Saturday, 25 February 2017

the MARVELOUS keeps-on rolling! New work at LIFE OF PIE

not easy living from hospital meet to meet

so that's me life style like it or not

the suggested lesion in left temporal lobe by the oncologist earlier 'fake news' mmm

anyway my surgeonguy Dr LAMOTHE who did the 4 surgeries on me

says no worry see u in 3 months damn oncologist an alarmist



so get our latest PIGinOTTAWA150 images ready for new show

not 'in the LOUVRE' but we're showing 'in the LOO'

'come on down boys and girls sit relax have a slice of pie at LIFEofPIE


LIFE OF PIE
1134 BANK ST, Ottawa

photo by Peter Evanchuck




HELENE LACELLE & PETER EVANCHUCK presents 'PIG SHOTS OTTAWA 150'

artists/curators/filmakers HELENE LACELLE & PETER EVANCHUCK presents a marvelous visual delight for Ottawa's 150 'PIG SHOTS OTTAWA 150'

LACELLE and EVANCHUCK collaborated on a new series of the unusual to help CELEBRATE OTTAWA's 150 called - 'PIG SHOTS OTTAWA 150'


Photographic 'real' documentary images all shot in the Ottawa area by EVANCHUCK and LACELLE of locals holding Don Featherstone's remarkable nobel prize winning PIG, create this PIG150 in the city show. These documentary images are then hand-worked by LACELLE using tradiional and modern techiniques to creat a 'marvelous feel' that places them into the fantastic world of the imaginative mind. They are fun and you get a chuckle... we hope.

Come on down to THE LIFE OF PIE at 1134 Bank near SUNNYSIDE starting Sunday the 26th Feb until 26th April - all day every day that LIFE of PIE is open

These images are in the LOO at LIFEofPIE that's the LOO not the LOUVRE which adds to the fun of it all. Sit down eat some lovely pie and think about Ottawa's 150

for those interested:
more LACELLE and EVANCHUCK can be viewed at SHENKMANartCENTRE in Orleans, OttawaEast the TRINITY GALLERY until 14March2017
also LACELLE has her clay sculptures 'miniCOMPANIONS' at Ottawa School of Art boutique to end of May2017

Presently they are shooting CANADIAN PIG GIRL a musical comedy

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

SHENKMAN Vernissage and our humble MARVELOUS REALISM art pieces


Well well snowstorm didn't stop the hordes of folks at VERNISSAGE at SHENKMAN gallery sunday the 12thFEB2017 -  HELENE honour roll for her wonderous volunteer work pulling empty plates off buffet table and snacking on fudge




Maureen Rooney MItchell, Trinity Gallery director with Helene holding up her MARVELOUS hair

Beautiful Shenkmen Art Center, Ottawa


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

LIVE FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE in CHIPMAN, NB

HI GUYS hope u're enjoying Christmas and the holidays it provides
OR
is every day a HOLIDAY for ya'll??

ahhhh the sales the sales
nice to sell one's art to help pay for the FastLane of LIFE mmmm

joking of course with cancer i'm no longer in the passing lane my accelerator seems to be stuck in 'slow'
anyway great to see our art in the homes and offices of others

Helene out-standing on the desk, Mayor Carson and his harem helpers

photo by Peter E. Chipman, NB 

Sunday, 27 November 2016

ART & PARCEL SHOW - Ottawa Art Gallery - until Dec.31, 26



ART Rental and Sales presents its annual holiday sale, featuring original photographs, paintings, drawings, ceramics, cards, jewellery and textiles, all priced at $400 or less. With so much to choose from, you’re sure to find a unique gift for the art lover on your list, even if that’s you!

OAG members also enjoy a 15% discount on holiday sale purchases (with no reduction to the artist’s payment), so this is the perfect time to renew your membership or become a new member!

Opening Reception: November 29, 2016 at 7 PM | 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
We will have a special holiday drink provided by Arlington Five, music by DJ Sarrita and food by The Heirloom Kitchen!

