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7 Sep

T.A.G. – Paint A Wine Box

I call this piece, Signs of Nature.

 Hello again locals, visitors, kids, friends and families!

I usually don’t get to nervous about gigs but this upcoming one in November is starting to give me some signs that I am not ready yet.  It shows me that there is still much work to do.  I am curating a show at two venues in the middle of the month of November  and it might just be a race to get it all done by then the way I want.  Once the show is up I can relax a little and enjoy the festivities.  Until then there is much work and a couple of other gigs along the road.

The show I am hosting is one concept that I have worked with previously.  What the proposal to the artists is:  To take a wooden wine box of varying size and paint it, draw on it, spray it, put stuff on it, whatever the artists vision is.  As long as they adhere to the theme, Issue and they keep the piece P.G.  I don’t ask for much in my shows except for of course, some good old creativity that makes the people go ahhhh.   There is almost nothing better than to view a well produced, honest and fun art show.  That is what I am hoping for this time.  The main venue is Millennium Place and a other not confirmed location is still in the works, wish me well in securing it and the logistics around the deal.

The show will correspond with Cornucopia and be a part of it.  As usual the artists are generally from the Corridor with some exceptions.  This time around I have enlisted the help of some foreign artist that I felt needed to showcase their work outside their respective country.  I invited a favourite pop artist from San Diego, Monty Montgomery, to join the group, I also asked country man and super rad dude Chris Crites, aka, The Bag Painter to be a part of the show.  If you’re not familiar with these lads then, please take a gander at their work which inspired me to invite them in to the show.  Both are established artists with quite unique styles.  They must be seen to be understood.   I personally own a Bag Painter print and think you should too!

Over the next couple of months I will highlight and discuss the other artists involved in the show.  I hope you are as excited as I am to see this awesome and unique show that will certainly be a highlight in the Whistler art scene for 2012.  Stay tuned as there are many exciting artists that I have not worked with previously but look forward to immensely .

I am running off to a photo shoot this afternoon that I will surely let you know of next week.  I can’t say anything yet as it is before the printer and we just don’t wanna talk to much till it is in the proverbial can.  Then, it will be blah, blah, blah. You know me.  Ol Arne motor mouth, hahahaha.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to wax your gear before you forget.


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