Petra Halkes

So my school is putting on a fantastic exhibition in the ByWard Campus Gallery. Petra Halkes is an artist in the Ottawa region who has put together an amazing exhibition called Bright Lights. Bright Lights is based off photographs she took while being in the passenger seat of a moving vehicle which leaves trails of artificial fluorescent light streaking through each painting. Each piece has its own story behind in and all in all the exhibition left me wanting to drive through the city during a warm summer night.
again… i’m craving summer.

Click HERE for more info on Petra and her work!

Go see this!

i need you…

so, i’ve entered a contest through the national gallery of canada. it’s called “so you want to be an artist” and it gives you the opportunity to promote a piece of art through facebook and twitter, collect as many votes as you can, and the top 12 artists get their piece displayed at the national gallery along with some other dope prizes. I’ve already created my account and uploaded my picture, voting starts in march sometime, but keep your eyes peeled cause i’ll need all the support i can get.


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Also, thanks to the help of a friend (you know who you are), if you live in the ottawa/montreal/toronto area, update yourselves on upcoming shows!

Braids, Baths, and Toboggan in Montreal @ Il Motore, Friday February 18 buy tickets
Girl Talk in Montreal @ Metropolis, Tues March 1 buy tickets
Simian Mobile Disco in Montreal @ SAT, Friday March 18
Cold War Kids in Montreal @ Corona Theatre, Saturday March 19 
Crystal Castles in Toronto @ The Sound Academy, Saturday April 2
Foster the People in Montreal @ Petit Campus, Tuesday April 5 buy tickets
Kid Cudi in NYC, Wednesday April 20
Tiesto in Montreal @ Palais des Congres, Sunday April 24
Peter Bjorn & John in Toronto @ Lee’s Palace, Friday May 6
Lykke Li in Montreal @ Metropolis, Saturday May 21

and dont forget 
Nelly and Cali Swag District in Montreal @ Metropolis, Fri March 25 tickets on sale Feb 18th 12:00pm

teach me how to dougie.

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Four Tet also has a number of remixes for artists including Bonobo, Beth Orton, Super Furry Animals, Explosions in the Sky, Aphex Twin, Matthew Dear, Bloc Party, The xx, Foals, Kings of Convenience, Battles, Juana Molina, Madvillain, Nathan Fake and Radiohead.

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