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July 26, 2014

Art Battle National Championship

Saturday July 26th, 7pm.

Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens, 50 Carlton Street, Toronto

Tickets: $70 VIP, $30 General Admission, $25 Students/Seniors, $12 for kids
(plus applicable service charges)

Please join us Saturday July 26th for the 2014 Art Battle National Championship! Finalists from across the country will be competing on this very special night in Toronto at The Mattamy Athletic Centre, formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens. This is one of Canada’s most iconic buildings, truly a home of Champions past, present and future. The National Championship is the final event of our 5th amazing season of live competitive painting.

Website: artbattle.com/national-championship

Date: July 26, 2014

July 24, 2014


ScienceROCKS! will transform the Ontario Science Centre into a music playground, where adults 19+ can rock out to live performances, engage in innovative presentations, explore the new exhibition The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll and enjoy ROLLING STONES AT THE MAX on the IMAX® screen. Each evening event rocks a different theme, and all are accompanied by great food, cocktails and rock-it science!

7 pm to midnight

Ages 19+ only. Valid Photo ID required at the door.

TICKETS: $15 in advance; $18 at the door; and $15 Members (anytime).

Website: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/Calendar/220/

Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

Otario Science Centre
Date: July 24, 2014

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 10, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Artist: Virginie Bocaert

Exhibition Dates: July 10thth – July 27th, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: June 10th, 6:00 – 9:00pm – Artist in attendance

RSVP: info@thompsonlandry.com

Thompson Landry Gallery, Stone Distillery Gallery — 32 Distillery Lane

Pieces can be viewed at www.thompsonlandry.com/artists/a_bocaert.html

For further information, or to schedule an interview with the artist, please contact us by email: Joanne Thompson at info@thompsonlandry.com Tel: 416-364-4955

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

The Thompson Landry Gallery is excited to welcome Virginie Bocaert, for her third solo exhibition in Toronto. Body and Soul is comprised of works from her eagerly anticipated new series which exudes deep emotions through her beautifully expressive style. Bocaert’s work encapsulates feminine sensuality exploring, the intimate link between our physical body and the spiritual nature of the soul.
Virginie Bocaert’s emotionally inspired paintings are like breathlessly diving into the figures that emerge from the depths of her backgrounds. In her latest series, each work exudes a raw passion. Bocaert’s style has evolved by her use of both photography and paint on her canvases with the figures are becoming much more developed, and taking on a strong personality of their own.

Start: July 10, 2014
End: July 27, 2014

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