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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Kevin McKenzie and the visual arts BFA exhibtion

After spending my morning grading midterms, we all stepped out for a while to see the BFA show at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Had some great conversations with Rania and Kevin McKenzie as well as Leesa, Sean Whalley, and others.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Vishal splicing film

We developed the 100 feet of 35mm film shot by the grad students over the past two weeks. The reversal material didn't work well, likely due to the weakness of the bleach. We didn't get the whites so the result will be grey and black. Over two thirds of it is in negatives which all looks great. Vishal used a film splicer for the first time, which is always a thrill. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Last snowmen of the season?

With the weather hovering just below zero and the vast amount of new snow that fell recently, snowmen should be a natural. I've been seeing a few but not as many as other years. Maybe the kids along the routes we drive have gotten too old? A difffernet drive might be in order. Margaret and William built this one on our lawn.
Here it is two days later...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pi Day

The day before Pi Day, Margaret made two pies, gave one to her mom, and we ate the other one when Allan was over. As we swallowed the last forkful we realized that Pi Day was hours away. I got a free slice, courtesy of the UofR Math Department. Margaret made lemon pie that we ate in the evening. Her meringue was four times higher than the lemon.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Quick and DIrty

At Quick and Dirty talks at Creative City, the Dunlop hosted a collection of 12 "makers", people who rarely would do an "artist talk", being chefs, tattooists, and other creative people. The place was packed and we had to sit at the very back.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Xincheng begins shooting

This week Xincheng began shooting animation for his thesis project.His replaceable 3D built faces for his character are working well with results that surprise me.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Traditions change

After a quarter century of weekly games lubricated by thousands of calories of Coke, this week Kevin and I had coffee and a biscotti.