Helen LamArts Writer
Helen Lam is a Toronto transplant following arts and culture around the city. She can found around Centretown writing, reading, and chasing down OC Transpo buses, which she never catches.
The National Gallery of Canada’s foray to Canada Scene is Our Masterpieces, Our Stories, a visual art exhibition on from June 15 to September 4. It is a sweeping look backwards at the breadth of Canadian art from “time immemorial” to 1967. With a bird’s eye view of Canadian art through the centuries, this exhibit is a good starter before you delve into other visual art exhibits this summer.
Open Edition shows the diversity and depth of Canadian printmaking across the decades. Produced in partnership with Canada Scene, Carleton University Art Gallery’s Open Edition is open to the public free of charge from June 5 through to August 20.
Helen Lam: “Rough Magic is unlike any other show at the festival. Opening night was almost a full house at the largest venue, and I suspect this unique experience will be enough to draw large audiences for the rest of the run.”
Deejay NDN headlines opening night of Westfest 2017 and Queer Mafia will host the afterparty – 06.02.17
With summer on the doorstep, the 14th annual Westfest takes place this weekend from June 2–4 at Laroche Park.
60 min | Solo, Musical | PG Stratford singer-songwriter Lara MacMillan brings a slice of Canadiana to the Fringe stage. The solo show recounts MacMillan’s life as a hospitality worker during her 1986 gap-year in Banff, replete with images of open highways, Lake Louise and Banff in the snow. A selected catalogue of Gordon Lightfoot […]
50 min | Comedy, Travelogue | Mature Brooklyn-based playwright and Fringe veteran Martin Dockery overlays a trip to Chernobyl, Geoff Dyer’s book Zona, and the film Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky into a solo show about the search for human creativity. All three of these pieces are quests in one way or another to find the […]