Monthly Archives: July 2006

CBC TV's new show “49th and Main” debuts tonight

CBC TV's new show "49th and Main" debuts tonight

This just in from CBC TV, sounds interesting!
Sounds like a good way to demonstrate the intercultural
nature of Canada... imagine a South-Asian, born in Africa,
but who studied in England and now raising his own son in Canada.
- Todd

New half-hour serial drama, piloted for CBC Television:

49th & MAIN

Broadcast Dates: July 18, 19, 20 and 25, 26, 27
Time: 2:30 p.m.

Starting Tuesday July 18th, 49th & MAIN is a brand new drama for CBC

This 6-episode series takes a dramatic look at the many worlds that revolve

around a new medical practice opening its doors in one of Vancouver's most

diverse neighbourhoods – 49th & MAIN.

It's not what young Dr Cedric Ferreira with his Indian heritage, his African

birth-place and his best-of-boarding schools British upbringing expected when,

alone with his young son, he decided to take up medical practice

in the “Dominion” of Canada.

Soap opera? Maybe. But not one like you've seen before. Tune in to CBC Television,

Tuesday July 18th, to get caught up in something unique, something entertaining,

something moving.

Visit to Tacoma's Museum of Glass – Artist in Residence with Angelo Filomeno

Visit to Tacoma's Museum of Glass
– Artist in Residence with Angelo Filomeno

The exterior cone
of the Museum of Glass on the left, on the right – the interior
containing the ovens used for heating the glass, as well as works on
display + a giant video screen highlighting the artistic team in
process – photo Todd Wong

I went to visit the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, on Sunday.  It is amazing.  The building was designed by Vancouver architect Arthur Erickson,
who has also designed the Simon Fraser University, Museum of
Anthropology in Vancouver and many others.  Check out information
on the building of the Museum of Glass on Erickson's own website.

We saw artist in residence, Angelo Filomeno, overseeing the production
of a life-size human skeleton created from black glass.  Filomena
is a New York based artist and was in residence from July 12 – 16,
2006.  It was very interesting to watch the development of the
upper spine from our arrival at 11:30am to our departure at 4pm.

on Tue 18 Jul 2006 12:40 PM PDT
Tacoma Glass Museum: a Black Skeleton sculpture glass work in the “Hot Shop” – photo Todd

on Tue 18 Jul 2006 12:41 PM PDT
Tacoma Glass Museum: a Black Skull sculpture glass work in the “Hot Shop” – photo Todd

There were also three other shows on display in the Museum of Glass.

Absence Adorned

Karen LaMonte is a leading figure among young American artists using glass in large-scale sculptural work.
Absence Adorned includes six stunning life-sized glass dresses.

This is a gorgeous exhibit that showcased the transparency and
multidimensional qualities of glass.  If you look at marble
sculptures, you can only see the surface details.  But with glass,
you can see not only the exterior design, but also the interior. 
These “glass dresses” were created on plaster body molds made from real
human bodies, which are shown revealed through the glass.

is the first exhibition in the Museum’s Context Series which places
works in glass in context with other media. The exhibition examines how
early 21st century artists are exploring traditional natural allegories
and reinterpreting them to create new personal and collective metaphors. 

This was amazing to see, as many of the works also drew on the history
of Art in Nature. I particularly liked to one piece in particular,
which depicted a Natural History dioramas inside a ruined Museum –
definitely speaking about the temporal relationship of humans and the

Kickin’ It with Joyce J. Scott

Dale Chihuly will be artist in residence from August 9-13. 
This will be something special, as Chihuly is a “native son” of Tacoma,
now recognized world wide for his innovative work with glass.

Dale Chihuly, Seattle, WA

August 9 – 13, 2006
Get more info on Chihuly in Tacoma »

Tippy Agogo coming to Vanocouver's “Rime” on the Drive – July 21

Tippy Agogo coming to Vanocouver's “Rime” on the Drive

– July 21

Tacheles Cafe    Tacheles Cafe – Berlin, Nov/93

I have known Tippy Agogo since the mid-1980's when we “rocked” the Capilano Courier, the student newspaper at Capilano College.

Tippy is an amazing performer, frequently appearing a folk festivals, children’s festivals, punk festivals. 
He is known for his musical explorations utilizing commonly found items
such as tin cans and anything he can get his hands on.

From his web site

TIPPY AGOGO, the “One Man Orchestra” and
Mouth Musician, is known throughout the free world for making
beautiful, scary, heavy, and insightful music on reclaimed tin cans,
broken guitars, and racks full of technological gadgetry. He performs
for children, punk rockers, folkies, metal heads, high brows, low
brows, and all those in-between!

TIPPY has performed on albums with artists as diverse as Sarah McLachlan, SNFU, German Techno/Industrial Bands, Sun God, Aurora Sutra,
and a host of other famous people. He tours constantly. He wins awards
for his soundtracks for film and theatre projects. He makes his mother

Tippy sent me the following communication:

haggis rice man!  How are ya?  Comin soon in from Edm, and
fests!    See ya hopfully!   TIP



at RIME  9pm

Once again, the three brothers in musical explorations

are brought TOGETHER from Saskatoon, Edmonton & Vancouver,

for a fine evening at RIME, on the Drive.  All welcome!!


RIME 1130 Commercial Drive ($5-$10, yer choice)


ps  Album release slated for the Fall, assembled by

     Darryl Neudorf(Neko Case, the Sadies)…

Sincerely, D.A. Mark aka Tippy Agogo


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