Artists ‘have structurally different brains’
Interesting research. They don’t have alot of information yet but it does suggest that training and expertise structurally alter the brain.  It also confirms that making art lights up both hemispheres, debunking the idea of the right and left brain as discrete entities.http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26925271

Artists ‘have structurally different brains’

Interesting research. They don’t have alot of information yet but it does suggest that training and expertise structurally alter the brain.  It also confirms that making art lights up both hemispheres, debunking the idea of the right and left brain as discrete entities.http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26925271

Writing Is Easy?  Artist Statement Intensive with Lyla Rye (4 wks)
@ ARTiculations - 2928 Dundas St West, Toronto
Saturday May 3rd 2014 to Saturday May 31st 2014  
11:00am to 1:00pm
*No class Saturday May 17th
Price: $ 160.00 CAD
Writing is Easy.  Or is it?  Mentor Lyla Rye will give you the help you need to find the words. Writing an effective artist statement can not only help professionally but also enables you to see your art practice with the fresh insight needed to develop it further.
Through a guided process, this 4 week seminar style class will break the task down into a number of steps. Exercises, handouts and examples will give you the tools needed to write articulately about your work.  By the end of the 4 classes you will have a one page artist statement that is in sync with your practice.
For More Info:
http://articulations.ca/workshops/writing-is-easy-artist-statement-intensive-with-lyla-rye/

Writing Is Easy?  Artist Statement Intensive with Lyla Rye (4 wks)

@ ARTiculations - 2928 Dundas St West, Toronto

Saturday May 3rd 2014 to Saturday May 31st 2014  

11:00am to 1:00pm

*No class Saturday May 17th

Price: $ 160.00 CAD

Writing is Easy.  Or is it?  Mentor Lyla Rye will give you the help you need to find the words. Writing an effective artist statement can not only help professionally but also enables you to see your art practice with the fresh insight needed to develop it further.

Through a guided process, this 4 week seminar style class will break the task down into a number of steps. Exercises, handouts and examples will give you the tools needed to write articulately about your work.  By the end of the 4 classes you will have a one page artist statement that is in sync with your practice.

For More Info:

http://articulations.ca/workshops/writing-is-easy-artist-statement-intensive-with-lyla-rye/

ATTENTION ARTISTSWORKING IN TEXTILE, FIBRE and DIGITAL MEDIUMSGladstone Hotel PresentsCALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Hard Twist 9 – Fibre OpticsSeptember 11-December 28, 2014
For more information:  http://www.akimbo.ca/68191

Remember that you can always stretch the definition of what constitutes textiles!

ATTENTION ARTISTS
WORKING IN TEXTILE, FIBRE and DIGITAL MEDIUMS

Gladstone Hotel Presents
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Hard Twist 9 – Fibre Optics
September 11-December 28, 2014

For more information:  http://www.akimbo.ca/68191

Remember that you can always stretch the definition of what constitutes textiles!

A  directed summer mentoring and educational residency for emerging visual artists, independent curators, and new Canadians with professional art training who live beyond the downtown core.** Through a series of facilitated seminars, studio visits, and critiques, participants will have a chance to further their practice, make connections, and develop a body of work for exhibition. YYZ has partnered with Local Arts Service Organizations (LASO) to reach participants and to promote their work within their communities through exhibitions and other public programs.Apply by May 31, 2014 
For more information:
http://www.akimbo.ca/68177

A directed summer mentoring and educational residency for emerging visual artists, independent curators, and new Canadians with professional art training who live beyond the downtown core.** Through a series of facilitated seminars, studio visits, and critiques, participants will have a chance to further their practice, make connections, and develop a body of work for exhibition. YYZ has partnered with Local Arts Service Organizations (LASO) to reach participants and to promote their work within their communities through exhibitions and other public programs.

Apply by May 31, 2014

For more information:

http://www.akimbo.ca/68177

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso
Emerging Artist Residency at Artscape’s Youngspace
Emerge, submerge or become emergent?
Any which way the deadline is May 2nd, 5pm:
http://artscapeyoungplace.ca/call-for-submissions-the-emerging-artist-residency-program-at-artscape-youngplace/

Emerging Artist Residency at Artscape’s Youngspace

Emerge, submerge or become emergent?

Any which way the deadline is May 2nd, 5pm:

http://artscapeyoungplace.ca/call-for-submissions-the-emerging-artist-residency-program-at-artscape-youngplace/

I am re-posting this image that I have posted before by the photographer and poet, Robert Anderson.  The piece, titled  Signals for Seers is part of the OCAD Alumni Show at the Gladstone Hotel, April 3 - 6, 2014.
Also on exhibit at the same time is the juried fibre show,  Hard Twist.

I am re-posting this image that I have posted before by the photographer and poet, Robert Anderson.  The piece, titled  Signals for Seers is part of the OCAD Alumni Show at the Gladstone Hotel, April 3 - 6, 2014.

Also on exhibit at the same time is the juried fibre show,  Hard Twist.

Works for me in regards to creativity too
From:  https://plus.google.com/+QuotesempireOfficial/posts/RJw3AaVwe7G?cfem=1

Works for me in regards to creativity too

From:  https://plus.google.com/+QuotesempireOfficial/posts/RJw3AaVwe7G?cfem=1

I have been recently working with Holly Dunlap to help her develop her installation and photography practice.  Here are images of some her recent work:

Jane Jacobs, 2013, 46in x 35in x 4in, glass tiles

Bill’s, 2012, 18ft x 22ft, mixed media installation

El  Senor, 2013, 11in x17in, digital print

 

See more images at her site:

http://www.hollydunlap.com/

Excellent article that made me rethink my habits and gave me permission to daydream and walk more often:
18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/04/creativity-habits_n_4859769.html

Excellent article that made me rethink my habits and gave me permission to daydream and walk more often:

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/04/creativity-habits_n_4859769.html

Great Opportunity:
Open Studio Scholarship for Emerging Print Media Artists
Deadline for scholarship submissions is 5:00 pm on May 1, 2014Full submission guidelines can be found by visiting the website and clicking on “Scholarships.”

Great Opportunity:

Open Studio Scholarship for Emerging Print Media Artists

Deadline for scholarship submissions is 5:00 pm on May 1, 2014
Full submission guidelines can be found by visiting the website and clicking on “Scholarships.”

Genius is the error in the system.
Paul Klee
When you work out what it is that you’re doing, that’s when it ceases to motivate you. When you understand what you’re doing, the inspiration is gone.
sculptor Richard Deacon from the current Sculpture Magazine 33.2, p.60
A big congratulations to a wonderful sculptor I have had the pleasure to work with.  Kim Stanford has been exploring the domestic realm by sculpting socks.  The range of references she draws out of this humble material is often very diverse:  phallis, vulva, sperm, people, germs, the list could continue.
The show opens Saturday, March 1, 2-5pm.  I know I’ll be there.
Dirtier
Kim Stanford
Loop Gallery - http://www.loopgallery.ca/loop/home.html
Toronto
March 1 - 23

A big congratulations to a wonderful sculptor I have had the pleasure to work with.  Kim Stanford has been exploring the domestic realm by sculpting socks.  The range of references she draws out of this humble material is often very diverse:  phallis, vulva, sperm, people, germs, the list could continue.

The show opens Saturday, March 1, 2-5pm.  I know I’ll be there.

Dirtier

Kim Stanford

Loop Gallery - http://www.loopgallery.ca/loop/home.html

Toronto

March 1 - 23