Archive: July, 2011

Neoist Monty Cantsin, Istvan Kantor’s storage space and summer gallery

Posted by daisuke - July 10, 2011 - Uncategorized

Yesterday I went to the re-opening of Istvan Kantor’s storage space and summer gallery. A small group of artists, writers, poets, and other arty type of people sit and relaxed and enjoyed having conversation with Istvan. Istvan Kantor has been practicing art for over decades, many of his past projects were controvercial and banned by […]

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Meeting with former students … always nice to see you grow!!

Posted by daisuke - July 10, 2011 - Uncategorized

I met with Andrew and Nils, two of my former students from La Citadelle International Academy of Arts and Science. At least it has been three years since last time we saw each other … wow! amazing how much they have grown!! Nils and  I are going to create a live painting performance art piece […]

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BOOK SALE came down to the ground … but Book Making forever!!

Posted by daisuke - July 8, 2011 - Uncategorized

“BOOK SALE,” I saw a sign on Bloor street … on a manhole cover. I read the sign as “Book sale has come down to the ground.” Quite symbolic I thought … did I read it much? When I published “eyes of a child,” I  loved the process of publishing … selecting paper type, languages, designing, […]

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Gosuke Takeya ~ Daisuke Takeya … Samurai tradition?

Posted by daisuke - July 8, 2011 - Uncategorized

Today, I went to the Canada Post to pick up a parcel that I could not recall who it was from. In the long cardboard box, I found a new Samurai blade … oh, yes, I ordered it a week ago. I opened it at the StarBacks at Bloor … the manager there came right […]

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Sachiko Murakami and Pivot Readings

Posted by daisuke - July 8, 2011 - Uncategorized

I went to Pivot Readings last Wednesday at the Press Club where I was living across the street from. My British friend Lorna Stewart once presented her Tango performance video piece (with a dog and respected Anthony Howell) there … it has been ages since that time. Hosted by Sachiko Murakami whom I met at […]

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Michael Pepa is young at heart!

Posted by daisuke - July 4, 2011 - Uncategorized

Escaping out of the huge Pride Parade in Toronto on Sunday afternoon, with Lynn, Paul, and Jane, I went to a Canadian composer Michael Pepa‘s house located North of Toronto for a nice BBQ. Michael is a mildly spoken, Beethoven like haired nice gent who loves to host his guests, and supports young musicians and created […]

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James Fowler and The White House Project

Posted by daisuke - July 3, 2011 - Uncategorized

I went to the opening of ” 10 x 10 – 100 Portraits celebrating queers in the arts by 10 Queer Photographers” exhibition at The White House Studio Project in Kenginton Market last week. Good vibe, packed, and filled with laughter and cuddling, I was greeted by James Fowler, the organizer of the exhibition and […]

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