Saturday, April 26, 2014

What's up...

I was out this evening at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre where they have recently acquired a collection of important historic work and opened a contemporary exhibition...lots of great conversations and connections. This was followed by the student exhibition at Queen's University for the fine arts graduating class. I really liked a piece (actually more than one) that I hope to purchase.

Headed out soon to demo and lecture in beautiful Washington D.C. Looking forward to it.

This will be followed by a brief few days at home and then I will head across the pond to see friends and family in Holland and Germany for more of the same. A busy, exciting time and I hope to get the studio organized before I head out.

I have also decided to begin a branch of  "Andrea Graham" as a small production company to create limited edition wearables for my commercial galleries in Canada. This will be under a different business name that I will reveal as soon as I am ready to launch! I have an assistant lined up to get it all done and out the door between installing my solo show at the Canadian Guild of Craft in September and the holiday season. This will be under another business name and I will, as always, keep you  posted....
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pacific North West Coast....Heaven.

I am so utterly grateful following such a trip. The U.S. distributor for the Italian company DHG, Opulent Fibers, invited me to come to Portland, Oregon to demo and lecture. So, so beautiful.
Haystack Rock (in the distance)
My dear friend from high school, whom I had not seen in too many years to say, took me here. A real highlight for me in many ways.

demo...attentive audience.

happy samples.

lots of

lovely wearable neck piece.



more neckwear ;o)

a a sculptor of wool. Love it!



wine and bonfire

a gift of tulips in a Portland pickle jar...just perfect. thank you!

Mr. Orange a/k/a/...I shall not say.

late night beer and Pizza with Janice and Kristy.

Big hearts in so many shapes and forms.
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

What's Up?

I had hoped days ago to spend some time in the studio but have been sidetracked by life, as often happens. I have had computer business to catch up on and gallery correspondence, still in progress. As a one-person show I have to juggle it all, as many of you do also. I leave town again soon to head to Portland, Oregon where I will be demonstrating and lecturing. I am looking forward to seeing the city. I hear it is a pretty cool place! Today I will finish up my gallery correspondence, make a "To Do" list to complete before I leave for Portland and, if I am lucky, will unpack my suitcase from Yellowknife! I will keep you posted.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I'm back! Brrrrrrr!

Hello! I had an amazing time in Yellowknife. Such great folks, bragging rights for bearing the -41 degree cold (Yeah, you read correctly) be fair we did get "up" to -15. I am talking the King of cold. The kind of cold that hurts and makes your bones ache. The kind of cold that covertly freezes your face and sneaks up on try to speak only to discover you feel like you may have had a stroke because your face will not move and your words are slurred and you panic because you have a sudden realization you are at the mercy of the elements. A scary kind of vulnerability. It takes a certain kind of person to live in that environment. That said, the people I met were the kind of people that become life-long friends. Minnie, Pat, Donna are always welcome in my world...


ice, ice, baby. 4 feet thick. spectacular. 

Me on the ice road. Wearing felt hat. Still fucking cold.

The 2 women who pushed my rental car from the snow bank on the ice road. Yes,I'm a dolt.

I was lucky enough to have the best view in the city. from my apartment I could see all the activities on the ice road for the annual Long John Jamboree!

Wonderful white fish dinner with my new friend, Minnie. Caught ice fishing on Great Slave Lake. Bless those ice fisherpeople!!

too cold for me for me be on the ice with all the locals...fireworks from my window. Wine in hand!

on the ice road....not sure if this is a joke or not

Ice, ice, crystal. A real moment of "Wow" for me!!!

A snow castle built by Tony, the Snow King. 19 years he has done this.

The most fabulous, delightful woman/artist/musician/student from Thunder Bay/ ticket taker. A real joy to meet. Loved her "Fish".

Art opening...Yellowknife style. My favourite statement began:" I have been making art for a while now."

Snow castle

Dinner at Bullocks. Pan fried Whitefish caught ice fishing in Great Slave Lake...certainly not by me, of course. Thanks, Pat!!!
...and the reason I was there! A fabulous PODS class  with great students!!!

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time to relax

time to relax
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