Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Three cheers for Montrealers Clyde Henry Productions, whose animated short film "Madame Tutli-Putli" rocked the prestigious Cannes Film Festival last week winning several awards!! If you ever have a chance to see their film, grab the opportunity because it has the most out-of-control amazing stop-frame animation ever seen. And I'm not exaggerating! Just ask the geeky animation folks on the internet who've gone all a twitter about the film's innovations including the first ever use of stop-frame human eyes with puppets. More info at their website www.clydehenry.com. Clyde Henry were one of the first artists to contribute to General 54's artist tshirt series and we are so darned proud of them we could spit! or jump for joyous joy as Nicola is doing in this pic. Way to go Clyde Henry!
Monday, May 28, 2007
Just a note to let you all know that Ms Jen Glasgow has been sewing fast and furious and is all about getting you ready for summer. She's got tons of new stuff in the store, with not a sleeve in sight! My personal favourite is the time tested, Glasgow wrap dress. Available in many colours, she just brought in a whole batch in this beautiful chlorofilly green. She's also flooded the store with shorts, from shorty hotty shorts with matching bustiers, to the longer version in this pic, matched with a Glasgow bag and a Glasgow ruched top (just in!). Bring on the heat!
Our first group art exhibit "the Airshow" was a mighty fun time, but now we must make room for new things, namely a batch of new paintings by Montreal artist Dan Buller. The new exhibit is called “Looking Up”, and from the little sneak peeks we've gotten, it's amazing!! Flyer and info to follow imminently!
The Airshow art will be around for the next week only for those who've yet to come by and gaze at the flying things. And a note: we still have a couple of those amazing Serigraphie Cinqunquatre prints left and Alice has brought in a new batch of her woodmounted silkscreens just for the last week. Thank you Corri-Lynn Tetz, Dan Buller, Alice and Jason of Cinqunquatre, Alexis Walker, Jeremy Gordaneer, Luc Paradis, Maryanna and Jennifer "luggage lady" Glasgow for making this show so great. Here are some pix before it all disappears:
Thursday, May 10, 2007
This upcoming Sunday May 20th you can have your cake and eat it too at our first ever “Pastry Vernissage” hosted by General 54 and the students of the Institute de Tourisme et d’Hotelerie’s Pastry Program.
In addition to our usual range of locally made clothing and vintage, for one day only, the store will be full of gorgeous cakes and sweet smelling treats, guaranteed to delight both eyes and taste buds!
The student’s creations will be on display from 2-3pm. And then there’s the tasting! An icing based free-for-all will follow in the afternoon with a sampling of all the cakes. There will be also sweet snacks to nibble as well as, tea, and other less civilized breverages.
It’s all FREE and open to anyone!! So save the date and wear extra stretchy pants!
This is General Bunny at the fabulous Worn launch party on Saturday! He/She was auctioned off as part of the Worn Fashion Journal's Bag Project, to raise funds for the magazine. All the artists involved received plain, white tote bags which they made into anything they wanted. We made ours into General Bunny. Go Jen Glasgow for the handy printing and stuffed animal construction! Bunny went to a happy home and I picked up a fantastic bag by painter Annie Hotte, which I love love love. More party pix up at the Worn site: www.wornjournal.com