This current installment of In The City brings you some interesting listings of upcoming Toronto events that will certainly captivate your senses.
Father Figure: Exploring Alternate Notions Of Black Fatherhood
Exhibition: Feb 19 – Apr 2, 2015
Opening Reception: Feb 19 2015, 6-9pm
Father Figure offers a personal perspective into often-overlooked aspects of black fatherhood. As the viewer, you will gain intimate access to the daily lives of African-descended men whom photographer, Zun Lee, has worked with since 2011, and who are parenting in a variety of circumstances. Lee brings into focus what pervasive father absence stereotypes have distorted – real fathers who are involved in their children’s lives and who are not media caricatures.
Audiologist Dr. Harwell, and Soundstreams Artistic Associate Kyle Brenders, will guide you through some of the tricks our ears play on us while listening to music. Experience the extreme ranges of our hearing through demonstration and discussion.
*I’ve attended other Salon 21 events and always learn something new. I highly recommend it.
Denny Tedesco’s documentary promises to take boomers back to the solid gold era when Los Angeles was a Top Forty mecca, where one session could produce several Top Ten hits. A labour of love for the filmmaker, The Wrecking Crew uses Tedesco’s memories of his late father, Tommy Tedesco, the prolific studio guitarist, as a gateway to a world of musicians who could make hits happen in any genre.
Amid a mix of archival footage and interviews, the film builds around a surviving members’ roundtable as the then-ailing elder Tedesco reminisces with drummer Hal Blaine, Plas Johnson and Carol Kaye, a single mother who was one of the most sought-after bass players in the ‘60s.
*I have not seen this film, but I often find music documentaries – regardless of reviews – are amusing, interesting, and can be thought-provoking. The Wrecking Crew should prove to be all of these for those of you curious about certain aspects of music history.
The Artist Project: Contemporary Art Fair
Feb 19-22, 2015
Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place
Tickets: Adults $15; Seniors/Students $10
The Artist Project brings artists from a variety of geographic and creative backgrounds to converge and connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s Art Stars. It is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from artists at Toronto’s favourite art fair.
*I attended The Artist Project for the first time last year. Although I was unable to purchase major works of arts, I did meet some talented artists, who were gracious to answer my questions regardless of my knowledge of their work.