Monday, September 12, 2011

ELKE GRUNDMAN.................................GERMANY

Timothy's Cafe.........................Ottawa




Saturday, September 10, 2011

GOOP GOES TO BUTTON MANIA in Almonte, Ontario



Mark Sonnenfeld .....................................USA
David Stanley Aponte............................................................................USA
Joe...........................................................................................Canada
TestTower........................................................................................USA
TestTower.....HEEBEEJEELAND.........................................................USA
Helene Lacelle inside the hand made yurt.
Off we go to Almonte Ontario, about 40 minutes from Ottawa to see 'BUTTON MANIA' and 'FIBERFEST'. Curator Lacelle brought some of the galleries latest arrivals. I love buttons! Tons of antique, glass, early depression bakelite and some new buttons all for sale at ok prices. FiberFest on the other hand held at various locations in the historic town of Almonte was kind of low energy except for my friend Joan Alexander selling her exquisitely cobbled quilt jackets.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Universe of ART EXCHANGE


GOOP gallery curators and Film Co-op members, HELENE LACELLE & PETER EVANCHUCK are on the move with their growing array of international 'MAIL ART' - GOOP is one of several 'mail art' galleries worldwide - the purpose is to promote a free exchange of art among all the artists of this planet and beyond if there are any artists in our wonderous universe - our openings not only shows this international 'mail art' but also provides all the info necessary for all the community to participate... welcome come on down!!...................................READ MORE

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

THE LAST CARNIVAL


Maria von Finckenstein......................................Canada

Steve who works at the 'Sno Cone' booth told me today the difference between a carnival and a fair.
The carnival is free to get in while the fair isn't.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

THANK YOU - MAIL OUT - to all our fabulous contributors!



Curators Peter Evanchuck and Helene Lacelle are sending out a MEGA 'THANK YOU' mail out to all who have taken the time and effort to send us 'HAPPY' mail art. As usual each piece of mail we are sending out is a unique - ONE OF A KIND - art work -
Our travels this past Spring and Summer have taken us all across Canada and as far as Nevada and Arizona. We had so much fun displaying our fabulous MAIL ART COLLECTION where ever we went. Below is a selection of these impromptu gallery showings.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Annual Gathering Around the VIRGIN MARY FAIR


Jelene Morris..........................................USA

Jennifer Zoellner..........................................USA

W.D.Schreiber..........................................................GERMANY

Michel Della Vedova..........................................FRANCE

Roxanne Clark.............................................................USA

The St-Charbel Maronite Church in Ottawa held it's 17th annual 'Gathering Around The Virgin Mary Fair' this weekend. What a delight it was discovering it by accident while biking down Donald street on my way back from Dollarama, yesterday. Man, you want a fair with lots of good food and lots of fun things to look at this is it. And of course if you are inclined to rest your thoughts and soul for a moment and pray to the Virgin Mary.

To see more SUMMER FAIRS MAIL ART pictures click HERE

Friday, August 12, 2011

FLUXUS.................................................USA



FLUXUS by the USA Embassy on Sussex Ave. in Ottawa, Canada & in the courtyard cafe on the Byward Market.

DOAKTOWN, BOISETOWN, CHIPMAN & PETITKODIAK New Brunswick.

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David Berube.......................USA

Lorraine Kwan............................CANADA

ROBERTO FORMIGONI.....................ITALY

REV. HUGO......................................USA

DAVID BERUBE..........................................USA

Ahhhh....the screams of girls, the super loud dance music and the smell of cheap hot dogs on cheap white buns....that's what I'm talking about....the small town country summer fair.

To see more MAIL ART at Summer Country Fairs CLICK HERE

Thursday, June 23, 2011

VEGAS, baby.



In our quest to see and feel life around us, like all good parents, the curators of GOOP took their bambinos (mailart collection) for a trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyons.
Click HERE to see fabulous pictures of our trip and MAIL ART collection.