Monthly Archives: March 2012

FLÂNEUR IN OTTAWA: Public Protest & Public Art PT 2

Sculpture near the Parliament Buildings, Rue Sparks, Ottawa, Canada My assignment continued… View PT 1 on Public Protest & Public Art here All photography by Leah Snyder. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

FLÂNEUR IN OTTAWA: Public Protest & Public Art PT 1

Protestors gather around the Centennial Flame at the Parliament Buildings, Ottawa. I am giving a photographic assignment to myself. Directive: Find examples of communities protesting Find  examples of art in public spaces I have no real agenda other than to walk where my feet take me then just document what I happen across although I [...]

CINEFRANCO: Redressing the legacy of France in North Africa

Film as an alternative voice Over the past few days, each movie I have seen from the Cinéfranco’s lineup has included an enthusiastic “Bonjour” from Cinéfranco’s artistic director Marcelle Lean. What I appreciated most though was Marcelle’s sharing of how Canadian artist Andréa Cohen’s short film Sheket resonated with her because it was her story [...]

HIDE: In Plain View

New addition to the expanding design scene on Dundas West. HIDE is my current L. Project initiative. I am very jazzed about collaborating with the talent of sisters and co-owners Sandra and Susana Erazo to create a strong online presence for their new location on 789 Dundas Street West. I nearly missed their studio / [...]

LOVE OF MINE: Located Love on Queen West

March 17, 2012 – 6:27 pm

Looking for love in all the right places! At LOVE OF MINE one cannot stick to just a sneak peek. Here one lingers and luxuriates. This, my friends, is space where magic exists in 3-D. You can see the magic, pick it up, touch it then take it home. Owner Anna Damelin’s eye for curating [...]

SLOWING IT DOWN OR SPEEDING IT UP? Contemplating Fashion Week in Toronto

March 16, 2012 – 4:18 pm

Collection by Pavoni Sign of the Times So far 2012 has been full of amazing events, shows, festivals, people, places…! I haven’t stopped and gotten off the ride though, so sadly as Fashion Week began in Toronto I felt burnt out I decided it was time to take a break. But yesterday as I was [...]

SOUNDSTREAMS: From one ‘exstream’ to another

March 10, 2012 – 4:04 pm

Paris to Dakar by Peter Eötvös “Culturally provocative” programming! Soundstreams is this jewel of an arts organization that I am delighted to have found. “Soundstreams is an international centre for new directions in music programming culturally provocative concerts and festivals by weaving together music and ideas from globally diverse genres, artists and eras.” In January [...]

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ARTIST PROJECT TORONTO: Nissim Ben Aderet, Christine Kim and Harv Glazer

March 4, 2012 – 3:28 pm

My Top 3 Fave New Artists at  Artist Project Toronto Nissim Ben Aderet @ Booth 616– Christine Kim @ Booth 346 – Harv Glazer @ Untapped Emerging Artist Section U-6– Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments [...]


March 2, 2012 – 10:20 pm

Inspiration abounds this entire weekend. I almost didn’t make it! I have been struck with that cold that has been going around. I was knocked out in the afternoon and with little time to spare, after much too short of a cat nap I got up and got out. It was definitely worth it! (but [...]


March 1, 2012 – 4:37 pm

The voices speaking in these films from my series on Toronto Film Fests have been Indigenous & European, Arab Christian, Jewish Arab, African from the North, South, East, West. The voices also include a deaf Korean-American artist whose first language was sign language in a home where two Korean speaking parents struggled to learn the [...]