Arts Top 10: Volume 12

A variety of news and events heating up the arts and culture scene this summer...

Joyce Wieland and Tom Thomson: A not-so-odd couple at McMichael Collection (Toronto Star)

Passion Over Reason at the McMichael Collection of Canadian Art is a blend of works by Tom Thomson, the woodsy icon of a Canadian painter, and Joyce Wieland, Canada's feminist art pioneer. "With a focus on a play with nationality, gender and sexuality, Passion Over Reason will present a new perspective on two iconic, trailblazing Canadian artists."

AGO Holiday Hours  (AGO Insider)

"The AGO is here for you to explore on the upcoming holiday Monday (open from 10:30 am to 4 pm on August 7) and every holiday Monday for the rest of the year."

Old Mill bridge transformed into canvas for Indigenous art (CBC News)

Philip Cote's circular murals depicting the Anishinaabe creation story are a public art commission for the Pan Am Path. The 80-kilometre path that will eventually link walking and cycling paths across the city.

 YouTube Launches Dedicated Canadian Spotlight And Creators Features (Techvibes)

"YouTube Spotlight Canada will showcase some of Canada’s brightest stars in both English and French, as well as promoting some up and coming talent."

 Stratford Festival Unveils Design Concepts for Proposed New Tom Patterson Theatre (Lighting & Sounds America)

"Our dream is to build a new facility that will be a jewel on the Avon, and that will rival some of the most beautiful theatres in the world," says artistic director Antoni Cimolino.

London Bluesfest announces musical lineup, new venue (Global News)

The three-day annual music festival will be held in Harris Park for 2017 and feature several local bands. 

Canada Council for the Arts Investing $88.5 Millions Towards Digital Transformation of Canada’s Art Sector (

"The Canada Council for the Arts has established the Digital Strategy Fund, which is dedicated to helping Canadian artists, art groups, and art organizations understand and navigate the digital world.

Art Along the Autoroute (Canadian Art) 

After two years of planning and coordination, an exhibition of works by 15 artists and collectives has been created along the route between Montreal and Quebec City. 

And the finalists are… (AGO Insider)

"Four outstanding international artists have been shortlisted for the 10th annual Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, which will award $50,000 to a winner decided entirely by public vote."

Mandawe named city’s first Artist in Residence (Western News) 

Musician, filmmaker and storytelling, Erik Mandawe, BA’17 (Music), has been named by the London Arts Council (LAC) as its first Artist in Residence.

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