Saturday, March 8, 2008

Art Matters

Yes, the annual Concordia art matters festival is back and now is the chance to SOAK IT UP. Although I missed the first week of the festival, including the much beloved Nuit Blanche (an all night party), things are still on-going.

Here are a few happenings...

March 7 * A Place to Bloom at The Long Hall (450 Beaumont): 11 artists responding to the question: how does connection to place influence community. This exhibit includes paintings, performances, video installations. eeee.

March 9 * Truces and Tract: The Staged Interaction Series at Studio 303 (372 Ste-Catherine W., suite 303). Dance of all sorts, including Fringe Fest favourite Amy Blackmore. This lady sure gets around the arts scene!

March 10 * In Details at the FOFA (1515 St. Catherine). I like this theme already. Attention to detail gives purpose. This is a multimedia assemblage of five artists. Also V is for Wideo at the Vav Gallery (1395 Rene Levesque O.) showcases video technology. Their Vernissage is on March 11,th.

March 11 * Hot Dog Cart at Théâtre Ste-Catherine (264 Ste-Catherine E.). This is the description "imagine that the show is a hot dog and the performers are the condiments." It also includes something called swamp sex. What is that?

March 13 * On Line at the Visual Voice Gallery (372 St. catherine O.). Drawings, sculptures, and installations involving lines. Also, A Rested Art is at Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent) including bands such as the Dukes Of The Archipelago and Boys Who Say No.

March 15 * the Grand Finale. The closing party. Details TBA (always a mystery). :(

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