Last night YouNxt and the Polish Consulate in Toronto hosted the opening reception for Plakat: World Cinema Through The Eye of Polish Graphic Artists at Steam Whistle Brewery, and oh what a reception it was! DJ Riviera didn’t disappoint spinning modern dance and techno versions of classic Hollywood film soundtracks alongside a delicious feast of sushi, canapés and an assortment of hors d’œuvre thanks to Grindhouse that kept the over 200 people in attendance full until the party wrapped up at midnight.
From the minute the party started you could hear people oohing and aahing over the posters on display, floored by how breathtaking and dynamic they are. ‘Which one’s your favourite?’ was definitely the most popular phrase of the night and turned into a game of sorts by the end of the evening.
The reception is over but the exhibition is only beginning. On display until September 18 there are still 17 days left to check out these amazing works of art. Stop by Steam Whistle between now and September 11, or Metro Hall Rotunda between September 13-18 and let us know…which one’s your favourite.
Finally, a few shout-outs are necessary as many people were vital in pulling this exhibition together. First off a HUGE thanks is due to the Polish Consulate in Toronto, specifically Vice Consul Wojtek Dziegiel and his wife Asia Chalimoniuk without whom none of this would have been possible (ha, this is starting to sound like an Oscar acceptance speech). We’re also very thankful to Steam Whistle (and Mike Arlotto) for the amazing venue, Canada Poland Chamber of Commerce, our media sponsor Gazeta Gazeta (specifically Margaret Bonikowska), Grindhouse for the delicious food, Eye Weekly and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto.
As for the opening reception, that would not have been possible without the invaluable help of Marta Ogonek, Iza Stabinsk and Asia Chalimoniuk. Many thanks ladies.
Now it’s onwards and upwards. Let’s start planning the next event.