(above) Helene holding a 'MARVELOUS REALISM' submission for ART & PARCEL show with gallery director Stephanie Germano

Friday, 12 August 2016

MARVELOUS-NESS at THE OTTAWA ART GALLERY



'Abandoned Homes with Dolls' 
THE OTTAWA ART GALLERY
2 Daly Street, Ottawa
until Sept.12, 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016

MARVELOUS PIG in Old Ottawa South


PIG & THE CITY
 HELENE LACELLE & PETER EVANCHUCK
 LIFEofPIE 
until end of AUGUST
1134 Bank St in Old Ottawa South

'NOT in the LOUVRE but in the LOO'

One of life’s little miracles happened to create this show, our cottage neighbor sold us this plastic pig for a pack of smoke. Turns our the pig is a DON FEATHERSTONE.

DON FEATHERSTONE created plastic pink flamingoes in 1957. He worked at UNION PLASTICS in FLITCHBURG, Mass. He and his wife dressed alike for 35 years. 
In 1996 he won a NOBEL PRIZE for ART for creating those pop, plastic FLAMINGOES we see on millions of lawns.
AND WE BOUGHT HIS PLASTIC PIG FOR A PACK OF SMOKES, imagine?


CREATIVE juices flowed new show, new ideas, out comes PIG & THE CITY

Out we went to photograph Old Ottawa South using Featherstone’s PIG with PEOPLE&PLACES to produce this new show and soon a new short comedy drama called PIGGIRL

For those who have seen the movie comedy BABE this idea will bring smiles
  
EVANCHUCK's photos are made marvelous by partner LACELLE using traditional painting techniques combined
with modern computer assistance this enhancement creates what the artists call MARVEOUS REALISM ( think of DALI )



Saturday, 25 June 2016

NEW IN THE LOO !

NEW MARVELOUS-NESS IN THE LOO !
LIFE OF PIE
1134 Bank Street, Ottawa
June 24 - July 24
M E N A L O N E
These Canadian BEAUTIFUL BACHELOR’s
have all overcome Life’s obstacles
– poverty, mental illness, marginalization -
to shine with the beauty and courage of self-awareness.

Peter Evanchuck one day looked across the familiar tavern tablewhere he was
hosting the KNOW IT ALL CLUB’s annual meeting when he realized that he was
the only ‘hitched man’ there - he was surrounded by know-it-all bachelors.

EUREKA the jug was empty, the light went on what a show this would make
since each and every man there was by his definition a
BEAUTIFUL BACHELOR

Thus began the cross Canada search from men of equal ilk.



 

Friday, 1 April 2016

TheOLD TheNEW TheMARVELOUS - LIFE OF PIE - April 1 - 30, 2016



LIFE OF PIE
1134 BANK ST, Ottawa
April 1 - 30, 2016


theOLD-theNEW-theMARVELOUS art display by HELENE LACELLE and PETER EVANCHUCK at LIFEofPIE


LACELLE (aka NEONMATISSE ) highlights a decade of her art from theOLD folksie art of LadiesINwaiting to theNEW collages of mapping a history of a family-a time-a generation to theMARVELOUS REALISM of ABANDONED where the landscape images of PETER EVANCHUCK form the basis of the scenes that with LACELLES marvelous ingenuity, skills and art become an eerie exploration of style they call MARVELOUS REALISM based on Magic Realism - simply put: 'taking usual and making unusual'

The landscape REALISM images were shot by Evanchuck in the Maritimes last year before re-occuring cancer/3 surgeries slowed him down. The MARVELOUS art work was performed/imagined by LACELLE in Ottawa using modern and traditional techniques

This show uses the full restaurant with MARVEOUS REALISM on the walls in the main room of The LIFEofPIE as well as on the walls in the LOO ( not the LOUVRE but the LOO mmm? )

LACELLE and EVANCHUCK display their creative works in every way they can imagine from street walls on buildings, to alleys in Montreal, to LOO's (washroom walls), the sidewalk beside Metro, the cancer clinic at the General, to the entrance to Ottawa University, to galleries from coast to coast to coast .... avoiding pretention, nonsense, and gobblegook ...

