Barbara Cole: Two People Walking a Tightrope in an Ordinary Life Full of Extraordinary Moments

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Two People Walking a Tightrope in an
Ordinary Life Full of Extraordinary Moments
by Barbara Cole

Same Difference, edition of 5, chromogenic print face-mounted to plexiglass, 40 x 54 inches


Barbara Cole
APRIL 14 - 28, 2012

Bau-Xi Photo is pleased to be exhibiting the fourth highly-anticipated series in Barbara Cole's ongoing underwater photographic work. Two People Walking a Tightrope in an Ordinary Life Full of Extraordinary Moments consists of new still images and lenticular moving images. The series is inspired by choreographed dance, and investigates the nature of emotional expression and gesture within a relationship.

Barbara Cole's forthcoming photography book is now available for pre-order. This hardcover, 110-page, full colour monograph includes images from Cole's four underwater photography series, as well as essays by Jeanne Beker and Sara Angel. Please email Bau-Xi Photo at to pre-order a book for $50, incl. tax.

Barbara Cole is a self-taught photographic artist who has built an extraordinary career in image making since beginning her practice in the 1980s. She is best known for her still images and her moving lenticular images. Cole has won prestigious awards such the Grand Prize at the Festival International de la Photographie de Mode in Cannes, and third prize at the International Photography Awards in New York. In 2012, the acclaimed documentary series Snapshot: The Art of Photography II featured an episode devoted exclusively to Cole's photographic practice. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and is extensively collected by both public and private institutions. Barbara Cole lives and works in Toronto, Canada.


From left: Lost, 40 x 54 inches; Unspoken, 27 x 40 inches, both edition of 5, chromogenic print face-mounted to plexiglass

Contact information:

B A U - X I P H O T O
324 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON, M5T 1G5
416.977.0400 /
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10-5:30, Sunday 11-5:30
Media Contact: Rosie Prata and Julie Piotrowski at 416.977.0400 or

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Peter Adams: Lonely Avenue - and Some Minor Deviations

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Lonely Avenue - and Some Minor Deviations - New Paintings by Peter Adams.

At Double Door Gallery in Anten Mills ON
April 14th to May 6th.
Opening Reception on Saturday April 14th, 12-4pm.

Mixed media sketches inprired by the artist's wintery drive between home and studio.

Contact: (705) 466-6640!/profile.php?id=100002911025297


Double Door Gallery: (705) 734-9856

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For his April exhibit at the Double Door Gallery in Anten Mills, Well-known Creemore artist Peter Adams has chosen to explore the limited palette that winter offers. This new series is a celebration of the winter drive between his home outside of Creemore and his studio in Collingwood's Tremont Building.

For many of us, saying goodbye to winter means we are happily entering a period of renewal, entering a season when our world gets a little larger. "There's something special and contemplative about winter however," says Adams. Lonely Avenue – and Some Minor Deviations is indeed a quiet and snowy journey. One that is at times icy and treacherous, but is ultimately beautiful and inspiring. "Like most people, my commute is somewhat repetitive, particularly during the winter months when my world feels so much smaller, but this drive also represents a creative opportunity.

"I'm fortunate to drive a picturesque route through Mulmur and Clearview townships, and I find great beauty in the ordinary," explains the artist. Most of these 25 small paintings are snowy observations along the rural roads of Mount Zion, Ruskview, Lavender, Dunedin, Glen Huron and Duntroon.

"The title of the show, "Lonely Avenue" is borrowed from the great Ray Charles song of the same name," says Adams.

Alongside these small acrylic and oil sketches, Adams will be exhibiting several of his larger works. "All of these works feature some new techniques that I have been experimenting with. Although I have always worked with oils, I have been integrating acrylic washes and acrylic paint markers into my oil paintings."

With an Exhibition Assistance grant from the Ontario Arts Council, I have attempted to present my paintings in an entirely new context by framing them in brushed steel. It's a new look for me, and the custom made frames work well with these wintery images, all compositionally framed by the steel frame of my windshield."

