Just a ca(t)sual suggestion for all the people looking to attract some chicks this long weekend.
Susan Collett is a Toronto-based artist who works both as a printmaker and ceramic sculptor. She is also one of the creative minds behind the Racine Room, 407.
Collett received her RCA in 2008 and her IAC International Academy of Ceramics in 2007. In 2007 she was selected one of 10 artists across Canada to make a new body of work in China for the opening of The Canada Museum at the FULE International Ceramic Art Museums in Fuping. In 2008 she had a solo exhibition at The Tom Thomson Gallery in Owen Sound and in 2009 solo exhibitions at The Weiss Gallery Calgary and upcoming New Work at The Oeno Gallery in Picton.
Collett’s work is also included in Corporate and Private collections including Ernst & Young, Bank of Montreal, Canadiana Collection Rideau Hall, The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, The Ontario Securities Commission, The Burlington Art Centre and four of Collett’s clay sculptures were placed in Trump Tower Miami 2009. Susan is represented by Sandra Ainsley Gallery in Toronto. Oeno Gallery, Pictorn, Weiss Gallery, Calgary and Galerie Elena Lee in Montreal. You can find out more about Susan Collett at her website.
YES we are getting tablets in all our rooms! And YES they will be packed with amazing video content exploring some of our favourite local restaurants, shops, events and most importantly your favourite Toronto art hotel–us!
In partnership with HUB Concierge and their expert team of cultural curators, we will be outfitting all our rooms with tablet computers. Featuring carefully selected video reviews, the HUB tablets will provide all our guests with a truly local, insiders guide to the city.
In addition to the stunning HD video tours of our favorite Toronto shopping dining and entertainment spots, HUB’s user-friendly tablets offer easy internet access, instant access to CBC news and weather and listings to all the best in local events.
Whether you’re a Toronto first-timer looking for a quick, reliable way to find the city’s best gems, or a Queen West aficionado with an agenda, HUB provides 5 personas to help make sure each experience is tailored to match your personal taste.
Go ahead, book a room and surf for yourself!
Earlier in the month gang of creative local teens known as The Torontonians hosted their incredible SummerWorks sleepover performance art event: Dare Night Lockdown, in the Ballroom.
Having mentored The Torontonians throughout the year in arts management skills like branding, promotions, event management, and social media, we were especially proud of how the night turned out.
Darren O’Donnell, Artistic and Research Director for the Mammalian Diving Reflex and one of the key adult faces behind the event also shared his praise:
The event went really well. For the first time, we managed to attract a bunch of young people who we’ve never met. And, in an really surprising and cool twist, the event morphed into a very queer friendly place.
Most impressive, however, was the Gladstone’s attitude, which was about as respectful as I’ve ever seen any org dealing with that amount of young people. There was only good vibes and respect the whole time. You all made us all feel very welcome and not at all intrusive.
Thanks to The Torontonians, Mammalian Diving Reflex and Darren for making the mentorship such a success. It was a pleasure and honor for us to host such a respectful and professional group of artists and curators over the last 10 months. We especially admired the willingness of the group to learn and utilize new skills to produce such successful shows and events.
Big props everyone!