The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
 
Tour:  The Galleries of Tecumseth Street
Tour: The Galleries of Tecumseth Street
July 19th, 2012 7:00pm - July 19th, 2012 9:00pm
The Ministry invites members to attend a special evening gallery hop of the galleries of Tecumseth Street. A backbone of the Toronto contemporary art scene, Tecumseth Street (between Niagara Street and Queen Street) acts as the vibrant host to five of the City's most compelling and important contemporary art galleries. These galleries have generously offered to stay open after hours exclusively for this event and their proprietors will be on-hand to discuss their current exhibitions.

The evening will begin at the base of Tecumseth at the corner of Niagara Street. Showcasing a range of artists from Canada and Mexico, Diaz Contemporary first opened in 2005 and has functioned as the southern anchor of the Tecumseth Street gallery scene ever since. Benjamin Diaz will be on hand to discuss his current exhibition and his gallery's role in the community. (Diaz Contemporary, 100 Niagara Street at Tecumseth Street)

The next stop on the tour will be Birch Libralato Gallery where co-directors Patrizia Libralato and Robert Birch will welcome members of The Ministry. This gallery uprooted from the Distillery a few years ago to be closer to the real heart of the Toronto art scene and has been an important contributor to contemporary art in the area consistently since. (Birch Libralato, 129 Tecumseth Street)

An early supporter of The Ministry of Artistic Affairs, Georgia Scherman Projects continues to present some of the most interesting and exciting contemporary art exhibitions this side of Manhattan. Proprietor Georgia Scherman has a highly energetic, informative and enthusiastic way of delivering works by artists who are at once conceptually sophisticated yet accessible and relevant. (Georgia Scherman Projects, 133 Tecumseth Street)

Since 1993, Susan Hobbs Gallery has groomed its reputation for ambitious and carefully curated programs. Rooted in conceptual and material-based practices, the artists who show with this cerebral gallery tend to work in a wide range of materials, often in the same piece. The Ministry will make its fourth stop at this gallery's lovely and austere two-storey building.

In counterpoint to the erudite Susan Hobbs Gallery, and as a fun way to conclude the tour, members of The Ministry of Artistic Affairs will decamp to Narwhal Art Projects/Magic Pony for a beverage and a discussion with proprietors Kristin Weckworth and Steve Cober about their active exploration of the convergence between fine art, design and popular culture.

(Please note this event was previously scheduled for July 18 but has been changed to July 19 to accommodate the art galleries' schedules. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.)



Location:
First Stop: Diaz Contemporary
100 Niagara Street
Corner of Niagara Street and Tecumseth Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1C5
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