Past Meetup

2nd THURSDAY WALK Art + Design + Food, West Queen West Thurs. July 11, 6 - 8PM

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Art + Design + Food on West Queen West
Thursday July 11, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Organized with West Queen West Business Improvement Area
Max. 50 RSVPs

SPONSORS Suzanne Manvell, Realtor, Royal LePage
RSVP via or; LATE? Call cell 416-453-3120


5:45 – 6:00 PM GATHER at MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART, 952 QSW Owned by City of Toronto.
6:00 – 6:25 VIEW Major new exhibition of early and late works by Louise Bourgeois. We’ll DISCUSS ART + LIFE of the French-born, NYC-based artist who achieved international success in her 70s and went on to make acclaimed works into her 90s! She made materially inventive, psychologically fraught works in all media but most memorably, large-scale, uncanny sculpture. ALSO SEE striking totemic sculptures created from upcycled detritus and very beautiful photos of these sculptures (drawings in space) by Canadian artist and rising star David Armstrong-Six

6:30 – 6:45 EDWARD DAY GALLERY, 952 QSW MEET Toronto artist Rebecca Last and LEARN about her long-time and profound connection to the Rice Lake, while we VIEW her lushly expressive, Turneresque landscapes emphasizing the horizon and atmospheric effects. Among other things, we'll discuss what "Turneresque" means....

6:55 – 7:20 PAUL PETRO CONTEMPORARY, 980 Queen West, east of Ossington. SEE Gary Evans Field and Stream semi-abstract landscape paintings, melding “fields” of paint and “streams” of consciousness. There are sections that resemble thought-bubbles with landscape vignettes as opposed to words, interesting take on perception most especially “the specific sensations of colour” ALSO SEE Bad Religion, group show including new works by Andre Ethier who art was once reviewed in the NY Times: as resembling “works of a self-taught, semi-talented high-school stoner steeped in heavy-metal music, fantasy novels and the visionary arts of the French Symbolists”. ALSO SEE EARLY WORKS on paper by Brad Philips including a drawing in which Karla Homolka is implicated.

7:20 – 7:45 STROLL to CARMEN CUCINA ESPANOLA, 922 QSW (east of Shaw
With curbside introductions to:
+ ATOMIC Mid-Century Furniture Lighting Art Objects 965 QSW
[time + weather permitting] ARTSCAPE BUILDING, 906 QSW. LEARN about Artscape, the exemplary non-profit organization that manages this artists’ live-work building, one of the nine or more arts buildings operated by Artscape in the GTA. The organization is dedicated to ensuring that a critical mass of artists remains in downtown Toronto, regardless of gentrification. SEE

7:45 – 8:00 CARMEN COCINA ESPANOLA, 922 QSW (east of Shaw)
Opened May 2013. Owned by the same folks who created Torito tapas bar in Kensington, including chef Luis Valenzuelas + the warm and hospitable Veronica Laudes, whom we’ll MEET. The main dining room is open to the kitchen and features paella (including a vegetarian version with roasted quinoa and vegetable mosaic) + tapas “traditionale” including battered eggplant w. pomegranate molasses, fried artichokes + sardines; also tapas “vanguardia” including compressed watermelon cubes with cured ham chips ; At the front is a cocktail bar with the tapas-heavy Menu Del Bar.

Complimentary food samples, TASTE Carmen’s unique fare, courtesy of our urbane + plugged-in sponsor, Royal LePage realtor Suzanne Manvell.

Some of us will stay on at CARMEN for more substantial fare + you’re invited!
Pay for your own food and drinks.

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