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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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Making music where beer was made: WTMC

Nobody has ever mistakenly identified me as an improvisational musician. I am not that. I am, however, a fan of new things, tech+music things, DIY things and things that bring people together for whatever reason. Waterloo Tape Music Club is … Continue reading

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Drinking with artists

My good friends, painter Melissa Doherty and blacksmith Sandra Dunn joined in the inaugural 2Tue monthly meetup that Art$Pay kicked off in December. The second Tuesday of January is next week, so I’m looking forward to chattin’ and chillin’ with … Continue reading

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More beer from here

I stopped by Abe Erb’s new (additional) digs at the Tannery today. A social media post noted they had beer “up for grabs” which I completely misinterpreted as “free beer”, but that’s another story. I rolled in just as Tony … Continue reading

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Tech teen: maker in the house

This is Calder White. My son. Grade 9 at SJAM in Waterloo. He loves to write code. Started with Scratch, then moved on to Javascript, Python and now into Android-based Java. Nowhere in the parenting manual do they tell you … Continue reading

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Art$Pay: where artists + [biz|tech|community] meet

I’ve been helping Cathy Farwell on a project called Art$Pay. The idea is to connect artists with paying work and to connect the community with great local artists.The TL;DR: we’re all meeting up at Descendants brewery tonight at 7pm. Yer … Continue reading

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Nader: it takes less than 1% of the people to make change

I drove to Brantford last night on a solo trip to hear consumer advocate legend Ralph Nader speak about corporate corruption. Shout out to Laurier for making that happen and making it freely available to the community. The TL;DR: it … Continue reading

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My happy 7-hour weekend wandering: Night\Shift

My friend Eric Rumble runs Night\Shift, which for the uninitiated is a (now) multi-day installation/expression/performance of art/music/food/theatre. That went off Saturday night in downtown Kitchener. Between feet-on-the-street at 7pm and my delightfully exhausted collapse back into the car at 2am, … Continue reading

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Waldo found: the man beneath the tuque

Last Friday after an early-evening coffee, Brohemus and I wandered into the public square uptown as we’ve been known to do. Here we found my friend and City of Waterloo’s Festival and Events Specialist, Mr. Josh Bean. Josh programs the … Continue reading

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1-hour film challenge: making filmmakers

Last Saturday I got down to the Apollo Cinema to catch the screening of nine short films made by filmmakers in one short hour. My friend Duncan Finnigan (left) put out the call in October, inviting anyone to come up with … Continue reading

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