Wednesday, 1 April 2015

WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAY

BY: CAMERON CRAWLEY

Well everyone this is it: today marks my final What's Happening Wednesday post for Musings. You have my permission to grab a box of kleenex and lament the fact that your life no longer has purpose, it's really the only appropriate thing to do. However before we lower the MMSt flag to half mast and have a bugler play the Last Post, let's do one final roundup of what you can do this week in Toronto's museums and art galleries shall we?

First up, happening today (April 1st) at the AGO is Back and Forth, an event that requires some audience participation. Everyone is invited to come and play ping pong at the tables set up in Walker Court and enjoy some of the free chips and drinks. However, there is one caveat; if you want to play ping pong you have to be willing to engage in a conversation of your choosing with a group of artists present at the event.

Two cats play ping pong while another watches
Also this is legitimately how the AGO is promoting the event.
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The event runs from 6-8pm and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Perhaps even more importantly, it's free. This seems like it might be a fun little event for people to unwind, especially as it is crunch time for many of us students.

Next up, on Thursday April 2nd, we have the opening reception for Youth are Revolting at the Gladstone Hotel. The show features works from student artists at the Oasis Skateboard Factory, and involves custom designed skateboards. The purpose of the show is to raise money for the artists to travel with their work to New York, so you can feel good about supporting your fellow starving artist stereotypes/friends.

Advertisement for an exhibition called Youth are Revolting
Revolting is perhaps too strong a word...unpleasant perhaps?
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The event runs from 7-10pm in the 2nd floor gallery. The opening also involves a silent auction to raise the funds for the trip to NY, so if you are so inclined you can go home with a custom-designed skateboard of your choosing. Further details about the show can be found here.

Finally, on Monday April 6th, there is the opening reception and awards ceremony for the Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition at the U of T Art Centre (UTAC). The exhibition is meant to showcase some of the best student artistic talent at U of T, and has been curated by some of your esteemed colleagues at the iSchool; i'm sure they would appreciate the support. The event itself runs from 5-7pm, with the award ceremony beginning at 5:30. Also, because it is a classy event, an RSVP is required and can be sent to ovps@utoronto.ca.

Thank you so much to all of you who have steadfastly read this column over the past few months, your support means a lot to both myself and the Musings team. Whether you are reading from here in Toronto, or perhaps a small village in rural England, I hope you have had as much fun as I have. Keep visiting museums and never stop being curious!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for your wonderful posts, Cameron. Also, thank-you Katya for always reading and for your support!

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  2. Thank you for your wonderful, always-entertaining spin on What's Happening Wednesdays, Cameron. You will be sorely missed! Best of luck in your future endeavors, and I hope you're always able to bring a bit of humour to whatever you do!

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