This Saturday at Mira Godard Gallery, warm up to the frozen city again with local artist Peter Harris' "Night Watch - New Paintings" exhibit featuring nighttime scenes Toronto and of course, the TTC. (You might remember Peter Harris from our "15 iconic paintings of Toronto" post earlier this year.)
Part of the vibrancy of the arts scene can be chalked up to the bi-monthly art crawls, which brings masses of people out to the James St. North District. Less heavily invested in big commercial sales as Toronto's galleries, the art spaces here are open and inviting with a palpable sense of community.
Here are my picks for the top art galleries in Hamilton.
Interrogative and engaging, the artworks examine the sign as a public utility device and as an object to be scrutinized regardless of its content.
Launching on the Danforth at the The Social Capital Theatre February 25-28, the festival, run by two of Toronto's self proclaimed "biggest champions" of musical improv, Natasha Boomer of Comedy Bar's Wheel of Improv and Matty Burns of bi-weekly Second City show Let the Music Play, will be entirely devoted to the art of musical improv comedy, with four nights of shows, jams, and workshops.
Running from February 18-22 at Interaccess, Bento Miso, and Videofag, the multi-venue fest will feature a huge game art centric exhibit, plus music performances, early computer animation screenings (hint: Star Wars tie-in), a new media panel, the return of workshop GlitchJam, and a live action laser maze.
Check out these photos that prove winter in Toronto is a beautiful time of year.