Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Reading Poetry at the Brampton Fall Book Fest on Sep 29, 2018

I am thrilled to have been invited to the Brampton Fall Book Fest on Sep 29.
I will be reading poetry from the book "Pictopoems of Berlin" from 3-5 pm. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The "Canada Bowl"

 The Gardiner Museum, located at 111 Queen's Park in Toronto is Canada's national ceramics museum.

The museum  houses an impressive collection of fine porcelain and ceramics that spans centuries and civilizations - from the Ancient Americas to modern and contemporary ceramics. 

On the first floor of the museum, by the entrance into the European Procelain of Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries Collection, the "Canada Bowl" is on display.

The "Canada Bowl" - front view 

 It is a Meissen porcelain bowl, manufactured around 1724-25, and painted by Johann Gregor Höroldt which depicts some of the earliest scenes of Canada on porcelain - according to the museum's presentation.

It is also one of the museum's most prized artifacts.

As noted in the presentation - the scenes on the "Canada Bowl" are inspired by engravings of Canadian clothing at that time  published by Carel Allard in 1695. 

The "Canada Bowl" - view from the back. 

On the same floor there is an interesting  collection of porcelain exhibits that bring to life other images of past centuries in Canada:

Monday, September 9, 2013

Stefan Friedemann & His School

                            Puppets in the afternoon light by Stefan Friedemann

An exciting new exhibition opens its doors on Friday September 13th, 2013 at 7pm at the Lichtenberg Museum in Berlin:

Stefan Friedemann and His School 

Painter Stefan Friedemann leads the Graphik Collegium in Berlin.

The artwork in the exhibition includes creations by Stefan Friedemann and the group of artists he mentors.

                                          Awaiting the model by Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie

Here are the details of the exhibition: 

          Stefan Friedemann and His Scool - Art Exhibition
                                               13 September to 25 October 2013 
                                               Stadthaus – Museum Lichtenberg 
                                                             Tűrrschmidtstraβe 24
                                                                     10317 Berlin
                                                           Tel: 5779 7388-12|14|15

                                       Opening Night: Friday September 13th, 2013, 7 pm

           (part of the Long Night of the Paintings - Lange nacht der Bilder - Berlin)

Link:  Graphik Collegium blog 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Artist Project Toronto 2013

The ArtistProject Toronto 2013 – on between February 21st & February 24th 2013, at the Exhibition Place Toronto - offers the public the opportunity to become acquainted with the creations of quite a few contemporary artists.

It’s also an occasion to engage the authors of these exciting works of art in insightful conversations.

Inside the show room, the brisk air of a Canadian winter is replaced with the colorful explosion of shapes and visual metaphors that make the event such a worthwhile pursuit. 

Here are some of the artists and their creations  from the kaleidoscope of this year’s intriguing collection at The Artist Project Toronto:

Sarah Phelps creates abstract art – whose arresting palette of hues, which includes green, blue and verdigris causes the visitor to stop and ponder

Sarah Phelps – Booth # 939

Sarah Phelps – Outcast

Silvia Taylor’s art grabs our imagination with glass contours that come to us from treasure coves of architectural designs, archeological sites and Venitian musings:

                                                         Silvia Taylor – Booth # 801


Silvia Taylor – Ogee Arroyo- 2012

The eerie calm and magnificence  of the Georgian Bay  scenery and of the surrounding forests resonate in Andrew Peycha’s paintings in an evanescent orchestration of horizontal and vertical lines:

                                                      Andrew Peycha, Booth #901  

                                                 Andrew Peycha – Early Fall Trail

Alice Vander Vennen’s work reaches out to the visitor on several realms: both visual and tactile.
Most  importantly, these creations  bring about a sense of wonderment at the artistic message that is presented to us: we can’t quite make out all their symbolism, yet all we'd like to do is to keep deciphering them.

                                                  AliceVander Vennen, Booth #702

                                                        Art by Alice Vander Vennen

Apama Shahrzad’s paintings stylized images of attitudes and feelings take us through multiple layers of narratives:

                                                  Apama Shahrzad Booth #917

Jason’s Holley’s creations speak to us of wide expanses that the artist brings closer to us through surprising artifacts:

                                                           Jason Holey, Booth #305

                                                              Art by Jason Holley

Paul Saari

The swirling eddies of colours in Paul Saari's paintings remind us of the constant shifting of the world around us:

                                                            Paul Saari, Booth #230

Nissim Ben Aderet

The area dedicated to the creations of Nissim Ben Aderet was intermittently swarmed by art lovers:

                                                Nissim Ben Anderet, Booth #422

The website of the Artist Project Toronto 2013 lists the artists and some of their work that is part of the show:

A few links to some other superb artists' profiles at this year's show:

Line Dufour 

Janet Kimber


Jane Colden

Yang Yang Pan 

Andrea Stajan-Ferkul

David Brown