Last weekend my sister and I took my mom the the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum for her birthday. It’s always a fun space to visit, but my favourites were these vessels by Nick Sikkuark and Carl Beam which were part of a mini exhibit for National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Then on Monday, I flew to Boston for the grand opening of the new Encore Resort. Like it’s sister resort in Las Vegas, this hotel has a lot of art, including this Jeff Koons Popeye sculpture that I last saw earlier this month in Nevada.There are more important works of art at the Encore than most museums. One of my favourites was this oversized urn (I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t know who it’s by).And out in the Gardens (the landscaping is a work of art in itself) there are not one, not two, but three squished heads by Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa and a big silver donut by English artist David Harber that’s meant to evoke the passage of time.