Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The main gallery of the Museum of Ornamental Post is proud to host the Toronto leg of the Goddess Mail Art show. New works by Chantal Laurin ( curator and fellow SMALL member who runs the CAR, Canada ), Helene Lagache (France), Ivana Rezek (Croatia), Servane Morel(Belgium), Genevieve Chausse (Canada) and Alietee Couette (France).
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
.... reprinted with permission of the author.
Sorry for the mass email all, Ottawa poet and small press collector John Curry is in a bit of trouble and making an interesting offer. also check out his 1 cent series.Cheers,
Help Save Room 302 Books
john curry, certainly a world class poet living in our community, is
presently facing almost certain eviction.
Stephen Brockwell alerted me of this precarious situation, by phone, and
asked if I would get the word out, most recently at the TREE Reading
Series on September 22, where we were able to scare up enough to cover one
of his 5 months owed rent & save his telephone service.
curry's been in constant production of his own and hundreds of others work
since 1979. hes mainly ineligible for grants. His bookstore is mainly an
unused resource. His archive documenting the growth of avant-garde writing
in Canada is one of the key collections in the country. Nicky Drumbolis
has said: curry and his work are the best-kept secret in Canada.
Since time is of the essence, if curry's to avoid eviction, there are a few
ways you can help:
Start to use his goddamn store!
Room 302 Books is the only bookstore in Canada ever to focus
specifically on the avant-garde and overlooked outsiders, specializing in
concrete/visual/sound poetries (mainly Canadian) with a stock of over
20,000 mainly rare titles, including elusive ephemera, and probably the
only source of most of jwcurry's various imprints and titles (which number
in the thousands). curry's current lists finally focus on his own work as
artist & publisher, virtually the first time everything thats (still)
available has been made commonly available. You can purchase bookstore
IOUs (or set up an account) today in any amount for those who'd like to do
Subscribe to Curvd H&z, curry's serial imprint. donor subscriptions
(please indicate) of $100 or more get « the stash in a sampling of available
titles from various of his imprints immediately, the remaining « put on
account for forthcoming titles.
I would like to encourage you to donate something so as to keep this
excellent bookstore, publisher, archive and artist alive, and at the same
time help prevent curry's eviction from his apartment. For those who'd like
to purchase bookstore IOUs, Id ask you to write (#302-880 Somerset Street
West, Ottawa Canada K1R 6R7) or call him at (613) 233 0417. Please
contribute as you can.
Roland Prevost (with collusions with curry)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I have had the chance to meet RF CÔTÉ, STEVEN RENALD and DEWI in the past year. It is always a thrill to meet the person behind the Mail Art. Next week I will be meeting PETER DOWKER in his Flip Flop shop. This promises to be very interesting !
Also planned for this summer, a meeting with LORRAINE KWAN and HÉLÈNE LACELLE at her Gallery of Ornamental Post (GOOP) in Ottawa, Ontario.
CAR- CENTRE D'ARTISTES DE RAWDON/ RAWDON ARTISTS CENTER
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
CAR and MOOP are happy to announce their first joint show at the MOOP ...
Destination: Toronto. Le 7 mai sera le premier départ du CAR vers la galerie MOOP. L'exposition de photographies de JEAN LUC CAVELLEC y sera présentée tout le mois de mai pour le festival Contact.
Destination: Toronto. May 7th will be CAR's first trip and it will be heading to the MOOP Gallery. JEAN LUC CAVELLEC's photography exhibit will be shown throughout the month of May to honour Toronto's photography festival Contact.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
The Museum of Bad Art has published 2 books based on their collection including their latest Masterworks ... http://www.museumofbadart.org/
The Museum of Temporary Art has a big collection of catalogs of small things http://www.museum-of-temporary-art.com/thecatalogues.html
and the Main Street Museum which uses wiki technology to show their exhibits online .. http://www.mainstreetmuseum.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
From the Museum website located in White River Junction, VT http://www.mainstreetmuseum.org/
The Museum forges links and reflects meanings from object to object, from object to viewer, and from the viewer back to the object again.
