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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
11:41 pm
[pandoragreen]
Goblin Market Art Show & Sale

Let the goblins tempt you with their wares
at the Goblin Market
Art Show & Sale
at the Artspeak Gallery,
September 22nd through 27th.

Hours of this group exhibit are
Monday to Friday 1pm to 5pm,
Saturday 10am to 6pm,
with a Reception on Friday September 26th from 6-9pm.


A fantasy themed art show featuring; photography, sculpture, miniature figures, boxes, items made from vintage children's books, goblins, faeries, & other fantastical creatures, whimsies, wonders, nonsense & indulgences to tempt your pocket book. All items priced at $50 or less.

www.goblins.recycledfairytales.com

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Friday, May 16th, 2008
8:23 am
[acwr]
Walk for the Arts!
The Mayor's Walk / Walk for a Creative City
Walk for the Arts & A Creative Windsor!
Monday, May 19, 2008

Arts Council Windsor + Region, along with Artcite, the Art Gallery of
Windsor, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Windsor Endowment for the
Arts, is asking all local artists, arts groups, volunteers, musicians,
writers and arts advocates to join us in celebrating Windsor's birthday,
together as a community.

Our efforts will reinforce our commitment to Windsor as a creative and
cohesive arts community, while highlighting our diversity and strength;
together as a group.

Monday May 19th
10 a.m.
Meet at Ambassador Park and walk as a group to the Riverfront Festival
Plaza For those wishing to walk with the Arts Council, keep an eye out for
our large burgundy banner.

10:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Riverfront Festival Plaza
Food, Entertainment, Speeches
Fun for Everyone!

EVERYONE WELCOME

We need your support to show our commitment to the ARTS.
Walk for our Creative City!
Make the ARTS count.

For further information please contact:
Utsy Hadaro
Executive Director
Arts Council Windsor + Region
1942 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor ON
519 252 6855
info@acwr.net
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007
4:48 pm
[acwr]
Fairytale Arts Event this Weekend, Chair-ity 14: Once Upon a Chair
The Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region's 14th annual live and silent auction of new, one-of-a-kind, artist-designed chairs, wares, home and garden items. This years theme is fairy-tales and nursery rhymes.

Chair-ity will take place June 16th at The Walkerville Brewry, 525 Argyle Road, Windsor, with auctioneer and funnyman Matthew Romain. The doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets to this fundraiser are $15 each. There will be a cash bar and light hor d'oeuvres by Koolini's. Guests are also more than welcome to attend as their favorite fairy-tale character.

Up until June 15th you can preview this year's submissions Monday through Friday, 1pm - 5pm, at the Artspeak Gallery, 1942 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor.

Chair-ity is a live show and fundraising effort benefiting artists and the Arts Council. Artists earn 70% of the final bid on their items while the Arts Council earns 30%.

Artists! We're still accepting submissions for Chair-ity. We'll be accepting items right up until 5pm on Friday June 15th. You don't need to be an Arts Council member to participate. If you're interested take a look at our Call For Submissions.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
4:06 pm
[acwr]
Garage Sale in a Gallery
This Saturday, May 5th the Arts Council is having a Treasure Sale. It's taking place in the Artspeak Gallery at 1942 Wyandotte St. E., from 8am to 2pm.

Just from what I've sorted/priced so far I can tell you that there will be a fantastic variety of stuff. Several tabletop weaving looms, a nice old dresser, frames, fake flowers, christmas garland and ornaments including some handcrafted ones, original art, random art supplies, books, baskets, needlecraft, jewelry, plates, platters, a computer desk, a fur stole, and much much more.

If you like strange old tech we have an answering machine from the 70's, a floor polisher, some ancient computer software (Mac and PC), a very funky retro vacuum cleaner, a fax machine that might qualify as antique, and other misfits.

{cross posted to several Windsor communities}
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
2:43 pm
[acwr]
Looking For Artists/Art
The Arts Council is hosting an exhibit for seniors, it's called North of 60. We are looking for art in all forms (painting, weaving sculpture, you name it)created by artists who are 60 and over. Check out the call for submissions (accepting submissions now through April 20th). It's a members only show, but it is open to new members.

