Posts Tagged: Peterborough

Contesting Canada’s Future

It’s a thing worth noting when a small town opens its doors to the world. On May 21-23, 2015, right here in Nogojiwanong, almost 200 attendees joined a stellar lineup of international academics, cultural workers and activists at a banquet

Contesting Canada’s Future

It’s a thing worth noting when a small town opens its doors to the world. On May 21-23, 2015, right here in Nogojiwanong, almost 200 attendees joined a stellar lineup of international academics, cultural workers and activists at a banquet

At the intersection of Peterborough and Santa Fe

Recently I rode the train from Chicago to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I embarked on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief at 3:00 pm; from there it’s a 24 hour journey of glorious ever-changing scenery. After the train chugged through the scruffy back-end

At the intersection of Peterborough and Santa Fe

Recently I rode the train from Chicago to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I embarked on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief at 3:00 pm; from there it’s a 24 hour journey of glorious ever-changing scenery. After the train chugged through the scruffy back-end

Artsweek

Artsweek

Every year since 2005, the City of Peterborough has generously set aside $20,000 for our own little festival of the arts where everyone is invited and anything goes. It’s held in autumn when droves of university and college students are

Artsweek

Artsweek

Every year since 2005, the City of Peterborough has generously set aside $20,000 for our own little festival of the arts where everyone is invited and anything goes. It’s held in autumn when droves of university and college students are

Work by Paolo Fortin

Paolo Fortin / Evans Contemporary

I’m privileged to enter one of the many unmarked studio spaces with their large windows over storefronts in the somewhat run down Victorian buildings on Water St. I always feel honoured to be invited into the inner sanctum of an

Work by Paolo Fortin

Paolo Fortin / Evans Contemporary

I’m privileged to enter one of the many unmarked studio spaces with their large windows over storefronts in the somewhat run down Victorian buildings on Water St. I always feel honoured to be invited into the inner sanctum of an

People come to the music

Whenever I hear music coming from somewhere I want to follow it. It could be someone practicing the piano, drums or bagpipes, or a lone guitarist; a lonesome soul listening to some Billy Holiday, hip hop on full bass bouncing

People come to the music

Whenever I hear music coming from somewhere I want to follow it. It could be someone practicing the piano, drums or bagpipes, or a lone guitarist; a lonesome soul listening to some Billy Holiday, hip hop on full bass bouncing

Finding our scale

A friend of mine who teaches in U. of T.’s visual studies program once told me that one of the biggest challenges an artist faces is to find the right scale for their work. I’ve pondered this a lot over

Finding our scale

A friend of mine who teaches in U. of T.’s visual studies program once told me that one of the biggest challenges an artist faces is to find the right scale for their work. I’ve pondered this a lot over

Esker by Maryann Barkhouse and Michael Belmore

Peterborough’s Public Art

Public art is a difficult thing to pull off well. It can become controversial and at the same time emblematic of a city, like Toronto’s Henry Moore, or a target of humour like Oscar Nemon’s Per Ardua Ad Astra, affectionately

Esker by Maryann Barkhouse and Michael Belmore

Peterborough’s Public Art

Public art is a difficult thing to pull off well. It can become controversial and at the same time emblematic of a city, like Toronto’s Henry Moore, or a target of humour like Oscar Nemon’s Per Ardua Ad Astra, affectionately