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Posts Tagged ‘Arts

Kitchener’s New Parking Garage Sculptures

These sculptures are on the new municipal parking lot at the corner of Charles Street and Benton Street in Kitchener. I cannot find anything about them on the internet. They are far more interesting than the Kitchener courthouse sculpture or Waterloo’s rusty bell.

Does anyone know about the artist or meaning of this piece?

Thanks to reader “MG” who commented and shared a link to an article from The Record (Nov 30/10)

“KITCHENER – Roofers on the new downtown parking garage at Benton and Frederick streets work among some of the figures that make up Pedestrian, a sculpture by Ted Fullerton.

The work of art consists of seven resin figures in stride. Project plans call for a bronze sculpture at street level.”

Written by Ruth

March 30, 2011 at 6:56 am

Posted in Art and Sculpture, City Views

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Walking on Walls

More information coming in the next post…

Written by Ruth

March 29, 2011 at 7:49 am

Posted in Art and Sculpture, City Views

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KOI Music Fest 2010

(Kitchener band This City, Divided at The Hive.)

Last Saturday I attended the KOI Music Fest in Downtown Kitchener, and was not disappointed. Unlike the standard, outdoor stage setting that you’d see at The Blues Festival, KOI had about ten (or eleven) different venues throughout the downtown core. There were also a variety of musical styles at the event  – rock, indie, metal, ska, punk, acoustic, etc.

It was a great music community-based event, and I did not realize that there were so many great bands in the area. KOI must happen again next year (I only went to two or three of the venues!!), IMO.

More KOI ramblings and pictures can be found on my blog here.

Written by thebecka

September 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

Kitchener Blues Festival, 2010

(Cheryl Lescom and her Band. They were totally awesome.)

I emerged from the basement last evening (see last paragraph) and ventured out to the Kitchener Blues Festival. As usual, it was awesome fun. This year thought, there was the discovery of the OLG Clock Tower Stage, which was also a good place to hang out during the festival.  It continues all weekend, the main stage is of course at City Hall, and all the schedules and maps are on the website www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com. I would also highly recommend that you take a walk along King Street where the vendors are located. It is definitely one of the highlights of the festival.

Unrelated to Waterloo Insider, from August 27-29th I will be at Fan Expo Canada. I’ll be sharing a table with Miroki Tong (artist, actress, and active member of the MT Space) in the Artist Alley section. I’ve just finished putting together my first comic book issue, Cadaverific!, and I hope that the books will arrive on time for the event. If you happen to be in Toronto on those dates, feel free to drop by and say hi. I would love to see you! :D

Written by thebecka

August 7, 2010 at 12:00 am

Mill Race Folk Festival

We stopped in Cambridge early Friday evening just as the Mill Race Folk Festival was getting started. This weekend’s weather forecast is ideal for outdoor performances. Here is the web link for the festival. The detailed program is not online but can be purchased at Mill Race Park.

Written by Ruth

July 31, 2010 at 12:07 am

Bonnie Stuart Shoes and Globe Studios

When our family first moved to Waterloo Region in the 1970′s we frequented the local shoe factory outlets for good deals on footwear. Bonnie Stuart specialized in children’s shoes but stopped manufacturing at the Whitney Place plant in 1998. Globe Studios moved into the vacant factory in 2000 and transformed it into an artist-operated centre with a  mandate to provide suitable, safe and affordable working space for artists.

Written by Ruth

July 28, 2010 at 12:01 am

Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival

The Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival started Friday. There are two stages – the Satellite Stage at Waterloo Public Square and the Main Stage at Waterloo City Hall Parking Lot.

Saturday night will be busy…Matt Dusk performs at 9 Pm.

Written by thebecka

July 17, 2010 at 12:06 am

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