Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wow, it's already that time of year again when Peter cooks like crazy for 4 days getting lots of wonderful food ready for our fabulous FAIR. 50 amazing vendors will sell their very beautiful and affordable work just in time for Christmas shopping.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Carmen of Carmen's Veranda and Helene Lacelle stand in front of Helene's paintings in the main dining room of the restaurant, on the second level is the 'Jacques' exhibit, a retrospective of photos, letters and stories of Jacques and Helen's friendship.
Friday, September 30, 2011
~ Artist Helene Lacelle is having a show of her art and retrospective photographs of her close friend Jacques Couillard who was taken by brain cancer in February of 2010 - the show is dedicated to his memory and all his friends are invited to share those memories - at Carmen's Veranda, 1169 Bank Street, Ottawa from Oct.4 to Dec.31, 2011.
These photographs are snapshots of Jacques (and Helene) between 1977 and 1987, the college years, the dancing years, the traveling years, the shopping at Goodwill years, and the 'who the hell am I years'.
~ "It was impossible not to be affected by Jacques' sense of humor and desire to participate in fun"~
Please Join us for an evening of happy memories:
Opening reception: Tuesday, October 4, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Carmen's Veranda, 1169 Bank St., Ottawa
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in the memory of Jacques Couillard, will be greatly appreciated.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Bookmakers Peter Evanchuck and Helene Lacelle dont just make books, they also cobble beautiful art and serious 'Garden Shrooms'. People came from all over the world to attend Toronto's #1 art event, the Queen West Art Crawl. With 250 art booths, 20 thousand visitors and tons of sunshine who could ask for anything better.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
GOOP gallery curators and Film Co-op members, HELENE LACELLE & PETER EVANCHUCK are on the move with their growing array of international 'MAIL ART' - GOOP is one of several 'mail art' galleries worldwide - the purpose is to promote a free exchange of art among all the artists of this planet and beyond if there are any artists in our wonderous universe - our openings not only shows this international 'mail art' but also provides all the info necessary for all the commnity to participate... welcome come on down!!..................read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Helene is hard at work getting some art blocks ready for the 3 day ART/FUN bonanza in Toronto on Sept.16-18, 'Queen West Art Crawl' and also putting the finishing touches on a batch of Peter's scrumptious CHOCOLATE COVERED SUSHI ROLLS.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
In our quest to see and feel life around us, like all good parents, the curators of GOOP took their bambinos (mailart collection) for a trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyons.
Click HERE to see fabulous pictures of our
trip and MAIL ART collection.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
From May to July, GOOP GALLERY curators, Peter Evanchuck and Helene Lacelle continue their MAIL ART TOUR across Canada and the USA, promoting a selection of their original HAND-MADE mail art received from all over the world.
TOP : Montreal, Quebec.
MIDDLE: Tim Horton's in Trois Rivieres. art by Raymond Furlotte of Montreal
BOTTOM: Mazerolle Gallery in Fredericton New Brunswick
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Helene has opened her art vault and dusted off 15 years old collages made with very large images from Interview magazines. The'models' look tired, sloppy and worn-out thanks to Lacelle's messy hair and make-up stylings. Collages tell an interesting story, really.
Show dates: May 22 to June 30
location: Starbucks, 326 Elgin st, Ottawa
Saturday, May 21, 2011
He's established an outstanding name for himself both with his street poetry (he's been self publishing using library copy machines for years; as well, he's been a volunteer at THE MEETING PLACE on Queen at Bathurst. His community efforts also include working on The Street Post, a 'zine that was a voice for the homeless.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
well after a bit of a winter hibernation the GOOP bears i.e. curators Peter evanchuck and Helene lacelle have come out and about - with a host of new mail art from around the world including the Ukraine, Thailand, Russia, USA, Canada, etc they are showing it to the rest of Canada with enocouragment to other artists to participate in this international free mail art exchange
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
THE BABY BAKERY (children's book) is doing fine, GENTLE BEAU (comic strip) ok sliding along HOMELESS in TORONTO is moving slowly - poetry it seems is not a popular genre for modern Canadians mmmmmmmmmmmm
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
YEA! it's finally here. Gentle beau is for sale on our WEBSITE or in our shop at ETSY. Not only do you deserve a break today but you also deserve to laugh today. Gentle Beau delivers a sweet alternative to facebooking with your 900 BBF or twittering details of your bus ride home. Put your goddam cell phone down for a minute and check out this book.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Hello to all out there in book world -
bookshandmade ed/pub/deisgners/bookmakers, Peter Evanchuck and Helene Lacelle have completed and are making ready for sale 3 new books.
THE BABY BAKERY is a charming children's story written by Natania Abebe with some fine illustrations by Joshua Fulmore.
This is a handmade book which means that each copy is unique and a collectors piece of original art lovingly designed and made by Evanchuck and Lacelle using the Japanese hand stitching method which is a very durable binding method.
We provide a special page indicating who purchased the book and if it is a gift, to whom that purchaser gifted the book.
We hope all will enjoy this special children's book.
Friday, April 8, 2011
All these handmade books are unique and since they are hand made no two are really alike - the purchaser may have a book personally noted with their name or the name of the person they would like to 'gift' it to with the date included. This makes for a very personal and private one-of-a-kind GIFT
we are now placing the books into distribution slowly THE BABY BAKERY and GENTLE BEAU will be available NOW yes NOW.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
In making docs, I do not believe in wandering into a scene/story/subject without having gone through it myself for a reasonably long period of time; otherwise, one can be fooled into making something 'not real'. An example of that is my recent project, now 'in the can' called THE DECLINE, FALL and RISE of PAYNE which traces the life of Robert Payne over a period of a couple of winters. I've known ROB for over a decade and have had a long term friendship with him. He's been an actor in my previous fiction films as well as in my theatre pieces. In other words, I've known him through thick and thin, ups and downs so he can't pretend some things that he's not - for all of us who really have experienced our subject, the truth is not only 'out there' but 'in there' i.e. in the doc. ...........(read more)
Monday, March 7, 2011
OK we've resolved most of the computer problems; so, i'm designing/laying out/etc. the book containing the work of Natania Abebe's BABY BAKERY - now looking for the ideal paper to print these two books on - a more precise task that one might think since we are a very small publishing empire we have to be into 'smart publishing'. H. is working away on her comic book: GENTLE BEAU ..... slowly but surely these will be out soon before end of month is the plan - but plans are plans... ok all the best to our loyal supporters....
Friday, March 4, 2011
p.s. to our loyal friends/customers/writers please bear with us as we resolve out computer problems and get up and at it soon.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Hung my new show up at the GREEN DOOR RESTAURANT, 198 Main St. Ottawa, with the gracious help of my friend Joan Alexander who took the #16 bus at 6:30 am to come and help me.
I'm showing abstracts paintings I painted 8 years ago that I never framed or exposed anywhere. The restaurant has tons of wall space , on the south wall, (photo above) I hung a batch of original collages on wood. I brought lots of my popular framed folk art prints too. There's really lots to see! Come on down and enjoy a wonderful vegetarian meal while you're here! Show runs from Jan.4 to Feb.5
show: GREEN DOOR RESTAURANT, 198 Main St
when: Jan.4 to Feb.5