Posts tagged ‘Toronto Island’

August 2, 2013

Summer Can Be Quiet(er) #4 – All Caps and Hashtag History

No, all caps isn’t about the (mis)use of ALL CAPS – it’s an amazing festival and they need volunteers.

Calling all Friends of Artscape Gibraltar Point!
The ALL CAPS Music and Art Festival on August 9th, 10th and 11th has been made possible over the last 5 years by the support of many volunteers. This Artscape and Wavelength collaborative event requires about 70 volunteers to make  happen and that’s just during the festival!  Planning started almost immediately after the last festival and has evolved into a well-known and well attended event over 5 years. Have a look at the 2013 trailer and get excited!

Jessica Vallentin and Vanessa Rieger have been working with Whippersnapper Gallery to coordinate works by six artists, whose work speaks directly to its unique location on Toronto Island. The curators will be documenting the residency as it unfolds! There will also be open studios from 2pm to 5pm and the folks over at Wavelength have programmed a fantastic line up of bands

We hope to create another excellent team of volunteers for the upcoming and Final ALL CAPS this 9th, 10th and 11th. The AGP team is asking for support from our Artscape Gibraltar Point community in bartending (keep the tips, must have smart serve), ticket sales and clean set up/clean up/tear down.
If you volunteer for one 4 hour shift, you receive a free day pass; If you volunteer for two 4 hour shifts over the 4 scheduled days, you receive a free weekend; If you volunteer for a late night shift or early morning shift, you get a free camping pass

Click to see the  ALL CAPS Schedule. Please let them know your preferred duty and time by confirming by email, lisa(at)torontoartscape.on.ca.

And because it’s Friday, it’s time for an infograph and the end of the week of bookmarks. Plus I like knowing how things began.

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April 4, 2012

What a Wonderful Thing to Come Back To

Spent Monday and Tuesday on Toronto Island at the retreat centre getting my head together, doing some visioning exercises and just plain catching up and getting organized before the busy season starts (or continues, really, and gets busier.)

There is something wonderful about the Island – all the regular distractions are simply not there, and you find the focus you’ve been looking for. It starts as soon as you hit the dock to go over on the ferry.

Everyone is there to work on something, so no messing about. It’s beyond quiet – it’s thisclose to silent and you want to do what you came there to do. I highly recommend it to any artist looking for the space and time to get stuff done.

I still read the paper and came across this article – congrats, congrats big congrats to beautifulcity.ca and Devon. Well done.

Toronto wins appeal on billboard tax

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