Holy moly has ArtSpin ever grown! Since the last ArtSpin I went on, it seems like the number of attendees has more than doubled. I overheard some people saying that there were over 400 people out for the event!
We met at MacGregor Park on Lansdowne Avenue by the former West Toronto Collegiate and walked over to the Daniel Faria Gallery to check out the Douglas Coupland show. The show seemed to be an homage to Pop Art with many Lichtenstein-esque paintings and a wall of what I interpreted as a collection of Andy Warhol’s wigs (although I never went up to read the etiquette to see what the actual title of this piece is).
We then biked over to St. Anne’s Church on Gladstone (right across from the Cadbury factory/museum) to listen to a modern voice, strings, horn and percussion performance. The Artspin crowd filled up with whole entire church!
Isn’t it gorgeous? The murals were painted by 10 artists, 3 who went on to form the Group of Seven!
Then we biked over to the warehouse spaces on Dufferin to check out a video installation but got distracted by Mr. Freezies.
Our last stop was at the Thrush Holmes Empire space where pieces from Fernanda Faria’s art collection were on display. I think this was my favourite stop and no, not just because of the fresh strawberry/blueberry/rhubarb pie but because the there was such a diverse and interesting selection of art being showcased.
The next (and last for 2013) ArtSpin is on the last Thursday of August: Thursday, August 29th