The Double Door Gallery, located at 4004 Horseshoe Valley Road West in Anten Mills, Ontario, just (west?) of Barrie has become a popular destination for art lovers. Following an Opening Reception on April 14th from 12-4pm, the exhibition will continue until May 7th. For more information, visit or

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Antonio Muntadas: Alphaville e outros

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Vtape presents

Alphaville e outros

April 14 – May 19, 2012

Opening Saturday April 14, 2012, 12-5pm
Artist's talk and reception @ 3:30pm

"Alphaville e outros", 2011, 9:18 French and Portuguese, English subtitles

"It may be that we have already dreamed our dream of the future...", J.G. Ballard mused in 1993.

With Alphaville e outros (2011), internationally renowned visual artist Antonio Muntadas would seem to be echoing this sentiment. With his adroit re-telling of the iconically dystopic 1965 film Alphaville by Jean Luc Godard, Muntadas offers a futuristic cautionary tale of urban living drawn from the not-future of almost 50 years ago.

Briefly: Godard's original film tells the story of a secret agent assigned to go to Alphaville where he encounters a technocratic dictatorship under the control of super-computer Alpha 60 and where no free thought is tolerated (no art, music, love). His mission is to destroy Prof. Von Braun, creator of Alpha 60 and, ultimately Alpha 60 itself. In the process he meets Von Braun's daughter, falls in love with her and rescues her from this non-life, exiting the snow-covered highway of the northern region in his trusty Ford Mustang (a New Wave nod to all things American from this era).

With a deft hand, Muntadas mixes scenes from the original 1965 film with contemporary drive-by shots featuring heavily guarded compounds in and around Sao Paulo, Brazil, complete with razor wire barriers and bleak concrete facades. He then adds footage from promotional videos touting the ultra-secure facilities available to those who seek high security and have the money to pay for it. Set in the volatile cauldron of the ultra-rich vs. the rest, Brazil is, after all, one of the fastest growing economies in the world today and - along with India and China - seeks economic recognition on the international stage.

The gated community of Alphaville being documented by Muntadas is just outside of Sao Paulo. Developed by the Alphaville Urbanismo Corporation in the 1970s, not long after Godard's film appeared, this is the original that presaged a phenomenon. There are now over 30 other Alphavilles in Brazil and Portugal, all gated communities that promise physical security to the buyers.

Muntadas' treatment of this short work is visceral and incisive. Throughout, he uses each clip strategically: set in the future, the Godard film tells the story of a society gone mad through a loss of agency; the contemporary scenes of the gated communities speak to enclosure, paranoia and suspicion; the animated "fly-throughs" produced by realtors, speak to the insecurities of the potential buyers, soothing their anxieties about safety. Finally, the images of the jack-booted bully boys suiting up in defense of their (seemingly) helpless charges, fenced in by concrete and wire, speak to the way in which security, surveillance and the mechanisms of overseeing have been foisted onto a modern world where economic disparity has created tensions that need resolution through political and social change – not fences.

The deep irony, of course, is that the original Alphaville is also the story of a love crime, where the chaste lovers Lemme Caution (arguably one of the great names in cinema) and Natacha Von Braun (with her undeniable heritage linked to the atomic fate – and fears - of the 20th century) recite Paul Eluard poetry to each other as the super computer Alpha 60 intones lugubrious orders and aphorisms. Muntadas is not so arch as to leave the last line of the film intact. Instead, on-screen text "Alphaville: the dream, the era, the triumph" appears. The ultimate sales slogan soberly draws the curtain on this contemporary work of intense scrutiny.

Lisa Steele, Vtape Creative Director

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Antonio Muntadas was born in Barcelona and has lived in New York since 1971. Through his works he addresses social, political and communications issues such as the relationship between public and private space within social frameworks, and investigates channels of information and the ways they may be used to censor or promulgate ideas. His projects are presented in different media such as photography, video, publications, the Internet, installations and urban interventions.

Muntadas has taught and directed seminars at diverse institutions throughout Europe and the United States, including the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, the Fine Arts Schools in Bordeaux and Grenoble, the University of California in San Diego, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Cooper Union in New York, the University of São Paulo, and the University of Buenos Aires. He is currently Visiting Professor at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Instituto Universitario de Arquitectura del Veneto in Venice.

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Vtape presents this projection of Antonio Muntadas' Alphaville e outros as part of the Images Festival 2012 Off Screen. For a complete listing of the Images Festival programming, see



401 Richmond St., #452
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 12-4pm
For more information, contact, 416 351-1317

Please contact Erik Martinson at Vtape to book class visits to view any Vtape Video Salon program as well as other titles in the Vtape holdings and to have an orientation to Vtape and all the extensive research facilities available to students, curators, writers and the general public.

