Brohemus and I swung by the Christkindl Market at Kitchener City Hall Thursday evening. Never been before. Big crowd out for music, food, skating, and some shopping. Check it out this weekend. A few more pics…
A funny thing happened on the way to this blog post: I was googling for some background info to support my Saturday interviews with Bob Egan and David Gray of Conestoga College’s Modern Audio Arts program, and found *the* post on this topic by my good friend and awesome writer Tony Reinhart. Not even a week old.
What to do? First: you should go read Tony’s post. Second: click through for my usual gritty and guerrilla look at MAA’s Saturday open house at the Kitchener Studio Project.
* if you’re making mobile apps, games, music, or video, you should definitely check this program out. Bob and David are a heavy fusion of industry and academic cred combined with a forward-looking vision of how to teach audio capture/creation/delivery. They’re also super-chilled out.
* go to the next open house (Tue Dec 3 6pm-9pm – 44 Gaukel – aka the old post office)
* sign up! They’re rolling when they get 15 students for January. The first three courses will run Mon-Wed 6pm-9pm. Every in-class hour will likely require an out-of-class hour. Here’s a relevant shortcut to the Conestoga catalogue. Each course appears to be $315 and I believe there’s no obligation to take all three. The catalogue says Doon campus, but I’m sure it’s actually going to be at KSP on Gaukel, which doesn’t yet show up in Conestoga’s list of campuses.
Ok, so (a medium-unreasonable number of) pics…
My travels took me to Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (more commonly known as KCI) on Wednesday night. Yes, I went back to high school. Bought student work, chatted with makers. Very cool.
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Inch-thick steel is almost sculptural. Such were the awesome stacks of it at Double R Steel in Kitchener. Last weekend, during the BOX Art Show & Sale, I had the good fortune to tour through Double R Steel’s heavy shop that adjoins the venue used for BOX on Ardelt Place.
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On Weber St N, behind Jack’s. Sometimes the story is so obvious and the urge to capture it irresistable.
Fragments of work from various BOX13 artists – mouseover images to reveal artist names
Ok, so one last time: BOX Art Show & Sale is on this weekend Nov 16/17. Get there!
I dropped by the venue today. Lights are up and working. Work is lit. This is a show ready to go. And here’s the deal: I’m not shooting the actual show this year, just enjoying it. If you want to see this great work and more in its uncropped glory, you’ll have to make your way down to Ardelt Place this weekend. Be sure to bring some sort of payment mechanism so you can take some work home. And please say hello to me if you’ve enjoyed the posts and pics on BOX. I’m the tall, bearded guy without a camera.
This brown paper bag has a thousand bucks in it. The cash comes from the pockets of citizen trustees looking to make stuff happen in their community with the lowest conceivable overhead.
The hand belongs to my friend Brian Douglas, social worker by day and hard working photog every other waking hour around the clock, apparently. He gave a 5-minute pitch for his 5AM project, where he goes out in the community and photographs and captures the stories of night workers. The trustees liked what they heard and awarded this round’s cash to Brian. That’s Brian, whose photos are in the—you guessed it!—BOX Art Show & Sale this weekend Nov 16/17.
That’s the KW Awesome Foundation at work.