QT Haus

This year has started out rough and a lot of changes have been going on but I have been quietly working away at a number of things. One of these things is that as of last summer I’ve been a member of a small, grassroots arts collective in the city of Windsor aimed at giving a platform to *trans identified artists and those within the LGBTQ+ community within the region by creating monthly events. Our mandate is to foster an anti-oppressive, sober, safe, inclusive 13+ space where individuals from these (our) communities can safely present their art without the fear of discrimination, harassment or even the potential for violence.

If you are interested in what we do, or are a member of our the trans* or LGBTQ+ community and are in the area, please get in touch! You can email us at qthauscollective@gmail.com, or find us on facebook under QT Haus and on instagram @qt_haus.

We have recently partnered with Artcite to host one of our events for this month, tomorrow night on June 21st from 7-10pm. July is going to be a break for us as a means to foster our own creative endeavors as well as to catch up on much needed work to ensure that we grow as a collective.

We’ll be back in August again for our next event so please watch out for that on the facebook page or instagram!

Prism International Pacific Spirit Poetry Contest

Prism International just released it’s Longlist Announcement for the Pacific Spirit Poetry Contest.

Congratulations to everyone who made it! I am so incredibly honoured to be counted among these gifted, and amazingly talented people. I own a copy of Joshua Whitehead’s Full-Metal Indigiqueer, and have been following Whess Harman’s artistic career over the last year, I am so incredibly grateful to be listed among these talented people. I am looking forward to discovering the works of all of those who made the longlist, and wish everyone the best of luck!

To view the full list please follow the link here

Event Invite

Aani!

If you are located in Windsor, Ontario and you identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Native, Aboriginal, Metis or Inuit you are invited to this small, informal event where your input, feedback and opinions are welcomed during the discussion.

One part of the aim of this project is to imagine new ways in which individuals such as myself, can be responsible back to our communities when talking on behalf of those communities. One way that I can do this, is to reach out to you and ask for your input, feedback and opinions on the subjects that I will be discussing.

If you have any questions, or will need accommodations, please contact me before the event so I can ensure that those accommodations are made.

I can be reached at ostorop@gmail.com.

Miigwetch!

This project is supported by the City of Windsor’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund.

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SB Gallery

A small selection of my work can be found at SB Contemporary Art 1017 Church Street,
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 4V3.

Hours are:
Saturday’s 10am – 3pm (July 14 to August 11)
Gallery Closed (August 15 to September 12

Please come visit! Studio classes and workshops are often held, and exhibitions can be found both at SB Contemporary Art’s website here, or at their facebook page here.

Urban Art Market

You can find some of my work for sale at the Urban Art Market at 548 Chilver Rd, open from Tuesdays – Sundays until the end of December. The Urban Art Market will be participating a local event in November called the Walkerville Holiday Walk 2017.

Walkerville Holiday Walk 2017 is occurring on November 17 and 18 from 5pm-11pm, the Urban Art Market will be open on Friday, November 17 until 10pm that night. For more information on the Walkerville Holiday Walk 2017 please follow this link.

Please stay tuned for events coming in December!