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Art Show Receptions

SNAP March 2018

SNAP was once again at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library Thursday, March 30th. SNAP is one of ACT’s two annual fundraising events. A photographic fundraiser featuring a Live and Silent Art Auction, and a photo competition. Over the past fifteen years, SNAP has provided patrons with an opportunity to…

Salvador Dali Exhibition Launch Yorkville September 2017

Yorkville Village announced a showcase a world-class art and fashion exhibition curated around surrealist master Salvador Dalí. Dalí x is the first viewing of its kind in North America. In partnership with The Dalí Universe and Hazelton Fine Art Galleries, this colourful exhibition is open to the public inside Yorkville Village from September 7th –…

OCAD Project 31 March 2017

  OCAD University’s Project 31 annual auction to support students was held at OCAD in May A successful fund raiser with over $218,000; the largest amount in the event’s eight-year history. By the time Waddington’s auctioneer Stephen Ranger announced the final winning bid on March 29, all 38 live auction lots and 20 limited edition…

Power Ball XIX Stereo Vision June 2017

Power Plants Power Ball XIX: Stereo Vision this year collaborated with fashion house Max Mara once again and presented Toronto’s most notorious art party, Power Ball XIX: Stereo Vision. The 19th annual major fundraiser, tock place Thursday, 1 June 2017, Transform The Power Plant into an immersive contemporary art experience fusing music, ambiance, food, fashion, and society. …

SNAP March 2017

SNAP was once again at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library Thursday, March 30th. SNAP is one of ACT’s two annual fundraising events. A photographic fundraiser featuring a Live and Silent Art Auction, and a photo competition. Over the past fifteen years, SNAP has provided patrons with an opportunity to…

ROM Ball Red Carpet Affair May 2017

ROM`s Ball Red Carpet Affair had more than 460 guests and corporate sponsors for the ROM’s spectacular red carpet gala on May 6, 2017. The ROM Ball was a black-tie toast to our great nation and an unforgettable evening of culture and glamour in support of the Museum. ROM Ball Red Carpet Affair     Facebook   …

Timeraiser150 May 2017

Timeraiser150 was held at the Power Plant in May, supporting emerging Canadian artists and nonprofit organizations.  10 Timeraiser150 parties in 10 provinces allow Canadians to bid on original art by investing volunteer time, not dollars, to causes they care about.  Each Timeraiser150 pulls out all the stops to throw a great party – from live…

Struck Gallery Pure Evil Reception November 2016

STRUCK Contemporary reception for new solo exhibition from Graffiti artist Pure Evil. Uzzell-Edwards, 43, is a graffiti artist and owner of the Pure Evil Gallery in Shoreditch, East London. He currently lives in Hackney with his wife, Lisa, and their daughter, Bunny. Pure Evil has produced fanged bunnies and Warhol-esque portraiture famous throughout the streets…

Buy Art Not Kids November 2016

Buy Art Not Kids art auction was held at the Burroughes Building November1st. The charity helps in the fight against the injustice of human trafficking. In its third year has raised awareness and over $110,000 since 2013 to help Ratanak International, a Canadian charity dedicated to the abolition of human trafficking and exploitation in Cambodia.…

Art With Heart October 2016

The 23rd Annual Art With Heart Auction
A Fundraiser for Casey House was held at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in October. Now in its twenty-third year, Art with Heart fundraising live auction raised essential funds for community programs that directly improve the health and well being of hundreds of people living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto..…

Canadian Art Gala Sept 2016

The Canadian Art Foundation, along with presenting sponsor RBC, to presented the 21st annual Canadian Art Gala. More than 350 influential art, cultural, philanthropic and business leaders attended this highly anticipated event. The gala offered one of the largest live and silent auctions of exceptional Canadian contemporary art and is an essential source of funding…

Power Ball June 2016

Power Ball was held June transforming each gallery space into an immersive art experience, allowing guests to enjoy the luxuries of a vivacious party; Food Drinks Music, Entertainment and plenty of great places to explore. The Power Plant collaborated with fashion house Max Mara once again to present Toronto’s most notorious art party, Power Ball…

Luminato June 2016

Luminato was held primarily at the old Hearn Generating Station one of the most unique industrial landmarks in the world. Featured parties, theater, music fine dining and lots of art installations all around the venue. Luminato is one of the preeminent arts festivals in North America, having commissioned close to 100 new works of art, with…

OCAD 101 Exhibition Reception May 2016

OCAD 101 Exhibition Reception May 2016 900 promising young artists and designers exhibited at the biggest GradEx ever — OCAD University’s 101st! This year, GradEx was a five-day exhibition spread across four buildings on campus including the iconic Sharp Centre for Design. The university threw open its doors, and invited the community to see works…

Waterkeeper Gala April 2016

The 5th Annual Waterkeeper Gala with Canada’s leading visual artists, writers, and performers gathered to raise funds for clean water at the The sold-out event attracted Toronto’s top philanthropists and business leaders. To date, $1.8-million has been raised in support of programs that ensure swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters. Four hundred influential artists, philanthropists, athletes, and…

SNAP! Art Show March 2016

  The AIDS Committee of Toronto in partnership with TD bank presented SNAP! 2016, the charity action highlighting local and international photography at Bram & Bluma Appel Salon (Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor, 789 Yonge Street) with Joe Mimran as Honorary Chair. SNAP! It was an evening of photography featuring established and emerging artists. For…

Interior Design Show Andrew Richard Designs January 2016

Andrew Richard Designs creates custom, unique outdoor living experiences to enhance both the spaces and lifestyle of our clients. From backyards and urban terraces to global hotels and high-end restaurants, our projects showcase the latest in outdoor living. Each year, they design a range of new, on-trend collections that are composed of the best materials…

Illumination Art Reception October 2015

Raynes Roberts illuminated the imagination and personalities of Canadian authors in three venue exhibitions at the Gardiner Museum Shop, the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront Centre, and the Toronto Public Library.

 

LLUMINATION: Portraits of Canadian Authors, a projected art installation of 150 photographic portraits, showcased at both the Harbourfront Centre and the Toronto Reference Library as a complement to the exhibition in the Gardiner Shop. The portraits depict Margaret Atwood, Conrad Black, Joseph Boyden, Emma Donoghue, Charlotte Gray, Elizabeth Hay, Sheila Heti, Plum Johnson, Margaret MacMillan, MG Vassanji, Anne Michaels, Rohinton Mistry, Michael Ondaatje, Andrew Pyper, Miriam Toews, Kathleen Winter, and Jane Urquhart, among others.

 

This multi-media project was two years in the making. Raynes Roberts traveled over 20,000 km and took over 22,500 photographs, in addition to working on his one-of-a-kind crystal pieces, which use a rare combination of delicate stippling—a time-consuming technique from the 17th century—and deep intaglio diamond wheel-engraving.

 

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