Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lumiere 2011

Hi All,
There's a really cool FREE event taking place in downtown Sydney Nova Scotia this weekend. It's called LUMIERE. Watch this and read on...

It's a night time ART event. The main street will be closed to vehicular traffic and there will be performances of  music, theatre, dance and visual art in alley ways, parking lots, store windows, and other unconventional spaces. It starts at 6:59pm on October 1st and runs until 11:59pm. There is no admission...just come on downtown and walk about. Bars and restaurants will be open and some will be featuring special menus in honour of the occasion.
There will be information in Saturday's Cape Breton Post about some of the venues AND there will be volunteers in the streets with information too. ALSO check out to see a PDF of the schedule and the artists involved.
I will be fellow artist Katherine Scott (maker of handmade books and other delights) and I will be hunkered down at the beautiful new YMCA building. We will be taking over a squash court and will have it transformed into an underwater world made from refuse beach combed from local shores this past summer. Do drop by!
This is a new 'thing' for me. Although Katherine and I have worked on many installations of fine art and craft at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, installation of an art 'project' is new. We have been hard at work gathering and preparing but won't REALLY know what the end result will be until it is installed in the space. I promise to post pics after Saturday for your viewing pleasure/curiosity!

Stay tuned!