Sunday, October 23, 2011

Love & Rockets

Love & Rockets by Michael Mitchener
Love & Rockets, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
This November, I'm embracing my love of streetcars and holding an exhibit of Red Rocket photographs (and one or two oil paintings) at Voulez-Vous CafĂ©.  Drop by throughout the month to view the collection, sample the cafe, and watch the occasional 501 streetcar pass by.

Also of note, there will be an Opening Reception + Neighbourhood Potluck on Thursday, November 10th from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm.  The event will include an informal potluck dinner, reception with drink, along with live music provided by the talented group, Sang Bleu.  There will also be 7-8 additional streetcar pieces added to the show for the opening.  If you want to chow down, feel free to participate in the potluck or just show up for some libations and chat.

It promises to be an evening full of food, drink, music, and of course, images romancing the Toronto streetcar, so mark November 10th on your calendar and I hope to see you at Voulez-Vous.

[Thanks to Joanna Lavoie for the great geek article in The Mirror and]

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rain Maker

Rain Maker by Michael Mitchener
Rain Maker, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.

This image was taken at this year's Nuit Blanche of an installation called I just know that something good is going to happen by Curtis Grahauer. What is Nuit Blanche? From sunset at 6:59 pm on Saturday, October 1, to sunrise on Sunday, October 2, 2011, Toronto's playful overnight celebration of contemporary art once again takes over the streets for ONE NIGHT ONLY. It's a great way to explore art and the city by night and there are some surreal and cool installations. This was one of them.