Bunny Report: Pinky Show in Toronto & Sherbrooke

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Canada Part 2 trip was very successful. Our talks with Toronto and Sherbrooke-area cats were extremely productive. Though there is still much work to do we are definitely making good progress with forming new working relationships with our allies in Canada. Likewise, our human representatives gave good talks to the Canadian humans. We installed the exhibition at Toronto Free Gallery on time and with no major injuries with lots of help from nice people. Here are some photos.

Aaron Cain does the wiring for the data projector while Siya Chen does her thing in the corner.

Aaron Cain does the wiring for the data projector while Siya Chen does her thing in the corner.

Curator Milena Placentile preparing the paintings for hanging.

Curator Milena Placentile preparing the paintings for hanging.

Toronto Free Gallery is located at 1277 Bloor Street West near the Landsdowne subway station.

Toronto Free Gallery is located at 1277 Bloor Street West near the Landsdowne subway station.

Done!

Done!

The rear mini-classroom area. Thank you to Laura Paolini for letting us borrow your school-desks.

The rear mini-classroom area. Thank you to Laura Paolini for letting us borrow your school-desks.

The crowd, hardly able to contain their excitement, due to mesmerizing presentation by Pinky Show HR03. (Photo: Milena Placentile) Note guy in front, head ready to explode.

The crowd, hardly able to contain their excitement, due to mesmerizing presentation by Pinky Show HR03. (Photo: Milena Placentile) Note guy in front, head ready to explode.

Flowers got a little tired the morning after the opening. Thank you Heather.

Flowers got a little tired the morning after the opening. Thank you Heather.

This is Bishop's University in Sherbrooke (Québec), where we gave a talk. Besides work stuff, we also got to walk around in the snow and watch midnight ice skating (we didn't have skates but that's okay). Also, I ate poutine (no photos, sorry).

This is Bishop's University in Sherbrooke (Québec), where we gave a talk. Besides work stuff, we also got to walk around in the snow and watch midnight ice skating (we didn't have skates but that's okay). Also, I ate poutine (no photos, sorry).

Big wall signage at the Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop's University.

Big wall signage at the Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop's University.

Pinky speaks French! Flier for the Pinky Show screenings at the Foreman Art Gallery.

Pinky speaks French! Flier for the Pinky Show screenings at the Foreman Art Gallery.

Of course it would have been impossible for us to do our work in Canada without the help of many people:

Heather Haynes, one-woman tornado that is the heart and soul and muscle of Toronto Free Gallery, and Izida Zorde, editor at the extraordinary Fuse Magazine. It was an honor to work with you both.
Siya Chen, who took care of us the whole time we were in Toronto. She even cooked dinner for us, unbelievable. We wanted to bring her home with us but she has things to do in Toronto.
Aaron Cain & Amber Landgraff, thank you for helping install all the stuff.
Sayed Mohammad Afzal the taxi driver who gave us the most excellent lecture.
Stéphanie Corriveau and Vicky Chainey Gagnon at Bishop's University in Sherbrooke. Just many thanks for 'everything'. You two are so special and we hope one day we will meet again.
The amazing Kosasa sisters, Karen & Eiko, for their help in sending the human delegation to Toronto and Sherbrooke. We love you.
Lynette Cruz for always taking care of HR02.
And of course, curator Milena Placentile, for inviting us to come to Winnipeg last November, which then turned out to be the start of all these other great experiences for us in Canada. It is so easy and fun to work with you; now you are our friend so come to Death Valley and do stuff with us over here.

The Class Treason Stories exhibition at Toronto Free Gallery closees February 21. End of Canada 2 report.

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