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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Art for a Charity called Covenant House

This year, on

Tuesday December 22 2015
and Wednesday December 23 2015
3-8pm
or by appointment

20% of sales will go to the Covenant House
a homeless youth centre in Toronto.

Drop in chez Simone at Yonge and Eglinton
(akaYonge and Eligible area... or as I like to call it, young and married with a child).

chez Simone
115 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Canada
buzz 1106
3rd floor walk up (I don't like it either but it's good exercise).

My apologies to those who can't make the stairs. 
Let me know and I'll bring a selection to you to choose from free of charge.

Original art from $20

Join me in supporting the young ones who need it this Season.


When I was in highschool, someone from the Covenant House spoke to an assembly of students at St. Martin's High School in Mistersauga, (often referred to as Mississauga), of the need for support for homeless youth in Toronto. It changed my perspective on a lot of things.



So, now's the time, as Basquiat rendered.

'Tis the Season after all.

I Am Love 
(ebook)     


Details soon.

I have a party to attend.

Keep calm and Merry on!

Happy Solstice!!


Simone Frank
simone4king@gmail.com

Saturday, December 12, 2015

TRIO #art exhibition #downtownToronto #friends man, good pals

A walk through Studio 105 featuring
TRIO with works by 
Simone Frank
Alexander Plata 
and Glenn Simpson


Last day, today Sunday from 6-9pm
Studio 105 - 540 Sherbourne Street 



Monday, December 7, 2015

TRIO Art Opening and Exhibition this Weekend!!! Woo hoo!!!!!!! and FREE SHiPPiNG at simonefrank.com


You are cordially invited to a group art exhibition!

Trio. Three is an interesting number. I automatically think of many cultures attributing power to it. 

TRIO as a Vedic number -
Artist will infuse, inspire and pull up society upward and forward through idealistic contributions.

Then there’s the Three Stooges, so, whatever. Listen, don’t let me ramble. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately. It’s time to write some poetry I guess. It’s the socially acceptable way to get away with that!

For now…

I’m really looking forward to my next exhibit at:

Studio 105
find the buzz code at the main door
(540 Sherbourne Street just South of Sherbourne (on Bloor) Subway.


The two artists I’m exhibiting with are fabulous pals of mine. We meet and dine and talk about things to come, the nature of people, the world at large. I am honoured to exhibit at the launch of Alexander Plata’sgallery, Studio 105.

One day, these two fine gentlemen looked at the front of their building and decided to rebrand. It wasn’t ongoing commentary on how it could be improved. They did it. They are responsible for 540 Sherbourne becoming FIVE-FORTY Sherbourne. 
Alex is a gifted photographer among many things, whose works will fill your location with a logical and mystical vibe. See it to understand.

Glenn Simpson invited me to design Irish Dancing Costumes with him.
We did. It was fun. And a lot of work.
Like most fun things are when you do them properly.

Among his credits, Glenn performed in Riverdance and is a world renowned Irish Dancing adjudicator and instructor. If you’re interested in learning Irish Dancing, I suggest you attend classes at his school, Druid Academy. Contact Glenn for more details.

As a gift, Glenn gave me Celtic renderings to put on North, South, West and East walls for protection. I hang them proudly in my home. Works like this around Celtic meaning will be exhibited at TRIO.

View from Yonge and Davisville - Toronto - Fall 2015 by Simone Frank



Alexander Plata – photography

Glenn Simpson – graphic design

Simone Frank – multimedia

opening night…

Friday December 11, 6-9pm
Saturday December 12, 3-6pm (and by appointment)
Sunday December 13, 3-6pm





Cheerio!





Sunday, November 15, 2015

Let's Save the World - Friday Nov 20, 2015 - http://goo.gl/iUXekx

Let's Save the World page 3 - http://goo.gl/iUXekx

The story begins as a young woman and her granddaughter discuss the fate of the world while baking together. It is a work in progress, to be published at a later date. The piece speaks of family, cultural issues, love, hope and equity.

My grandmother and I were pretty close for several years. She would wake up early to walk me to kindergarten. I have fond memories of those walks. 

Granny was the strong silent type. What I loved about her was that she listened to me. I mean, really listened. As a child, I was filled with questions and and ideas. I drove a lot of adults crazy. But Granny always listened intently and I loved her for that.

This series is about a conversation a young woman has with her Granny about living in a chaotic world. This young lady struggles with the problems in the world and is desperate for a way to live happily despite wars, floods and fires.

I hope you enjoy the story.

Created to remind you of the wisdom the elders can provide to young folks who are interested in achieving balance in an unfair world.

View the beginning of "Let's Save the World," during the month of November at:
T-Buds 
November 2015
3343 Yonge Street at Snowdon
(647) 352-3624 
http://t-buds.com/

All works are for sale and will be published in the completed graphic novel. 

FREE EVENT

Enjoy!

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/1004624356227420/

A literary piece by Simone in ebook form.
free preview



Cheers,


Saturday, November 7, 2015

North Toronto Group of Artists Fine Arts Sale from Thursday November 12 to Saturday November 14, 2015

Bouncy Lovely - Wire - $50 - simonefrank.com


Aloha!!!

Wow, last month was doozie for me. Fellow Aquarians, according to my astrologers, we went very deep into the recesses of our minds, (as we are known to do), and stayed there for the month contemplating the past, future, the universe, ourselves, our communities. 


Spiral Strength - $50

Spiral Strength - $50


At the end of it all I decided to make art.


Simone Art Gallery - Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto


It's what I always decide after considering a career in medicine, law or teaching. After many insisting that I pursue a career in psychotherapy. The blind leading the blind in my case. lol.

