Canadians really know how to rock.

A rocket launch and the beauty of planet Earth are the subjects of the song, performed in space by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, while accompanied by Canadian singer Ed Robertson of the band Barenaked Ladies, and others on Earth.

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William Kentridge, 9 Drawings for Projection, 2005
I was first introduced to William Kentridge’s work through an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (where I was working). I used to go into the galleries during my lunch break and watch the Drawings for Projection films—“Felix in Exile” is my favorite. I also wrote my graduate thesis on two other Kentridge works. Unlike a painting, drawing, sculpture, etc. that one can “Google” and find an image, Kentridge’s Drawings for Projection are not readily available to the public, so when I saw that they were going to be screened in Central Park I was very excited. I love that the Public Art Fund made it possible for everyone to enjoy Kentridge’s work!  –Joni, Finance & HR Manager #ExhibitionsWeLove


What I miss about New York

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William Kentridge, 9 Drawings for Projection, 2005

I was first introduced to William Kentridge’s work through an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (where I was working). I used to go into the galleries during my lunch break and watch the Drawings for Projection films—“Felix in Exile” is my favorite. I also wrote my graduate thesis on two other Kentridge works. Unlike a painting, drawing, sculpture, etc. that one can “Google” and find an image, Kentridge’s Drawings for Projection are not readily available to the public, so when I saw that they were going to be screened in Central Park I was very excited. I love that the Public Art Fund made it possible for everyone to enjoy Kentridge’s work!
–Joni, Finance & HR Manager 
#ExhibitionsWeLove

What I miss about New York

The best thing about Grand Central Station is the zodiac ceiling.

'They gave themselves up to the stars the way swimmers can surrender to the waves, and the stars took them without resistance.' 

 
― Mark Helprin, A Winter’s Tale

These are the closing pages of Ulysses Seen | Telemachus the first episode from Robert Berry’s remarkable online graphic novel of Joyce’s Ulysses.

I’m sharing this because I thought of James Joyce last week when “the snow was general over Ireland,” and now it is his birthday.  I love The Dubliners and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man but need to mention, because I was raised Catholic and my mother was Irish, not that she approved of Joyce, that I have tried to read Ulysses as frequently as I have tried to quit smoking, with the same unfortunate result. My paperback Vintage Giant edition of said book, purchased from my university bookstore in 1973, is now dog-eared and broken-backed, but never once read cover to cover.  Eish.

I am absolutely loving the graphic novel.

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