Category Archives: The Slant

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Exhibition opening at Evans Contemporary

A Space for Us

Resisting gentrification and artist displacement: Evans Contemporary, and the making and undoing of a downtown art scene On April 3, a landmark decision was narrowly passed by City Council on behalf of developer Parkview Homes and the owners of the

Exhibition opening at Evans Contemporary

A Space for Us

Resisting gentrification and artist displacement: Evans Contemporary, and the making and undoing of a downtown art scene On April 3, a landmark decision was narrowly passed by City Council on behalf of developer Parkview Homes and the owners of the

Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan Artwork by Skylar Ough

The Municipal Cultural Plan: Long on Big, Short on Small

I’m likely one of a handful of people who actually refer to the 2012 City of Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan (MCP) (PDF) on a regular basis. Respected arts consultants along with a team of city planners and the public collaborated on

Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan Artwork by Skylar Ough

The Municipal Cultural Plan: Long on Big, Short on Small

I’m likely one of a handful of people who actually refer to the 2012 City of Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan (MCP) (PDF) on a regular basis. Respected arts consultants along with a team of city planners and the public collaborated on

Downtown Revitalization photo credit Ann Jaeger

Downtown Revitalization: A Failure of Imagination

It has rained on and off all afternoon, but even tornado warnings can’t dampen the spirits of hundreds of people enjoying live music on the open-air stage at the intersection of Hunter and Aylmer Streets. Cafés and bars are bursting

Downtown Revitalization photo credit Ann Jaeger

Downtown Revitalization: A Failure of Imagination

It has rained on and off all afternoon, but even tornado warnings can’t dampen the spirits of hundreds of people enjoying live music on the open-air stage at the intersection of Hunter and Aylmer Streets. Cafés and bars are bursting

Graffiti Photo by Ann Jaeger

Murals: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

No one can dispute that art is subjective. This makes it singularly challenging to select work for a public art project that is on par with high-quality art, withstands the test of time, and speaks to, and on behalf of,

Graffiti Photo by Ann Jaeger

Murals: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

No one can dispute that art is subjective. This makes it singularly challenging to select work for a public art project that is on par with high-quality art, withstands the test of time, and speaks to, and on behalf of,

An open letter to The Honourable Mélanie Joly, our new Minister of Heritage

We congratulate you on your appointment and are hopeful that we are at the threshold of a new era of recognition and support for arts and culture in Canada. As artists and writers, we, Ann Jaeger and Victoria Ward, invite

An open letter to The Honourable Mélanie Joly, our new Minister of Heritage

We congratulate you on your appointment and are hopeful that we are at the threshold of a new era of recognition and support for arts and culture in Canada. As artists and writers, we, Ann Jaeger and Victoria Ward, invite

Trickling up

I think of an art community like a forest. It has an ecology. Some trees may grow larger than others, but to place more value on an old growth tree than on the worm that feeds the bird that nests

Trickling up

I think of an art community like a forest. It has an ecology. Some trees may grow larger than others, but to place more value on an old growth tree than on the worm that feeds the bird that nests

The talisman

In the summer of 1888, Paul Sérusier went to Pont-Aven to work under the mentorship of Paul Gauguin, who at the time was something of a renegade even by Impressionist standards. There Sérusier painted a small oil painting which became known

The talisman

In the summer of 1888, Paul Sérusier went to Pont-Aven to work under the mentorship of Paul Gauguin, who at the time was something of a renegade even by Impressionist standards. There Sérusier painted a small oil painting which became known