Assigning values to artifacts is increasingly difficult in the environment of most major collecting institutions. The neutrality of theoretical systems utilized by any museum is currently being called into question. As a small independent repository the Main Street Museum has the flexibility—indeed the mandate—to examine the layered and ever changing meanings of objects and their relationships to their surroundings. As the uses for objects are more or less continuously in flux, we analyze these uses through traditional disciplines (art historical, scientific and qualitative methods), but also through psychological analysis as well. Our emotional relationship with objects is formed abstrusely. Therefore the meaning of objects is unlocked only through similar cryptic means.
We accession items based on the sustained interest that has been shown them and the attentiveness they demonstrate towards us. Perhaps the only true meaning in objects lies in the questions we ask them and in the questions each one of them asks of us.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
This will be the first collaboration, and hopefully not the last, of the two SMALL members.
The exhibit will be held for the month of May.
It would be nice if others would join and create an exhibition circuit.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Here is a good example of how CAR moves...when i started this thing i wanted CAR to move and go places and it's exactly what is happening ! First year i went from Town Hall to basement of a hidden B&B to basement of an multicutural art association...then 2nd year i went in the basement of the Beach House...then 3rd year i was granted a wonderful classroom from a 1950's school but...last week was told to move my jewelry exhibit somewhere else because they are undergoing renovations...now, mind you, Rawdon is not the type of town that overflows with CAR Parking Spaces but I did find one...on the terrasse of the restaurant LA LANTERNE...direct on the main street...they have a huge terrasse that can be covered in case the weather doesn't co-operate and a heating system...and loads of customers...so CAR will park its last exhibit of the 2008-2009 season outside and in front of everyone.
The ride continues !
Sunday, March 29, 2009
...From March 27 to May 2nd, JEAN LUC CAVELLEC will be exhibiting his photos at the CAFÉ DES ARTISTES in Rawdon, Quebec, Canada. The exhibit will be display over 50 photos of the Atlantic Coast in the Brittany (Bretagne) region of France.
Chantal Laurin (RAWDON ARTISTS CENTER) is organizing a 2nd Mail Art Call.
It will be held during the Rawdon Intercultural Festival on August 14-15-16 and the theme will be, of course, "The Festival."
What does Festival mean to you ?
Painting, drawing, collage, visual poetry, 2D or 3D
No jury/no sales/no returns
Documentation on http://car-mailart.blogspot.com
All Festival entries must be sent to:
CAR ( Chantal Laurin )
thank you Dewi for posting the french one !!!
APPEL D'ART POSTAL ÉTÉ 2009Le Centre d'Artistes de Rawdon organise une exposition d'art postal en août 2009.
L'exposition sera présentée lors du Festival Interculturel de Rawdon les 14-15-16 août et le thème est LE FESTIVAL.
Envoyez vos oeuvres du FESTIVAL à l'adresse suivante:
Format carte postale, grandeur à votre choix.
Tout médiums accepté.
Aucun retour, pas de prix, pas de jury.
Date limite: 1er août 2009.
Documentation: un blog sera accessible à tous.
Remerciements à ceux qui laissent leurs coordonnés, postaux ou email.
Although not a member of SMALL (yet ;-) the Shopping Trolley Gallery had it's last hurrah recently by finishing up at the Tate Museum of London and offering up a little inspiration to us as well. No word yet if there will be a New Shopping Trolley Gallery. This card has been sent out to the participants of the last show and is juicy enough to share. More can be seen at www.mailmartha.org.uk
( I just heard from Martha that the Gallery is not finished ... only resting as all of the great mail artists do )
Friday, March 20, 2009
Before posting anything MoTA-related (which I should, I know...) I think about the future logo for this great small association.
The image is just a first sketch and may inspire others to do it properly.
