"Great Wave off Kanagawa2" by Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) - Restored version of File:Great Wave off Kanagawa.jpg (rotated and cropped, dirt, stains, and smudges removed. Creases corrected. Histogram adjusted and color balanced.). Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa2.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa2.jpg
Kal (Honey, my husband and fellow artist/instructor) and I planned an early night at Nuit Blanche this year – we just can't handle all-nighters (or even very late nights) like we used to. In the end it was about 3:00 when we were climbing into bed, so not that early really!
Here are some photos from our evening, which we started on Queen Street West with our art student niece Jessica Kho and some of her friends, who were nice enough to share a meal with us and visit the Propeller show I was in before we went our separate ways.
When we got to Bathurst Street we headed down to Fort York which had some terrific large outdoor video, light and sculpture installations. Quite a bit of Cuban work, including 'Ascendant Line', a long red carpet that turned into a flag (atop a proper flagpole), and 'Conga Irreversible' a reverse-conga music and dance parade video by Los Carpinteros that we watched for some time.
While we were there, we ran into some of our favourite young art-people Jasmine Lazdins and Bryce Peterson, who spotted us in the dark (or recognized our voices).
We ended out evening at Hart House, by which time I was running out of steam, but we had to make sure to find our artist-niece Danica Evering, who was volunteering in one of the rooms. What a treat to see her there, however briefly!
There are nine projects still viewable until sometime this weekend. You can visit the Nuit Blanche website to find out more.
As a visual artist I like nothing more than getting up to my elbows in paint or little plastic toys, or wading in at the deep end in pursuit of an idea. When I am not teaching others in a similar vein, you can find me researching, writing and noodling around in my studio, seeing where my latest lines of inquiry lead me.
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