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60 Over Sixty in the Toronto Star

July 7, 2021

We were thrilled to see our special 60th Anniversary exhibition, 60 Over Sixty, curated by Flavio Belli, was featured in the Toronto Star yesterday!

The article covers the visionary beginnings of TOAF, and includes engaging interviews with Barbara Astman and Andrew Cheddie Sookrah, talking about their work and their connections to TOAF.

We really felt like we were part of a community… I think that’s what the fair does. It makes you feel like you’re part of a bigger picture, especially when you spend so much time working alone.

Barbara Astman

 

It is pouring again here in Toronto today, but we are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather opens up with the sun (though not too hot, please), for our participating artists who are at stackt market. If you are staying dry inside and looking for an artful break, we invite you to spend time at TOAF.ca today. Enjoy discovering works of artists from our partners at Tangled Art + Disability curated by Adam Cohoon. Tangled Art + Disability is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities to contribute to the cultural fabric of our society. We are honoured to have a chance to highlight their work in our programs. Artist Xiaojing Yan has also selected a thoughtful narrative on our connection to the environment through 3D Wonders

Make sure to sign up for tomorrow’s talk, Glimpsing the Future, Vol. 3, co-presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. This is a dynamic and fast-paced talk with some of Toronto's diverse, innovative and emerging artists, Mitchell F. ChanBasil Alzeri, and Nico Taylor and Queen Kikoyi of Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) Canada, and moderated by Joséphine Denis. Each artist will have 14-18 images and 30 seconds per image to describe their studio practice, process, and artworks. It will be a fun, informative one, so don’t miss it!

And last but certainly not least, we are super excited to discover the outstanding artists of TOAF60 according to our esteemed judges tomorrow, July 8, during our Awards Ceremony on Instagram Live at 3:30 pm.

Artist Olivia Mae Sinclair, on CityNews' coverage of TOAF60 at stackt market

Banner image: Michel Dumont - Rose Coloured Infinity, 2021, mylar covered mannequins and helium balloons bathed in pink lig. Part of Tangled Art + Disability Community Booth.

Curated Collections

Tangled Art + Disability, curated by Adam Cohoon

 Sab Meynert - “Joy is an eternal mountain!”, 2021, Archival grade ink, gouache, metallic pigment, on 140lbs hot pr

 

 Apanaki Temitayo -Oju Olorun I: Eye of God II,  2019, African Textiles, Alcohol Ink on Yuplo Paper on Wood Canvas

 

3D Wonders, curated by Xiaojing Yan

 MemoryMaria Moldovan, 2021, Cone 6 porcelain

 

The HiveJogi Makhani, 2020, Claro Walnut Wood, Resin

 

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What's On Today

Artist Chats with StreetARToronto Artists Al "RUNT" Currie and Wenting Li

12:30 pm | Instagram Live
Co-presented by StreetARToronto (StART), with Artists Al "RUNT" Currie and Wenting Li

Studio Tour with Kim Land

7:30 pm | Instagram TV
With Artist Kim Land

 

View Programming Schedule


Upcoming

July 8   3:30 pm | Instagram Live

Celebrate TOAF's extraordinary artists of the Fair as we announce the 2021 recipients of cash and in-kind awards, supported by our generous circle of donors. Be sure to follow @torontooutdoorart on Instagram to see Honourable Mentions awarded throughout the day and to watch the awards ceremony at 3:30 pm.

 

July 10   10:30 am | Register on Zoom
Co-presented by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, with Moderator Joshua Heuman and Speaker Rudy Adler

Join Rudy Adler, top NFT collector, Co-founder of Wealthsimple, as he speaks with Joshua Heuman about his passion for supporting artists through various and cutting-edge ways of collecting. 

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.


Word from our Partners

CBC Arts is your home for the most surprising, relevant and provocative stories featuring artists from diverse communities across Canada.

Their job is to fill your feed with the disruptors and innovators changing how we see the country through movement, images and sound — and to inspire you to join in, too.

On cbc.ca/arts, you will find featured original articles and videos as well as the best stories from across CBC. 

CBC Arts is a TOAF media partner, supporting us and the artists from our annual fairs.

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