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FREE 2nd THURSDAY Art + Design + Food on West Queen Jan. 10 2013, 6:00-8:00 PM

FREE 2nd THURSDAY WALK

Art + Design + Food on West Queen West

***NB: This month it’s the 2nd Thursday!***

January 10, 2013, 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]

ITINERARY

5:45 – 6:00 PM GATHER at GLADSTONE HOTEL GALLERY, 2nd floor events space, 1214 QSW at Gladstone (just east of Dufferin, streetcar stop at Gladstone).

6:00 – 6:20 @ Gladstone, 2nd floor: PREVIEW Double Vision, a show of original posters by Matt and Grant McCracken + MEET the siblings behind Doublenaut design. Local heroes (their studio founded in 2004 is now at 132 Ossington), the design duo is well-known for its band + live music posters for clients including Live Nation, Polaris, Penguin. PUBLIC OPENING 7 PM tonight.

6:20 – 6:50 @ Gladstone 3rd +4th Floor Galleries: VIEW + DISCUSS Hard Twist exhibition, an annual juried show of tantalizingly tactile works by Canadian artists who work with textiles, or textile-related motifs or techniques. Don’t miss the wall-hanging that’s wired for sound and the hooked rug evoking the losses of Alzheimer’s entitled “I Think I Used to Know You.”

6:55 – 7:00 WALK TO AKAU INC, 1186 QSW (rear) (just north of Queen, low industrial building)

7:00- 7:30 @ AKAU Inc. MEET art collector and art-framer extraordinaire Fernanda Faria and VIEW selections from her excellent collection of art by some of Toronto’s best-known artists, many of whom, along with their dealers, have been her clients. Fernanda has a great eye for talent and quality and will share stories about the works she presents in a rotating exhibition on her high-ceilinged studio’s walls.

7:30- 7:45 LOCAL LORE + WINDOW SHOPPING: Betty Ann shares local history and points out key venues for art, design, shopping and food including InAbstracto mid-century modern and Verso, the studio of Julie Jenkinson in the back-garden, in the shed. Also see Brodawaka shoes; our ultimate destination is

back at GLADSTONE HOTEL, 1214 QSW, Melody Bar

7:45 – 8:00 @ GLADSTONE HOTEL, 1214 QSW SAMPLE complimentary appetizer-style dish TBA courtesy of our wonderful sponsor, realtor and area resident Suzanne Manvell. Menu is intriguing under leadership of newish chef HEAR live music in the Melody Bar

8:00 PM Onwards [OPTIONAL] POST-TOUR FOOD + DRINK + DEBRIEF @ GLADSTONE

You’re invited! Pay for your own food and drinks

NEXT WQW BIA-Sponsored 2nd THURSDAY WALK February 14, 6 – 8 PM

RSVP via Meetup.com or Email Betty Ann >[masked]<

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  • JC

    Get well Betty Ann!

    January 10, 2013

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