Thursday, January 14, 2010

art shows!

hey there! i have exciting news!

i am going to be in an art show! so is martin!

it's being put on by music pei. the show will run for 2 weeks, and one of those weeks is music pei week! the theme is art & music, and the title is 'art for music'. there are 8 or 9 incredibly talented artists involved.

i took down most of my work today, but i am going to go back tomorrow for some tweaking. there are still some artists to set up, but what is down there is FANTSATIC!

if you are in charlottetown, please stop down for a visit! CLICK HERE for info.

it's been a pretty crazy few days. this art show has had me fairly stressed out, which lead to a few late nights (even late for me!). i've had a few other things on my mind, mostly work. i need to find a day job. i'm fairly worried, but i know i'll manage. i always do.

but you have to stop and look at it all in perspective.

it's been a hectic few days all around the world. you'd probably have to be living under a rock to not have heard about the completely devastating earthquake in haiti. exceptionally devastating because structures are shoddy at best. building codes are basically non-existent. also, it is also an incredibly poor area. i can't even begin to imagine how crippled haiti has become.

there is a thought that is constantly in the back of my mind. i always think it, but rarely voice it. i would drop everything to go to these areas to help. earlier tonight i mentioned i didn't really have a skill. i have no medical experience. i'm not very strong so can't do much construction-wise. i don't believe in missionary work. ryan pointed out that i do have a skill. i'm a photographer.
i suppose i could be a photojournalist. i definitely would need to work on those skills, though.

anyway. just some thoughts that have gone through my head as i stare at my computer screen for hours on end and expose myself to disgusting spray adhesive fumes for far too long.

earthquake in haiti
haiti, 48 hours later
a first-hand report.

find out how you can help:
red cross
salvation army
medecines san frontieres (doctors without borders)
the humanitarian coalition

if you donate, please make sure it is to a reputable organization. i firmly believe that any organization that accepts donations to send shouldn't take any off the top. 100% of your money should to go helping rescue efforts in haiti.
there are also terrible human beings out there who prey on the good will of others and will scam you. verify!

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Blogger Ryan said...

those prints look awesome. it's great that you're able to show your work.

January 15, 2010 at 12:26 AM  
Anonymous moe said...

oh man i am ridiculously excited!

January 15, 2010 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger Russ Gordon said...

Moe, you rock.

January 15, 2010 at 2:06 AM  
Anonymous moe said...

aw thanks, russ! you are pretty awesome yourself!

January 15, 2010 at 2:29 AM  
Blogger Martin Cathrae said...

Can't wait to see yours and everyone elses stuff there!

January 15, 2010 at 8:57 AM  

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