Toronto, ON – Arts & Crafts has announced a brand new photography exhibit with Toronto-based celebrity and fashion photographer Norman Wong, chronicling label artists over the past 10 years. The original black-and-white portrait series features iconic favourite and never-before-seen shots of artists such as Kevin Drew, Leslie Feist, Dan Mangan and numerous other A&C talents, as well as a special archival collection of personal, candid shots taken by Wong during A&C tours, concerts and photography sessions. The exhibit will open Thursday, May 23 and run until Saturday, June 15 at 1093 Queen St. W. (Unit 2), and will also show at Field Trip Music & Arts Festival and the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.
Toronto Underground Market to curate Field Trip culinary experience
Adding further excitement to the Field Trip Music & Arts Festival, it was today announced that Toronto Underground Market (TUM) will join the festival, guiding a unique culinary experience for attendees. The popular local market has a social, community-based approach to sourcing vendors to participate in their regular food markets and is recognized as Canada’s first social market, spawning successful food entrepreneurs like Rock Lobster Food Co. and La Carnita.
In keeping with past tradition, TUM will host a sample day to choose vendors, and ensure festival goers have a selection of dishes that represent the diversity of flavours and variety in Toronto’s culinary community. To participate in sample day (Saturday, April 27) hopeful vendors can register online at yumtum.ca/vendor (choose ‘Field Trip Sample Day’ when registering).
About Norman Wong:
Canadian-based Norman Wong is an emerging photographer recognized for his work in the fashion and editorial worlds. He is a regular contributor to many international cult magazines like Bad Day and ‘Sup. In Canada, Wong shoots for Flare and Toronto Life magazines. Wong discovered his love for photography while working in sales at a commercial film production company. What began as a personal hobby photographing on set developed into a photography career working with Broken Social Scene through Arts & Crafts, and breakout models with Canadian model agent Elmer Olsen.
About Toronto Underground Market:
The Toronto Underground Market (TUM) is Canada’s first and only social food market designed to give budding food entrepreneurs, chefs and home cooks a platform to test new food ideas to an eager market. Since its inception and through popular monthly events, TUM has evolved into an event-oriented food business incubator.
About Arts & Crafts:
Arts & Crafts is an independent artist services company, offering expertise as a record label, management firm, merchandiser and publisher in Canada and worldwide. Launched in 2003 by Jeffrey Remedios and Kevin Drew with the release of Broken Social Scene’s You Forgot It In People, Arts & Crafts has become one of the most influential and progressive voices in independent music.
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