Sunday Roundup – June 12

An excellent week of lovely weather, successful client meetings and work for art and seeing art and experiencing art. What went on?

Sunday Roundup – June 5 EXTRA: TO Services Review Roundtable – it’s unusual for me to put a roundup in a roundup but this one contains my experiences at the TO Services review at City Hall last Saturday.
It’s the Dora Nominees Press Conference Today! – congratulations to this year’s nominees. I was on the jury for Independent Theatre which adds up to a lot of theatre, and am very pleased and proud of my fellow juror members and the theatre community at large.
I Head East. – a posting about a gallery in Leslieville I’ve recently fallen in love with, and an intro to a show I was planning on seeing, which proved so fantastic it led to the next day’s piece –
The Magi Were Right – a longer discussion about the (amazing) art show I saw, and why I liked it.

No cartoon today –  I couldn’t find one that I liked. But I’ve got a toy for you.  I was reading a website the other day about the launch of a new company and their services. I genuinely couldn’t figure out what it is they DO. I know it’s obviously consultant based, and part of the knowledge economy in that they don’t build bookshelves or cars or anything, but their organizational descriptor was so full of jargon and buzzwords that I couldn’t tell what they do. An artist friend of mine was once working on a series of paintings, and looking for inspiration posed the question, “how would you explain your job to a five-year old?” Forcing you to think about what you do in those terms brings it back to a level of reality that I respect. In the meantime, click on the image and you’ll be taken to the laughing buddha’s mission statement generator. If you get a good one, feel free to post it.

Side Notes

Am mighty pleased to add Mighty Brave Productions to my list of folks I do stuff with – Lisa Wegner is a very talented artist, writer and filmmaker who is coming back from a tragedy that occurred on the red carpet at Cannes in 2008. Her work will be shown at The Phoenix Art Museum,  at the  Art Not Violence Gallery of Women’s College Hospital  and the Toronto Revue Cinema and we are working together  to weave a ribbon to tie all of this together. Look for lisaismightybrave.com to launch in the next couple of weeks.

In a week tomorrow Theatre 20 will be performing the second of a three-part series of concerts – Driven to Score features the work of Canadian composers and a stellar cast including some recent Dora nominees (Sterling Jarvis, Louise Pitre, Ma-Anne Dionisio). Panasonic Theatre at 8 pm and tickets are available through TicketKing.

Rehearsals for Expect Theatre‘s Awake are continuing, I’m seeing posts about dancehall choreography and amazing original music. I’m going to stop by this week to watch for a bit and show them the marketing materials I’ve made that go beyond posters and postcards.

Game Six is Monday night @Boston. Go Canucks!

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