Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
MMMMMMMMM and for u MAIL ART lovers and likers, there will be a modest mail art display showing mail art from around the world - this amazingly 'new' almost, form of artist to artist exchange (NO money exchanges hands just artists showing other artists their work in a postcard size - check it out!)
But Peter will be back next year and hopefully, well enough to be able to host/produce the Xmas Brunch.
In 2009 Peter was honoured with 'volunteer of the year' award for his originating, organizing, producing and cooking for the Christmas Eve Brunch.
Also, Peter put out a great spread for the ONE&ONLY Fair end of November many thanks to him and his helpers in making the ONE&ONLY fair 2009 a great success.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
What a terrific turn out for our ONE + ONLY
craft fair! The selection and quality of handmade items
by the vendors was outstanding!
Peter the chef cooked and laughed and flapped his apron
and kept the food coming all day.
Nobody went home hungry or empty handed!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Next weekend is our ONE+ ONLY CRAFT FAIR at
the Sandy Hill community Center, 250 Somerset East.
If you're hungry for art and free food this is
the place to come.
Yes that's right you heard me right,
FREE FOOD and beverages provided by CHEF Pierre Evanchuck,
so you can eat while you shop and chat with vendors and neighbors.
60 of the best artisans from the region
have gathered together for one day only
to sell their hand-made one of a kind creations.
Come experience FUN + FOOD!
SHOP TIL YOU DROP
EAT TIL YOU FAINT !
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Windsor Park off Riverdale St. in Old Ottawa South
is a smallish sized park with lots of huge trees.
So when we arrived this morning and began
setting up for the art show, with the temperature
around 7 c. we all waited with excitement for the
sun to peek over the trees.
At 10am sharp, a very smooth Jazz quartet
got the whole show rolling followed by quirky
folk singers and west coast grunge. Please, easy on
the music next year!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
a traveller's guide to the odd, the curious, the beautiful of Canada's capital
Yes we want 2 page submissions from one and all who have a hidden gem, an unknown or unusual place to show the world traveler that Ottawa, the nation’s capital, has more unique and adventurous places to visit than those familiar museums, art galleries and parliament buildings. We want this book to have the good,bad,ugly of Ottawa. Ottawa with its pants down, the closets open, heart on it's sleeve - let the journey begin!
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Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
MAIL ART GALORE @ TIMOTHY's Cafe in Sandy Hill on LaurierMAIL ART GALORE All welcome to view MAIL ART GALORE - The gallery of MAIL ART showing 01August to end of month at TIMOTHY's Cafe, 234 Laurier East in Sandy Hill all day every day. MAIL ART is something relatively new to the art scene and the first time the community can view this novel art form. It is Global in scope and ideas that represent the world of artist and art - sent via Snail Mail around the world. Each piece is original and unique represent the artist and their special culture. Come on down see for urself. Contact: Helene Lacelle aka Neon Matisse or Peter Evanchuck at email@example.com
My digital composites of vintage images with my folk art paintings fill up the front walls.
Part 2 of my all summer long show at Timothy's Cafe/Gallery went up this morning with the help of my curator pal Maria von Finckenstein. My resin collages and mosaics cover the north and south walls on the Cafe.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
I woke up Saturday at 6a.m. getting ready to set up for the art show/sale at Minto Park on Elgin Street to pouring rain. Most artists showed up by 9a.m. The rain slowly ended over the morning . The rain did stop but weird dark clouds hovered above to be quickly
replaced by beautiful blue sky. Then black skies again. Ok enough about the weather already, the day turned out to be fun. Unfortunately, Elgin Street is not a great area for an outdoor art show. Seems few buyers show up; sales were modest but good to chat with the other crafters and artists and catch up on their art activities. Many thanks to Tim and Katie for trying to make a go of it. Here I am admiring Peter's mushrooms! Peter still having cancer issues thus, will not be hosting his August Writer's Gathering
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sorry writer's but Peter is unable to attend/host the 05JULY09 Writer's Gathering due to cancer issues/tests/etc. - keep tuned for next session, thanks..
