Monday, November 30, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

His XVI'ness on Beauty



"What is capable of restoring enthusiasm and confidence? What can encourage the human spirit to rediscover its path, to raise its eyes to the horizon, to dream of a life worthy of its vocation - if not beauty?
The experience of beauty does not remove us from reality, on the contrary, it leads to a direct encounter with the daily reality of our lives, liberating it from darkness, transfiguring it, making it radiant and beautiful.
You are the custodians of beauty: thanks to your talent, you have the opportunity to speak to the heart of humanity, to touch individual and collective sensibilities, to call forth dreams and hopes, to broaden the horizons of knowledge and of human engagement."
-- J.A. Ratzinger 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Plischkeknick Family Collaboration

Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade 2009

Kenn 88

Found: 16"x20", signed "Kenn" (perhaps Kenneth?). Anyone recognise the painting or care to guess at the artist? Bought last week at a second-hand store in the North End. It was in a very good frame with a nice linen liner. ~m



















Friday, November 13, 2009

CBC - 10 of the most significant visual artists of the 2000s


Lists are of course arbitrary, especially when it comes to art. I guess that's what makes them interesting? Anyways, when I read this I immediately wondered what you guys thought.

Just a side note, I had no idea that Damien Hurst had sold one of his collections for $198 MILLION US. And he's still alive!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

from the Burton Cummings Theatre

And this our life exempt
From public haunt
Finds tongues in trees,
Books in the running brooks
Sermons in stones and
Good in everything

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

"Yummy!"

(11"x14" Acrylic on Canvas)
©2009 GregOakes.com

For Greg


Saturday, November 07, 2009

LEGENDS, HEROES, MYTHS AND SUCH...

This is a group show that I'll be in; I produced one new painting for this, which I'll be posting within the next day or so. Opening night is Tuesday, November 10th. Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave., Winnipeg. (204) 667-9960 http://www.graffitigallery.ca
...
Artists: Freddie ThomasMike JohnstonNereo IIGreg OakesPat LazoJames VandalWesley John HarcusRich HandfordKurt WiscombeJil RamsayChris Stanscoral pollocksteve mc Conneldon ritsonStevo MccS. Arden Hill, and more!

Friday, November 06, 2009

libretto

I stumble down
Nassau’s footway, pursued by the
carnival of street noise to
where rosedale glows.

I alight on the doorstep
and push open
the sound
breathless
save
for Dylan
and the thickness
of the silence acoustic
shelves lined with volumes
the drift of my finger's
tip
over ridge
over face over spine
each awake now
silently mouthing their words to me
in language I finally can understand.

Something Like This?


Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Pre-Christmas Consumerist Blitz


Hey all!


I wanted to share my on-line show "Pre-Christmas Consumerist Blitz" Starting at 6pm CMT on Sunday, November 8, 2009. It's an open event, not exclusive to facebook friends, so, if inclined... and while you're at it, add me on FB!

Pre-Christmas Consumerist Blitz - Click here!
 
Cheers!
TM

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009