A selection of recent articles written by Stephen Weir and published in newspapers, magazine and websites. The articles are posted in chronological order. Stephen Weir lives and works in downtown Toronto, Canada. His motto? Always busy. Never bored.
Bramptom Gallery Mural Up till March
Paradise Lost is found on one side of PAMA the Brampton Art Gallery
Yesterday, Brampton's Main Street received a striking makeover as a massive two-story art piece found its place outdoors on the side of PAMA, the public art gallery and museum located on Main Street, just across from Gage Park. This awe-inspiring creation, named "Paradise Lost," is the creative art of Caribbean Canadian artist Chris Louis and Dillon Douglas (pictured), and it promises to inject a new level of intrigue into the daily commutes of motorists.
"Paradise Lost" is a triptych artwork spanning three outdoor banners, portraying a journey from a thriving, healthy Earth to a desolate wasteland. Bursting with repetitive and overlapping motifs, some whimsical and others peculiar, Douglas and Louis guide us through a humbling exploration of monumental human failures. Their intention is to serve as a stark warning of the grim potential for our own future.
The official launch of "Paradise Lost" is scheduled for this Friday evening, and the public is cordially invited to attend the event at 7 pm, offering a unique opportunity to meet the talented artists in person.
Simultaneously, PAMA will also be unveiling another captivating artistic endeavor—an immersive art experience titled "In Her Garden." This indoor exhibition, masterfully crafted by Toronto-based artist Amanda McCavour in collaboration with Montreal-based artist Jannick Deslauriers, narrates humanity's journey from joyful beginnings to the eventual devastation of our environment. It promises to be a thought-provoking and visually stunning complement to "Paradise Lost."
. Recent Huffington Post Film Story by Stephen Weir http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/../../stephen-weir/america-wild-interview_b_11397002.html Rachel Pohl - photo by George Socka “ I don’t work out. I don’t diet. I don’t prepare before climbing,” confessed 23-year old mountain climber Rachel Pohl. “ Why can I (climb up a near vertical rock face) do it? Thank my mother and father for their DNA!” The modest adventurer is starring in "America Wild: National Parks Adventure". She doesn’t simply climb mountains, she preternatural ly finds pinkie sized breaks in sheer rock faces. One foot on one side of a stone crevice, the other on a different rock face altogether. And between her legs? The great abyss. publicity still - Devil's Tower America Wild, a new Imax movie narrated by Robert Redford, recently had its Canadian premiere in Toronto. It has begun showing at museums, galleries and Science Centres all across North America. The 50-minut
The Cutlass cutting it up after very successful debut in Toronto By Stephen Weir for the Caribbean Camera Kidnapping is a cottage industry in Trinidad. The Trinidad Guardian says that it “is a crime so epidemic that Trinidad ranks second in the world only behind Colombia for its rate of abductions”. Trinidad is so synonymous with the crime that it is not surprising that a kidnap movie made on Tobago has gained a global following! Since its 2017 Canadian debut in Toronto at the local Caribbean Tales Film Festival, The Cutlass has become one of the most successful T&T feature films made. “We've actually had a bit of news for The Cutlass since we were in Toronto in September,” film producer Drew Umland told the Caribbean Camera. “ “Independent films with a very limited marketing budget really have an uphill battle trying to reach their market. It truly is a grass roots effort. Showing The Cutlass at festivals like Caribbean Tales FF in Toronto really make
Moonzir Butt Wins! Mr. CHIN International Bikini 201l chosen today at the Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic, the Bandshell, CNE Grounds, Toronto. WINNER: This year’s winner is 22-year old Moonzir Butt. The Oakville native beat out 14 other contestants in this evening’s outdoor competition. Second prize was awarded to 29-year old John Burdo and third place went to Troy Campbell. Immediately following the crowning of Moonzir Butt, the winner and two finalists were joined on stage by Serena DiMillo, the winner of yesterday’s Miss CHIN International Bikini contest. Pictured above are, from left to right: John Burdo, Moonzir Butt, Troy Campbell and Serena DiMillo. The 3-day Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic is produced by CHIN radio /TV international; a Canadian radio and television broadcaster that produces and airs programming in over 30 different languages. The contribution of CHIN Radio to the cause of multiculturalism, understanding and tolerance between people of ma