Endless Summer: On Georgian Bay

Scott McFarland’s travels have included the famed rococo Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany, and  the tiny Sans Souci island in Georgian Bay, founded by Samuel de Champlain, and the subject of several paintings by the Group of Seven.  The island (in Ontario) is the subject of  his latest […]

Surreal Animated Short Film about Hope

This short film by Andrea Malus came about because of her fascination with surrealism, her interest in symbols and the requirement that she produce her first animation for a course at Canada’s Sheridan College (often known as the Harvard of animation).  I generally love the theme, but it […]

Road Movie: Impossible Life in Palestine @ TIFF

There are always a few hotly anticipated entries in the Toronto International Film Festival (#TIFF) and this year’s buzz includes the creatively presented Road Movie, about roads rarely seen and voices rarely heard.   Here’s an excerpt from the festival program.  And then have a look at the […]

Photography: Tree Planting Tribes

 From Canadian Art magazine: Lorraine Gilbert Shaping the New Forest 1990 Detail Courtesy National Gallery of Canada I know a lot of young tree planters, and therefore this photography exhibit instantly caught my eye. Organized and toured by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa, “Global Nature” brings […]

Atomic Bomb Aftermath, 1950s Style

These specially commissioned illustrations are from Pageant magazine’s February, 1951 edition, produced by Alexander Leydenfrost,  famous for realistic impressions. The edition took a look at what would happen in America if an A-bomb (atomic bomb) hit. The exodus illustration is especially good, and the whole layout realistic.  It’s […]