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Spring Group Exhibition

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Spring Group Exhibition opens at the Oeno Gallery Saturday April 14, 2012

The Oeno Gallery is pleased to present a curated group exhibition featuring new pieces by twelve of our artists: Franco DeFrancesca, Lynne Fernie, James Fowler, Daniel Hughes, Lucy Maki, Anne O'Callaghan, Rachel Ovadia, Scott Pattinson, Sandi Ralph, Richard Tosczak, JT Winik, and Nancy Zboch.

Also on exhibition are selected secondary market works by Yehouda Chaki, Evergon, Peter Hoffer, France Jodoin, James Lahey, Rita Letendre, Toni Onley, and Mark Seguin.

The Gallery is also home to a 4 acre sculpture garden, featuring work by over 20 outstanding Canadian sculptors.

Please join us at the opening reception on Saturday April 14, 5 – 8 PM. The exhibition runs from April 14 to June 5, 2012.

The Oeno Gallery is located next to the Inn and the Winery at Huff Estates in Prince Edward County and is open 7 days a week from 10-6pm. Works may also be seen in Ottawa or Toronto by appointment.

For more information, visit our website at

Media contact: Ivan Tanzer

Oeno Gallery 2274 County Rd. 1, Bloomfield ON, K0K 1G0


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Age of Consent

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The Masters of Visual Studies Program at the University of Toronto Presents:

2012 Curatorial Studies Thesis Exhibitions

Curated by Talia Linz, Wanda Nanibush, and E.C. Woodley


AGE OF CONSENT @ Doris McCarthy Gallery
April 14 – May 12, 2012

Opening reception: Saturday April 14, 2-5 pm

Works by Sue de Beer, Wendy Coburn, Kyla Mallett, Leslie Peters, Rebecca Fin Simonetti, Tobias Yves Zintel

Curated by Talia Linz

*Free shuttle bus for the opening departs 401 Richmond Street West at 2pm, returning at 5pm

Age of Consent brings together the work of six Canadian and international artists who look at adolescence in various forms, exploring experiences (real and projected), perceptions (internal and external), myths, dreams and desires connected to this demographic and this time of life. The exhibition includes work in various mediums from video to drawing, sculpture to photography, that looks at notions of socialization and anti-socialization: play, excess, experimentation, negotiating systems of authority, self-presentation and identity. There is a focus on the phenomenon of girlhood, the cultural erasure of the teenager, and ideas around sexualization and youth as biocapital. There is also a strong emphasis on teen agency and a number of the artists included work directly with adolescent co-creators. Temporality is a central factor in considering ideas around adolescence, which is often framed as emblematic of the liminal, as a transitional phase to move through to achieve a more stable state of being. Many of the works in Age of Consent celebrate wading in the uncomfortable unknowing of teenagedom, asking how this paradigmatic period shapes the formation of the self and continues to inform adult subjectivity.


SOVEREIGN ACTS @ Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
April 18 – May 27, 2012

Opening Reception: Wednesday April 18, 7-9 pm

Works by Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Robert Houle, Terrance Houle, Shelley Niro, Adrian Stimson, Jeff Thomas

Curated by Wanda Nanibush

The history of Indigenous Peoples performing cultural dances and practices for international and colonial audiences is an important part of Indigenous art generally, and performance art specifically. The Indigenous performers known as 'Indians' faced the conundrum of maintaining traditional cultural practices by performing them on stage while also having that performance fulfill the desires of a colonial imaginary. In Sovereign Acts, the artists Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Robert Houle, Terrance Houle, Shelley Niro, Adrian Stimson, and Jeff Thomas, contend with the legacy of colonial representations. Drawing on the depiction of the imaginary Indian – the ahistorical, pre-contact 'primitivism' in popular and mass culture – they recover and construct new ways of performing the complexity of Indigenous cultures for a contemporary art audience. Their work returns to the multi-levelled history of 'Performing Indian' to recuperate the erased and objectified performer as an ancestor, an artist, and an Indigenous subject.


