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U of T art museums unite under new name

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Two of the University of Toronto’s distinguished art galleries have merged to create one of the largest university-based art museums in the country. The Art Museum at the University of Toronto — previously the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre — is also the second-largest museum-standard visual art museum and collection in the city, and will continue to occupy two close physical spaces at Hart House and University College. Sarah Robayo Sheridan has curated the art museum’s inaugural exhibition Showroom, which will showcase a diverse range of work from 48 artists all portraying the influence of lifestyle marketing on the cityscape.

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Celebrate Black History in the Annex

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Book launches, dance festivals, and fashion mark month

#FNLROM returns Feb. 5 with Encore: One Love, a celebration of Bob Marley. The evening includes music, great food, and an art exhibition. Courtesy ElectriCITY?Events

#FNLROM returns Feb. 5 with Encore: One Love, a celebration of Bob Marley. The evening includes music, great food, and an art exhibition.
Courtesy ElectriCITY Events

By Dilara Kurtaran

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Drink L’Elixir d’Amore on Bloor

February 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

Toronto City Opera’s performances are approachable and fun

By Annemarie Brissenden

What could possibly go wrong when a poor peasant who only has eyes for a beautiful landowner buys a magical love potion from an itinerant doctor? Discover the hilarity that ensues in Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, performed by the Toronto City Opera (TCO) this month at the Bickford Centre.

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Letters to the Editor

January 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on Letters to the Editor

Harris Huron alum

Red House, Winter by Lawren Harris. Courtesy Hart House

Red House, Winter by Lawren Harris. Courtesy Hart House

Re: Red House, Winter by Lawren Harris (December 2015 Cover)

Thanks Gleaner for that lovely Lawren Harris cover. In addition to the local ties and contributions mentioned in the article, Harris was also an alumnus of local Huron Street Public School.

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Creating growth through the arts

January 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on Creating growth through the arts

Bloor St. Culture Corridor participates in strategy consultations

The Royal Conservatory of Music’s executive director of the performing arts, Mervon Mehta, supports the Ontario government’s open approach to developing a cultural strategy for the province. Courtesy of the Royal Conservatory of Music

The Royal Conservatory of Music’s executive director of the performing arts, Mervon Mehta, supports the Ontario government’s open approach to developing a cultural strategy for the province. Courtesy of the Royal Conservatory of Music

By Heather Kelly

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A gleaning of reading

December 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on A gleaning of reading

A local literary line-up for the holidays

By Annemarie Brissenden

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October 8th, 2015 · Comments Off on

The public was encouraged to participate in Shoes That Line the Lane by donating and hanging shoes to celebrate an important memory or person. Created by Cyril Williams, this Nuit Blanche interactive installation outside the Bata Shoe Museum focused on the rite, ritual, and tradition of hanging shoes off wires in public spaces. Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

The public was encouraged to participate in Shoes That Line the Lane by donating and hanging shoes to celebrate an important memory or person. Created by Cyril Williams, this Nuit Blanche interactive installation outside the Bata Shoe Museum focused on the rite, ritual, and tradition of hanging shoes off wires in public spaces. Neiland Brissenden, Gleaner News

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A creeping horror of the mind

October 8th, 2015 · Comments Off on A creeping horror of the mind

Frankenstein Live emphasizes language over spectacle

By Annemarie Brissenden

How does one reckon with the horror of one’s own creation?

It’s a question posed by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, and one asked of the audience in Frankenstein Live premiering this month at the Walmer Centre Theatre.

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Unveiling literary history

September 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Unveiling literary history

Heritage Toronto plaque honours poets MacEwen and Acorn

Pam McConnell (Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale), Christopher Hayes of Scotiabank, poet laureate George Elliott Clarke, and Heritage Toronto board member Kate Marshall unveil a plaque on Ward’s Island commemorating poets Gwendolyn MacEwen and Milton Acorn. COURTESY?HERITAGE?TORONTO

Pam McConnell (Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale), Christopher Hayes of Scotiabank, poet laureate George Elliott Clarke, and Heritage Toronto board member Kate Marshall unveil a plaque on Ward’s Island commemorating poets Gwendolyn MacEwen and Milton Acorn.
COURTESY HERITAGE TORONTO

By Annemarie Brissenden

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Hooked on Language

September 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Hooked on Language

Seven notorious twentieth-century women come alive in solo show

Nicky Guadagni in her one-woman show, Hooked, returning to the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace Sept. 16 to 26. Guadagni won the 2014-15 Outstanding Performance (female) Dora Mavor Moore award for her performance. Courtesy Michael Cooper

By Annemarie Brissenden

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