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Re:[teacherartexchange] Toronto

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lesamm_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Nov 13 2008 - 08:02:10 PST


The new Art Gallery of Ontario (AG0) in Toronto re-opens, November 14th. I
can't remember the dates of the conference you mentioned but I do remember
it was sponsored by the AGO so I'm sure they will make sure you go.

Its a large piece of architecture by Frank Gehry, that has been underway
for a few years, and an interesting one since the original building of the
Art Gallery of Toronto from 1890s is inside the many extensions and
renovations from the 40s, 70s, and 90s. They have 200% more space for art
works, contemporary artworks especially is getting some notice, and
apparently an enlarged education studio space for workshops.

Having said that the AGO admin has been quite conservative and not so
active in supporting emergent artists. There are many expectations that
this might change.

The College of Art & Design is a close neighbor, on the same block, you
can't miss it, an architectural site too.. so have fun. There is a good
food fair in the grange building just across the street of the college,
and you are close to Queen Street which is a busy creative place to be. If
the conference is happening where I think it is, you can pretty much walk
where ever you want.. maybe catch the subway a few stops if its
cold/rainy.

Have fun. Lesa.
I have lived in Toronto, now just living close to Toronto.

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