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Symbiosis.

January 21, 2011

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Institutions are a critical part of a vibrant arts scene and their operating costs should always be maintained so the greater population can have access to the services they provide. Without shows like The Titanic at THEMUSEUM, which has caused a huge buzz throughout the city, without the KW Symphony providing ever changing programming ranging […]

Posted in: art, Urban Living

Difference between art and craft

January 20, 2011

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After writing the blog I posted yesterday concerning accessibility in art, I got into a very real dialog about the practice of craft making versus the practice of making art. Here lies a very fine drawn line. It is broken and scattered, and yet it exists. The practice of making craft requires the honing of […]

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On “Art to relate to”

January 19, 2011

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In response to the article about Ernest Daetwyler’s piece that will be installed in front of police headquarters, this letter was sent to The Record.┬áThis post will certainly not be a judgement about the person who wrote this letter because her sentiment is echoed by most of the community, nor is it about the spectacular […]

Aging sucks. It’s about to suck more.

January 17, 2011

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The Record featured this piece about how an older woman froze to death in Scarborough after wandering out into the night, and none of her neighbours helped her. This case is being labelled as an example of “Bystander Effect“. I have two problems with this article. First: This may be a case of bystander effect, […]

Posted in: Politics