Monday, 11 April 2011

West Hamilton Artists Tour and More!

Now that the dust has finally settled after the One of a Kind show there is still much to be done!

First up:
The Arts Open House & Craft Sale at Sheridan College

"The Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design opens its doors to the public again this spring for visitors to view some of the finest arts facilities on the continent, speak with students and program faculty and find out why every year 4,000 students choose to attend Sheridan’s 28 programs in animation, arts and design. See artwork and demonstrations by students in various programs including: Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Visual and Creative Arts, Animation and Crafts and Design (Glass, Ceramics, Textiles and Furniture). Purchase wonderful unique work by students and alumni of the Crafts and Design program!"

I will be setup in the cafeteria selling my jewellery.

More details!
When: Saturday April 30th
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus (1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville, ON)

The West Hamilton Artists Tour

"On May 7th and 8th from 10am to 5pm, visit 10 studios/locations and meet 20 acclaimed artists working in various fine craft and visual art mediums from Hamilton and the surrounding region.

This year’s lineup includes 11 returning artists and 9 artists who are new to the tour – from painters to potters, to sculptors and jewelers, to artists working with glass and mixed media.

This tour is nestled under the Niagara Escarpment in picturesque West Hamilton which has become a major destination for art in Ontario. Make a day of it and enjoy one of the local restaurants or caf├ęs while you visit. A great way to spend Mother’s Day weekend! Admission is free!"

All the details including other participating artists and locations can be found on the website:

And if you are so inclined, there is a facebook page for the tour as well.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Take a Seat Campaign

This is not glass related but is a subject very dear to my heart. My old high school, Burlington Central High School is raising money to revamp the auditorium. More specifically to get new seating that will allow them to go from this:

to this!

I miss theatre constantly and sometimes wonder what my life would be like if I had stuck to my original plan of pursuing technical theatre instead. I had so many great times in the auditorium at Central and made lifelong friends in the process. It's where I learned the obsessive organization and list making skills that I still use today. I owe so much to everything I experienced there.

Things I miss the most:

- Sarah yelling at people for breathing over the headsets.
- Dancing backstage to "Y'all Got It" with Max
- When you know something went wrong and it was your fault the dread you felt when Mrs. Z would clatter onto the headsets and slowly say your name.
- Two Words: Almost Paradise.
- The Sears Festival and the great sense of community it evoked. Except when we went to Sudbury, that was the worst trip ever (and was almost 9 years ago now, eek!)
- The feeling everyone gets when they know they have just put on the best show they could.
- Our pre-show crew dinners at East Side Marios
- The drama hall (where an awful lot of drama went down)
- The giant tank set piece that Sarah and I spent a ridiculous amount of time in
- The first costume change I ever had to help someone with involved me having to help a guy put a coat on, then put a belt on over the coat. Apparently I am not very good at doing up belts. It was taking much longer than anticipated when he hissed "Crazy person what are you doing?" at me. I was completely horrified at the time, but laugh every time I think about it now.

If you love theatre like I do and want to support a great school with a rich history of theatre click here to see the website and support BCHS!

One of a Kind Spring 2011

Another One of a Kind show has come and gone. The end of the show felt a little different this time around though. I won't be back at the Direct Energy Centre in a few months for Christmas, infact since I am heading back to school it will be my last One of a Kind for a few years at least. Seeing all my wonderful friends and fellow exhibitors was so nice and it will feel very strange at Christmas time when I am on the East Coast and not here with them.

Once again I would like to acknowledge the wonderful support of the
Ontario Arts Council for their assistance in this exhibition.