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Mr. Finaldi- the man behind the turtleneck

Posted by Stacie Ant, 6 days, 4 hours ago

Who is the legendary Michael Finaldi? Charming and full of stories, Michael lets us have a peek at his exciting life of fashion, creativity and lots of traveling.

Mr. Finaldi hosts monthly discussions at The Drake, talking about art, design, and the best life has to offer. Get to know the amicable man behind the turtleneck.

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Top 5 exhibits to look forward to in April

Posted by Stacie Ant, 2 weeks, 1 day ago

This April, we're extra excited about Toronto’s annual Images Festival as well as exciting new art shows. Although there is always a lot of fun stuff to see in the city, here are our top 5 picks for our most anticipated exhibits.

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"I think being female makes my work inherently political" - In Conversation with Wendy White

Posted by Stacie Ant, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

To honour International Women's Day, we chat with Wendy White, a New York-based female artist whom we admire and is currently part of our annual Drake One Fifty exhibition. Wendy opens up about ways in which her work echoes current political affairs and contemporary societal issues.

Wendy White at Drake One Fifty exhibition opening, FOMO. Photo courtesy of snapd Queen.
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The Drake's Inuit Art Symposium: A Re-cap

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 1 month, 2 weeks ago

As part of the programming around our first Inuit art exhibition, Maanngat, The Drake hosted a symposium to explore important issues around Inuit art. In partnership with Dorset Fine Arts + the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative, speakers included The Power Plant Director Gaetane Verna, curator and scholar of Inuit Art Dr. Nancy Campbell, + artist Saimaiyu Akesuk, who joined us by Skype from her home in Cape Dorset. Check out our re-cap - with full videos of the symposium!

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Top 5 exhibits to look forward to in March

Posted by Stacie Ant, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The Drake blog brings you up to date with our selection of top 5 most exciting exhibits of the month; consisting of emerging artists who are doing interesting stuff in Toronto and internationally recognized artists whose work represents contemporary art globally.

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Inside the Studio: Ness Lee for everyone

Posted by Christine Vu, 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Self-described as a “noodle lovin' pot stickin' son of a bun from Toronto,” Ness Lee’s sense of humour is just one of the reasons why we love her. She's shown twice at The Drake Hotel and is one of this year's artists-in-residence at The Drake Devonshire. We get to see how her art is made and how it lives inside her own studio and home.

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