Le Papillon On The Park is a delicious Quebecois restaurant in Leslieville, and lucky for me, conveniently located five minutes from my house. I’ve been there a number of times and the entire experience is definitely something to write home about. (Not to mention: they’re Toronto’s original creperie! They have their own rooftop garden! … That last one is particularly impressive if you ask me). The food is spectacular, the service is genuine, and its not too fancy, so its my kind of spot.
Max MacDonald has been showing his work in the sprawling dining room at Le Papillon since they opened a few years ago, but recently they decided to mix things up and have invited me to share the walls with him. Max is an incredibly talented, multi-faceted artist and I’m so lucky to have met him, let alone be showing alongside his amazing work. Right now I have eight pieces scattered around the dining room, but in the coming weeks and months I’ll be switching things up and adding some more recent work as it gets freed up from other galleries and spaces. I am really, really excited about this opportunity, a public place to house my work. The Bigués are so unbelievably supportive of local artists, I could not find a better environment if I tried. If in the next little while you’re looking to see my stuff in person, this is the place to do that (and eat some gourmet poutine).
Here’s a peak at the restaurant after we got together this week to hang the work.
my favourite of max’s
EDIT: For a price list of the work hanging at Le Papillon, please click here.
I definitely intended on posting about this sooner than, say, the day before the opening, but I’ve been so insanely busy in preparation for it I didn’t change my clothes for four days. So, here we are. House of Moments, tomorrow night!
I have nine (NINE!) new paintings to reveal, and I can’t even believe I am still alive, to say the least. Some of the work is nearly six feet tall, which is exciting in its own right (for the first time I had to rent a truck to transport it all). I’ve never really painted with such intensity before.
I am really, really excited to be part of this show. House of Moments is an unbelievably gorgeous space, and I’m just feeling so lucky to have my work hanging there for ten days. Come say hi if you make it!
P.S. I suck, the gallery is located at 386 Carlaw Avenue.
After speaking with the always-lovely Sue Winfield, Head Librarian of Stirling-Rawdon Public Library, I am pleased to announce there will be an opening reception, on Tuesday May 1, from 6 to 8pm! It’ll be a small gathering, but I’m going to bring some wine (Thanks Mom & Dad!) and some snacks to further entice you. I’ve also got a bunch of wallet-sized prints for you to take home, if you feel so inclined. If you can’t make the Opening, the collection will be hanging for the duration of the month. So, if you reside in Stirling Ontario or find yourself in the area, drop by and have a look!
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Many thanks to Sue Winfield, Liz Coxwell & The Stirling-Rawdon Public Libary for making this all a reality.