We made some new friends at the Red, Hot and Blue rockabillly fest in Brockville. Nathalie, Amund, Dave, Heather, Claude, Craig, Trev and Debbie — you made us feel most welcome.
Already looking forward to next year’s show on the Thousand Islands shore.
And we are proud to announce that the Spitfire is the spot to pick up original Bev Hogue art, collectible prints, and fashion necessities like Pretty Fierce yoga gear emblazoned with Beluxe blue femmes.
In the Brockville area, contact Nathalie Lavergne at the Spitfire Cafe, 10 Victoria Ave.
The annual Winter Thaw is just a few weeks away — February 16,17 and 18
Every year, on the long weekend in February, Bev Hogue opens her Beluxe studio/gallery in Fonthill for a special three-day sale.
The annual event — Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from Noon to 6 p.m. each day over the Family Day weekend — is welcome opportunity for established collectors and new followers to purchase Bev Hogue pieces at up to 60% off.
The Winter Thaw weekend sale has become a bit of a tradition for many who combine an art expedition with a weekend tour around Niagara wine country.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need directions, or recommendations for dinner or a comfortable place to stay.
A few interesting visitors stopped in at our AirBnB room here at Beluxe HQ. Ian, an actor from NYC was on a Brooklyn-to-Muskoka drive and checked in with his friend Kim. In the morning over coffee, he was asking about my “Blue or Nothing” paintings and remarked that we had a close connection with the colour. Turns out he is the voice of Labatt Blue beer in their American radio spots. Then he goes into full voiceover mode and launches into the bit. Hilarious.
From the first few reviews, the “Crow’s Nest” theme room seems to be well received.
Tura Satana: an actor, force of nature, and now object of art.
When the buxom Hollywood B-movie star died, her many fans mourned but the world awoke to her power and beauty.
Many tributes, including one in L.A. in late 2014, helped tell Tura’s story. At a time in cinema when women were getting slapped around on screen by leading men, her chilling portrayal in the Russ Meyer flic Faster Pussycat Kill Kill! turned the tables and launched the era of powerful ass kickin women. Quentin Tarantino would go on to base his Kill Bill character on Tura.
I was honoured to be invited by Tura’s manager Siouxzan Perry to produce a tribute piece for the December 2014 show. The piece, “Faster Pussycat” was in good company at the show, surrounded by G0-Go dancers and Tura’s on-screen co-stars. At Lethal Amounts gallery I got a chance to connect with fellow artist Johnny Coffin and his partner, musician Linda Kay Parker, and the amazing Siouxzan Perry. Great people, great show!