Monday, March 5, 2018

Miracle in Montreal - Finding JANO

Well i guess we've all had this miracle happen - well at least those who get off the couch and into a real living life.

Left Ottawa for Montreal to experience LUMIERE and NUIIT BLANCHE  Saturday a couple day ago and to shoot some image/sound for my drama-documentary BEAUTIFUL BACHELORS.

Came up with a new inclusion to make B.B. slide from a pure Doc. into a dramatic doc with a story line. So HELENE is now a character looking for a 'new life' with some interesting bachelors like she lived before her life changed into seclusion and 'aloneness'

Her first encounter as she travels Canada is with ZOLTAR a gypsey fortune teller and from there she get clues on her life and how to aquire what she wants. ZOLTAR is a fortune telling machine that gives fortunes for money.

So there we are in Montreal and i'm shooting a scene using the background of 'the village' and a large display of Quebec artists mounted in the snow on large blocks of white walls. HELENE talks about her life with Jano both living to the fullest having a great time the years they spent together.

The foootage is good and so we're returning to the van and i'm shooting some cover shots when i hear HELENE yelling after me - there she was calling out, 'It's JANO'

So hugs and excited words and we can hardly believe that after 25 years we found each other again at the exact time i'm shooting a scene where HELENE is talking about her wonderful life living with him in Toronto.

Since when friends meet after decades apart usually the connetion is immediate like no time has past and what amazes me is that JANO recognized us walking on the street like it was yesterday.

He tells us we haven't changed and i can hardly beiieve is since i've been going thru a decade of Cancer treaments with 4 major surgeries, radiaitons, etc .... but he did recognize us immediately.

So it seems that somehow that movemenet of 'getting out there' created a miracle for us and for the movie - we now have a cetral character for the 'new' dramatized story version of BEAUTIFUL BACHELORS - now that's what i call a MONTREAL MIRACLE and certain put a LUMIERE on my life.

All's always well when miracles happen, eh Canada?

story above by Peter Evanchuck!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Vivienne in the City - Homage to Nan Goldin

Homage to American photographer NAN GOLDIN and her fight against the SACKLER FAMILY, makers of OXYCONTIN

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Today Downtown

John - gave me his fur coat today on Elgin Street. He said 'Give me $5 bucks then said NO NO NO I dont want any money. You know it's a ladies coat.'  'Yes I know' then gave him $2 bucks. He hugged me very hard and walked me to the Church next door of that weird barber shop on Elgin. We went to Iona Hall where they were serving lunch. The 'free clothes' room was closed for the day. I will return next Tuesday and this time have lunch with John, hopefully, and arrive early enough to catch the free clothes room. And again very unexpectedly received another big hug from John as I left. 


Yesterday Downtown

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

on the road again ..... beautiful Toronto

heeehaw ya'll 
photo/video shoot went well on our week exploring the hiways and biways of this place we call CANADA
weather was remarkable so Toronto like Spring hardly any snow and mild
great Chines BBQ duck/chicken and Indian ButterChicken
as RK STEVENSON said when asked why he travels so much, 'I travel to move.'
 that is to kick the rigour mortise of the soft couch and easy life in the safe slow zone
so 'move' u potatoes mmmm off the couch now kids

??how's u hangin' on the moore???

photo & words by PeterEvanchuck on our weeklly road adventure 'put adventure in ur life, folks'

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Monday, December 11, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

23nov opening 5-8p.m. show on 'till 10 Dec.
Holding one of my 'little creations' for this year's Christmas Fundraiser.

hope you guys get to do something creative today

photoBY PeterEvanchuck at Ottawa School of ART 23nov XMASartSHOW

Monday, November 20, 2017

Latest work for ART INTERIORS - Festival of Smalls

My new pieces are at the gallery now, FESTIVAL OF SMALLS runs until Dec.24, 2017

446 spadina rd suite 203
toronto, ontario
tel: 416.488.3157
Gallery Hours
Monday - Saturday 10AM - 5PM
Sundays 12PM - 5PM

So excited to see you at the show!
Can't make it in? Preview the show online as of 6pm Friday November 3rd, and purchase online as of 10am this Saturday morning November 4th.
for the preview and online store. 
Don't forget, the Festival of Smalls runs through to December 24th with new Smalls arriving daily!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Prof. Gustave Morbeus SteamPunk Time Machine

I was biking around Old Ottawa East last week and came across this!
I saw a man riding this intricate mobile sculpture thinking maybe he's some kind of whacked-out old fashion knife sharpener.
Turns out he's Prof. Gustave Morbeus.
Gustave explained to me with great patience and detail how his time machine was built and the philosophy that goes with it. This Time Machine does not travel to the past or the future, it is set in the present because the past is gone, the future hasn't happened yet and well the present,  that's where the action is.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017


I ask Trevor if he was the one who made that great little portrait behind him on the pole and he turns to look at it and says no. Continues with the fact that he has absolutely no drawing or painting skills as opposed to his sister who can open a Cosmopolitan magazine and draw exactly what is in it. And a singer, she can sing like Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald just belt out those songs from the bottom of her heart. So what is she doing now with all that talent, asks I, "NOTHING" says Trevor, she has a job for 6 months and then messes it all up, all my family is in Montreal. And they all fucked me good when my dad died.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017



'ARTneverSLEEPS' is ongoing never sleeping, collaborative art presentation of LACELLE and EVANCHUCK forever creating and recreating more of the traditional and modern styles of making images come alive with the feeling the artists have for their images

It's 'real' life embellished into a fantastic wonderland where shapes, shading colours and glazes make the familiar marvelous - collaborative minds at work to give each image the artists 'feel'.

HELENE LACELLE and PETER EVANCHUCK have been creating art in all media for most of their lives. They are always looking for new spaces to show their work whether it's the LOUVRE or the LOO - their art shows up

opens Friday 18August17 until end of Sept'17 not in the LOUVE but in the LOO at LIFEofPIE 

1134 Bank Street

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Francois, "J'veux pu m'droguer" - a little movie by HELENE LACELLE


I met Francois doing laundry at Lava Java on Henderson St. last Sunday morning. I gave him 2 loonies for his toonie and he gave me a .25 cents tip.  He told me his girlfriend was still at the hotel sleeping and that in 16 months she would have her divorce. He was hoping to have his album ready soon so that he can sell it for $10 and start making money.
He asked if there was any cheap apartments in Sandy Hill and I told him to go look in Vanier where the people are much nicer and apartments much cheaper. Then he went to the depaneur to buy a
chocolate milk. He dropped it and spilt half of it on the sidewalk and apologized to me for making a mess.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Mayor buys our MARVELOUS ART!

Chipman Mayor Carson Atkinson holds purchased
art piece of LACELLE and EVANCHUCK's
a style that combines the photos of Evanchuck
with the art embellishments of Lacelle
to recreate the 'feel' of the original and make it marvelous

Lacelle holds up Tshirt logo with a twist on a trumpism
'make CHIPMAN great again'