From JULY 26TH -JULY 28TH : Writing the Story of Your Life, a workshop with Ian Ferrier, one of the core writer/performers in the North American performance literature scene.
From JULY 29TH -AUGUST 2ND : The Voice of the Writer, a workshop with Ian Ferrier, co-founder of the Mile End Poets’ Festival, the online performance review litlive.ca, and the poetry/music label Wired on Words which won public radio’s Standard Broadcasting Award in its first year.
For details about the times and fees for these events, and to find out how to reserve your place, please click the links to read about them on our website or look at the relevant page under the ‘Learn’ tab.
a Jane Zdansky exhibition of oils and watercolours
RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT
opens July 30th
meet the artist, Friday August 2nd, 10am -1pm
My work is a response to reality rather than an imitative picture of reality. Whether my inspiration is a forest, a person or a vase of flowers, my approach is always to create a portrait of my subject that evokes an emotional tone through aesthetic mean.
All art speaks directly to our emotions. As a visual artist I employ the formal elements of line, colour, mass, composition, visual rhythm, etc. to communicate feeling in painting, sculpture or other visual media. The work is informed by every experience in my life. For me, working in the studio is not removed from life but an extension of it, it is a stew of memories, desires and a place where I can process the hurly-burly of contemporary experience and create a therapeutic haven producing work that fills a need for contemplation.
- Trisha & Jamie will be here with fresh vegetables from Goodlake Farm. Be sure to ask about their CSA baskets and check out their website…http://www.goodlakefarm.com/
- Margie will be here with assorted honey, handmade beeswax candles and wonderful assortment of natural handmade lotions
- You can also find books, ceramics, sculpture, assorted chocolate, spreadable cheese (from the Dutchman), and a variety of specialty food products
What is it that you contain?
The dead, time, light patterns of millennia, the expanding universe opening in your gut.
Rebellious light, imperfect blacks and other process-based aberrations are the foundation of this cycle of work that explores the physical and chemical properties of light and time. By focusing on the attributes particular to the photographic medium, Celestial Measures gives a material life to the intangible. In this way, this cycle of work explores an alchemical territory by means of documenting various degrees of the transformation of matter.
Fiona Annis is a Montréal-based visual artist and researcher whose interdisciplinary practice emphasizes the use of scores and time-based media. In 2008 she completed a master’s degree at the Glasgow School of Art and she is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD at Concordia University. Fiona has exhibited in national and international contexts including: The AC Institute (New York City), The Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal) Goldsmith’s University (London), LowSalt Gallery (Glasgow), and The Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton). Her work has been published in BlackFlash Magazine, Front: Contemporary Art & Ideas, Les Fleurs du Mal, and Imagining Science, winner of the New York Book Show Award. Her most recent cycle of work, The After-Image (Swan Songs), is a romantic conceptual rendering of the slippage between fact and fiction within a documentary framework. Fiona is currently exploring the alchemic potential of antiquated photographic processes, a trajectory that was put into motion in the context of an artist residency at The Center for Alternative Photography in New York City.