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Having just launched our blog this April, we thought it would be most bloggie of us to celebrate the end of the year with a retrospective of our top 5 favourite blog memories.
Find out more about The Gladstone’s identity in this delicious looking infograph:
Lots of people say “I Do” at the hotel. And we like to show off their photos!
In partnership with HUB Concierge and their expert team of cultural curators, this year we were able to put tablet computers equipped with free WiFi and carefully selected video reviews.
The contemporary love triangle opera that traveled (with the audience) throughout the hotel!
Of course, our number 1 blog topic of the year has been cats! Specifically, cats being Ca(t)sual.
Just a ca(t)sual PSA: it’s Movember, and we have a lot of staff members on the Gladstone MO-tel team raising funds. Just because your cat may have a better moustache than you, it’s no excuse to hold back. Make a donation to our Movember team (or any Movember-related org) and make it ca(t)sual.
In room 204 for Nuit Blanche this year we have the 12 HR Zine Machine by Madeleine Collective - Behold the vibrant and bustling 12 HR Zine Machine in action as featured Toronto artists and zine-makers are challenged to create a hand-made “zine” art book every hour inspired by ideas submitted by Nuit Blanche participants. Nuit Blanche guests are also invited to join in the hands-on zine performance as zine-makers themselves! Madeleine Collective is a Toronto-based art collective whose name is inspired by Proust’s description of an involuntary flood of memories evoked by the act of tasting a madeleine cookie. Similarly, the collective aims to trigger inspiration and revelation through unexpected moments encountered in art.
More of what is to come for this year’s Nuit Blanche celebration at the Gladstone Hotel.
Ballroom from 8pm – 11pm: Heavy Sleep by Amy Siegel – You are invited to step inside a dream. To drift from cloud to cloud and wade through twilight. There is music here. There is quiet. There are thousands of stars to wish upon, tonight. There is no reason to leave. Amy is an artist, educator and activist, and my work reflects a desire to integrate these different roles. Recently, she has been exploring installations as sites for combining performance and visual art through a mixture of music, sculpture, shadow play and film.
Every Monday 5-8pm our Gladstone Burger is only $5. Need something to help wash down that amazing deal? How about a $5 pint? Yup, that’s right, $5 burgers and $5 pints every Monday from 5-8pm.
For 3.95 you can add a side of salad, 4.95 to add fries, or you could just get another burger for 5$.
See you Monday!
Graphic design is changing. Even its name is in dispute. New technologies, new media and a continuously evolving audience are all transforming the discipline of the design of communications in new and interesting ways. Join our exert panel as we discuss these changing roles, challenges and responsibilities. For more information visit: http://www.rgdontario.com/viewEvent.asp?ID=1533
Adam Antoszek-Rallo R.G.D., Creative Director at Catalyst Workshop
Dawna Henderson, President & CEO of henderson bas kohn
Helen Pak, EVP, Co-Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Canada
Justin Rieder, Director of Creative Services at Indigo Books & Music
Mark Kasumovic is a Toronto/Halifax based photographic and video artist. His work revolves around the inherent truth-value of the photograph and the many limitations within the medium. His latest body of work, Picture/Perfect, uses tourism as a backdrop to explore the phenomenon of digital images as data in the information age. He is a recent graduate of the NSCAD University Masters of Fine Arts program, while his work has recently been acquired by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Beaverbrook Provincial Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Peel.
His video installation PEGGY’S COVE is now playing on the screen in the Melody Bar.
Brianna Lowe is multi-disciplinary artist working in video, 3D animation and collage. She is interested in the different interpretations of how the environment is experienced through the mediation of different digital media, such as appropriation of stock photos, web interfaces and video loops. Lowe studied at OCAD University, experimenting in painting, printmaking and installation there.
Her video installation Big Outside is now playing on the screen in the Melody Bar.