The Yee Ping Festival is an annual event held in the northern provinces of Thailand on the full moon of the twelfth month. Participants request good fortune and prosperity by the dramatic lighting of lanterns suspended from houses and temples. The night sky of the full moon is peppered with large paper lanterns floating to thousands of feet of altitude across the open countryside.
See Ross Davidson-Pilon's online photograph exhibit here: https://studio404.smugmug.com/Projects
An eye-catching selection of abstract and representational art from local exhibitors presented with our annual awards at this year's Art on the Street. Selected for the strength of their work, aesthetic presentation and dedication to their artistic practices, the group has put together a show worth seeing as a set. Don't miss your chance to see it all together and maybe even taking home a new treasure!
The artists include Laurie Skantzos (Best of Show), Monika Hauck (Best Booth), Korey Steckle (Emerging Artist) and Neurons and Nebulas (Honourable Mention). People's Choice Award winner Jennifer Elliotson was not available to participate in the exhibition. Her work can be viewed on her website.
Attendees will be able to test a new art-purchasing platform developed by “Best Booth” winner Monika Hauck. Wallspacer helps buyers acquire art they find exhibited in alternative spaces. Whereas a commercial gallery is equipped to make sales and send you home the same day with your new artistic treasure, spaces like cafés, community centres, etc. often show art but can’t process a sale on behalf of the artist. Artists can register their work on the platform, and buyers who come across that work in person can use the app/website to purchase it. Staff at the venue where the artwork is installed will assist in the process, but the payment is taken through the platform and goes directly to the artist rather than being collected by the venue.
Opening reception: Friday, June 22, 6:30 PM
Experience the creative process, the technical skill and the sheer artistry that underlies every series of Canadian stamps and bank notes from concept to final product. Reproductions of original art, printing plates, tools, rare stamps, and money are waiting for you in this fun, informative and enriching look into the beauty and intricacy of Canadian stamps and bank notes.
Aimed at youth, families and adults, participate in hands-on interactives, re-produce the beautifully elaborate patterns of classic bank notes and browse through a millennium’s worth of engravers and engraving history.
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30 PM
In any style, cursive text, also known as handwriting, script, longhand, or running text, is the joining of the character symbols of language in a flowing manner, generally for the purpose of making writing faster and more efficient.
Ancient cultures developed systems of writing that have evolved and persisted into the 21st century. Featuring artifacts selected from the permanent collection, this exhibition traces the history of penmanship, never more compelling than in the digital age.