Queen West Art Crawl this weekend

Come out this Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 6 pm to see my mosaics and the work of 250+ other artists & artisans at the QWAC outdoor show & sale in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

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There are also art & music events happening Saturday night in nearby galleries & restaurants as part of Parkdale Nighcrawl. So come out for the art and stay for the party!

Map of where to find me in the park below. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend.

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A. Shay Hahn’s murals at the Cameron House

If you’re in Toronto, do yourself a favour and visit the Cameron House at least once this summer to check out A. Shay Hahn‘s gorgeous murals in the front room. They are only there till October.

Cameron House mural by A. Shay Hahn Cameron House mural by A. Shay Hahn

That stunning lady surrounded by records is The Royal Ant Mother, by the way. You’re welcome.

Photos are © A. Shay Hahn. There are also a bunch of great in-process pictures of the murals on his blog.

Riverdale Art Walk this weekend

Evite_2013 Riverdale Art WalkThis Saturday & Sunday, June 1-2, I will be exhibiting my new fine arts mosaics at the outdoor Riverdale Art Walk show in Jimmie Simpson Park on Queen St. East near Broadview. If you’re in Toronto, I’d love to see you there!

There are over 120 artists participating in the show – you can check out images of their work at the RAW Artist Galleries site.

As for me, I’ll be showing the mosaics from my Favourite Books series (including the one inspired by Neuromancer, that William Gibson himself complimented), as well as the slate abstracts and other new works, including this charmingly titled one:

Mixed Emotions (Dark Side of the Moon), scrap slate and pink glass

Mixed Emotions (Dark Side of the Moon)

Here’s a map of the park to help you find my booth:

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The Story of a Piece of Paper

Free PDF download

You can now download the story that I illustrated for my kids as a PDF.

I hope that you know a kid or two that you can share it with, and that they enjoy it as much as our girls did.

The download is available in English and Russian.

Edited to add: The Story of a Piece of Paper was featured on Boing Boing. As I have no words to express just how ridiculously thrilling this is, I present it here as a bare statement of fact.

 

 

Introducing the Canadian Visual Artists interview series

Canadian Visual ArtistsThis blog started out as a document of my own artistic journey, but one of the most interesting and enjoyably unpredictable aspects of a journey is the wealth of experiences and stories shared by the people you meet along the way.

Something fantastic that I’ve come to realize over the last year is just how many talented, inventive, passionate people are out there – making art. Making art inspired by places I’ve never visited and people I’ve never met, making art using techniques they themselves invented or media I didn’t know existed, making art guided by worldviews and philosophies that enrich my own.

So I am expanding the scope of this blog to share the work and the stories of other Canadians who make art. The first in the series will be posted tomorrow. I hope that you will, as I do, find them curious, ingenious, inspiringly kooky or madly inspiring, but all utterly fascinating.

Site redesign

New designHere it is! New website design.

I’ve been working on it for longer than I would’ve liked, but it seems to have been worth it. I do like how it turned out.

Please comment and tell me what you think of the new look! Or if you discover anything acting wonky, comment on that too, and I will fix it.

There is great new content on the way for the blog as well, but more on that later.