Monkey News

Art Bins For Lake Chaparral
After the success of our Inglewood custom art bins, Lake Chaparral got in on the idea.  Custom western artwork was created for the Chaparral bins to match the community’s sense of style and playfulness.  The bins are two-part: garbage &...
Michael Perks - Feature Artist
Michael is very honored to be this year’s featured artist at the illustrious PSAC Stars & Spurs Gala.  The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) Stars & Spurs Gala is a huge fundraiser for STARS Air Ambulance and to date...
Little Monkey Public Art
If you’re walking down the streets in Inglewood you won’t be able to miss the new ‘recycling centers’ that just got placed in early October.  Funded by Nestle Waters and initiated by the Inglewood BRZ, Michael Perks & Little Monkey...
Ronald McDonald House - Art Project
Mother Bear The spirit of the bear is known as the protector.  Michael & Little Monkey were recently commissioned for a fun piece of art that will be going into the gardens at the Ronald McDonald House in Calgary.   The...
‘Local Talent Tests His METAL At The Stampede’
Article in the Western Wheel News Paper By Stephen Smith Okotoks: Michael Perks selected as Best New Artist in Western Showcase He’s not a blacksmith, but Okotoks area artist Michael Perks knows all about working metal and heat to perfection....
Calgary Stampede Western Art Show
LEGACY A tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede.  The statue includes 169 names of people who have been a big part of making the Stampede what it is today.  Will be on display for the duration of...
‘Best New Artist’ Award at Calgary Stampede
Every year at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show they judge all the art on display.  Any artists exhibiting for the first time fall under the ‘New Artist’ category; this year there was 12.  Out of those new artists Mike...
Calgary Stampede - Western Showcase
We’re thrilled to announce that Michael has been accepted into the prestigious Western Art Showcase at the Calgary Stampede.  The Western Showcase is a major stopping point during the Calgary Stampede, and is located in the BMO Center on the...
New Statue For West Canadian
Over the winter we had an exciting commission from art collector, philanthropist, business giant George Brookman.   Driving by DaDe Art & Design Lab in Inglewood Mr. Brookman saw another statue by Michael.  Intrigued he inquired at the gallery and ended...
Condo Living & New Home Living
Check out the October issues for New Home Living & Condo Living magazines; available in the free magazine racks at the front doors of most grocery stores, LRT stations, K-mart & large rec facilities. New Home Living article: Wall Flowers...
Blue Bird Day For A Photo Shoot
The phone rang yesterday afternoon and it was Condo Living and New Home Living Magazines wanting to do a photo-shoot of Mike’s art... tomorrow.  You would recognize these magazines as the free ones that sit at the entrance way to...