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I was tickled to stumbled onto this tonight. PAL (the Performing Arts Lodge) is a retirement community for people in the performing arts: actors, musicians, dancers, stagehands, etc… Retirees living here are still working and keeping busy in the arts (there’s a full theatre on the top floor, and there’s always something happening there). Let’s face it, artists never retire. I visited last week and I want to go more often, maybe organize some art shows there.

Imagine a place like this for visual artists. 

(video by ECAD student Nathan Zeitner)

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This is a sketch of a Buenos Aires neighbourhood by local artist Norberto Dorantes (his blog will blow you away too). It’s from a spectacular blog called “Urban Sketchers.” 

Urban Sketchers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. We aim to show the world, one drawing at a time.
This is the manifesto we follow:
We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
Our drawings are a record of time and place.
We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
We support each other and draw together.
We share our drawings online.
We show the world, one drawing at a time.

The sketches on this blog are stunning and I dearly hope these drawings will all be assembled into a fabulous book one day. They have a Flickr Group too: http://www.flickr.com/groups/urbansketches/
(via Urban Sketchers: A privileged view)

This is a sketch of a Buenos Aires neighbourhood by local artist Norberto Dorantes (his blog will blow you away too). It’s from a spectacular blog called “Urban Sketchers.” 

Urban Sketchers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. We aim to show the world, one drawing at a time.

This is the manifesto we follow:

  1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
  2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
  3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
  4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
  5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
  6. We support each other and draw together.
  7. We share our drawings online.
  8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.

The sketches on this blog are stunning and I dearly hope these drawings will all be assembled into a fabulous book one day. They have a Flickr Group too: http://www.flickr.com/groups/urbansketches/

(via Urban Sketchers: A privileged view)

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La Grande Promenade

My amazing friend Chris Tyrell, 62, is going to walk 1200 kms across France. He has been an integral part of the arts community here in Vancouver all of his life. I’ve blogged about him here before

He’s doing this because A) he’s raising money for PAL (the Performing Arts Lodge, a retirement community for retired actors and dancers here in Vancouver), B) he loves France, C) he loves walking, D) he’s getting older so it’s now or never, and C) why the hell not. I love this guy. 

If you can spare a few dollars, please do (I know, all the terrible crises around the world recently have been rough, and everyone’s asking for donations). PAL is pretty amazing, and so is Chris.