<ABOVE – Long lines at food banks like this one last month, in a Texas parking lot, have become a symbol of the desperation felt by so many families in the pandemic. Today, as more than 38-million Americans have lost their jobs, the lines of hungry people keep gathering – a spiraling crisis with no end in sight. – New York Times Magazine, May 31/2020>
“All the news that’s fit to print” covers a lot of territory in the New York Times. Some tips on making love in a canoe made it into their Magazine on July 29th, 2018.
JAMES RAFFIN, former executive director of the Canadian Canoe Museum – http://www.canoemuseum.ca – came up with directions in point form . . .
“– to avoid capsizing, bodies should stay low in the hull
– centre of gravity is most important
– stow your paddles, handle ends down, behind the stern seat
– take out the removable centre thwart, if there is one, in the event of a flip
– let your hips roll with the canoe
– keep some body parts visible above the gunwale
– a canoe with nobody in it raises alarm
– only remove your life jacket if you’re a capable swimmer
– black flies and mosquitos are most active around twilight”The Museum was The Peterborough Examiner’s newsmaker of the year for 2017 after successfully convincing the federal, provincial and city governments to donate millions to help erect a new $65-million building.The new museum is expected to open in 2021. GORDON LIGHTFOOT, a Canadian “icon”, donated a few canoes – including the yellow one that inspired his song ‘Canary Yellow Canoe’. There are 600 canoes in the collection – 100 on display at a time.Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau (Justin’s father) loved canoeing – especially in the Far North.
<‘BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF TORONTO‘, looking northwest, postcard, 1914><YONGE/DUNDAS SQUARE, Gil Meslin @g.meslin, 2018><CN TOWER & ROUNDHOUSE PARK, Toronto Railroad Historical Association><MARKHAM HOUSING/2004, Tony Bock/Toronto Star><SPRAYING DURING GYPSY MOTH INFESTATION, May & June/2017><SNOW & ICE STORM, Pearson International Airport, 9:30 am, April 15/2018><CASA LOMA, Toronto’s castle, in the foreground; city in background. Photo by @zenomads . . . . #StreetsOfToronto, 2020>
The Gallery is in lockdown, like so many other institutions, and will probably stay that way until at least the end of July. Philanthropists Jim and Margaret Fleck bought ANDY WARHOL’s ‘Campbell’s Soup I’ series in the 1970‘s from The Factory, America’s epicentre of Pop Art. Understandably the work opened up a huge debate on what can be classified as art.AGO Director and CEO, STEPHAN JOST, says this is the only complete series of Andy Warhol’s soup cans to be found in a public institution. Each piece of the 32 canvases is different, and Warhol’s errors make them so close to art that they become art.
This wonderful tinted photo of Bill and Joseph James is part of the City of TORONTO Archives Photography Collection. Much of the brothers’ vintage work can be found in the Archives.
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