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The Science of Shakespeare talk with Dan Falk at the Toronto Public Library
January 11, 2017
Headliner(s): Dan Falk
Featured Titles: The Science of Shakespeare
7:00 pm at Leaside Community Room, Toronto Public Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

Dan Falk will be discussing The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright’s Universe in the Leaside Community Room at the Toronto Public Library. The event will take place from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on January 11th.

Fascinated by science and intrigued by history, Dan Falk explores the connections between Shakespeare’s plays and the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution and how, together, they changed the world. While Shakespeare was not the Carl Sagan of the Elizabethan Age, his plays reveal that he was conscious of the changing conception of the cosmos and that his observations of human nature were as revolutionary as those of the astronomers who studied the night sky.

“Author! Author! Dan Falk is the finest science writer working today. This fabulous book will give equal joy to fans of the Bard and to history-of-science buffs. Note to Horatio: Read this — it'll bring you up to speed.” — Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Red Planet Blues

The event is open to the public and no registration is required. 

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On exhibit until January 2017: Sakkijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut
January 15, 2017
Headliner(s): Heather Igloliorte
9:00 am at The Rooms Gallery, 9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John, NL

SakKijâjuk – a Labrador Inuit term meaning, “to be visible” – highlights the little known craft and artworks produced in Nunatsiavut (the Inuit region of Labrador) over half a century of exciting, diverse production. The exhibition features the work of dozens of artists in photography, sculpture, painting, clothing, drawing, printmaking, basketry, film, video, and the textile arts. The exhibition opens at The Rooms before touring across Canada.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and by the Nunatsiavut Government.

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Beyond the Crease: Ken Danby at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
January 15, 2017
Headliner(s): Ihor Holubizky
Featured Titles: Ken Danby
9:00 am at Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON

ON VIEW: October 22, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Ken Danby was one of Canada’s foremost practitioners of contemporary realism. Presented on the eve of the 10th anniversary of his death, this exhibition brings together, for the first time, more than 70 significant works from private and public collections. At the Crease, a 1972 egg tempera painting depicting a nameless hockey goalie viewed from ice level, was his best-known work; and for many, it defined him as an artist. Ken Danby’s career extended far beyond that one defining work.

Co-curated by McMaster University’s Dr. Ihor Holubizky and the AGH, and presented in tandem with the Guelph Civic Museum, the exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour 160-page publication. The book includes two perceptive essays by Ihor Holubizky and Greg McKee, as well as Danby’s own words from an unpublished memoir, and a celebrated interview with former AGH Curator, Andrew J. Oko, which together offer fresh insight into the origins of Danby’s work and its enduring significance. In addition to the works on display, the exhibition will include screenings of a video project about the artist produced by his eldest son, filmmaker Sean Danby.



On exhibit until September 2017: Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries
February 4, 2017
Headliner(s): Roald Nasgaard, Gwendolyn Owens
Featured Titles: Higher States
7:00 pm at McMichael Gallery, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON

Guest Curators: Dr. Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens

Lawren Harris sought greater and greater heights as his career progressed; from mountains to states of mind, he aimed to go higher. This iconic Canadian landscape painter took a seemingly unexpected turn toward abstract art in 1934 – the year in which he moved to the United States, where he remained until 1940. Higher States frames Harris in the larger North American context during his years in New Hampshire and New Mexico, and features an important presentation of his US counterparts, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, and Marsden Hartley. Guest curators Dr. Roald Nasgaard and Gwendolyn Owens investigate the evolution of Harris’s painting from landscape to abstraction and demonstrate his integral role in cross-border artistic developments.

Harris shared a profound commitment to “the spiritual in art.” Select examples of abstract art by Canadian and American painters will show that Harris was not alone in this pursuit. Harris was part of an international movement inspired by Kandinsky and richly infused by American Transcendentalist writers, such as Emerson and Whitman, and by the syncretic beliefs of Theosophy, which had long informed Harris’s personal beliefs. This exhibition, accompanied by a beautifully illustrated hardback publication, takes a new Canadian perspective regarding the exciting body of abstract work by Lawren Harris and his American counterparts. This exhibition will tour to the Glenbow Museum in Calgary following its presentation at McMichael.

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Elle Adapted from Douglas Glover’s novel by Severn Thompson
February 7, 2017
Headliner(s): Douglas Glover
Featured Titles: Elle (Reader's Guide Edition)
12:00 pm at Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto, ON

A Firehall Arts Centre presentation.

Elle is the story of Marguerite de La Rocque de Roberval, a French noblewoman who set out in 1542 for Canada with her uncle, Jacques Cartier to colonize the new-found country.   However, she finds herself abandoned on the deserted Isle of Demons (off the coast of Newfoundland) as punishment for taking a lover during the voyage.  In the lead role, Thompson “holds the audience’s attention in a vice grip with her precision, depth and hilarity. Her script is beautifully poetic, and is a master of delivery”. -Mooney on Theatre

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Elle Adapted from Douglas Glover’s novel by Severn Thompson
February 22, 2017
Headliner(s): Douglas Glover
Featured Titles: Elle (Reader's Guide Edition)
12:00 pm at Prairie Theatre Exchange, Unit Y300 – 393 Portage Avenue 3rd Floor, Portage Place, Winnipeg, MB

A Firehall Arts Centre presentation.

Elle is the story of Marguerite de La Rocque de Roberval, a French noblewoman who set out in 1542 for Canada with her uncle, Jacques Cartier to colonize the new-found country.   However, she finds herself abandoned on the deserted Isle of Demons (off the coast of Newfoundland) as punishment for taking a lover during the voyage.  In the lead role, Thompson “holds the audience’s attention in a vice grip with her precision, depth and hilarity. Her script is beautifully poetic, and is a master of delivery”. -Mooney on Theatre

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Lorenzo Reading Series with Riel Nason
February 23, 2017
Headliner(s): Riel Nason
Featured Titles: All the Things We Leave Behind
7:00 pm at UNB Saint John Campus, 100 Tucker Park Road, Saint John, NB

Join Riel Nason at the Lorenzo Reading Series at UNB Saint John.

All the Things We Leave Behind is about remembrance and attachment, about what we collect and what we cast off. In this highly affecting novel, Nason explores the permeability of memory and the sometimes confusing bonds of human emotion.

Filled with strong characters and objects of forgotten desire — perfume bottles, tintypes, rabbit-eared chairs — Riel Nason’s All the Things We Leave Behind subtly unravels the mind’s delusions and the past’s seduction. Haunting, bittersweet. — Beth Powning, author of A Measure of Light

This event is free and open to the public.



Planet Earth Poetry reading with Ali Blythe
March 3, 2017
Headliner(s): Ali Blythe
Featured Titles: Twoism
7:30 pm at Hillside Coffee and Tea, 103- 1633 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC

Join Ali Blythe for a reading, hosted by Planet Earth Poetry at Hillside Coffee and Tea. 

“Blythe’s stark, deft poems build a spectacular debut.” – Johnathan Ball,Winnipeg Free Press

Details soon to follow at Planet Earth Poetry.



Arts and Nature Wilderness Camping Experience with Freeman Patterson
March 12, 2017
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
4:00 pm at The Kamieskroon Hotel, Old National Road, Kamieskroon, Namaqualand, South Africa,

March 12 – 26

Week one - Boulderbaai (Atlantic coast wilderness)
Week two - Richtersveld (mountain desert wilderness)

Details (click here)

Contact:
Maryna/Helmut Kohrs
phone 011. 27. 27. 672. 1614
fax 011. 27. 27. 672. 1675
email kamieshotel@kingsley.co.za
http://www.kamieskroonhotel.com/

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