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                                                                                          Call For Proposals: Toronto Sculpture Garden

  The Toronto Sculpture Garden has been a leader in Canada in the commissioning of contemporary sculpture since it opened in 1981. Located in an urban park in the downtown core, it serves as a testing ground for artists to explore public space and to address issues of urban context, materials and scale.
  The TSG's Art Advisory Board meets three times a year to review specific proposals. Preference is given to new work that responds to the site; only in exceptional cases will existing work be considered. We are currently looking for exhibitions for 2010 and beyond. Proposals must be received by the deadlines each year on January 15, May 15 and September 15.

Proposals require:
Drawing(s) showing dimensions and materials and the location of the work on the site.
  Brief statement of Theme
  Budget showing materials, installation/removal, transportation, and critical costs
  10-20 slides, photographs or colour copies (no CD, DVD or video) of relevant work
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                                                           Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris

   Marking the only Canadian stop on its world tour, the highly anticipated exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on May 1.
  The Musée National Picasso, Paris has been temporarily closed this season for renovations, sending its treasures out on a rare world tour.
  "We at the AGO are proud to be the only Canadian institution to present this truly unparalleled exhibition," said Matthew Teitelbaum, AGO director and CEO. "Picasso's artistry was constantly evolving, and this particular collection offers our members and visitors a rare opportunity to experience the entire trajectory of his artistic achievement."
  Exhibited chronologically and covering virtually every phase of the modern master's unceasingly radical and diverse career, Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris features 147 of the works he kept for himself and his family, dubbing the term "Picasso's Picassos" and include  The Death of Casagemas (1901), one of the first works he created in Paris;  a landmark African-inspired artwork that led to the advent of Cubism, including studies for the masterpiece The Young Ladies of Avignon (1907) and Three Figures Beneath a Tree (1907-08); a series of sculptures created during the Second World War, including Bull's Head (1942) and two bronzes, Death's Head (1943) and The Goat (1950); The Matador (1970), the famous self-portrait painted three years before his death.
  An exhibition for all ages, the exhibit features a special audio tour created just for children. Opening simultaneously with the exhibition, the new Family Creativity Lounge in the Margaret & Jim Fleck Gallery will provide visitors of all ages a space to stop, rest and have fun, engaging with art-making and ideas in a relaxed atmosphere. It will feature comfortable seating, books and a large table with drawing and other art-making activities.
   A recent addition to the line-up includes a lecture by renowned art historian Diana Widmaier-Picasso, granddaughter of the artist. The talk will take place at the AGO on Wed. May 23 at 7:00 PM

On Now until Aug. 26   Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W.   |   Admission: Timed-entry tickets can be booked online by visiting Regular-priced tickets range from $16.50 for youth visitors to $25 for adults. Admission is FREE for AGO Members and for children ages 5 and under.


                                                                                                                       ROM-  Elegy: Deborah Samuel

   In their first-ever collaboration, the ROM's Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and its Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) present ELEGY: DEBORAH SAMUEL, an exhibition featuring a new series of images from Canadian photo-based artist Deborah Samuel.
  The exhibition includes 33 photographs, including 10 commissioned by the ROM highlighting specimens from its collections. ROM curatorial staff has contributed to the enlightening captions accompanying the photographs. Samuel's initial focus in this project was birds - well  represented in the exhibition.
  However, her scope broadened to include other vertebrates' remains, including a lizard, soft-shelled turtle, fish, anteater, wolverine, and, notably, a cobra highlighted in a triptych.
  Deborah Samuel says, "ELEGY is about life - its transience, its fragility, and its persistence. It's also about these same qualities in photography. The tender gestures of skeletal fingers and toes, so miniscule, offer a glimpse of the delicate boundary between life and death. With these innocent bones we are free to speculate on our own mortality, without fear, but, instead, with appropriate curiosity and reverence.
  The exhibition is also part of the annual CONTACT Photography Festival

On Now Until July 2   Hilary and Galen Weston Wing, Level 2, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park Circle   |   Admission: Adults $25, Seniors & Students $22.50, Children $17, Children 3 & under and Members Free.  Reduced prices are in effect every Fri. evening form 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM


                                                                                                                   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

The largest outdoor art exhibition in Canada, the Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition serves as a fresh-air alternative to conventional art shows and galleries. The work of established artists, and craftspeople features undiscovered talents and innovative students side by side. An estimated 100,000 visitors attend the exhibition over the three days.
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July 6, 7, & 8   Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall   |   For Further Information,
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