Vera Frenkel

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Toronto events on December 2nd, 2013

ART | Celebrating Vera Frenkel
This Is Not A Reading Series and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art present a special talk with Canadian artist Vera Frenkel, tonight at The Gladstone Hotel. Tonight's event is a launch for a book about Frenkel, edited by Sigrid Schade and made up of texts by various authors. This is the first major undertaking to cover the career and work of Vera Frenkel, an internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist who has created installations, video works and received the Canada Council Molson Prize for the Arts, the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, and more. In addition to a chat with the artist, some excerpts of her work will be screened. The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM.

BOOKS & LIT | Rower's Pub Reading Series
The Rower's Pub Reading Series reconvenes tonight at a new location - Measure, in the Annex. This long-standing reading series features established writers alongside emerging talent, and is a go-to event for TO literary mavens. Tonight's talent includes poet Jan Conn, winner of a CBC Literary Award for poetry; Jason Guriel; Jessica Hiemstra, winner of the Room Magazine Annual Poetry Contest; and Jacob McArthur Mooney. Come out and support local literary talent! Measure (296 Brunswick Avenue) 7PM

Tonight, the Toronto School Of Art hosts its tinyArt sale, featuring items that are no larger than 10"x10", including paintings, ceramics, mixed media, collage, and more. The Toronto School Of Art has been around for about 40 years, and is essentially an "alternative" school for the arts, focusing on studio-based instruction, smaller classes, and an environment with an "inclusion policy" that ensures diversity in the student body, and accessibility to all interested parties. This sale is a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done, and get to know what this organization has to offer. Toronto School of Art (980 Dufferin Street) 10am - 6pm

An evening of art and music happens tonight at Whistler's on Broadview, with artists and musicians coming together to raise funds for Sketch. Established almost two decades ago, Sketch is an organization that acts as a "community arts initiative" to provide street youth access to arts education and studio space, as well as a diverse network and community that fosters social responsibility, health, and even employment for those who participate. Tonight's event will include music from Edgewater Hotel and James Moyer, and there will also be a silent auction, a henna artist, and other fun stuff. Whistler's Grille & The McNeil Room (995 Broadview Avenue) 6:30PM $10

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Photo: Vera Frenkel, The Institute™: Or, What We Do for Love (2003-2009), taken by Charles Hupé

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