Saturday, November 27, 2010

Charity Event, ART 4 ASBERGERS.

Friend is throwing a charity event for the Asbergers Society of Ontario, asked if I'd contribute a phew pieces, of course -YES! I said.

Sunday, December 4, 2010 1-4pm.
127 Rumsey Rd. Toronto
East of Bayview/ West of Laird
5 blocks South of Eglinton

Friday, November 19, 2010


December 10 - December 27

Project 165
165 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON

Project 165 is thrilled to present Methinks’ Holiday PopUp Art Shop Village: a contemporary art and craft showcase housed inside a life-size diorama, curated and art-directed by Ryan Ringer.

Shop Hours: December 10 - 27, 12 - 6pm daily
Closed: December 25, 26
Press Preview: Friday, December 10, 6 - 8pm
...Holiday Party: Friday, December 10, 8pm - 12am

This playful space of curiosity and wonder, featuring the work of 50-plus local and international creators, promises to take the drudgery out of the holiday gift-seeking experience, making it fun and memorable while giving new meaning to the term “presentation is everything.” More than an art and craft sale, the Holiday PopUp Art Shop Village is a conversation about quality, craft and the business of persuasion in Toronto’s art scene. Says Ringer: “This is a rare and special opportunity for a general audience not just to find a special stocking-stuffer but to consider the exhibition as a work of art. Moreover, it challenges traditional art sale formats and raises the bar for anyone working with the popup shop concept.”

Past Holiday PopUp Art Shop Projects include a replica of the livingroom-museum of the fictional curiosity collector Uncle Ronnie Graham (one of Ringer’s many alter egos), and a faux-stone-and-mortar Chris’mas cottage made of cardboard and papier-mâché. This year, Ringer and his specially chosen crew of collaborators will build not just one popup shop but an entire village of popup shops inside Project 165’s storefront exhibition space in Kensington Market.

For sale will be artist books, painting, ceramics, illustration, sculpture, dollies, greeting cards, fashion and home accessories, artist-performed dinners-for-two, dioramas, hand-printed t-shirts, posters and other one-of-a-kind finds.

Participants Include:
Alex Bowron
Catharine MacIntosh
Cheryl Mendoza
Colleen McKeown
Dana De Kuyper (Damned Dollies)
Daeve Fellows
Eric Cheung (Orphans)
Gillian Manford
Gregory Elliot
Jaime Leon
Katie Webb
Haena Kim
Inkyung Choi
Jin Chun
Julia Burton
Kristine Heilenday
Laura Heaney
The Larry Sanders Collective
Leo Zylberberg
Nicole Varney
Samantha Dizon
Tyler Schwarz
Lisa Ng
Peter Kalyniuk
Ryan Ringer
Ryan Solski
Shari Kasman
Tara Winterhalt
The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club
Tiberius Papp
Yoojin Guak
and others

Price Range:
$20.00 - $200.00 (with some exceptions). New goodies will be added regularly.


Ryan Ringer