Friday, October 30, 2009

Pecha Kucha

On October 23rd the Waterloo Community Arts Centre held its first successful night in a speakers series that is part of the worldwide network known as PechaKucha. The idea is to make a presentation with 20 slides and have them on screen for 20 seconds each. This gives the presenter 6 minutes and 40 seconds to do their talk.

Thanks to all our presenters:

Crystal Bradford
Liam Kijewski
Ashley Snell

And thanks to all those who showed up and a special thanks to Andrew the Bartender.

a small sample of what was seen.....

The People Have Chosen

One hundred and five visitors have cast their votes for a final winner from the Annual Juried Show.
Congratulations Kathleen Poste for your painting "Cows at the Fence".
It was clearly the People's Choice!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Juried Show reception was a hit. We had 83 visitors attend. We had great food from Seven Shores Cafe, and wonderful jazz from Jazz Cafe Noir. Peter Etril Snyder, one of our jurors, assisted me in welcoming everyone. These were the winners announced:

1st Place - Erwin Rummel, for his "Corn and Green Peppers"
2ns Place - Kathleen Poste, for her "Tree Island"
3rd Place - Pat Kalyn, for her "June 31st Rhapsody"

Honourable Mentions go to:
Jim Heldmann, for his "Another Winter in Philipsburg"
Wendy Albrecht, for her "Night Bird"
Teri Keenliside, for her "Winter Morn"

Congratulations to everyone! There is one more prize yet - the People's Choice Award will be announced right here at the end of the month.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Annual Juried Show on Now!

The Jurors have finished their work, and the selected paintings are on the walls. Come to the Button Factory, October 2 to 30, to see Rhythm of Life, our annual juried show. This year's jurors - Peter Etril Snyder, Robert Achtemichuk, and Marshall Ward - have selected 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, and 3 honourable mentions. The winners will be announced at the reception this Friday, October 9, 5pm to 7pm.

This year's reception will feature jazz music by Jazz Cafe Noir and food from Seven Shores Cafe.

Participating Artists are:

Wendy Albrecht
Rouaida Al-madrmani
Jane Bayne
Nicole Coviello
David Crow
Sanela Dizdar
Adele Figliomeni
Frances Gregory
Jim Heldmann
Carol Hughes
Pat Kalyn
Teri Keenliside
Linda Kellar
Jean Marshall
Kathleen Poste
Don Routly
Erwin Rummel
Dawna Saba
Ann Vandenberg Sczyrba
Gail Vanderzee
Nicole Waddick
Brian Whitfield
Leandra Zarnow