Everyday OddsReblogged from Everyday Odds

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The last Saturday of every month, the ghost town of Rowley (by Drumheller) opens up and hosts an all night pizza and beer fundraiser at the saloon. The “Hollywood of Alberta” (population of 6) has been a set for many western movies and can be rented out for special occasions. Bonus: Free popcorn and cheap Pilsner!

Just read this a few months ago because of this post. I had a few problems with some of it at the end but besides that, I thought it was a great book. He writes about craft and manual labour eloquently.Funny, I didn’t recognize Rob in the pic months ago tho. 
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Shop Class As Soulcraft
This book was suggested to me by a dear friend - and a prince among men - Eric Matthew (www.ericmathew.com) several years ago.  Don’t let the clunky name fool you.  Not only did I enjoy it, it has, in fact, earned a place in my all-time list of influential reading for Printmakers (and anyone else who values the intellectual nature of so-called “technical craft” or “manual labour”).  You should read it.
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Porn for PrintmakersReblogged from Porn for Printmakers

Just read this a few months ago because of this post. I had a few problems with some of it at the end but besides that, I thought it was a great book. He writes about craft and manual labour eloquently.
Funny, I didn’t recognize Rob in the pic months ago tho. 

printmakingporn:

Shop Class As Soulcraft

This book was suggested to me by a dear friend - and a prince among men - Eric Matthew (www.ericmathew.com) several years ago.  Don’t let the clunky name fool you.  Not only did I enjoy it, it has, in fact, earned a place in my all-time list of influential reading for Printmakers (and anyone else who values the intellectual nature of so-called “technical craft” or “manual labour”).  You should read it.

Hall of Fame

Dominique Petrin

Exhibition at SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

January 16th to March 1st, 2014

I meant to post about this earlier but never got around to it. 

Taking the description from the SNAP website “This exhibit will jolt your senses with a combination of unconventional colour combinations composing an all-over fresco reminiscent of the worst (best) of the 80’s. Pulling inspiration from Greco-Roman ornamentation, Liberace and Baroque-Kitch, Petrin’s Silkscreen prints will be pasted to the walls of SNAP to immerse the viewer in an environment which is artificial, unsettling and reaping with excess.

Dominique Pétrin has participated in Baie-Saint-Paul’s 29th Symposium of Contemporary Art and at the Québec Triennial at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in 2011. In 2012, she exhibited at ARPRIM, Lʼoeil de Poisson, and Axenéo7, which included a 4 week residency. She is a multidisciplinary artist who’s efforts extend beyond fine art into music as a member of the group Les George Leningrade.”

This exhibition was a banger. From what I heard it was the result of a week of 12 hour days pasting and installing everything in place. Such a transformation of the space and showcase of printmaking.