Thursday, June 23, 2011

"The Roving Iconist" by Bogdan Luca - Opening at LE Gallery in Toronto on June 24th, 2011





The Roving Iconist, Bogdan Luca's most recent exhibition opens on June 24th, 2011 at LE Gallery in Toronto.

Here are some extracts from the invitation to the exhibition:
"The Roving Iconist experiences the world as a visual range where images of conflict, disaster, spectacle and entertainment become the basis of personal mythologies. 

In this space of possibility the Iconist encounters figures that interact with structures of movement which are usually only experienced as time intervals between destinations: bridge, tunnel, railroad. 

Bodgan Luca is a recent graduate from the Master of Visual Studies program at the University of Toronto. 

The Roving Iconist marks his second solo exhibition with LE Gallery."


THE ROVING ICONIST
Bogdan Luca
June 22 - July 17
Opening June 24, 2011,  7-10 pm
1183 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON, M6J 1X6


From Bogdan Luca's secret laboratory




...to the gallery!


I'm hoping to post some images from this event in my next post.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Puddicombe Poetry Reading

"Puddicombe Poetry Reading",  an event that, in the words of its organizer, Mr. Conrad DiDiodato, is dedicated to a "unique Canadian rural poetics" will take place in Winona, Ontario from 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday June 19th. 

Set in beautiful Niagara Peninsula, the event has attracted the participation of over a dozen writers.

The organizer of this event, Mr. DiDiodato, poet, blogger and teacher is the author of two blogs:

Word-Dreamer: blognoscenti sources.

Here is the address: 

Puddicombe Estates (in the Banquet Room) at 1468 #8 Highway in Winona, Ontario.

Hope to see you there!




Sunday, June 12, 2011

2011 Griffin Poetry Prize

The 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize winners are Heavenly Questions by Gjertrud Schnackenberg and Ossuaries by Dionne Brand.

On Monday 31st, 2011, the Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings took place in downtown Toronto in the Telus Center for performance and learning.

The Shortlist Readings began with readings from the 2011 international shortlist which included:

After the intermission a surprise: the French poet Yves Bonnefoy (b.1923) was presented with the Griffin Lifetime Recognition award - the address was delivered by Carolyn Forché.

The second part of the Readings included the Canadian shortlist, and the authors read from their books:

 Here are some images from the venue:


     
267 Bloor St. West, Toronto, where the  2011 Griffin Prize Shortlist Readings were held 




Irish novelist Colm Toíbín (right), one of the three judges for the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize arriving at the Shortlist Readings.



The event is about to begin: