The Holiday Arts Mail-Order School (H.A.M.S.) operated by i2i artist, Ian Phillips and author Derek McCormack will appear at The Toronto International Art Fair, this October 28-31! Presented by The Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), this specially commissioned haunted schoolhouse is the result of a four year correspondence school that offers instruction to men and women who wish to celebrate Hallowe'en in a creative manner. The show will feature top work from students and will offer for purchase limited edition school souvenirs and novelties connected to the school's coursework. Hallowe'enologists Ian Phillips and Derek McCormack will be on hand to take your questions and offer demonstrations. Alumni welcome! Trick or Treat! More information here: http://www.arttoronto.ca/
Harvey Chan has been busy this past summer exploring realism and revisiting the magic he finds in oil painting and portraiture. A series of the portraits he has created will be on display at The Bunky Studio: 135 Tecumseth, Unit #2 (ground floor) in Toronto - one block west of Bathurst, between Queen and King. The Opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 7 from 6 to 10 pm. The work can also be seen Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 to 5 pm
To see a selection of the portraits go to Harvey Chan's portfolio and click on Portfolio 2.
Sarah opened her fourth solo show in February in Mermaid Beach, Queensland Australia. "I Dream in Celluloid" toured across Australia and the UK and finishes up in Ottawa, at La Petite Mort Gallery in October. Five of the images from this show won "best in book" in the Creative Review 2011 Illustration Annual. The show, "I Dream in Celluloid", is a collection of work based on dreams and memories inspired by and affected by Sarah's obsession with film.
Tim Zeltner painted the cowboy boot used as the award for the Cowgirl Up! show, now in it's 6th year. It began as a show and sale held at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Arizona. It is a month long Spring show of art by women artists who work to capture the spirit and lifestyle of the West in their art.
Margot Austin, the Senior Design Editor of Style at Home, recently hired Alanna to create a mural (wallpaper) for their booth at this year's IDS11. The interior design show is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from January 27 to January 30, 2011.
Alanna in front of the mural on opening night.
SideMart Theatrical Grocery of Montréal presents:
Limited edition giclée prints of illustrations from Derek McCormack's books "Haunted Hillbilly" and "Western Suit" (both designed and illustrated by Ian Phillips) will be available in a raffle at the:
HAUNTED HILLBILLY HOOTENANNY! A night of Country Music Splendor!!! Monday June 26th at The Dakota Tavern 249 Ossington Ave, Toronto 8 to 10:30 pm $15
A fundraiser, in support of the upcoming production of HAUNTED HILLBILLY A musical adaptation of Derek McCormack's novel, on stage at Theatre Passe Muraille Aug 6th - 15th part of Summerworks Theatre Festival
(The silkscreened Hatch Show style poster for the musical was also designed by Ian Phillips)
Visit the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound Ontario this summer to see some of the Lost and Found Pet Posters Ian Phillips amassed through a mail art exchange he ran throughout the 1990s. Also on display is some of the merchandising developed with the launch of the Japanese edition of his book LOST. A dog house video installation also chronicles some of the media frenzy that abounded at the time of the book's release. For $50 you can own your very own limited edition print of any one of the posters from the exhibit. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Owen Sound Animal Shelter, a no-kill facility. Prints are available for purchase through Ian's website. The show runs June 25th through to September 12th.
Greg Stevenson lent his elegant line style (art directed by Megan Dana of Borshoff) to the invitations for the Elton John Benefit Performance celebrating the life of Ryan White done in collaboration with the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, to be held this April 28, 2010. For more information on Ryan's story -please read the recent Washington Post article.