Hopefully some of you readers had a chance to see the Boilerhouse last weekend – we had close to a thousand visitors over two days! Many talented people came together to share in this experience but curator Rod Paget should be singled out for applause for undertaking this huge endeavor – well done, Rod!

I opened up the house on Mother’s Day for an inpromptu exhibition of artwork – thanks to all who came (especially Karen). I met some really great people including some neighbours who I had seen but not known personally.

The big news this summer – I’ll be showing at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, July 6-8 at Nathan Phillips Square behind city hall in Toronto. I’ve been there plenty of times as a spectator and can attest to the amount of great art there – plan ahead to attend and if you do, come to booth #401 in the orange section and say “hi”!

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I’m really excited about the next group show, which takes place this coming weekend in Hamilton at the McMaster Innovation Park. The facility manager, Rod Paget, has stepped up to curate a show of industrial art at the old Westinghouse factory @ 175 Longwood Rd. South. This 1920’s era building houses one of the most unique and rare industrial boilers in North America and was a key manufacturing facility of munitions during World War II.

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The art show will be a part of Doors Open – Hamilton, an initiative of the Hamilton Wentworth Heritage Association, the Hamilton Branch of the ACO and Tourism Hamilton. This event, the fifth annual, is a province-wide undertaking in which many public buildings (art galleries, museums, churches, etc) are open and free to the public.

This show promises to bring some of the most exciting artists from around the city – the participents include:

Diane Purdie, Debra Archibald, Bonnie Miller, yours truly, Dave Hind, Robin Laffier, Mark Byk, Sylvia Simpson, Nicola Giles-Morreale, Bill Powell, John Stirling and Rod Paget.

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For more information on the show or any of the artists, contact: 

Rod Paget, Premises Manager, McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1A1

Phone – 905 525 9140 ext.24471 / Fax – 905 527 8554

Email – pagetr@ppims.mcmaster.ca