“A Case for Collateral Art”
Arts writer and critic Patricia Phillips headlines the Goldfarb Lecture in Visual Arts at York U
Art critic, theorist, curator and educator Patricia Phillips of the Rhode Island School of Design is the featured speaker for the 2012 Goldfarb Lecture in Visual Arts. She will deliver her talk, titled “(un)Public: A Case for Collateral Art“, on February 1 at York University. More »
Vital Discussions of Human Security
Lecture Series Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace, and Voice of Women for Peace
Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Rm. 179 University College, U.Toronto. All welcome. No charge More »
Dr. Sara Diamond, President of OCAD University (OCAD U) is pleased to announce that legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist Gilberto Gil will launch the 2011/12 President’s Speaker Series at OCAD University with his talk “The Power of Art” on Monday, November 7 at 6:45 p.m. (free and open to the public; registration required).
Gilberto Gil is one of Brazil’s most influential musicians. Known for his musical innovation and melodic richness, Gil has released 52 albums, five of them platinum, and sold more than four million records, 12 of them gold. Over nearly half a century, his music has incorporated a blend of styles, including bossa nova, baião, samba, reggae and rock, and an eclectic range of influences including The Beatles, Luiz Gonzaga, João Gilberto and Jimi Hendrix. More »
New Forces in French Design
The Faculty of Design at OCAD University, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Toronto, presents an intimate speaker series with leading French architects, designers and design writers. All events are free and open to the public (no registration required), and take place in OCAD University’s Auditorium.
Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob+MacFarlane
Thursday, September 22, 6:30 p.m. More »
Director, Affordable Housing and Social Innovation at the Wellesley Institute,
will speak at the Toronto Dollar Supper Club on March 28
at 6 pm, at the Hot House (corner of Church and Front Sts).
He will speak on the subject of Sleepwalking to Segregation. More »
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
You are invited to join us for a lecture and discussion of how and why culture changes, based on our new book, Artists, Patrons and the Public: Why Culture Changes (AltaMira, 2010) at the Art Gallery of Mississauga on Wednesday, October 27 at 7 pm. Admission is free of charge. More »
David Shore, creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning Fox TV series House, M.D. gives a public talk November 8 in the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre at York University.
Shore will talk about the genesis of House and his work in developing, writing and executive-producing the hit medical drama. His presentation, illustrated with clips from the show, will take the form of a live interview with York screenwriting professor Howard Wiseman. Their conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A. More »
ART LECTURE WITH EUROPE’s LEADING ART CRITIC & WRITER
What makes a piece of art worth $1 or a $1,000,000?
With modern technology of communication and marketing such as artists Damien Hirst who no longer create their own work hands-on but in factory settings.
In today’s world how do we value art?
Do we trust our own judgements? More »
Art Gallery of Hamilton talks presents
It’s All About Her: Talks on Canadian Women Artists
To complement the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s fall exhibition season, AGH talk series presents a programme of accomplished speakers highlighting significant historical and contemporary Canadian women artists.
Starting on Tuesday, September 21 and alternating every two weeks, the talks are led by noted art historians, curators, authors and artists. The talks begin at 6:30 pm and are held at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, downtown Hamilton. More »
Toronto art-making duo Christian Giroux and Daniel Young (CGDY) have been working in York University’s digital sculpture lab over the past few months as artists-in-residence in the Department of Visual Arts. They will present an overview of their work in a free public lecture titled The Making of Boole, Wed. March 24 at 3pm at York’s Keele campus. More »
The Ontario College of Art & Design’s Faculties of Art and Liberal Studies have partnered to present Art Creates Change: Action – Vodou and Haitian Art, a lecture and community dialogue featuring an exhibition and silent auction on Friday, March 5 starting at 1 p.m.
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Professor of Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, renowned Haitian scholar, and an ‘oungan asowge’, a priest of Vodou religion and spirituality, will present his lecture on Vodou and Haitian Art. More »
The Toronto Dollar Neighborhoods initiative will be holding its first Supper Club event of 2010, on February 22, at 6.00 pm, at the Hot-House Cafe, at the corner of Church and Front Street.
The speaker will be FRANK CUNNINGHAM, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Toronto. The theme for the evening: Canadian Democracy: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
(Prorogation and Democracy in Canada).
The Hot house will be offering a Three course dinner for $25.00 Toronto Dollars.(wine not included). More »
Ben Todd: The Role of the Arts in Driving Sustainable Lifestyles
Dr. Ben Todd, executive director of Arcola Theatre, Britain’s groundbreaking green performance venue, will give the annual Wendy Michener Lecture at York University on January 14.
In his address, titled Humanizing the Science of Climate Change: The Role of the Arts in Driving Sustainable Lifestyles, Todd will discuss the leading edge of eco-arts production and performance, and its potential as a catalyst for changing awareness and behaviour around the most compelling environmental issue of our day. More »
Redeemer Plays U2 – Monday, September 14, 7 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 162 Bloor Street W. (at Avenue Road). The Rev’d Andrew Asbil discusses the theological connections to the latest U2 album, No Line on the Horizon.
Guitarist Mike Daley talks about U2’s music and with his band performs songs from the new album. Free admission. Dinner available starting at 6 for a suggested $10 donation. Please register for the session and/or dinner: 416-922-4948 or www.theredeemer.ca More »
TUESDAY May 26, 6:00 p.m. at the Hot House Cafe ( 35 church at Front street)
Choose one ofÂ 3, 3-course meals for only 25 Toronto Dollars (available at the door)
Reserve your seats by email torontodollars (at) gmail (dot) com or call 416 361 0466.
RICK SALUTIN is a writer, lecturer, and social activist, born in Toronto on August 30, 1942. Educated mainly in the U.S., Rick returned to Toronto in 1970 to work as a trade-union organizer and journalist. More »
Toronto Dollar is excited to present “Anton Kuerti in Conversation.”
Anton Kuerti, one of the world’s most renowned concert pianists, has agreed to grace us with his company at the Hot House CafÃ© in Toronto at our next Supper club, March 30, 6:00 p.m.
Come early to get a good seat. More »
Thursday, March 19, 6:30 p.m.
First-year Art & Design at OCAD invites you to a talk by award winning photographer Nigel Dickson. Dickson is an international award-winning photographer whose work has been published by such magazines as Toronto Life, Details, Esquire, Saturday Night, Forbes, Business Week, The Globe and Mail, Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Weekend, Chatelaine, and Fast Company . More »
M.C. McCain Design Speaker Series presents
Jenny BergstrÃ¶m: â€œPoetics and Politics in Designâ€
Thursday, March 12 at 6:45 p.m.
Jenny BergstrÃ¶m is a designer and researcher currently based in London and Stockholm. Since graduating with an MFA from the Textile department at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Jenny has been working at the Design Research Unit at the Interactive Institute, a Swedish experimental research institute that combines expertise in art, design and information technology to perform world leading applied research. More »
Sara Diamond, President of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), welcomes Dr. Marie Battiste as the third keynote speaker in the Presidentâ€™s Speaker Series, on Thursday, March 5 at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free.
Battiste, a Miâ€™kmaq educator from Potloâ€™tek First Nations of Unamaâ€™kik, Nova Scotia, has worked actively with First Nations schools and communities as an administrator, teacher, consultant, and curriculum developer, advancing Aboriginal epistemology, languages, pedagogy, and research. More »