Sunday, August 19, 2012

What Else I Did This Summer...

Not much actually :-D I think I forgot to mention that I have been working six days a week this summer. My contract ended at the end of May. I was bummed! Summer is the worst time to find a job. I was offered a one day a week paid summer position at the resource centre for an artist run centre, which I gladly jumped on. Then my old workplace asked me to come back! I hated to let the resource centre down, so I stuck to my agreement. There really isn't a cooler place to work than the John Snow House. It's actually a century home, as it was built in 1912.
Calgary artist John Snow lived there until he died in 2004. Now The New Gallery uses it as a home for their archives, artist in residence program and Artist Trading Card night. I have been working on inventorying and cataloguing the archive along with the summer student. It's been a lot of hard work, but worth it to discover all the cool stuff and artsy ephemera. Merely shuffling through the items has been a great historical lesson - I honestly would not have thought that so much artsy stuff happened here in Calgary. It's a perception that a lot of people are working hard to change!


  1. Sounds very interesting and fun! The home looks beautiful!

  2. Sounds like you have been pretty busy! The artist center looks a lot like the one in our town which was the revolutionary war silversmith's house. I'm looking forward to autumn which I am hoping is right around the corner. :-)

  3. Looks like a beautiful place to work. I hope your job situation improves!

  4. Yes Pam and Stacy, it is so cool...inside there is some retro furniture and a great colour scheme. It's just such a cozy place to have artsy goings on, and just outside of the downtown core.

    Crystal, oh, have I been busy. Yesterday was my last day inventorying and it's going to be nice having Saturdays back.

    You know, that's one thing I always love about the Eastern part of the US and Canada...many buildings out west are a hundred years old or less. It's so amazing to be in a place that has stood for hundreds of years. Makes me want to go back to Kentucky!