As part of my Master's in Art Education I spent some of my summer learning Adobe InDesign, reading, writing, and editing (with LOTS of help!) the English version of the exhibition catalogue is available to purchase on blurb.ca. There is an online preview as well to give you a taste of what's inside and the texts. Click on the link above, or the icon, to open the book. Click on the arrows for the full page version. I decided to publish a small hardcover trade book for the first time and I am very pleased with the size and feel of the pages.
It felt like a steep hill to climb, when all I wanted to do was move on from the exhibition, but it was a successful exercise in reflection. The catalogue, or my kind professor rather, pushed me to extend my art practice into writing and deepen my scientific and historical understanding of the colour blue.
Do let me know what you think!
Blue Prints, A Group Cyanotype Exhibition at the Department of Art Education, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal
If you weren't able to get to the CCGV for the cyanotype exhibition, you can see a few of the images here if you hurry! It's a great group, combining the works of Undergraduate and Masters students, and one exceptional Professor, all working with cyanotypes.
Période de Floraison/Blooming Period - Centre Culturel Georges Vanier Exhibition March 21-April 25, 2019
The Centre Culturel Georges Vanier was a beautifully luminous space to fill. Opening night, something special happened at about 7 pm and the colour of the sky filled the windows with a deep blue and for that the moment the outside created an ephemeral harmony with the artworks.
If you came, thank you, and if you couldn't the slideshow is the next best thing. It was my first solo show in Montreal, but it didn't happen all alone. It was thanks to my husband, my son, the Department of Art Education at Concordia University, Dr. Kathleen Vaughan, Dr. Lorrie Blair, all my colleagues, Emma Hoch, and of course, the entire team at CCGV for their translation, installation, and mediation.
Please click on the image to find more information on the cyanotype exhibition at CCGV from March 21st - April 25th, 2019.
Vernissage/Opening March 21st from 5:30 - 8 pm.
Come and celebrate spring!
I will also be leading a cyanotype workshop on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 from 12-3pm!
UPDATE! Sunday, April 7th and April 28th are full and we have added one more workshop! Mother's Day Botanical Cyanotype workshop, Sunday, May 12th, 12-3pm
It's a real privilege to be a part of the DHC/ART Dissection series on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6-9 pm. With artists/engaged Montrealers (my professor) Kathleen Vaughan and Wendy Allen, as well as the DHC/ART Education team, we will respond to Jasmina Cibic's exhibition, "Everything You Desire and Nothing You Fear."
For more information click here.
Last year I participated in 'The Right to the City' initiative with Dr. Kathleen Vaughan in the Art Education Master's program at Concordia University. During my semester I volunteered at The Open Door and met John Tessier, who was at that time the only intervention worker there. John shared his story with me and together we created this Oral History. He told me about The Open Door, the community and about his hopes and fears for the future. Now, a year later, The Open Door just moved to a new, and renovated location in Montreal. You can find more information here if you'd like to donate your time, warm winter clothes or your dollars.
From the archives: December, 2017
The Open Door is Montreal’s only wet shelter. Here, you will not be turned away even if you are drunk or high. Since 1988, it has been providing hot meals, vital services and a place to sleep during the day to Montreal’s most vulnerable.
St. Stephen’s Anglican church, has been sold, and The Open Door must find a new home by December 31st, 2017.
Please consider making a donation in-person or online at: canadahelps.org/en/dn/31024
Please designate your donation for: "Intervention Worker"
L’Intervenant: John Tessier
La Porte Ouverte, ayant élu domicile à l’église anglicane Saint-Stephen, est le seul centre pour sans-abri à Montréal qui accueille les personnes intoxiquées. Depuis 1988, il offre des repas chauds, des services essentiels et un endroit où dormir pendant la journée aux personnes les plus vulnérables de Montréal. L'église anglicane ayant été vendue, La Porte Ouverte doit trouver un nouveau toit d'ici le 31 décembre 2017.
Nous vous encourageons à faire un don en personne ou en ligne à: canadahelps.org/en/dn/31024
Merci d’indiquer que votre don est dédié à "Intervention Worker".