I spent today at WordCamp Victoria. It was a good conference and I was pleasantly surprised by the broad diversity of attendees at the conference. The sessions were by and large very good. Of the sessions I attended, and I skipped both keynotes, my favourites were by the folks behind these blogs:
I also found something else that caught my interest. Check out these photos depicting another gorgeous day in Victoria BC, and an edifice of a beautiful world as well as human ingenuity. Yes I realize this is a drain for dealing with rain run off but it’s also architectural poetry. Happy Saturday.
The last couple of posts here at Exploring-Art.com having been awfully philosophical and perhaps not very uplifting. Fear not! We have not thrown the baby out with the bath water. This is still the place for feel good posts, heart felt recommendations and creative encouragement.
With New Year’s eve nearly upon us I feel the need to make a sparkling wine recommendation. Champagne is one of my favourite things, but it is expensive and a lovely Cremant can be equally as good for a fraction of the price. Here’s this year’s Cremant recommendation for a New Year’s not to be forgotten!
Louis Bouillot, Rose, Cremant de Bourgogne is a delicious concoction based on the pinot noir grape. It’s well balanced, with not too much sweetness or acidity, and a gorgeous lingering creme. More importantly it will leave you wanting more, a lot more. It’s a bargain for $25 at your local Canadian liquor store. Have a happy New Year!
Being late to the party, as our season tickets are in the later half of the second week, I won’t belabour the point… And Slowly Beauty…, now playing at the Belfry Theater is terrific.
It is the layers that are so poetic. It is not just the play within a play, it is thoughts within thoughts, lines within lines, it is hypnotic. This layering makes the play feel a little like life I suppose. The play is also self referential without being tedious or obvious, you are left with no explicit answers only insinuations about the nature of life…
The performances and production values were top notch for a small independent theater. The script, acting, set, choreographing and music (no it is not a musical) were all outstanding. I hope the rest of the season is as good.
If you’re in Victoria, BC or a version of this play comes to your local theatre go see it!