The Culture of Landscape: Grow Op

GH_GROWOP_BANNERS_FINAL-01-990x330And we return to our first home! Grow Op has teamed up with Uma Nota to throw their after party at the Gladstone. Joining us for this incredible little after party will be Samba Squad, maybe the largest and most famous Samba troupe in Toronto!

Grow Op Opening Reception April 24 at 19:00–after party at 22:00 till late!

Gladstone HotelwithSamba Squad 

DJ Jason Palma

Gladstone Hotel’s 3rd annual Grow Op exhibition greets spring with open arms from April 23rd to 26th, 2015. Curated by Victoria Taylor and Graham Teeple with Britt Welter-Nolan, this four-day exhibition celebrates innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape, gardens, art, and place-making under this year’s theme, the culture of landscape.GrowOp_Website_Photos8Grow Op 2015 facilitates a multi-disciplinary forum across a broad range of creative practices. One of the most intriguing annual exhibitions in Toronto, Grow Op encourages an array of perspectives and dialogues surrounding landscape and place. It challenges our understanding of nature and the built environment around us.Untitled-1How can landscape architecture be a driving force in the creation of sustainable cities? How can design not only enhance the lived experiences of citizens and communities, but also improve urban infrastructure and functionality? What does a contemporary culture of landscape in relation to our cities look like? What does it sound like? Feel like? These questions are imbued in the multitude of jury selected artworks, accompanying talks, tours, parties and even a fair of local organizations focused on urban agriculture at Grow Op Gets Dirtier.Grow-Op-31-990x341

Uma Nota: Throwback edition -- July 5 at the Gladstone Hotel

Uma Nota: Throwback editionThrowback!The Gladstone Hotel was the venue for the four years of our original Uma Nota series. The intimate ballroom was our shared stage, where the bands, the DJs, and everyone on that dance floor kept things lively.That unique vibe is how we're ringing in our sixth year, with the live dub sounds and Brazilian rhythms of Mar Aberto SoundSystem, and a special guest DJ set by Andycapp of Bang the Party with Tropicalia, disco and everything good. General Eclectic holds down the reggae, Latin, MPB, and Afrobeat. And we bring a fine night of music, dance, fun and friends back to the place where we started.Here is a video from a recent Mar Aberto SoundSystem show, thanks to Leonardo TenanThis one is also our six-year anniversary!Uma Nota: Throwback editionGladstone Hotel ballroom1214 Queen St. W.Friday, July 5Doors 10 p.m.$5 to the first 50 people before 11 p.m.$10 online advance tickets (http://umanotajuly5.eventbrite.com/)$15 otherwisePurchase advance tickets here via EventbriteFeaturing: Mar Aberto SoundSystemhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Mar-Aberto-SoundSystem/540320856006861 | http://www.maracatumaraberto.ca/Mar Aberto SoundSystem is the sounds of dub reggae, funk and classic MPB with Brazilian rhythms like maracatu, samba, coco, ciranda and Afro grooves. Percussionists and singers from Maracatu Mar Aberto are joined by talented locals on bass, guitar and horns along with Brazil-Toronto vocalist/songwriter Capinan.Special guest DJ: Andycapp https://www.facebook.com/groups/bangtheparty/ | http://bangtheparty77-84.com/Record collector and experienced selector Andycapp is a founding member (and now holds down solo) the always packed Toronto series Bang the Party. From Tropicalia to disco and electro, Andycapp unapologetically mixes as he likes to keep things big and bumpin'.DJ General Eclectichttp://umanota.ca/general-eclectic-sights-and-sounds/Founding Uma Nota DJ General Eclectic busts out the finest dancing cuts in the tune of ska, descarga, MPB and Afrobeat.Hosted by John Greco and PrinceProduced by Uma Nota CultureFacebook event page here