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Diary of Events and Happenings in Toronto, Ontario.

Winter Fair - Opening Reception

Winter Fair - Opening Reception - Queen Gallery is proud present the Winter Fair Exhibition and Sale. As holiday season approaches, let’s make sure to celebrate the occasion with art and love of art! Winter Fair brings together the works of numerous Canadian and international artists. The Exhibition covers a diverse range of art and talented artists. We are excited to announce that exquisite hand-made jewellery will also be showcased during the exhibition. This exhibition will be unique due to its affordable prices and the variety of talent and technique brought to you. Exhibition: November 14th -17th, 2018 Follow us on our social media accounts (IG: @queengallerytoronto FB: @queengallerytoronto and Twitter: @queengallery) to receive exclusive updates about our showcased works, artists, and sales!. Mahrokh Ahankhah.Queen Gallery

FireWorks Festival

FireWorks Festival - November 7th - 25th Thought-provoking and daring, our acclaimed three-week festival introduces full-length plays developed right here at Alumnae through our ​New Ideas Festival or our New Play Development program. ​ ​ ​Each week showcases an original script. Post-show discussions and talkbacks spark fresh insights into making theatre. ​ ​​Now in its sixth year, FireWorks is recognized for its adventurous programming and innovative staging. Produced by Molly Thom & Liz Best. Liana Cook. downtown

Invisible Wings - Call for Submission

Invisible Wings - Call for Submission - Queen Gallery is now calling for submissions for our upcoming exhibition which will take place on January 23rd 2019. To celebrate the Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year), the most important holiday throughout the year in Chinese culture, we are looking for works from Chinese artists or artists who also celebrate this holiday. Throughout our lives, there are people who take care of and love us, giving us the courage and strength to help us get through the pain-filled difficult times. In the upcoming year, the year of the pig, we would like to invite artists to create artwork inspired by the idea of fostering, thinking about the support that we receive in our lives. How do we treasure and appreciate these invisible wings that encourage and accompany us? Submission Guidelines Submission:  Submit your CV,  a filled Application Form saved as a Word document or Office, and up to 6 high resolution JPG images of artwork (name your images title_firstname_lastname) to [email protected] Please, complete subject line as follows: Invisible Wings Call for Submission 2019_Artists Full Name. All artwork must be up to 24’’ Width (including frame, if artwork is framed) and artists can submit up to 3 artworks. *Images of participating artworks may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by Queen Gallery. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, January 7th by midnight SUBMISSION FEE: Free PARTICIPATION FEE: $60.00 (for first submission) $5.00 (for each additional work, maximum 3 works per artist) Participation Fees are only paid if your work is selected to be part of the exhibition.   Important Dates: DROP OFF: January 18th 4 pm to 6 pm January 19th 4 pm to 6 pm EXHIBITION: January 23rd to February 2nd OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, January 23rd from 7 pm to 9 pm PICK UP: Saturday, February 2nd from 6 pm to 7 pm Outlined dates might change, artists will be informed of any changes upon invitation to participate. For more Information: Queen Gallery. Queen Gallery

CosArt: An evening of art for good

CosArt: An evening of art for good featuring photographer Tony Koukos - The Cosentino Toronto City Showroom will transform into an exclusive photo art gallery for the second CosArt event, held on November 1st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will showcase select pieces from Tony Koukos, one of the most sought out photographers in the design world. Tony’s pieces will be available for purchase throughout the evening with a percentage of sales being donated to the Children’s Breakfast Club, a local Toronto charity dedicated to providing children’s nutritional and social well-being programs to over 20 communities across the GTA. Donations will be collected at the door with 100 per cent of the proceeds going directly to the Children’s Breakfast Club. Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30pm Location: Cosentino Toronto City Showroom 665 Caledonia Rd, York, ON M6E 4V8 RSVP: . Cosentino Canada. 665 Caledonia Rd

