Monday, May 1, 2017


This last month I have been getting out to a few galleries for the Capture Festival and also had an inspiration pass from the library and went with friends and family to museums, etc.


I was so pleased to be a venue in this year's  Two artists from the neighbourhood, Ross den Otter and Kiku Hawkes created an installation in my two storefront windows.  It is up until May 30th so if you are in the hood please stop by.  Open 24 hours and does look great at night as well.  Here is a link to a video I did of it.. (click on the image for the video)
Here is a brief write up they wrote about the show:
"For some decades, Ross den Otter and Kiku Hawkes  artists and long-time residents of Strathcona, have documented the area’s built form. Their collaborative installation sites images of the area’s ethnically and economically diverse past within the context of its current iteration. A landscape of local, found materials frame photographs rotating at varying speeds, expressing time and space. These unique 3D objects, created through alternative processes, reanimate a rapidly vanishing world."
Ross and Kiku setting up the installation
I went with my photographer friend Sally Gooding to a few venues.
Ross den Otter was having another show all based on the selfie at his studio  He sets up his camera but you pull the string (which is the shutter) when you want.  Who owns the rights to this photo? A thinker right!


We then headed over to The Flats and bumped into another photographer Jeff Cruz from Calgary so the three of us went to several galleries together.
First up was to see Danny Singer,  Mike Bayne and James Nizam

Danny's work is all about the Saskatchewan small towns and big skies.
They are made up of several photos stitched together.