May 24 – August 4, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday June 1, 6-8pm

Works by Stephen Andrews, Ernst Barlach, Max Beckmann, Ken Currie, Max Dean, Otto Dix, Lucian Freud, Antony Gormley, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Ludwig Meidner, Christiane Pflug, Gerhard Richter, Daniel Spoerri, Edvard Munch, and others.

Curated by E.C. Woodley

The Last Things Before the Last resurrects fragments of two earlier exhibitions at the McMaster Museum of Art within a new configuration of works from the collection. The reconstructed elements are from artist Alexander Pilis's 2010-2011 curatorial endeavour The Blind Architect Meets Rembrandt and from the 1994 installation that opened the new building of the MMA, featuring the donated collection of Herman Levy as it once hung in the Levy family home. These exhibition fragments are incorporated into a new composition with its own associational counterpoint on the theme of disappearance and reappearance. More particularly, the new configuration draws on the breadth of the time span of the MMA collections – from a Ptah-Sokar-Osiris tomb figure (1,000-500 B.C) across First World War-era pages of the Levy family photo album to Toronto artist Max Dean's self portrait Chair Without Front Legs from the 2011 series Objects Waiting. Outside the traditional format of exhibition-making that is structured around a delimited time frame, an art historical period, and/or a chronological form of presentation, this seemingly 'ahistorical' exhibition invites an excess of history.


Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
t: 416-287-7007

Gallery Hours
Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 12 to 5 pm

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
t: 416-978-8398

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday 12 - 5 pm
Saturday 1 - 5 pm

McMaster Museum of Art
Alvin A. Lee Building, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6
t: 905-525-9140 ext.23081

Gallery Hours
Tue/Wed/Fri 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday 12 - 5 pm
Closed: Sundays, Mondays

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Gary Kibbins: Puzzled, By Certain Things

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Puzzled, By Certain Things

Gary Kibbins 

April 14-May 19, 2012

Opening April 14, 2012

Artist's Talk: May 5, 2012, 2pm

Trinity Square Video and the 25th Images Festival are excited to present a process-based installation by renowned Kingston-based artist Gary Kibbins. Puzzled, By Certain Things is created as part of TSV yearly Artist-in-Residence program, which aims to advance video's expanding sphere of experimentation. Beginning with the festival in early April, this year's edition of the program will see Kibbins activate the TSV Gallery with a video-based work that will change over the course of its exhibition.

Drawing on Kibbins' significant contribution the Canadian video art, the exhibition is organized in two parts: Puzzled, By Certain Things and the presentation of two of the artist's revered videos (Cop Out, featured in the first iteration of the Images festival and A Short History of Water, part of the TSV Purchase Collection, 1979-1999). In each work Kibbins uses humour, language games, and explorations of rhetoric and philosophy to exploit video's capacity to break down linguistic and visual distinction. Kibbins new work will further develop on his fascination with shifting structure and meaning in language through sight, sound, and the introduction of spatial form.

Gary Kibbins is a media artist and writer currently teaching at Queen's University. His latest single-channel work is The Unlucky Sailor: 9 Unread Chapters of Finnegans Wake (2011). A collection of his essays and scripts titled Grammar & Not-Grammar (2006) is available from YYZ Books.

Also at TSV:

Artist's Talk: Jenn E Norton

April 7, 2012, 2pm

TSV and Pleasuredome's co-presentation of Jenn E Norton's No Place will close on April 7, 2012, with an Artist's Talk by Norton. FREE. All are welcome.


Trinity Square Video (TSV) is a not-for-profit artist-run centre for the production, presentation, education and dissemination of video by artists and community organizations. Since 1971, TSV has made access to the means of representation its priority, providing a diverse community of video practitioners media-arts related development through workshops, seminars and classes, as well as offering a space for the creation and exhibition of video art.


401 Richmond St. W., Suite 376

Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Phone: 416-593-1332

Gallery hours:

Monday to Friday, 12 - 6pm

Open on select Saturdays:

April 14, 2 - 5pm
April 21 and May 5, 12 - 4pm


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Keren Cytter: Based on a True Story

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Keren Cytter: Based on a True Story
14 April 2012 – 10 June 2012
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square
Curated by Helena Reckitt

Keren Cytter, Der Spiegel (video still), 2007. Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery, London.

Please join Oakville Galleries to celebrate our spring exhibition opening on Sunday 15 April from 2:30 pm–3:30 pm at Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, followed by a reception at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens from 3:30 pm–5:00 pm.

