Under New Management

As of fall 2012, The White House Studio Project is now under new management.

This website and blog will act as a database of documentation of the old White House, it’s projects and happenings. The information listed on this site is now out of date and just left as a relic to the old days.

On behalf of the old board of directors I’d like to thank everyone who has participated, contributed and attended the White House over the past 3 years. Thank you for making it some of the best years of my life.

Here’s to the future.

-Vanessa Rieger
Co-Founder of the White House Board of Directors, 2008-2012

For up to date news on the new project’s events, go to

theotherwhitehouse.ca

GHOST HOLE IV: Saturday Oct. 29th

Ex-White-House-board member Vanessa Rieger is curating Ghost Hole again and this year it is on Toronto Island! Showcasing over 30+ artists, some of them being White House members, and other local talents, transforming the Artscape Gibraltar Point Public school for one night only!!!

For this one-day only event, the school will come to life, or rather, rise back from the dead. Artists will act as necromancers and use their power of art, installation, sound, video and performance to activate the space and open gateways into strange new worlds! Some things you may encounter on your visit to Ghost Hole IV: Sculptures made by poltergeists, a haunted outhouse, bodies on the beach, boobie traps in the woods, ghostly children under the floorboards, altered states of reality, floating apparitions and historical building tours led by ghostly faculty.

Family friendly between 2pm – 6pm,
but once the sun goes down things get a lot darker!
Performances by Maylee Todd (Maloo), JAL, Processor, Barbara, Sunken Skulls, Dune Buddies and comedy by Nick Flanagan.

Tickets on sale now @ soundscapes! 12$

For more information go to: http://ghosthole4.wordpress.com

PUMPKIN CARVING HELLRAISER!

Join us for a Ghost Hole IV fundraiser
and Vanessa Rieger’s 5th annual
PUMPKIN CARVING HELLRAISER!!!

Doors at 7pm
$$$Donation cover$$$
Pumpkin Carving Mayhem with
Horror movie screenings curated by Calgary’s
Brandon A. Dalmer

Bring your own pumpkin or buy a pumpkin.
(limited pumpkins for sale)

Cheap drinks for sale
as well as specialty Halloween treats!
(drunk gummy bears and fresh roasted pumpkin seeds)

After 11pm follows the DANCE PARTY
lit only by jack’o’laterns!!!

Dodgy Disco spinning funky post-disco pre-house vinyl to get you dancing.
Going till late late late!!!!

Stay till the end of the night when we’ll carry pumpkins to Murder Park for some good ol’fashioned PUMPKIN SMASHING!

Come party and support
GHOST HOLE IV!

http://ghosthole4.wordpress.com/

White House Silent Auction

This Friday October 5th,
the White House will be holding a silent auction to help pay off our debts.
The whitehouse is facing an outstanding property tax+hydro bill debt of $3800.

Times are chaging and a lot of original members are moving on and would like to leave the project debt free. Many have used the whitehouse over the years for a multitude of purposes and its been really great. I would love everyone to come together now to celebrate it by helping raise funds to end the project on a positive note.

Auction starts at 7pm

ARTIST LIST:

Zeesy Powers
Katie Pretti
Rebecca Fin
Margaux Williamson
Georgia Dickie
Sebastian Butt
Jennifer Chan
Hanna Hur
Sandy Plotnikoff
Nadia Berelique
Abby McGuane
Vanessa Maltese
Jillian Kay Ross
Iris Fraser
Henry Fabrege
Don Miller
Life of a Craphead
VSVSVS
Jubal Brown
Melissa Fisher
Brandon Dalmer
Felix Kalmenson
Gregory Denton
Sarah Friend
Cameron Lee
Brett Despotovich
Andrew Zukerman
Laura McCoy
Patricia Beattie
Xenia Benivolski
Laura Curley
Victoria Cheung
Brette Gabel
Alicia Nauta
James Fowler
David Hanes
Brad Tinmouth
Ryan Park
Ulysses Castellanos
Nadja Sayej
Janis Demkiw
Christy Kunitzky
Julia Dickens
Lili Huston-Herterich
Danielle St. Amour
Stanzie Tooth
Vanessa Rieger
Vince Vining
Nicholas Robbins
Jessica Valentin
Jamie Ross
Nitasha McKnight
Zoe Alexis Abrams
Yuula Benivolski
Willie Brisco
Josh Vettivelu
Basil AlZeri
Sarah D’Angelo
Paul Wadsworth
Zoe Solomon
Diana Vandermaulen
Jennie Suddick

and more…..

