The Evergreen Centre for Street Youth offers drop-in arts programming three times a week. Youth are invited to engage in both individual activities and group projects, both for their own use and for exhibitions such as PULP.
This year we have a special treat from you. I met Darren the Brewer on a winter long weekend in Muskoka, his family invited me over (I’m friends with his Sister) and I got to know the folks, and the brew. It’s a family business – Lake Of Bays Brewing Company.
So we’re bringing them with all their love to our party, including a draft station with two flavours on tap and three flavours in cans. I mean, you gotta have good brew, right? (We also have coffee from Merchants of Green Coffee so there will definitely be lots of brews at PULP).
Here’s a blurb the brewery sent me.
Lake of Bays Brewing Turns Five
It was five years ago that Darren Smith first opened the doors to his new state-of-the-art brewery, Lake of Bays Brewing Company, in the tiny village of Baysville ON (pop 300; Baysville is 2.5 hours north of Toronto, near Algonquin Park), in May of 2010. Darren was a 23-year-old recent university grad.
A five-year-long, wild ride later, Lake of Bays is one of Ontario’s 10 largest craft breweries and one of the fastest growing. The brewery has a staff of 45, including four brewers, five packagers and a sales team of 15. You can buy Lake of Bays at LCBOs, Beer Stores and pubs and restaurants right across Ontario, and it’s also available in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the northeastern USA.
Lake of Bays prides itself on brewing all-natural beer that is of exceptional quality. Their beers are developed to provide a balanced flavour profile and are brewed with sessionability in mind.
LB has four year-round brands, four seasonal brands, and a limited-edition on-tap series called “Wild North.” Lake of Bays is also the official brewery of the NHL Alumni Association and the CFL Alumni Association.
Although it’s much more crowded in the brewery than in the early days, Lake of Bays’ beer continues to be proudly brewed in beautiful Baysville. The brewery is open for visitors. They offer tours and tastings, gifts and growlers, as well as a beer garden. Lake of Bays participates in more than 100 craft beer, culinary and tourism and cultural events per year.
While running a brewery doesn’t age you like political life, Darren does look a mite older. He rarely gets ID’d nowadays.
Available all year in tall cans at the LCBO, the Beer Store and on tap. These will be available at PULP : paper art party 2015
Crosswind Pale Ale
Lake of Bays’ flagship beer. Originally called Lake of Bays Pale Ale. Brewery President Darren Smith originally developed the recipe on the stove of his apartment while still in university in Montreal. 5% alc./vol. IBUs: 25
Spark House Red Ale
The brewery’s second beer ever produced. A true red ale. (There are not many red ales in the craft beer market.) Originally called Lake of Bays Rousse. Currently their best-selling beer. 5% alc.vol. IBUs: 25
Rock Cut Baysville Lager
First introduced in April 2013. An easy-drinking light lager; a crossover beer for those new to craft. 4.2% alc./vol. IBUs: 15
10 Point IPA
Previously Lake of Bays’ autumn seasonal, introduced as a core brand in tall cans in early 2015. A “balanced” IPA. (This is a debated topic among IPA drinkers, since one-upmanship in IPA hoppiness is in vogue in many craft circles. 10 Point comes in at a modest 50 IBUs.) 6% alc./vol.
Top Shelf Classic Lager
Introduced in autumn 2013, available year-round at the LCBO, The Beer Store and on tap. 4.5% alc./vol., 15 IBUs.
Hello PULPY people!
This year we are happy to raise funds for The Artists’ Network. I thought this would be a good time to tell you a little bit more about this organization. Remember – you can always donate a little extra on top of your ticket price, just add a donation amount to the cart on our tickets page.
The Artistsʼ Network is a membership-based organization dedicated to supporting visual artists in their business practice. Itʼs where artists build success.
Continuing our tradition, here is the first blog post featuring one of our artists. This year we have the pleasure of introducing the multi-disciplinary artist Aleks Bartosik!
Yet another artist bringing her art to our paper playground, here’s a little about Susan Hume Smith (H.B.Sc)!
PULP: paper art party is an investigation of the meaning of the triple bottom line: environmental, economic, and social. This year we are proud to demonstrate how a fun party can create positive social impact on multiple levels. Funds raised at the event and volunteer work will be donated to Street Haven at the Crossroads Women Emergency Shelter.
But together with the staff at the shelter, we managed something far more important than money. Professional artist Luisa Ayala has kindly agreed to coordinate creative sessions with tenants of the shelter. These women will join us at the event with their very own reclaimed materials art installation!
Here is the project as described by Ayala:
Rainbow House is a collaborative art piece made out of 12″ by 12″ modular tiles of corrugated cardboard, coloured paper strips, and hard cardboard from washing machines packaging. Each tile is created by a woman living at Street Haven Shelter.
PULP: paper art party has reached beyond the city limits of Toronto. We give you Quebec artist Niki Mulder!
Evan Brock is a fourth year student at the University of Waterloo, studying architecture. His interest in interdisciplinary design is often the focal point of his work. Inspiration often comes from exploring non-standard methods, such as using projection, animation and lighting to enhance the physical spaces created. Previous school projects sparked the interest to use weaving techniques, parametric design and projection mapping for the Pulp Paper Art Party.
We are so proud to have professional design firms participate in our party this year! Here’s a little bit about Lynch + Comisso: Architecture + Light!
Just like last year, we invited artists participating at PULP: paper art party 2014 to share some words here on the blog! PULP is proud to present: Elizabeth Gosse!