Art Talks – January 20 & February 8, 2018

Join Bert Jenkins and me from 2 – 4 pm Saturday afternoon, January 20, 2018 and from 5:30 – 7:30 Thursday evening, February 8, 2018 to learn about traveling the world.  

Passing through

Please join me on Opening Night Thursday, January 11th 6 -7:30 PM to enjoy photographs, piano music by Duncan Cooper, and birthday cake! Sneak preview of photographs starts Thursday, January 4th, 2018.

Time to spare, go by air – Toronto

“Hey mister, over here. Are you blind? Help! Aidez-moi! Why can’t the security cameras identify me? Mayday-Mayday-Mayday.” I’ve been spinning around this carousel for hours, loop after loop. I should have been airborne two hours ago. Instead, I’m stuck on the ground at this damn airport. If I get any dizzier I’m gonna’ decorate the…

Quinte Arts Council Biennial Juried Visual Art Show & Sale 2017

A big crowd filled the two galleries of Belleville’s Parrot Art Gallery hosting the Biennial Juried Arts Show.    64 works of art were selected from an undisclosed number of entries. Various mediums were well represented – oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings; fibre art; stained glass; and photography. I was thrilled when these images from my…

The orang utans of Kalimantan

Orang utans, the People of the Forest, are found only in the rainforest islands of Borneo, Indonesia, and Sumatra, Malaysia.   We visited the orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus, in the Indonesian province of Kalimantan, Borneo. Wild orangutans are endangered.  Approximately 50,000 orangutans inhabit the forests of Asia.  Threats to wild orangutan populations include: habitat destruction by major agribusinesses that…

The journey is the destination

DATELINE: Kalimantan province, Indonesia, Island of Borneo, August 2016. After a peaceful night in Jakarta, we flew Trigana Air to Pangkalan Buun (Mr. Buun’s Jetty), our first destination in Kalimantan. As a former airline pilot, I’d researched Trigana Air. I was a bit nervous about Trigana but they provided the only air service there from Jakarta!  At…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 16 – 23: Wine tasting in Chile’s Colchagua Valley and …the end of our travels. Our last week in Chile was the only portion of our adventure that we hadn’t pre-arranged from the comfort of our Canadian home.  Unable to decide upon a specific wine region we decided to…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 8 – 16: IN PATAGONIA… Days 13 -16 – Torres del Paine National Park We felt ready to trek the trails.  That is, until we arrived.   We’d researched online and in guide books.  Trail conditions were not described in detail but the elevation…

Canadian Women in the Sky

Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight. Anecdotes, histories, and first person interviews compiled by Elizabeth Gillan Muir Ph.D. chronicle Canadian aviation landmarks by women.  Gillan Muir begins with the first flights by females as aircraft passengers and their progress from stewardesses to bush pilots to airline pilots to astronauts. Thank you Elizabeth for sharing our story with…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 8 – 16: IN PATAGONIA… Days 9 -12 Cruising with MV Via Australis Though we were both excited about experiencing the tip of the iceberg on the tip of the continent, Jeff was also a little excited about a small boat cruise and…