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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