Global News Highlighting the Struggle of Small Business in Canada
October 01, 20201 min read
It's not a secret that many small businesses throughout Canada have been struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. We operate two store locations, one in Edmonton, AB. The second is in Victoria, B.C., and between the two, it employs seven people and has been in business since 1975.
Since the lockdown in March of 2020, we have been pivoting our business, trying our best to adapt to a rapidly changing world. We want to thank Kendra Slugoski and Fletcher Kent of Global News Edmonton, shining a light on our gallery and highlighting the issues our business has been trying to overcome for the past seven months.
First segment with Fletcher Kent originally aired April, 2020.
Follow up segment with Kendra Slugoski originally airing September 2020
This documentary resulted from an unexpected encounter between a painter and a young filmmaker. The idea of carrying out a magnificent project came from their first exchange. Without a budget and funding, simply for the love of art, these two artists wanted to express a familiar feeling: The desire to be an artist.
He takes it all in from the perspective of a passerby. Compositions are caught on the run. Momentary scenes of which the recollection contains only the essential. They are spontaneous - not to say improvised, as Robert captures many familiar locations in Montréal. It is a free-style, remembering a place in how it once was or should be, in one's mind with a hint of mischief.