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My new co-working space has hammers and fire

“How about I just work here at the bench?” I think I first met Sandra Dunn of Two Smiths on a tour of the old Double R Steel facility down on Ardelt in Kitchener. Her business, specializing in both blacksmithing … Continue reading

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Monthly arts crawl–tomorrow in Hamilton

Where does the time go and why am I not getting to the ever-awesome Hamilton more frequently? It’s been two years since I hit the gigantic TH&B United show up at The Cotton Factory on Sherman. And two and a … Continue reading

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Get yer mug on–WPW pottery sale April 21-23

This is my kitchen cupboard. Aside from a few mugs painted by our live-in artists, it is filled with locally-thrown goodness from the Waterloo Potters Workshop. If you’re new here, the WPW fired up (ahem) 49 years ago and has … Continue reading

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1shot #265-market cowboy

When the buskin’ is done. Haven’t had a 1shot here in a while, so here’s Nicky Lee packing up last Saturday at SJFM. The sun warmed up the picnic tables and this fella’s work ethic emptied my pocket of change. … Continue reading

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On a personal note…

“If you see the train yard security, tuck the ladders up in closer to the tracks and sit tight.” So said my Pop back in ‘82 as I helped him re-tag tank cars in the Sarnia yard. By day, he … Continue reading

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Photogs passing it on

Passing what on? Why, the love of photography and the encouragement that fuels the pursuit of the image for the youth of Waterloo Region. My friends, three great photogs, taking their marks for a photo and chuckling when I told … Continue reading

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My blue period in DTK–Blue Dot 2017

Last Friday I went to church… the church of techno, art and social experience. I finally made it to my first Blue Dot party, which just happened to be in the former Zion Presbyterian Church on Weber at Ontario in … Continue reading

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For the love of CAFKA

CAFKA == Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area. It’s a great thing. On this day of Valentinian love, I thought I’d dig up a whack of pics from CAFKA.16 that never saw the light of day and share ‘em with … Continue reading

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Problem-solving products and beer at IoTW

On Thursday I hit the latest iteration of the Internet of Things Waterloo meetup at Descendants, specifically to hear my pal George Tsintzouras talk about about his startup Alert Labs. Regular readers know I geek out on hardware and in the … Continue reading

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Kick-ass photog Suzy Lake at Art Gallery of Guelph

“I still have something to say”, said top-shelf photog/performance artist/professor Suzy Lake on Thursday night at the Art Gallery of Guelph, and she had my rapt attention for her whole talk spanning nearly 50 years of work. I landed at … Continue reading

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