ALL MONEY WILL GO TOWARDS THE DEBT.

UPCOMING: “Sadistic Glam” -’94

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Alexander Hryshko and White House Studio member Nathaniel Addison present “Sadistic Glam” -’94, a sardonic investigation of ruin and redundancy uncovered through photographs, bootleg VHS tapes, shoot interviews and cheap souvenirs. Evidence of real pain and personal tragedy are documented and arranged to present an alternate perspective on celebrity and spectacle from behind the scenes of professional wrestling.

Displayed using obsolete technologies that signify the temporary highs experienced by pro wrestlers, the collection chronicles a mainstreaming of violence and corruption that has accelerated over the last 30 years of the oldest sport in the world.  “Sadistic Glam” -’94 confronts the youths’ naive adoration with brutal truths and disturbing personalities, attempting to reconcile the difference.

Bands start around 11.

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CAiiRO FOSTER

SAILBOATS ARE WHITE

$5 AT THE DOOR

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UPCOMING: Elementary School Exhibition

This Thursday, July 5th artist Martin Chramosta presents work from his residency at The Foundry in Montreal with special performances by Toronto’s own ^V^V^ Fresh Flesh ^V^V^
Check out Martin’s Work here: http://www.martinchramosta.net/

Starts at 8pm
Drinks available

UPCOMING: External Events

Studio Member James Fowler has curated another year of the 10×10 photography exhibition showcasing Toronto’s queer creative scene.

Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 28th, 2012: 7 pm – 11pm
at the Gladstone Hotel.

Exhibition runs from June 21 – July 15, 2012

Featuring work by: R.Kelly Clipperton, Adamo de Pax, Guntar Kravis, Sue Lloyd, JJ Levine, John Monteith, Renee Navarro, Alex Nursall, Allyson Scott and Sonja Scharf

On the strength of a resoundingly successful inaugural year, 10×10 has cemented a new yearly tradition of inviting ten queer Canadian photographers to take ten portraits of LGBTQ Canadians who have contributed to the arts. These 100 portraits celebrate those who share their talents and creativity through various art forms, as well as those who work behind the scenes to support the arts.

For its sophomore outing, the 10×10 Photography Project has assembled a new roster of ten LGBTQ photographers with varied professional backgrounds and diverse approaches to portraiture. They focus our attention on some of Canada’s leading creative minds and arts professionals, shining a light on tomorrow’s brightest stars. Some of the subjects featured in this year’s exhibition include: Kristyn Wong-Tam, Vivek Shraya, David Dixon, Daniel MacIvor, Salah Bachir, Rae Spoon, Johnny Forever, Andy Fabo, Elle Flanders, Christopher House, Damion Nurse, Zoe Whittall, Ed Pien, Sook-Yin Lee, Deb Pearce, Diane Flacks, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Shauna Dempsey, Jamie Angell and many many more!!

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Studio member Vanessa Rieger is now on the Board for Whippersnapper gallery and is helping out with the New Traditions art and music festival.

June 30th, 12noon – 11pm.
At Gibraltar Point Artscape – Toronto Island
BUY TICKETS ONLINE!

The first annual New Traditions: Island Music and Art Festival will be held on the beautiful grounds of the Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Island on Saturday June 30th. This independent artist-run and family friendly festival will feature 12 straight hours of live music, site-specific outdoor art installations, performances, folk dance workshops, a puppet slam and feasts of fresh food.

Featuring performance and artwork by:
Alessandra Naccarato
Kosa Kolektiv
Chandra Melting Tallow
Maylee Todd + Jenna Lee Forde
VSVSVS
Felix Kalmenson
Artichoke Heart Collective
Box Outside Storytelling Collective
+ featuring over 12 musical acts!