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Companions of the Quaich – Whisky Tasting

1) Bakers Kentuky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
107 Proof Age 7yo
2) Benromach Organic Speyside Single Malt, 43%
organic barley, first rum american oak casks, no pesticies or preservatives
very dry, woody, floral nose

Fired Up! Contemporary Works In Clay

Fired Up!
25th Anniversary
Exhibition and Sale

May 29th to 31st, 2009

Metchosin Community Hall
4401 Williams Head Road, Metchosin,
Vancouver Island BC Canada

Visit their website for more information

Dorothy Circus Gallery “Lowbrow” and “Pop Surrealism”

I knew my people were out there, or at least where I’d like to get to. Check out this article.

Dorothy Circus Gallery is a new space in Rome dedicated to “Lowbrow” and “Pop Surrealism”, two of the most controversial, vital and exciting movements of contemporary art.
The gallery conceived by Alexandra Mazzanti and Jonathan Pannacciò.

Dorothy Circus Gallery is an encounter between classical criteria and the will to experiment, the gateway for those who want to approach the fascinating artistic current born in late 60’s Los Angeles.
“Lowbrow” and “Pop Surrealism” are born from an unusual alchemical fusion, a multicultural mix in which memories of childhood games blend with aspects of noir carnival, reinventing an ectoplasmic reality that reflects the complications of everyday life. The confusing and hallucinated psychic automatisms of the surrealist movement are now mixed with the American hot rod culture, underground comics and punk music, creating a perfect chaos , where absolute iconographic anarchy reigns . Pinups from the 50’s smile at a gothic Alice rival of Lolitas dancing softly to the songs of the Pixies and Cure. Scenarios inspired by Hieronymus Bosch are filled with strange animals, clumsy figures and comical demons. A paradoxical atmosphere with weird presences that reminds us of a David Lynch film, a multicultural melting pot: street culture, pure pop, bizarre illustration, manga.

Visit website to view artists

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 8 pm
Via Nuoro, 17 00182 Roma • ph: +39 06 7021179 • +39 06 70161256

and this fantastic artist

The Squirrel Piper – in progress

The Squirrel Piper - in progress

I started this one tonight (4) while watching my fav to win on American Idol – Adam Lambert. That’s really neither here nor there in relation to the painting.

Back to the painting – I’ve almost blanked it all in. I thought I’d be tearing into this one with oil paints, but I’m going to do a blend of acrylic and water based oils.

Also, here’s some of my inspiration for painting squirrels. We “have” about 14, and now we’ve got a couple of ducks looking for a nesting ground. Welcome, the nuts are always on.


Bunzilla – complete

Bunzilla, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 2009

Bunzilla, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 2009

Title: Bunzilla
Medium: Acrylic, Oil on Canvas
Size: 18 X 24
Date: 2009
Artist: Carollyne Yardley

Launch of

Great night at the launch of / in association with Books for Africa – ESL books on USB flash drive – cool wristband! Many thanks to Fiona and Eric and Ballantines!

Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria calendar May 13-27

{received by email from Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, Mon – Fri: 10-5
G-6 1001 Douglas St, Victoria, B.C. V8W 2C5 Ph: 250-381-2787 Fax: 250-383-9155}

May 15-27: The Art of Nature – Bryony Wynne-Jones & her students; drawings & watercolours of botanicals & birds
Opening Reception: May 15, 6-9pm

*May 16, 7 pm: Collage Experimental Films and the Use of Film in Video/MediaNet’s Scott Amos
*May 22, 7-9 pm: Assume Nothing Art Crawl: CACGV will be open
*May 29, 7 pm: Book Launch w/ VI Sculptors Guild – The Life and Art of David Marshall” by Monica Ullman
*Tues June 2, 7 pm: An Evening of Poetry and Music – Anna Swannell, Dvora Levin, Anne M Kelly, KousKous.

Winchester Gallery – Joe Norris (1924-1996)

On exhibit at the Winchester Gallery

Joe Norris (1924-1996)
At 2260 Oak Bay Avenue
May 3 – 23, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009 10 am -5:30 pm
(work subject to prior sale)

Visit website: Winchester Gallery

Art Gallery, Victoria BC

June 14, 2009 – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 1:00pm-5:00pm.
Tickets available at the Gallery May 1, 2009. Dress to excess or your Sunday best.
Journey through the Art Gallery and the Asian garden for a whimsical, decadent afternoon. Sip exotic and unusual teas with sweet and savoury treats while enjoying games, riddles, fortune-telling, and auction. Don’t be late for this very important date! Supported by Silk Road, Pink Sugar and Little Piggy’s. Tickets $40.

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Tate Modern goes Pop this autumn

Andy Warhol's portrait of David Hockney, part of Pop Life: Art in a Material World. Photograph: PA

Andy Warhol's portrait of David Hockney, part of Pop Life: Art in a Material World. Photograph: PA

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Mark Brown, Tuesday 12 May 2009 16.46 BST

Tate Modern yesterday put out an appeal for identical twins to appear in their gallery. It shouldn’t be too arduous – just sit in front of a pair of Damien Hirst’s spot paintings while people look at you.

The call was made as details were announced of Tate Modern’s big autumn show, Pop Life: Art in a Material World, which will look at the legacy of Andy Warhol’s declaration that “good business is the best art”. The exhibition, three years in the planning, will look at subsequent artists at their most self-aggrandising – from Jeff Koons to Tracey Emin.

Tate Modern’s chief curator Sheena Wagstaff said they wanted to pinpoint the moment in the 1980s when “a key aspect of late Warhol became a thrilling legacy for subsequent generations of artists”. The show will explore how, after Warhol, artists have not only commented on the mass media culture of the last 30 years, but have been very much a part of it, infiltrating the cult of celebrity.

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