Canadian Textile Museum's Shadow Box Auction Tonight, March 3rd

Urmi Desai in Real Toronto

I'm an appreciative member of the Textile Museum of Canada (55 Centre Ave, Dundas West @ University Ave), a small but strong community dedicated to the preservation, understanding and promotion of handmade textiles and the (often ancient) cultures that define and are defined by these arts.

Tonight is the Museum's annual BMO Shadow Box silent auction fundraising event, a great evening of cocktails in the museum's galleries where you can bid on original artwork.

Shadow boxes are enclosed display cases traditionally used to show jewelry, army medals and other small collectibles that are also used to make dioramas or scenes.


For this event, each artist starts with the same shadowbox and displays his/her vision in - or in some cases, dangling or jumping out of - the box. The collective result is equal parts whimsy and pith. Here are some of my (very rough) snaps of the great work on auction. (From top to bottom: "I Miss McQueen" Kat O'Shaughnessy; "Lionfish, Invasive Species" Kirk Dunn; "Short Circuit" Robert Sprachman; "Have a Seat" Saskia Wassing-Shepherd)


The event starts at 6:30pm, you can find all information including ticket purchase, here.

Urmi Desai is editor of the Move Smartly blog and is responsible for Realosophy’s business development and marketing. Realosophy Realty Inc. Brokerage focuses on researching Toronto neighbourhoods to help their clients make smarter real estate decisions. Email Urmi

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