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Ontario: Entering the Creative Age

I was interested to read THIS article, from the Hamilton Spectator, about a recent symposium on culture and city-building. Like many cities worldwide, Hamilton – a steel town outside of Toronto – is hoping to reinvent itself through creativity and culture. Hamilton – Steeltown. Image: The symposium was organized by the Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts, a not-for-profit
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VoCA Recommends Joshua Neustein, the Dead Sea Scrolls at the ROM, Toronto

VoCA was at the opening of Joshua Neustein’s contemporary response to the Dead Sea Scrolls, the fascinating new show now open at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum. Despite having had some trouble with the powers at the ROM, who apparently wanted to place stanchions everywhere, the artist and curators were able to get the installation up and it looks great. Margins,
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Well, well, well…Harper Government ‘Repairs’ Arts Cuts Damage

Check out this article on how Prime Minister Stephen Harper is trying to repair the damage caused by his cultural slash-and-burn: “The new funding will reportedly include $100 million for arts festivals, music, and comedy across the country and $60 million for the Cultural Spaces Canada program, which constructs and maintains theaters, museums, and other cultural buildings….” Hmm….Mr. Nice Guy?
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