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Laura Heaney renders anatomical excerpts – skulls, ears, facial hair and teeth – with jaw-dropping realism. Her eccentric, fetishistic portraits blend a whimsical memento mori sentiment with Gothic grotesque. Mercury Organic Espresso Bar, 915 Queen St. E.
Laura Heaney renders anatomical excerpts – skulls, ears, facial hair and teeth – with jaw-dropping realism. Her eccentric, fetishistic portraits blend a whimsical memento mori sentiment with Gothic grotesque. Mercury Organic Espresso Bar, 915 Queen St. E.

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Riverdale's walk of frames Add to ...

Queen East will give the epically avant-garde Queen West a run-make that a walk-for its artsy rep this weekend with the 11th annual Riverdale Art Walk. The RAW crawl exhibits works by "100 of the best artists in Ontario" (so say organizers) at venues along Queen East, Carlaw and at Jimmie Simpson Park. The first in the city's season of al fresco art shows, RAW launches the outdoor scene with local colour. The juried show-panelists include AGO artophile Diane Boyer-is put on by the Riverdale Artists' Network, a 150-member collective run out of east-end arty hub, the Hang Man Gallery. Jurist Rod Triter says of the bigger than ever event: "We have a really strong selection this year, with lots of young edgier work to keep people on their toes". Here, some critical picks for collectors who can walk, bike, or TTC the circuit, with a stop in the new Steam Whistle beer tent should inspiration run dry.











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