Date/Time Event
Friday, November 3, 2017
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
2nd Annual Ravine Symposium 2nd Annual Ravine Symposium

With ongoing and increasing threats – such as climate change, invasive species and watershed urbanization – how do we restore ecological function to urban ravines? This is the question we will explore at TBG’s 2nd Annual Ravine Symposium.

Inspired by the City of Toronto’s ravine strategy, the stewardship work of city and conservation authority staff and community groups, and our own expansion plans involving Wilket Creek ravine, TBG held its first ravine symposium in fall 2016. Through tours, talks, panel discussions, displays and networking, this year’s event will continue the conversations and strengthen the connections initiated at last year’s event. After lunch, the 2017 Aster Awards will be presented to the TBG Environmentalist of the Year and two TBG Rising Stars. Lunch is provided and parking is free.

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Early bird registration (until Sept 15): $85
Registration fee (as of Sept 16): $105
OPTIONAL Symposium Social: $10


Friday, November 3, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Exhibit | Yugen Artists Art Exhibit | Yugen Artists

Yugen Artists is a group of six artists from multi-cultural backgrounds involved in the practice of Sumi-e in Toronto. Led by Hiroshi Yamamoto, a renowned Japanese Canadian artist and mentor to the other 5 members of the group, Mr. Yamamoto has held over 20 exhibitions in Toronto and Japan.  The other members are Elizabeth Rittinger, Nicole Tamir, Neli Iordanova, Kate Cherney and Azra Rashid, each with over 15 years of Sumi-e study and practice, and participation in several exhibitions around Toronto.

A part of Yugen Artists’ mission is to promote this ancient form of brush painting to a wider audience locally and to demonstrate the diversity of interpretation while still adhering to the aesthetics and philosophy embodied in Sumi-e. This exhibition will showcase both classic and contemporary forms, sources of inspiration, and cross-cultural practice of Sumi-e by non-Japanese artists. It is also hoped to inspire greater interest in learning and appreciation among a multi-cultural community.

The theme for this exhibition will be nature-oriented, as befits both the traditional subjects of sumi-e and the proposed location, with emphasis on plants, flowers, seasons etc.

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