The fine Canadian painter with a Ukrainian heritage, Natalka Husar (and an excellent name, too), dropped by the house Tuesday morning. We hadn't seen each other for a while so it could only mean one thing: she'd come to celebrate, or just mark, the Ukrainian victory in Kyiv over the weekend. (Temporary and provisional, she quickly qualified.) "I brought you a book," she said.
Mario Biagini is a genial, 49-year-old Italian theatre worker who's one of two designated successors to theatre pioneer Jerzy Grotowski. He's in Toronto with a troupe of colleagues to perform and teach at U of T. I know theatre worker sounds mundane but the term "The Work" appears often as he talks; it's spoken with reverence, the way hockey players say "The Game."
Metal Arts Guild of Nova Scotia
Annual exhibition and competition
Dec. 7, 2013 - Jan 7 2014
(running with the Gallery’s annual Christmas exhibit)
Guild members have approached the theme of light literally, philosophically, and symbolically in the creation of objects from jewelry to sculpture.
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You could say Tomas Borsa and his buddies have drawn a "line in the sand" between anger and activism. Spurred by what they saw as the lack of deeper public and community input into the environmental risks of a twin pipeline that would run 1,177 kilometres between Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. the gang got their game on.