Need a ride to Oakville? Get on the ARTbus (details below).

With their hand-held camerawork, abrupt edits and nonlinear narratives, Keren Cytter's short films evoke an uncertain, frenzied atmosphere. Wine at a birthday party turns into blood and cake spontaneously combusts. A traumatic childhood piano lesson is re-enacted in a Greek restaurant. Characters bark at one another in languages they seem not to understand, mimic each another and morph into the same person. At once DIY in feel and impeccably crafted, Cytter's art borrows from sources such as avant-garde film, reality TV, musicals and novels to shed light on today's mediated culture: how our subjectivities can seem cobbled together from fictional scenes and images, as well as our own—and other people's—experiences.

Spanning both Oakville Galleries locations, Keren Cytter: Based on a True Story brings together nine films, as well as drawings, books and other printed matter, providing Cytter's most ambitious survey to date. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the 25th Images Festival, 12–25 April 2012. I Eat Pickles At Your Funeral, a performance by Keren Cytter, is being presented at the Images Festival on 19 and 20 April (details below).

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1977, Keren Cytter studied at Avni Institute for Art in Tel Aviv and De Ateliers in Amsterdam. After living in Berlin for several years, she has recently relocated to New York City. Recent solo exhibitions include the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2011), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2009), and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2008). In 2009 she received the Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin's Nationalgalerie Prize for Young Art.


ARTbus: Exhibition tour to the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Oakville Galleries

Sunday 15 April 2012, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pick-up and drop-off at OCADU (100 McCaul Street, Toronto)
$10 registration fee includes admission to all galleries and afternoon refreshments
For reservations, contact or 905.844.4402, ext. 27 by 4:00 pm on Friday 13 April

Ride the ARTbus and take in some of this season's most dynamic exhibitions west of the city!

This spring's ARTbus begins with a stop at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, where participants will visit Mark Lewis: Rush Hour, Morning and Evening, Cheapside and Forte!. Visitors will also tour William Kurelek: The Messenger, the first large-scale survey of the highly regarded Canadian artist's work in 30 years. The ARTbus continues to Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square and Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens where Keren Cytter: Based on a True Story is on view. For more information, visit

This event is generously supported by in-kind donations from Trafalgar Brewing Company.


Keren Cytter: I Eat Pickles At Your Funeral

Thursday 19 April 2012, 7:00 pm & Friday 20 April, 7:00 pm
Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto)
$15 general/$8 students, seniors, members
For tickets, visit

I Eat Pickles At Your Funeral is a performance that plays with the structures of a theatre play and the theatre itself. On stage and off stage swap places, which means we see mostly the story that happens off stage. The intrigues between the actors are mixed with the rehearsal of lines and scenes. As the play develops, it becomes unclear what is acted or not. Both the stories and characters seem to mingle and at its peak it seems that the mixed-up mental state of the characters has taken over. The play builds up on overlapping dialogues, inner monologues and repetitive movements. This is all accompanied by video fragments showing part of the story and rehearsals; a mirror, table and chairs that represent some lost props and are the props at the same time; and lighting design that plays with the idea of being backstage.

I Eat Pickles At Your Funeral, is one of several new commissions and co-productions that Images Festival is supporting this year, and one of two major new international projects supported by Partners in Art in recognition of the festival's 25th anniversary.



Oakville Galleries has two locations:

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens is located at 1306 Lakeshore Road East, 2 km east of downtown Oakville. Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday 1 pm–5 pm.

Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square is located at 120 Navy Street in downtown Oakville. Opening hours are Tuesday to Thursday 12 pm–9 pm; Friday 12 pm–5 pm; Saturday 10 am–5 pm; Sunday 1 pm–5 pm.

Admission by donation.

For more information about Oakville Galleries, our exhibitions or programs, please call 905.844.4402 or visit

Oakville Galleries gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Corporation of the Town of Oakville, along with our many individual, corporate and foundation partners.

K. Jennifer Bedford
Communications Officer
905.844.4402 extension 28

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Annual Juried Exhibition

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Annual Juried Exhibition

at The Latcham Gallery
April 14 – May 26, 2012

Now is your chance to get to know your artistic community through a selection of artworks in a variety of styles and subject matter at The Latcham Gallery's Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibition kicks off with a reception on April 14nd from 1 – 3 pm where you'll have a chance to enjoy all of the selected works, talk with the artists and help choose the piece of art that will receive the People's Choice Award. In addition, awards totaling $500 will be presented to artists at the opening. The exhibition continues until May 26th. The Annual Juried Exhibition is generously sponsored by Stouffville IDA Pharmacy.

