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Art, Theatre and Dance

Coco Chanel

book cover imageOne of the movies I enjoyed last year was "Coco avant Chanel", a film interpretation of the life of the famous French fashion designer Coco Chanel.

Handmade in India

book cover imageHandmade in India, created by the National Institute of Design in India, is a compendium of the wide range of handmade crafts of this country, developed and refined over many generations.

The Fine Art Scene in London and Toronto

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As part of the initiative to:celebrate, engage and invest in the Arts all year long in London, Ontario --"heArt" --London Public Library is hosting award-winning art lecturer, Sonia Halpern, to talk about the  "Fine Art Scene in London Ontario and Toronto in the 1960s and 1970s --Greg Curnoe, Jack Chambers and their contemporaries". The lecture is

50 Women Artists You Should Know

book cover image 50 Women Artists You Should Know is a richly detailed and comprehensive survey of 50 influential women artists that spans the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era.  From the early Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi to the Impressionists Mary 

The Quilts of Gee's Bend

book cover imageThe "Quilts of Gee's Bend" exhibition is coming to London, Ontario to the London Convention Centre from August 9-14, 2010. This 4th annual showing of the London International Quilt Festival (formerly held at the Ailsa Craig Community Centre) is a very special event.

Exceptional Treehouses

book cover image If you are a fan of treehouses and believe in sustainable building, this beautiful new publication will inspire you.

Old Ontario Houses: Traditions in Local Architecture

book cover imageWhat better way to learn about Ontario's history than through a view of  its architecture. Old Ontario Houses: Traditions in Local Architecture offers a fascinating selection of pho

Michelangelo:The Artist,the Man and His Times

Michelangelo: the artist, the man and his times  is a recently published biography book cover imageof one of the greatest artists of all time. Not only was he an exceptionally gifted sculptor, painter, architect and poet, but he was also an aristocrat who believed in the noble origins of his family. If you enjoy reading biography, this engaging and wonderfully illustrated text will appeal to you.


Guide to Canadian Arts Grants

The Guide to Canadian Arts Grants for 2010 is now available for consultation at the Central Library's 3rd floor Help Desk.
This publication is an invaluable resource for government and private sources of financial assistance for the visual arts, the performing arts --dance, music, theatre-- the media arts, writing, publishing and more... The directory includes

The "Golden Age"

book cover imageArt of the 17th Century in the Netherlands is known as the "Golden Age", one of the most spectacular periods in the history of Western Art. The Age produced some of the most celebrated painters of all time such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Franz Hals and Jan Steen.