Vending machines have been out on the town.

Following a month at Galleria Mall, the Northern Beaver Gallery has been out at the Bloordale “Parkette Markette” and spent the day at Word on the Street last Sunday. Currently, it is hanging out at the Akin Lansdowne Studios (on Wade) and will be filled with new work by Akin members in time for the Edition Art Fair October 28 to 31.

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New work added to Galleria Mall installation

Our own local maven Shari Kasman has created an edition of mobiles made from her Galleria Mall colour identification system: Galleria Green, Galleria Brown, Galleria Gold. Bring home a memento of the mall for only $2! In the west hallway, near T-dot Tumblers.

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Galleria Mall; an unlikely home for art.

The impending re-development of the Galleria Mall has opened the door to all kinds of local culture makers who have suddenly discovered the space. Built for a previous generation, visiting the mall takes us back and may bring us forward as a community if it’s re-done right. The vending machines will be there for a full month starting today with ceramics, oil paintings and tiny colouring books available for $2, as usual.

Oxymorons: 20 tiny oil paintings by Doris Purchase.

Tiny oil paintings for $2.

Tiny oil paintings for $2.

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Andrew Testa in Northern Beaver Gallery

These beautiful, enigmatic Photopolymer Gravure prints on Japanese Paper by Andrew Testa will touch you. $2 in The Northern Beaver Gallery at the Artist Project, starting today until Sunday.

Read me a Story (dispersed): 45 Photopolymer Gravure prints on Japanese papers.
“I pick up this folded object to unfold its secrets, but its secrets are fragmented and incomplete- lost but not found. I unfold it to fold it up again and place it in my pocket: to forget it, to remember it.”

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Vending machine show: Loss

Come see the project at booth # I5, the south end of the centre isle.

Artist Erin Candela has created 50 drawings of her father for the theme “Loss”. Show opens with the preview tomorrow, then runs Friday to Sunday at the Better Living Centre.

Bio: Erin Candela is a Canadian artist originally from northern BC, but currently living in Toronto. Often using historical documents such as photographs, public school books, nature encyclopedias and community journals, themes of memory and identity are frequently present in her drawings. Ideas of North, Canadian landscape, and portentous depictions of wild creatures and characters are also common and contribute to a scattered and ambiguous narrative.

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The Artist Project 2016

New and old work at The Artist Project Installation Zone 2016 next week. For the theme “LOST”, Doris Purchase has meditated on loss of light, Adriana Monti on the lost and found nature of the lucky penny, Andrew Testa on archival images of the unknown, and Rebecca Houston on lost memories of a loved one.

In “COLOUR”, a group of talented artists have made tiny colouring books in limited editions for this weekend only. Here is an image of tiny old Toronto buildings presented by Jim Houston.

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Taking a year off from vending this Nuit Blanche.

Hi friends, sorry for the late notice, we have decided we will refresh our own love of Nuit Blanche and go out for inspiration. Since the closing of the Edward Day Gallery on Queen we don’t have a secure home for the night. Please look for us at other events during the coming year as the project seeks to expand into more permanent locations across the city!

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