Visual Art: June 2013 Archives
Tuesday June 25, 2013
We're talking about everything from crafters selling handmade dolls to "zines" published in basement apartments, from artisanal bakeries to indy record labels.
There's also a booming online presence, with sites like Etsy giving an at-home crafters the opportunity to sell their designs around the world.
But what's driving this generation of creative young people to eschew more formal employment?
For some, it's a desire to avoid corporate and consumer culture. But for others, it may not even be a choice due to an increasingly unstable job market.
"I think creative labour is attractive to people in sometimes dangerous ways," says Miranda Campbell is an English professor at Dawson College and the author of "Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production in Practice and in Policy."
"People see it as glamourous. That it is outside of dull-seeming traditional employment. It has that appeal that you can have autonomy and do thing on your own, but I think it can be very challenging to make a living."
Listen to Jeanette's interview with Miranda Campbell and with Tessa Smith, the director of Puce Pop, a market for Montreal's designers, crafters and artists started by Pop Montreal.
(Bread photo: Julie Van Rosendaal/CBC)
Categories: Food, Technology, Visual Art, music
Friday June 7, 2013
Cinq à Six producer Tanya Birkbeck and intern Emily Murphy woke up at the crack of dawn to arrive in Sherbrooke for their morning coffee at Auguste.
A market, a microbrewery, a fine arts museum, and two restaurants - just a few of the stops and topics covered by Danny, our sensory tour guide.
We love to get your feedback - Where should we go next? What is your favourite restaurant? How about a microbrewery? Let us know!
Categories: Food, Photography , Visual Art, music
Thursday June 6, 2013
Their book, A Guide to Creative Montreal, features 10 different tours neighbourhoods in Montreal. They not only provide directions and historical context, but also beautiful photos so that you know what it is you are looking for.
So, lift your eyes up off the coble stone and look around! Maybe you are from Montreal or just visiting, whatever the case may be, this is a great way to explore the city!
Click below to listen to Jeanette's conversation with writer Jerome Delgado and photographer Denis Farley!
Categories: Culture Club, Theatre, Urban Design, Visual Art
- September 2014
- Mon., 22 – SEPTEMBER 20 2014
- November 2013
- September 2013
- Thu., 26 – Is Berlin a cultural beacon for Montreal?
- June 2013
- March 2013
- Fri., 1 – Are we just nostalgic?
- February 2013
- Wed., 20 – Who were Les Plasticiens?
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- Fri., 21 – Remembering Melvin Charney
- June 2012
- May 2012
- Sat., 19 – Are all the artists red?
- April 2012
- March 2012
- Fri., 30 – Arts students in the protest movement
- February 2012
- January 2012
- Sat., 14 – Winter culture in Canadian art
- December 2011
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
- June 2011
- May 2011
- Sat., 28 – Masq'alors
- April 2011
- February 2011
- Tue., 22 – Corno's Art and Desire