Trying not to acquire things and am trying to spend my energy on having experiences instead. I consulted my todo lists and one of my new year’s resolutions was to getting an Art Gallery of Ontaro membership. Also I wanted to see the Lawren Harris exhibition at the AGO. Probably wasn’t good to go on the second last day.
I also went to Black Creek Pioneer village with my friend Tania and her friend Jan. I always enjoy a good history nerd out. Above is the tin smith demonstrating her skills. Below, the harness maker made me a bookmark (in Pantone’s colours of the year).
Then Jan took us to a time machine diner in Downsview. The owners were lovely, the food delicious and the ambiance delightful, but I just can’t eat banquet burgers and fries anymore.
I’m all out of order here, by the way. I went to Black Creek Pioneer Village first, then lunch, then the AGO. And two days before that I went with my friends Sonja and Eng to the In/Future installation at Ontario Place.
I ran into so many friends there. Plus it’s a trip to see a space imbued with so many memories altered by neglect but also art.
And on Friday I went to see Lauryn Hill at Massey Hall. It was weird and amazing and worthy of of a much longer post but right now I am feeling as decrepit as the peeling paint in Massey Hall’s stairwell (pictured above). To be continued…