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2018

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - For 96 years, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has brought the country to the city. Every November, Toronto, Ontario hosts the largest indoor agricultural and equine event in the world. Enjoy 10 days of world-class livestock and horticultural competition, dining and culinary experiences, shopping, entertainment and the country's best horse show on historic Exhibition Grounds. The Royal is truly one of Toronto's most unique experiences and fun for adults as well as the entire family. . . Exhibition Grounds

Toronto Christmas Market 2018

The magic of the Christmas season returns to Toronto, Nov. 15 to Dec. 23, with the 9th annual Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery Historic District. Ranked one of the best Christmas Markets in the world, the festival features hundreds of unique and locally handcrafted products, stunning light canopies, family friendly entertainment, heated mulled wine, beer and hospitality gardens, and Santa and the elves, all in an atmosphere so romantic you can't help but fall in love with the holiday season all over again. Rediscover the magic of Christmas. Admission is free of charge on weekdays until Friday at 5pm. A not-for-profit organization, Toronto Christmas Market charges $6.00 admission on weekends starting at 5pm on Fridays. CHILDREN 2 AND UNDER ARE FREE. Although the Toronto Christmas Market is not active on Mondays, the shops and restaurants of the Distillery Historic District are open 7 days a week. . . Distillery District

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde’s enduring social satire, The Importance of Being Earnest, is a masterpiece of comedic misunderstandings and rebellion. Two sets of lovers search for an ultimate but uncertain truth, navigating life and love amongst themselves, family, friends, and society. Fast-paced, witty, and sometimes biting, this play abounds with hidden romance, mistaken identities, deceptions, and secrets.. Alumnae Theatre Company.

Cartooning and Character Design Workshop II

Cartooning and Character Design Workshop II - "Join us once again for a fun night of Cartooning and Character Design with artist Faez Alidousti! If you missed the previous workshop; don't worry! This one is also for beginners. There's no wrong time to become a cartoonist! No drawing experience required! During this workshop, Faez will build upon the previous lesson for creating a character using simple shapes and facial expressions. Continue your journey to becoming a cartooning expert. 

All materials and 1 drink ticket included (wine, coffee, or tea).

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Bone of the Moon

Bone of the Moon - Khosro Berahmandi Solo Exhibition - “Bone of the Moon” is the title of the most recent series of works by Khosro Berahmandi to be exhibited at Queen Gallery from October 17th to 27th. Expressing a visual aesthetic that is the hallmark of his work, Berahmandi remains faithful to his pictorial lexicon that put him in the forefront of contemporary artists. His intricate artwork continues to enthrall the public. The exhibition will offer two components. The first is a part of a creative process born in a moment of inspiration and imbued with the artists’ prolific imagination. The presence of geometric elements, animals and imaginary creatures, the recurrence of which, incidentally, is not fortuitous but rather the result of artistic licence allowing for the unobstructed confluence of the figurative with the abstract. The second part is inspired by the poetry of Forough Farrokhzad, one of the greatest modern Iranian poets. It is not surprising that the artist dedicates his latest series of works to this great figure of modern literature. Known for his refined aesthetic and perfectly controlled technique, Khosro Berahmandi is also renowned for his sensitivity to the written word, which, whether playful, lyrical, or transcendental, remains intrinsically linked to his art. This passion for the fine writing in general, and for poetry in particular, has always set his artistic expression apart from the banality of everyday life. This exhibition is both homage and solemn celebration of the disappearance of the Iranian poet whose verses continue to resonate and inspire. Finally, it should be noted that several works of the exhibition “Bone of the Moon” will be published this autumn by the Editions Noroît in the Book of Poetry of Forough Farrokhzad translated from the Persian by Bahman Sadighi. About the Artist: Khosro Berahmandi, Iranian-born painter, moved to Canada in 1983. He currently lives and works in Montreal. Graduate in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, as well as the University of Paris VIII, he has already participated in over thirty solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Recipient of several awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, he is engaged in various artistic projects exploring the relationship between his art and other forms of artistic expressions. Three art books on Khosro’s work have already been published by Maison d’édition Ketabe Iran Canada and by Les éditions du Noroît. RSVP: Queen Gallery. distillery district