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July 21, 2014 – July 22, 2014

Lorenzo Frachetti – Art Show


The beautiful scenery captivates, the serene landscapes mesmerize, the friendliness, and
warmth of the Inuit people is beyond compare.

When: June 21 and June 22.

Where: Eskimo Art Gallery (in the Historic Distillery District) – 8 Case Goods Lane, Suite 220

Website: www.inuitart.com

Please join us for this very special event to meet an artist with a passion for the Arctic.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Start: July 21, 2014
End: July 22, 2014
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July 16, 2014

Table Talk

6pm to 9pm. Join us on July 16 for a rapid-fire presentation on the fusion of food and design featuring some of Toronto’s most celebrated chefs, designers and restaurateurs. Hear about unique menus, bespoke restaurant interiors, dining experiences and inspirations from the kitchen and beyond.

This hot ticket includes admission to the party, where you can indulge in gourmet delights, seductive refreshments and sweet beats.

Plus, experience the relationship between food and design by visiting TAPAS: Spanish Design For Food in the Exhibition Hall. This rich overview of Spain’s innovative design solutions and contributions to the world of food presents traditional objects and their contemporary reinterpretations by such top-notch designers as Patricia Urquiola, Hector Sérrano and Estudio Mariscal.

This is a 19+ event. Tickets are limited. Advanced registration is recommended.
Final price includes HST and order processing fee. Please contact Rosa Ricci (416.216.2160) to purchase tickets for groups of 10 or more.

Website: www.dx.org

Design Exchange — 234 Bay Street

Date: July 16, 2014
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July 4, 2014 – July 6, 2014

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

July 4 – July 6, 2014. At Canada’s largest juried outdoor art exhibition, hundreds of artists exhibit and sell their work. The exhibition attracts more than 100,000 attendees.

Website: www.torontooutdoorart.org

Nathan Phillips Square (City Hall) — 100 Queen Street West

Start: July 4, 2014
End: July 6, 2014
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June 21, 2014

Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity — Opening Party

Saturday, June 21, 7:00 pm.

FREE ADMISSION courtesy of the RBC Foundation.

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art — 952 Queen Street West.

Celebrate the opening of MOCCA’s summer exhibitions, “Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity” and “Par Amour / Paramour”, with drinks, a live dj and artworks from the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex & from the National Gallery of Canada.
MOCCA presents “Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity”, in partnership with WorldPride 2014, an exhibition acknowledging many of the familiar archetypes associated with queer culture – sexuality, camp, celebrity, rainbows. The exhibition looks beyond these to examine reciprocal ways that gay and mainstream representation have influenced each other, and in doing so have contributed to shaping aspects of our culture and identities over the last several decades. Artworks from “Over the Rainbow” are drawn from the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex.
National Gallery of Canada at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art program presents, “Par Amour/ Paramour”, an intimate portrayal of gay male sexuality and beauty in the face of mortality. Featuring works by Stephen Andrews, Robert Flack, Jean-Luc Verna and Andrew Zealley.

Website: www.mocca.ca

Date: June 21, 2014

June 18, 2014

Love is the Devil

The AGO presents a film screening of Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon by English filmmaker John Maybury, starring Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig and Tilda Swinton. The film concentrates on artist Francis Bacon’s tortured relationship with his lover, model, and muse, George Dyer, a small-time thief. The film draws heavily on Daniel Farson’s authorized biography of Bacon, The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon. Love is the Devil depicts a painful love affair based on dominance, submission, snobbery, and sadism, brought vividly to life by images reminiscent of Bacon’s paintings.

This film is presented in association with the exhibition Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty (running from April 5 to July 20).

Website: www.ago.net/love-is-the-devil

TICKETS: Public $12, Members $10, and Students $8.

Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

Date: June 18, 2014

Casa Loma Launches Summer Symphony Series starring the Toronto Concert Orchestra

Beginning Wednesday June 18th, Casa Loma guests are invited to a unique performance by Toronto Concert Orchestra. Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, visitors are welcome to enjoy a relaxing drink on the patio, delicious selections from the Casa Loma Terrace Grill, and outstanding live music in the castle gardens. With Casa Loma as your back drop, and the iconic Toronto skyline view before you, guests take in the fresh air and beauty of our renowned gardens while enjoying the Summer Symphony Series.

