Monday, March 28, 2011

Machari: Celebrate Spring with a Concert of Georgian Folk Song

Machari concert of Georgian folk song, Heliconian Hall, Toronto, April 2, 2011Poster: Machari Concert April 2, 2011
The Heliconian Hall, Toronto
Credit: Machari
Dear friends of Machari,

This Saturday we are celebrating spring and our first CD Machari 2010 with a concert of Georgian folk song.

Please join us
for great music and a toast to spring, on

April 2, 7:30 pm
at the Heliconian Hall
35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto, ON
(1 block noth of Yorkville Ave)

for tickets and information phone 416-703-4975
$15 at the door

Our recently released CD Machari 2010 will be available for sale.

For information on Machari, visit

Come celebrate Spring with Machari.

Machari is a ten-member ensemble of Canadian men and women taken with the folk music of the Republic of Georgia. Machari, meaning "new wine" in the Georgian language, is a word that evokes fruitfulness, fermentation and blending, a metaphorical reference to the fomentation of new ideas.

Megobrebi Means Friends: Torontonian Georgian Singing Groups Performance
Music from Caucasus and Balkans: Friendship and Wine

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Enterprise Toronto Small Business Arts Forum 2011 "Get Discovered!" March 29

Enterprise Toronto Small Business Arts Forum 2011 "Get Discovered!"

March 29, 2011
From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
North York Civic Centre, Lower Level
Council Chambers, CR# 1-4

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Keynote Presentation: "Business of Art"

Presented by:
Jeff Melanson, Executive Director, Co-CEO
Canada's National Ballet School

The Small Business Arts Forum is a City of Toronto, Economic Development & Culture initiative, organized in bringing together an inspiring and informative day to help artists "Get Discovered!"
We hope you find this day informative and useful.

Does one have to sacrifice art or creativity in order to be businesslike? No! In fact, marketing yourself in a business like fashion will help you to get discovered, ensure that word spreads systematically, build your reputation and enable you to continue delivering the art you believe in.

The Forum will include an inspiring morning panel discussion where industry veterans will share their own creative journeys and let you know how they spot talent, along with the afternoon seminar series presented by some of the leading edge artists and professionals in our City. Check out the links below for further details!

Small Business Arts Forum 2011 Resource Links:
1. Art Associations
2. Business of Art
3. Taxes
4. Intellectual Property Laws
5. Contracts
6. Government Art Links
• National
• Provincial
7. On-line Art Links
8. Other

Credit: The Small Business Arts Forum 2011 "GET DISCOVERED!"

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Junction Residents Association's Fundraiser Function in the Junction: April 9

Function in the Junction 2011, JRA's FundraiserPoster: JRA's Fundraiser Function in the Junction
All proceeds will be used to establish a fund to assist people recovering from burn injuries
Saturday, April, 9 2011 @ West Toronto Masonic Temple
Poster design by
Printed by

The Junction Residents Association

proudly presents

Annual Fundraiser


All proceeds will be used to establish a fund to assist people recovering from burn injuries

When: Saturday, April, 9th, 2011

Where: West Toronto Masonic Temple

Location: 151 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3
(next to the Library)

Tickets: $40

Sold in advance only from our sponsors:
Agora Café (3015 Dundas St.W) & Latitude 44 (2900 Dundas St.W)

featuring a delectable 3-course dinner
(local food from local restaurants)
served from 6 pm till 8 pm

till 1 am

Silent auction & door prizes!
Cash Bar
On April 9, 2011 the Junction Residents Association will be holding it’s annual fundraiser “Function in the Junction” at the West Toronto Masonic Temple located at 151 Annette Street in Toronto.

This year all monies raised will be used to establish a special fund for burn survivors who are in need of custom made pressure garments but do not have the financial means to acquire them.

These specialized garments are crucial in allowing the skin to recover. Even though there are agencies that help patients in financial need, not everyone is eligible. These are the people that the fund would help in their extreme time of need. With the help of Roberta Harris at the Recovery Garment Centre at 16 Heintzman St. we have set up a special needs funding protocol and portions of the funding will go to different patients on a case by case basis.

