Archive: June, 2011

Canada Council ART BANK New acquisition!

Posted by daisuke - June 30, 2011 - Uncategorized

June 20, 2011, The Canada Council Art Bank acquired 52 new works by Canadian artists, from 1,875 submissions, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and drawings, worth a total value of $303,025.  One of my paintings Stoney Reserve was accepted … this is my second in the collection. Stoney Reserve is located somewhere between Calgary and Banff in […]

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The Boat

Posted by daisuke - June 30, 2011 - Uncategorized

My friends, Mark, Jon, Jaybe(,) and I went to see a boat where we will have a cruise on July 10. The boat seemed rather small for about 300 people capacity … still some parts in the process of being fixed or painted. I am to coordinate the live painting section for young artists … […]

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Louise Bak and the Box a mixed cultural salon

Posted by daisuke - June 30, 2011 - Uncategorized

I went to the Box  a mixed cultural salon last night … met with Louise Bak, the host of the show for the first time. Interesting figure … the way she talks is quite smooth and elegant … makes sense that she is also a radio host . For some reasons to me she sounds […]

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JAVA skit for new JETs!

Posted by daisuke - June 27, 2011 - Uncategorized

On Sunday June 26, 2011, JAVA(Japanese Visitors Association) participated in pre- departure orientation seminar for JET(Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) at The Japan Foundation, Toronto, organized by the JETAA(JET Alumni Association). JAVA is a not for profit volunteer organization that seeks to improve the information resources available to Japanese people who are visiting the Toronto […]

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Sheila Heti and Aesthetic 999

Posted by daisuke - June 27, 2011 - Uncategorized

I went to Christopher Cutts Gallery for Eldon Garnet‘s book signing and closing party of his exhibition. There I met a talented writer Sheila Heti for the first time. I decided to contribute to her poll of artists, writers and other creative types – a project called “Aesthetic 999.” Interesting to see how artists and writers […]

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Keiji Haino in Toronto

Posted by daisuke - June 14, 2011 - Uncategorized

An established music prayer icon, Keiji Haino perfromed at Toronto’s Garrison’s on Saturday, June 11 2011. I was his interpreter during his stay. He is quite a character, with a distinct style from head to toe and the way he talks. He went over and over with the earplug issue. He claims that earplugs should […]

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VPV Samurai performance!!

Posted by daisuke - June 6, 2011 - Uncategorized

VPV: Violin Painting Violin is a “Ichigo-Ichie” one time only whimsical performance collaboration. VPV aims to create an intense momentum through experimental act of site specific performances. On Thursday May 26 at 7:00pm, Tatsu, Ayumi, and myself as VPV were pleased to be performing live as an opening act for the screening of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven […]

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