Also, Chair-ity 14 (The Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region's 14th annual live and silent auction of new, one-of-a-kind, artist-designed chairs, wares, home and garden items) is fast approaching. The theme for 2007 is Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales. This year it's taking place June 16th at the Walkerville Brewery. The call for submissions for Chair-ity is already available online here. Submissions for Chair-ity are open to everyone (both members and non). Applications to participate in Chair-ity are due by Friday, May 18.

{cross posted to several Windsor communities}
Friday, February 16th, 2007
4:04 am
[eviana]
Looking for someone to interview
Hi, I'm actually not from Windsor but I am looking for someone who works at Chrysler in the Windsor plant. I'm in Seneca's Journalism Program, and my partner and I are making a documentary about Chrysler and their recently announced job cuts. We are looking for someone who is currently working at Chrysler in Windsor plant, whose job is on the line...we need to film and interview. As we are poor students, it's unpaid... but we want to show the effect of this job cut through their personal eyes. If you can, or if you know anyone, please email me at knishiza@learn.senecac.on.ca

Thanks so much!

(Cross-posted on Windsor_users, Brampton, Ontario)
Thursday, February 1st, 2007
3:46 pm
[acwr]
BE MINE
Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region invites you to join us for BE MINE, a Valentine themed exhibit. ACWR Member-designed greeting cards and gift items will be on display and available for sale. Prices range from $2 to $95, with most items falling in the $10-$25 range. Prices for cards range from $2 to $20. Part of the proceeds from sales will benefit the Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region.

Now through Feb. 16th, Monday to Friday from Noon to 6pm,
at the Artspeak gallery, 1942 Wyandotte St. E.

Featuring works from over twenty local artists, including:
Mary Atkinson, Sarah Atkinson, Danah Beaulieu, Rob Brown, Jean Bull, Amedee Chappus Sikich, Judy Chappus, Kendra Chappus Sikich, Rashmi Dadwal, Olga Dermendji, Laura Gould, Nancy Johns, Neda Laketic-Soc, Kristy LeBlanc, Leyla Munteanu, Helen Normandeau, Wallie Pizzuti, Jude Quick, Angela Roy, Lynda Ruddock-Rousseau, Sofie Stoyshin, Jyllian White, and Holly Wolter

Earrings, necklaces and bracelets, coasters, trays, and boxes, a lamp, CD's by local band Teach Yourself Piano, original paintings and prints, pin cushions, pillows and purses, as well as hand made greeting cards of all types (photography, watercolour, mixed media painting, collage, relief prints, etc) both Valentine themed and non.

Click here if you'd like to see pictures of some of the fabulous items we have available.
Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
3:07 pm
[acwr]
Looking For Art
Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region's annual Be Mine (Valentine's Day themed) show is coming up soon. We are looking for: greeting cards, paintings and small gift items (priced under $99). Check out the call for submissions (accepting submissions now through January 29th). It's a members only show, but it is open to new members.

{cross posted to several Windsor communities}
Friday, December 15th, 2006
3:33 pm
[acwr]
Looking for some odd/artsy holiday gifts?
The Arts Council's holiday members' show (aka Toys by Artists) is on now through Jan 5th at the Artspeak Gallery (1942 Wyandotte St. E.).

The hours are Today through December 22 and from January 2 through 5, Monday to Friday from 1 to 5pm. In addition we have Special Holiday Shopping hours Sat. Dec 16 and Sat Dec 23 from 9am to 5pm.

We have all sorts of different stuff available.......
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[Cross-posted to several Windsor communities.]

EDIT: For pics of some of the items take a look at my journal here.
Friday, December 8th, 2006
11:00 am
[acwr]
Holiday Art Crawl ~ Tonight!
Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region and Artcite Inc. invite you to join us tonight
for an evening of art, merriment, and responsibly consumed seasonal beverages!

Beginning at 5pm tonight, Friday, December 8, visit the Artspeak Gallery, 1942 Wyandotte Street East in Walkerville to help the Arts Council~Windsor & Region celebrate the opening of its "Toys by Artists" holiday members’ exhibit and sale

Then at 7:30pm, head over to Artcite Inc.,109 University Avenue West in Downtown Windsor for the opening reception of Artcite Inc.’s 25th Annual "Doin' the Louvre" Christmas FUN(d)raising exhibit.

