Archive for October, 2011

Philip Burke

October 30, 2011

I just had the opportunity to see my dear friend Philip give a lecture about his work in Toronto. He spoke about his evolution as an artist, and in particular how Buddhism has helped him to grow and be a more compassionate artist. He’s really one of the most original artists I’ve known. And his canvases are huge…and gorgeous.
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Honouring Canadian Inuit people

October 30, 2011

A collection of cartoons about Canadian Inuit life will be published shortly. This article was featured in the Montreal Gazette yesterday, and an accompanying show opens at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa Nov.1 . This collection of work celebrates the 40th anniversary of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a national advocacy organization representing 55,000 Inuit people living in 53 northern communities. Thank you Aislin (Terry Mosher) for organizing it! My image is called “Ark” and it addresses climate change and the melting of the polar ice caps.

I love this! Land of the Giants

October 29, 2011

Making something mundane truly beautiful can be a tough project. Architects Choi + Shine have designed electric pylons that are really spectacular!

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Small School Summit in Kingston Ontario

October 15, 2011

I’m very excited to have been asked to speak about the importance of arts in our culture at the Small School Summit this year. I’ve always thought that teachers have the most important jobs in our society.
Other speakers will include singer and songwriter Murray McLauchlan, director and choreographer Allen Kaeja, activist and actor Tom Jackson and my favourite CBC host Jian Gomeshi!

Here’s a new interview!

October 11, 2011