Category: arts

“The goal of Operanation is to showcase the versatility of opera…as a dynamic art form that continuously seeks to evolve both culturally and socially,” says Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company (COC). “It shouldn’t just be listened to – it should be experienced.” This mandate clearly sets the stage for A Night of Curiosities, the theme for the COC’s 13th annual mega fundraiser. Held at the Four Seasons Performance center, three stories of the opera house welcomed…

Creative food stations, Instagram-worthy art at every turn, a breezy lakeside party and live performances – you’ll find it all at Power Ball XIX: Stereo Vision, complete with a dress code that invites no shortage of talking points.

Aptly named the MASSIVE Party, the Art Gallery Ontario’s annual fundraiser is regarded as one of the premiere events of the year. With Machine Age as this year’s guiding theme, the Massive Party explores our past, present, and future relationship with machines. Artists were invited to craft three distinct spaces throughout the AGO itself: Industrial, Digital and Space.

“I want everyone to watch this film with an open mind,” said Wrestling Jerusalem writer and star Aaron Davidman at the film’s Canadian premiere on April 30. “I’m hoping people stay open to the possibilities of the perspectives of people they may not agree with, or think they may not agree with.”

Pursuing a creative career path is never easy.

While many of the city’s artists struggle to pay their rent (despite their level of talent), there are a handful of young Canadian artists who have managed to make a name and a lucrative career for themselves – both within Toronto and across the country.

The Gardiner Museum hosted the G Party Gala celebrating the 12 Trees exhibition on December 1, 2016. The exhibition was inspired by the theme “Good for the Earth” curated by internationally-renowned artist and environmentalist, David Buckland. The installations are made from natural, recycled, or sustainable materials which help focus attention to environmental concerns.

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