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Weekend Clues

big crossword puzzle

I love knowing truly creative people. Jennifer Gough, aka Minds Eye Studio is definitely one (see our Box 10 interview), pair her with two of my other favorites THEMUSEUM and TEDxWaterloo and I don’t know what to do with myself. Luckily, they do.

This Saturday Jennifer’s massive TEDxWaterloo Speaker Smarts Crossword Puzzle will be revealed at THEMUSEUM. From 1-5pm we are all invited to check out the clues and paint in our answers. If painting isn’t your thing, tease the crowd by tweeting incorrect hints – they will  show up on the tweet wall if you use #TEDxWaterloo.

Aside from just being really fun, (who doesn’t like giant puzzles?), the crossword will introduce newbies to the TEDx world.  More than just a speaker’s series, audience members must apply for a spot (applications are due February 1st) and be prepared to be a part of the conversations that happen in between each presentation. It’s a truly unique, interactive experience. The actual TEDxWaterloo event takes place on March 3rd at the Centre in the Square from 1-8p m with an afterparty to follow.

Of course, this is all taking place in the midst of THEMUSEUM’s 36 hours of Titanic, a crazy undertaking which brings the exhibit to you for – you guessed it – 36 hours straight- 10 am on Friday to 10 pm on Saturday. Night owls are rewarded with $10 Titanic admission from 10 pm to 10 am.

It is going to be a busy weekend. Thursday night is the talk with artist in residence Michelle Allard at KW|AG followed by Friday night’s Opening Reception, also at KW|AG (both are free and open to all). Saturday you’ll find me puzzling out the clues for Jennifer’s TEDxWaterloo crossword puzzle at THEMUSEUM and Sunday I am going to take in the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery‘s newest exhibition – most likely with some sushi thrown in.

So, to sum up my feelings about this weekend:

#6 across: What’s a seven letter word for really excited – starts with a “p” ?
Hint: Rhymes with biked

 

p.s – If you haven’t checked out Jennifer Gough’s new blog find it here>

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´tis the season for new exhibitions

Michelle Allard, Highlife, 2007, multicoloured office paper, cardboard, 11' x 9' x 7', courtesy of the artist.
Michelle Allard, Highlife, 2007, multicoloured office paper, cardboard, 11′ x 9′ x 7′, courtesy of the artist. Michelle is in residence at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery to Jan 20 creating Materialscape.

January is the ideal time for you to become acquainted with our Region´s public galleries.  Not only are all of the receptions and talks on the following list free, but all are welcome, no art experience is required. So come as you are, have fun and connect with other would be enthusiasts. The best part is that you don´t have to go far to find amazing experiences.

In an effort to help you navigate the tangle of opening receptions, artist talks and special events at KW´s public galleries – I present THE LIST. Though certainly not exhaustive, I hope that it will inspire you to get out there and experience something new.

Openings & Talks

to January 23 | Titanic Continues
THEMUSEUM: Titanic continues to Jan 23, check their website for hours and specials. Details>

to January 20 | Michelle Allard in Residence
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery: Vancouver artist Michelle Allard works in residence with community volunteers. Their efforts, 50,000 rolls of paper will then be used to create Materialscape> (Watch for coverage by WLU students on the Gallery’s blog Free-Admission.)

January 8 – 2:30 pm | Opening Reception
Cambridge Galleries Queen´s Square: Dianne Bos´s Reading Room. Details>

January 9 – 2pm | Artist Talk
Cambridge Galleries Queen´s Square: Dianne Bo speaks about her exhibition Reading Room. Details>

January 9 -2-4 pm | Opening Reception
Homer Watson House & Gallery: Forest Heights Collegiate graduating Class Exhibition 3 Seconds! Details>

January 11 – 7 pm | Alliance for a Grand Community Arts & Culture Rally
Conrad Center, Kitchener: Follow the rally live from your arm chair. Details>

January 13 – 5-8 pm | Opening Reception
University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG): Balint Zsako´s Works on Paper and Susy Oliveira´s Your face, like a lone nocturnal garden in Worlds where Suns spin ´round. Details>

January 16 – 1-5 pm  | Opening Reception
Canada Clay and Glass Gallery: Opening of Brash Sophistication: Two American Pop Artists Redefine Minimalism. Details>

January 19 – 6:30 pm | Opening Reception
Cambridge Galleries Preston: Opening of Richard Nixon´s Impossible Things. Details>

January 20 – 7 pm | Artist Talk: Michelle Allard
Vancouver based artist Michelle Allard talks about her new exhibition Materialscape which is being created at the Gallery from January 5 to 20 with the help of community volunteers.

January 21 – 7 pm | Opening Reception
The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery: Opening celebration of Michelle Allard´s Materialscapes, Robert Linsley´s Geomorphic Fantasy and Colwyn Griffith´s Something About Time. Details>

January 25 – 6:30 pm | Opening Reception
Cambridge Galleries Design at Riverside: Opening Reception of Next North. Details>


Save the Date

February 2 – 7 pm | Groundhog Day Meet-Up (free)
Presented by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery & Wonderful Waterloo. See the facebook event teaser>

February 25 | BMO Studio 54
THEMUSEUM´s annual fundraising bash, get NAUGHTYcal at 2011´s party of the year. Details>

March 15 | Gala
Cambridge Galleries: Arti Gras! Not to be missed annual fundraiser. Details>


Definitely Cherries…

The Rotunda Gallery at Kitchener City Hall features a new exhibition monthly>

THEMUSEUM continues its evolution as the place to be. Check their site often for impromptu parties, special events and the Opening of Finding Tom>

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery opens up  space to the community for special events, partnerships and experimental stuff with co|lab>

The Waterloo Regional Museum will open its exhibitions in late 2011. See what´s coming here>

Centre in the Square has opened up their studio space to performers on a revenue sharing basis. Check out the deets on RQ Magazine>

Amazing groups and venues like Neruda Productions and The Registry Theater are also offering a wide variety of performances.


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