- The Past Is Present – Ngo Van Sac Solo Exhibition
Date: Thu. April 4, 2013 - Sun. May 5, 2013.
Location: The East Gallery (334 Dundas Street West) - Toronto
Ngo Van Sac, winner of Vietnam’s 2012 Dogma national portrait competition, explores the theme of temporal overlap from a variety of compelling perspectives in his solo exhibit, The Past Is The Present, at The East Gallery. His wood-engravings and –burnings, paintings and collages evocatively capture the paradox of a country rushing to modernize while at the same time holding fast to images of the past.
Exhibit Dates: April 4 – May 5. Open daily from 9:00AM – 11:00PM
Opening Reception is on Saturday April 6, from 3:00PM – 6:00 PM
For more information, please the website here
TIFF Kids International Film Festival
Date: Tue. April 9, 2013 - Sun. April 21, 2013.
Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King St W) - Toronto, Canada
TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.
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Date: Thu. April 11, 2013 - Sat. April 20, 2013.
Location: Various Venues (various locations) - Toronto
Established in 1987, the Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen. Images has presented thousands of vanguard media-based projects in its 24-year history and is committed to an expanded concept of film and video practice: Alongside film and video screenings (ON SCREEN), the festival presents groundbreaking live performances (LIVE IMAGES), media art installations (OFF SCREEN) in local galleries and new media projects by many renowned Canadian and international artists.
This year’s festival takes place April 11-20, 2013. Full programming will be announced at the Catalogue Launch Party on March 21, 2013.
Toronto Art Expo
Date: Thu. April 11, 2013 - Sun. April 14, 2013.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front Street West) - Toronto
The Toronto Art Expo, Toronto’s only and oldest mixed show comprising galleries and the best Canadian and International invited artists at Canada’s premier venue for a fine art fair, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, April 11th to 14th 2013.The Expo also sponsors world class installations in its commitment to bringing a superb quality art event to Toronto. Works sell from $300.00 to over $20,000.00, up to $70,000.00 – suitable for all budgets and types of buyers. This is a show for accomplished artists and artists represented by galleries whose quality can command these prices.
Click here for a 4 page PDF download about the Expo and Toronto or contact 416-265-6988 for more information.
PROFUSION by Sonal Raje
Date: Fri. April 12, 2013 - Sun. April 28, 2013.
Location: Promenade Gallery (943 B Lakeshore Road East) - Mississauga, ON
“PROFUSION”: A Solo exhibition of paintings by Sonal Raje
April 12- April 28, 2013
Profusion, an exhibition of Sonal’s new works, will take place at Promenade Gallery.
Opening reception: Friday 12 of April 2013, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Time: Gallery is opened daily from 11:00am – 7:00pm. Sundays by appointment only
Location: 943 B Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga , ONT, L5E 1E3
For more information contact : 647 286 9596.
Sonal Raje lives in Guelph, and has been painting for past two decades. With diploma in applied arts from Mumbai India, her recent exhibitions in Canada, Hungary, India , USA and recently in Italy, have successfully launched her career as a professional painter. Sonal explains that cultural roots in India, travels through Europe, and the natural beauty of her hometown Guelph contributed towards the new exhibition,” Profusion” . The exhibition displays around 18 paintings that richly embody the colors and abstract expression in form and value. Sonal experiments with texture but keeps her vision focused on balance and depth. Her acrylic paintings speak volumes about her experiences of travel and learning as she seeks her inspiration from nature and Canadian landscape.
Spur presents “Well Read Mornings” with Shyam Selvadurai
Date: Sun. April 14, 2013 - Sun. April 14, 2013.
Location: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art (111 Queen's Park) - Toronto, Canada
Spur is Canada’s first national festival of politics, art and ideas. In its inaugural launch, the Toronto edition will take place from April 11-14. Spur will be an annual festival designed to engage Canadians in a feisty, nation-wide search for ways forward on the most current of issues.
On Sunday April 14 at 11:30am, acclaimed author, Shyam Selvadurai, will be present for the “Well-Read Mornings” series. Selvadurai will read from and discuss his novel, The Hungry Ghosts, with patrons over continental breakfast.
For more information on the event and to buy tickets, please visit here
Space for this event is limited, so secure your seat today!
Selvadurai is a Sri-Lankan born and local writer who has received national and international acclaim since writing his first book, Funny Boy, which won the WH Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Lambda Literary Award in the U.S. His fourth and latest novel, The Hungry Ghosts, travels between Sri Lanka and Canada in an exploration of universal hungers that can wreak havoc on a country, and in the heart