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FREE SEPTEMBER 2nd THURS WALK Art + Design+Food, Queen West, Sept. 12, 6-8 PM

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FREE SEPTEMBER* 2nd THURSDAY WALK
Art + Design + Food on West Queen West
Thursday September 12, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
**NB: THERE WILL BE NO AUGUST WALK OWING TO HOLIDAYS

Organized with West Queen West Business Improvement Area
Max. 50 RSVPs

SPONSORS Suzanne Manvell, Realtor, Royal LePage smanvell@trebnet.com
+ WQW BIA westqueenwest.ca
RSVP via Meetup.com or bajordan@sympatico.ca; LATE? Call cell 416-453-3120

ITINERARY

5:45 – 6:00 PM GATHER at YELLOWKORNER 654 Queen St. West (at Palmerston) Photo-gallery is based in Paris with 32 outlets world wide including in NYC, Berlin, Barcelona, Montreal and Casablanca. There are two branches in Toronto, one on West Queen West (opened in May) and the which opened in August 2012 at the Shops at Don Mills. The gallery specializes in striking limited-edition art photography by emerging and mid-career international artists, selling prints in several sizes, pre-mounted, so framing is not necessary.

6:00 – 6:25 @ YELLOWKORNER SEE photos of Tibet by Matthieu Ricard, a former monk turned art photographer and translator for the Dalai Lama, plus works of travel and fashion photography by talented young European artists + LEARN about the YellowKorner philosophy from manager Jelena Jankovic + owner Blair Trudell

6:25 – 6:40 GALLERY CATALYST, 666 QSW. Another new addition to West Queen, founded by Brian Liss, who established the Liss Gallery in Yorkville. MEET BRIAN and learn about the gallery’s focus on affordable original and limited-edition art works scaled for today’s scaled-down urban dwellings.

6:45 – 7:00 GEORGIA SCHERMAN GALLERY, 133 Tecumseth. MEET the artist Fraser Stables at the OPENING of his Bestiary works in various media. Also MEET the CURATOR Gavin Morrison to DISCUSS his themed group exhibition (theme TBA).

7:05 – 7:20 SUSAN HOBBS GALLERY, 137 Tecumseth. OPENING + MEET Kevin Yates, to DISCUSS the the Washington-state-based artist’s enigmatic miniature dioramas and sculptures, often exquisitely rendered with astonishing verisimilitude in painted wood. Watch where you step, they are sometimes on the floor!

7:25 – 7:45 STROLL to CARMEN CUCINA ESPANOLA, 922 QSW (east of Shaw

POINT OUT: Two new restaurants which we’ll be visiting later this fall…
-SUD FORNO A NEW restaurant, 716 second floor.
-DESTINGO Contemporary Italian Kitchen, 741 QSW. NEW restaurant with nice outdoor patio, just west of Tecumseth.

7:45 – 8:00 CARMEN COCINA ESPANOLA, 922 QSW (east of Shaw) http://carmensayz.com/
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.

8:00 TOUR officially ENDS. [OPTIONAL] POST-TOUR FOOD + DRINK + DEBRIEF at CARMEN
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 October 10 – 8 PM
RSVP via Meetup.com or Email Betty Ann >bajordan@sympatico.ca<