Celebration Of Artist Melissa Levin Drop In + Video "Screening" Puzzle Room

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Gladstone Hotel says
The Gladstone Hotel has lost one of our own. On October 27th 2015 artist/educator Melissa Levin passed away. Melissa was a valued member of The Gladstone’s community, as she was in all the communities she contributed to. Not only was she an artist who lent her considerable talents to our artist designed hotel room project, with The Puzzle Room, she also participated in many Gladstone events and art exhibitions (including Hard Twist, CUTMR and our permanent collection).

Melissa’s work crossed mediums from video to textiles to vintage collections including, you guessed it, puzzles. Melissa’s work was aesthetically approachable at the same time delivering thoughtful content that created an intersection between the personal and political. Her mixing of fifties kitsch with queer politics, with a wink and a nod, gave us access to her world.

Melissa’s artistic journey had as much to do with building community as it did with aesthetics and formal concerns. In all her endeavours she brought people together and participated herself with an open heart and a curious mind. Her bright energy touched our community and her loss is deeply felt.

The Gladstone Hotel is a home for the artist community in Toronto and reflects deeply on this loss. We wish to commemorate Melissa’s considerable contribution to the life and art of our hotel.

In honour of Melissa Levin we will be opening The Puzzle Room on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of this week. Please join us by visiting her artist deigned room, watching some of her videos (care of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre) and reveal in Melissa’s delightful aesthetic and thoughtful politic.

The Puzzle Room, Room 309
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen West, Toronto

Saturday Nov. 7 12-5pm
Sunday Nov. 8 12-5pm
Monday Nov. 9 12-7pm

To learn more about Melissa’s work visit http://www.melissalevinartist.com/
To learn more about The Puzzle Room at The Gladstone Hotel visit
http://www.gladstonehotel.com/spaces/309-puzzle-room/
To learn more about Melissa’s video work contact CFMDC http://www.cfmdc.org/catalogue
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By: Gladstone Hotel