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Giving small communities a window to the world through film

Posted by Drake, 1 day, 1 hour ago

Sarnia will soon be hosting a film festival of their own thanks to Ravi Srinivasan.

SWIFF team
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Toasting the End of an Era: Our Fave “Mad Men” Cocktails

Posted by Drake, 3 weeks, 3 days ago

As we toast the end of the 1960s with our Man Men final episode viewing party in the Hotel’s North Lounge, it seems appropriate to acknowledge the show’s role in introducing to a new generation the Manhattans and proper old-fashioneds tippled by our hard-boozing ad execs.

Mad Men Front Image
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Drake Devonshire Artist In Residence: Keith Cole

Posted by Rea McNamara, 2 months ago

Earlier this month, Toronto performance artist Keith Cole did a Drake Devonshire artist residency. Cultural programmer Rea McNamara spoke over the phone with Cole, who discussed his residency, Tom Thomson, and his thoughts on residencies as an alternative form of arts education.

Keith Cole - Detail of Zine
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Art Exhibits San Francisco: Ai Wei Wei

Posted by Adrienne Turner, 2 months, 1 week ago

An amazing member of our Graphic Design team, Adrienne Turner has a keen eye for aesthetics. Her search for new art influences takes her to the four corners of the globe. In today's Art Exhibits post, Adrienne talks about her recent trip to San Francisco where she had the chance to check out the acclaimed Chinese artist, Ai Wei Wei's, @Large exhibit at the Alcatraz Prison.

Ai Wei Wei
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The 7 Best Artworks at NYC 2015 Art Week

Posted by Drake, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

With temperatures yo-yoing in NYC — didn't you read about the airplane that skidded off La Guardia's runway? — the same could be said for its massive Art Week. Every March, the international artworld circuit descends on Manhattan, with collectors and art professionals swarming art fair booths and Chelsea shows. The art varies — folded aluminium, neon, sculpture-furniture, ye old painted canvases — and its enough to make this art-viewing a marathon.

Our curatorial team, head of cultural programming Mia Nielsen and assistant curator Rea McNamara, got caught in the maelstrom, but came out safely with some sure art bets for 2015. (Think pink, and yes, maybe even sculpture-furniture.)

Michael Muller Armory
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Beyond #Basic: Our Top Instagram Accounts to Follow Now

Posted by Drake, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Tired of the never-ending stream of #selfies? Bored of pictures of #babies and #brunch flooding your Instagram feed? Mia Nielsen, Rea McNamara, and Nathan Stein – the triple threat behind the Drake Hotel’s Arts, Culture + Music Programming – give you their top picks of Instagram accounts to follow to keep you entertained, inspired, and are most importantly, beyond #basic.

Drake Instagram Picks
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