Re-writes opening

Had a blast at the opening tonight. Great food, great people. Got some new collectors tonight – Schwarze Welle, Tata, Bapu, To Market to Market, Ich Bin Ein Berliner, Market Day Diptych, Indochine Machine, 5 Reasons all sold tonight at the opening tonight.
Big thanks to everyone who came – including a friend of a WordPress follower from Germany – such a small world.
K.M.

Less than a week to go..

Very excited for the opening of my first solo show next Saturday 6th September at the Blower’s St. Paperchase Cafe, Halifax, NS Canada. Hope to see as many of you there as possible. I would especially like to thank my world wide WordPress followers who have given me so much encouragement, motivation and inspiration to do this show. You have been very important in my life. I hope to keep things interesting for you in the future and continue to enjoy my journey with you.
xoxo
K.M.

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On Vacation

Hello fellow bloggers and art enthusiasts. Other than wrapping up last minute details for the Re-writes show in September, I’ll be taking a little break and enjoying some downtime in August. My poor neglected garden needs some TLC and harvesting so other than the odd random piece of art that may come out of nowhere – please stay tuned for a new lineup in September.
Cheers,
Kim

Posting for Re-writes on Visual Arts Nova Scotia page

The following write-up was recently posted by Visual Arts Nova Scotia for my upcoming rewrites show:

Re-Writes is an intriguing new exhibition of work by Waverley artist Kim Milan. Characterized by her love of portraiture and her keen observations of people, each subject is exquisitely rendered on up-scaled or recycled newspaper to produce a work that combines human emotion with the underlying textual connection to tell a story. While living in Montreal Kim gained a vast appreciation for street art and this is reflected in the somewhat graffiti feel to the work. It is gritty, urban and socially relevant; yet captures that ephemeral moment of introspection felt by us all. Showing September 6th-September 30th Paperchase Café 5228 Blowers St. Opening Reception; September 6th 6-9 PM Additional Information can be found by visiting: http://kimmilanart.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/KimMilanArt?ref=hl https://twitter.com/AKimMilan
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Schwarze Welle

Upon completion of this Che Guevara portrait, I translated the text in the forehead area to be “Black Wave”. It is reminiscent of Che’s speech at the UN in 1964 where he berated the UN on not taking a stand against apartheid in South Africa. He ended his speech with the Second Declaration of Havana “And the wave of anger, of demands for justice, of claims for rights, which is beginning to sweep the lands of Latin America, will not stop. That wave will swell with every passing day. “Why on a German paper? It was in East Berlin that Che met the Argentinian born East German communist Haydée Tamara Bunke Bider aka “Tania the Guerilla” who fought and died for her lover Che during the Bolivian Insurgency.

Enjoy!
K.M.

"Schwarze Welle"

“Schwarze Welle”