Menno Krant: Outsider Art in Cabbagetown, Toronto

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Artist's Profiles | No Comments

I first met “Canada’s Premiere Outsider Artist” Menno Krant in 1995 when he, I and several other self-titled “Outsiders” exhibited at Tableau Vivant Gallery on Queen West. We had formed a casual collective and placed ourselves apart from the mainstream gallery-elite in Toronto. Not hard, considering the group was composed of ‘folk’ or naïve and […]

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Deva Gunaseelan: Classical Indian Dance’s Flow Master

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Artist's Profiles | No Comments

“We are all brothers and sisters,” says Deva Gunaseelan, principal dancer and choreographer of The Gunaseelan Dance Company, “despite our differences, dancing expresses the divine in us, it transforms, inspires and educates us.” Scholar, yoga instructor, theatre advisor, costume/prop-maker and painter, among numerous other advanced talents and skills, Deva presents his expansive, energetic dance works […]

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Zari: Celebrated Canadian Trio’s Songs of Georgia

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Artist's Profiles | No Comments

Georgian culture is ancient, dating back to at least the 7th century BCE. “Sakartvelo,” the Georgian word for Georgia, is a small country located on The Black Sea, containing many provinces with diverse picturesque landscapes. From the magnificent snow-tipped Caucasian Mountains to its lush fields and valleys, Georgia contains subtropical deserts, as well as alpine zones. A gateway between the Christian West and the Muslim East, Her peoples are known for their hospitality and loyalty. Georgians are also renowned for their bountiful vineyards and are celebrated for their wonderfully diverse, polyphonic music.

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Eric Morse: Journalist and “Cabbagetown Photographer” at large, has it covered!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Artist's Profiles | No Comments

Gregarious and oft’ seen ~ camera ’round neck, beret on head, rushing to and fro, or heading up Parliament Street at breakneck speed, Eric Morse has a very wide photographic territory and quite the ‘singular eye’ for detail…. Originally Published in the Voice 2007.

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Betty White: Art Sanctifies Experience

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Artist's Profiles | No Comments
Betty White: Art Sanctifies Experience

If an artist were to decide that her unconscious mind and feeling states should direct her work, does she then decide that the artistic success of the piece she has created, or her whole body of work for that matter, depends on how much of her deep self is revealed or in turn how easily that work is understood by those who view it?

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