Sunday, October 21, 2012

Flat Iron Building in Gas City Among My Favourite Pieces

At the Bugera Matheson Gallery, I fell in love with this particular piece of art by David Wilson entitled "The Other Side." It features the Flat Iron Building in Gas City.  Coincidentally, it resembles with remarkable accuracy an intersection in Calgary, Alberta as well.  Many cities across North America are proud to claim a flat iron building in their midst.  Edmonton's own flat iron building sits at the intersection of Jasper Avenue and Gibson Block.  It has changed ownership a few times since its original construction in 1913.  You may read more about the history of flat iron buildings.

"Transitions" by David Wilson.

"The Very Thought of You" by David Wilson

As my friend informed me about an inside joke she and her brother have about it being "Starbucks O'clock", we both lit up to see this piece called "On the Way There."  She'd love to own this piece or purchase it for her brother!

Like David's work?  See more of it here.

Reliving Cavalia

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Weekend Reflections in the Window of a Local Gallery

I am joining Weekend Reflections today.  Reflections are everyone, you just need to take a look at Weekend Reflections to see them!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cavalia - Cirque du Soleil Meets Equine Beauty

Friday evening I attended Cavalia with my friend Kim and let me just say it was PHENOMENAL!!  Such extraordinary beauty and grace in both the performers and the horses!  Worth every penny!!!

To review the tour schedule and learn more about Cavalia see:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Street Performers 2012

 Above and below are photos taken July 14, 2012 during the Street Performers Festival in Edmonton Alberta.

 Of the acts we saw that afternoon, we liked this one the best.  This performer is from Mexico.

 The brothers in the photo above and the next few following are from Ireland.  

Above,  I had to capture some of the art that dons the poles around Churchill Square.

 Above and below, more from the Irish brothers.  
He really did pass this small hoop over his entire body!

 A pomeranium sporting her colours for the festival.  This little girl belonged to an onlooker.
 Spandy Andy had fun dancing with the kids.

 Above and below, the Art Gallery

 The best green onion cakes at the festival came from this venue!!

I am already looking forward to next year's festival.  
Hopefully this time I will not have heat exhaustion as a result!!