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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Road Movie: Impossible Life in Palestine @ TIFF

There are always a few hotly anticipated entries in the Toronto International Film Festival (#TIFF) and this year’s buzz includes the creatively presented Road Movie, about roads rarely seen and voices rarely heard.   Here’s an excerpt from the festival program.  And then have a look at the […]

Photography: Tree Planting Tribes

 From Canadian Art magazine: Lorraine Gilbert Shaping the New Forest 1990 Detail Courtesy National Gallery of Canada I know a lot of young tree planters, and therefore this photography exhibit instantly caught my eye. Organized and toured by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa, “Global Nature” brings […]

Atomic Bomb Aftermath, 1950s Style

These specially commissioned illustrations are from Pageant magazine’s February, 1951 edition, produced by Alexander Leydenfrost,  famous for realistic impressions. The edition took a look at what would happen in America if an A-bomb (atomic bomb) hit. The exodus illustration is especially good, and the whole layout realistic.  It’s […]

Tim Hortons Bags & Hoop Embroidery

A great post by a Toronto blogger tipped me to this  exhibit at the Ontario Crafts Council in Toronto, called Studio Remix.  The work of Shuyu Lu and Aneela Dias D’Sousa in particular caught my eye. She uses the Tim Hortons (coffee) bag, familiar to every Canadian, and […]