Also, I like the following from of writing: sma:l&l
And there will be 4 new entries to the Museum of Temporary Art hopefully after this weekend.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
- Centre d'Artistes de Rawdon (CAR)
- Iggi's Treasure Box
- Leila's Hair Museum
- Main Street Museum
- Montrose Portrait Gallery of Canada
- Museum of Bad Art
- Museum of Ornamental Post
- Museum of Temporary Art
- Wheelie Bin Gallery
If you are interested in joining our Association please contact one of our members or myself; Dewi email@example.com for more information. Membership is free and all we ask is that you publish links to this site and members.
And if you will be in the neighbourhood, you are always welcome to drop by.
Museum of Ornamental Post
Member of S.M.A.L.L.
Theme is open.
send work to:
Museum of Ornamental Post
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The museum itself is located in my home. It is about 40x50 cm big and has 33 compartments.
This website is a representation of what is currently in the museum, i.e. the compartments.
Most of the objects in the museum are linked to a memory or anecdote which increases their
actual value far beyond the materialistic one. The museum is a chance to give such seemingly
meaningless objects the platform they deserve. They are Temporary Art.
Anyone, who is able to see beyond the surface and is willing to part with such an invaluable
item and its story. For details see http://www.museum-of-temporary-art.com
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Goop Gallery (gallery of ornamental post) just opened in the ancient Tuscan spa above our mini-ballroom. Calling all artists who wish to have their MAIL ART displayed. Your postcard or maybe your sweet watercolor will hang alongside tiled floors + mosaicked walls once populated by Roman philosophers + crackpots. Our collection includes work by Michel Della Vedova, Dewi, Jelene Morris, Happy -go- Lucky and David Berube. Send your mail here: GOOP GALLERY, 19 Hurdman rd, Ottawa Ontario, Canada, K1N 8N7
Saturday, March 7, 2009
CAR and WRB musique.
February 18, 2009
For Immediate Release:
Cold Comfort: Winter Portraits at The Montrose Portrait Gallery
The Montrose Portrait Gallery of Canada presents a show of hot art in a cold space at our not-at-all winterized gallerage, opening Saturday, March 6, at 4 p.m. (Blizzard date, March 13)
Twenty-odd artists, including Rob Elliot, Noah Kalina, Danielle Meder, Jennifer Wigmore and Mendleson Joe, are featured in this frigid blast of warm visage. Chill alongside fellow patrons at our opening or book an appointment (no cold calling; we need time to get the space heater going!) by emailing Montrose@theportraitgallery.ca. Appointments accepted until April 30th.
The Montrose Portrait Gallery of Canada was established in jovial protest in 2007. Frustrated with the government’s continued inaction on the state of our National Portrait Gallery, The MPOG continues to offer a cheap and cheeky alternative.
Submissions always welcome: Bring your portrait, or contact us for mailing instructions.
For more information, please:
And visit our website at ThePortraitGallery.ca
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
JEAN LUC CAVELLEC IS A TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHER AND PAINTER FROM BRITTANY, FRANCE.
JEAN LUC'S photos were 1st shown during CAR's 3rd photography show on February 21 and 22. We worked together through email and snailmail.He send me 55 photographs and i took care of the framing and the presentation. All in all, this show didn't cost much and we proved that it is possible to present something of good quality with not much money. Next, Jean Luc will exhibit in a local coffee show here in Rawdon for the whole month of April then move on to Toronto by Dewi's MOOP for a few weeks in May ...after that, we shall see...
I'm in the process of planning my 2009-2010 season season.It is starting with a Mail Art call on AUgust 14-15-16 on the theme of Festival. It will be held during Rawdon's Intercultural Festival. Then, September 6 and 7 will be the 5th edition of the Painting exhibit...this is a good one...a small show but the artists sell so that makes me happy, of course.This show is open to everyone who will assume their postal fees...in this regard, SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL !
Give thanks !
Monday, March 2, 2009
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Paper Planes & Birds.
An annexe to the Wheelie Bin Gallery is the artexed ceiling of my workroom which needs covering with paper birds, planes and all manner of flying things.
Find details of how to participate by going to the appropriate blog HERE.