October 28-31, 2011
This year at Art Toronto, school is in session at the Art Gallery of York University booth with the Holiday Arts Mail-Order School (H.A.M.S.)
After four years of schooling, what’ya get? A haunted schoolhouse! Come to Art Toronto where, once again, the AGYU tricks or treats fair patrons with one of its specially commissioned installations featuring Toronto novelist Derek McCormack and Toronto artist Ian Phillips. The haunted schoolhouse is the outcome of an AGYU supported four-year project of the Holiday Arts Mail-Order School (H.A.M.S.), a correspondence school founded in 1935 that offers instruction to men and women who wish to celebrate Hallowe’en in the most creative manner. Expect to see the top work from recent graduates including painters, sculptors, authors and librarians, and save some room in your pillowcase for the school souvenirs that will be specially offered for sale, along with multiples connected to the school’s coursework. Hallowe’enologists will be on hand to take your questions and offer demonstrations. Alumni welcome. Trick or Treat!
Art Toronto 2011 is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto from 28-31 October 2011.
The Art Gallery of York University is a university-affiliated public non-profit contemporary art gallery supported by York University, The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and our membership.