While June seems to be a month of festivals, we’ve chosen a few events that have a very limited engagement, including Doors Open Toronto, where our own Eugen Sakhnenko will be giving a talk. Anyone in the Boston area should definitely check out the Flash Forward festival, and if you’re sticking around Toronto, be sure to take advantage of the last few days of the Contact Photography Festival…. here’s hoping the weather stays clear!
Doc Now Festival
Artists: Scott Humphries, Paula John, Marco Avolio, Maja Zonic, and more
Runs: May 11 – June 25
Description Free media arts festival showcasing the work of graduating students from the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Documentary Media program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. All exhibitions and screenings are free and open to the public.
Event link: http://docnow.ca/
Flash Forward Festival Boston
Runs: June 2-5, 2011
Location: Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston
Description: A carefully developed program of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and receptions showcasing contemporary photography by emerging artists.
Event Link: http://www.flashforwardfestival.com/
Doors Open Toronto: Ask a Photographer
Runs: Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29
Description: Expert photographers will be at strategic Doors Open Toronto venues. They will be on hand to talk about their work, offer their advice on architectural photography and much more. Look out for their badges and get into a conversation.
Event Link: http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen
Abstract Expressionist New York at AGO
Artists: Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Lee Krasner and more
Runs: May 28 – Sept 4, 2011
Gallery: Art Gallery of Ontario – 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Description: Every Sunday, speakers from the world of art and beyond offer their responses to the current exhibitions, drawing provocative connections between the programs and broader cultural and intellectual debates.
Event Link: http://www.ago.net/abstract-expressionist-new-york
Hanged + Drawn
Artists: Nicholas Di Genova, Amanda Needham, Tristram Lansdowne, Luke Painter, and more.
Runs: May 25 – June 19, 2011
Gallery: LE Gallery – 1183 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Description: A group exhibition of drawing, printmaking, and graphic work.
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