Last night’s Art House II event was an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work in an intimate setting amongst art lovers and connoisseurs. This was the second installment of Art House which launched this past September. Life Records Entertainment Group was behind the project. Its mission; to awaken the senses using art to tantalize sight, sound, taste, touch and scent. There was no shortage of artistic inspiration inside Parlour Lounge. Music came from DJ Team Bravo, hors d’oeuvres tempted the taste-buds, and the creative works in the room behind the bar became a pop-up gallery showcasing the artwork of River, a painter inspired by many elements of life past, present and future and Sean Caesar, aka, Tungztwisted, a photographer and graphic artist.
After speaking with press and media the two artists had an opportunity to take a moment and discuss their own sources of inspiration with each other. One of the great things about this type of event is bringing together creative minds who can share and exchange ideas on their process. I also had an opportunity to chat with both of them about their work, what inspires them and the stories behind the pieces they each presented at the event. River was very much inspired by the spirit realm and dreams he has had in the past. Most of his work was quite thought-provoking and each story was quite interesting. Tungztwisted captures the beauty of an image and is inspired to add to it using his graphic design skills superimposing other elements into his images.
Art House II was also a platform to raise money for Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, also known as Sick Kids Hospital. Representatives were on hand for the Sick Kids Foundation raising money in support of the hospital, which has provided supreme health care services to children for over 100 years. An art piece created by Andre Guy, at the last Art House showcase, was auctioned off in support of Sick Kids Foundation.