The vernissage went splendidly, with a steady stream of friends, acquaintances and other curious folk passing through.

Thanks to all who came for your kind words and comments and of course a special thanks to those who added  my work to their own art collections! A huge shout-out as well to all the organizers and volunteers who made this unique event happen.  My only regret was that I was too busy to take in the festivities going on outside along Somerset street!

A hearty thanks to the staff and proprietors Dave Loan and Caroline Ishii for making me feel so welcome at Zen Kitchen and creating such an inviting atmosphere.  Caroline kept platters filled with chipotle hummus and poppadums and gluten free bread for dipping, not to mention pieces of delectable chocolate cake!(see menu).  Understandably, many visitors lingered! Check out Caroline Ishii's on CBC's All in a Day where she serves up a fiddlehead recipe and plugs my show at the restaurant :-)

While Chinatown Remixed will be coming to a close June 12, my exhibit will be held at Zen Kitchen until August 31, so please stop by and see my work and while you're at it, check out what this fabulous restaurant has to offer. (see Restaurant reviews).