Members' News - MARCH 2018
Michael Albano is directing the delightful Gershwin musical Of Thee I Sing, jam-packed with toe-tapping tunes, at the U of T Opera Division’s major spring production on March 15–18. The plot, which involves a beleaguered president and a topsy-turvy White House, adds an amusing contemporary resonance. Times and ticket information are available at music.utoronto.ca.
Atis Bankas has been nominated for a 2018 "Spirit of Niagara" award.
Tony Batten was delighted to learn that he is one of this year’s 24 artists selected as the official Canadian representatives in the 2018 Fabriano International Watercolour Exhibition, to take place in Fabriano, Italy, from May 3–May 8.
Chester Gryski has curated at the Library of Massey College an annotated exhibition of the books of the noted Canadian book designer Robert R. Reid in celebration of his 90th birthday. The exhibition continues until April.
Rebecca Last’s Chiaroscuro, an 8’ x 16’ acrylic-on-canvas polyptych, is once more installed in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s AGO Bistro (formerly FRANK).
She spoke about the work in an Artist Talk in early February. Information at www.rebeccalast.com.
Jim Norcop invites us all to attend a recital by mezzo soprano Simona Genga and pianist Jialiang Zhu at Walter Hall at the U. of T. on Thursday, March 29, at noon—admission is free. Simona is this year’s recipient of the Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize for Song, and Jialiang is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky Prize in Accompanying. The recital is given under the terms of the prize. Simona is also this year’s winner of the Canadian Opera Ensemble Competition and will join the Ensemble in the fall.
Elaine Stirling is singing in the chorus of Southern Ontario Lyric Opera’s (SOLO) production of Pagliacci at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre on March 3.
Alan C. Collier Book Launch. Carol Vine is launching a book by her uncle, Alan C. Collier, at the Club, Saturday, March 24, from 4:00–6:00 p.m. It is a collection of letters to his wife, Ruth Collier, written while he was in a work camp in BC during the Depression: Alan Caswell Collier, Relief Stiff: An Artist’s Letters from Depression- Era British Columbia; (ed. Peter Neary, UBC Press). Material from the Club Archives will also be on display. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Carol Vine: email@example.com.