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Art Film & Video Festival
Join Cambridge Libraries & Galleries for an Art Film & Video Festival geared to enlighten audiences on the creative process of artists and how histories in art are created.
@ Cambridge Galleries Queen’s Square
FEBRUARY 17 & 18

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Jewel Net of Indra

“You use a glass mirror to see your face, you use works of art to see your soul.” George Bernard Shaw.

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CINEMA KABUKI 2012 in Toronto (Feb. 22-23)
Presented by The Japan Foundation
in High Definition on the Big Screen
Direct from Japan
Subtitled in English
including two Canadian premieres, The Zen Substitute, Murder in a Hell of Oil, and Hokaibo

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Ur sound, or, the noise no writing can store
Mitchell Akiyama
January 20 – February 21, 2012
1265 Bloor St W Gendai Workstation

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This book titled Picasso’s World by John Finlay is a great read (so far); as he goes beyond mere historical and stylistic reference, going into unknown meanings and connections between pieces by the artist, and actual events surrounding or encouraging the subject matter of both well known, and lesser known assemblages, paintings and sculptures.

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Annie MacDonell: Originality and the Avant Garde
Pierre Leguillon features Diane Arbus: A Printed Retrospective, 1960 – 1971
Artists’ Talk & Screening: JANUARY 17
@ Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
Opening Reception: JANUARY 20
Exhibition Dates: JANUARY 20 – MARCH 10
@ Mercer Union
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Cognitive skills can start to fall from the age of 45, not from around the age of 60 as is commonly thought, according to research published on Friday by the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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On Dec. 21, 2012, many doomsday believers fear the apocalypse — anything from a rogue planet smashing into us to our world spinning end over end. However, the world should expect nothing more next year than the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, NASA says.

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design, located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, is a world leader in education and research, merging critical theory, studio and research in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.

We invite applications for full-time tenure track positions commencing August 2012
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Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak
80 Bloor St. W, lower concourse, Suite C1
October 26, 2011 – February 18, 2012

There is a myth about Yonge Street as being the longest street in the world. The reality is still impressive. Stretching from the shores of Lake Ontario through the various “downtowns” and crossroads of Toronto, through York region, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, the Oak Ridges Moraine, traversing the Holland Marsh and ending, finally, just south of Lake Simcoe, Yonge Street is, in fact, 58 km in length. Street of Heaven is a machine-made work of embroidery depicting the impressive topography of this landmark. Based on a digital satellite image, the dense cityscape gives way to the countryside with Yonge Street itself embroidered in gold thread.

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