Category Archives: Inspiration

Daily Dose: Venues Galore!

Kollaboration Shoutouts

Kollaboration Toronto receives support from various artists in the community.

Here’s a recap of some supporters this season:

Check out the finalists one more time!

Buy your tickets at:  http://bit.ly/PcEDmw

Daily Dose: Books

“Books are the quietest and most constant friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

Charles William Eliot

When was the last time you picked up a book? Nowadays, most people won’t be able to remember (other than for school, at least), or they’ll say they don’t read. To me, books are like people. I have a different relationship with each and every person I meet. Each relationship is unique in its own way, with different quirks, different connecting and differing points, and varying levels of depth. Whenever I come across a mindblowingly good book, I hesitate to share it. I want to keep it all to myself because I want to protect the relationship I have with that book. On the other hand, I want to share that book with all my close friends, so that we can talk about it and all share some sort of connection with that book and with each other. Then I remember that my relationship with that book is and always will be unique, no matter how many people know about it. It is mine, and nothing can alter it.

And when a friend to whom I suggested a book finally reads it and likes it, I’m nothing but glad that I chose to share something that provoked my mind and made me happy.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic” – Stephen King

 

Daily Dose: Looking Forward

“What is the point of worrying oneself too much about what one could or could not have done to control the course one’s life took? Surely it is enough that the likes of you and I at least try to make our small contribution count for something true and worthy. And if some of us are prepared to sacrifice much in life in order to pursue such aspirations, surely that in itself, whatever the outcome, cause for pride and contentment.”

The Remains Of The Day, Kazuo Ishiguro

There’s always room for us to improve, and more time and effort that we could’ve spent. But try your best, and don’t look back.

Online ticket sales up and running on TicketMaster!

Kollaboration Toronto is 20 days away! Don’t miss your chance to see Joseph Vincent, Dumbfoundead, KRNFX, and our top finalists live on September 15th at Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Our ticket platform is now available through TicketMaster.

Purchase online tickets at: http://bit.ly/PcEDmw

You can also save 10% on online processing fees by purchasing tickets from a staff member or volunteer. The ticket also gets you into the afterparty for FREE before 11:30PM!

Hope to see you there!

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Daily Dose: Trucks roll into TIFF – Eat. St. Style

TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) annually celebrates the art of filmmaking. This ten day film festival features movie screenings, festivals, workshops, and more. The industries’ high profile and independent movie makers come together. There might even be a chance to catch a glimpse of a celebrity.

This year, the public will see more than film and red carpets rolling at the festival. That’s right, trucks. FOOD TRUCKS. 

On September 6-16, a variety of food trucks will gather together. The public will decide on which truck satisfies their taste buds.

According to TorontoFoodTrucks.ca, an official schedule alotting times and locations is to be announced.

You can follow Toronto Food Trucks and TIFF on Twitter for updates.

 

 

 

Daily Dose: Hunter Lee

A year ago, I was living in California. It was a normal day and I was looking through Reddit when I stumbled across this picture:

This picture had been submitted in a griptape design contest, and he had won. This year after joining Kollaboration, I met the person in this picture: Hunter Lee (the blogger you all know and love). These kinds of awesomely random coincidences go to show how art brings people together, and to different places all around the world. Not to mention, I’m currently blogging from California while looking back at how slim the chance was for me to have made a full circle, seeing this picture here, then going to Toronto, meeting Hunter, and reflecting on this while in the states.

While he might not look like your typical artsy person, Hunter does some amazing(ly unique) artwork, some of which is shown below. After looking at the artwork he’s put up on his Facebook, one thing I notice is that most of it takes a REALLY long time and dedication to finish (i.e. spidey, pictured below). Props.


Daily Dose: Trying New Things

“The desire to write grows with writing”
Desiderius Erasmus

Sometimes you’re doing something that you might not enjoy very much, but with certain things, if you invest a little more time and effort, you may grow to enjoy it. Always strive to try new things.

Daily Dose: Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremony

While the main point of the Olympic Games is to showcase each country’s athletic strengths and to keep raising worldwide standards of speed, power, and strength, the closing ceremony encompasses a much broader spectrum of the host country’s culture. London blew us away with the musical talents they chose to display in the closing ceremony this year. If you haven’t already watched, click here to review some of the acts. Performances came from the following: Queen, Kaiser Chiefs, George Michael, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz, Ed Sheeran, Muse, Spice Girls, The Who, Liam Gallagher, fat Boy Slim, Eric Idle, and a few more that are slipping my mind at the moment.

When you really think about it, we grew up with some of the music that we heard from London’s closing ceremony. It really doesn’t matter where music is from, but that we listen and enjoy it.

 

Daily Dose: Toronto Tempo

Videographer and Time-Lapse Photographer, Ryan Emond compiled thousands of photos to commemorate the city of Toronto.

Time lapse photography creates illusions of movement where minutes, seconds, or even months into seconds of elapsed time (shot per frame).

Check out Ryan’s time-lapse gallery here.

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