After visiting New York City numerous times over the past 5 years or so, I've come to understand why people love it. The vitality, resilience and complexity fills me with wonder at how so many people can coexist in such a small space, while maintaining a sense of autonomy. On a visit last May with … Continue reading A Visit to Harlem via Grand Magazine
What will happen to John Lingwood’s Courthouse?
I was happy to see in a recent article in the Region of Waterloo Record that the Region of Waterloo is interested in the former provincial courthouse at 200 Frederick St. Kitchener as a potential location for more regional government offices. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UDPATE MARCH 29, 2018: The Region of Waterloo will renovate the courthouse to become the … Continue reading What will happen to John Lingwood’s Courthouse?
Finding John Lingwood: The Search Begins
The first time I set foot in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record building on Fairway Road in 1979, I knew right away something important was going on there. It was early in my newspapering career and most of the newspaper offices I had know were makeshift affairs or dishevelled versions of their former selves – places where … Continue reading Finding John Lingwood: The Search Begins
Have Stories Will Travel
‘Neighbourhood Voices Interactive’ , a traveling digital exhibition is the culmination of may work as the City of Kitchener’s 2014 Artist in Residence. It's currently showing at Forest Heights Community Centre, 1700 Queen's Blvd., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and is featured on the Armodilo website. Armodilo is the a Waterloo Region company that designs and manufactures the beautiful tablet … Continue reading Have Stories Will Travel
On being funded
I know it's taboo, but I'm going to talk about money. In particular I'm going to talk about the money I received last week from the Ontario Art Council through it Exhibition Assistance program. I've tentatively arrived at the "career" of artist as I navigate my middle years – a journey partly of necessity and partly … Continue reading On being funded
Mixing Messages in Kitchener
As part of my residency at the City of Kitchener in 2014 I developed an interactive video installation for two gallery shows that gave visitors the chance to mix together two of the video stories I created as part of the year-long project, Neighbourhood Voice. The mixing of the stories creates both resonance and dissonance … Continue reading Mixing Messages in Kitchener