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ARTS: Fusion Art Show at Wychwood Barns (Nov. 2022)

November 22nd, 2022 · No Comments

Live performances by clay and glass blowing artists

Minna Koistinen demonstrates her skillful techniques in live glassblowing art.
COURTESY PLAYING WITH FIRE GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOPS

By Hailey Alexander


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ARTS: You don’t have to be funny to succeed at improv (Oct. 2022)

October 19th, 2022 · Comments Off on ARTS: You don’t have to be funny to succeed at improv (Oct. 2022)

Annex Improv celebrates 10 years of laughter and community

Annex Improv has a successful low-pressure formula which one member describes as sometimes it just “feels good to be silly.” MARISA KELLY/GLEANER NEWS

By Marisa Kelly

“You don’t have to be funny to succeed at improv,” says Brian G. Smith on a Monday night. 

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ARTS: A corridor of possibilities (May 2022)

May 17th, 2022 · Comments Off on ARTS: A corridor of possibilities (May 2022)

Photography festival explores the shocking and the everyday

Vista, 2021, by Alison Galley from the Lifescapes: Through the Lens exhibit at the Dignam Gallery is part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. COURTESY ALISON GALLEY/THE DIGNAM GALLERY

By Meribeth Deen

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ARTS: Getting on line with the Japan Foundation (Jan. 2022)

February 4th, 2022 · Comments Off on ARTS: Getting on line with the Japan Foundation (Jan. 2022)

An artistic movement to counter Omicron: beauty, simplicity, constraint

The Japan Foundation boasts over one hundred woodblock prints by Horoshige, depicting Tokyo in the 1850s. Enjoy the meticulous sophistication of these prints when the gallery reopens. The Foundation is located on the 3rd floor of the Hudson’s Bay Centre on Bloor Street. (Pictured: Flower, 1857). COURTESY THE JAPAN FOUNDATION

By Meribeth Deen

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ARTS: Get other-worldly at the Toronto Reference Library (Fall 2021)

November 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Get other-worldly at the Toronto Reference Library (Fall 2021)

Fall of 2021 is as good a time as any to escape planet earth 

Science fiction writer Judith Merril in the Spaced-Out Library, then located at 566 Palmerston Ave., 1975. Courtesy Toronto Star Photograph Archive from the Toronto Public Library website

By Meribeth Deen

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ARTS: Space, the local frontier (Aug. 2021)

September 8th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Space, the local frontier (Aug. 2021)

Locally-made film Sound of Space lifted off at Toronto Fringe Festival

By Joshua Chong

Hilary June Hart in Sound of Space. COURTESY TYLER MORGAN.

The premiere of Tyler Morgan’s Sound of Space was a meta-experience. The 12-minute film, which streamed virtually at this year’s Toronto Digital Fringe Festival, had a private in-person screening on July 20 at Seaton Village’s Proxima Command Escape Room—the very location where Morgan’s sci-fi flick was filmed. 

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ARTS: Culture and community outdoors and free (July 2021)

August 16th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Culture and community outdoors and free (July 2021)

When a museum is more than a building

The sculpture, “Cracked Wheat,” by Shary Boyle, is included as part of the Gardiner Museum’s audio walking tour of the Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Plaza. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

By Meribeth Deen

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ARTS: Enjoy Annex-based opera online (May 2021)

June 11th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Enjoy Annex-based opera online (May 2021)

From ‘park and bark’ to click and stream – opera is evolving locally

Don Alfonso (Alex Bowie) and Despina (Bahar M. Harandi) plotting and laying bets on what will happen with the young couples whom they serve. From the Long Reach Opera Workshop’s 2018 production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte.
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By James McLean


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ARTS: Cream cheese and Covid Culture (Apr. 2021)

May 12th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Cream cheese and Covid Culture (Apr. 2021)

Your May 2021 Arts Brief

In Dream Scenes, photographer Martha Davis allows seniors to fulfill their wildest fantasies thanks to the magic of green screens.

By Meribeth Deen 

May 16th, 2021 is a Sunday, and in all likelihood, you will not be going anywhere, certainly not to a museum or concert. Maybe, maybe… you will go to a park. 

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ARTS: Celebrate 100 years of insulin with the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (Mar. 2021)

March 26th, 2021 · 1 Comment

Take a deep dive into medical history at U of T

The Toronto research team managed to isolate insulin, free of toxins, in January 1922. As spring approached it was clear they had a major medical breakthrough on their hands. COURTESY THE THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY

By Meribeth Deen 

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ARTS: Annex is still film set central (Feb. 2021)

March 5th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Annex is still film set central (Feb. 2021)

Strict COVID-19 protocols being followed

Rebecca Breeds, as the heroic Clarice Starling, and her fellow FBI Agents after catching a killer on Walmer Road in the TV series Clarice. COURTESY MGM TELEVISION AND CBS STUDIOS

By Nicole Stoffman

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ARTS: Online culture is real – dive in (Jan. 2021)

January 27th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Online culture is real – dive in (Jan. 2021)

Digitally speaking it’s wide open to explore

By Meribeth Deen 

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FOCUS: Ring Music shuttered (Dec. 2020)

December 21st, 2020 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Ring Music shuttered (Dec. 2020)

A deeper look reveals a storied past

Bruce Dowd (L) and Bill Wager (R), 1974 or 1975. COURTESY MICHAEL MCLUHAN/RING MUSIC

By Nicole Stoffman

Ring Music, the guitar shop at 90 Harbord St., whose customers included Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, and Lenny Breau, has closed after 51 years in business.

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