EyeSpy 002 – December 24, 1992

EyeSpy 002 – December 24, 1992

WILD CULTURE SHINDIG

The Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture hosted an evening of readings, music and play to raise funds and promote the Anthology of Wild Culture. Sitting around with the rest of the literary types afterward at the Fruitcake and Rock ‘n’ Roll reception were (Photo 002-001, left to right) Brian D. Johnson, poet and film critic; Marni Jackson, bestselling author of The Mother Zone, and writer Deanne Taylor.

(L-R) Poet and film critic Brian D. Johnson with Marni Jackson, bestselling author of The Mother Zone, and writer Deanne Taylor. December 1992
(L-R) Poet and film critic Brian D. Johnson with Marni Jackson, at bestselling author of The Mother Zone, and writer Deanne Taylor at the Anthology of Wild Culture book launch, December 1992.
Seen at The Outlaw Neon show at Arts On King, Architect Maria Missailidis, architect/designer Arriz Hassam and Outlaw Neon member Alfred Engerer. December 1992
Seen at The Outlaw Neon show at Arts On King, Architect Maria Missailidis, architect/designer Arriz Hassam and Outlaw Neon member Alfred Engerer. December 1992

ARTS ON KING BY OUTLAW NEON


“I feel like a little kid, I could just stare at the bright lights forever.” So said Judy Ruzylo, one of the patrons attending the opening show at Arts On King by Outlaw Neon, a group of five artists who do guerrilla neon installations. Used to working outside and without permission, the group has come in from the cold. Seen at the party were, (above, photo 002-001, left to right), architect Maria Missailidis, architect/designer Arriz Hassam and Outlaw Neon member Alfred Engerer.

A VERY SCARY CHRISTMAS BASH

Eye spy with my little camera, people acting goofy! At the eye WEEKLY Christmas bash, held at the Purple Pepper, production artist and shy retiring type Steve Geraghty (photo 002-003, below) dodges the flash by taking refuge under the table. 

Production artist and shy retiring type Steve Geraghty dodges the flash at the eye WEEKLY Christmas Party, December 1992.
Production artist and shy retiring type Steve Geraghty dodges the flash at the eye WEEKLY Christmas Party, December 1992.
Naked Lunch co-owner, Scott Cramer, kisses his “no-ring wife” manager Yvonne Van Leeuwen at the bar's first anniversary, December 1992.
Naked Lunch co-owner, Scott Cramer, kisses his “no-ring wife” manager Yvonne Van Leeuwen at the bar's first anniversary, December 1992.

NAKED LUNCH FIRST ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Naked Lunch, the bar on Queen West, celebrated its first anniversary last week, and showed off its new stage. On hand to break it in was the band Fiberglass Granny, who were delayed because their drummer was down the street at another gig. They finally got it all together and put on a fine pair of sets.  One of the owners (photo 002-004, above) Scott Cramer, kisses his “no-ring wife” manager Yvonne Van Leeuwen. Visiting their friend Scott and taking advantage of the free adult beverages were semi-regulars, (below, photo 002-005, left-right), Anne-Marie Cheung, artist / painter Lisa Couchman and DJ/recording artist DJ Danté – “as I’m known in Toronto.”

Naked Lunch semi-regulars, (L-R), Anne-Marie Cheung, artist / painter Lisa Couchman and DJ/recording artist DJ Danté – “as I’m known in Toronto.”
Naked Lunch semi-regulars, (L-R), Anne-Marie Cheung, artist / painter Lisa Couchman and DJ/recording artist DJ Danté – “as I’m known in Toronto.”

BONUS PHOTOS:

First, all the members of The Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture

All the members of The Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture at the "the Anthology of Wild Culture" book launch. December 1992.
All the members of The Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture at the "the Anthology of Wild Culture" book launch. December 1992.
The artists of Outlaw Neon at the opening of their exhibit at Arts on King in Toronto, December 1992.
The artists of Outlaw Neon at the opening of their exhibit at Arts on King in Toronto, December 1992.

BONUS PHOTOS – Above and below, The artists of Outlaw Neon at the opening of their exhibit at Arts on King in Toronto, December 1992.

The artists of Outlaw Neon at the opening of their exhibit at Arts on King in Toronto, December 1992.
The artists of Outlaw Neon at the opening of their exhibit at Arts on King in Toronto, December 1992.

BONUS PHOTOS – Here are some never-published-before images from the 1992 eye Weekly Christmas Party (photo 002-009) and more from the Naked Lunch Anniversary Party.

Unkown attendees at the Eye Weekly Christmas bash, December 1992
Unkown attendees at the Eye Weekly Christmas bash, December 1992.
Staff at the Naked Lunch Anniversary party, December 1992
Staff at the Naked Lunch Anniversary party, December 1992
Staff getting familiar at the Naked Lunch Anniversary party, December 1992
Staff getting familiar at the Naked Lunch Anniversary party, December 1992
Fiberglass Granny, perform at the Naked Lunch first anniversary party, December 1992.
Fiberglass Granny, perform at the Naked Lunch first anniversary party, December 1992.
Fiberglass Granny, perform at the Naked Lunch first anniversary party, December 1992.
Fiberglass Granny, perform at the Naked Lunch first anniversary party, December 1992.