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The annual Hear Here creative fundraiser for Sketch charity for artistic youth is always full of stellar talent across genres and this year was no exception. It was an evening to be remembered! The spoken word performance by Toronto’s Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke and the energetic acid gypsy set by Moskitto Bar band were my personal highlights. It’s always an honour to have my work hanging at such a wonderful event. Look out for next year’s event at http://hear-here.org/. xo

The Soulfood Toronto

 

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I’m so grateful to have been asked to include two of my goddesses from The Goddess Array series in this group show hosted by Montreal-based photographer/curator Kathleen Finlay for her new project entitled The Soulfood. The show is this weekend and all the details are above. The caliber of work in this show is of the highest order. Make it out if you are in Toronto and eager to feast your eyes on some incredible art. xo

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Amongst some of Toronto’s finest young artists I participated in the OOG group show with an image from The Goddess Array series entitled “Athena Stands.” Athena is the Goddess of Civilization. The show is up until Feb. 9th if you want to take a look, but I’m pleased to report “Athena Stands” is already sold. Here’s a Homeric quote to shine a little light on who Athena was and what she stood for:

“I begin to sing of Pallas Athena, the glorious goddess, bright-eyed, inventive, unbending of heart, pure virgin, saviour of cities, courageous, Tritogeneia. From his awful head wise Zeus himself bare her arrayed in warlike arms of flashing gold, and awe seized all the gods as they gazed. But Athena sprang quickly from the immortal head and stood before Zeus who holds the aegis, shaking a sharp spear: great Olympos began to reel horribly at the might of the grey-eyed goddess, and earth round about cried fearfully, and the sea was moved and tossed with dark waves, while foam burst forth suddenly: the bright Son of Hyperion [Helios the Sun] stopped his swift-footed horses a long while, until the maiden Pallas Athena had stripped the heavenly armour from her immortal shoulders. And wise Zeus was glad. Hail to you, daughter of Zeus who holds the aigis!”

– Homeric Hymn 39 to Athena

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Jennifer Toole – ‘Athena Stands’ 2016 – Photography – 18″ x 20″

The room filled up! It was quite an event:

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And here are a few of my favourite pieces from the show:

 

The Goddess Array V.2: Exhibit Opening

A few memories of a warm-hearted evening in celebration of The Goddess Array V.2. Sending you all much love. Many thanks to Kelly and Char of Milk Glass for the space and to Carmela Antonio for being so fabulous. Here’s is the video we made together again in case you missed it…xo

Photos by Katherine Kwan.

An Evening at Integral House.

Last night renowned violinist/math wiz Jim Stewart opened the doors of his elegant Toronto estate to an eager audience. The Integral House, as the estate has been dubbed, was created by Shim Sutcliffe Architects in 2008. It is truly an architectural wonder that has inspired the making of a new documentary film entitled ‘The Integral Man’ by Joseph Clement. Guests had the pleasure of taking in an art show specially curated for the house by respected gallerist Clint Roenisch. The show was interactive with a focus on the musicality and nature of the house. Pianist and composer Matt Poon and soprano Measha Bruggergosman performed beautifully showing off the stellar sound of the space. You can get more information on the film, the house, and the artists at http://www.auraticmedia.com/. You can keep up to date with Clint’s happenings about town at http://www.clintroenisch.com/. Thanks for another beautiful night! xo