Art by Marina Kanavaki

This small selection of Marina’s explosive talent is presented beautifully by Francina. Thank you, Francina! Head over to the original post to see more of Marina’s beauty!

Poetry and Art

The Woods I Pink ©Marina Kanavaki

It’s my honour and pleasure to introduce the Greek artist Marina Kanavaki and her fine art to you. Many years ago Marina and I got to know each other through WordPress. Marina is not only a talented painter but also a graphic designer and musician. I’m sure that some of you are already familiar with her beautiful art. Nevertheless I would like to give her a stage on my blog too. Marina was so kind to let me use her biography text and her photo’s. Please respect the copyright of her work. May you enjoy her art as much as I do.

Orange Sea Drop ©Marina Kanavaki

About Marina:

Painter, graphic designer and musician, in no particular order.

I suppose music was my first love. I would literally crawl up to the piano stool and put my ear on the keys to hear…

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Purple Faze

I finally made my way to Graffiti Alley, as my ankle is mostly better.

We are in a Stay At Home Order, so there was not a lot of new art. We are allowed to go for walks. This was a 2.5 hour walk.

This piece of art is new!

It’s paint over paint, paint beside paint and paint to go with someone else’s paint.

So, I don’t know who did this when.

 The artist who painted the face, may or may not be who painted the words.

Graffiti Alley is a shrinking network of lanes and alleys in the Queen West area. It’s shrinking to make way for development.

I’ve had some great times here.

I found Gigi in another alley on the way home! Love you, Gi! You deserve to be part of all this sweet and gorgeous alley art!

Pics taken by Resa – May 10, 2021

Toronto, Canada

Boogapony – Hip Trip on Route 66

It’s official! Boogapony Holly is on tour! After ponying on down to a slew of Chicago’s street art, she took off in a Paco Rabanne chain link mini dress w/ Go-Go boots.

She bought this art car, to make the trip to Monterey, California. Although 54 years late to the summer of love party, its spirit beckoned.

Celeste bagged the job of driving Boogapoy’s old van. Along with on loading, off loading and setting up, she’s a pretty good back up dancer; a true Poniette.

Don’t miss the magic, as they hit some of the nation’s sweetest street art and attractions along Route 66.

Miles of Route 66 are un-drivable. Interstate detours are necessary. In Missouri, over 300 miles run SW from St. Louis to Joplin. Fab diners & vintage roadside attractions are all waiting for the Boogapony experience & photo op.

St. Louis to Tulsa is the heart of Route 66. It’s where east meets west. Much of this stretch is on I-44. Be There! Boogapony & Celeste will Freestyle in the exact centre, wherever it is.

The Kansas section of Route 66 is short but sweet, 13.2 miles to be exact. There will be 1 Go-Go at mile 6.6.

A classic pony-down will happen at the Blue Whale of Catoosa, a featured point of interest along almost 400 well tended drivable miles of Route 66 running through Oklahoma.

The Lone Star State has about 180 miles of old Route 66 road remaining.  Boogapony and Celeste getting on down to the very best roadside attractions, in the panhandle of Texas, is a Must See!

Albuquerque is a highlight stop. Here she’ll be visiting Tim’s Magic Tree Sanctuary , and doing some serious tree hugging. Watch out for the performance a Go-Go in the old downtown strip right on Route 66!

Celeste will be featured doing the “Frug” in Oatman. This ghost town, located at the edge of Arizona on Route 66, is perched 2,700 feet above sea level.

The Santa Monica Pier marks the end of Route 66, but not the end of the Flower Power Tour. You can check out Boogapony at the Whiskey a Go Go on Sunset Boulevard! Here she fuses the Pony, the Hitch-Hiker, the Shimmy and more.

Monterey is the next dance stop. Here she’ll reprise Resa’s World & COOP famous Egg Dance, in memory of the Flower Children. Where did they all go?

You’ll want to hear Boogapony slam poetry, dancing all the while! Find her at the corner of Haight Ashbury, San Francisco!

It’s the end of the Flower Power Tour, but wait! Boogapony is headed back to New York City to perform in a newly revived version of the musical HAIR”!!! The summer of love, much like the force, is with us.

Boogapony Holly character © Resa McConaghy & Holly Rene Hunter

Since 2018

The Car Artist:

 

Keith Richards & Neil Young

An oldie… for those who didn’t see it in 2014.

Graffiti Lux Art & More

MIKE’S GENERAL STORE IS A WINNIPEG FIXTURE. 

Face 1 of 4 starts with “Keith Richards”. This vintage store weaves its fab mural around 3 sides of a building.

Artist(s): Chris R. Easton Artist(s): Chris R. Easton

it appears “Neil Young is also on the scene.

Artist(s): Chris R. Easton Artist(s): Chris R. Easton

It’s about vintage records, and Neil has discovered a “Guess Who” album. In 2011 when Keith & Neil were added to this mural mostly painted in 1999, the famous Winnipeg band was also very vintage.

Artist(s): Chris R. Easton Artist(s): Chris R. Easton

Artist(s): Chris R. Easton Artist(s): Chris R. Easton

Face 2 is next up on GLaM!

Artist(s): Chris R. Easton Artist(s): Chris R. Easton

 This sweet image is on a small indent wall, and intros’ Face 2.

Mikes1 #8b

Pics taken by: Resa – April 21, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Mike’s General Store

The Murals of Winnipeg

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Face w/ Cat Bonus

I liked this a lot when I found it in Kensington Market.

It fell into the un-posted hoards in my photos archives.

Due to the lockdown, I haven’t been able to leave my extended hood for over a year.

Holly – House of Heart suggested I comb my photos stash. I found about 50 pieces. Thank you, dahling!

The Artist:

CAT BONUS

This cat has been on top of the world, ever since I can remember. It’s on the way out of Kensington Market, on Dundas West.

Hopefully the stash will help until some more art pops up in my walking zone.

Pics taken by Resa – February 3, 2020

Toronto, Canada

Cat Artist is Unknown at This Time

Jimi & Jimmy

I have only posted one other piece of what looks like street art, but it’s actually advertising something.

Obviously this mural is advertising Jimmy’s Coffee. Jimmy’s Coffee is a local Toronto business that began in 2009. It has several outlets now.

It’s a well done black and white mural, with the coffee cups in bright yellow. I am presenting the mural both as is, and through different filters.

I like the all black and white best.

The portraiture looks fab to me!

Jimi Hendrix & Jimmy Page …. 2 fantastic guitar players!

Pics taken by Resa – April 5, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

There are only 3 other indoor murals in my collection. Oddly enough they are portraits of famous people. They decorate a pool hall in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Photo © Sherrie Yager

They are: Bogey & Elvis, Marylin Monroe & James Dean and The Duke & Brando

Photo © Sherrie Yager

They were posted in 2015. Click on the pics to visit the posts!

Photo © Sherrie Yager