Monday, August 10, 2015

News & Updates: Summer 2015

Photo credit: Louis Li Photography

What a crazy, busy summer it's been at the studio! From upcoming news and products to completed projects, it's been a fun-filled, productive season!

First, I completed the Artrepreneur program that was provided by the York Region Arts Council in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council and several of York Region's arts groups and municipal business centres. The photo above is of me during the final presentation stage. Aside from the out-of-home studio I long to build, I am also determined to publish a follow up book to the "Indiginesse" exhibition I curated in 2014. Why a book? Books are simply more accessible to a wider audience. As much as I would love to bring the exhibition across Canada, exhibitions take a long time, a lot of work and a lot of money to plan, organize and produce. Plus the book will also feature twice as many artists as the exhibition did.

If you'd like to know more about my business plan for the studio or projects related to "Indiginesse", feel free to contact me by email or call 905-868-8372. I'm especially interested in speaking to anyone interested in sponsorships or partnerships.

A small piece I completed 2014 has found its way to Italy (and around the world), both in book form and as part of a large group exhibition in the 2015 Venice Bienniele collateral events. The book is Contemporary North American Indigenous Art, curated by Jennifer Karch Verzè. It is published by Imago Mundi as part of the Luciano Bennetton Collection. The Venice Biennale events are happening from August 28 - November 1, 2015, at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy.

Illustrations from the "How Beaver Got His Flat Tail" will be republished in new learning tools for Grade 1 school groups by Nelson Education. Also, my piece entitled "It Gets Hot On the Rocks by Noon" will be published in print and online in Pearson Canada's "THINK History: Canadian History Since 1914", a textbook for Ontario Grade 10 students.

Stay tuned for news from the Royal Canadian Mint on the last of three collector coins I designed for the Northern Lights hologram collection. A little bird tells me the release date is September 1, 2015. The others have sold out fast. Mark your calendars and check the Mint's web site if you want one!

Shown above: Left: Cover from "Contemporary North American Indigenous Art", Imago Mundi, Luciano Bennetton Collection; Centre: detail illustration from "How Beaver Got His Flat Tail", Nelson Education; Right: "It Gets Hot On the Rocks By Noon"

Happy to report that, aside from being published (see above), the original painting "It Gets Hot On the Rocks By Noon" (2014, acrylic on canvas) has sold in recent weeks. Other pieces that have found new homes include "Blueberry Picking" (2015, oil on canvas) and "Wedding Moccasins" (2013, acrylic on canvas), both shown above. Thank you to my valued clients and friends! I hope you enjoy these works for many years to come!

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