Musician and visual artist Buffy Sainte-Marie (b: 1941) has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest recognition for Canadians who have helped shape society. Best known for her powerful music, she is also a respected digital artist.
When the Los Angeles gallery hosting David Hockney’s latest exhibition posted this shot of the artist and music legend Joni Mitchell, the internet went crazy. Why? The New York Times found 13 Reasons the image caused such a sensation.
This ink drawing by John Lennon for what would become the 1967 album cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was found in a sketchbook left behind at Kenwood, the home where the famous Beatle once lived in Surrey. The sketch is up for sale at Julien’s Auctions for an […]
The McMichael Canadian Collection is curating a fascinating music-and-art show for Canada’s 150th. The Group of Seven Guitar Project will exhibit masterwork guitars, commissioned from seven world-renowned Canadian guitar makers in homage to a particular Group of Seven member and Tom Thomson. Linda Manzer’s ‘Lawren Harris’ guitar. (For more on […]
UPDATED: This was a superb exhibition, which captured me for most of a full day. See this CBC piece for more information. A major Leonard Cohen exhibition that includes new, commissioned works by artists the poet and musician has inspired is planned for 2017 at the Musée d’art […]
This Wintergatan Marble Machine built and composed by Swedish musician Martin Molin is a wonder, such fun. It reminds me of an animated, Rube Goldberg style ball drop music machine (see below) that has mesmerized me for years.