The Gardiner Bistro will be closed for renovation throughout May and June in preparation for an exciting new restaurant by The Food Dudes opening in July.
On now! Yoko Ono is a forerunner of Conceptual art who frequently involves collaboration, audience participation, and social activism in her artwork. YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED is a three-part interactive exhibition that invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other.
After back-to-back sold out events, SMASH, presented by RBC Wealth Management, returns with its most immersive art experience to date. SMASH: We Are More tempts us out of our individual bubbles for a night of bold contemporary art, encounters with natural beauty, and mind-bending installations. Will you be among the 400?
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
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The Afternoon Break Salon Series invites local makers, artists, chefs, and brewers to lead an intimate, open-dialogue forum on ceramics and their ties to social cultures. Focusing on ceramics’ historical connection to sustenance, this unique experience will offer new perspectives on the Museum’s permanent collection alongside curated drink and light fare.
Contemporary ceramic makers are now bringing high-minded design to cannabis accessories. Over a cup of their premium third wave coffee and a serving of munchable snacks, Canadian cannabis lifestyle brand Tokyo Smoke will delve into this new wave of functional ceramics with a guided conversation moderated by Creative Director Berkeley Poole featuring Leah Laverge of High Noon and Brian Richer of Castor Design.
About Tokyo Smoke
Tokyo Smoke is an award-winning lifestyle brand that brings sophistication and design to the cannabis space. With immersive experiences and design-first, retail spaces selling coffee, cannabis accessories and design products, the brand has six locations in Canada, with plans to expand nationwide. Recently named ”Brand of the Year” at the Canadian Cannabis Awards, Tokyo Smoke has showcased excellence in brand storytelling, and has developed an international reputation as the go-to destination for engaging content offerings within the industry. With the recent merger with DOJA to form Hiku Brands, Canada’s preeminent cannabis brand house, and by partnering with Aphria Inc. (TSX: APH) (OTCQB: APHQF) and WeedMD (TSX VENTURE: WMD), Tokyo Smoke continues to be the leading Canadian brand in the cannabis space.
About Berkeley Poole
Berkeley is the Creative Director at Hiku, a portfolio of iconic and engaging cannabis brands including Tokyo Smoke, DOJA, Van der Pop and Maitri. Most recently she had led art direction for Barneys New York. She had previously created and co-founded Adult magazine and has worked at V Magazine, Visionaire, Laird + Partners, and MTV. She has also been featured in The New York Times, Dazed’s Top 100, Complex, and Flare’s “Top 30 Under 30” – to name a few.
About High Noon
HIGH NOON, a Toronto based ceramic company, creates and designs pieces with the beauty of simplicity in mind.
Using her dance background, creator Leah Lavergne draws inspiration from movement; an essential element to High Noon’s aesthetic. Whether it’s morning, noon or night, High Noon’s goal is to provide pieces that bring a sense of comfort and excitement to the everyday routine. Each piece is created with various slip casting and hand building techniques, further highlighting the handmade quality of the product. You can see subtle variances of texture, pigment, and shape making each piece unique.
About Castor Design
Castor Design was established 2009 in Toronto. Led by Brian Richer and Kei Ng, Castor Design is committed to innovation in design. Its work tests the limits of materials, both in terms of aesthetic and structural properties, blurring the line between the practicality of engineering and the indulgence of art.
Castor Design’s products involve thoughtful experimenting with process and techniques, finding new ways to use familiar materials. The Recycled Tube Light earned Castor their reputation for recontextualizing; the attention to narrative is maintained throughout their lines of lighting, furniture, and accessories.
Together, Richer and Ng have designed installations, been showcased in exhibitions and conventions, and have had their products featured in hotels, retail environments, restaurants, and corporate headquarters around the world. In addition to their product line and installations, the company also works on interiors projects, custom lighting and furniture design, and public art commissions. Castor Design has won awards from the Architizer A+ Awards, A’ Design, Azure Magazine’s AZ Awards, Interior Design Magazine, and from numerous design shows.
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