Dear D E N A,
Thanks for putting out the perfect summer track. Thoughts of pool-hopping with friends is takingover my conscious and subconscious.
Ps. you’re the coolest person ever.
The Sketchbook Project is a mobile library of handmade sketchbooks contributed to by thousands of creative people from across the globe. The Project encourages everyone — from anywhere — regardless of their creative background, to create and share their process with the public.
Participants sign up online (2013 registration now underway) to receive a blank sketchbook, then fill it with artwork and mail it back. The results are cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection, displayed online in the Digital Library, and exhibited at museums and arts festivals from coast to coast including right here at The Gladstone July 19th (opening reception), 6-10pm at the 2nd floor gallery.
Demonstrating the power of collaboration: when 10,000 people get together with a common purpose, we can create something uniquely awesome, here’s a look at Gyula Gefin for The Sketchbook Project 2012. Theme: Great Hopes and Massive Failures, titled We Don’t Bleed – When We Don’t Fight. Location: Montreal, Canada.
2nd Floor Gallery:
July 19th (opening reception), 6-10pm
July 20th-22nd, 2-6pm
We think the Gladstone Hotel is a perfect venue for weddings and especially for wedding photos. But don’t just believe what we say–follow the I Do blog series, where we will be posting our favourite Gladstone wedding photos–and you can decide for yourself! Named in the Toronto Life Wedding Guide 2012, the Gladstone Hotel is an inspired and historical venue for weddings and special celebrations. Together with couples and wedding planners we work to facilitate all types of wedding visions.
Whether you’re looking for a luxurious boudoir space, an artsy reception area like The Gladstone Gallery with 14-foot ceilings and balcony overlooking Queen St., a celebration-sized Ballroom with exposed brick walls, pine flooring and Victorian windows, or want your guests to stay in one of our 37 unique artist-designed rooms–we can make it happen.
If this doesn’t have you saying “I Do” you probably never cried in The Notebook.For booking inquires and details visit our website. For more Gladstone wedding photos head over to Pinterest and make sure you check in regularly to the I Do blog series.
Soon the hotel will be overrun with tassels, tattooed beauties & more hairspray than a Toddlers & Tiaras episode. It’s the 5th Annual Toronto Burlesque Festival and it’s grown to epic proportions. We’re proud to be the host hotel and have events happening Thurs & Fri nights as well as a performer brunch on Saturday morning.
Buy tickets in advance NOW because they’re sure to sell out.
One of the highlights of the weekend will be a performance by Gravity Plays Favorites (Michelle Mynx and Katrina Dohl) on Thursday night. While this is their fourth appearance at the Festival it’s will be their first here at the hotel! This pole-dancing duo from St. Louis will be sponsored by Aradia Fitness Oakville and will be teaching workshops here on Saturday, July 21 as part of Burlesque University.
Making her Canadian debut will be Kristina Nekyia from Hollywood, CA who is a contortionist/performance artist/burlesque and belly dancer. She’s a busy lady and is flying in from St. Louis and flying out to Prague for work after the Fest! Catch her Thursday night.
Also appearing will be our local favorites Skin Tight Outta Sight & BoylesqueTo as well as visiting babes Michelle L’amour & Roxi Dlite, both of whom have won the title of “Queen of Burlesque” in Las Vegas.
Here’s a quick run-down of the events we’re hosting:
Thurs July 19th – Meet & Greet Teaser, 6pm
Thurs July 19th – Top Drawer Tease: Headliner and Producer Showcase, 9pm
Fri July 20th – 1st International Strip Search, 7pm
Fri July 20th – VIP Pre-Party for World Premiere, “The Burlesque Assassins”, 10pm
Sat July 21st – Performer Pyjama Brunch, 11am
For a full list of events & details check the our website!
Running May 23, 2012 – Sep 30, 2012, the Dreamland exhibition integrates landmark Canadian artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collections with the work of contemporary Canadian artists to create a dialogue of personal and cultural expressions across time and space.
Celebrating the imagination of landscape and the human presence in and around it, Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape introduces a seamless play of storytelling, whimsy, utility and materiality, speaking to a continuity of patterns and practices that locate the past in the present – and the present in the past.
Featuring work by artists like Douglas Coupland and Michael Snow, Noa Knows–you’ll be having nightmares if you miss this one.