WAR Flowers opens to the public at Campbell House Museum on January 24, 2018 and runs until March 25, 2018.
The exhibit explores the story of a Canadian World War I soldier, Lt Col. Cantlie and the connections with nine other people during that time. Lt Col. Cantlie collected flowers on European battlefields and sent them in letters, pressed between the pages, to his wife and children.
The tickets will be available for sale on November 20, 2017.
“I believe people have an ability to find beauty and hope, even amidst the horrors of war. This exhibition examines human nature in wartime through a series of artistic representations, multisensory experiences and portraits of ten Canadians who were involved in the First World War. Optical crystal sculptures created by Mark Raynes Roberts portray scenes that illustrate different aspects of human nature while scents developed by Alexandra Bachand evoke personal memory. WAR Flowers is inspired by the pressed flowers picked by George Stephen Cantlie in the gardens, fields and hedges of war-torn Europe and sent to his baby daughter in Montreal. I examine these century-old flowers using floriography, a method of communicating emotion through flowers, to tell the story of human nature in the landscape of war.” – Viveka Melki, curator www.warflowers.ca
Multidisciplinary artist Harley Valentine frames his site specific sculpture installations and collaborative performances featuring company dancers from The National Ballet in this dynamic photo exhibition. Valentines performance stills capture the moment of creation when sculpture, dancer and location blend to create a seamless gesture of limitless space and motion.
Works in this exhibit feature some of Toronto’s top photographers including Sian Richards, George Whiteside and Daniel Eherenworth. In addition to personal iPhone captures by the artist himself.
The Museum will be Closed on Sundays starting October 2017 through to April 2018.
Event Date: September, 30 – October 1
Event Time: 7:00 PM – 7:00 AM
About Nuit Blanche Toronto
Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free, annual, city-wide celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. For one sleepless night, from sunset to sunrise, the familiar is discarded and Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground for a series of exhilarating contemporary art experiences in unexpected public spaces. Since 2006, this award-winning event has featured nearly 1,400 art installations by approximately 4,900 artists, generating over $311 million in economic impact for Toronto.
Left: Terrazzo Tower, 2017
Photo: Harley Valentine
Right: Host Cherish Blood, 2017
Photo: Rezcat studio Summer Garcia
Event Date: September 21, 2017
Event Time: 7:00pm
Tickets at Eventbrite or at the door:
General public: $15
CHC members $12
Photo credit: Edible Ottawa
The Culinary Historians of Canada present esteemed food writer Marion Kane. She will talk about the surprising Canadian roots of the McIntosh apple, which appeared as a chance sport on a farm near Dundela, Ontario, and has become one of North America’s most beloved – and ubiquitous – fruits. Marion will also share the recipe she calls the “Only Correct Way to Make Applesauce,” her favorite recipe for apple crumble and tips on making other luscious apple desserts. Samples will be provided! Co-sponsored by Campbell House.
Marion Kane has been a leader in the world of food journalism for several decades. She is an intrepid populist whose work combines social commentary with a consuming passion for things culinary. For 18 years, she was food editor/columnist for Canada’s largest newspaper, the Toronto Star. She lives in Toronto’s Kensington Market and is currently a freelance food sleuth®, podcaster, writer and cook.
Door prizes will be given! The International Festival of Authors (IOFA) has donated 4 tickets each to two of their upcoming events!