FREE October 2nd THURSDAY WALK
Art + Design + Food on West Queen West www.WQW.TO
Thursday October[masked], 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Organized with West Queen West Business Improvement Area; Max. 50 RSVPs
SPONSORS Suzanne Manvell, Realtor, Royal LePage [masked]
+ WQW BIA westqueenwest.ca
RSVP via Meetup.com or[masked]; LATE? Call cell[masked]
5:45 – 6:00 PM GATHER at MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART 952 QSW (at Shaw; at back of courtyard accessed via wrought-iron fence.
6:00 – 6:25 @ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART VIEW David Cronenberg: Transformation, as six artists of international repute reflect Cronenberg’s preoccupation with technology’s more invidious impacts on the human body and spirit: Candice Breitz, Marcel Dzama, Laurel Woodcock. Also SEE BMO First Art awards exhibition of prize-winning graduate artists from every province and territory, strong on sculpture. + MURAL in COURTYARD P.M.A. (Positive Mental Attitude by Brooklyn-based Maya Hayuk
[THROUGH WINDOW] EDWARD DAY GALLERY, 952 QSW Large and lovely commercial gallery, with intimate viewing room at the front. VIEW Inside Insight survey of past 21 years of gallery*, with works by Frederico Lopez Castro, Leonard Brooks, Tomoyo Ihaya.
[THROUGH WINDOW] CLINT ROENISCH GALLERY, 950 QSW Very smartly curated contemporary commercial gallery: Resiste: Sylvain Bouthillette; boldly graphic paintings bearing in-your-face slogans evoke the “wrathful compassion that destroys every obstacle, neurosis and fear on the path to self-awareness.”
[PICK ONE OF THESE 2 OPTIONS; GALLERIES ARE SMALL]
6:30 – 6:45 ELAINE FLECK, 666 QSW Champions boldly graphic painters and photographers who gravitate towards urban subject matter and unusual techniques. SEE Organic abstracts by Harrison Taylor made using forces of nature + large scale monochrome oil paintings of city scenes executed in deep-three-point perspective by Toronto newcomer Rhiana Sneyd + Erin Rothstein works
[OPTIONAL] 6:30 – 6:45 ATOMIC Mid-Century Furniture Lighting Art Objects 965 QSW
6:45 – 7:05 STUART JACKSON FINE JAPANESE PRINTS 882 QSW [don’t miss large back gallery] After more than 38 years in the Yorkville area, the Stuart Jackson Gallery relocated to WQW in January 2013. Ukiyo-e, meaning 'pictures of the floating world', was the most popular art form of 17th -19th century Japan. 'Ukiyo' was a Buddhist term referring to the melancholy transience of life. The concept was punningly altered to mean the fleeting pleasures of everyday life. Ukiyo-e depicted these pleasures, primarily through the medium of woodblock prints.
7:10 – 7:15 IN TRINITY BELLWOODS PARK:
[ANNOUNCE + POINT OUT] WQW BIA has installed art on the concrete planters at several spots along the strip. CP24 made this feature story during last week of Sept. See www.WQW.TO for link.
[ANNOUNCE] NEW WQW WEBSITE WITH deals and links.
7:20 – 7:35 PARI NADIMI GALLERY 254 Niagara Street, (runs south of Queen, one block east of Walnut) VIEW George LeGrady’s lenticular images shift to reveal alternate pics as you pass by); based on his Middle-Eastern journey of self-discovery; + Elle Kurancid muses on convenience and inconvenience in her redesign of the 7-Eleven logo + Ash Moniz uses plaster bandages to support and stabilize the ruins of condemned buildings throughout the city of Nanjing, China. MEET several artists TBA
7:45 – 8:00 DESTINGO Contemporary Italian Kitchen, 741 QSW. (just west of Tecumseth) NEW restaurant with nice outdoor patio. With any luck, we’ll be enjoying that patio!
Complimentary food samples, TASTE Destingo’s fare, courtesy of our urbane + plugged-in sponsor, Royal LePage realtor Suzanne Manvell.
8:00 TOUR officially ENDS. [OPTIONAL] POST-TOUR FOOD + DRINK + DEBRIEF at DESTINGO
Some of us will stay on at DESTINGO for more substantial fare + you’re invited! At your own expense.
NEXT WQW BIA-Sponsored 2nd THURSDAY WALK November 14 – 8 PM; RSVP via Meetup.com or Email Betty Ann >[masked]<