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What does a busy, tired, 52-year-old poet with three teens and a mortgage want from an art show? Works that are also in transition, perhaps.

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News in Brief: New Brunswick Funding Cuts, Marshall McLuhan’s New Museum, Nelson Henricks Awarded Prix Giverny Capital

This week, the New Brunswick Arts Board faced major funding cuts, Marshall McLuhan’s home was revamped as a museum and Nelson Henricks was lauded.

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Drake-Parody Instagram Feed to Become Public Art in the 6ix

Drake is no stranger to the art world—but he’s seldom been in official public art. That ends May 1, when Contact launches a @UofTDrizzy poster project.

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Features
A Weekend With Queer Art Legend Charles Atlas

This weekend in Toronto, Charles Atlas’s faith in queer survival is celebrated with screenings, a book launch, talks and more. Jon Davies reports.

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Must-Sees
Must-Sees This Week: February 4 to 10, 2016

There are lots of great art exhibitions opening across the country this week. Here are our best bets.

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Features
An Artist’s Ritual Bath for Trans and Queer Communities

A Toronto performance by Radiodress (aka Reena Katz) expands the Jewish tradition of mikvah by offering ritual healing baths to queer and trans individuals.

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Features
8 Reasons the Camera Obscura is Still Worth Celebrating

Camera obscura tech may be ancient, but its sculptural possibilities keep it a favourite of some artists. Giant gold nugget as imaging device? No problem.

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Features
Inside Mary Grisey’s Toronto Studio

Take a look inside Toronto-based artist Mary Grisey’s studio, where her intricate textile works are created through weaving, bleaching, burning and more.

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Features
What Can Art Offer the Refugee Crisis?

Benjamin Hunter recently spent a week in Calais, sorting clothing donations and preparing meals. Here, he considers art’s role in humanitarian disaster.

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