And Then There is Art
I have always loved art whether it be visual or performance. I think I got this from my mother who was quite artistic. For visual art I like pencil, ink and charcoal. Below are examples of the art themes I have explored. You may see some of them show up as blog images. I am also involved in community theatre and film work.
Some charcoal examples
THEATRE and FILM
Every year HSC holds a "Bug Day" which is a full day symposium on infection control. One year I was asked to direct and produce a fun film for the event. I created a "Twilight Zone" short film called "The Bug Zone with HSC staff as cast and crew.
We shot the video in one evening and it was a blast. Circa 2014
Mixed media Scene (Sheik scene) performed by Shoestring Theatre's production of Caryl Churchill's "After Dinner Joke". Part of Winnipeg's Churchill Fest January 2010
This is a review from Dürrenmatt's the Physicist. The play is a black comedy that probes the anxieties, guilt and sanity of three physicists who live in a mental asylum during the post atom-bomb era known as the "cold war". Are scientists responsible when their discoveries are used against humanity? Durrenmatt provides humorous and poignant insight into this undying moral question. Directed by Sandor Demeter - 2011
Winnipeg Free Press Review
Three genius physicists, Albert Einstein (Lyle Smordin), Sir Isaac Newton (Craig Oliphant) and Johann Wilhelm Mobius (Mike Seccombe), keep killing nurses in their upscale European insane asylum as they each wrestle with the madness their discoveries can cause.
A troupe of local, mostly amateur actors — ably directed by Sandor Demeter, a doctor by day — do pretty well with this dense, talky exploration of the moral responsibility of scientists in the nuclear age. It’s a fast-moving, slightly surreal drama by Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt, with a little Cold War intrigue and some secret CIA identities thrown in. It’s not as dark as it sounds.
This production has a bit of a community-theatre feel to it, and can be somewhat stilted at times, but the three key performances are confident and Winnipegger Katherine McLennan is a standout in the role of the asylum’s top psychiatrist.
— Mary Agnes Welch
From the official Fringe Festival program:
A black comedy that probes the anxieties, guilt and sanity of three physicists (Einstein, Newton and Mobius) who live in a mental asylum during the post-atom bomb era known as the Cold War. Are scientists responsible when their discoveries are used against humanity? Durrenmatt provides humorous and poignant insight into this undying moral question.
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 75 MIN
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors, Fringe performers
Patron at the reception desk of the Wynyard Hotel - see "Eddy Stop Drinking" entry for more, circa 1970's
High School classmate stopping by to say high at the reception desk of the Wynyard Hotel - circa 1970's
Patron and sales person - pawn shop- Saskatoon, SK circa 1970s
Hot summer day - "I'm bushed", Montreal 2018
Seagull - "You looking at me?" NFLD -2017
"Daisy" Prince George BC 1997
"Tashie" Prince George BC 1997
"Mynxy" was always on high alert Prince George BC 1997