Street Art: Underpass Park – Toronto

underpass park | toronto

If you live in Toronto you know by now that Underpass Park was created in 2012 under a highway overpass at Eastern Avenue just west of the Don Valley Parkway. The park features basketball nets, a playground, and a skateboard park.

There is also a massive graffiti installation that will stop you in your tracks. If you’re not in a hurry.

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario is located in downtown Toronto near the intersection of Bloor and Bathurst. Over the winter break I visited the AGO and took a tour as well as visited the JMW Turner exhibit, Painting Set Free. 

Tour:

I was shown the Thomson Collection of Ship Models (one of the largest in the world) and even saw Peter Paul Ruben’s masterpiece, The Massacre of the Innocents.

Thomson Collection of Ship Models

 

JMW Turner: Painting Set Free

“Turner’s late works, with their emphasis on atmosphere, are famous for their rich colour, textures and evocative use of light.”

JMW Turner: Painting Set Free

 

The Art Gallery of Ontario is open most days from 10:30am until 4pm. Check out the AGO’s website at ago.net.

Winter Stations in Toronto

Winter Stations | Art Installations | Toronto | Karim Kanji

I’ll cut to the chase: You only have until the end of this weekend to see these beautiful art installations on Toronto’s Kew beaches area.

Get out and enjoy Toronto. Yes, even during the winter, Toronto is a beautiful city.

Click on the image below for some of my pictures.

Google Photos

 

The Social Media Revolution: Using Social Media to Market Yourself and Raise Money

Are you an artist or a member of an art-based youth organization?

If so, you might be interested in an interactive workshop I’m helping to facilitate on February 23rd:

Join ArtReach Toronto for an interactive workshop where attendees will discuss how to use social media tools to communicate a clear brand and promote their art or nonprofit group / organization.

Another focus of the session will be on how to leverage these tools to generate revenue and raise funds to support your cause. Attendees will also hear from a youth arts organization that has successfully utilized social media strategies to increase their profile and raise funds.

The Details:

RSVP: This workshop is open to youth (13 to 29 yrs). Please REGISTER no later than February 21 at noon by emailing:info@artreachtoronto.ca with your name, organization/ group (if any), email address and phone number. A confirmation will be sent. Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided.

Date: February 23, 2012
Location: ING Direct Cafe, 221 Yonge St (Yonge and Shuter), side entrance.

Time: 6:00pm – Registration
6:30pm to 9:00pm – Workshop