Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Picture Will Be In A Photography Show Opening Tomorrow



Photographer Robert James heard about me because of my TEDx talk. He's part of a group called "Dante Was Here" that is having an art show in a local Ottawa gallery. The opening is tomorrow. Here is the invite he sent me:


Hello my friends,

 I would like to invite you to a show of photographic prints presented by the “Dante Was Here” creative photography group that I am part of.

The opening is this Thursday (April 22) from 7-9 pm.  Our photography group is exhibiting works by 7 members on our latest project which explores the idea of “Intersections”.   

 My personal interpretation of the project…. from my artist statement….

"The disciplines of art, science, sport and religion are generally considered distinct within our society. The mindset required to excel in one often requires us to relinquish possibilities of success in the others. Society would have us believe that they represent disparate parts of the fragmented human psyche.  Yet, there are overlaps between them - intersections can be defined within the people that successfully bridge the cultural divides that allow success in more than one of these disciplines. This project shows examples of intersections of art and science, science and religion, religion and sport, sport and the arts - illustrating that these connections are within us. Contrary to popular misconception, the disciplines are not really so distinct; the psyche is not really so fragmented - they are but elements of the whole. In reality, to be human is to embody, to varying degrees, all of these intersections within ourselves."

 I have attached the invitation poster; please forward it to anybody else you feel might be interested. 

 The opening is at Arts & Architecture gallery located at 1181 Bank St just a few blocks south of Sunnyside….

 Directions are here….

 http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&q=1181+bank+st+ottawa&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1181+Bank+St,+Ottawa,+Ottawa+Division,+Ontario&gl=ca&ei=WInHS7aTBMP58AagtamGBw&ved=0CAcQ8gEwAA&ll=45.391775,-75.684342&spn=0.007881,0.027401&z=16

 Street View is here…

 http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&q=1181+bank+st+ottawa&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1181+Bank+St,+Ottawa,+Ottawa+Division,+Ontario&gl=ca&ei=WInHS7aTBMP58AagtamGBw&ved=0CAgQ8gEwAA&ll=45.396536,-75.681682&spn=0,0.019226&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=45.392096,-75.681685&panoid=Ej1yUNqf4AIULa_FVkBs6Q&cbp=12,38.31,,0,15.78

 Come for the visual stimulation, come for the wine and treats, come for the camaraderie, come for the party, just come … and have fun… hope to see you on Thursday.

Cheers,
Robert James



In the show, I'm the one representing the intersection of art and science


I will be there for the first few minutes of the opening, then I have to run off to see a dance show at the NAC that I'd planned a year ago. 

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