This is one of the fun experiences last night at a Toronto Arts and Cultured meetup - the 1st Thursday Art and Design plus Food on West Queen West. This was the exhibition at the Edward Day Gallery - - part of the ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival - media artist Edward Lewis created numerous touch screen installations involving words and poetry...addictive.
We also visited the Museum of Contemporary Art -with a thought provoking show called " Patria O Libertad - On Patriotism, Immigration and Populism" - various video installations - particularly liked the German artist who painted her country's flag on the wall - and was dressed to match - at the end blending into the wall - an interesting statement. Also "Double Bubble" - the artist posing as a widow and uttering quotes from both sides during the war in Bosnia. Chilling.
For satiation we also visited "Nadege" for a complimentary macaron for which they are justifiably famous...the display cases themselves are works of art.
We then visited Gaspard - a new clothing store at 913 Queen Street West, operated by Jennifer Halchuk and Richard Lyle who create the clothing line "Mercy" - they hope to bring a European silhouette and mindset to Queen - more loose, less structured, less tight....
We also learned a bit about my neighbourhood - delightful - I can't wait for next month.
Readers, I have vowed I need to get on track - too much sugar and fat - going to start a Raw Food Cleanse as of next week...I don't need to worry about the turkey part, ha ha.