If you Attend BOTH events this evening, and get your Holiday Art Crawl Card validated at both locations tonight, you’ll be eligible for our joint ART RAFFLE DRAW, which will include many goodies such as
-memberships to both the Arts Council - Windsor & Region and Artcite Inc.;
-ACWR Art Dollars which can be spent at ACWR group shows throughout the year;
-an original artist-made ornament; and
-an Artcite Inc. gift pack!

Two things you should know:
1. At the Artspeak Gallery and at Artcite Inc., EVERYONE is welcome to attend; you don’t have to be an artist, you don’t have to be a member, you don’t have to ever have set foot in either gallery before. You are always welcome at both locations and we sincerely hope to see you there; and
2. Admission to both galleries is always FREE.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU TONIGHT!!!

{cross-posted to several Windsor communities}
Friday, December 1st, 2006
4:20 pm
[acwr]
Day Without Art
Today we declare our loss.
December 1 is a Day Without Art,
an International Day of Observance
which focuses attention on the profound
impact AIDS has had on artists
and the world arts community.

Since 1990, each year an increasing
number of galleries, theatres,
artist groups and individuals
have participated in a vast array
of commemorative events.

Day Without Art celebrates
the lives of colleagues and friends
while mourning their loss in our creative communities.

Day Without Art activities inclues...Collapse )
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
4:01 pm
[acwr]
Toys by Artists
Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region's annual Holiday Art show is coming up soon. We are looking for: handmade toys and games, or art of any form (photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, etc) with a Toys or Christmas theme. Check out the call for submissions (accepting submissions now through December 1st). It's a members only show, but it is open to new members.

{cross posted to several Windsor communities}
Thursday, November 9th, 2006
9:38 pm
[acwr]
Vote with Art!
During the upcoming municipal elections consider arts and culture as a priority issue. Windsor residents can take a look at our ArtsVote survey, to get some idea of what the candidates views on the arts are.
Friday, November 3rd, 2006
10:34 am
[acwr]
Day of the Dead, this eve!
The Arts Council's Day of the Dead show is now open, and will run through November 10th. (We're at the Artspeak Gallery, Monday to Friday from 1-5pm, 1942 Wyandotte Street East.) Come take a look at over two dozen different artists' views of the Day of the Dead.
List of participating artistsCollapse )

Photography, weaving, painting, tattoo artistry, sculpture, lithographs, sugar skulls, magnets, masks, boxes, pins, skulls, skeletons, Frida (lots of Frida!), dead places, dead animals, and mementos to commemorate dead family members.

The reception is tonight, Friday November 3rd, at 7:30pm. There will be food and drink (hot chocolate, fruit punch, tamales, & other surprises). Many of the artists participating in the show will be present at the reception if you'd like to meet them, or ask them any questions.

Both the reception and the show in general are FREE and open to the general public.

EDIT: Tons of photos of the show have been uploaded to my journal, acwr, if you'd like to take a look.

{cross-posted to several Windsor communities}
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
5:35 pm
[miaouphoto]
Need some help with stores in Windsor
I live in Ottawa but will be hosting a baby shower in Windsor this summer. I was wondering if someone that lives in the city could help me out. I haven't done a lot of Windsor driving in a few years, but I am relatively familiar with the area just not shops etc.

The hotel we are having the shower at the Best Western on Huron Church. Shops I need to find around there would be:

- a grocery store that I can get soda, deli trays etc
- a party supply store or a place that fills balloons with helium
- possibly a department store like Wal-mart etc.

I'd rather not travel too far out past the downtown core due to timing etc. So yeah.. Any help would be fantastic :)
Friday, April 28th, 2006
12:24 pm
[agni_ishaya]
Simple Meditation for Conscious Living - Talk on Saturday
Hey everyone,

We are doing a talk on consciousness and meditation this Saturday at 1pm at the Erleichda Wellness Center (131 Elliott Street). Come on out and join us for an interesting discussion on a something that can completely change all of our lives. Meditation helps improve all areas of our lives.

