Hijinx Projects

The calm before the storm


The tote board read “80” when we finally locked up NAC on Saturday night.

Small Feats, the fundraiser for the Niagara Artists Centre, was a packed house. The local arts community lined up to see and buy 150 pieces of original work and bid on some amazing pieces donated by Shary Boyle.

Work is still available for sale until Thursday at NAC during regular hours, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

General information Hijinx

Small Feats is next Saturday

Next Saturday, the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) will be holding its annual fundraiser, Small Feats, in St. Catharines, ON. Over two hundred works of original art (photography, painting, assemblage, printing) will be for sale in a sideshow-esque setting of ringing bells and general excitement. Every artwork is one square foot. As always, Christine and I have contributed work to the event.

Smartly-dressed Concierges (myself included) will take your art orders from our side of the velvet rope. A giant tote board will count up the sales as they happen. Refreshments are also available. Small Feats is a great fundraiser and a spring coming-out party as well.

Out of the Woods, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Rob Elliott
Messy Hares, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Rob Elliott
Tumbling, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Rob Elliott
Sunday Drive, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Christine Cosby

If there’s a specific artist’s work you really want to get your hands on, the best way is to be a NAC member at the Supporter level or higher. Such members are admitted to the event 20 minutes before the doors open and often pounce when the starting bell rings.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Doors at 8:00 p.m. – VIP Preview at 7:40 p.m*
$5 admission

Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, ON

*Preview for NAC Supporters, Patrons, and Champions
Become a member, renew, or upgrade your membership today!

General information Projects

Fun-A-Day pennants

Christine amidst her Fun-A-Day pennants.
Christine amidst her Fun-A-Day pennants.

Christine just finished a car lot-style banner for Pittsburgh’s Fun-A-Day 2015. The banner, made up of 31 textile flags and pennants, will be hung from the gallery ceiling during the Fun-A-Day show in February.

Detail of Fun-A-Day car lot banner.
Detail of Fun-A-Day car lot banner.

Fun-A-Day is a multi-city event in which artists create art for an entire month and then display it together in a gallery. Christine went as literal as she could, sewing the word “FUN” once for every day of the month. The resulting riot of typefaces and textiles is greater than the sum of its parts.

Fun typefaces on these Fun-A-Day flags.
Fun fonts on these Fun-A-Day flags.

In the Pittsburgh area? Here’s show details:

Fun-A-Day Pittsburgh
Mr Roboto Project, 5106 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
Opening reception: Friday, February 6, 2015, 7pm-10pm
Saturday, February 7, 2015, hours TBD
Sunday, February 8, 2015, hours TBD