Tag Archives: AGO

Cinéfranco opening night

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Cinéfranco March 27- April 5, 2009 Inside the Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, attendees float into their seats for the 12th annual Cinéfranco Film Festival guided by the ethereal sounds of deceased French singer-songwriter, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg. His … Continue reading

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Ray of hope through an unknown horizon

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Running a chain-saw 30 meters up a maple tree in Burk’s Falls, Ontario, Type-A Diabetic Umar Dechert has just had another black out.  It is June 2006.  Summer heat and physical labour combine, darkening his vision.  He waits calmly until … Continue reading

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On the outside of outsider art

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At the corner of Dundas Street West and McCaul Street in downtown Toronto, I meet homeless artist and Type A diabetic Umar Dechert (pseudonym). In northern Ontario, his outdoor jobs had included everything from building homes and growing vegetables to … Continue reading

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