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Mr. Peterson

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

I had an opportunity to visit my first printmaking instructor in Trepassey, NL. We hadn’t been together for nearly twenty years. Warren Peterson also taught me several drawing classes and is a prime influence in my thinking about art and life. He is also a master of the critique. Impossible to know how to thank him but he really made a difference in my life (and many others). How about simply, thank-you, Mister P.

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This afternoon at the Chan Centre / UBC

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Photo credit to John Wertschek.

Fred Herzog was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr today. After the convocation ceremony, I took the opportunity to talk with him about photography and his amazing body or work.

Tonight in Vancouver

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Visiting with Angela Grossman before the opening of the  Foundation Exhibition.

Looking back

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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During my time at TGL, I was at the centre of printing the entire Swan Engraving series and also nearby for the Circuit prints produced by Frank Stella.  On occasion Bob Cross and I would go into Manhattan to work on one thing or another for Frank in his studio.  Here I am one day inking parts for one of the constructions he was working on at the time.

Christmas at Emily Carr

Monday, December 15th, 2008

I wasn’t able to sit with Santa at the party today.  I did better than that, Landon Mackenzie and Renee van Halm welcomed me to their table.

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Big Hugs

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

On Friday evening, I got an opportunity to get to Liz Ingram’s opening at Malaspina.  Liz is part of the fabulous print team at the Universtiy of Alberta and produces some of the best prints and drawings being made in western Canada.

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Bob Boyer

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

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Bob Boyer passed away unexpectedly four years ago today.  He was one of Canada’s great artists and a good friend.  We always had a good time together, I learned much from him, and I deeply respect him.  Along the way we also were able to smoke a few cigars together in Fort McMurray and Regina.  I dug through boxes of photographs looking for one that I could post. Wouldn’t you know it?  I don’t have one.  Someone told me that the National Gallery of Canada had never bought art from a living Canadian First Nation’s artist until they acquired one of Bob’s paintings.  Can this be true?  I am presuming it was one of his blanket paintings.

Supper at Edo Squid

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Print buddies Mark Bovey from NSCAD and Otis Tamasauskas from Queen’s at the Southern Graphics Council annual conference in Richmond, VA.

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Photo credit to Vanessa Hall-Patch.

Kabuki Dave

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

This picture from David Alexander’s opening this afternoon at the Bau Xi Gallery.  Dave isn’t seen in the city that frequently, nor is his work.  Take this opportunity to view the show (up until March 29) and find out what he is doing.

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Shin’s opening

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Tonight I cruised over to Shin Minegishi’s opening at Malaspina Printmaker’s Society.  Check out Shin’s work if you get an opportunity.  But just to make it more fun, I took along Peter von Tiesenhausen who is in town to begin work on a project in Stanley Park. Peter spoke yesterday at Emily Carr.  The student’s really responded to his work and ideas.  

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