Performances will be between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. exact times to be determined.

FREE with admission

Food, Beverages, Wine and Beer are available for purchase on-site. Liberty Group has been very busy since acquiring Casa Loma in the winter, developing new programming and unique guest experiences to enjoy at Toronto’s premier heritage attraction.

Website: www.Casaloma.org

Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

June 12, 2014 – June 29, 2014

Systemic Complexity

Systemic Complexity, by Étienne Gélinas, is inspired by the strong dynamics of chaos and order and how they can exist simultaneously in our lives. Incorporating architectural plans, mathematical equations and clothing patterns into his works, Gélinas’ pieces masterfully balance the contrast between precision and fluidity, all the while creating a beautiful equilibrium between order and spontaneity.

Join us for the exciting VIP Reception of Systemic Complexity on Thursday June 12th!

Artist: Étienne Gélinas

Exhibition Dates: June 12th – June 29th

OPENING RECEPTION: June 12th, 6:00 – 9:00pm – Artist in attendance

RSVP: info@thompsonlandry.com

Thompson Landry Gallery, Stone Distillery Gallery, 32 Distillery Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4

Exhibition Pieces can be viewed online at: www.thompsonlandry.com/artists/a_gelinas.html

For further information, or to schedule an interview with the artist, please contact us by email at info@thompsonlandry.com

Tel: 416-364-4955

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm, or by appointment.

If you have any questions, or would like to receive high resolution images of any of the works, please contact us at the gallery.

Start: June 12, 2014
End: June 29, 2014

June 7, 2014

Luminato Festival Exhibition

Part of the Luminato Festival.

Upkar Arora, Chair, McMichael Board of Trustees, Christopher Henley, Chair, McMichael Canadian Art Foundation, and
Dr. Victoria Dickenson, Executive Director and CEO, McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the McMichael for a celebration of the first, in its seven year history, Luminato Festival exhibition outside of the downtown core.The internationally recognized, Beijing-born, Canadian-raised artist, Terence Koh will present two intriguing new works set within the serene grounds, to create a unique and unforgettable experience.

The evening will start with a stimulating conversation between Terence Koh and journalist Sarah Milroy. Following that, join us for a viewing of a way to the light, Terence Koh’s tribute to Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr, and a performance of his new work, tomorrow’s snow, a memory of a brief, beautiful glimpse of a momentary image inspired by Margaret Atwood’s novel, Cat’s Eye.

See the McMichael like you have never seen it before, thanks to this special partnership with the Luminato Festival!

Website: www.McMichael.com

McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue

Date: June 7, 2014

May 27, 2014

Design Talks: Breakthrough Designers

The BSM is very excited to welcome Paul Rowan as the host and moderator of Design Talks: Breakthrough Designers. Join us on May 27th as we engage in a lively discussion with young designers about design success and recognition.

Date: May 27th, 7pm.

Cost: $15. Includes a glass of wine after the discussion. Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.batashoemuseum.ca/tickets . Or to purchase tickets over the phone please call 416-979-7799 x 445.

Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West

Website: www.batashoemuseum.ca

Date: May 27, 2014

Moment in Dance

Tuesday, May 27 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.

You are cordially invited to “Moment in Dance,” an exhibtion of photographs by Avinash Pasricha,
a leading photographer of India.

He has capturd the spirit of performing arts for the past 55 years and has covered a broad range
of classical Indian dance and music of the past and present era. 27 Matt Bromide prints of legendary
Indian dancers, vocalists and musicians will be exhibited in various rhythmic forms, postures and moods
captured by Avinash Pasricha. These prints have been selected from Pasricha’s large personal collection
of rare and enduring images of India’s greatest performing artists. Also on display will be his award winning
‘Made for Each Other’ photograph, which portrays the synchronization between the ‘thap’ of a dancer’s fee and
the rhythm of a ‘dholak’.

Curated by Ali Adil Khan and Asam Arshad Mahmood.

Location: Promenade Gallery — 943 B, Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, Ontario