Print media designed for Foolishness 2013.
Foolishness 2013, was a recreation of an art happening in 2005.
Featuring art installations, musicians, DJs and general tomfoolery
taking place on the eve of April Fools.
See Foolishness Drum design as part of the portrait studio by
clicking the link below.
Chandra Barnet Photography
Space over Time is a group exhibit of new works by Amanda Mana Fleury and Rihkee Strap.
This series of portraits and landscapes were inspired by a two month adventure to Europe that ended with hitch-hiking across Canada. The exhibit itself is setup like a roadmap: from portraits of people living in Vancouver, to a painting of the canola fields in Saskatchewan, to a Canadian rock band in Paris; each subject is representative of a place and a time.
Poster design by Amanda Fleury.
Coming from a small town it becomes imperative to delight in the fun and “play” of small moments because there are less cultural activities and arts infrastructure available in these communities. The last group of work I made in the “Unseen Exchange” were allegories for death in a cycle of transition. In this new group of works, inspired by working alongside Robbie Adamson, I hope to express the importance of pure foolishness, and what can arise when left to one’s own imagination without the distractions of outside media.
Red Hot North Tour with RedD Monkey, 2012.
Oddfellows Hall. July 13 (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)
The Stinkhouse. July 15 (Brandon, MB)
Gaslight Saloon. July 17 (Regina, SK)
DV8. July 18 (Edmonton, AB)
The Doghouse. July 20 (Hay River, NT)
Lord Nelson’s. July 24 (Calgary, AB)
Norman Community Centre. July 28 (Kenora, ON)
The Wilderness Arts Council, in partnership with the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre, will be hosting the Beginnings 2012 Juried Art Show reception on Thursday, June 14th starting at 7:30pm. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome! To learn more about artist workshops and activities taking place (starting tomorrow June 12th) please visit
A sculptural exhibition featuring works by: Christopher Shoust, Shirley Horn, Mike Bennardo, Rihkee Strap and Aleisha Chapman.
The main feature of my works in the Unseen Exchange was titled “Horse Power,” a degrading corpse-like structure centred around a bicycle wheel. I wanted to talk about forgotten history, specifically the transition from horses to motor vehicles as the main mode of transportation, but also the horse in the context of art history; the relationship between the horse and the person, and the importance of the horse in everyday life. Replaced by motor vehicles, whose gas reliance is now reaching a shift into the archaic, the decaying horse stands to say that “everything has its time.”
I saw the unseen exchange as a fleeting experience, and saw fit the works mirrored this with decaying salt-treated latex, and their ultimate destruction after the end of exhibit.
Photos from opening night!
Sketching with Rihkee Strapp – Rihkee is the director of the Medicine Factory Studio, a shared studio space with a revolving door of artists at all career stages. She attends drawing retreats to the country in the cold months of winter with a close group of her peers, inspired by the Group of Seven. For this event Rihkee will be teaching sketching in the theosophic manner of Lawren Harris.
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Formed in February 2010, the Medicine Factory Studio is based in the Bushplane Museum complex at 50 Pim Street. Recent Works from the Factory features artists Michael Bennardo, Annie Bradford, Chistopher Shoust, Patrick Hunter, Mister Tahti and Rihkee Strapp. The Medicine Factory Studio is a place where art students and the art community are able to work together in a shared space where side-by-side conversation, critical discussion, and communal use of tools and equipment allow the group to grow together. This exhibition - which includes sculpture, assemblage, painting, drawing and collage-based practice is a feast for the eyes, showcasing emerging Algoma talent and creative ingenuity.
Art Gallery of Algoma: Past Exhibitions