Thursday, December 02, 2010

Here is the line up for KRAMPUSNACHT 2010 at Resistor Gallery here in Toronto tonight.
If you've been bad this year I suggest you stay as far away as possible but if you've been a good citizen and shined his shoes every day like me you should come on down. And I hope you RSVP'd.

Krampus Committee 2010 presents
‘Krampusnacht Art Show’
Dec 2, 2010 – Jan 10, 2011 at RESISTOR GALLERY
284 College Street 2nd Floor, Toronto (Map)
OPENING: Thursday, December 2 at 7:30pm – December 3 at 1:00am


• Andrew Heffron • Aaron Costain • Aaron Leighton • Attila Szanyi
• Brian McLachlan •Brandon Steen • Clayton Hanmer • Crankbunny
• Craig Marshall • Chris Stone • Carey Sookocheff • Drazen Kozjan
• Dan Turner • Diego Bergia • Diana McNally • Faez Alidousti
• Hyein Lee • Jessica Fortner • Jesse Jacobs • Jeremy Kai • Janice Kun
• Jason Bone • Julia Breckenreid • Karen Justl • Katy Dockrill
• Luke Ramsey • Mike McDougall • Marek Colek • Matthew Forsythe
• Maylynn Quan • Michael Comeau • Michael Wandelmaier • Pat Shewchuk
• Prashant Miranda • Hayley Morris • Ryan Feely • Randy Knott • Ron Gervais
• Ro Rao • Steve Manale• Steve Wilson • Sarah Lazarovic • Tomori Nagamoto •

What is Krampus? (from Wikipedia)

“Krampus is a mythical creature. In various regions of the world – especially Austria and Hungary – it is believed that Krampus accompanies St.Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. Due to German and Austrian influence, the myth of Krampus is also prevalent in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and northern Italy.
The word Krampus originates from the Old High German word for claw (Krampen). In the Alpine regions, Krampus is represented by an incubus-like creature. Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December, particularly on the evening of 5th, and roam the streets frightening children and women with rusty chains and bells. In some rural areas the tradition also includes birching – corporal punishment with a birch rod – by Krampus, especially of young girls. Images of Krampus usually show him with a basket on his back used to carry away bad children and dump them into the pits of Hell.”

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