Robert Achtemichuk

What I see becomes a sort of visual illumination, like a match struck unexpectedly in the dark, a gift, lighting my path into wonder.

Papier14 day two

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The day started with a breakfast hosted by the 5th floor galleries at the Belgo building on St Catherines. Thank you to the galleries, food and meeting new people.

At noon at the fair we had a panel discussing Drawing as Thinking with Invités : Jim Holyoak, artiste – Olia Mischenko, artiste – Balint Zsako, artiste, Modérée par Leah Sandals, éditrice web de la revue Canadian Art. Interesting perspectives. Ran into Jane Buyers and Don Druick and it was fun to see people from Kitchener/Waterloo.

In the afternoon a great presentation at the McCord Museum of Kent Monkman’s residency. Tour in French, a stretch but great practice for the ear. Great tour guide, wonderfully clear French.
“Discover internationally renowned contemporary artist Kent Discover internationally renowned contemporary artist Kent Monkman and his latest artistic work, inspired by the McCord Museum collection.

This original installation, which focuses on the relationship between photography and painting, will plunge you into the world of photographer William Notman as well as that of painter Gustave Courbet, leader of the realist movement. and his latest artistic work, inspired by the McCord Museum collection.”

This original installation, which focuses on the relationship between photography and painting, will plunge you into the world of photographer William Notman as well as that of painter Gustave Courbet, leader of the realist movement.

And then a panel discussion on the art critique today:
16 h – De Visu : la critique d’art aujourd’hui (FR)
Invités : Stéphane Aquin, conservateur de l’art contemporain au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal – Anne-Marie Bouchard, historienne de l’art – Marie-Ève Charron, historienne de l’art et critique
Modérée par Stéphane Baillargeon, journaliste au quotidien Le Devoir

Fun day and so happy to have been able to come to this great event. Homeward bound tomorrow morning.

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Author: Robert Achtemichuk

Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with a fine arts degree from the University of Manitoba and further studies in France and Mexico. Was the Executive Director of Open Studio, the Waterloo Regional Arts Council and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. Recently received artist grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Waterloo Regional Arts Fund to develop and exhibit new paintings that were shown extensively. Received the Award of Excellence from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 2012 and in 2015 received the Machteld Faas Xander Visual Arts Award, KW Arts Awards. Next exhibition at the Norfolk Arts Centre, Simcoe,ON opens November 17, 2017.

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