Drop into the LIFEofPIE on 1134 BANK at Hopewell any day u can, check out the art walls , check out the LOO, and settle into a nice cup of Java and a sweet piece of Pie .. now that's LIFEatPIE

ART up for viewing at LIFEofPIE ... 01APRIL16 ( the day of fools ) from morning to evening every day to end of April16

Helene hanging her new show at LIFE OF PIE with the great help of Michelle!

Michelle, Bhat Boy & Helene - Show all set up!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

NEW EXHIBITION at THE LIFE OF PIE


DOLLS GONE WILD BLUEBERRIES
LIFE OF PIE
1134 Bank St.
March 5, 2016 : On-Going

ART IN THE LOO! NOT THE LOUVRE! 

LACELLE and EVANCHUCK  have collaborated to produce a rather Marvelous Realism using Evanchuck's photographic images of Blueberry shacks on the #7 and Lacelle's artistry to add the marvelous to those realistic images and of course the dolls - abandoned Dolls from the maritimes to Ottawa, dolls found in old abandoned homes in the Maritimes, on junk piles in Toronto and Hamilton, in Variety Village at Niagara Falls, at the Bargain Box on Laurier and dozens of other accidental finds of abandoned dolls.

Images were shot during recent ice storm - one has to wait to 'get the right image the will display the atmosphere the 'feel'  - the ice storm produced the perfect feel of emptiness, loneliness, the harshness of life surrounding the inhabitants.

The show draws in the viewer to help them 'feel' the strangeness of the area - of course the viewer may form their personal thoughts on the combination of creative techniques used to add an odd and unmistakable 'feel' to this presentation - don't expect the ordinary from creative people and certainly not from Lacelle&Evanchuck

The #7 highway from Perth to Madoc is ancient in many ways .... untouched for decades with modernity, an olden days display of abandoned properties, junked vehicles and a sense of loss... that sense one feels as they drive the two lane blacktop road trippin' thru Ontario's hinterland looking at the way things used to be and still are.

There are no condos here, no hipsters just the stillness of that past that lingers into the present ....



Peter Evanchuck photographing blueberry shacks on Highway #7 near Kaladar - closed for the season blueberry shack near Arden - exterior of LIFE OF PIE bakery, 1134 Bank St. - Helene Lacelle putting some MARVELOUS into photographs of blueberry shacks.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

theOLDtheNEWtheMARVELOUS by HELENE LACELLE & PETER EVANCHUCK - CAFE NOSTALGICA



theOLDtheNEWtheMARVELOUS art by HELENE LACELLE & PETER EVANCHUCK
from 04Feb to 29th at Café Nostalgica, 601 Cumberland on the Ottawa UNiversity campus
theOLD:
a retrospective of the past decade and a half of LACELLE’s art work.: tracing her various styles, forms and reincarnations. Her experimentations in ‘new’ art makes even these ‘old’ art pieces look contemporary.
the NEW:
prolific artist HELENE LACELLE has created a completely new set of collage images for showing at CAFÉ NOSTALGICA. Entitled – theOLDtheNEWtheMARVELOUS
LACELLE’s technique is rather unique in that she sees her ‘art ‘ on the canvas not in her head. In her collages, using old photos loaned from a German baroness as a central focus, she creates  and enhances them into her personal ‘art’ by mixing in various images/styles from many sources that together form an overall effect of modernity i.e. new-ness. They are complex yet very simple, very effective.
theMARVELOUS:
       continuing her collaboration with partner PETER EVANCHUCK on MARVELOUS REALISM CANADA, LACELLE has created new additions to the original abandoned homes photographs of EVANCHUCK. This portion of the exhibit is called ‘A DOLL’s HOUSE’
One Toronto critic referred to LACELLE as the NEON MATISSE of Canada due to her colourful, neon-like imagery. Self taught she has been making art all her adult life winning many awards, hanging in several galleries/art places in Canada and the U.S. with sales on line and around the world.
Former professor EVANCHUCK now devotes his time to filmmaking, photography, writing, curating. He has produced several feature films, scripts, books as well as many docs over his ongoing career.
The abandoned homes represented in MARVELOUS REALISM were shot last year in New Brunswick.

