That Night in Toronto exhibit showcases Tragically Hip-inspired art

Artists Jay Dart and Annyen Lam talk about why they find so much creative inspiration from Hip songs.
The Tragically Hip perform 'At the Hundredth Meridian' in Kingston, Ont.
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The Tragically Hip's lyrics have often been compared to poetry and now their words have been translated into another medium — visual art.

That Night in Toronto features 10 Canadian artists who've all made work based on their favourite Hip lyrics.

I Can See It All At Once/And Oh, What a Glittering Chance by Annyen Lam is part of the That Night in Toronto exhibit featuring artwork inspired by the lyrics of the Tragically Hip. (Annyen Lam )

Curator Danielle Krysa of the Jealous Curator art blog, along with artists Jay Dart and Annyen Lam talk about why they find so much creative inspiration from Hip songs. 

Lookin' Fer Somethin t' Happen by Jay Dart is a piece of artwork inspired by The Tragically Hip for the That Night in Toronto Exhibit (Jay Dart)

The exhibit at the Mayberry Fine Art , right across from the Art Gallery of Ontario  was scheduled to close on July 31, but it's just been extended to the end of August.

Twenty per cent of sales will be donated to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.

- Produced by Jean Kim


 

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