Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Rooftop Art: Latitude 53

With the tutoring term dying down, Thursday night was the perfect opportunity to take in a little rooftop patio sunshine at Latitude 53. Hosted by Team Edmonton, a volunteer-operated, non-profit society serving primarily members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered communities, but open to everyone, this event was an interesting mix of conversation and music that was...well, different. Great and artsy for half an hour, but after that, a little too much like an overly loud buzzing bee...the company was great though!

Sean and I spent the evening meeting new people and discussing random topics from work to stress to art to culture to music. Although I had never been to this non-profit artist-run center art centre, I have to say the rooftop wine, conversation and patio were the best part; the art was on the eclectic side. The clusters of books, paper mache and painted objects were an interesting piece, though. I think August will call for a trip to the Alberta Art Gallery, for the new Andy Warhol exhibit (showing May 28th, 2011 to August 21, 2011).

Just under a week until I'll be blogging about the artsy, educational, and entertaining parts of Montreal. Kiara and her kennel are ready for departure - one more exam to hand in, and so will I be.  While this event was a simple summer evening out, it made me realize that I don't have enough of those simple evenings in my life. Perhaps my Chinese horoscope was right; September may bring a tweak to my lifestyle. 

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