As a writer and photographer I travel between my life in Toronto, my life in Antigua, and anywhere else my wanderings may take me ... writing my books and enjoying local arts and adventures along the way.

Did You Miss this at Nuit Blanche? Part II: The Unique Signature of Sunny Choi

Her works display a finely tuned sense of the traces of personality in a woman

Sunny likes to capture body language. She started by taking pictures of models … taking about fifty pictures of each. Then she’d base her painting on the three or four that were somehow the most the most compelling. She found that inevitably her work conveyed some core element of the model’s personality solely through of her sensitivity to the model’s body language.

Did You Miss this at Nuit Blanche? Part I: Etobicoke School of the Arts

Alex

The depth of skill and insight in the works of these young artists was inspiring. I spoke to Alex and Margaux to learn about their work before the excitement and activity of the Nuit Blanche show started.

Russian Canadian Artist on the Edge of Nuit Blanche

Alexandre with one of his pieces inspired by the sculptures on Easter Island.

Alexandre will open the unique works in his studio to public viewing during the hours of the Nuit Blanche art festival. Located in the heart of the festival zone, he did not register so his studio won’t be listed on the official festival program guide. I asked whether, despite him being a recognized artist of some acclaim, that operating on the periphery of the festival made him an outlaw. “The artist is always an outlaw” he answered.

Afterparty with TwitchFilm at the Toronto International Film Festival

Todd Brown of TwitchFilm.net celebrating the fifth anniverary of his launch and his companies new partnership with XYZ films.

As the world’s largest public film fest the Toronto International Film Festival generates after parties that liven up the nightlife across the entire downtown Toronto during the course of the festival. Today I attended one hosted by Twitchfilm.net

BizMedia Zooms in to the Toronto International Film Festival

DJ Champion was a pecular mix of DJ, bass guitar, and electric guitar. The crowd loved it.

Tonight was the opening of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). In front of the opening screening at Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall and at after party events around the city where they could be seen entering the darkened interiors of chic gatherings, the entertainment world’s most luminous celebrities graciously paused to pose for photographers. A number of outdoor public events also marked the occasion. One of these was the concert by DJ Champion held in Dundas Square.

Outdoor Art Show at the Distillery

Sculpture of a woman in bronze. Paul Vodak.

Today, in addition to its regular galleries the Distillery also hosted the “Artisans at the Distillery Outdoor Art Show” which takes place every year at the Distillery on Labour Day weekend.

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