Of course Toronto’s big event this month is Nuit Blanche, the all-night arts festival. But there are lots of other great things going on as well. If you’re a photo nerd (or just someone who’s always wanted to own a daguerreotype), I highly recommend the Photo Historical Society’s fall fair. I found this guy last year, and photo-treasures abound. Let us know what you’ll be checking out this October.
Runs:1 October, 2011 | All night: from6:59pm until sunrise
Location: Toronto (From Lansdowne to Parliament, and St.Clair to the Lakeshore)
Description: “Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places. From a streetcar, alleyways and storefronts to churches, ponds and parks, choose from more than 130 destinations and chart your own path. One night only. All night long.”
VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION FALL 2011
Runs: 1 October – 31 December, 2011 | Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 2011 | 6-10pm
Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Description: Seven different exhibitions open on the same night in Harbourfront’s public art spaces.
Artist: Beth Stewart
Runs: 6 October – 30 October, 2011 | Opening reception: Thursday, October 6th, 6-9pm
Location: Erin Stump Projects, 1086½ Queen Street West, Toronto
Description: “A new series of paintings by Beth Stuart. The paintings are presented in pairs; not as diptychs, but as distinct personalities whose meeting elicits a conversational resonance. Two paintings that speak without arguing, that rub against each other – inciting friction and forgiveness. This work probes, more deeply, a continuing interest in the problems and possibilities that negotiation offers.”
PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA FALL FAIR
Runs: 2 October, 2011, 10 am – 3 pm
Location: The Soccer Centre, 7601 Martin Grove Rd., Toronto
Description: “Canada’s largest sale of vintage and used cameras, darkroom equipment, optics, lenses, movie and super 8 equipment, photography books, photo images and magazines. This is an excellent opportunity for artists, photographers, students, collectors and hobbyists to explore the history of photography. We invite you to browse an array of alternative and vintage processes, odd and esoteric cameras, parts for custom-made or experimental equipment and rare, quirky finds.” Admission is $7.00 or free with a current student card. A free hourly shuttle bus – from the Kiss and Ride at Kipling TTC station starting at 9:30 am – to the fair will be provided. All sales are cash only.
Artist: Matt Tarini
Runs: 5 October -29 October, 2011
Location: Gallery 129,129 Ossington Avenue,Toronto
Description: In his new series of paintings, Toronto artist Matthew Tarini investigates the quiet contemplative moments he finds in both the human face and in his surrounding landscapes. Using a soft, cool palette, Tarini’s subtle use of oils describes a mood of melancholy and mystery in all of his subjects.
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