Saturday, October 10, 2015

Exposition de la Canadian Society For Art Of Imagination

This past wednesday I attended a beautiful and inspiring exhibition at the Écomusée du fier Monde, close to Sherbrooke Metro. I caught the tail end of the opening night, and didn't get a chance to finish looking at all the art, but I definitely plan to go back, it was fantastic. There is another week left to see the original works which come from both local and international artists.

Photography by April-Anna

Art on the far left on the back wall is by Chris Dyer of Positive Creations.
Sculpture by Zeerka.
Photography by April-Anna.

Écomusée du fier monde 2050, rue Amherst, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3L8

Cette exposition réunira des artistes de partout dans le monde tels que H.R.Giger, Brigid Marlin, Miguel Tio, Robert Venosa, LAURIE LIPTON, Jean Pronovost et plusieurs autres d'ici et d'ailleurs. Le lieu : l'Écomusée du Fier Monde du 7 au 17 octobre 2015.

This exhibition will unite artists from around the world as well as local talents. It will be held at the Écomusée du Fier Monde from the 7th to the 17th of October 2015.

Voici l'horaire des 10 jours de l'exposition
Here is the shcedule for the 10 days of the exhibition:

Mercredi 7 Octobre : 17h à 23h (VERNISSAGE)
Jeudi 8 Octobre : 9h30 à 16h
Vendredi 9 Octobre 9 : 9h30 à 16h
Samedi 10 Octobre : 10h30 à 17h
Dimanche 11 Octobre : 10h30 à 17h 
Lundi 12 Octobre : FERMÉ
Mardi 13 Octobre : FERMÉ
Mercredi 14 Octobre : 11h à 20h
Jeudi 15 Octobre : 9h30 à 16h
Vendredi 16 Octobre : 9h30 à 16h
Samedi 17 Octobre : 10h30 à 17h

Wednesday October 7 : 5 PM to 11 PM (GRAND OPENING)
Thursday October 8 : 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Friday October 9 : 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Saturday October 10 : 10:30 AM to 5 PM
Sunday October 11 : 10:30 AM to 5 PM
Monday October 12 : CLOSED
Tuesday October 13 : CLOSED
Wednesday October 14 11 AM to 8 PM
Thursday October 15 : 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Friday October 16 : 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Saturday October 17 : 10:30 AM to 5 PM

Photography by April-Anna

Graffiti Artists, or (should we be saying) Mural Artists?  

Many people know Chris Dyer through the alternative fine art world, visionary art world, skateboard scene, and in some cases, some people know his graffiti art & sticker art best. On Thursday I dropped in and out of the street art jam that was in progress between four artists. Apparently what they were doing is called "bombing" which in their case they were bombing their old art. Being as I don't come from that subculture (I know Chris through more of the hippie scene), I am not familiar with the terms. I know Chris as another professional artist, so I consider what Chris & the other artists are doing to be free mural art. The city & local businesses are lucky when artists choose to do their work for free (even if it is an ally-way, we don't have to have seedy gross allies) and should really at least be paying for the supplies. This provided of course that the graffiti is good quality and not just a bit mess or something stupid.

 If you want to check out the art, you can see it in the ally way between St.Laurent & Clark, a approx. one block below Duluth on the plateau. 

Chris Dyer of Positive Creations
Photography by April-Anna


Photography by April-Anna


Saturday, October 3, 2015

ReStart: The Humans Rights & Happening Map

So I haven't been properly blogging now for many years in terms of regular blogging. Ok, so here goes, another ReStart.

Friendlyness & The Human Rights

Last night I worked the door for The Human Rights, at Bobards in Montreal, a really talented reggae band from Toronto. They knew how to engage their audience (note worthy because alot of bands don't know how to do this, or come across as pretentious or fake) as much as express their music. Their music is positive, intentional, aware and intelligent. Now I wish I had taken some photos since I spontaneously decided to mention them in my blog but this video will have to suffice. If they come to your neighborhood, they are absolutely worth the money to go see live.

Happening Map

I was recently contacted by HappeningMap, a new website artist directory intended to target visitors to Montreal whom are looking for an accessible way to tap into local culture & underground talent. Whether you are looking for an artistic adventure such as what I can offer (body painting in your hotel room for your photoshoot or night out at a special event) or original paintings to take home, this new website is destined to become a great resource for anyone looking to tap into the underground creative culture hub that Montreal is. Often visitors will come to Montreal unsure of how to find the cool events or hidden artists and often end up at the very mainstream, well promoted events or bars that don't really demonstrate what makes Montreal unique, so this is now one resource to help bridge the gap. HappeningMap is still in it's infancy and is looking for more artists (apply here: to represent as well as is looking for more Hosts to regularly receive & promote HappeningMap's newsletter & website.

Halloween is coming! 

Are you hosting a Halloween event either on the 30th, or 31st? Do you have your Halloween Make-up Artist booked yet? I am looking for more bookings, especially for the 30th, so please let me know if you need Halloween Make-up help either for yourself or your guests! 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What are friend's for?

So I am trying to get back into a regular habit of blogging about the randomness that crosses my life path.... Last week I spent approx. 30 hours helping a friend out with preparing her new home and moving. My friend has a young friend staying with her for a few months while she attends McGill University. Said young friend decided to "help" us with painting.... I was in the living room scrubbing dried paint splashes off the floor when I suddenly hear this wicked cackling coming from the other room, I walk in and discovered it had been "graffiti'd" on the wall I was about to go in and start painting..... Goodness we all need a sense of humor, what's a week of intensive painting and moving without a bit of comic relief, right?

Haha for a while though, we started wondering how many paint coats we'd have to put on before the graffiti would disappear.... LOL

Monday, December 8, 2014

Exhibition, Art Sale & Mini-Concert Series

Vente et Exposition d’Art (English follows)
April-Anna: Artiste Multimédia
Au Café Pi: 3 Déc jusqu'au 10 Jan
4127 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Peintures originales, impressions sur toile, cartes et affiches
Vernissage: Samedi le 6 Décembre, 16:00
Art Live & Série de Concerts:
14 Dec, 16:00 - Lilah Woods
17 Dec, 20:00 - Projet AEolia
Art Sale & Exhibition
April-Anna: Multimedia Artist
Exhibit At Cafe Pi: Dec. 3rd - Jan. 10th
4127 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Original Paintings, Canvas Prints, Greeting Cards & Posters.

Vernissage: Saturday, Dec. 6th, 4pm

Dec. 14th, 4pm Lilah Woods
Dec. 17th, 8pm Projet Æolia

Cover: By Donation (Pass the Hat)