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    ARTS TORONTO July 9th EDITION

    This Sunday from 8-9am, it’s another edition of Arts Toronto with your host Mark Wigmore on Jazz FM 91

    This episode:

    For 35 years, Torontonians have been making their way to High Park to enjoy Shakespeare in the beautiful outdoors. This year, Canadian Stage offers two Bard favorites, including Twelfth Night, and King Lear. But this 'Lear' arrives with a twist. This Lear is a lady; a Queen to be exact. Lear is one of Shakespeare's most beloved and produced tragedies and follows the King (or Queen in this case) looking to find the most adoring of her three daughters, demanding declarations of love. Instead she finds herself in the midst of a civil war and a madness brought on by questions of loyalty. It’s is a tale of hubris, power and family. Mark Wigmore welcomes Director Alistair Newton to the Jazz FM studios for a revealing talk about his vision for Canadian Stage’s King Lear as part of Shakespeare in High Park.

    And, the latest from The Art Gallery of Ontario is an ambitious contemporary exhibit meant to refocus, rewrite and reclaim this country's history. The idea of challenging the status quo when it comes to examining Canada's cultural history became the underlying and uncoordinated theme for a wide array of arts institutions in 2017. Our 150th has begged big questions about the Canadian experience, especially those of Indigenous, African-Canadians and New Canadians. Anique Jordan is an artist and the co-curator of "Every. Now. Then. Reframing Nationhood" a sprawling and epic display that takes up the entire 4th floor of the AGO. There are 33 new and recent works from Anishinaabe, Cree, Chinese Canadian, Taiwanese Canadian, Inuit and African Canadian artists. Mark Wigmorespoke with Anique about the exhibit at a special media preview.

    And, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is back for another year beginning on Friday July 14th at Nathan Phillips Square. It’s Canada’s largest, longest running juried contemporary outdoor art fair, founded in 1961. This year, 340 artists on display including paintings, drawings, sculpture, crafts, woodwork, photography and digital media. The exhibit will also see a new design and layout in 2017. Anahita Azrahimi is the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition’s Executive Director. She drops by the Jazz FM studios to speak with Mark.

    Catch the show from 8-9am on Sunday or online at jazz.fm


    Looking ahead to the July 16th episode of Arts Toronto:

    Mark’s guests include the Dora-nominated team producing the latest edition of “The Hogtown Experience” and former Jazz FM91 Youth Big Band member Andrew Fung.

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