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Leaving Allan Gardens

Leaving Allan Gardens in the Midst of a March snow flurry I was hunkering down for a dull, damp, chill walk to King: when a construction fence at Sherbourne and Gerrard interceded. …interrupted my thoughts …imposed on my awareness …exploded onto consciousness bang! Ideas began swirling. What were the rhythms here? Maybe…

Runt AKA Alex Currie

The Title to this posting is the exact listing on Google when I searched for “Alex Currie” Toronto artist. The following description was even more revealing: “Runt otherwise known as Alex Currie is a infamous Toronto artist noted for his murals and voted best graffiti artist by Now magazine five times.” But almost all attempts …

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Summer Music in the Garden – How to ruin your Brand

This summer has been active one for great free music concerts at various public parks in Toronto. Edwards Gardens, HarbourFront, Leslieville, and Woodbine among others. And if you follow the previous links you can see some of the great concerts which dotted Toronto’s summer.landscape However, HarbourFront’s Summer Music in the Garden and its  performing group Amar mi …

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Free Dancing in TO Town

The Toronto Harbour Front has Free Dancing Night every Thursday during the Summer. The latest evening, June 30th featured the Toronto All Star Big Band featuring music from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Hearing those sounds and tunes one could understand immediately how the Swing era helped a North American population get through the Second …

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The Alexandra Park Mural

On Bathurst street just south of Dundas on the East side is Alexandra Park. And on the Southwest corner of the park there is an arresting mural with full dramatic scenes and characters. This mural was done in  2014 by Elicser and Other [Troy Lovegates] by city commission. Walking South on Bathurst or through the …

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Early Fall in Etobicoke

This year while commuting between Northumberland Hills and Toronto I will get to witness the changing of the Fall Colors both in the Northumberland Hills and Toronto. Normally the Hills lead the color change by a week or ten days over Toronto. Lake Ontario and the urban heat are some of the factors advanced for …

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Toronto’s Trent Hills Artists

In covering the popular Trent Hills Gallery Hop, this editor discovered that  a few Trent Hills artists had Toronto roots. Well, a “few ” turned out to be an underestimate – more than a score. Here are some  typical examples. Dimitri Papatheodorou Dimitri has an art studio at Wheatland Farms just west of Warkworth in the rolling Trent …

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Trent Hills Gallery Hop for Toronto Artist

Dimitri Papatheodorou is a Toronto/Warkworth artist, architect, poet, painter and musician displaying a selection of current paintings and works in clay at his historic stone studio in Warkworth Ontario. If you stop at this weekend at his Gallery hop, the visit may include an impromptu piano recital-performance! In addition, outdoor glass installations by established artist …

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Caribana Crafts

One of the delights of the Caribana Fest is the featured crafts of West Indian design. Yes, swinging to Bands Music and catching the parade of beauties is very fine indeed. But this set of images will feature the rich and provocative designs to be seen at Caribana. First, a tip of the hat to …

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Artists Scene in Toronto:Lucilla Bonfanti, Mixed Media Artist

Describing Lucilla as a mixed media artist is being only true to current artistic syntax and form; not her art. Lucilla manipulates old family photos in ways that are like dreamscape novels as they are sewn into your consciousness. As a photographer who uses Photoshop and other plugins to add impact to some images, ye …

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Artists Scene in Toronto: Yoni Newman, Art Philosopher

Yoni Newman is a symbolic artist with a sporting streak using colors that are either daunting or pastel provocative. These are not happy stories. Something brooding or going awry is more than suggested – inevitably it haunts. And when you read Yoni’s approach to creation one can see the method behind the paintcraft… there is …

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Artists Scene in Toronto: Gordon Webster, Glass Impressario

It is wonderful to  have in Adobe Flash an animation vehicle which expresses the wonder that is a well turned glass piece. Above are 5 such glass works from Gordon Webster. Previously seen at a crafts show in North Toronto; Gordon’s pieces sparkled like gold in the ample sunshine of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. …

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Artists Scene in Toronto: Frederica Tomas, Linoleum-cut Printmaker

Fredrica Tomas has an impish, almost sacro-sacked sense of humor – but unlike Alex “Runt” Currie painted stylings, Frederica’s linoleum cuts are more subtle and plucky with their humor. Take the first three images above , each is like 17th century pen and ink graphic with a twisting pun in contrast to the Runt’s bawdy …

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