Thursday, December 1, 2016

In conversation at the 95 Bus stop


A kindly older woman asked me yesterday morning while waiting for the 95 bus, the way to get to 200 Lees Avenue, the new Ottawa University campus.

" I'm volunteering at the School of Nursing, I play an old lady who's husband has a heart attack at home and dies. We play-out the possible scenarios should they be called to a similar real scene.
I'll kill off two husbands today"

Says me, " Possibly you've done the same thing in your real life"

Nice old lady, " Good God no! My husband of 46 years died in my arms in CHURCH! He went to kneel and passed out on the floor. The priest says his soul never even touched the ground and went straight to heaven"

Friday, November 25, 2016

First Snowman in Sandy Hill


Angie (snowman builder) with neighbor Shane on Chapel Street today.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Art Interiors - FESTIVAL of SMALLS - Toronto


My artwork is highlighted by the arrows! more of my work HERE

ART INTERIORS
NOV.4 - Dec.24
446 Spadina Road suite 203
Toronto

The Festival of Smalls 2016 is going strong!

Hope everyone has had a chance to see the Smalls either in gallery or online - It’s been a fantastic show!
It’s the second week of the Festival, and new works are arriving daily- many new pieces that didn’t make it to our opening (so check out below and ‘the latest’ on the site!).
Also, many artists are replenishing our walls with works from their ‘Smalls’ series' that sold out!
These are amazing gift ideas. All original. All under $250. There are even some Smalls under $50!
Hope to see you soon,
Best,
Lisa and Chira,
Art Interiors

Lacelle art opening, Cameron Public House, 1995, Toronto


Robert Payne & Mark Ciale at one of my many art openings at the Cameron on Queen West in Toronto, 1995.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Stump Girls


Stump Girls in front of the British High Commission on Elgin, by artist Laura Ford

Monday, October 31, 2016

Harry


Harry on Rideau St. proud of the hat he says he made himself but a bit disappointed that all he could find at home was a pink string to tie it down. I asked Harry if that was his Halloween hat he said no but then went on to explain  the time he was in Japan near Mt. High in a field of tall grasses and somehow cut and bent the tall grasses to make himself a pair sandals.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Artwork for Festival of Smalls - Toronto Art Interiors


Two of eight collages heading to Art Interiors FESTIVAL OF SMALLS opening Nov.5 to
Dec.24 - 446 Spadina Rd, Toronto

Monday, October 17, 2016

Helene and Jessie, Toronto, 1988


My loftmate Jessie decided she would enter the Marilyn Monroe look-a-like
contest one night way back in 1988.  Our friend Jano,
fabulous hair dresser and living in our stairwell at the time, transformed Jessie
into Marilyn.

We took a streetcar to ‘Buddies In Bad Time’ theater for the event. Jessie made a scene on the streetcar by sitting on any man’s lap who would have her.
Once at there we soon realized Jessie was going to win without any trouble, her only competition was a 6 foot, 250 pounds  transvestite.

Jessie got on stage and sang ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ and 200 gay men went crazy,
she won first prize of $50. 

We took the streetcar back and again Jessie 'worked the floor' to much hilarity. We ended up at the Beresford Tavern on Queen East near Seaton - cheap beer and wild locals.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Helene & Scotty, Toronto, 1992

Classy 75 year old Scotty, our friend and roommate lived with Peter and I for a year. This was 1992.
Donna Lypchuk,  writer for EYE Magazine back in the 80's and 90's, wrote this article about us taking in Scotty.

by 
DONNA LYPCHUk

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Niagara Falls


'Every Body Out Of The Pool'

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Girl With Amulet


Experimenting with tea stained paper.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Our first apartment, Elgin Street, Ottawa, 1978

Marie-Christine Sarda, Helene Lacelle and Frank Cole sharing an apartment on Elgin St. while studying Film Production at Algonquin College.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Over heard on the 95 bus this morning....



A 4 year old boy says to his mom " I can smell plastic "
the mom says " Me too "

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cast & crew of 'HOAX' at Kasper Hauser Gallery, Queen West, Toronto. 1990


Director/Producer Peter Evanchuck in barber's chair knighting his cast & crew of his magical marvelous feature film called 'HOAX' - on location at Gallery Kasper Hauser run by Andreas Wiggenhauser.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

At the Cameron, Queen West, Toronto, 1992


Jano, Marc Ciale & Gerry at the Cameron for PETER E. & HELENE L. art opening called ' The Plastic Room ', Toronto, 1992

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Overheard on the Byward Market today...


 Overheard on the Byward Market today...

" I haven't had a fucking good day since fucking Christmas"

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Paddock Tavern, Queen & Bathurst, Toronto, 1991


The view of the Paddock from our loft window at 165 Bathurst.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Duke of Connaught, Queen West, Toronto, 1995


Guitar Pete and Peter E. at the Duke on a warm May night in 1995.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Nightclubbing


Helene dancing at the 492AD Club on Queen West, Toronto, 1992

Monday, September 19, 2016

165 Bathurst, Toronto, 1991

Our loft back in the old Toronto days.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Evening Sail



Mr. Pig enjoying an evening sail.

RIBFEST - City Hall Ottawa


Mr. Pig enjoying his afternoon at Ribfest.