The BIG ASS Spring is Finally Here Show

Wed, Apr 18, 2012
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cover: $17 per person
Venue: Gladstone Hotel Ballroom


Created, Produced, Cast and Directed by Ariel Len – Zoey’s Projects

A Multi-Medium Arts Show (short film, dance, poetry, visual art, music etc.)

Doors Open: 7:30 Show: 8 to 11pm

A Fundraiser for Zoey’s Projects

Performers include:

Peter Lear is a photographer based in Toronto. He specializes in live performance photography. He’s also interested in other forms of photography such as landscape and street photography. In addition to working with contemporary digital technology, Peter keeps a darkroom for film work.

Jes Sachse is a Visual Artist. Her works explore as she puts it “disability”, sexuality and diversity. A series of her photographs for which she also posed called the “Justice League of G awkamerica”, were in the 2010, CONTACT Photography Festival.

Daniel Leonard graduated from Ryerson Interior Design and created residential interiors in Canada and the U.S. for the past 20 years. He now focuses on his artwork doing painting and sculpture. His next show will be at The Papermill Gallery in 2013, and will be an exploration of shamanic art, sculptures and paintings of animal spirits he sees in his shamanic journeys. Daniel has a healing practice in Reiki and Shamanism and teaches groups in Toronto and Montreal.

Ariel Len Founded Zoey’s Projects to Create, Produce and Direct both Solo and Group Projects in Every Possible Arts Medium, to Celebrate Womyn and People of all Diversities and Cultures, both Visible and Invisible. She is a Filmmaker whose feature length Doc/Experimental Film “I Ate the Hole Thing” premiered at GiRLFeST Hawaii and at the Industry Forums for both Hot Docs and The Freun (Women’s) International Film Festival. She also created many Multi-Medium/Integrated Arts Projects, Paints large scale Canvases, and does live Performance Wordscaping around Toronto. She has Invented Wordscapes (Prose combined with Poetry and Dialogue) and a new way of Illustrating these Wordcapes on the page, as well as Creating a new method called Dance-Painting. In addition, She is one of Canada’s only Professional Dancers who has trained Herself to put down Her cane and Dance all of Her own Works, which She also Choreographs, Performs Live, and for which She Designs the Props, Costumes, and Selects and Cuts together the Music. She is Thrilled to Welcome You to see all of the Talented Artists, Crew and Volunteers at Her One Night Only Show, “The BIG ASS Spring is Finally Here Show!!!”

Nadiya Shah is leading the New-Age Revolution. She sings, dances, films, writes, and speaks her way to personal evolution. Nadiya is an internationally syndicated Sun Sign Columnist and is one of the few people in the world to hold an M.A. in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination, from the University of Kent, United Kingdom. Nadiya is the Producer and Host of the WebTV show “Nadiya Shah Productions”, celebrating Astrology, New-Age Spirituality, and Art.

” Hallucinatory and Explosive World ”
Tsutao Machida’s work originates in a love for diverse material and the compulsion to express himself. Thoroughly corporeal, richly layered, and deceptively simple, his work occupies a shifting space between figurative and abstract, impressionist and expressionist; all and none, thus remaining uniquely his own.

Tsutao Machida has chosen to roll an imaginary boulder up a hill. In doing so he enables himself to meditate, self-medicate and cocoon in his own hallucinatory world. His is the self-made world of self-reflective struggle.

Jane Munro’s most recent release is a CD of selected readings from her five books of poetry, Jane Munro: After the Fire (2011). Her collections include Active Pass (Pedlar Press: 2010) and Point No Point (McClelland & Stewart: 2006). In 2007, Munro won the Bliss Carman Award for poetry.

Tom Smarda spent ten years during the 70′s hitch-hiking around North America, playing music from the Yukon to Guatemala, from the east coast to the west coast, in Canada and the United States. Being exposed to many cultures, witnessing the ongoing destruction of the Earth, and living next to poverty and injustice inspired him to write songs which creatively and compassionately address important universal concerns. He believes that we can house, clothe and feed one another without destroying the Earth in the process.