Art House II Captures Art through the Senses

Image by Sean Caesar aka Tungztwisted.
Image by Sean Caesar aka Tungztwisted.

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.

The two artists discuss the creative process.
The two artists discuss the creative process.

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.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH my interview with painter River.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH my interview with photographer/graphic artist Tungztwisted.

 

Posing with the artist River, after chatting with him about his work.
Posing with the artist River, after chatting with him about his work.
River talks about his art with Dewitt Lee one of Toronto's Mayoral candidates in the 2014 election.
River talks about his art with Dewitt Lee one of Toronto’s Mayoral candidates in the 2014 election.
Portrait of Michael Jackson by River.
Portrait of Michael Jackson by River.

 

DJ Team Bravo worked on bringing a music vibe that fused both old and new sounds.
DJ Team Bravo worked on bringing a music vibe that fused both old and new sounds.
With artist Tungztwisted (Sean Caesar).
With artist Tungztwisted (Sean Caesar).
Enjoying lounging after the artists had completed their showing. Now time for socializing.
Enjoying lounging after the artists had completed their showing. Now time for socializing.
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Tatiana King aka Miss Go2Girl, Media maven and Co-host of the African Groove Show poses with Toronto District School Board Trustee for York West, Tiffany Ford.
Sick Kids Hospital Foundation used the event as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds.
Sick Kids Hospital Foundation used the event as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds.
Artpiece created by Andre Guy for the last Art House event was auctioned for Sick Kids Foundation.

 

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