Upstairs at Budds

On Saturday afternoon I had a few errands to run, including stopping off at City Hall to see my friend Lauren’s show at the rotunda. After leaving I walked a few blocks to take some pictures. I was outside of Budds on King Street where a woman noticed me with my camera. She introduced herself to me as the owner’s husband and asked if I wanted to see some of the upper floor. Obviously, I said yes. I don’t want to go into too much detail (the attached photos are actually from a few years ago) as they were nice enough to let me see what the upper floor looks like beyond what the customer can see, but it was very interesting to hear about the history of not only this building, but a few others on the block.

It was completely unexpected for my quick stop to take a photo (that I didn’t even like in the end) to turn into a personalized tour. It was nice to make a connection with a family of people that have been downtown for years and were so obviously passionate about their city.

SVP’s Evening of Art Sale

I found out today that one of the three photos at Friday’s event sold. While it’s disappointing that the others didn’t, I was still able to support a very worthy cause. And now I can hang the remaining two in our house. It’s win-win!

Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region is again putting on an art show at Kitchener’s Centre in the Square on May 2. Local artists were encouraged to submit up to ten pieces of their work which would then be whittled down by their jury. I’m happy to report that three of my photographs will be in the show. The only downside is that because of space constraints, the artists aren’t able to attend.

A (sort of) funny story happened to me earlier in the day before I dropped my work off. I wanted to do a blog post about it to let people know about the event so I thought I’d take a photo of my photos to include with said post. I stacked up the frames similar to what you see in the included photo. About ten seconds after I took the shot, two of the photos slid off my drafting table and onto the floor; one broke completely in half, the other became noticeably loose at the corners. The frames were ruined, but luckily the photos weren’t damaged. Long story short, I was able to replace the frames so I could still get them in on time. It was a minor setback to remind me that, yes, drafting tables are super handy, but tilted surfaces and semi-glossy frames don’t really get along.

Encore! Updated!

As previously posted, I’ll be taking part in a show at WalterFedy’s Kitchener office starting in May. All the work will be from artists that were in last November’s Box Art Show & Sale (the photo included with this post is from that show). The subject matter in my piece is a little abstract and I had it printed on aluminium so I’m excited to see what kind of reception it gets. If you’re free and are looking for something to do, I recommend you check it out.

The opening reception is on Wednesday, May 14 from 7-9pm. If you can’t make it that night, no problem! The building is open during business hours so you can still check it out then.

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