Art @ home

As we gradually begin to emerge from “stay at home” to a world of increased contact with others—including mask wearing and physical distancing—we may have come to know and appreciate our own surroundings with renewed hearts and minds. While waiting for the green light to safely visit a museum or attend a performance event, manyContinue reading “Art @ home”

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Literary family snapshots told with unflinching candor & wry humour in Pamela Williams’ Evelyn’s Stories

Cover photo of Evelyn by Pamela Williams.   I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Pamela Williams’ new book Evelyn’s Stories at a reading to a packed room on Sunday at the Tranzac Club. Known mostly for her beautiful, haunting black and white photographs of cemetery sculpture, Williams has assembled a collection ofContinue reading “Literary family snapshots told with unflinching candor & wry humour in Pamela Williams’ Evelyn’s Stories”

The real & the fantastical side by side @ Nora Camps’ ‘CAPRICCIO. Real & Imaginary’ exhibit

Artist Nora Camps opened her ‘CAPRICCIO. Real and Imaginary’ exhibit at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills this past Thursday night, with guest artists: Marietta Camps, MaryAnn Camps and Pamela Williams. The title of the exhibit refers to landscape work, which can be whimsical and fantastical, even collage-like in its assembly of images. Nora Camps’Continue reading “The real & the fantastical side by side @ Nora Camps’ ‘CAPRICCIO. Real & Imaginary’ exhibit”

Upcoming art & photography exhibits: Nora Camps & Lisa MacIntosh

Wanted to quickly shout out two upcoming art exhibits: Painter/photographer Nora Camps exhibit CAPRICCIO. Real and Imaginary, with guest artists Marietta Camps, MaryAnn Camps and Pamela Williams @ the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills – from August 28 to September 7. Photographer Lisa MacIntosh: ASK exhibit @ 3030 Dundas West – from September 4 to October 4. In the meantime,Continue reading “Upcoming art & photography exhibits: Nora Camps & Lisa MacIntosh”

Pamela Williams’ photography brings us In the Midst of Angels

I visited another stunning art exhibit last night: photographer Pamela Williams’ In the Midst of Angels at Sunderland Hall (First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto at 175 St. Clair Ave. W. – St. Clair W./Avenue Rd.). I first became aware of Pamela’s’ work years ago in a newspaper piece – possibly NOW Magazine – about herContinue reading “Pamela Williams’ photography brings us In the Midst of Angels”

Current & upcoming visual arts feasts

Wanted to shout out some current and upcoming visual art exhibits – in Toronto and Ottawa: Photographer Pamela Williams has an exhibit up at Sunderland Hall Gallery, First Unitarian (175 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto – west of Avenue Road, south side of St. Clair). Running now until April 21. Hours: Sun. Noon – 3 p.m., Tues.Continue reading “Current & upcoming visual arts feasts”

Cool photo exhibits & artists around T.O. right now

As I’ve been out and about seeing lots of theatre, music and spoken word lately, I must remember to not forget the other media I love: film, photography and visual arts. Here are just a couple of photography/visual arts exhibits you can check out in Toronto: Photographer Pamela Williams and animator/artist Patrick Jenkins feature theirContinue reading “Cool photo exhibits & artists around T.O. right now”

Some December happenings

While I’m taking a bit of a break after all the recent theatre-going and set work, thought I’d shout out some ongoing and upcoming December fun. Red Sandcastle Theatre is cooking with music, comedy, drama and holiday fun all month long! Check out their website to see what A.D./actor Rosemary Doyle (who’s appearing in EscapeContinue reading “Some December happenings”

Queen West Art Crawl & Alumnae Theatre mounting world premiere of Lisa Moore’s February

Lots more to do – some great stuff coming up. This Friday/weekend (September 14-16), head on over to Trinity Bellwoods Park for the annual Queen West Art Crawl – and check out the outdoor show of arts, crafts, food and all that good stuff. Among the artists there this year is photographer Pamela Williams (http://www.interlog.com/~romantic/),Continue reading “Queen West Art Crawl & Alumnae Theatre mounting world premiere of Lisa Moore’s February”

Ottawa trip – subway flood adventures & a haunted jail

Okay, so now I’m ready to tell the tale. The Ottawa trip started with an adventure before my mum and I even got on the VIA train – namely, the flooding of the TTC section of Union Station. I was still at the office when I got word of the flood over Twitter (thanks toContinue reading “Ottawa trip – subway flood adventures & a haunted jail”