Archive for February 4th, 2011
As promised in my Monday, this was a busy week for me. The main task: working on a series of documents and promotions for an upcoming On Co-op mailing. This has been interesting and intensive work; it requires an incredible eye for detail at the same time as it asks you to step back and look at the whole, to make sure the design works for those needing minute detail and those who will only be skimming. We’re also nearing completion of our petition video (another very detail-oriented task) and I’m getting quite excited about launching that.
But discussing these seems a little redundant, since the documents and the video will be making their way out into the world soon. Instead, I wanted to share another part of my week.
As I’ve mentioned, I monitor co-op news to find interesting tidbits to share. Busy weeks make this hard to maintain, but a story about an artist in Chatham trying to set up a new artists’ co-op in a historic building caught my eye. Based on the information in the article, I contacted Linda van de Bovenkamp to find out more, and to see if there was a way I could help. This resulted in some very cool conversation about what Linda’s trying to accomplish. It sounds like the co-op will be a combination of studio, retail store, workshop space, and café–a veritable Shangri-La for artists. She’s planning to include visual, musical and literary arts in the retail space, along with any other artistic output that people are interested in selling.
It’s an incredible endeavour, and it deserves incredible success, so if you know of any artsy-types in the Chatham area who might want to take part, or any from further afield who might want to sell their work on commission in the storefront, spread the word! Linda can be contacted either by phone at 519-350-3146, or through Facebook.
(Also: bonus cred to those who recognize the allusion in the post title.)