Next week I’ll be participating in a very special event; the town where I grew up is resurrecting their Arts festival. After a few years of lying low, Oshawa is going to transform its downtown into a late night artcrawl with a series of pop-up galleries. They’ve entitled the event Space Invaders. I’ll be participating in a group show in one of the invaded spaces. The show will be made up of alumni from O’Neill Collegiate (the high school I attended once upon a time, a long time ago) and is called Room 118, named after the art room where we all started down the path of art. The show centers around the teacher who was a massive inspiration to anyone who found themselves lucky enough to be in his classroom: Mr. Craig Wildman. The alumni date back some decades to Craig’s first year of teaching (that would be me) and go to the recently graduated. The show opens on the 12th and runs to the 28th, with the big gala celebration on the 20th.
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