Nuit Blanche Toronto 2014: Highlights of the Night

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On the evening of October 4th, 2014, ignoring the cold weather, thousands of people ventured out into the streets of downtown Toronto for a free all-night adventure in contemporary art scene. There were 130 art installations unleashed throughout parts of the city. Continue reading Nuit Blanche Toronto 2014: Highlights of the Night

Interview with Kayla Altman on ‘The Politics of Being Ugly’

Kayla Altman

Kayla Altman is a Toronto artist, poet, writer, and editor. “The Politics of Being Ugly” is a collection of prose works, exploring the mundane and the bleak with a lens that is as whimsical as it is wry. My one-on-one interview with Kayla follows.

1. What is your background?

I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at OCAD University and completed a minor in English. At the same time – really, my minor ended up having a massive influence on everything  I did during my undergrad. After OCAD I went on to complete a certificate on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), which I completed while maintaining a focus on accessibility and its alignment within arts and culture. Continue reading Interview with Kayla Altman on ‘The Politics of Being Ugly’

‘The Politics of Being Ugly’ by Kayla Altman

Please see the upcoming BOOK LAUNCH + ART SHOW on September 23-30, 2014Politics_full postcard (2)

My dear friend Kayla Altman has published this amazing anthology of poems. They are whimsical, hilarious, and they are human!

Kayla Altman is a Toronto artist, poet, writer, and editor. She graduated from OCAD University.

Cabbagetown Arts & Crafts Festival in Toronto

cabbagetownEvery year I visit the Cabbagetown open air festival. The festival has been held for thirty-eight years on the weekend after Labour Day and has grown to attract over 20,000 people. Parliament Street is closed to traffic on Saturday for the annual parade and all-day entertainment. Sidewalk cafés and garage sales abound. The Cabbagetown Town Arts & Crafts show is held in Riverdale Park, right beside Riverdale Farm in the centre of Cabbagetown. The Riverdale Farm Fall Festival usually includes craft demonstrations, corn roasts, fiddle playing, children’s activities and a barn dance Saturday night. Continue reading Cabbagetown Arts & Crafts Festival in Toronto