Posts Tagged ‘Art’


Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Lumière: Contemporary Art . Unconventional Spaces will be held on September 29th from 6:58pm to 11:58pm in downtown Sydney.

Lumiere is “a nighttime celebration of the arts, Lumière brings together many different sectors to infuse Sydney’s downtown core with the vibrancy and excitement of theatre, dance, music, and visual art and fine craft. Lumière provides a platform for our different communities to collaborate, making the arts engaging and accessible to the public.”

I loved the atmosphere of Lumiere 2011 – and cannot wait for Saturday to see what Lumiere 2012 offers.

Will you be attending?

Please visit for more information and to download the guide.

Save the Date: Lumiere

Monday, June 6th, 2011

On October 1, 2011 the first art at night event is scheduled to take place in downtown Sydney. The event is called “Lumiere: Contemporary Art . Unconventional Spaces.”

Lumiere brings together theatre, dance, music, and visual arts and craft to “infuse Sydney’s downtown core.”

Thus far, the event will take place between Townsend Street, Dorchester Street, Charlotte Street and the Esplanade – making Lumiere the first event of its kind in Sydney, and a fun one at that.

Organizers are still planning the October 1st event, so I can only imagine what they will come up with over the next few months.

The organizing team is lead by Lori Burke from Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Kent Senecal from Centre Communautaire Etolie de l’Acadie and CBU Art Gallery’s own Laura Schneider.

Lumiere is a free event, open to all. It is scheduled to run between 6:57pm to 12:57am.

For more information about the event, visit

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Welcome to this week’s instalment of WinterBlog. I’ll be your host, Frederick Boutilier.

The more observant among you may have noticed the snow falling outside. It occured to me when a snowflake, ever-so-unique, dropped onto my nose whilst I was doing the tango with a local garden gnome. You may have noticed the snow while on a romantic walk, while scraping it off your car windshield, while grumbling during aforementioned scraping, or while looking out your window for the first time since the weekend started.


The Art of Chemisty

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Not actually used in the research

There are some chemistry techniques that I never thought would really be applicable to other things except for chemistry.

Last Friday, as part of the APICS Chemistry Speaker series, the Chemistry Department welcomed Dr. Christa Brosseau from St. Mary’s University. She had a fantastic presentation called ‘New Frontiers in Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy’ (SERS).

I’ll give just a brief intro to what Raman spectroscopy is. It is essentially a way to scan an object using a high-powered laser. This produces a graph, which (after being interpreted) can tell us which molecules make up the object being scanned. The ‘Surfaced Enhanced’ part of the title means that the surface of the molecule was, well… enhanced, in order to get a better reading. In Dr. Brosseau’s case silver was used to enhance it.

Okay, now that that’s out of the way I’ll tell you about the really awesome stuff that she and her team have used it for. (more…)

What are you doing?

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

It may be early on in the week, but I’m already planning my weekend.

As Editor-in-Chief of the paper at CBU, I sacrifice every other weekend to production of the paper. That means that Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are virtually spent in the office with my editorial team producing the paper. We usually have a lot of fun, but we don’t really get to do anything else as the days are long, and the nights are spent sleeping (or in my case: tying up loose ends of the paper).

The up side of this is that I have every other weekend free! For the last four years I have always worked every weekend, so it is really quite a luxury to have two free days during a busy week.

So: what am I doing this weekend?

I will be attending a super awesome event at the Upstairs in Sydney.

The evening will be one with music, poetry, and art… basically three great things, all in one!

The Centre for International Studies is hosting the event that will explore political and social themes through the different mediums. You won’t want to miss it.

The doors open on Saturday (November 6) at 8pm. Cover is $5.

Now the only thing left to plan is my outfit. Not bad for a Tuesday.