I have so many almost finished works of art. It's going in an interesting direction. I'll show you soon. Oh! Can you make it to the NTGA Fine Arts Show and Sale to see some of it?

North Toronto Group of Artists Fine Arts Sale

RECEPTION and SHOW 
Thursday, November 12 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

ART SHOW 
Friday, November 13 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm 
Saturday, November 14 - 10:00am - 3:30pm 
LOCATION 

Blessed Sacrament Church 



Click here to see the participating artists.

I will be selling works from $20 to $400 from my section in the Blessed Sacrament Church Basement. And listen, this isn't a religious sale. People of all faiths are cordially invited and encouraged to enjoy the event.

Thursday night, there will be live music and snacks and beverages circulating. It's the best night to celebrate. Friday and Saturday are a pleasure as well. We are open for biz in the day. It's family friendly, low key and really nice. My fellow artists are extremely talented and a wide variety of styles are on display. Cash or credit is accepted by me and by most participating artists.

If we haven't seen each other in a while. This is the perfect time to come by and say hello. I miss you! Where were you?

I also installed a selection from Let's Save the World at T-buds, this wonderful tea shop at Yonge and Snowdon just North of Lawrence on the East side.

Let's Save the World Celebration: Friday, November 20th, 2015
5:00 - 8:00pm
Free

T-Buds

3343 Yonge Street at Snowdon Avenue


Enjoy these pages rendered in scratchboard and ink on paper.

The story begins as a young woman and her granddaughter discuss the fate of the world while baking together. It is a work in progress, to be published at a later date. The piece speaks of family, cultural issues, love, hope and equity.

My grandmother and I were pretty close for several years. She would wake up early to walk me to kindergarten. I have fond memories of those walks. 

Granny was the strong silent type. What I loved about her was that she listened to me. I mean, really listened. As a child, I was filled with questions and and ideas. I drove a lot of adults crazy. But Granny always listened intently and I loved her for that.

This series is about a conversation a young woman has with her Granny about living in a chaotic world. This young lady struggles with the problems in the world and is desperate for a way to live happily despite wars, floods and fires.

I hope you enjoy the story.

Created to remind you of the wisdom the elders can provide to young folks who are interested in achieving balance in an unfair world.

View the beginning of "Let's Save the World," during the month of November at:
T-Buds 
November 2015
3343 Yonge Street at Snowdon
(647) 352-3624  
http://t-buds.com/

All works are for sale and will published in the completed graphic novel. 

FREE EVENT

Enjoy!



Let's Save the World Inside T-Buds November 20153343 Yonge Street at Snowdon Avenue(647) 352-3624  www.simonefrank.com

Let's Save the World Celebration at T-buds3433 Yonge Street at Snowdon (North of Lawrence)Friday November 20, 20155:00pm - 8:00pmFREE 

www.simonefrank.com


I have more shows coming up in December including a private-ish sale from my studio. And if you know me, you know I'll be baking up a storm. My snacks are always on the house. My way of saying thanks for coming Up North to see me and my work.

And the lovely and talented, Alex Plata has opened a gallery at 540 Sherbourne by appointment and by event. We'll be exhibiting on Friday December 4th, and the 5th and 6th as well. Glenn Simpson will also be participating.

Details and images to follow.


Alright, art lovers and asscociates... Thanks for your time and attention.

I wish you all the best for November. I haven't checked to see what's in store for me in November. I think I'll play it by ear. (Probably not. I love that planetary stuff!!)


ciao4now


Simone
416 432 9947




Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dream Huge!!

Dream Big - Ink on Mulberry

Guess what? I set up an account on Fine Arts America. This new selection of painted words can be viewed by clicking here: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/simone-frank.html

Did I ever tell you this story? 

Read - Ink on Mulberry


Okay. I worked at Teatro Verde many moons ago. I graduated into a recession twice. The second time, in 2009, resulted in a retail job for a year in Yorkville. It was a beautiful looking store. I could walk to work. I was poor, depressed, ill, annoyed at my situation but I made several sales in excess of $10, 000. More than a few in excess of $20,000. It was good times. But I made no commission, so the reward was purely ego centred. If you know me well, you know; for me that goes a long way.

One of my favourite customers invited me out for coffee. As we sipped espressos at the Four Seasons, she told me that she was a practicing spiritual psychotherapist. I love that! She later admitted that she invited me out with her because of something energetic and she gave me a reading.

None of your business. 

Hahahaha. Okay. I’ll tell you one thing she told me. “If you combine your visual art and your writing you will be famous!”

Believe it or not, I had heard this before from another ‘almost stranger.’ This was not a stretch for me. In my earliest sketchbooks, the two are illustrated in tandem. There are somethings better written than painted and vice versa.

When someone spiritual tells me I’m supposed to do something or I’m meant to do something, it makes me pause. I’m not sure if I feel like I’m cheating to listen. Like I should have come to this conclusion myself. Like I now carry a heavier weight. Like some other agenda will be revealed. Like I have a great responsibility. “Like, like, like, Oh, my Gosh!”

But the other day, I painted these. After having mingled with so many artists and art lovers at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, I was gently reminded of the need for good words, fun words, inspiring words. Mostly, I needed to paint these words for me and assume that there are others who find them important as well.

Fine Arts America allows customers the option of purchasing prints and design products associated with the original work of art.

Each piece can be purchased as a:

Saves me a ton of time in the workshop while blessing you with many choices. I hope you like them!!

Thank you Fine Arts America for providing this free platform for artists and designers and especially for art lovers!! Join at will, my people. Here's one of your many chances!!


I have a quote in my head from a poster that was on my wall as a little one. I think it's the best advice I was ever given. "Live always my friend, as if there is world enough and time."


Cheerio!

http://www.simonefrank.com/