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Art in the Park in the Glebe is actually called 'the New Art's Festival' now. I love coming to this show. It's my favorite 2 days of the year. I love the anticipation while every one is setting up their tents, we all hope for sunshine! And sunshine we got! The weekend went by in a blur. I think this might have been the best turn-out ever. Next thing you know I'm taking down my tent and it's time to go home.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The next 'Writer's Gathering will be June 7 at 6pm
at LA MAISON in Sandy Hill, corner King Edward +
Homage to Louise Bourgeois's ' Maman'.
Also on thursday Night, we walked over to BLINK Gallery,
the old potting shed in Major Hill's Park to catch it's 2009 grand opening.
The collective of 9 artist loosely themed their
work on Louise Bourgeois' 'Maman', the giant spider
outside the National Gallery of Canada.
Aphrodite experiencing a fashion malfunction.
Thursday night, May 28 brought us to the opening of Geraldine Petit-Gras,
a 3rd year student at the Ottawa School of Arts. Her tiny 8" sculptures of
Aphrodite packed a punch, 'what would Aphrodite see or be like if she
came out of the waters today?'
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
The morning started out sunny and warm but by 11 am it was drizzling
and getting cooler. Plenty of time though to get some much needed stuff like
this bag of old jewelry. Joanne an ASH volunteer, who's sporting classic
plastic sunglasses and a jaunty straw hat from Value Village has been manning the costume jewelry table now for years!
Oh what fun it is to drink organic mango juice and sell your craft out side on a beautiful Saturday morning. The food coop in Sandy Hill held it's 5th anniversary and was celebrated with a superb all you can eat organic bbq, face painting for the kids and live music.
Friday, May 1, 2009
WRITER's GATHERING hosted by Peter Evanchuck this Sunday 03May ALL WELCOME to come and join a small group of writer's to read/show their work or work in progress for ideas, suggestions by a group of interesting, smart and involved writers who will encourage and help the writer to move forward on their writing. COME ON DOWN - a great COMMUNITY EVENT.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Another installment of 'The Writer's Gathering' hosted by Peter Evanchuck will meet this Sunday night APRIL 5, 09 6:pm.
Another installment of 'The Writer's Gathering' will meet this Sunday night APRIL 5, 09 6:pm. at La Maison / The House restaurant at the corner of King Edward + Somerset hosted as usual by Peter Evanchuck
Saturday, March 7, 2009
GOOP Gallery (Gallery Of Ornamental Post) just opened in the ancient Tuscan spa above our mini-ballroom. Calling all artists who wish to have their MAIL ART displayed. Your postcard or maybe your sweet watercolor will hang alongside tiled floors + mosaic-ed walls once populated by greek gods, roman philosophers + crackpots. Send your mail here: GOOP 19 Hurdman rd, Ottawa Ontario, Canada, K1N 8N7.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
We're hoping to have our first year publishing celebration for bookshandmade the end of March - sorry for delays, cancer illness, other problems/adventures, etc. caused delays but Peter Evanchuck has finally finished the Ditties and Helene Lacelle has finally completed the illustrations for our next book of Kiddee's-Dittees called CAT BEGAT (first one was GNAT BEGAT which was our first published book.)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Hey, all my ECO-Pals turned up for the Ottawa University Eco Fair on Wed. Feb 25. We set up our original, creative -re-cycled crafts for a one day sale in the Uni-Centre . Sales were brisk and fun was had by all. Free food was provided by 'The Republic of Delicious'. They served super tasty, vegetarian food which is FREE every Wednesday from noon to end of food about 45 minutes down by the agora - all welcome.
from L to R: Vaishali Chouhan of Eco-Equitable, Michelle Potter, Baby, Helene Lacelle (sitting down), Maria von Finckenstein (peeking in the back), Morgana Leblanc of Eclection on the market + Emma owner of Adorit at 159 York Street.