Wednesday, 2 April 2014

WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAYS: APRIL 3rd -APRIL 10th

This week, I would like you to remind you again of two lovely Exhibition Projects with openings this week.  If you need incentive (which I am sure you don't) both events will be serving "adult" libations. And again, please check out the interactive map!


HUZZA FOR FREEDOM! OPENING EVENT
Where: Parliament Interpretive Centre, 265 Front St. E.
When: April 2nd, 6:30PM (Exhibit runs until September)
Who: Keely Bland, Oriana Duinker, Kristie Nairn, and Hilary Walker
What: Huzza for Freedom! will show a selection of American and British cartoons that reflect the political climate during the War of 1812. The interpretive themes explore how political cartoons were used for spreading news, ridiculing and dehumanizing the enemy, and critiquing internal politics. Interacting with these images was a way for individuals from both nations to exercise their democratic freedoms, as cartoonists and viewers. The tradition of graphic satire continues to this day, and contemporary cartoons reflect upon how modern Canadians commemorate the War of 1812.

https://www.facebook.com/events/224321314442378/ 

SCIENCE IN COLOUR! EXPLORING A HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO OPENING EVENT
Where: Third Floor, Victoria College, 73 Queen's Park Crescent
When: April 4th, 7PM-9PM (Runs until February 2015)
Who: Cheryl Copson, Alex McClintock, Ariel Pomerance, and Sarah Silvestri
What: “Science in Colour” shines light on the history of scientific study pertaining to colour at the University of Toronto. This exhibition brings together equipment and research from multiple disciplines to show how University of Toronto researchers have studied colour and the way we perceive it. The exhibit also explores how colour has been used as a tool to better understand our universe and illuminate the invisible in our world.

https://www.facebook.com/events/732089686822253/

And when you aren't busy attending student openings, maybe check out these cool things?

COACH HOUSE BOOKS SPRING 2014 LAUNCH
Where: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.
When: April 3rd, 8:00PM-12:00AM
What: For all of you bibliophiles out there, check out these "fresh prints" and readings by authors Andr√© Alexis, Sina Queyras, Brecken Hancock, Jen Currin, √Člise Turcotte and Harry Karlinsky.

https://www.facebook.com/events/230736450447736

FRANCIS BACON AND HENRY MOORE: TERROR AND BEAUTY
Where: AGO
When: April 5 - July 20
What: Brought to you by the AGO, Ashmoleon Museum and Oxford University (can you say dream team?) this exhibit will feature over 130 works by British artist Francis Bacon and Henry Moore exploring the way each took a unique approach to art in times of turmoil.

http://www.ago.net/francis-bacon-and-henry-moore

OLD BOOK AND PAPER SHOW
Where: Artscape Wynchwood Barns, 601 Christie St.
When: April 6, 10:00AM-4:00PM
What:  This one should be on the bucket list of all Toronto book and antique lovers.  A gigantic accumulation of all things old and paper-y!  

http://www.blogto.com/events/old-book-and-paper-show/

2 comments:

  1. Thanks to all who came out to "Huzza for Freedom!" last night - the opening was a huge success! We hope you enjoyed these very informative and silly cartoons and the space of the Parliament interpretive centre. If you couldn't make it, the exhibition will be up all summer until September 1st, so get on down to see it!

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    1. Such an impressive, engaging, and professional exhibition -- congratulations to you, Oriana, and everyone else involved in its production! I recommend that all blog readers should go down to the Parliament Interpretive Centre and check it out this summer.

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