Date/Time Event
Saturday, November 25, 2017
12:00 pm - 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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Saturday, November 25, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Honey Sommelier Honey Sommelier

Ontario honey comes in myriad flavours, textures, scents and nuances based on floral sources and geography. Refine your taste palate with this tutored taste tour by beekeeper and instructor Cathy Kozma. Back by popular demand, this class will explore the honey-making process and include a tasting of Ontario’s finest varieties.

[PG17F27] Cathy Kozma
Public $48; Members $40


Saturday, November 25, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Documentary | Le semeur (The Sower) Documentary | Le semeur (The Sower)

This documentary provides a portrait of artist and seed producer Patrice Fortier, who dedicates his passion and expertise to preserving plant biodiversity.
French with English subtitles.
Public $12; Members $10


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