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Painting With Words

On Now
Of this city’s many cultural claims to fame, the most important may be its contribution to literature—both as a nurturer of writers and a setting for their stories. Esteemed authors and poets including Russell Smith, Dennis Lee, George Elliot Clarke and Margaret Atwood have, for many years, written of Toronto’s multi-faceted history, landscape and society. In an exhibition entitled Lit City: Toronto Through the Eyes of Authors and Artists, on display at the venerable Market Gallery, their evocative prose and poetry is paired with artworks such as Brian Deines’s painting Davisville in Blue, and others by the likes of Doris McCarthy, Louis de Niverville and Brian Kipping. Part of Toronto’s wide-ranging 175th birthday celebrations, the show presents visual interpretations of Canada’s largest metropolis that are as vibrant, diverse and enduring as the city itself.

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