FREE 1st THURSDAY Art + Design + Food on West Queen West
December 6, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Organized with West Queen West Business Improvement Area
Max. 45 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 PARI NADIMI GALLERY, 254 Niagara St. (just south of Queen West in a standalone building with steps up.
6:00 – 6:20 PM VIEW + DISCUSS remarkable installation by Jarod Charzewski of life-sized soldiers and landscape elements carved from hundreds of books about war, plus smaller life-like sculpted polychrome heads quirky and idiosyncratic as character actors. MEET Sarah.
6:20 – 6:35 WALK TO MAGIC PONY, 680 QSW (between Euclid + Palmerston)
6:35- 6:50 @ MAGIC PONY Kozyndan are a couple based in Los Angeles. Their Breaking Circles, Breaking Light show features playful and celebratory works on paper inspired by their mystical experience of a rainbow over the ocean in Hawaii and their “delight in the beauty, form, and presence of the animals we live amongst + the myths we’ve formulated about them” NB. Great affordable artists-books + other fun gifts in the adjacent shop
7:00 - 7:20 @ TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES, 709 QSW. Meaningful gifts anyone? MEET Laura, store manager, to learn about the organization’s 60 years of selling and promoting (also enabling and commissioning) lovely and useful fair trade handcrafted objects, including jewellery, gifts, rugs, bags, foodstuffs, from cottage-industry collectives in places like India, Nicaragua, Palestine, Nepal. Check out ONLINE SHOPPING + online stories and links to specific world groups who benefit from 1,000 Village’s support. (Yes, we visited last year and it was inspiring)
7:25 – 7:40 A2ZANE, 753 QSW Extend the life of a well-loved coat with a new scarf or handbag. MEET Zane Aburaneh, the debonaire owner of this super accessories boutique specializing in women’s and unisex bags, socks, scarves, watches. Zane is a fashion-world denizen, being the former, long-time handbag buyer for Holt Renfrew, with fine Canadian and international lines.
TBC: 7:45 – 8:00 RAQ n’ WAQ, 739 QSW, 2nd floor, (two doors west of Tecumseth) Resto-lounge with pool tables, dance floor and fire places. Warm and cosy. ***SAMPLE HORS-D’OEUVRES underwritten by our wonderful sponsor Suzanne Manvell, Royal LePage.!!
Yeah, let’s dance...
8:00 PM Onwards [OPTIONAL] POST-TOUR FOOD + DRINK + DEBRIEF @ RAQ n’ WAQ
You’re invited! Pay for your own food and drinks and let’s shoot pool
NEXT WQW BIA-Sponsored 1st THURSDAY WALK January 3, 6 – 8 PM
RSVP via Meetup.com or Email Betty Ann >[masked]<