Friday, 1 January 2016

MARVELOUS REALISM CANADA

           
' A DOLL'S HOUSE '
NEW EXHIBITION

CAFE NOSTALGICA
601 Cumberlaned St. Ottawa University

Jan 4 - 31, 2016



 " THE GREATEST BEAUTY THAT LIFE CAN PROVIDE US WITH IS CREATIVE WORK - TO ORIGINATE AND MAKE SOMETHING FROM WITHIN OUR IMAGINATION AND SKILLS IS BEAUTIFUL "



 " IN ALMOST EVERY ABANDONED HOUSE 
DOLLS WERE LEFT BEHIND,
 THE FEELING WAS EERIE "

On location MARITIMES/CANADA capturing the beauty that remains inside&out of ABANDONED HOMES



PETER EVANCHUCK & HELENE LACELLE 
have been a 'team of two' for over 30 years originating/making/independent creative works for beauty, for fun, for documenting their life and the life of others.

Examples  of their original projects :::  bookshandmade.com publishes alternate new writers/illustrators; GoopMailArt provides free workshops/website site for international shared original works of art; movieshandmade.com has the team of EVANCHUCK & LACELLE making social documentaries, fun docs, feature films.

They started bookshandmade.com when EVANCHUCK had his first bout with thyroid cancer in 2007.  As a cancer repeat survivor, recently EVANCHUCK has, with LACELLE's assistance, got thru his third and fourth surgery, well enough to continue their creative lives, his long term trache allows him to speak like TOM WAITS.

They have just returned from another Maritime roadTOUR shooting UNESCO sitesfor a book/doc. - TantramarMarsh for book/doc on Sir Chas. GD Roberts - They are on the road every month ( that Evanchuck's cancer allows ) documenting Canadians and Canadian 
'way of living/playing'.
click HERE FOR BOOKSHANDMADE

They have had numerous newspaper articles/tv interviews and won numerous awards, citations and distinguished themselves by extensive community work
( Toronto Mayor's Award, Provincial and Ottawa Award as volunteer of the Year ) mainly for their generous work/support/volunteering in Soup Kitchens.
 " Life is not so hard when ur stomach isn't growling" remarks Chef EVANCHUCK.

For 9 years they've produced Sandy Hill's ONE & ONLY art&artisan Festival in Ottawa- free food and fun for the community!

Professor EVANCHUCK has headed up&taught in photography/film/video departments at several Colleges and Universities for over two decades. ( YorkU, Durham,
OttawaU, Algonquin ) artist LACELLE has shown and is represented at numerousgalleries across Canada and the U.S. ( Karsh-Mason, OSA, Art Interiors, Sweet Mabel
Gallery, Labyrinth, Trinity, etc.  

" THE GREATEST BEAUTY THAT LIFE CAN PROVIDE US WITH IS CREATIVE WORK - TO ORIGINATE AND MAKE SOMETHING FROM WITHIN OUR IMAGINATION AND SKILLS IS BEAUTIFUL "

RECENT & ON-GOING SHOW

LIFE OF PIE 
 ART IN THE LOO! - NOT THE LOUVRE!
1134 Bank St. Ottawa
Nov.17, 2015 - ON-GOING


TIMOTHY'S CAFE
234 Laurier St. East, Ottawa
Dec.1, 2015 to ON-GOING

OTTAWA SCHOOL of ART
35 George St. Ottawa
Nov.24 to Dec.20, 2015