ARTORONTO.CA Year One
Fundraiser /Exhibition/ Sale
Reception Wednesday, June 13 , 6-9:30 p.m.
Fran Hill Gallery
June 13 – July 1, 2012
Curated by: Phil Anderson, Emese Krunak-Hajagos, Steve Rockwell
After one year Toronto’s online art magazine, ARTORONTO.CA celebrated with a festive event and exhibition at the Fran Hill Gallery (285 Rushton Road, just north of St Clair Ave East of Oakwood). The reception took place on June 13, 6 – 9:30 p.m. and included an exhibition of art works by 37 artists and live entertainment from Nerds With Guitars, an acoustic musical group.
Many of the participating artists showed up for the reception including Rosemary Beach, Nancy Oakes, Marcos Lins, Margaret Glew, Teri Donovan, Pat Rice, Imre Hajagos, Tanya Klochkov, Tim Ridout, Akas Tarmaji, Matt Macintosh, Lawrence E. Glazer, Jesus Mora, Y.M Whelan, Adam Lodzinsky, Leon Rooke, Angelika Turlik and others.
The gallery was overflowing with a buzzing crowd while others were talking outside at the front under the huge tent. Artists and gallery owners were talking about their work and answering the questions of visitors.
The party keep momentum with the tunes of Nerds With Guitars. Locals came by to check out what was happening. The overflow crowd was impressed with the exhibition.
The exhibition continues till July 1st and continued success looks evident for ARTORONTO.CA given the response by all the visitors on that Wednesday.
Special thanks goes out to all the helpful interns who worked for the website and made the event happen and to Fran Hill for letting us use the venue. All the art works are online and at least one from each artist can be seen at the gallery exhibition.
Text: Phil Anderson