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 ([masked])
RSVP via Meetup.com or [masked] ; LATE? Call cell[masked]
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]<