ArtsWatch: Is the medium the message?

As a Canadian, I needed to quote philosopher Marshal McLuhan who is famously known for coining the expression “the medium is the message.” And nowhere did this point become more obvious this when than when I read a new novel and saw a new movie.

ArtsWatch: "The Artist's Dance"

What did you read this summer? I’ve had the chance to energize my creative juices by reading a few books which focused on the intersection of arts, faith and culture—some of which I mentioned in past weeks.
Another thought-generating and spirit-energizing book is Creative Matters, a collection of essays by members of the Creative Collective—which you can find out more about at

Arts Connection for August 25, 2011

At the beginning of July I had the chance to interview Carolyn Wilker about her new book Once Upon a Sandbox. The cover for that book was created by this broadcast's guest: Kitchener artist Deborah Pryce, who has worked with watercolours, and acrylics and has even painted sets for theatres.

Interview date: 
August 25, 2011 - 22:00

ArtsWatch: "Pursuing Christ, Creating Art" a must read book

If you’re looking for the next “how-to” book on doing art as a Christian, don’t read Pursuing Christ, Creating Art by Gary Molander
If you’re looking for a book that will challenge who you are as an artist and what you should be to create the best art you can, then devour Pursing Christ, Creating Art.

Arts Connection for August 18, 2011

Some food is created to look like art. The art currently on display at Conrad Grebel University College ( in Waterloo was created to make you think about food. The Just Food exhibit is on loan from the Mennonite Committee on Human Rights. This broadcast's guest is Ray Dirks, curator of the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery in Winnipeg.

Interview date: 
August 18, 2011 - 22:00
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