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StreetARToronto Day

July 4, 2021

Day 3 of TOAF60
Happy Sunday!

Today is a perfect day to spend some quality time with a new group of TOAF60 artists at stackt market. Here is the list of artists who are onsite today and tomorrow.

If you can’t make it to stackt market, we hope you enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon, leisurely discovering new artists and new works at TOAF.ca

You might remember seeing StreetARToronto artists in action doing live painting the last time we were at Nathan Phillips Square. Today, the legendary Elicser Elliot will be doing a live painting session on Instagram Live, starting at 3:30 pm! It will be a treat to watch Elicser in the zone.

Today, we are bringing you a whimsical collection of Botanica through the poetic eyes of Arounna Khounnoraj. All the way from the Netherlands, we have Stéphane Monnet, who we owe TOAF’s exceptional branding and design, and Jeroen Dijkstra, our first international curator. They have put together a refined mix of quirky and colourful works in the Colour & Calm collection. 

And it's not that we want you to be on your screens all day, but we hope you get your hands on a VR headset, and check out TOAF60 in Virtual Reality. Yesterday was the opening reception, and to summarize our experience in a few words. It was: mind blowing, disorienting, otherworldly and eye-opening. It was a giggle fest when curator and artist Daniel St-Amant tried to give us a hug in VR. And the best news is that people are buying TOAF60 art in VR from all over the world! It is a new frontier, and experiencing it firsthand is absolutely worthwhile.

anahita azrahimi, Executive & Creative Director of TOAF, being in VR exhibit, "TOAF60 in Virtual Reality."

 

Banner image: Summer ForeverCamilla Teodoro, 2020, Gouache on illustration board, part of Stéphane Monnet & Jeroen Dijkstra's Curated Collection.

Curated Collections

Colour and Calm, curated by Stéphane Monnet & Jeroen Dijkstra

Papiermark Composition 1Heather J. A. Thomson, 2020, 7 layer photo-lithograph with chine collé

 

 HannahAngela Snieder, 2020, Copper etching on rag paper

 

Botanica, curated by Arounna Khounnoraj

Sunflower, Poppy and Blue Iris PapercuttingAli Harrison, 2021, paper

 

Woodland Daydream by Sarah Connor, 2018, Oil on canvas.

 

View Curated Collections

 


What's On Today

6 Q's with StreetARToronto

10:30 am | Instagram Live
Co-presented by StreetARToronto (StART), with Artists Jessey Pacho and Elicser Elliott

Join StreetARToronto Artists Jessey Pacho from Toronto's East end, and Elicer Elliott from downtown, for a lively discussion on the evolution of graffiti, its role in movements for social justice. They'll also discuss the art of the aerosol can and Toronto street art styles from East to West.

 

3:30 pm | Instagram Live
Co-presented by StreetARToronto (StART), with Elicser Elliott

Toronto is home to some of the best mural and street artists in the world. These artists and artworks have transformed Toronto’s public streets, laneways and parks into a city-wide art gallery! Watch an action-packed live painting performance by some of Toronto’s beloved graffiti artists.

 

And more Artist Chats & Studio Tours!

Stay tuned on TOAF's Instagram for casual conversations between artists and tours of their spaces! Visit TOAF.ca for the full and most up-to-date programming schedule.


Upcoming

July 8  10:30 am | Register on Zoom
Co-presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, with moderator Joséphine Denis

 

July 10   10:30 am | Register on Zoom
Co-presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, with Moderator Joshua Heuman and Top NFT Collector & Co-founder of Wealthsimple, Rudy Adler

 

View Programming Schedule

 


Ongoing

TOAF60 in Virtual Reality

See the works of 30+ TOAF60 artists in Virtual Reality! This exhibition is in partnership with ArtGate VR, curated by Daniel St-Amant and #Hashtag Gallery. Available to view now until July 30th.

 

60 Over Sixty

Curated by lifelong friend of TOAF, art consultant, curator and artist Flavio Belli, this outstanding digital exhibition features sixty notable Canadian artists to celebrate their impact during the milestone 60th Anniversary. Available to view now.

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