Tickets are available from our sponsors Agora Cafe (3015 Dundas St.W) and Latitude 44 (2900 Dundas St.W) at a cost of $40.00. This includes a 3 course meal (you choose from a menu provided by local restaurants when you purchase your ticket) that will be served from 6 pm - 8 pm.

Doors will be open to the public after 8 pm, no cover charge. There will be local live entertainment featuring the McDales. A silent auction will take place all evening and there will be a cash bar.

Tickets for last year's event sold out quickly and it looks like this year's event will as well!

For more information, please visit or contact

It’s your Junction, It’s our Junction

Junction Residents Association: Function in the Junction on Sat., April 9
Buy your dinner tickets soon — they’re going fast.

Victoria Lodge - Masonic Lodge in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Agora: The best teas, coffees and food that The Junction has to offer. Free Wi-Fi to all our customers.

Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Décor: Dedicated to art in all its traditional disciplines as well as its current edge slicing mediums and are mandated to showcasing, supporting and preserving the work of Canadian artists.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Art Inspired by Nature in High Park: Artists Talk March 13

Screenshot: High Park Volunteer Stewardship Program
Artists Inspired by High Park Talk on Sunday, March 13, 2011

Artists Inspired by High Park

Sunday, March 13, 2011
10:30am to 1:30pm
Howard Park Tennis Club,
430 Parkside Drive (S. of Bloor from Keele)


High Park Volunteer Stewardship Program winter lecture series presents: "Artists Inspired by High Park" talk on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 10:30 - 1:30.

Six artists - three writers (novelist, poet and climate change author) and 3 visual artists (art books, photographer and painter) reflect on how they have been inspired by High Park nature in their artistic endeavours, subject matter, and as a place to create. After all the artists present and talk about their work, there will be a short lunch break followed by a panel discussion.

Because of the number of speakers, this session will be longer than usual. Although refreshments will be provided, it is recommended that audience members bring their own lunch if they wish.

For more information, visit or contact

High Park Nature: Volunteer Opportunities / Volunteer Stewardship Program
Facebook: High Park Stewards

Friday, March 04, 2011

Join the Discussion on Artistic Excellence in Community-Engaged Arts: March 17

Artistic Excellence and Community-Engaged Arts, by Neighbourhood Arts Network
Poster: Artistic Excellence and Community-Engaged Arts
5005 Dundas Street West, March 17, 2011, 1 - 3 pm
Image: Art Starts, Villaways:
Look Up, Live Large – a series of large-scale photo installations
mounted throughout the neighbourhood documenting young residents of Villaways.

Credit: Neighbourhood Arts Network

Please join the Neighbourhood Arts Network and MABELLEarts for a discussion on March 17th.

When it comes to community-engaged arts, what does 'artistic excellence' mean to you? How is the idea of artistic excellence relevant to the work you do? Join the conversation on Thursday, March 17!

Share your thoughts and hear from others who are active in the field, including folks from Jumblies Theatre, Whippersnapper Gallery, Ontario Arts Council, Asian Arts Freedom School, Art Starts, and more.

This is a great opportunity to meet other artists and cultural workers!

To register for this FREE event, please contact

Thursday, March 17 from 1-3pm at MABELLEarts: 5005 Dundas Street West in Etobicoke.

Details: Artistic Excellence in Community-Engaged Arts
Neighbourhood Arts Network

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Capitalism and Culture in the Junction: There's More to Come

Hi Everyone,

I am taking a moment to write you all and give my deepest thanks to you for your participation in Capitalism and Culture in the Junction.

I am very heartened by the exhibit and all the workshops and interactions that took place in and around the space; it was truly an amazing time and I am still reeling from all the knowledge and feeling that was shared variously through the artworks on the wall, and our presence with each other.

For those of you who wish to continue the work of activating the public space in which we live together, there's more to come.

My warmest gratitude to all,

Kim Jackson
Capitalism and Culture in the Junction
exploring the reproduction of capitalist relations through cultural production