Monday, July 04, 2016

Exhibits: That's So Gay & 10x10 Photography Project Returns To Gladstone Hotel!

That's So Gay: Come Together & 10x10 Photography Project Exhibition Review

Gladstone Hotel once again hosts their two annual LGBTQ themed art exhibitions - That's So Gay and 10x10 Photography Project, which run throughout Pride Toronto celebrations. And once again, both exhibits have impressed me with their unique and beautiful artwork.

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10x10 Photography Project: Taken by Richard Rhyme
Every year, That's So Gay "explores themes around sexuality, gender and identity as they intersect with experiences of race, disability, class and multiple identities". This year's theme 'Come Together' refers to many things: the multiple atrocities against the LGBTTI2QQ communities, the rise of activism, and the need for artists to creatively band together and help further the engagement and activism.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Exhibit: Exploring the World of Tattoos at The ROM!

ROM's Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art. Exhibition Review

Much to my parent's dismay, I have had a love affair with tattoos ever since I was a child. I've always wanted one and got my first tattoo at 16 years old, when not many girls had tattoos. It was a cherub on the inside of my left ankle and I got it done in a friend of a friend's basement. It turned out much larger than I initially thought it would be and hid it from my parents for as long as I could, until summer came and there was no hiding it anymore. My parents were of course angry, but accepted it and were much cooler than I thought they would be. Since then I got inked six more times (more if I could afford it:), but I still love my first one. So when I first heard about the Tattoos exhibit at the ROM, I was so excited to learn more about this world I entered naively at the tender age of 16 and couldn't wait to visit it.

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I finally got chance to visit the exhibit recently and I absolutely loved it.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Happening Weekend: Toronto Opens Its Doors!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for May 27 - 29, 2016

We finally have a hot weekend in our future and I for one am going to get out enjoy it. There are plenty of fun events happening around Toronto, including one of my favourite annual events - Doors Open!

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Here are my top picks for fabulous events and happenings in Toronto this weekend:

Friday, May 20, 2016

Happening Weekend: Summer Has Unofficially Arrived!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for Victoria Day Long Weekend 2016

It's finally here - Victoria Day Long Weekend! Even though the official first day of summer isn't until June, the long weekend in May is the 'unofficial' start to summer in Toronto and the rest of Canada. People cram into their cars for a traffic packed drive to cottages or jam onto an available patio that has any sun shining on it. And there are plenty of fabulous events happening across Toronto to help you celebrate not only the long weekend, but the unofficial start of the summer season!

Victoria Day Firwroks, happening weekend
Here are my top picks for amazing events and happenings in Toronto this long weekend:

Monday, May 16, 2016

Exhibit: Extraordinary Everyday by Jake Sherman!

CONTACT Photography Festival: I'm New Here by Jake Sherman Exhibition Review

I love the month of May in Toronto. Not only does the weather (usually) become warmer but festivals both large and small start popping up all over the city, including the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, which runs for the whole month of May! I try to go several CONTACT exhibits every year and 2016 is no exception.

I'm New Here by Jake Sherman, Scotiabank Photography Festival Exhibit at Nuvango Gallery in Toronto, Photo, Photographer, Culture, Art, Artmatters, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps, Ossington
A few weeks ago I was privileged to attend the opening reception of Toronto photographer Jake Sherman's photography exhibit, I'm New Here, at the new Nuvango Gallery on Queen Street West.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Happening Weekend: Art, Booze & Dogs!

Toronto Weekend Events Listing for May 13 - 15, 2016

Yay! It's finally the weekend, and I for one am excited. Now that the weather has been getting warmer, the amount of amazing events happening around the city has grown and are going outside.

Photo by Jake Sherman, CONTACT Photography Festival, Nuvango Gallery, Toronto, Culture, Photography, Art, Artmatters, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps
Photo by Jake Sherman from CONTACT Exhibit at Nuvango Gallery
Here are my top picks for fabulous events and happenings in Toronto this weekend:

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