Later in the month you can find out what it's like being a juror for one of these shows when Greg Murphy, Dean of The School of Media, Art and Design at Durham College will share his experiences and his expertise at a talk and discussion on May 2nd at 7pm. Mr. Murphy was jurying this show along with award winning artist and educator Marlene Hilton Moore and James Campbell, Executive Director and Curator at the Clarington Visual Arts Center. The talk and discussion is open to everybody.

All artists interested in submitted work for the exhibition please come by the gallery to pick up an entry form or download the form from our website.

For more information, contact Chai Duncan at 905-640-8954 or e-mail to

The gallery is at 6240 Main St., Stouffville Hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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Pablo Helguera: Quodlibet (Bellas Artes)

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With music, scriptwriting, and narrative approaches, Helguera takes on the history of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico. 20 April - 17 June 2012.

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April Arts Programming

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Everyday Heroes Festival: April 13 - 22, 2012
Raising environmental awareness across the country during Earth Week, the 3rd annual Everyday Heroes Festival runs from April 13 – 22, 2012. New this year is a focus on climate change, Going environ–MENTAL: Cool Tricks to Solve Climate Change tackled by Canadian youth.

The 60-second silent film messages of eight young Canadian filmmakers were selected to play every 10 minutes on the network of Pattison Onestop's subway platform screens in Toronto, and every 5 minutes on screens in Ivanhoe Cambridge Shopping Centres across the country, reaching more than two million viewers a day. All the Festival films will also be featured on the Everyday Heroes Festival website -

Everyday Heroes Festival is a co-presentation of Earth Day Canada, Planet in Focus, the National Film Board of Canada, Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters.


TTC One Book Club: April 23 - 30, 2012
Toronto – April 4, 2012 – Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters (A4C), and Coach House Books host a week-long TweetChat as part of the Toronto Public Library's Keep Toronto Reading Festival. The TTC One Book Club invites all Toronto commuters and booklovers to read, chat and tweet about this years' Community Read, Maggie Helwig's Girls Fall Down.

The easily identified 30-second spot with the daily topic and tweets will cycle every 10 minutes throughout the day on the Pattison Onestop network of TTC platform screens in over 60 stations across Toronto. Keep the conversation active, join the Twitter chatter (or just lurk!) at hashtag #OneBookTTC.

The Toronto Public Library's One Book selection Maggie Helwig's Girls Fall Down inspired the transit-situated, city-wide book club – TTC Book Club. Published by Coach House Books and shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award (2008), this tale of two ex-lovers' unexpected reunion against a backdrop of a Toronto-wide panic is a real document of the city with much of the action taking place on the TTC.

Read, Chat and Prepare to Tweet! The daily #OneBookTTC topics have been posted in advance -


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Contacting Toronto: We're in this Together
'We're in this Together' is opening up a dialogue about Toronto in all its facets, and we are looking for images that explore Toronto in the following ways: the different communities that define Toronto; how personal relationships help make the city more livable; current political and economic realities; geographical boundaries; ecological uncertainties. All accepted images will be seen on over 300 screens across the TTC, with a photo playing once every five minutes all day throughout the month of May, as well as on the project website. A Public Installation of CONTACT; supported by the the Ontario Arts Council. Submissions must be made through Flickr. Submission Deadline: May 30th, 2012.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF)
No talk, just TUFF. The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) returns for a sixth year of spectacular one-minute silent films. Forever the strong and silent type, TUFF takes place September 7 - 17, 2012 on the Pattison Onestop subway screens, reaching an audience of over one million daily commuters. Canadian and international artists are invited to submit work that is of interest to an urban audience. The festival accepts all genres of silent, one-minute film, video and animation. The 2012 guest judge is acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal ("Payback", "Manufactured Landscapes" "Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles"). TUFF is co-produced by Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters. Submission Deadline: July 15, 2012.

For more information on all projects contact:
Marie Nazar, Arts Publicist, Pattison Onestop – mnazar @


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