Blog / celebration
Just wanted to do a quick post about this feminist art show that my partner Ron and I are participating in, opening this Thursday January 30th. Put on by my new friends at the Fat Girl Food Squad, it's sure to be amazing. I have been working on an installation that is one of the most challenging pieces I have ever constructed but I'm maintaining good energy and am confident that I can make it work. I'll share a few progress pictures tomorrow if I don't take a turn for the worst and decide to throw my sewing machine out the window of the studio. Here's the blurb from the facebook event page and if you're in the Toronto area we'd all love to see you there!Fat In Public is an art show that dares to be just that. Art and it's creators that have to audacity to been seen in their ample glory. Fat In Public intends to de-stigmatize the (fat) body and give an outlet for art featuring imperfect and sybaritical characters in equal measure.
ARTISTS ON DISPLAY WILL BE:
Sam Abel: http://
Ronald Caddigan: http://
Derrick Chow: http://www.flickr.com/
Elana Delaney: http://www.flickr.com/
Kristina Groeger: http://
Melody Krauze: http://
Jessica Levy: https://www.facebook.com/
Amarina Norris: http://ursamajor.ca/
Megan Stulberg: http://
Yuli Scheidt: http://yulischeidt.com/
I've always been fond of the ukulele. Some of my favourite bands (Dent May, Beirut) feature the ukulele and it always makes me happy. Last Christmas, my dear friend Rebecca and I unknowing bought each other ukuleles and I've been practicing away in my spare time ever since. This summer was my AMAZING grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary party and family members flew in from all over Canada (mostly Newfoundland) to celebrate the remarkable couple. My brother (centre in the picture) wrote an awesome Newfie stomp song commemorating the milestone and invited me to join him on ukulele and my soul...