Peace,
Agni Ishaya

Current Mood: cheerful
Friday, January 13th, 2006
6:00 pm
[magnesium3]
Books for Sale
Hi all,

I have a few text books to sell if anyone's interested.
Take a LookCollapse )
I was thinking about selling them on Amazon or something, but it'd probably be easier to sell them locally. If anybody's interested e-mail me (johna_latouf@hotmail.com). I can scan pics of them if you want. As far as the prices are concerned, I'm willing to haggle. Also, shipping would probably be a few dollars, although if you'd rather just exchange in person at St. Clair College or something that's cool, too. I probably have more to sell, I'll have to look later.
Friday, December 16th, 2005
1:48 pm
[malackey]
Need a Roommate in Leamington
I have a room opening up in my Leamington apartment. My current roommate is moving back to Seattle at the end of the month (yeah, she gave me no notice) - and I need to have someone to move in ASAP to help cover the rent. We're near Heinz, and close to the Price Chopper, Zellers and Tim Hortons. Basically everything you'd want or need in Leamington is within walking distance of the building. We have a big balcony, a little view of the lake, and super nice neighbours that have brought over cookies and left overs, just to make sure we were eating right (there's a lot of little old ladies in the building). There's a pool table and sauna in the basement, the laundry is really cheap, and the building is secure.

I already have basic furnishings in place (all my mismatched furniture from college), kitchen stuff, and have digital cable and internet hooked up. All you'd really need to bring is your bedroom furniture. If you need it, I even have a matching twin bed and dresser you can borrow until you have your own stuff. I've been described as the Monica of my friends - I keep the place pretty clean, and only ask that you clean up after yourself. I will happily undertake ridiculous compulsive over-cleaning on my own time, and won't ask you to participate.

Rent is $450, plus cable. I am not at home a lot, so I never bothered to get a landline installed, but I'd be willing to split a phone bill with you if you need one in the apartment. Preference is given to anyone who will sit around and play Tekken with me when I'm chilling at home.

Email me at malackey@gmail.com

Thanks,
Jen
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
3:53 pm
[duhbigman]
This Friday:
You like poetry? Spoken word? Hip-hop?

Then come on down to the Meetery Eatery in mid-town Detroit, for...

PICNAP
Poetry Series!


This weekly series includes an open mic for all styles of poetry and spoken word, as well as a round robin, so be sure to bring your own work to share with the world.
And this week's feature will be:

JEFF COTTRILL
Satirical performance artist with a unique theatrical style, all the way from Toronto. He has featured in such cities as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver and even London, England. This year he launched his first CD, Cracktastic! View his website for more info.

WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2005, 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Meetery Eatery, 5408 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. www.meeteryeatery.com
COVER: $5
WEBSITE: www.picnap.com

Click here to see flyer.Collapse )

See you there.

Current Mood: excited
Monday, June 27th, 2005
11:57 am
[duhbigman]
Want some spoken word?
Huh? Do ya?
Of course you do.

That's why you've got to come out this Thursday evening to...

ANGELS & DEVILS
...in its first anniversary show!

The evening will include an open mic, two main features, a short documentary film about the Windsor-Detroit performance-poetry scene, and a $10 slam.
And the features will be:

1. AMBER LAKES
Flint, Michigan-based poet who has won several poetry slams, and the author of Drowning in My Own Spit. She was featured in the intro of hip-hop artist Main Event's The Feature Presentation. View her website here.

2. JEFF COTTRILL
Satirical performance artist with a unique theatrical style, all the way from Toronto. He has featured in such cities as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver and just launched a new CD, Cracktastic! View his website here.

There will also be appearances by Detroit's 2005 National Poetry Slam Team:
Versiz (www.versiz.com), Kahn Davison (www.kahnd.com), Cassie Poe and Tom Budday.

WHEN: Thursday, June 30, 2005, 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7)
WHERE: The Phog Lounge, 157 University Avenue West, Windsor
COVER: $3

See you there.
(P.S. -- check out The Windsor Star today, there's supposed to be an article on Slam Poetry.)

Current Mood: excited
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