Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Local Option Art Awards Gala / WTJHS Fundraiser. Be there and you’re history!

Invitation: The Local Option Art Awards Gala / WTJHS Fundraiser
You are cordially invited to attend
The Local Option Art Awards Gala in the Junction.

Help ensure the WTJHS is around for the Junction's next hundred years.
Thursday, October 23rd
Time: 7 pm - 10 pm
Latitude 44 Gallery
2900 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Y8
Over the Centennial year we have developed a number of programs that have made an impact here in the Junction. None more so that the Local Option Art Awards which will hold its first annual gala on October 23 at Latitude 44 Gallery (2900 Dundas Street West).

The gala will raise funds for the West Toronto Junction Historical Society, a vital force in the Junction, working to preserve the history and heritage of this unique neighbourhood. Artists, historians, patrons of art and lovers of history will come together to celebrate the Spirit of the Junction. As the evening unfolds, speakers tell the wondrous tales of art as a vital link in Junction history and the historic marriage between art and business in the community.

Items of historical and artistic value will be on display to be purchased at silent auction, an array of treasures from gold and silver leaf to vintage brass fire extinguishers manufactured in the Junction will be auctioned off. Vintage photographs from the Junction’s past have been exquisitely framed and will be offered as mementos of the railway town that became a city.

Original art work by the winners and participants in the Local Option Art Awards will be on display. The grand prize winners Peter LIU Gang (shown at High Park Martial Arts) and Emmanuel Mifsud (Super Submarine) will receive their rewards from the business owners who sponsored their work over the course of the Centennial summer. Also honoured will be second prize winner Brian Anderson (Triple Z Roti) and third prize to Olga Sadowy (alsoTriple Z). Every artist who participated will be awarded a special certificate to commemorate their contribution to the history of art in the Junction and the Art of the Democracy.

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the original sculpture "Spirit of the Junction" specially commissioned by Junction artist Reid English and won by a member of the voting public.

It will be an evening of sparkle, wit, art and history, a chance to support one of the most active Historical Societies in the city as it faces the challenge of staying alive in these days of global financial crisis.

The Local Option Art Awards Gala / WTJHS Fundraiser.
Be there and you’re history!

Also in attendance: Junction journalist AB Rice who will narrate the historical development of art and business in the Junction story. He’ll be there and so will I.

Please join us!
Neil Ross, writer/comedian/historian

Invitation to the Gala: Celebration of the Toronto Junction Local Option Art Awards
by Cara Reeves, WTJHSCC

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Anonymous said...

I'll certainly be giving that jumble a miss!

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