Got BOX?–BOX artists exhibit at The Registry Theatre

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Some great pieces from six of last year’s BOX artists were hung in The Registry Theatre in Kitchener this past (chilly) Monday night.

Your remember the BOX10 show from last November, right?  Awesome venue + awesome art over on the Breithaupt Block.  BOX guru, Cathy Farwell, and her team connected with BOX’s charitable sponsor, The Registry Theatre, who have generously offered to give the artists an opportunity to show work for 6 weeks in the newly-refurbished [antechamber | foyer | lobby] of the theatre.  Doors will be open 1 hour before scheduled events so you can check out the art.  Lawrence McNaught, Director of Programming & Development, told me there are 37 booked dates through to May 15 (when the art comes down), so that’s lots of opportunity to see great acts and great art.  Check it out!

Cathy invited me to do a little storytellin’ around this year’s show, BOX11, and I’m happy to contribute with a few photos.

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My first trip ever…

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To The Registry Theatre…

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on Frederick St. at Weber in Kitchener.

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What a cool…

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Must be the right place.  It was pretty chilly and I was way early, so I wandered…

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and found this tattered lung of a tarp exhaling and inhaling on Frederick.  But I digress.

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Lawrence rescued me from the cold, pointing out the unlocked back door.  I went inside to wait for Cathy and crew, and I met Liz again from the RMS photoshoot who was hard at work along with Marian Marshall of JM Drama in the basement.

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Cathy’s arrival coincided with Don Bourgeois, President of JM Drama, and Allan Hoch who did the amazing lighting for the BOX10 show.  JM Drama supports the performing arts in our region and manages The Registry Theatre.

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Don (right), with Cathy.  For anyone who has not worked on a big event, I can tell you that as soon as it’s over the planning starts almost immediately for next year’s show.  Enlisting help, connecting with sponsors, finding a venue, and on it goes.  It’s a good thing Cathy is uber-organized.

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Allan was working with this really cool track system for hanging work and lighting this area.

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These hooks go up into the track…

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and these quick-release hooks can be slide up and down the hanging wire to position the work.  Slick.  The track also mounts and powers lighting modules.

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The work arrived…

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wrapped like babies.

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Associated paperwork.

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Denise Strong, painter extraordinaire, worked with Allan to get the pieces in just the right places.

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Tools of the…

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To buy any of the work, just grab a card.

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And now I’m very curious to check out some events happening here, especially Open Ears, which runs April 27 to May 1.   That totally jives with my Maker Faire T.O. lo/hi-fi audio project, which is underway.  Stay “tuned”…

Happy making,


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1 Response to Got BOX?–BOX artists exhibit at The Registry Theatre

  1. cathy farwell says:

    You are absolutely the most awesome blogger ever!

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