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Looking Back on 19 Years of Christmas Spice - opens Fri Nov 18

Paul Petro Contemporary Art is pleased to present a look-back at 19 years of "Christmas Spice", one of Toronto's original holiday-inspired group exhibitions. We've dug into the archive and are pulling out works that date back to our first "Christmas Cheer" a.k.a. "Christmas Spice" in 1997. The name change in 1998 coincided with a YYZ fundraiser lipsynchorama performance at the Rivoli by a bunch of us as The Spice Girls.

The exhibition was predicated on the idea that someone might acquire their first work of art, ever, for as little as $2.

We'll be opening this exhibition in conjunction with "West Country", an exhibition of new ceramic works by Amy Bowles and new paintings by Gary Evans.

The 20th annual "Christmas Spice" exhibition, with tree by Life Of A Craphead, opens Friday December 2, 7-11pm.

Here's the roster of trees past:

1997 - Christmas Cheer

1998 - Nancy Kembry

1999 - Jane Buyers / Dennis Day / Julie Voyce

2000 - Andrew Harwood

2001 - Bucky & Fluff's Craft Factory

2002 - Karen Azoulay

2003 - Trixie & Beever

2004 - Janet Morton

2005 - Dennis Day

2006 - R M Vaughan

2007 - Shannon Partridge

2008 - Churla Burla

2009 - Gretchen Sankey

2010 - Sandy Plotnikoff

2011 - Maura Doyle

2012 - C N Tower Liquidation

2013 - Amy Bowles

2014 - Sadko Hadzihasanovic

2015 - Jacqueline Treloar

2016 - Life Of A Craphead

Looking Back on 19 Years of Christmas Spice - opens Fri Nov 18

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