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IC Select: December 6 - 13, 2006


A weekly look at the arts and culturual happenings in Toronto as selected by Instant Coffee.

01. Art Metropole - Gifts By Artists - Dec 9
02. Paul Petro Contemporary Art - CHRISTMAS SPICE - Dec 8
03. Gladstone Hotel - Artist Run Centre Holiday Quickie! - Dec 6
04. Cinecycle - Pleasure Dome presents News from Home - Dec 8
05. AWOL Gallery - ISIS ART Raffle - Fundraiser - Dec 8
06. The Magenta Foundation - OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
07. DUDE - the DOWNTOWN URBAN DESIGN EVENT - Dec 9
08. The Drake Hotel - DIFFERENT STROKES - till Jan 2
09. THE BEAVER - NOT.O. - DEC 8
10. I WANT RHYTHM street dance party - DEC 17

01. Art Metropole - Gifts By Artists - Dec 9

Gifts By Artists at Art Metropole
December 9, 2006 - January 6, 2007

Opening Saturday December 9th, 2-5PM
Audio, books, drawings, multiples, postcards, records, t-shirts, video and gifts. All by local Toronto artists.

02. Paul Petro Contemporary Art - CHRISTMAS SPICE - Dec 8

December 8 - 23, 2006
Opens Friday December 8, 7-11pm

Paul Petro Contemporary Art presents their tenth annual Christmas Spice group exhibition: Stephen Andrews, Rayne Baron, Cecilia Berkovic, Amy Bowles, Peter Bowyer, Jane Buyers, Dennis Day, Maura Doyle, Gary Evans, FASTWURMS, Ron Giii, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Andrew Harwood, Instant Coffee, G.B. Jones, Steven Kado, Suzy Lake, Jiva Mackay, Susan Mackay, Bernie Miller, Olia Mishchenko, Allyson Mitchell, Janet Morton, Will Munro, Sandy Plotnikoff, Jeanne Randolph, Rhonda Riche, Melanie Rocan, Cyrus Smith, Ho Tam, Trixie & Beever, R.M. Vaughan, Stephane Gilot, Natalka Husar & others. R.M. Vaughan "does" this year's tree.

03. Gladstone Hotel - Artist Run Centre Holiday Quickie! - Dec 6

Snacks, music, pub style tables in the Gladstone Ballroom and cash bar

ART MAKES GOOD COOKIES! 1st Annual Best Cookie Crew Competition

PLUG 'N PLAY - all night long (all night)
MP3s have killed the media star. Bring your MP3 player of choice with a play list of no more than five songs and they'll be plugging it in.

04. Cinecycle - Pleasure Dome presents News from Home - Dec 8

Pleasure Dome presents News from Home: Sense and Nonsense. Friday, December 8, 8pm $5 @ Cinecycle, 129 Spadina Ave.

News from Home: Sense and Nonsense is a meditation on the news and how it fosters the most powerful and confusing of anxious feelings. Instead of whipping you into a righteous frenzy of fear and outrage, the videos in the programme take a step back and scrutinize the official story - deconstructing, distorting and distilling the news media's sensationalism with a barrage of tactics from rapid-fire collage to absurd surrealism to clear-headed testimonials.

05. AWOL Gallery - ISIS ART Raffle - Fundraiser - Dec 8

HOLIDAY FUNDRAISING EVENT
Party! Art Exhibition! Art Raffle!
Friday, December 8th, 7-10PM

At AWOL Gallery
76 Ossington Ave. (1 blk. North of Queen St. West)

06. The Magenta Foundation - OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Magenta Foundation, Canada's first arts publishing house, is announcing year three of its Emerging Photographers exchange. Preview of last years competition.

More info.

07. DUDE - the DOWNTOWN URBAN DESIGN EVENT - Dec 9

29 young artists, designers and craftspeople gather to sell awesome stuff. Jewellery, clothing (men's and women's), ceramics, little gifts, big gifts.

Saturday, December 9th, 11am to 7pm, Sunday, December 10th, noon to 6pm. ADMISSION FREE. At the Latvian House, 491 College St. W., just west of Bathurst.

More info.

08. The Drake Hotel - DIFFERENT STROKES - till Jan 2

DIFFERENT STROKES:
December 1 - January 2
Opening Reception, December 1, 7 - 8pm, Drake Lounge
+ Michael Adamson + Cynthia Chapman + Simon Goulet + Jason Gringler + Elizabeth McIntosh + Meghan McKnight + Jinny Yu
This exhibition of recent works by contemporary Canadian abstractionists demonstrates different styles and tendencies in painting. The artists in this show make reference to the dominant forms of painting in the twentieth century, while pursuing highly individualistic methodologies.

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE DECEMBER PROGRAM:
I. I LOVE WHAT YOU DO RESIDENCY
Feat. Nicole Raufeisen + Ryan Witt (Vancouver)
Dec 3 - Dec 28
I Love What You Do is a package of artist multiples curated by Nicole + Ryan for the Drake Hotel rooms. Each week on Friday a new package will be available to Hotel guests.
www.nicoleplusryan.ca

II. THE TRASH MENAGERIE CURATORIAL RESIDENCY
Feat: Christina Vassallo (NYC)
Dec 23 - Jan 13
Christina Vassallo is the Drake's inaugural Curator-in-Residence. She has curated the January-February show at the Drake "Fantasy Island 3: Trash Menagerie"

More info at on the Drake Hotel's web site.

09. THE BEAVER - NOT.O. - DEC 8

NOT.O.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 8TH
@ THE BEAVER 1192 QUEEN ST. W
WILL MUNRO SPINS: NO WAVE DISCO - PROTO PUNK FUNK - DEAD DISCO
CONTORTIONS START AFTER 10:30
COVER =0$

10. I WANT RHYTHM street dance party - DEC 17

I WANT RHYTHM
A free street dance party powered by music provided by stores along the way.
Sunday Dec 17 @ 2:30pm, In front of Casa Acoreana, NE corner of Baldwin and Augusta

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