On Tuesday June 27, Peter presented a talk on his trip to Rapa Nui better known as Easter Island, a Chilean territory, that is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia. Its native name is Rapa Nui. It’s famed for archaeological sites, including nearly 900 monumental statues called Moai, created by inhabitants during the 13th–16th centuries. The Moai are carved human figures with oversize heads, often resting on massive stone pedestals called Ahus. Ahu Tongariki has the largest group of upright Moai.
We were also introduced the Birdman cult, a mythology that eventually replaced the worship of the Moais statues and that baffled the foreign visitors who soon came to the shores of this magical place. It was a fascinating talk aided by Karin Domnick who also travelled there recently, between the two of them and Peter’s lovely photographs, we got a pretty good picture of the island and it’s mysterious sculptures.
Peter has posted his slide show with a few extra shots on Flickr (https://flic.kr/s/aHskQ2RgkG ). His commentary can be found (at the bottom of the screen) by clicking on the first image and then using the arrow to go through them. If you click on the slideshow icon, the commentary can be avoided ….
Studio Instructor Nicholas Crombach has been on a residency for the past year, in London England at The Florence Trust .This exhibition marks the end of that adventure.
Get ready for your new favourite way to spend the summer! With over 340 artists and makers, along with live performances, food, and beer, all that’s missing from this perfect staycation is you! Discover new family programming, new exhibition layout, new works, new artists, new craft beer, and the new Cascading Beer Garden! Summer fun awaits at: http://bit.ly/2sxdtpP
July 14th-16th, 2017
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St W,
@TOAEART’s Exhibition is this July 14th to 16th at Nathan Phillip’s Square! Come and visit visual artists working in all mediums showcase their work at the city’s largest contemporary outdoor art fair. For more information about visiting please visit: http://bit.ly/2sxdtpP
Studio member Frantz Brent-Harris’ sculptures have been selected to be on displayed at Yonge-Dundas Square in honour of PRIDE. Thursday June 22 from 4-11pm. We hope you can make it.