I am pleased to introduce you to our Olympic Correspondent, Rob Mabee. Through Rob's messages and photographs, we'll get to look at the Olympic experience from a visual, artistic and aesthetic perspective. Rob is the curator of Axis Contemporary Art, a gallery and art consultancy. (Axis is located next door to UPPERCASE here in Art Central. I designed the Axis logo a few years back.)
Rob has a unique viewpoint of the Olympics—his partner is Canada's Olympic Chef de Mission and 1992 gold-medal winner Mark Tewksbury. (Here's a look at dapper Rob and Mark, featured in an article "Calgarians with Real Style.")
Rob has had a day to settle in and explore and he wrote in from London a few moments ago:
Off to the opening ceremonies soon here but had a minute to email you. Day number one yesterday was terrific! Arrived at 10:30 am and was met by Chef Mark and a black BMW with Canadian flags on it. Sailed through near empty Olympic lanes baring the stink eye of grid-locked Londoners in the other lanes. Felt like Mila Mulrooney! Spent the day getting acquainted with my neighbourhood which is in east London, Spitalfields, and spent time at Spitalfields market. Thursday's is antiques day, so I found great treasure to poke around through.
Thank you, Rob. Have a terrific time at the opening ceremonies! Follow Rob Mabee on Twitter.