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Menagerie – Steam Whistle February Art Show

Thursday at 7:00pm until Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 12:30am
Menagerie  :  An Anthropomorphic Art Show

“Menagerie” is an art show that engages the imaginative exploration of anthropomorphism – the attribution of human qualities to nonhumans. Through visual study, nineteen local up-and-coming artists will explore the idea of anthropomorphism as a form of self-extension. As we “humanize” nonhuman entities, personal relationships are established, and a special – sometimes disturbing – attachment is then applied to the animal or object. This can be seen from our naming of pets, to drawing faces on inanimate objects, to shouting at a car when it has broken down. Through us, the animal/object takes on its own humanity. The result of this visual exploration is a modern bestiary – a collection of creatures, human and nonhuman, situated and interacting in contemporary society.

A group show featuring our own
Alëna Skarina

Join them for the Opening Night Party, Thursday February 2nd 2012 from 7-11 pm. Steam Whistle Brewing, The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd.,Toronto or visit the brewery during all of February long to check out the exhibition.


January 31, 2012

Jason Munger has a new website


January 27, 2012

All the Talk about Talk Talk. Indicate Your Interest!

Spirit of Talk Talk is a richly illustrated, beautifully designed book celebrating the music and art of the legendary British band, Talk Talk.
James Marsh has brought together all of the great cover art work that he produced for Talk Talk in the 80’s. The book will feature James’ original cover art and concept sketches, hand written lyrics from Mark Hollis, Talk Talk’s lead singer, as well as various ephemera, posters, and related commentaries. The publisher has created a website to gauge interest in the book. Please visit the Spirit of Talk Talk web site and indicate your interest. Note that registration does NOT commit you to buying the book… it simply helps anticipate the print run in advance.

January 23, 2012

Pompeii Show Artwork

Jeff Jackson
IMG_2100 colour

January 20, 2012

New Work by Alain Pilon


January 19, 2012

The Nook Salon – featuring Maurice Vellekoop

A public event by Sandra Dionisi

Nook is pleased to present a series of salons throughout the year, featuring conversations with and presentations by special guests for the purposes of education, entertainment and enjoyment.

On January 25th, the Nook Salon features an evening with the artist Maurice Vellekoop.

We’ll discuss his influences and inspiration, as well as his recently published graphic novel “Gloria Badcock” and what’s in the future for this unique and fascinating bon vivant.

7:00 – 8:00pm: Maurice Vellekoop in conversation with Sandra Dionisi

8:00 – 9:00pm: Coffee and Social Hour

NOOK 156 Augusta Avenue, Kensington Market,Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

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January 18, 2012

Girls Express

Here is another activity spread by Tracey Wood for American Girl Magazine Jan/Feb 2012 issue. Tracey is the monthly AG Express girl.

American Girl

January 17, 2012

Greetings from Carolyn Gowdy at the January, 2012 edition of Adventures Unlimited Gazette

Wishing you a new year filled with love + light + happy adventures unlimited!

Below, is the link info to a great article just written about my work!!
There is alot happening at the moment. It’s been over thirty years since ‘The Theatre of Women’ series was first created. Thank you for friends, family, colleagues, and all who have encouraged and inspired me along the way. I continue to remain constant with the art.

Carolyn Gowdy
Original artworks from the series Theatre of Women (1978 – 1980)
Exhibited at the London Art Fair
by England & Co
Business Design Centre, Islington N1
January 18-22 2012




January 16, 2012

Clayton and Jam3

Live action, time lapsed illustration by Clayton Hanmer for Jam3 and their client, Nurun. Click on the image to connect to the live action.  Very Cool.

Screen shot 2012-01-12 at 4.15.49 PM

January 13, 2012

Year of Reactor – 30 years in 2012


January 12, 2012