The Colours of Nuit Blanche

Toronto turns into an art-lover’s dream for one night in October when it hosts “Nuit Blanche” (http://nuitblancheto.ca) – a curated free-for-all from 8pm to 8am.

Wandering though downtown streets from Nathan Phillip’s Square to Harbourfront, the city pulses on all sides with colour and crowds of creatives mixing with party-goers, theatre buffs and those just trying to squeeze into the last place on the crowded streetcars.

The beautiful textile installation displayed in the main hall of Union (Train) Station is by a young Toronto artist named Amanda McCavour (http://amandamccavour.com) and is entitled Pattern Study 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lincoln Centre, NYC

The first time I walked into Lincoln Centre (to see the 50th Anniversary performance of Twyla Tharp’s choreography), I was so enthralled by the lobby’s architecture, it was hard to tear myself away to see the performance (and I love dance!). There is a definite 60’s feel to the metal grillwork inside the hall, the hanging lanterns on the outside balconies; the whole effect leaves you standing in the middle of the room, mouth hanging open in child-like enrapture. Love it!