3 Amazing Painters Under One Roof

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It was a banner night to see great paintings at The Tannery.  Amy Ferrari (her work above: shazam!) and Soheila Esfahani opened a display of their work at The Hub in an Art Allies show sponsored this round by Machteld Faas Xander.  Later in the evening I headed up to a reception at Melissa Doherty’s studio on the 4th floor that launches her 2-day open studio show.

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My first visit to the Communitech Hub.  A really unique space.  There’s Brock Hart rockin’ red pants and Tim Jackson on his BlackBerry.

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Denise Strong, another amazing local painter was on scene.

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Hey hey!  My buddy, Jacqui Murphy, the driving force behind Art Allies, came through with some noise-making toys to support my Project Loud Monkey!  Thanks Jac!  Ping me if you want to Support the Monkey too!

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Serious Karl Allen-Muncey of CuteGecko.

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Deb Currie caught me on this stealth photograph.

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Communitech’s Glenn Smith welcomed the crowd and then…

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Jacqui said a few words about Art Allies and introduced the artists, Amy and…

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Soheila (centre).

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Andrew Jackson of the Accelerator Centre also chipped in a few words and then it was off to the…

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work!  Ok, I did say paintings, but Soheila’s laser-etched wood sculpture is pretty amazing and showed well here.

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Soheila (left) and Amy (right) flank Machteld Faas Xander’s Operations Director, Rebecca Short.

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Hey!  I recognize that fancy food presentation…

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Amy Vandenberg of CuteGecko and Beth Cotter chatting it up.  And there’s Emily Robson in the background.

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Aha!  The incomparable Steph Tanner, of Little Mushroom Catering, bustin’ out the…

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snacks!

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There’s a cool 2nd floor open meeting area that was a good perch.

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I love these lights.

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I think I shot 30 pictures of this painting by Amy.  Just love it.

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Lots of these great modular display cubes everywhere.  So sweet.

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Emily Robson chatting with the ever-cycling Mike Morrice of Sustainable Waterloo.

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A fragment of Soheila’s awesome work.

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The Jazz Room’s Stephen Preece.  Gee Stephen, what’s it been?  2 days since we were hanging out together on a piano rebuild shoot?  😉

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Jac (right) with Jennifer Gough.

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More of Soheila’s awesome work, and then it was off to the 4th floor for…

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some great conversation and great paintings up in Melissa Doherty’s studio, as well as…

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a powwow with friends next door to Melissa’s at CuteGecko.

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Even Melissa’s business cards are awesome.

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You’ll have to come back another time to see these shelved paintings.

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Mugging around the food table later in the evening after the…

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bartender finished his shift.

Happy making,

DW

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