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From Toronto, just down the QEW is a breeding ground for art and music amidst streets lined with trendy restaurants and places to rent for cheap. In this magical land, an entire weekend is dedicated to the appreciation and cultivation of the arts every September, where creators and consumers fill the streets to shop, dance, and celebrate together. Yes, this place exists, AND you can get there on the GO. It’s a city called Hamilton, and last weekend the heart of it was shut down by the […] Continue reading →


In the corner of an otherwise white wall, a image of designer and GUESS founder Georges Marciano hangs among the quiet company of other socialites. Ironically, the space in which this portrait hangs was most recently a boutique selling the jeans that made Marciano famous – and this fame was what attracted Andy Warhol, the man who painted this portrait. Warhol was obsessed with glossy visions of fame and celebrity, and his work fits right into the polished high-fashion neighbourhood of […] Continue reading →

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On a drive through downtown, the name of the Art Gallery of Hamilton is prominently projected over the heart of the city where it proudly resides. Nestled between the MacNab bus terminal and the Hamilton Convention Centre, the AGH opened in its present location across from Jackson Square in 1977. Restored in 2005, the once-declining building was lovingly repaired during an $18 million recladding and revitalization project. It’s a beautiful place to visit – it is also one of the oldest […] Continue reading →

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The relationship between poetry and art has developed into a study between the poet and the artist in Toronto this winter. The Art Gallery of Ontario, in collaboration with the League of Canadian Poets and local poet George Elliott Clarke, is celebrating the connection between art and literature during an eight-week portraiture class called “Portraits of Poets”. Instructed by Aleks Bartosik, the class culminates in an exhibition curated by the models during National Poetry Month on […] Continue reading →

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fritz kahn


When Uta and Thilo von Debschitz were introduced to the son of the late Fritz Kahn in the 1980s, they didn’t anticipate stumbling across his late father’s work years later. Most certainly they could not have foreseen that over 30 years later, Taschen would release a new book providing insight in Fritz Kahn’s creative work due their combined passion and effort on the subject matter. […] Continue reading →

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