REVISED*/FREE 2nd THURSDAY WALK
*we are staying on at Gladstone Hotel for post-tour food + drink + live music
Art + Design + Food on West Queen West
Thursday May 9, 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]
5:45 – 6:00 PM GATHER at MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART, 952 Queen St. W. (just west of Shaw). Enter via courtyard bordered by wrought-iron fence.
COME EARLY IF YOU CAN AS THERE IS A LOT TO SEE. Contact photo shows include: Archive of Modern Conflict: Collected Shadows, 200 historic + contemporary vernacular photos from around world linked to themes of the elements, divinity, astrology + flight. UK + Can. organization AMC publishes books, rescues photo albums, curates evocative shows; also Michael Snow: The Viewing of 6 New Works interactive installation of shifting colour-forms based on six MP3 videos by Canada’s greatest art innovator + COURTYARD MURAL by Alit Azoulay, photos of scavenged detritus from demolished mid-century Tel Aviv buildings. MoCCA’s
6:00 – 6:25 VIEW + DISCUSS 3 superb Contact photography shows at MoCCA
6:30 – 6:50 PROPELLER CENTRE FOR VISUAL ARTS 984 QSW MEET several of the artists and Propeller curator to learn more about Contact group show of photoworks artists including large text-based “neon” grid by Gary Macleod + solo show by A. D. Dodd. N
[Point out] 6:55 WORKMAN ARTS SHOW 1001 QSW. [in grey construction portable]. Here is Where, four photographers respond to the changing site of Centre for Addiction and Mental Health including 3-D sculpted photo-based portraits
7:00 – 7:15 WALK TO GLADSTONE HOTEL, EN ROUTE street-side discussion of shows at
[POINT OUT] STEPHEN BULGER GALLERY, 1026 Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders [masked]) b + w photos chronicling American mid-west motorcycle counterculture by influential documentarian. Also a book.
KATHARINE MULHERIN CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS, 1086 QSW . Mike Bayne, tiny exquisite oils of mostly Kingston Ontario vernacular architecture or street scenes executed with jaw-dropping finesse.
ERIN STUMP PROJECTS 1088 QSW Wry, darkly humorous photos + sculptures re people with bad teeth by Robyn Cumming
7:20 – 7:45 GLADSTONE HOTEL, 1214 QSW (at Gladstone, before Dufferin) VIEW 2nd floor gallery, Jonathan Hobin: In The Playroom provocative photos of re-enactments of disturbing current events by children + 3rd + 4th floors Maclean’: Face to Face photo portraits from 108-year-old Canadian newsmagazine, people famous and not by photographers including Karsh + Art Bar, Queer Portraits by JJ Levine of friends in Montreal LBGTQ community at home.
[NEW] 7:45 – 8:00 PM GLADSTONE HOTEL, 1165 QSW. Complimentary food samples, 2nd floor events space. FOOD courtesy of our urbane + plugged-in sponsor, Royal LePage realtor Suzanne Manvell.
8:00 TOUR officially ENDS. [OPTIONAL] POST-TOUR FOOD + DRINK + DEBRIEF at GLADSTONE HOTEL. Some of us will stay on at GLADSTONE in the MELODY BAR for more substantial fare. You’re invited! Pay for your own food and drinks. Live music at 9:30 PM
NEXT WQW BIA-Sponsored 2nd THURSDAY WALK June 13, 6 – 8 PM
RSVP via Meetup.com or Email Betty Ann >[masked]<