Friday, October 7, 2011

Art adventure

IMG_6836.jpg 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.

Happy Thanksgiving!!
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