Wednesday, February 20, 2008

mid week madness in flames

I woke up this morning to news of the Queen and Bathurst neighbourhood in Toronto in flames. TTC stoppages and street closures. I first thought of MADE's Radiant Dark exhibition at the Burroughs Building 639 Queen Street West ( at Bathurst) which is supposed to open this evening and run for the next week. At this point the fire which is half a block east is still burning.

find out what is happening

In the meantime e-mail keeps coming in

for instance tonight in Toronto:

at the Textile Museum 55 Centre Avenue there is a lecture at 6:30 by Buseje Bailey

Buseje Bailey is an artist and lecturer/instructor, and will give a talk on the retention of African elements in Diasporic art.

Members $8, Non-members $10, Full-time students Pay-What-You-Can. Tickets may be purchased at the TMC's front desk. Please arrive early, seating is limited.

Or if you are into Design and if you have RSVP in time, you could go hear Umbra's new Design Director Matt Carr talk about there new 2008 product line up at their Umbra Concept Store 165 John Street, Toronto 416.599.0088 at Queen and John

Tomorrow, Thursday Feb 21 is the opening night Party for the IDS08 down at the exhibition grounds Direct Energy Centre you can click here to see the e-vite animation
which is sort of pretty, but if you can't get to the party you should get down to the show at some point over the weekend.

If you are wondering around Toronto this weekend you might notice some IDS08 window displays which you can vote on. ( one of which is One Majic Ponys)

Also on Thursday if your not at the IDS party drop by One Majic Pony at 694 Queen Street West Toronto, ON for there "Dunny" trading Party

Direct from France, The new 3-inch mini series appears worldwide on February 21st, featuring collaborators Superdeux, Genevieve Gauckler, 123Klan, SupaKitch, Easy Hey, Tilt, Mist, Der, Tizieu, Ajee, Doze X Secretlab, Nasty, Jack Usine, Koralie, Onde X Trbdsgn, Koa, Oktus the Woodboy and Skwak. Thursday, February 21st from 6-9pm for the first release of the French Series and a Dunny Trading Party of international proportions. Be the first to get your hands on this highly anticipated series and swap with the other dunny collectors to get the full set.Full sealed cases will be available, along with special giveaways and prizes... so come on and GET FRENCHED!

There are always things to do and see.

VESNA SONTSE GROUP EXHIBITION which is part of Come Up to My Room at the Gladstone is another One Majic Pony event and an ode to Ukrainian traditions celebrated through contemporary craft. Artists Beci Orpin, Caroline Hwang, Coe&Waito, Elizabeth Ullrich, Julie Moon, Melinda Josie, Matthew Feyld, Nathan Jurevicius, Noel Middleton, Sally McCubbin and Tania Sanhueza contribute oblations honoring the solstice.

FEB 22 - MARCH 20, 2008 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 23rd, 2008
7-10pm @ The Gladstone Hotel and then continues at the store until March 20th
MAGIC PONY, 694 Queen St W, Toronto On Canada M6J 1E7, 416.861.1684

Things to look for in the next few months

the ONE OF A KIND Spring show in Toronto is March 20 - 24, the Vancouver show and the new Chicago and New York shows are looking for participants check out the Main web site and search for information you need

submissions forms for Fibreworks 2008 at the Cambridge Galleries are currently being put together and will be available by the end of April

Ontario Craft Council Show Formerly The Moose Show
Presented by the Ontario Craft Council and held at the Barbara Frum Atrium in the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Toronto, the Ontario Craft Council Show brings together 61 leading caftspeople to showcase the best in contemporary Canadian Craft.

The Ontario Crafts Council is committed to helping craftspeople grow their business and to increasing public recognition for craft, the establishment of this show furthers this mission. The Ontario Craft Council Show was created in response to requests from OCC members and as such is designed to be as friendly to exhibitors as it is to buyers. We understand the financial pressures craftspeople face and that is why we offer Crafts Professional Members a 10% discount on booths at the show.

Application Deadline: 5 pm, April 28, 2008, Show Location: Canadian Broadcasting Centre,
Barbara Frum Atrium, 250 Front St. West, Toronto, ON, M6W 1E6, Show Dates: November 13, 14 & 15, 2008

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