Monday, February 13, 2006
And it begins...
Here it is, our very first post!
We'd like to start by telling you a little about how the idea for Headquarters came about. Tyson and Angie moved to Montreal in the fall of 2003 to pursue their careers in fashion and art (Angie doing the fashion, Tyson doing the art). After seeing all the creative talented people in Montreal they realized that there are people like this everywhere, and wouldn’t it be nice to offer all their great stuff to the general public of Montreal, all in one store. In order to cover all of Tyson and Angie’s interests opening a boutique or gallery separately just didn’t seem to hit the spot, so they decided to throw together everything they love into one little store/gallery and hope that other people would love it just as much. The store will carry all varieties of clothing, accessories, art, home-wares, publications, paper goods & independently released/recorded music. The gallery will host monthly/bimonthly exhibitions of all forms of art featuring artists from pretty much everywhere. The glue that will hold this mess of stuff together will be the common goal of bringing newness and uniqueness to a larger group of people. No mass-produced China knock-offs, no laminated Dali posters, no overproduced pop bands, and no big label clothing brands. That’s just what we believe in, DIY.
Our goal is to open in June/July of 2006 with a big bang of a exhibition/party featuring artists from Canada, the US, Germany and the UK, with the list growing every day. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the opening date.
Through this blog we'll keep all you artists and designers updated on the planning aspects of the store or any upcoming meetings. For all you shoppers/art lovers out there we'll be posting images and bios of all the wonderful people we will be working with so you can start saving your pennies to support them.
Stay well, we'll be back soon!
Angie & Tyson