it's all i'm thinking about right now.
art is installed.
(the ottawa sun/ now open with denis armstrong)
it's going to be SUNNY for the festival - first time in three years!
i am so grateful for to the Chinatown Remixed Board of Directors - they've been all over it, handling, organizing, managing, liaising, spreading the word - they are champs!
i am also thrilled to pieces to be paired with Karen and Leigh of High Jinx. these are smart, savvy, powerful women. this wonderful second-hand furniture/ curiosity shop is their vehicle for funding their own community and homelessness initiative - helping people in the community find homes and furnish their homes. in their own words, "the way it was done in Little House on the Prairie" - neighbours helping neighbours in need. i am inspired and in awe of their philosophy and business model. (i've also purchased a side table and a set of mid-century steak knives in the past 2 days, this place is a treasure trove!)
i've got tomorrow off & i'm ready to party.
look out Chinatown!
it's may again and that means:
mother's day (gifts and flowers please)
consider yourselves cordially invited.
i will be posted at High Jinx - a wonderful second-hand furniture shop - my works will hang in the picture window facing Somerset Street. the lovely and talented Natalie Fournier will be just out front with her special brand of thought-provoking and visually arresting performance art.
i'm working with white zip-ties this time around - and attempting to capture the essence of deep sea creatures, phosphorescence, fluidity. this material means murder for my fingertips - endless burns and cuts, like paper cuts but worse - but i seem to love the challenge of pieces that involve repetitive, labour-intensive construction.
Saturday, May 12th 130-5pm
Somerset Street West
over 40 artists of all disciplines
40 local venues
music, arts, community, vittles, bubble tea and sunshine (fingers crossed)
see y'all there!
did some press for chinatown remixed early in the summer. twas fun!
for Ottawa's A Channel - A Morning Weekend Edition
Saturday May 14, 2011
In Town and Out interview with Michael Bhardwaj
Saturday May 14, 2011 on CBC Radio One: