Thursday, June 26, 2014

Event: A Pink Night of Art at World Pride Toronto!

Nuit Rose Culture + Art Event Review

Heya! Last Saturday I participated in the Nuit Rose art crawl presented as a part of the World Pride Toronto event. I was very excited to visit the many art projects and installations and see how World Pride Toronto can produce their own Nuit Blanche type event. I asked a friend to join me and we started the crawl at 519 Church Street downtown Toronto.

Nuit Rose Art Event, Illuminalty, by, Shawn Dall, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, lightoxes, artmatters, LGBT
Illuminality by Shawn Dall
Nuit Rose, Art, Event, The Balloon Room, Sly Maria,World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, lightoxes, artmatters, LGBT
The Balloon Room by Sly Maria
Nuit Rose Art Event,Harlequin Bromace, Patrick Lightheart, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture, lifestyle, gay, lesbian, lightoxes, artmatters, LGBT
Harlequin Bromance by Patrick Lightheart
The first thing I noticed was the program and map for the night was not very organized, it was hard to find some of the exhibits on the map. And when we finally found where the exhibits were supposed to be, they were not there. Several of the exhibits I just gave up on trying to find. Also, some of the start times for some of the exhibits were later than the start time for the Nuit Rose event, which was inconvenient since we wanted to catch the free art bus across downtown to some of the other exhibits.

Nuit Rose Art Event, Expert Nailz, Humboldt Magnussen, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture, art, event,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, lightoxes, artmatters, LGBT, manicure, watermelon, nails,nailpolish, performance
Getting my nails done at Expert Art Nailz by Humboldt Magnussen
  Nuit Rose Art Event, Expert Nailz, Humboldt Magnussen, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture, art, event,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, lightoxes, artmatters, LGBT, manicure, watermelon, nails,nailpolish, performance

Nuit Rose Art Event: Bus ride, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,Expert Nailz, Humboldt Magnussen, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture, art, event,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, artmatters, LGBT, performance, nuns, dragqueens
The Toronto Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
 Nuit Rose Art Event: Bus ride, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture, art, event,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, artmatters, LGBT, performance, nuns, dragqueens

Nuit Rose Art Event, Mad Queer Brain, Workman Arts, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture, art, event,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, artmatters, LGBT, performance, nuns, dragqueens
Mad Queer Brain by Workman Arts
 Regardless of some of these negatives, I found the night to be a very positive experience and an excellent effort from the organizers to present a complicated free event for the first time. During the night, I got to view some amazing artwork, played in a small balloon room, laughed with mind reading drag queens, talked to a watermelon while he gave me a manicure, walked through a mad queer brain, and enjoyed a surreal bus ride through downtown singing altered hymns with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. I really enjoyed learning about the sisters and their Toronto mission and charity work. Overall it was a fabulous night! I hope Pride Toronto continues with this free event for years to come!

Nuit Rose Art Event, Speaking Out: Queer Youth in Focus, by, Rachelle Lee Smith, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture, art, event,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, artmatters, LGBT, performance, nuns, dragqueens
Speaking Out: Queer Youth in Focus by Rachelle Lee Smith
Nuit Rose Art Event, Speaking Out: Queer Youth in Focus, by, Rachelle Lee Smith, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture, art, event,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, artmatters, LGBT, performance, nuns, dragqueens
Mandy from Speaking Out: Queer Youth in Focus by Rachelle Lee Smith
Nuit Rose Art Event, Riotous, 2014,Erin Finley, Heather Saunders, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture, art, event,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, artmatters, LGBT, performance, nuns, dragqueens
Riotous by Erin Finley and Heather Saunders, 2014
Nuit Rose Art Event: What Forbidden Fruit and Con-Tempt by Joseph Muscat, 2014, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture, art, event,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, artmatters, LGBT, performance, nuns, dragqueens
L: What Forbidden Fruit?, 2014 by Joseph Muscat R: Con-Tempt, 2014 by Joseph Muscat
Nuit Rose Art Event: Video Imagery on Gladstone Hotel by Roxanne Luchak, World Pride, Toronto, Melanie_Ps, The Purple Scarf, Ontario, Canada, culture, art, event,lifestyle, gay, lesbian, artmatters, LGBT, performance, nuns, dragqueens
Video Imagery on Gladstone Hotel by Roxanne Luchak
P.s!: If you didn't get a chance to participate in Nuit Rose, some of the exhibits are still open to the public for a few weeks! Please check their website for more details. 


P.s,
Melanie!

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