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REV 3rd THURS. Art+Design+Food, West Queen West Thurs April 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Art + Design + Food on West Queen West
Thursday April 18, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Organized with West Queen West Business Improvement Area
Max. 50 RSVPs

SPONSORS Suzanne Manvell, Realtor, Royal LePage [masked]
RSVP via or [masked]; LATE? Call cell[masked]


5:45 – 6:00 PM GATHER at EDWARD DAY GALLERY, 952 Queen St. W. (just west of Shaw).
Enter via courtyard bordered by wrought-iron fence.

6:00 – 6:20 VIEW + DISCUSS Abstract paintings by Nada Sesar-Raffay to learn about her practice, inspiration, artistic trajectory from her home in Croatia to her life in Canada this past several decades. WE will be attending her opening reception.

6:25 – 6:40 @ PAUL PETRO CONTEMPORARY. 980 QSW, just east of Ossington
VIEW + DISCUSS enchanting (and well-priced) paintings by Melanie Rocan, a younger artist from Manitoba whose tenderly melancholy, deployment of the floral motif creates a haunting ambiance that is as PP states, “equal parts grit and grace.” She is at the top of my list of exciting younger painters, a poet in paint. ALSO VIEW Dennis Day’s tongue-in-cheek, scene-of-the-crime video and still photos entitled It Never Really Happened.
ADVANCE PREP: Meet Melanie Rocan via YouTube as she gives a guided tour of her recent solo show at the Doris McCarthy Gallery in Scarborough, via

6:50 – 7:40 ELAINE FLECK GALLERY 888 QSW. VIEW Things Are Looking Up, oil and enamel “gravity” paintings of skyscrapers and urban environments by Amy Shackleton. Painted without brushes (yes gravity is a key factor), some of these paintings are meant to be viewed on the ceiling! + LEARN about Amy’s massive painting commission to document a number of Canada’s top new LEED-certified sustainable buildings + Elaine’s upcoming workshop on key things artists should know when approaching dealers, consultants and agents.

NOTE: There will be two groups rotating through the gallery as it is small. Betty Ann will deliver group A to gallery and do a walk-about of the neighborhood with Group B. Then after approx. 10 minutes, Group B will come back to Fleck Gallery and BAJ will escort Group A on Walkabout.

WALKABOUT INCLUDES: Carmen, Rue Pigalle; FAWN, Atomic, Magpie, Stuart Jackson Prints, Graven Feather/ Artscape and more.

[NEW VENUE] 7:45 – 8:00 PM NYOOD, 1096 QSW (at Dovercourt) Small plates for sharing, wonderfully hospitable restaurant which emphasizes fresh unadorned ingredients from world cuisines. There's also a nightclub by same name next door and up the stairs. All beautifully designed in contemporary/Canadiana/upcycled mode by Commute Home a talented Toronto design firm.

8:00 TOUR officially ENDS. [OPTIONAL] POST-TOUR FOOD + DRINK + DEBRIEF at NYOOD: Some of us will stay on at Nyood for more substantial fare. You’re invited! Pay for your own food and drinks

NEXT WQW BIA-Sponsored 2nd THURSDAY WALK May 9, 6 – 8 PM
RSVP via or Email Betty Ann >[masked]<

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  • Gerard

    Hi All. I really wanted to come but unfortunately got a notice that I moved from waiting list to confirmed at the last minute. I was in Newmarket. I hope I get confirmed earlier. Helps.

    April 19, 2013

  • Valerie R.

    Sorry just starting too early and thought it was closer to me. Have fun!

    April 18, 2013

  • Daniel A.

    I am sorry I am still on set and looks like I will not get wrapped in time I am so sorry .
    hope to make to next event daniel alvarado

    April 18, 2013

  • Sarah C.

    The date says Thursday April 11th, but then it says the 18th below; which date is correct?

    April 18, 2013

  • janet

    Hi I want to confirm it is April 18, not April 11 (as stated in the title of event). I am excited if I get to go on April 18 (3 days from now).

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my first art meetup. excited.

    April 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      sorry, my office schedule changed so i will have to cancel and hope to see you guys next time (month) :(

      April 11, 2013

  • Donna

    FYI - There is a weather warning for the city of Toronto for Thursday, expecting freezing rain and ice pellets.

    April 10, 2013

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